38 RV Parks near Lake Wales, Florida
Apr 2017 - $10.00
Stayed one night in a 27 foot motorhome with tow car in site 26. This park is a long way out of the way for a one night stay but I like staying at state parks. Beautiful campground in middle of a shady hammock. Looked out on open forest. Totally dark and quiet at night. Huge site. This is a place to come to and stay a while preferably with a boat! Down the road is a camp store, a boat ramp, a marina and a day use area. Only problem I had was the trails. I travel with my dog and we like hiking preferably on a loop trail. There were no short -- as in a few miles -- trails. Just mega ones. - SoloRed
Jan 2017 - $20.00
We stayed 2 nights at Lake Kissimmee State Park and will definitely do it again as we live fairly close.
We found it to be quite enjoyable; it's off the beaten path, very large (the park itself) and has nice private camp sites with plenty of room. Most sites are compacted crushed shell and sand, very level with plenty of room for a screen room or tent plus chairs and whatever else you bring. They each have a fire ring and picnic table. Some sites (maybe 15 %) have concrete pads (I guess for Handicap access or large rigs). The bathroom/shower facilities are very close no matter what site you have and very clean.
We are bike riders and absolutely loved the hiking trails. There are 2 trails that are each 6+ mile loops with many connector trails. These loops are very well marked and they provide a nice accurate map. The Trails are mostly wide pine forest with few roots and some sandy places but very few places that might require you to get off your bike and walk it. We loved riding them! We saw many deer while out. Also, do check out the Cow Camp, it's a slice of FL history.
On weekends, the lake is awash with Airboats, so you can pretty much constantly hear them roaring in the background, but we found it to be pretty benign, kind of like having a railroad track nearby.
There is no wifi except at the "general store" and cell coverage is very spotty, but for a weekend getaway, that's perfect. - ToddAndMarge
Dec 2016 - $10.00
Great for a complete getaway as it is miles to the nearest town, wifi only available at the campstore , spotty cell phone service and our site was heavily treed so no satellite TV. Our site was spacious and fairly private with enough room for a sleeping tent, dining tent, motorhome and parking for two cars. Lots of wildlife, we saw bobcats, deer and many birds. - Appleknocker
Feb 2017 - $38.00
Excellent park. Owners treat you like family. Small park which I like more personal service and you get to know everyone. Very friendly. - Caref
Feb 2017 - $25.00
This is an older park that advertises a heated indoor pool, which is very musty and cold. It has a large number of permanents who think they own the park, cut through your lot like you have a sidewalk. The owners are not willing to do anything about it.
The sites are smallest I have ever seen. The roads are cramped and difficult to maneuver. I had to get my neighbor to move his truck so I could get out.
Suppose to stay 6 months left after 3. Washrooms are clean but very old and in need of work. I would not recommend this park - janel323
Sep 2016 - $38.00
We had been staying at an RV park a little further from Lake Wales and didn't like it. We had one week here and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The people in the park were very friendly. I loved the catch and release pond, you might see a gator! Friendly ducks that live in the park as well as squirrels/chipmunks, new to this country, not sure of the difference. Didn't use the indoor pool or shuffleboard, but they were there. The amenities were fine, washing facilities were very cheap compared to the laundromat and air conditioned.
We could get internet from our site and it was certainly sufficient for our needs. We stayed here whilst waiting on our house, I wish I could have stayed longer, great feeling staying here.
Thoroughly recommend it. - Bevo25039
Jul 2016 - $50.00
River Ranch offers you good recreation for children. They have a zip line, rock wall, archery, fishing, etc. There is a restaurant on site that is okay. We take our granddaughters there and they enjoy all that is offered in the way of recreation. However, almost all the activities come with a cost, so it can be pricey to stay here. - har-fl
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Love the "old Florida setting" of this camping ground. Our children enjoyed horseback riding as well as the activities. There are nice biking trails for the family to enjoy along with our picnics. Great place to stay. - SanAntonTravelers
May 2016 - $75.00
I rated this campground a 9, I would have rated it a 10 if the camp store wasn't so expensive. We bought a quart of milk at $5.00 and 2 pastries at $4.50 each. The biggest problem was that the pastries were old and we couldn't even eat them.
Now for the park.
We were on the water in space 448. The reason they gave us that spot is because they said it had shade. It did not. 449 had the shade. The grounds are immaculate. All RV spots are individually owned, so each spot can and will have different amenities. The RVs share the property with Westgate timeshares. They can't use the RV amenities and we can't use theirs. Everything that Westgate offers has a cost such as the rodeo, the entertainment areas; miniature golf and so forth. They have a petting zoo which is free. The workers at the petting zoo really take pride in the animals. When I talked to the 2 guys that were working it you could tell that they really wanted to be there. The pony ride was $5.00 per child and it was a really long ride. 3 of my kids did archery and that was $8.00. The rodeo was $17 per adult and $9 per child. We enjoyed ourselves very much. There had to be 500 people there. The performers were very talented. They had barrel races, bull riding, and horse skills. The kids participated in the calf scramble, which was hysterical.
The sites on the water have a pier at each spot. we had a porch swing. There is a separation from each space by foliage. You don't feel like you're on top of each other.
The RV spots that were not on the water seemed like you were in a forest. The trees were so old and there was Spanish moss hanging from them.
The 2 pools and hot tubs that are available to us seemed to be adequate, however the park wasn't very crowded.
The bathrooms and 3 laundry rooms were very clean.
The closest town is almost an hour away, so make sure you have everything you need before getting there.
Most of the people there are owners and everyone was friendly. - sflabrkr
Jan 2013 - $24.00
Park is mostly full time occupied old trailers and park models. Even though we had reservations for our 32 foot motorhome, the sites they showed us were next to the trash and would never fit our rig. In fact we couldn't even drive on the street that lead to the office. This is not an RV Park it is more a trailer park. - LMur
Mar 2012 - $21.00
We were welcomed by all the people that not only worked here but other campers. Very nice and clean, love the oak trees. Nice place to stay and relax, and the fishing was great as well - tennup60
Mar 2012 - $45.00
What a lovely campground. The staff was very helpful and nice. Just a beautiful setting. - smileyann45
Jan 2012 - $13.00
Rate reflects a 3 month commitment. This was our first time staying and we spent the winter (Jan-Mar). This is a 'community' park in the sense that everybody is family. Sites are spacious, activities are age appropriate, new-comers are welcome--we didn't want to leave when the time came and we've already reserved our space for Jan - Apr 2013. - Lonnie Clark
Sep 2010 - $29.00
It is one of the parks with the cleanest restrooms and showers we've been in. We're full-timers for 5 years now. This is the 2nd time we've stayed here. Highly recommend it. - Marybeth5613
Aug 2010 - $28.00
Good value for the money. The restroom, shower and laundry room are five star. Good location and a nice pool. Would stay here again. - DanMain
Apr 2017 - $32.00
We brought our boys for their first camping trip. Brought our boat as well. Paid $10 a day to leave our boat at the dock. The park staff was very nice and the park was clean and maintained well. 30 and 50 amp available at the spot, water, add well as, septic hookup which was very convenient. They have a store that carries a little bit of everything, a bait shop, beer and burger shack, and a shack for cleaning your daily catches. Would definitely stay there again. - Mitchellfamily
Jun 2015 - $40.00
We have stayed at this campsite a few times with multiple families and though it is a nice clean location I would give it a good rating.
The sites a fairly sized and it has two sections, one area is shaded and one is an open parking lot.
The staff are always friendly and accommodating but we prefer more wooded areas.
The pool is nice and clean and it's quite at night minus the airboats that go down river.
They hold fishing tournaments here and they are always interesting to see. - Senora Frog
Sep 2014 - $42.00
10 miles in off Rt 60 on a paved road. Very nice office staff. Got a paver site with lots of shade. Cable is $5 extra so I used the sat. The pool is there as advertised and not impressive [not a bit of shade]. The grounds are huge and well taken care of. The lounge was fun. State park entrance close by. Pricy for summer rates. May stop again. - Libby
Apr 2017 - $45.00
Negatives - Mostly permanent residents, not many children, very little shade, lacking an adequate playground area, extremely quiet. Positives - Walmart within walking distance, close to LEGOLAND, clean area, friendly office staff. Overall - We went with our three kids. The staff were friendly but the park was mostly older individuals and there were almost no children. We felt out of place with our active children. If you're looking for a quiet retreat this would be it. But I wouldn't recommend if you have small kids that want to play. - Brunette8610
Jun 2016 - $35.00
The managers were very friendly and helpful. Large park, with a number of permanent residents, but very well kept. We stayed here for 4 nights mid June 2016. Cost was $35.00 a night with Good Sam discount. Site was a little wider than normal, and long enough for our 37-foot RV and tow-dolly. There are at least 3 bathhouse buildings, so you are close no matter where you are in the park. The one I went into was very clean. Pool was nice and clean, and they also offer shuffleboard, bocce balls, basketball, mini-golf and a playground area, plus a fenced dog park. WiFi was good, we don't use cable or satellite so can't comment. Laundry on site but didn't use it. - BarrettsHappyTrails
Aug 2015 - $34.00
Manager gave us a shady spot which helped keep our RV cooler during a very hot August in Florida. A Walmart Supercenter right behind (in walking distance) came in handy to finish off stocking up our trailer before a 2 week trip. We liked this campground a lot. Would definitely stay again if in the area. - sandybeachcomber
Feb 2009 - $30.00
Of all the questions I answered above they do offer, but it is not big rig friendly The way they advertised it sounded so great and it looks like a dump with many pernament people here. We are on a corner lot and very close to the road and people come very close to our RV and car. We had to ask one of the host to move their golfcart so we could put our slides out. I would never stay here again. - vella
Dec 2012 - $23.00
We stayed here for one month in a full hook-up site. We paid $525, which included 50 amp service and 30 days worth of Wi-Fi. The site we had (R-28) was a wide, corner site having some palm trees. It took some maneuvering to get our 40+' fifth wheel in, but, we managed. This park is 90% manufactured homes and/or trailers converted into homes (i.e. carports; sheds; residential AC units; etc). Some lots are kept up better than others. The transient sites are scattered throughout the park; the bulk of them being in front near the entrance. They have two pools (one which was heated to 80+ degrees). The laundry facilities were dated; but, adequate. The interior roads are level and paved (everyone uses golf carts to get around). We encountered many friendly people (most of whom were over 60). Would stay here again. - Shin
Feb 2017 - $20.00
Hammondell is mainly for permanent and snowbirds with about 40 spots for short term stays. We stayed for a month so the daily rate was very low, but had an electric bill of about $40 at the end of the month. - WNC Traveler
Mar 2016 - $24.00
This is definitely a retirement park and the vast majority of the permanent units are old and in need of upkeep. There are a few overnight sites and all of these are tight, really tight for a rig over 30 feet long to get in and out of. Hook ups were typical and the price per night included cable TV. The best thing I can say about this park is that it is quiet. We paid for 10 nights and ended up staying only 5 nights. - the Fishers
Mar 2015 - $16.00
We stayed for 4 months at the monthly rate of $475 plus electric. WiFi was limited as we were in the rear of the park but not a major problem as we opted for the extended TV and WiFi thru the local provider. While the sites are somewhat narrow and some of the paved streets are not the widest this is more than offset by management and the people that reside in the park.
We have stayed in different parks and in different cities within FL and this is by far the friendliest park we have had the pleasure of staying at. The manager, is the greatest. Plenty of planned activities to keep everyone busy or lounge around the pool...your choice.
Made a lot of friends that we now stay in contact with. Can't wait to go bad next winter. - BlueBoy