Lithia, Florida

Alafia River State Park

Lithia, Florida



Lithia, Florida
Phone: (813) 672-5320

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $24 5/2015

Latitude: 27.7800075183231
Longitude: -82.1454352140427

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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LifeInOurRV

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The Alafia State Park has great spacious sites some of which are pull-throughs, others are back-ins. We were in 23, a back-in with a fire-pit and extra large picnic table. There is water and electric at site. We noticed the black-water dump facility up by the round-about. Two nice driving loops contain the campsites. There are many mountain bike and horse riding trails. Some of the sites have two posts so you can tie your horse on a "run-line." We saw a stable of five or 6 stalls, but have not been to look at it close-up. It looked well maintained from our car. There is a small lake behind the first camping loop. We are told there could be alligators so keeping the pup close by is best. Otherwise not at all worried about the wildlife here. I love the way state parks are so well kept. They are so spacious and the sites have room between each one so you are not on top of the neighbor. The trees, forests and trails here are very enjoyable. A well-done park. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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K Willie

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $18.00
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Nice park, many pull throughs. Great bike trails! Quiet. Cute pond for kayaking with alligators. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Diane Yeager

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $11.00
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Wonderful wintertime park. I think the facilites are newer than the 1998 opening, but there is only one shower per sex, so be prepared to wait. No laundry. Old Florida can be seen here on the south prong of the Alafia River. TV and cell service is fine. Not full hook up, but has easy dump station. Pet owners have to be cautious because of alligators.Otherwise it is a very pleasant, quiet place to visit. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Eric and Angi

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $11.00
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Alafia had lots of things to do. Hike, Bike, horse trails, playground, fish and killer mosquitoes! That was the only thing bad about this place really. Because it is a state park, they are not allowed to spray for bugs. Staff was very friendly. We enjoyed the two weeks we stayed there. (Reduced rate due to military disability). There was an issue with the taste of water. It would either taste like sulfur or chlorine depending on which site you were at. The camp host said it was due to the lack of people using the water and not mixing properly. It killed our filter. We moved around to most sites. 27 was the best back-in. HUGE lot behind. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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yachtjockey

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $11.00
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Nice park with large sites especially in the horse camping area. Clean and well maintained park. There is only 1 shower and rest room for all of the 30 sites, so sometimes there is a wait. The trees on the roadway and some sites need to be trimmed as they rubbed our roof. Verizon service is great here. No Wi-Fi, TV, or sewer and 1 dump station. Good mountain bike trails, hiking trails, and horseback riding trails. The water has a slight smell, so bring your own drinking water. It's about an 8 mile drive to the grocery store. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $11.00
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This is a beautiful, well maintained park in a very peaceful setting. If you like quiet this is the place for you. This is quite a gem in the Florida State park system and we would definitely return here just for the peace and quiet. If you like mountain biking, this park is actually a reclaimed phosphate mining area and many bike trails have been established throughout from novice level to experienced. Rate reflects Florida senior discount. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Porkchopfatboy

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
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Camped in site 22, a large pull through site with trees, fire ring & picnic table. Sites are spread out for privacy. Bike trails are some of the best for FL. Equestrian facilities and accommodations are significant at this park. Reserve America does not include all the sites at this park, so if you can't reserve on-line you have good chances to get in if you call the park directly. About 10 miles to grocery. etc. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Chbronson

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $16.00
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Park is situated close to a lake and generally in nice surroundings. Showers/Restrooms are clean and in good condition. There is only one shower (in each men's and women's bathrooms). Sites are level and quite spacious. Can recommend this park. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Truck Camper.

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FL Camper

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $22.00
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We camped in site #27. Site had concrete to park MH on and picnic table, with fire ring/grill combo. Trees too small for shade anywhere in camping area. Campground 1/2 PT 1/2 BI sites. BI sites are much more private than PT's which are right on the road. 1 loop is for campers with horses, though anyone can book. Park is building a barn with stables so maybe all sites will open to anyone in near future. Only about 3 sites have water view so don't go by what you see on ReserveAmerica. Baths are solar heated and were clean. We were able to get many over the air TV channels here. Not close to town so the night skies were beautiful with stars. Water is sulfur so it does smell. Bring bottled if it bothers you. We tried out the easy bike path Sand Pine. Was really fun but very intense in turns. Mostly flat, although the other trails are not. No swimming here so for us this will be a cold weather park in future. March was very hot in FL. Also checked out nearby Paynes Creek SP which has a museum and hiking trails, it is about 45 minutes away. Also nearby is Bunker Hill Winery in Duette. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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paylor

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $23.00
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This is our third time to this park. The bikes trails are great. Although we don't have a horse we stay in the horse sites. Much bigger and better view. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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eaglessoc

Review Count: 161
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $22.00
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Paved interior roads and sites. Extremely large green space between you and your neighbor. Sites are level and provided with a fire ring and picnic table. Most sites don't have much shade. The park has a forested area for hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails. Most stores are about 12 miles away although there are a couple of convenience stores within a few miles. Satellite TV worked great along with full bars on Verizon cell. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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paylor

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $23.00
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Great park! We went to the equestrian sites. They are bigger and right on the water. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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fulltimerdue

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $28.00
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This is a great park with miles of hiking, equestrian and mountain biking trails. I even hesitate to rave for fear it will become too popular. The sites are huge and well spaced and the whole park is very clean and well kept. The place is really quiet at night. The only drawback is it's distance from many amenities. Tampa is almost an hour away, drive time. Though there are local grocery stores close by. Sewer would be nice as would Wi-Fi, but then it wouldn't be much of a Florida State Park. Great place! We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Full_Timer

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $12.00
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It was very difficult to find space available in January. We reserved a space for 3 nights and a second site for the next 6 nights. A single space was not available for 9 consecutive nights through Reserve America. Space was not available for the 10th night. The park office insists on your using Reserve America to make reservations. The park staff is extremely friendly and helpful but refers to Reserve America’s status for reservations so you may as well too. Electric (50 amp) and water, no sewer hookup but a dump station is available. Sites are very large and far apart in the horse area. The rig parks on asphalt with a grass and sand site. Few or no trees at site. Site #‘s 1 and 11 would be ideal for 2 families or friends since they are close together and the awning side would face each other. They are also the closest sites to the bathrooms in the horse area loop. Very quiet park. We will return. Extremely weak, intermittent, and unreliable AT&T connection. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Chuck Forester

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are paved and level and some even have paved patios. My site had a beautiful view of the 5-acre lake and was next to the restrooms.The sites are very private and far from the next neighbor and had a fire ring and charcoal barbeque stand. Best park I've been to so far in Florida. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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