39 Parks near Ocala, Florida
Apr 2016 - $15.00
Nice quiet campground, level gravel sites. Partial shade in one loop, no shade in other. Facilities are good and maintained, staff friendly and helpful. A short drive or paddle to the spring head and gardens. Small hiking trails and asphalt paved loops for easy biking. Miss the store that was there. The gardens and waterfalls are a must see. - GDoug
Mar 2016 - $30.00
We camped here to kayak on Rainbow River. We have our own kayaks and put them in the river in the park. It is kind of a long walk from where they stop vehicle access to the water but they had carts available for use. We did not realize until we arrived that the springs and waterfalls and most other park attractions are not in the campground. The springs and park are to the north. We kayaked up to the spring one day, left the boats at the dock and explored the park, then kayaked back to the campground. The campground has tube rentals that include a trolley ride back up to the camp but it is a short stretch of the river. Instead we took the kayaks back out and went a full 5 miles down Rainbow River, pulled out at Salty's Waterfront restaurant, had a great lunch and paid for a shuttle back to the campground from the shuttle and kayak company next door. Campground had a decent game room where we played pool but it closes when the little store is not open and they were closed several times we wanted to head in. Hiking trails were not impressive but the water can keep you busy. The sites are very spacious, feels like you have a nice "yard" and they do a good job of keeping foliage in between the camp sites so it feels more private. Overall if we do Rainbow again we would camp here instead of taking a chance on another place. - FloridaRVfamily
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Our wide back-in site was partially shaded, although not as level as would have liked. Boards were needed under our front jacks before we could level the coach. The FHU hook ups are conveniently located midway at the side of the site. The park is well maintained by the work campers and hosts. Finding a clear satellite view for our portable dish was a bit of a challenge, but doable. Our Verizon cell voice and data services worked well, and OTA TV stations were fairly strong. As others have noted, the Rainbow River head-springs are about 7 road miles away, but your park car pass also gets you in that entrance at no additional charge. There's a nature trail for walking, although it's not as nicely laid out as some of the other FL state parks, with no signage to indicate what the various foliage consists of, or what animals might be in the area. There is a bear warning sign and small bird display at the trail head though. We would return here when in the area, although we would hope for a more level site next time. - NYDutch
Apr 2016 - $50.00
Nice older park with clean facilities and a large recreation center. My one and only complaint is short stay RVers park on dirt with no patio. - Grouper
Mar 2016 - $31.00
This was our first time staying, so the free day reduced our weekly rate to $222.45. Normal rate would be closer to $37 a day. You can never be bored here! They have eight pickleball courts divided into four for intermediate and four for advanced. We didn't use the pool or hot tub but it looked lovely. Tons to do in the area as it's next to The Villages. You do need to pay for the Wifi separately, but at least it was available. They provide cable hookups which we skipped since we have a tailgater and had a nice open clear sky. Many of the sites in the park are shaded.
Lot spacing was spacious with sunny/open exposure. Site surface was grass and featured a picnic table. - Da Keeffes
Jan 2016 - $50.00
Grass. Sand sites. Could have more concrete sites. Many ants in sand. Water hook up, PVC poorly maintained sewer hookup hard since in a cement Hole. Adequate room between sites But tons of oak trees and limbs fall in storms.
Office hours short, mail room run by Grumpy Ole Man. - Casy
Ocala, Florida (map) | (352) 236-7148
Sites: 69 | Latest Rate: $12.00 | 61 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $12.00
We have stayed here before and always enjoy returning because of the beautiful setting and of course, the Silver River with all it's beauty and activities. Park was still under construction for sewer installation at some sites which prevented reservations in advance but we had no difficulty obtaining a walk up site for a 12 day stay. Park was sparsely populated for the most part with a few more campers showing up on weekends. Many over the air digital TV signals available, cell coverage is very good also. No W-Fi in the park but our MiFi card worked fine here. - Bob & Stephanie
May 2016 - $12.00
We stayed for 6 nights. The RV park is about 2 miles away from the Silver Springs main entrance. The rangers and work campers are all very nice. The only negative things about our stay were THE TICKS!!! The park is infested with them! The rangers should warn people about them, as they can carry Lyme disease! My wife burned one off my back and I forgot one day to spray OFF on my legs and socks and pulled 4 off me in like 10 min. You must spray your legs and socks with OFF to keep them away! Also we wanted to go on a guided hike with a ranger they advertised on Sat. We showed up at 8 AM but no ranger and no hike! You should have a filter for your drinking water as it has a strange taste without it. It is a good place for day trips to other attractions in the area. Lots of stores near by. We felt safe and never had any problems other than those 2 things. 30% of the sites now have full hook ups. The rest are water and electric only. - RV Dreamer
Feb 2016 - $25.00
The state is making massive improvements to the park and it will undoubtedly be the top park in FL soon. We stayed in a handicapped site with a paved path to the bathrooms. The shower had 2 heat lamps, 2 shower heads (one handheld, the other fixed), a nice bench and handrails. It's the nicest handicap restroom/shower I've seen in a campground. There was also a nice sink for doing dishes. Tons of trails around the park. Sewer hookups are being installed. The sites are gigantic and very private!!! Currently the sites are first come first serve for reservations, but there were many empty sites. A controlled burn was done near the Sharps Ferry sites so the sites should look great by summer. - WallowaWolverine
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Very nice staff, friendly people, well maintained park. - Double K
Mar 2016 - $29.00
Wild Frontier is a small well-kept campground with only one park model on the grounds. While there are a number of seasonal campers, there was a lot of transient movement during our stay. Water pressure was around 55psi, 50a electric voltage was strong and stable, sewer connections were to the rear of the rig and reachable with a single hose. Every site has an asphalt pad and patio. Our site and many others were generously long and accommodated our 39' rig and truck very well. Site width was reasonable and consistent thru the park at about 30'. For recreation there is a small swimming pool, bean bag toss, horse shoe pits and a few activities organized each week. The office has a small camp store and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. - Born2Roam
Nov 2015 - $34.00
PA rate was only good for one night. The entrance to the park is thru what appears to be an alley that is next to an RV dealership. Be careful when entering the park. The road is not well marked and is very narrow. The park itself is very nice with tar pads and patios. The service at the site are good//ample water pressure, good electric rate and the sewer is where it should be. I gave the rating of 5 due to the entrance, I would stay here again. - bones1941
Jul 2016 - $31.00
This park was nice, clean and far enough away from the interstate so that it is quiet. The staff that I dealt with were all very nice and friendly. But, it did have a couple of short comings.
The problem with dealing with a call center when making a reservation, is that they really don't know the sites. I requested no trees as I don't like stuff dropping on the motorhome. I was told on the phone to go to site 26 when I made the reservation.
My arrival day was on a Sunday and since the office is not open on Sunday's during low season, there was no one to ask if you have questions. Checking on lot 26 I found the trees too low so I picked another spot, lot 139.
The trees need a major trim-back (and there are a lot of them). Our coach is tall and I had to go off the very narrow roads where I could to get around the low hanging branches. - MarkG.
Jun 2016 - $16.00
What a gem! We had no idea this would be so nice. Beautiful setting, friendly people, large sites with full hook ups. 9 hole golf course was fun and challenging for short hitters. Lovely pool with comfortable lounge chairs. Could use a water fountain or vending machine but the on site restaurant is close enough to get something. The best dog run. Large and flat area, could have used some mowing but not too bad. Our dogs loved being able to really run and stretch their legs. Wish people would pick up though. Even in a dog park you need to pick up!!! Needed closer garbage cans. Good free wifi. Just a lovely place we will definitely return. - tb919
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Well organized and spotless. Restaurant on site has excellent food at very reasonable prices. A bit off the beaten path, but quiet and worth getting to. - JoeIII
Jul 2006 - $20.00
We have camped at this park a lot and it is a 5 star park. The staff are very friendly and they have a beautiful club house and pool area. They are only 10 miles to Ocala and about 18 to Gainesville. They are just mins from I-75 and you cannot hear the traffic on 75. all sites are concrete and most all are level. - lakoda
Jul 2005 - $13.00
We arrived after the office was closed, but our reservation was clearly posted with directions to the site. The sites were clearly marked and well maintained. Very attractive plantings were at the site, and the site was a concrete pad with a concrete patio. When we registered the next morning, the office personnel were extremely pleasant and gave very precise directions to several area attractions. The pool was clean and very well maintained. We would highly recommend this site and will return - tdm8826
Jun 2005 - $26.00
Nice RV park right off I-75 at Orange Lake exit north of Ocala. All sites are level concrete pads with picnic tables and room to spread out. Nice grounds and well kept landscaping. Very clean. Between Gainesville and Ocala. Perfect for overnight. Noticed they have weekly, monthly and reasonable seasonal rates. Both pull-throughs and back-ins. Big rig friendly! - jazzman
May 2016 - $19.00
We camped here 5/15 thru 5/26. The park is clean and is well maintained. There is WIFI at the office and the staff is always nice. There is not a lot to do here but camp,swim in the spring,and fish in the lake outside of the spring. No fishing in the spring which is good with swimmers in it most of the time in warm weather. The springs have a wall built around it on three sides like a swimming pool with no diving off of the wall.
Take your supplies with you as it is about 19 miles to a Walmart if you go north on Hiway 19. There is a dollar store about a mile of the entrance for milk, bread, and packaged foods. A good place to camp for a quite week except for the weekends when the campground is full.
All sites are paved with full hook up in the RV part.There are tent sites
also at a lower rate.but no power. - Wink
Feb 2016 - $19.00
A very rare NFS campground with full hook-ups! The sites were open with some shade trees. About half the sites are reservable (2 week max) and the rest are walk-ups. Laundry facilities were closeby (about a block away) as was a local cafe with good breakfasts and lunches. Big grocery shopping was about 30 mile away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We definitely plan to return. - Snowbirds34
Jan 2016 - $19.00
This is the only campground in the Ocala National Forest that has full hookups (water, electricity, sewer). It's a great place to see manatees, do a little hiking, boating, and biking. We did some kayaking and got very close to the manatees. Be aware though, there is little (or no) cell coverage! There's some small coverage from Verizon, none from ATT. There is wifi at the registration area. with many campers use. Campsites were spacious, level asphalt and there is a primitive area for, mostly, tents. The campground is run by a private concern. - RonMill
Apr 2015 - $50.00
Overall this was a nice park. We wanted someplace wooded and secluded but was disappointed when we arrived. The sites are small and mostly taken up by snowbirds.
Staff was friendly and site was clean. - Senora Frog
Apr 2015 - $27.00
Beautiful view of the lake and a great swim dock. Paved road and large playground for kids. They have a large pavilion for cookouts and family gatherings. Lots have level paved pads and grass. Friendly campers and staff. - Traveler2440
Feb 2015 - $27.00
Lake Waldena is a large park on the far outskirts of town. The CG is a trailer park and RV park with more permanent trailers than RV sites. The trailer park is mainly occupied by snowbirds.
My site was along the main road into the park, therefore there was a lot of traffic. Sites 82 to 104 are on the main road. Due to the heavy rain the previous week the ground was soaked and I had to wash all the levelers and chocks due to the mud encased in them when I was prepping to leave.
Pros - all utilities worked fine. Wi-fi was adequate. Cable TV was all analog.
Cons - road noise from FL 40. Office is closed on Sundays. I have to assume that mosquitos are a problem most of the year due the swampy area behind the sites (the Nature Preserve on their map).
I would stay here again in a pinch. - jnateg
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Park is geared for retired people. Streets are a little narrow. A lot of full time residents. Train goes by 3 or 4 times a day. Water is not to bad. Pool is nice heater broke while we were here. - deangrimmett
Mar 2016 - $36.00
First clue, only RV park in Florida half full at peak season. Very rude when checking in, old and unkempt park. Plumbing and cable problems, unheated dirty bathrooms, loud constant road noise. Much nicer less expensive parks, keep driving ! - Scatter
Feb 2008 - $22.00
Paid a weekly rate for two weeks of 142.50 per week. Streets narrow, With a 35' 5th wheel able to pull in and out but close. Desk person advised coming into site from wrong side and had to go around. That said, very quiet park, neat and clean. cable is available but you have to contract with local company to hook up. Long term only. Close to Ocala and easy in and out. Would stay again. - Baldone
Apr 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here from Nov to May of 2015-16. We had a new site, site #95, great 50 amp, good water pressure. The bandwidth of the Wi-Fi slow on occasion because of usage but was adequate. The staff was OUTSTANDING.
This was a good jumping off point to visit the north central Florida area, 1 hour to Orlando, 45 minutes to the gulf. We loved this place. The monthly rate was $499 plus electricity, with mail service too. - walt66
Mar 2016 - $49.00
Stayed one night in a very long pull thru, right across from the fenced dog park. Very handy for us to let the dogs run. Our site was wide enough and very long. Easy in and out for our 42-footer plus toad. Would stay again for an overnight, but not a destination by any means. - User3025
Feb 2016 - $50.00
We stayed here 3 nights while visiting friends in The Villages. We stopped in early to make sure they had a site long enough for our 42-foot coach. The campground is handy off Highway 44 and I-75 but is certainly an older park in need of grooming and improvements. Our site was very close to the next one. Office staff was helpful. We might stay here again only if other area RV parks were not available. - gbburgess