19 Parks near Oakland Park, Florida
Apr 2016 - $30.00
I spent my first few weeks of motorhome ownership here, and it was excellent for my needs, being located close to the city. It's a well-kept park with helpful staff. The roads are tight, but I was able to navigate them in a 33 ft Class A on my first day driving it.
The higher-numbered spaces are closer to the railroad tracks, and mine was perhaps the closest of all. I generally enjoy being around the trains, but some would blast the horn right nearby. I slept with the window open one night and was awakened by the first commuter train in grand fashion.
The office received packages and called me when they arrived.
WiFi was a little spotty when I arrived, but as the park emptied through April, it became very good.
The discount for tri-county residents is being discontinued, so the new price ($40) is rather high for a public park. But it's an urban location in Florida. After May 1st, I believe the rate is lower. The winter dates fill up early.
It appears that a card access system is being installed, but I didn't ask. No charge for day visitors except on weekend daytimes, and then only $1.50. - bobk3d
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Pros: Beautiful park, nice level and landscaped. Great location, near many beaches
Cons: Some sites hard to maneuver into. Narrow tree lined streets, arrive in daytime. Adjacent to very noisy I-95. Frequent loud trains can at times create a rumble to be felt
A great base camp park for motor homes, fifth wheels and travel trailers with some sound proofing. Not so great for sitting around outside although I will say I got used to the trains during my 2 week stay. I slept fine, trains were much less frequent at night. I would go back. - Bill & Karen Smith
Jan 2016 - $35.00
Yes, as others have noted, the noise of the trains and I-95 is a bit of an annoyance if you are outside. We didn't really notice the noise that much inside our motorhome. The narrow roads were more of a problem. I was scraping bushes going to my site and leaving. Unlike what others said, there was wifi at our site that was actually pretty good. Overall, this was a pleasant place to stay. The grounds were well maintained and very attractive. I would stay here again. - MFTDoc
Feb 2016 - $45.00
The entire staff was very helpful, friendly, and nice. But the park itself has much to be desired. It is in a bad neighborhood, and it sits next to a very busy street. We heard sirens constantly; as well as cars honking, tires screeching, boom boxes shaking the walls of our camper, and just overall loud noises and ruckus. The campground is old, and is in need of updating and overall repair. There was no security gate, and a sign posted in the office told the patrons to lock up their bicycles, as many bicycles had recently been stolen. We definitely did not feel safe staying here. It is sad that I have to write such a poor review about the park, because as I stated previously, the staff was very nice. - Mable Irene
Mar 2015 - $45.00
This is the worst park I have ever stayed in. The section we were in was next to Walgreen's and the highway. The neighbors in the next site (horrible broken down camper) partied until 2 AM. The street noise was horrible. We complained and ask to be moved but management refused. They would not refund our money either. There were ants everywhere and got into our camper. The sites were very small and very difficult to get in and out of. The park is in a very bad neighborhood. No cable TV and Wi-Fi did not work. Info on their web site is very misleading. - PeachEtta
Feb 2015 - $50.00
Very small sites, very noisy, dangerous with bike. If you what more than a pool, you have to take your car for everything, but it's in the city of Fort Lauderdale, good for visiting. - Bacaisse
Jul 2016 - $42.00
This campground is ok to stay at if you're purpose of staying in the area is to visit the surrounding areas. Ft. Lauderdale beaches are about a 10 minute drive and Miami is about a 30 minute drive. Basically the ground is a place to store your unit and lay your head at night. There's no real "camping spirit" here. Most of the units during our stay were permanent and we barely saw any neighbors. There are no fire rings provided and the grass could use some manicuring.
However, the ground is quiet, gated and very fairly priced. - On_my_whey
Nov 2014 - $35.00
We came here to visit a relative in the hospital. Only campground with a vacancy.
The sites barely allow for the extension of slideouts. Little if any green space. Gated access due to neighborhood concerns.
We had to walk our dogs outside the park because seasonal campers were less than receptive. Difficult to communicate with others unless you speak French.
So little space that we were guided into our site head on and had to run our utilities under our RV. Fortunately we had an extra hose extension for the sewer. - DJanis
Jun 2011 - $17.00
We stayed in the summer and the park was pretty empty with the exception of three RV, all other were permanent residents. We stayed for seven days. We were told to take two of the side by side pull through sites which gave us plenty of room. When the park is full in the winter these sites are on top of each other. The park is pretty run down and little maintenance was preformed during our stay. There is no nightly security and the only emergency number is to an onsite maintenance person. A very noisy party at the pool ran until 2:00 am in the morning one night. Lots of bugs and rodents were seen around the park. - Nevadadon
Apr 2015 - $47.00
This is the worst RV park we have ever stayed in, from the staff on site to the facilities to the reservation keeping. We were one of three rigs traveling together, two Class As and one 41' fifth wheel. We made reservations 9 months in advance and asked for the three rigs to be together. We called to confirm sites a week in advance. When we arrived, they had us spread all over the park because people that were in the sites reserved for us wanted to stay longer, so the staff let them. Then when we arrived in the fifth wheel, the staff sent us to the end of a cul de sac to a site that was meant for Class As as a pull in site. There was nowhere to turn around so we had to back a fifth wheel all the way out. As far as facilities goes, the only way to access the wifi was at the Rec center, so there was no wifi signal to connect to at your sites. The pool was nasty so there was no place to swim. At the sites, there were no picnic tables.
The staff at check out was slow and unorganized, resulting in a line of rigs trying to get out of the park with only one lane open because they allowed cars to park in the second lane. That left everyone waiting hot-tempered as those in the front were trying to check out with a slow staff.
The park sites are tighter that a tick. RVs are so tight in the sites, there is no where to park cars, resulting in cars and trucks being parked in the road. This makes it very difficult to tow through and park at site.
Stay away from this place, there is absolutely nothing good to say about it! - Bill and Jeanne
Apr 2015 - $63.00
Stayed here for its location. The marina/yachts were the ONLY thing it has going for it. Staggered sites make it crowded and on top of each other. Campground NOT kept up. Needs major site, WiFi, cable improvements. Site expense not turned back for site, campground improvement. Staff was rude and un-concerning. Never stay here again! - NJ-Montana
Apr 2015 - $57.00
My husband and I think this park is wonderful. Some of the less than optimal things being described in previous reviews are true, like sites being close together(this is to be expected when you are in a populated beach town), part of it floods(normal experience after rainstorms in the South), can't turn around at end of culdesac(most parks have little challenges like this). We feel the good outweighs any small inconveniences you may have when camping, like beautiful flora and fauna(tropical trees, flowers and lots of wildlife to watch in the middle of a city - birds of all shapes and sizes, iguanas and manatee), nice and helpful neighbors and let's not forget, you can be on the water or at least right by it with beautiful yachts surrounding you. It really feels like a haven. We stayed there for a month and I literally smiled every time I pulled through my gated community. - Cappy Jack
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Management was very helpful and friendly. Our site was level w/shade and room to park our 2 trucks. I did not use the restroom/showers but the laundry was always clean and well maintained. We would definitely stay here again. - dakotabean
Jan 2016 - $40.00
We pulled in and pulled right back out. Trailers were very close together, the lot and camp sites were unlevel, nothing was like their web sight suggested. Very unsafe feel to the place. We would rather stay in a Walmart mart parking lot than to spend a night in this camp ground. Best advise we can share is not to go there. - k64 -_k
Sep 2014 - $60.00
Drove in to have a look. We were interested in staying for a few months. We drive in, towards the back, and then straight back out. First, it's already packed like a sardine can and it's only Sept. Second, it's in a bad part of town. Third, it's outright scary in there. I'd rather stay in a Walmart parking lot. We never even bothered to talk to anyone at the from office, we just left. - Camp time
Jan 2016 - $40.00
No self-respecting big rig should spend a single night here. The deal breaker is airport noise. It's extreme, as in ear-splitting extreme. Heavy commercial and business jets fly within a couple hundred feet of the ground, often at 2 minute intervals, and at all hours of the night! A truly degrading experience. The park itself has no amenities, but is clean, with paved sites and some landscaping. Just to look at it, you might score it a 5. But given the noise issue, it's a 3 at best, even for a well-insulated RV with windows closed. The land should be re-purposed for industrial use. - 2fortheroad
Sep 2015 - $32.00
Website says park has laundry facilities as well as security, which is completely untrue. Is right next to airport & is so loud, it is at times impossible to sleep. Park management will make you pay months in advance & after taking your money, brings you a multi-page contract to sign. Charges $10 for car, $20 for RV, which is actually illegal. Will not allow you to use the mailboxes on south end of park, nor will you be provided any paper work stating you pay rent there, so you cannot get a P.O. Box. Management will advise you that the mail is delivered to the "main", uninhabited house on the premises if you elect to receive mail there. Unfortunately, "management" leaves town for weeks at a time, to you could be literally waiting for weeks to get any mail. Power pedestals are in terrible shape. Ours was arcing @ sparks shooting out of it when we first arrived. When we contacted management, they were apparently intoxicated & on vacation. Luckily, our neighbor was an electrician & got us safely squared away. Charges for an "extra" vehicle- any vehicle that is not actually used to tow the RV. You set up an account with FPL for electricity. We left about a month ago & FPL accidentally sent our deposit ($300.00) to the abandoned house on premises is, since it's the only structure at that address. Management has neglected to contact us about it, though they had no problem calling at 9:00pm, asking me to go look for a credit card that was supposed to have been delivered to said house. It is nothing more than an overpriced parking spot. Grass is cut there at the most every 6 weeks, so it's always shabby looking. Tiki huts in front of the parking spots are all in disrepair. Pic Nic tables too I sturdy to sit at & are unsafe. Pool filled in with dirt years ago, & former laundry facility gutted & left empty. The pictures of the park bear no resemblance to what it looks like at the present time. - Camp time
Feb 2015 - $85.00
We have stayed at this facility for many years. The owner, Angie Price, is charming and delightful. She doesn't tolerate any nuisance RV'ers, and is available to answer questions and solve problems. Although it is a basic facility, it is along the marina and provides lovely breezes 24/7. There is additional parking for trailers and additional vehicles. Many folks come back year after year because they know they are charged a reasonable fee for the area, and have access to the interstate and main thoroughfares in the Fort Lauderdale area. There are lovely restaurants and grocery shopping within 2 miles, as well as proximity to the airport for visitors. This RV park was not meant for children who need lots of play activities and equipment; however it fits nicely for those who are retired and want a safe place to serve as home base while in the Fort Lauderdale area. For the sportsman, Bass Pro is within a mile, and provides equipment for fishing from the marina there at the park. - Wally & Margaret
Feb 2014 - $65.00
If you enjoy sitting at the departure end of a major airport and hearing screaming jets fly over every few minutes, then this place is for you! In addition, we were given site S4, which is one of the sites right up against busy Burris Road. Let me out of here! Thankfully, it was only a 3-night stay, and I have no idea how the hundreds of Canadian folks can live here for weeks or months. The woman who "greeted" us at the front gate was not at all friendly, and I'm sure she won't mind that we'll never be back. Sites for RV's were very tight, although the concrete pad was nice and level. Water pressure was extremely high - don't forget your regulator. 50-amp power was adequate. Verizon reception was great, and a strong picnic table was available at most sites. Bathrooms were very nice, and clean, but the showers did not provide shelves or benches for items I would want to take with me. The laundry machines required that you purchase a $5.00 card and charge it at their machine - no thanks, I'll wait for the next stop! There was a nice walking/biking path along nearby Orange Drive that we enjoyed. Good grocery stores and other services were fairly close by. I'm sorry, but I fail to find anything about this park that warrants $65 per day. Oh, here comes another jet - gotta go! - LowesTravels
Jan 2014 - $60.00
Sites are small, close together. Most are permanent or semi-permanent. The location is convenient to the highways, in an industrial area. It is also directly under the landing path for Ft. Lauderdale airport, so there is a continuous stream of jets overhead. At our site, the WIFI was mostly OK. Water was good. Staff was friendly. It is a very popular place for Quebecois, so many of the guests here are French speaking. Kind of a culture shock, but interesting! This is not necessarily a negative, just an observation. - gsgroff
Mar 2013 - $60.00
Staff are very helpful and can provide lots of info for the area even if they don't appear to love their jobs. The website and site brochure are a bit misleading as the 8 laundry locations have been reduced to 3 and some other facilities have changed. The park is on the flight path for the airport which can be very busy. They park is generally well maintained especially in the large area occupied by the seasonal Quebec population. Most signs in the park are only in French. Wi-Fi is okay and they offer RV storage. We would stay again if in the area for a short time. - lrp374
Jan 2014 - $65.00
This is a large park, with many permanent sites. Very small sites, all paved. It is located in a highly industrialized area of Ft. Lauderdale, surrounded by scrap metal yards, lift rentals, etc. Most of the traffic on the road to the park is dump trucks and it is surrounded by highways. It is also located directly under the runway approach for landing aircraft to Ft. Lauderdale airport. On the good side, it was fairly friendly, the Wi-Fi was mostly OK, although it was intermittent at times. It is centrally located, so you can get to wherever you want to go fairly well. What I found most interesting is that English is the minority language. It is overwhelmingly French Canadian. - gsgroff
Jul 2016 - $100.00
Stayed here for two months earlier in 2016. The park has excellent services; very clean; very nice lots with all hookups. The park has the best security I have seen at any resort. Lots of activities for all, and close to the beaches and shopping. We plan to stay here again next year. - Smitty H2016
Feb 2016 - $100.00
Beautiful, well landscaped and spacious sites. Our site had a large Tiki hut and was brick paved. Full hook ups but no cable. Antenna reception was excellent with over 40 channels. The park caters to Canadians and everything was bilingual. Majority seemed to be from Quebec and spoke French. Two pools available, adult only and family. The entrance is gated and has security guard. - NanciRV
Feb 2016 - $100.00
WOW, is what we both said upon driving into the resort. The entrance, avenues and landscaping are all gorgeous. It is a gated comunity with a guard posted and key card required to access. All making us feel very secure. The lots are all large with pavers for coach parking and the patio.
Our issue is with the fellow "campers". This is a "lot for sale" resort. Most buyers have improved their lots with Cabanas, outdoor kitchens and shelter for their Ferraris, Bentleys and Very High dollar Coaches. The property has been developed and marketed by a firm in Quebec, Canada. As such, 85% of the residents speak French. One of the key desires my wife and I have in RVing is to meet people and make new friends. Neither happened here. Folks were hesitant to speak or even make eye contact. All the events and the activity are announced in French. We felt totally excluded. Too bad. Beautiful park, but we will not be back... - McRV
May 2016 - $40.00
A very pretty park nestled in the urban area of Hollywood, FL. Staff very friendly. Sites are level asphalt with FHU/30/50 but all utility connections are at the very rear of the sites. Big rigs need multiple stinky-tubes and long water hoses. If your electrical connection is amidships, you better have an extension cord. Charcoal grills, picnic table, large concrete patios. Commuter railroad immediately adjacent the CG but noise was minimal and trains didn't run at night. Paved bike and hiking paths, community swimming pool ($9 daily fee), outdoor exercise equipment in a pavilion, most CG sites have a nice lake view. Laundry $1.75 wash, $0.75 dry. Showers showing their age but acceptable. No propane for sale. Local driving traffic is horrible (keep in mind, you're just north of Miami). Any fender-bender on I-95 grid locks the whole area. Diesel $2.299 at the Mobile station on Sterling just east of I-95. - StephenK
Apr 2016 - $40.00
Paved roads, level paved spots, no shade, cable available, picnic table and concrete pad. Our only issue was that we tried to come in at noon and were told "not until 3:00". There is no bending of this rule. We had to sit in the parking lot by the office, run our generator to eat lunch. Otherwise a very nice park with plenty of activities for kids. - esta34950
Apr 2016 - $40.00
Clean, well kept park with great excess to highway and beach. - Reenie