Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground

     


Miami, Florida
Phone: (305) 232-1049

Sites: 240
Recent Rate: $18 4/2015


Latitude: 25.5996575334633
Longitude: -80.3950309753418

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

47 Reviews

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rracer5

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
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Miami-Dade County Park. Very quiet, well kept/neat & pleasant park w/a pleasant staff. Older park so the sites are short and don't have patios (except handicap sites). I had to "overhang" our 39' 5er off the rear of the pad & still had to park the truck sideways in front. Nice pool (11-5 only) w/lifeguard. No cable but free WiFi. Heavy traffic once outside the park. Adjacent to the Miami Zoo. Abundant/variety of shopping is close. Great place to start for day trips to the Keys (45 min. to Key Largo) if you don't want to stay in the expensive resorts on the keys. We stayed a month for $565 including taxes. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Zoo, Florida Keys close, 20 min. to Homestead-Miami Speedway

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A-J

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
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This was our second time to stay here and we will be returning next year. It is great camping area in a county park next to the zoo. The sites are large in a circle formation, so you get good views of the trees and grass and not your neighbor. There is a nice pool, clean showers and restrooms, and adequate laundry facilities. The free wifi is supplied by the county and they block Netflix, but in general we got good reception. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sara C.

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $19.00
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WiFi is provided by the county of Miami-Dade and worked extremely well for me. It worked as reliably as my Verizon MiFi LTE, which was also strong here. I have a regular TV antennae and I could get most channels except for NBC for some reason. The bathhouses were clean, but 2 out of 4 of the women's shower stalls were out of order the whole time I was there. The water pressure was pretty dismal, actually worse than my RV. It was also cold, but when I informed the office about the temperature, it was fixed immediately. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Burr's Berry Farm, just 5 minutes down the road. You pick your own strawberries and enjoy their concession stand including items like strawberry shortcake, soft serve ice cream, strawberry milkshake, nachos, hot dogs, etc.

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creeper

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $34.00
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This is overpriced for a county park or any other campground for what they do and do not provide. There is no WiFi, no cable, antenna will only get you Spanish channels, the sewer system needs work as it drains very slow, and our site was not very level. Being close to the highway, it was quiet and the connected park is very pretty. There is no RV class A or 5th wheel friendly fuel nearby and getting out of the park can be hard due to heavy traffic. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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LoneWolf

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $30.00
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Well maintained, quiet, county-run park with paved roads, level, widely spaced sites. Park-like setting with acres of dog walking areas behind sites. Adjacent park has walking/biking trails. Large pool could use better daily maintenance, but adequate to use. Pool hours only 11 to 5, so not convenient. Good Wi-Fi, but we were next to repeater pole. Good antenna TV. Will stay again on our return from the Keys. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pamnken

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
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Decent but dated municipal park in SW Miami. Very convenient to sights like the Everglades. Campground has W/S/ and 50 Amp Electric but no cable and Wi-Fi is iffy. Staff is very friendly. Pretty park with all the trees. Some sites can be tough for longer rigs. Laundry rooms need dollar changers for convenience. Some pods have good picnic tables but not all. We would stay her again if we could not get into John Pennekamp State Park in Largo. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Roger H.

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $34.00
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The unique design of this county park - sites are arranged like spokes on a wheel - makes it intriguing and delightful. Adjacent to several peach orchards, lots of trees and grass, gives it a rural park setting in an urban area. Friendly staff, pleasant setting, and convenient location to tour the area make it easy to recommend. However, it lacks Wi-Fi - except in the clubhouse, and no cable TV. Still, would stay here again. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Florida Bob

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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We camped here in late May for 4 nights in our 30' travel trailer. It is a beautiful park set in a mango grove (lots of ripe mangoes). Since we were there out of season, half of the park was closed down. The pool was only open on Sat. and Sun. It was peaceful and quiet with lots of space and privacy between sites. The bathrooms were clean, and the park was well taken care of. From this location, it is an easy 30 minute ride to downtown Miami, South Beach, Key Biscayne, and Miami Beach. The park has a freshwater lake, water slide, and beach. We really enjoyed our stay and would come back again. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Lyndajw

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

Date of Stay: - $33.00
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A wonderful oasis in a busy urban area. I would have given this a 10 if it had had WiFi and fewer feral cats which were everywhere, bad for the bird population. Laundry facilities also very good and inexpensive. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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cubadoug

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
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The only thing stopping me from giving this park a 10 is it does not have a heated pool. Beautifully shaded camp sites with enough room to be comfortable. There are 275 acres in the middle of the city. You don't even know that the city is there. Grocery stores and amenities were close by. Wonderful bike trail around a lake. It is very difficult to get into this park at the last minute, but the staff tries to accommodate everyone. They do have an overflow area that you can dry camp for $17 per night and hope that something opens up for a couple of nights. I assume this is a state or county owned park, and as such it seems that they would limit the stay to 3 or 4 weeks in order that more people can enjoy the park. The way it is you can reserve a site for up to 6 months and do this 11 months in advance. There a lots of people that have been coming here for years and they make their reservation for the next year while they are still at the park. If the pool was heated, I would have put a reservation down for next year. The unheated pool would not keep me from staying here again. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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TwoE's

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
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This campground is in a beautiful park and is set up very nicely. The "pods" are well laid out so sites are easy to get into. We had plenty of space and shade and it was quite peaceful. There is plenty of room for bicycling, walking or running. The lake is quite pretty and fishing is allowed. The laundry by our pod had 4 each washers and dryers as well as an outdoor line to sun dry your clothes if you desire. The first week one washer was out of order but it was fixed the next time I went in. Not that usual for many RV Parks. The staff were great and it appeared that quite a few campers were settled in for the long term but there are a lot of sites and we had no trouble getting in. We would definitely return to this park. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Skis

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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Stayed here for two weeks, everyone was very friendly and had a great time. Lots of grassy areas and plenty of space. Will definitely come back if we get back to Florida. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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Very comfortable park with a nice layout of circular pods. Good roads and friendly staff. A tranquil area in the midst of very busy Miami. Rating would be higher if the spacing between sites were more generous. We were in pod 4, others seem better spaced. Price is based on weekly rate. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Danes on tour

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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Nice park in general. Not many visitors this time of year. We were disappointed that the pool area was closed. Officially this was due to a problem with a pump, but how long should it take to fix that? One day? Two days? Not more that a week surely. The grassed areas seriously needed cutting. Probably not a place we would return to, but this is also because we didn't take to Miami in general. Too much traffic and too many people for our liking. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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americasrv

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our brief stay. Park is well laid out, clean and efficient. Staff was very friendly. We stopped on the way back from the keys and will do it again. We would recommend this park to anyone looking for an inexpensive, off the beaten trail park that offers a lot for the price. We camped at Larry & Penny Thompson Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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