We used this park as a base to go to Disney World and Universal studios. It is an older park with most guests being permanent, but all were very friendly. The spaces are very tight but the owner did an excellent job of guiding us in. The bathhouse only has one shower in each of the men's and women's, so timing is everything. - Oldbillm
This park has fairly close sites. However, all are pull-through. The roads are all paved. It may be tight for some 40ft and larger rigs (ours is a 38ft class A). The staff is friendly and the grounds are well maintained. There are a number of older rigs with most residents appearing to be seasonal. There are some clubhouse activities and a pool. We did not need the facilities and used the park for a Disney World visit (12 miles away). The park was also quiet with no road noise or partying. We would stay here again. - rjohnso3a
This is a clean park, but it's extremely tight with pretty good power and water pressure. 95% of residents are long timers. Interior roads need attention. If your rig is over 40 ft. including tow, consider a different park. There are NO designated places saved for overnighters. - J59T
Kissimmee, Florida (map) | (407) 348-2040
Sites: 300 | Latest Rate: $15.00 |
The rate I am quoting is the monthly rate of $425, electric not included. I am enjoying my stay at this park. It is an older park that is under new management this last year, and they are fixing up the park and making it a lot nicer. If you are making a reservation, call after 2 PM. Nice size lots, old but well up-kept facilities, free cable, mail box available through local post office (on site boxes). The only drawback is it is two miles from Orlando International, and Boggy Creek air boat rides are here. So a little noisy, but still the best campground in the area. LOTS of bird life, and a very nice staff. My tire actually fell off (broke lug nuts), and the staff helped me get it fixed well enough to get it in to my spot. I can see how folks could come here and never leave. - Dave from Florida
Rate reflects monthly stay. Electric is extra charge. This is an old Florida fish camp RV Park with lots of big oaks and larger than normal lots. It's low cost for the area. Downside is noisy air boat concession on the property and it's in the flight path for Orlando airport. Management not so great but workers are nice and very helpful. - User3435
Although this is a beautiful park and the snowbirds we met here were wonderful, we will NEVER go back. We stayed 2 weeks so we met a lot of people. Right from the start, the people in the office were surly and acted as if they didn't care if we were here or not. The park is poorly lit (many, too many, lights are burned out). It is dangerous to walk after dark as much of the asphalt is broken. It was dark by the time we were done in the office. They handed us a map and told us to go find our site, no offer to show us to it. This park is laid out like a maze, so just finding it was difficult, but parking a 40 foot rig alone appeared impossible. We asked if we could just sit overnight in their large parking lot and they said, "Sure, that will cost you $10.00". Mind you, we had already paid our entire fee for the stay up front and this was additional. That was not going to happen! We went ahead and drove in and with the aid of the folks (snowbirds) already there, got parked. The shower houses and bathrooms are filthy and the paint is peeling. The pool is NOT heated and padlocked so you couldn't even go sunbathe beside it. The dumpster is usually overflowing and smells horribly. One couple whom we made friends with, had to leave while we were here to attend her father's funeral. When they got back, their rent was 2 days late. When they explained this to the manager and apologized, he said, "My wife is in the hospital, but I still have to pay my bills. That will be a $50.00 late fee, it is good business." Even my mortgage company gives me a 10 day grace period. We also found out that many people who come every year and had sent a deposit for their lot, arrived to find it occupied and had to wait while other people moved.Most told us they only come back to see each other and also hate the management. They also said that for the last couple of years, most everyone who used to work here has been fired and now most everyone is related. Hmmmmm. The service at the restaurant was ridiculously slow and the food wasn't that good and was a little pricey for what it was, although there was a lot of it. They have a petting zoo, but charge $5.00 per person to go in, therefore a family with 2 small children would have to pay $20.00 to pet a couple of goats, ponies and pigs. Come on!!! Another couple told us about the 24 cabins in the park. Apparently with tax they cost just under a $100.00 per night. They are pretty basic, with a microwave and a small fridge. They offer NO DISCOUNTS. No senior discounts, no AARP, no nothing. Apparently this couple had two elderly relatives coming down to visit a sister. He was going to rent two cabins for them for two nights, he thought it would be convenient to have them close and they could eat a couple of times at the restaurant. When he found he couldn't get any kind of a discount he took them to the Travelodge, which is only 4 miles away for $52.95 per night including a hot breakfast. I didn't blame him. Well, I have gone on long enough, just be aware that this could be a wonderful place to stay, but it is not and it is all because management apparently just doesn't give a hoot about guests. They could learn a little, something from Disney, huh? - minnsnowbird
Fair warning: if you want your RV to be infested with ants, including fire ants, this is the place. We paid up front for a week but could not stay the entire time because this place is infested with ants. The owners do not take proper care to keep this problem under control. We had to spend $50 in pesticides to get rid of the 3 species of ants that overran our RV and it took an extra couple of days AFTER we left to finish killing off the ants that invaded our home because of this park. Place looked ok on the surface when we arrived. Further looks showed that the bathrooms floors were not cleaned the entire time we were here. There is no AC in the bathrooms, which has two tiny windows that were no adequate to cool the area. There are bugs in the bathrooms. The laundry room doors are left open 24 hours a day with no AC, so it's hot, muggy and full of flying, biting bugs. Laundry room, bathrooms and the "Fellowship Hall" all part of the same building but only the "Fellowship" area had air conditioning. We were not invited to use this area at all. I was lied to by the staff. When we complained about the ant problem, I was told by a staff member that, "Everyone in the park has this problem every time it rains." When we left the park early, I was told by the owner that no-one else had this problem and the owner suggested that perhaps we brought the ants with us? (Not the case and I was offended at the suggestion and by the owner's uncaring attitude.) We were refunded the amount of time we did not stay with them (1 night). Overpriced compared to other parks in the area and our cost in pesticides to fix Merry D's ant problem made this place even more expensive. I cannot recommend this place at all. If I could give a negative star rating I would. - conniecc
This is a very old campsite with many permanent and older residents/units. There is little if any apparent control over clutter - many old units have junk under/around. Nevertheless, it is quiet (seniors sleep!) and the sites are large. If you are looking for a cheap place to hang your hat while you visit Disney then consider this place - less then 30 minutes away and no Orlando traffic. Do not expect good Wi-Fi service if you cannot see the laundry area - like many RV sites the owners advertise Wi-Fi on site but that is nonsense. A $75 router is not Wi-Fi on-site! Our cable TV did not work and the owners could have cared less. We don't watch much so that was not a problem but if you do, then take care because you too might get stung. Would we return? No - I think we would try to find an other place that is equally inexpensive - this cannot be the only one. - Aftica
Nice place for a stop over to visit Disney World. Turning left out of the park and right at the second light takes you 14 miles to the entrance of Disney World. The spaces were wide with cement patios. Parked on sandy dirt. Entrance is very narrow. Water has very high sulfur content and stunk up our water heater. Lowe's and Autozone across the street, and four blocks down to a super-market. - tsetsaf
Good park if you are doing an overnight stop. This park is actually a mobile home park with RV sites. Over 50% of the park is park models or long term residents. The Wednesday pool tournament consists of some undesirable people. The only time the clubhouse is open is during office hours or special events. I have never witnessed a pancake breakfast as stated on their website. The staff tends to be indifferent and lazy. Restrooms tend to be filthy the further you get from the manager's house! The sites are not cleaned up after people check out. Neighborhood is safe, though. - Jedi Master
Mostly permanent trailers. Unkept grounds, old moldy, rusty bathrooms, club house was locked. Positives are wifi worked, accept Passport America membership which is 50% discount. Swimming pool appeared to be clean and park is close to Disney attractions. - Sunshine lover
The management of this park does not care about the appearance of the park nor the maintenance of the showers and bathrooms. The swinging doors in the men’s room stalls were “repaired” with cardboard and tape! Tile falling off the shower walls, paint flaking, and drain stopped up in another shower shall. When we arrived at our site, there was a car parked in it. When we finally located the owner of the car, he was upset with us that we were taking "his" parking spot! Numerous “residents” are allowed to trash their sites with everything from car engines to table saws. Awnings repaired with blue tarps. The showers and bathrooms are some of the worst I’ve seen in over 15 years or RVing. To call this place a “resort” is false advertising! The only positive thing I can say about this park was the internet was free, but you were “bumped off” if you were active on it. I would NOT stay here again! This park is at the "bottom of the barrel" of RV parks! Price based on military veterans discount offered by Carefree. A very limited number of sites for overnight visitors. - thetravelkids
Stayed here 16 days and very pleasantly surprised by this park. It was suggested we take site 6, which was a site off by itself but very large with a tree on it. Very easily handled our 37 ft toy hauler with lots of room for bike and truck. The park is primarily permanents, but they are very friendly. Limited activities but there is a take out twice a week to give you a break from cooking. Pool was stained so did not use it. Laundry was clean and efficient. There are all types of trailers here: pop ups, temps, motor homes, truck campers, and they seem to get weekend transient traffic. We did see a number of children here, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would stay here again with no hesitation. - campergal
I like this park in a retro kind of way. It suited my purpose. Not what I'd call a "resort." However, by the time I got here I was "resorted out" and simply looking for a safe place to hook up and spend the night without being ripped off while I prepared for a 3.5k roadtrip. I'm glad I found this place. - Oregon Ms
This old park is pretty sad. Lot of permanent residence with old rigs and trash all around. The staff was nice and friendly. Previous comments stated they had cable TV and this park doesn't and never had. Bathrooms were very old, but reasonably clean. Park is close to Disney World and other attractions, so is convenient in that manner. We parked in the best/largest spot they had with is across from the office. The rig sank in the ruts of sand. We won't be returning. - Numbnuts
BEST KOA we have ever stayed at! We were just passing through to visit friends in the area and didn't want to pay the excessive fees for Ft Wilderness for just a weekend. Site 108 was perfect for our 43' 5th Wheel and we even had a lot of grassy area. We were close to the VERY nice and clean pool, the office, and the playgrounds. Lots of roads to walk our dogs. Even has a Waffle House located within walking distance. Found this KOA to be very centrally located to everything in Orlando that we wanted to go to including Disney. - 3Peeps4Dogs5thWheel
We camped here for 4 nights while judging a BBQ contest held at the Sams Club right next door. Our fellow campers were great to meet, the office staff quite nice, and overall it was a pleasant experience. A facility we would use again. - Monkei
We love this park and have stayed many times. The sites are a bit tight to get into and the travel directions on roads inside the park are a bit confusing. We had to drive against traffic to get into our site. We had a concrete pad and patio with fire pit (which we did not use). Kids love the dog park and playground. - Borsky Family
Spaces were a little tight but not overly. Helpful staff. Level sites but we were in the row next to the highway and it was quite noisy at times. Amenities were clean and functional. We stayed for a fortnight and will probably stay again. - Peter McK
Clean campground. Has full-time residents. The park is a bit cramped feeling. - Jedi Master
The park is probably half filled with full-timers and park model home. The lots are narrow. Our pull-through site happened to be on the end of loop and was decent width. Some of the permanent residents seem to have a lot of additions, sheds and lawn ornaments, but it is Florida. The Internet is provided by a third-party called Nationwide. It cost $10 for 48 hours. No need for CATV because it has all the major over-the-air channels. The turnpike is close by but the tree line blocks some of the noise. We ran the A/C so it didn't bother us. Not a bad place to spend a couple of days - scarpacci
The park was very level and good for big rigs. The dog park was very nice. The office staff was very helpful. The pool and hot tub was nice. The clubhouse had seasonal activities - monthly pot lucks, monthly breakfast, line dancing, exercise, library, exercise room. The stink bugs were bad at our site. - Fulltimersrv
The staff at this park were very friendly and helpful. The park itself is very dated, the sites are just grass and dirt with very little shade. Sites are very close together. No picnic table, no fire ring, no patio, etc., etc. The laundry facilities were shabby and some of the washers weren't operating (you have to use a card instead of quarters). Wifi only available at the clubhouse and is weak($64 a night for this)!! The pool area is nice and recently refurbished. The area of Kissimmee around the park is showing signs of extreme economic hardship. You pay quite a premium for a park that just doesn't deliver. Might consider Arizona next year as Florida has become a big rip off. - LeoRunner
Internal roads are paved but fairly narrow, the standard sites are grass and not very level. Facilities worked well, site was satellite friendly. Staff were friendly, park WiFi was Tengo ($) and then was switched to another provider but not free. Free WiFi in the Rec Hall only, T-Mobile cell service was excellent. I would have rated the park higher if it had free WiFi. Our site had a small concrete patio, many do not. The park was quiet. They didn't charge for extra adults or an additional vehicle which was nice. We would stay here again but only if the WiFi was free. - KDSpree
The cost is with AAA Auto Discount. This is a nice park with lots of wildlife. Office staff is busy at times with processing the boat rides and tend to be short with customers at times. Some of the long term people at times tend to think they need to tell us short term visitors what to do, which can be irritating. The guys driving the airboats were great. I went with my 16 year old, and he enjoyed it. Nice to be away from the city hub bub. We traveled in a motor home from the Kansas City area and were here for 5 days. We would definitely return. - sergei3234
We stayed at this park for one week in lot number 37 which is a lake-front full-hookup lot. All spots had vertical cement fixtures which contained older electrical hookup panels and water spigots, with sewer hookups mounted in the ground nearby. About 2/3 of the spots were vacant and the remainder were filled with seasonal trailers that appeared to be in storage and rarely used. We only saw 3 other active campers during our stay so it was very private. The best part was the beautiful natural setting. Every spot had lots of mature shade trees with Spanish moss hanging from the branches. Wildlife was visible everywhere including cranes, herons, eagles, hawks, squirrels, turkeys, frogs, and many other critters. Several families of heron visited our site each day often walking right up to us and waiting around for a handout, and making a pleasant sound in the morning to wake us up gently. We loved being in a remote wilderness location but only 10 minutes away from main stores and 25 minutes away from major attractions. We would have given this park a 10 but there was a slight noise problem caused by the airboat tours which are launched daily from the small parking lot which doubles as a tiny lake marina. The boat tours are popular on the weekends so you hear the boats leaving every 30 minutes from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, and then by appointment from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The boats are pretty loud but further away, so they sound about the same as a lawn tractor cutting the grass next door. The noise is still audible with the windows closed and the AC on but it wasn't too bad and we got used to it after the first day. Thankfully the boat tours were less popular during the week so we did have some quiet peaceful time as well. The laundry room is older but clean and functional with each load costing $1.00 and they keep it locked when the office is closed so you have to finish laundry by 5:30 pm each day. The restroom building looked newer and well lit but we never used it. We enjoyed this park enough that we will return again some day. The boat noise is a drawback but it still beats the noise of crowded parks and lots of kids and traffic at all hours of the night which is a problem at many other parks in this area. - WileECoyote
This was our first visit to the resort. It does have that resort feeling with all the cottages and park models around. Our site was central to all the amenities - office, pool, and laundry facilities, and the rate was discounted for Florida residents. The turn into the sites, including ours, was tight with ruts in the grass/dirt at the right hand side coming in and left hand side going out. Plenty of clearance inside the resort. We enjoyed staying here and will return. - Borsky Family
We camped here 3 nights in a motorhome. The site is very tight for a big rig with many large trees at the site. The roads are narrow and one-way which makes it difficult to park and to exit in a big rig as the sites are very close together and the trees are on all sides of the sites. The ground at all of the sites stays wet all the time and several of the sites have large ruts in the ground surrounding the concrete pads. The hookups are located so far to the rear of the sites that most campers must use sewer extensions in order to reach the sewer dump at each site. - John & Bobbie
As soon as I was checking in, I realized that the women at the front desk had ZERO knowledge of RVing when they told me to place our pass on the "electric tower." I said "Do you mean the PEDESTAL ?" and they both started at me and said "We never heard it called that !"
Then no one guided us to our campsite even though we were way in the back of the park with many turns to get there. Also, the roads in this park are extremely narrow, especially for bigger rigs.
When we found our spot, we saw that we'd have to back our Class A between two large palm trees that were quite close. Have navigated that, hooking up was a challenge because nothing was located where you'd expect it to be. The sewer was at least 20 feet or more from our rig.
Then,after we were finally hooked up, the power failures began (a daily event). The section we were located in (200) was old and obviously wired back in the days of pick-up truck campers and pop-ups. The current was completely inadequate for today's rigs. The pedestal two sites away from us actually overheated to the point that smoke was pouring out of it ! This, of course, resulted in ANOTHER lengthy power failure. Overall, I think we had to run our genny at least six hours during our four day stay.
I am mostly afraid of the adverse long-term effects the power outages will have on the micro-wave, TV, and rooftop AC. The owner of one of the coaches in our club, a large Class A, was told by the owner/manager that our club member was part of the problem because his rig was "running three AC's"(not true). He actually was only using 20-Amps.
Our campsite was at least decently dry. The ones right behind us were mostly muck after some night-time showers. There seemed to be no consistency in the size of the campsites. Some, like ours, were decently roomy (after snaking through the trees) but others seemed both short AND narrow.
The Wi-Fi was awful. For over 36 hours, I was unable to connect. The cable TV was OK, ,but only SD.
Our rally group was allowed to use a back room in the office facility. Food was stolen from it every day. - w3sjkb3aam