48 Parks near Mount Dora, Florida
Jun 2014 - $35.00
We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting family nearby. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. Mostly long term residents who are friendly and invited us to join them in their activities. Sites were level and wide enough to easily accommodate our big rig. We would stay here again. - Laura from Florida
Jan 2008 - $20.00
This Pseudo-RV campground is located at the Mt. Dora Renninger's Antique Market. They have 3 antique extravaganzas during the year as well as other special events. I am not sure if they offer RV sites during other events, but they do during the extravaganzas. The have electric hook-up and "Shared" water, which means you need to bring a splitter, but they do have some if you need or your neighbor might already have one in use. They have a campground manager who is not too bad at making sure that everyone finds their way to their site and fixes problems should they arise. Some of the sites are close, but they seem to have plenty of room in some of the other areas in the back. Most of the sites are shaded with large oak trees. There are no regular bathrooms in the RV area, but they did have trash cans and porta-potties. There is no sewage hook-ups but they do have a free dump station. The sites are close walking distance to the event grounds and was very nice to stay and go all three days to the antique extravaganza. When I made reservations they said that it was a three night minimum and since it was about $60 for Thursday, Friday & Saturday night and could stay in place until Sunday evening, I didn't mind the 3 day min..it is a good deal even if you only needed 2 nights. Again I don't know what other times of the year that they allow camping, but you can call the main office to find out. - MPD334
Jan 2016 - $18.00
A really special experience. Great walking trails, very much a nature park. Arrived without reservations but lucked out...a space.
Really nice trails for walking, wooden walkways through the park.....great place. Space was ample for even large motor homes, strictly back-in though; no pull through that I could see. Water and electric at site, dump station on the way out.
A rural small park that may not suit all, but was a nice change for us. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. - Moose42
Aug 2015 - $23.00
Very small 15 site county park campground. Sites are all under dense tree cover and the park is very lush and beautiful. Many sites are right on the water, but none of them are far from the water. First come, first served site reservation. Water and 50 amp electric hookups with an on-site dump station. Site was level and well maintained. It's a county park, so you're dealing with park rangers, not RV park owners. I would definitely go back again, but I'll take more mosquito defense. - Tri14Multisport
Feb 2015 - $23.00
This is a small county park, but located between two lakes. We had to pay the no-discount price of $23 for not being seniors or county residents. It is a secure area with the park staff making rounds every hour, and coded keypad gates after hours. You can get 25 pieces of firewood for $10, a great deal. Most of the campsites have a waterfront view. The pads are concrete and flat. All sites have a patio with picnic table, BBQ grill, and fire pit with benches. The sites themselves have guardrails with reflective dots on the ends so you could even park at night. The bathhouse was clean and they even put up a rack of magazines and book exchange station. The shower stalls were clean. Pets are allowed here on a leash. The tall trees provide a lot of shade. We had no problem receiving Verizon LTE data coverage, which is a must for us to work online. This is a well-taken care of park and we loved it. The reservation system is to book your date of stay only, then it's first-come first-serve when you arrive, whatever site is available. We were able to take our pick arriving on Sunday after the weekend campers left. Check-out is comfortably at 2pm. We will definitely come back. - Sara C.
Feb 2017 - $30.00
Our cost was based on staying for a complete week. Although most of the park are permanent and snow birds, it was still a very friendly place. The owners were caring office staff. Internet was available only in the club house which was a slight draw back. The park is on the banks of a lake which was a great place to watch sunsets. - WNC Traveler
Sep 2013 - $32.00
Very tidy and well maintained RV park in Belen Eustis and the lovely Mount Dora. Extremely welcoming and friendly manager and owners too - who dropped off local newspapers daily to me (unasked) as they knew I was a 'Brit' looking to buy a home/business in the US. The only tiny criticisms I have are that the Wi-Fi is very weak even in the recreation room and camp office - and the access was never on in the recreation room although I expect it is during the snowbird season when the campground is close to full occupancy by travelers and snowbirds. Would definitely stay here again! - Leo Millward
May 2013 - $30.00
We have already said in January that we will come back. Now we are here-and it is even better than in January. Many snowbirds have left the area and it's wonderfully quiet here. What remains is the friendliness of the managers to us - have received a friendly welcome - as before. Finally, we have forgotten to mention that the entire campground is very clean and well maintained, as well as the the pool and shower rooms -and access to the lake. We will definitely come back in the winter. There is no beautiful and better place where everything is all around: nature, peace, shopping and the price. - usa
Feb 2017 - $42.00
At arrival, we were greeted by polite staff. After waiting for an escort to our site for about 20 minutes, we decided to use the map to find our site on our own (the escort was driving an RV to storage across the street, and was prohibited from returning by heavy cross traffic) We selected a different site than assigned. When the escort finally made it, he registered the new site with the front office. Like most of the sites we saw there, it was made of grass. We had to use our levelers for the first time because the ground was quite uneven. There is no cement patio, nor do they have picnic tables (a first for us) nor fire rings. There was dog poop near the power box and the water connection. Bring water pressure regulator because the shore pressure is extremely high. We got free cable TV connection that showed about 8 channels (CNN, Fox Cable, MTV, VH1, Food Channel...). We could not get any over-the-air channels at all. The showers were very clean. They have two large dog parks. The campground is very quiet. We came to this site, because all Thousand Trails parks nearby were booked solid. So I can't say that we will never return to Southern Palms RV Resort, but, if we do, we will make sure to choose a better site. - Christozoid
Nov 2016 - $41.00
This is a large park (over 600 sites) divided into sections in a popular area. All sites are grass and gravel back ins with rear hookups (bring extra hoses). Reservations are made thru corporate center, so be sure to specify 30 or 50 amps. Our nightly rate reflects five nights of camping, taxes, resort fee, and Good Sam discount. Sites are not uniformly level but are manageable with some effort. Excellent response from staff to repair our electrical hookup. WiFi hotspots are available around park. The campground is convenient to good restaurants, shopping and lakes recreation. - spikedog
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Surprised when we arrived at what we saw. All grass with a cement patio. The cable had to be repaired before we could hookup, good thing I carry a very long cable because it was about 40 ft away. There was no wifi as they were changing providers. Lots of permanent residents in trailers of various conditions. No dog park as advertised. Cut our stay here short. They were nice about issuing a refund. - ChiefET
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Pricing for the site was a very good value. We arrived after the office closed and no reservation packet was left for us. We found some one and they said just pick a empty site which we did. The closeness to Mt. Dora and other sites was a plus. It looked like they were fixing up the campground, but it was really hard to tell. On one hand the Pool and activity rooms were very nice. then in most of the back area of the park the sited were over grown and needed to be mowed. Some of the sited were long term renters most of which were well kept. If you want a place to stay and launch your boat the launch area was nice and there were boat slips as well. The campground has a lot of potential due to a partial lake view and mostly very low road noise. - jimnina
May 2016 - $24.00
Stayed here during non-peak season, so the park was pretty empty except for the permanent RVs some of which looked in poor shape. We were put in a grassy site up the hill in the back of the park. We asked if we could change to a site with a concrete pad, this was no problem and we weren't charged the extra $5/night. The site was fairly level, but many of the grassy sites did not look level and there are no picnic tables. The park has premium sites that are huge with a double concrete pad. There is a nice size pool, fitness room, small golf course, boat ramp that goes to Little Lake Harris and small camp store where you check in. The only wifi hotspots were in laundry area and fitness room. There is no cable. The laundry room was near the entrance which was inconvenient for us as we were far from it and the trash dumpster as well. There is a clubhouse which was locked probably due to the off season and the library which has some books for trade was oppressively hot as the air conditioner was off. The location is good for Leesburg, Tavares, Mt Dora and Eustis where you can find restaurants, grocery stores and other lakes. This park is probably very crowded during peak season and may be booked up way in advance. We found this park adequate. - mohocamper
Jul 2015 - $41.00
We have a 40ft RV with four slides. We use our RV on the weekends. We do not bring a car, we use our bicycles and carry a Vespa scooter. We do not travel with pets or children. We use our own hotspot for Wi-Fi and have DirecTV so we do not need cable. What is important to us is a park that is in a safe area and quiet with working hookups.
Fisherman's Cove is in a beautiful area about 20min away from Mt. Dora. There is a great park right across the street for biking, jogging etc. The park is close to grocery stores, and Walgreens. The area is surrounded by lakes.
The site they gave us was a double paved on a hill with a view of the lake in the distance. We backed to a main road and a church but we didn't have issues with traffic noise. They had us away from other RVs, which is perfect for us. The roads are wide so we had no problems backing in or getting out. The staff is extremely friendly. There were four different men who work at the front area and every one of them was helpful and pleasant. We were invited to their fourth of July picnic which we attended. The staff and full timers were there and everyone was so nice.
Some of the negatives that didn't bother us but may bother others.
The grounds were a bit unkempt, with some weeds. We were there in July so that could be why. The map they hand out doesn't match the street names so that was a fun adventure trying to find our site. Some of the RVs were very old and not in the best shape. The bathrooms were better than a gas station but they have seen better days. The area is very hilly so be prepared for that. The site was level so it wasn't an issue for us. - sjrmathis
Apr 2010 - $38.00
This is a small campground that was once a fishcamp. There are rental cottages and boat slips with a boat ramp and fish cleaning station. The camp hosts are friendly as well as the older seasonal guests that have been coming there for many years. There are coin operated laundry machines and a old public bathhouse. No pool or club house but a nice place to relax and enjoy the wildlife that is off the beaten track but close to Malls and restaurants. Sites are fairly level, mostly grass with a few concrete patios. - Steve St. Michaels
Dec 2007 - $23.00
Old fishing cabins. Not really accessible for motor home. Couldn't hook up both water/electric and sewer because of location of outlets. Clean, but definitely not a place you could spend time enjoying yourself. - ajwimp
Mar 2016 - $55.00
We stayed during Easter weekend. This was our second trip. We have a 40ft DP with a car. The pull through site offered plenty of space. Our site had a table, bbq, chairs etc. We didn't have a noise issue as we were in the middle of the park. There is an airport next to the campsite. Planes came in and out but noise was very minimal.
What impressed me the most was the staff. The woman at the front went out of her way to juggle sites so our last minute booking could met and we could get a pull through. The workers cruise around all day in the golf carts cleaning and picking up trash.
This is one of our favorite locations when we are in the area. It is close to Mt. Dora, Home Depot, Camping World and only a half hour to Disney. - sjrmathis
Feb 2016 - $42.00
Nice park outside Orlando. We been two weeks here while visiting Orlando. Really close to Florida toll roads which gave us quick access to attractions in Orlando without being packed into rv spaces.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Great laundry facilties, close to grocery stores.
Rates were much cheaper than those close to Orlando. - Tumblewood
Feb 2016 - $55.00
We camped in a motorhome while visiting Mt. Dora. The campground was nice in that with a big rig we could basically make the turns and the pull thru site was ample to accommodate our tow vehicle. Concrete patio and nice swing/glider and grill. The pad for the rv was gravel. They had a nice dog park fenced in. We didn't use the pool or showers but they really keep the areas nicely cleaned up and maintained. My real complaint was that we were right on a very busy highway which was extremely noisy. You could hear a clickety clack sound for every car. Of course this was not the fault of the campground but it was disturbing and there was an airport close by. I guess I will check these concerns next time I pick a campground. There was also a funny chemical smell for part of the time as this is in an industrial area. Too bad they can't pick it up and move it to one of the pretty lakes in the area. I guess these two factors would prevent me from staying here again. Nice people though. - slj
Aug 2012 - $18.00
We had site #13 and have been here multiple times. Really like the woodsy feel and closeness of the camping area to the tubing area. Campground had noisy people next to us this time. People using loud voices until very early in the morning, not drunk (no alcohol allowed in park, they WILL check) just noisy. It rained at the start of our stay and there was some standing water in a few sites which breeds mosquitos here. Park was very crowded on weekend but quiet during week. Tube run is great and cold. Lots of lifeguards for safety, if you are not acting in a family friendly way you WILL be asked to leave. Park closes from 10a-3p on weekends because of crowding, so get here early or come late. Campers checking in must be IN sites before park closes for night. No late arrivals. - FL Camper
Aug 2011 - $18.00
We were in site #13.This is our 4th visit check out reviews on 8/08, 6/09, and 9/10 for full info. We love this park even though the campground is older. It is a short walk to the springs to cool off and there is peace and quiet here. No alcohol or rude behavior is tolerated. I even saw some loud mouthed kids at the springs get their entire family ejected for loud cursing. This is a very family friendly park where they don't put up with rule breakers! The newest thing they have added is the bear proof trash cans in the campground. We saw a young bear checking every trash can in the picnic area this visit. Park is patrolled often by sheriff deputies. The tubing is great and as a camper you can walk the spring trail after the park closes and see lots of wildlife come out. Our site was HUGE and next to the walkway. Lots of shade and they also sell firewood for campers now. Apopka is close by with many stores if you forget anything. Best value in Central FL in our book. - FL Camper
Sep 2010 - $18.00
We camped in site #8. Very shady with w/e, fire ring/grill combo, picnic table on a concrete slab. Sites are long enough for the longest RV's. We did have a problem with the power going out, but it was rectified quickly with the ranger. This our 3rd time camping here and we still really like this campground. It is quiet, but close to the river where the tubing is. Park is not crowded during the week but does get full on weekends. We saw deer on a hike, turkeys, raccoons, and a bear was sighted in the campground. - FL Camper