19 Parks near Nokomis, Florida
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We have been coming to this park since 1976 and have watched it evolve from a great RV park to a permanent park mpdel community. There are not a lot of rv sites. Of those, most good sites are annuals. The remaining are grass and in times of heavy rains the outer loop road neat Shacket Creek will flood. Sites are slow to drain. Tall pines limit satellite reception. The staff is excellent as is the large pool. Recent develope of the area has brought major stores within 2 miles. We used RPI rate for $20. Seasonal rates are quite expensive, comparable the suster Encore park of Ramblers Rest at approx. $4800 + elec for 4 months. - venice
Apr 2016 - $24.00
We got the Encore rate of $24.00 per night so we can't complain about that. It didn't rain during our stay so I can't comment about any flooding. The pool is very large and nicely maintained. Some of the sites are very awkward to back into and though the trees are lovely and provide good shade, they need to cut a few down to make it easier to get into some of the sites.
We inquired about a January thru March rate for next year and were stunned to find out it was over $5000 for a 3 month stay.
How they can justify that is beyond me.
Nice park but not worth the price. - Bobk816
Mar 2016 - $74.00
A beautiful area with tall trees. Been an rv park many years and has over 400 park model permanent units. Bought out by large company (ENCORE) and now has very,very poor management. Prices keep going up with services and amenities falling. This season brought lots of rain and the place became very muddy. Some sites flood with every heavy rain. Very few paved sites. A very average park that is priced way too high. - maine charactor
Dec 2016 - $12.00
Everyone was friendly. The park was clean and has numerous trails. Lots are spacious and mostly shady. Sites are gravel and feature a fire ring and picnic table. - Lindas Old Man
Nov 2016 - $26.00
This was our third time staying at this park while visiting family. Our site on the river required a little leveling. There is enough ground cover and space between sites for privacy and the feeling of being in the Florida woodlands. Lots of trails to hike in the park along with fishing, canoeing, kyaking and bike riding. No problems with water or electric. The restroom near our site has been updated a little since our last visit with some new tile, counter top, sinks and one shower made for ADA use. Restroom was kept clean and supplied even during a busy holiday weekend. The showers could use a little taller door or shower curtain for more privacy. Park staff very friendly and helpful and check-in was quick and easy. Will camp here again. - 21fbrs
Nov 2016 - $15.00
Our site was on the river; we selected the site thinking we could launch our kayak from the site. We discovered that this was against regulation because of damage to the banks. Also the site was an odd shape with a palm tree in middle of the site. This caused us quite a problem to park and level the trailer. I would advise to not select this site. It was perfect however for tent campers in that the tent could be pitched in a back corner for plenty of privacy.
The campground has a number of excellent trails for hiking. Kayaking on the river is excellent. The launch area is the best I have ever seen. The kayak fits between two floating piers for easy boarding. Just across Tamiami Trail is the Legacy rails to trails bike path for riding into town. You can run north or south on the trail. Get a map at the ranger station.
AT&T worked well, dish reception was not possible because of the trees. We stayed for three days; this was our second visit to the campground. - Nautilus
8862 Midnight Pass Road Sarasota, Florida 34242 (map) | (941) 861-2267
Sites: 40 | Latest Rate: $37.00 | 20 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $37.00
The park was nice and we enjoyed that it was right on the beach. This is our second year going. I will keep going to this park for many more years. However, there needs to be more attention to the cleanliness of the the bathrooms and showers. The laundry area is a bit smelly (sewage) and there are MANY roaches here. It had not happened before, but this year my trailer was infected by roaches and I had to fumigate upon leaving. This is one of down side of this park. The other, is the space to park the trailer is so limited. This year I had a tree that was really a pain to park around. Every year I learn something new on camping here, but really the park is worth it!! Sunsets are amazing, although this year it was a bit more loud, it is usually nice and enjoyable. - AngelY
Aug 2015 - $57.00
Very small old park right on the beach on Siesta Key. The park is very narrow and difficult to maneuver in with travel trailers. For that reason, it is very restrictive on trailer sizes allowed. The park is also VERY popular and difficult to get a reservation in. This especially so during "Snow Bird" season. Since it is a county owned park, local residents are allowed easier access than outsiders.
This is a great park for families but rules include no pets and no open fires. The park has free wifi, full hookups but no cable. It also has laundry facilities and ice. It's a fun place to stay for a few nights. - Rollenhome
Jan 2015 - $60.00
If you love the beach, this is a near heaven experience. We would suggest taking a spot close to the beach end of the campground. Watch the sunset every evening, and watch the gentle waves of the Gulf every day. The spots are tight, but we are only in a 17 foot RV. The showers and bathrooms seemed recently tiled and clean. We want to return again. - Vic and Marsha
Feb 2015 - $68.00
It's a Retreat, not a Resort. If you're comfortable boondocking, you won't give the entry road a second thought. (Keep to the middle of the road - there are some thick low hanging branches on the right side.) If you are a person who isn't happy without a paved road and a concrete pad, I'd recommend moving on down the road. Once you're in, the grounds are *amazing*. Tons of old growth, nature trails along the Myakka river, it's quite lovely - though it borders on being *outrageously* expensive. (Worth it to me, because it was the last place that had room for the weekend...) - YarrVee.com
Mar 2014 - $42.00
If you like rustic, this is better than a 5. That being said, it was hard for us to get passed the dust and ruts in the narrow 3/4 mile drive into the campground.And, be extremely aware of overhanging tree branches. The poor fellow who camped next to us lost his awning. The sites are somewhat small and just grass, but mostly level.The restroom/showers are adequate.We found the staff good natured and helpful. - manarkee
Dec 2013 - $42.00
Seems like a RV park on the downhill slide. Worst water I ever encountered, hopefully doesn't have anything to do with the site waste water treatment facility. One guy said the whole town of Venice has bad tasting and smelling water, so who knows. It literally tastes like pond water. I'd say this park is barely big rig friendly. Careful of low hanging trees the entire 1/2 mile trip to your campsite AND within the campground itself. Some of these thick branches can cause some major damage and I'm shocked they haven't remedied the problem. It really shows the laziness when that they can't take a small amount of time to trim up their tree branches. Also be ready to have your fillings shook out from the huge potholes in the road if it rains prior to you arriving or leaving. They charge way too much. Wi-Fi is about a 3 out of 10 and comes with many limitations. There are better parks in the area, just search slightly further out, it will be fine because not much to do around Venice anyways. Won't be back. Rate reflects monthly. Stayed here in a motorhome. - Johnnyboy21
2100 Doud Street Sarasota, Florida 34231 (map) | (941) 921-4409
Sites: 52 | Latest Rate: $69.00 | 19 Reviews
Dec 2016 - $69.00
I have stayed here in the past years while visiting my MIL. It is white shells and very stark. Sites are very close together. And this time they told me that the "rig" had to be year 2000 or earlier. Every year it seems to go up, altho I only stay for a couple days.
It is very clean, quiet and friendly. The restrooms are locked and each RV is given a key.
It is good if you like stark. I am a wood and tree and pond person myself. - drsolo
Oct 2016 - $33.00
We have traveled all over the east coast since May, and this is the nicest rv park we have stayed in. We just loved it! Location is in a residential area near the best beaches on Siesta Key. Lots of shopping and restaurants close by. Excellent wifi; as good as mine at home. Level, shelled sites with large paved patios and NO bugs! Large sparkling pool and tiki-hut patio. Very nice clubhouse. I'm sure there's lots of fun to be had in the high season. Spacious laundry. Nice bathrooms with beautifully tiled showers. My winter home is in Arizona, but if I was looking for a winter home in Florida, this would be it! - Arizona Nancy
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Small park and the sites aren't fancy but this is the friendliest, cleanest and best dog park ever! Nice big she'll pad with large concrete patio with picnic table . Dog park has tiki hut with chairs and swings with a toy chest for dogs. Good location to get around Sarasota, beaches and shopping. Cotsco 2 miles away. Extremely quiet and peaceful here. Lots of park models that are extremely well maintained; most for winter visitors. - Scooterd16
Oct 2016 - $53.00
The Rambler's Rest RV Resort is located about 4-miles south of I-75, at exit 191 (River Road) on I-75. The park entrance will be on the east side of River Road (left turn if coming from I-75). The entrance comes up on you fairly fast. Our GPS took us right to the gate. After turning into the entrance immediately veer to your right into a large parking lot used for registration. The office is located on the other side of the main road across from the registration lot. Rambler's Rest is part of the Encore/Thousand Trails chain. In general, the resort looks good and seems genuinely cared for but some of the seasonal sites look run-down. I didn't see any concrete pads and our site (W-138) was mostly grass over a small patch of old gravel with full hookups. The park does not offer cable TV but we were able to bring in some local over-the-air channels. If you want to use your satellite dish ask for a spot in the "newer" W-section. Most of those sites will have a clear view of the sky for either roof mounted or portable dishes. The trade off will be little shade. And it gets hot in September. The park is pet friendly and the roads are easily navigable even for big rigs like ours. I had to laugh when I tried the WiFi it offered us complimentary 10-minutes of use before asking us to pay. We opted to use our Verizon hotspot instead. River Road can be busy but we heard absolutely no road noise, just the occasional airplane going over. Site spacing is about average, maybe a bit above. But beware if it rains hard as the ground will become saturated fairly easily. Jack pads are a must. This was our first time at Rambler's Rest and as we were visiting family during the day we didn't have an opportunity to check out the amenities at the resort. We may stay here again. - rk911
Apr 2016 - $26.00
This was our 2nd visit. It's a wonderful little park with lots of full timers in Park models scattered around. There are also lots of seasonal folks. So as a transient, you get squeezed into an available slot. Ours was tight, the neighbors in a trailer on one side had previously set up a screen tent partially on our site and almost on the power/water pedestal. Someone at an adjacent campsite had taken the picnic table, so we had none. My point is: BEFORE accepting and going to a site, take the time here to drive to it and check it out. Oh, yeah, the sewer hookup was so far away, I couldn't reach it even with the extension hose I carry. Last time we were here, we had trouble finding the sewer as well. So when we come again, I will ask for 3 available sites and drive to them and look before blindly accepting. OK, that's the real downside. On the plus side, they have put a lot of money into the club house, pool, hot tub and new sewer connectors. Folks we met were all friendly and staff was very helpful. With PA rates, it is well worth the inconvenience. We will be back. - Too-wow
Mar 2016 - $70.00
We have been here many times and enjoyed our visit. This time not so much. We were in loop C, across from the sewer treatment plant, smelly and noisy. There had been quite a bit of rain in the weeks prior to our time here and our grassy space was mostly mud. There was a tree in a bad spot, making backing in a bit tricky. For the most part this is a pleasant place, helpful staff, pleasant neighbors, paved roads, clean restrooms and showers. We will be back, as we have enjoyed previous visits. - esta34950
Nov 2016 - $28.00
Beautiful park and ver nice campground. We stayed in full hook up loop , Palmetto Ridge. The center of the loop has huge pull throughs, and good privacy in most sites. We enjoyed biking the scenic road, checking out the alligators from top of bridge, and the peace and quiet. Only downside was poor Verizon reception, we did get a some local channels on TV. - IowaGirl
Oct 2016 - $14.00
Park was well maintained. Volunteer very personable, kept sites and bathrooms clean. Quiet park, not anything for children to do. Picnic table, bbq and fire ring provided. Separate area for picnics, fishing and wildlife viewing. Saw many alligators, deer, birds. Airboat rides at reasonable price. - Retired1022
Oct 2016 - $17.00
Florida Senior Resident 50% discount rate for three nights. Site was a large, level, gravel back-in site with FHU and 50 amp service. We had good satellite reception and good Verizon cell reception. Verizon data reception was inconsistent. There is lots of vegetation between sites. We would stay here again. - Dave51
10400 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, Florida 34287 (map) | (941) 426-5040
Sites: 78 | Latest Rate: $80.00 | 17 Reviews
Feb 2015 - $80.00
This is an old park. We pulled into our assigned spot only to find out it was five feet from the very busy US 41, The Tamiami Trail. Constant traffic passing at 55 mph. When I attempted to hook up I found there was no functioning 50 amp service. After I went to the office and tracked down the clerk, he was pumping propane, a repair guy was sent immediately. This guy tested the 50 amp breaker and found it broken. A new breaker was installed. No problems after that. $80 a night on season way too high for what you get. The place did have clean grounds and facilitites. - artgpo
Feb 2014 - $63.00
The manager made us feel very welcome. The park and its facilities are very clean. This park includes year round residents and transients. We stayed here 10 days. Lots of things to do in the area. We would stay again. - Judy F
Apr 2013 - $45.00
We love this place and it seems to get better every year. We had a nice pull through and plenty of space. Buildings are a little older, but very well maintained. Lots of seasonal sites but all very nice and no issues. We were scheduled to arrive at night, but broke down on our way and didn't make it until the next morning. The woman in the office was great and didn't even charge us for the night we missed, even though we arrived at 10 AM. Nice pet park and really cool island walk area. Close to North Port and beach. A bit far off interstate, so might not be perfect for overnight stay. Kids enjoyed the pool. - WI BASE
Nov 2016 - $28.00
We stayed for 2 nights just for fun. Have stayed here before and all is still good. Ownership is changed since we last visited, it is now a "Sun' resort. Lots of new park models going in. - Dat
Oct 2016 - $56.00
Huge park. Probably is real crowded in season. Convenient to I 75. You are escorted to your site. Some roads are a little tight for a big rig and towing.
My site was barley big enough for the mh and tow vehicle. The hookups were at the back of my coach, which was ok but not the greatest. The road is narrow at the front and back of the site. It was a pull through. It would be hard to navigate with a big rig if the park was crowded. I would not go to the park if it was in season. They do have lots of activities when its in season. Site was level, has cable TV. - revolution1
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Nice RV Park. BUT... Not all of the amenities are available. What is available cost extra. Park is open to the public for the amenities. Trash dumpster is very far away. Grass high for Frisbee golf. Check before you come about amenities available.
Will not return. - Lucy and Ethel5w
Jan 2016 - $53.00
A bit pricey, but very nice. This is a gated community, with access by card. Almost all are permanent mobile homes, with only a few spots for rv's. Very nice office staff and residences. The only noise was the planes taking off and landing at the very nearby airport. If I didn't know better, I would have thought they were landing on our RV. The spots are super narrow and so are the streets. All the streets are paved and the spots are cement. Many one way streets. Over all, very nice and we will be back again. - esta34950
Mar 2013 - $40.00
Established park with mostly park models and a few spots for visiting RV's. Very clean and well maintained. Friendly, helpful staff. Gated at night with card access. Quite near airport and planes can be annoying, especially during the day. We would return. - Wandering Wishnies
Aug 2011 - $32.00
Park is a full time over 55 park that rents out spaces as they are available. Park is exceptionally clean & well taken care of. We stayed for a month. Swimming pool is nice. Locked gates at night...access with a card. Every spot has a patch of grass and usually a tree or some shrubbery. I really liked this place. Only reason for a 9 is because they don't have a fenced dog run. Other than that, FIVE stars!! - bfox74