Ocala, Florida

Santos Trailhead & Campground

Ocala, Florida



Ocala, Florida
Phone: (352) 369-2693

Sites: 24
Recent Rate: $11 5/2015

Latitude: 29.1056654822261
Longitude: -82.0937063518372

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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10 Reviews

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TravelnSteve

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Santos Campground May 2015. This park is now under the mgmt of Florida State Parks, so you may use the FSP website to make reservations. We took advantage of this to reserve a specific site for our 45' motorcoach. The longest site is Site 23. All sites are back-ins. This park could be a very good park if they trimmed the low-hanging tree branches. WATCH OUT for very low tree branches not only on the paved park roads but also the RV sites themselves. As we arrived, we disconnected our towed to go check out our site. We were going to not stay due to low tree limbs, but the park host went to his site & got a saw to cut back limbs so we could stay. The park hosts were outstanding! Its sad that the mgmt does not care enough to trim very low hanging tree branches. Other than that, we had an enjoyable stay. Close to Ocala, close to the Villages, and out in the country to enjoy the fresh air and go for long walks on their outstanding Trail System. Electric is 20/30/50 amp at all sites and good strong voltage even when its 96 outside. Water is good (not well). Dump station on the way out easy to access. Like other have written, restrooms/showers could use a regular cleaning. They "contract out" the bathroom cleaning and it shows. The hosts are not responsible for bathroom cleaning, only campsite maintenance. When traveling thru this area again, we will definitely return to Santos Campground. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The 3 Handicap/Disabled RV sites are concrete paved. Outside loop sites have fewer trees for shade. Lots of trees on the inside loop sites to shade your RV. Site 23 is the longest site. Our 45' coach had no problems (o/t tree branches that desperately need trimming).

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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judeebug

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Small, nice campground. Obviously, a very popular place for mountain biking enthusiasts. We rode the "easy" trails. The trails are fun and nicely maintained. Our biggest complaint is with the restroom/bathhouse. It really needs a good cleaning. My husband described the men's shower as "grody" and he's not near as picky as me. Also, no toilet paper or paper towels in the men's the first couple of days there. The campground and campsites were litter and cigarette butt free. There were caterpillars crawling all over the place and made for sitting outside not a pleasant experience. Obviously, out of the control of the campground, just the wrong time of year. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Easy check-in. Several restaurants and grocery stores within five miles of the CG. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Outside loop sites are shady; inside loop sites have little to no shade.

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Dreaming

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a sweet, clean park offering a wonderful place to relax. The 25 campsites are spread out around a large, paved loop. There are a few overhanging trees that brushed the top of our RV. The dirt/gravel pads are flat, and did not get muddy even after a pouring rain. Each site has a picnic table. There is a central bath house and they have two pavilions. There is an area for Scout camping. The park has no other amenities other than access to equine, bike and walking trails. There is a dump that can be used on the way out. There is a bit of road noise from 301, and there is a nearby train track. Track noise and whistles are evident, but not totally obnoxious. The park does not offer a fenced area for dogs. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Motorhome.

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LaMonte

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was small but laid out nicely. Their were two loops. One was just for scouts and tenters. Sites were spaced out with one bathhouse in the center. The bathhouse was dated but clean. Only one toilet and 2 showers in each one. No heat for those cold nights when showering. 80 miles of bike trails at the Santo's traihead with an obstacle and a small, no crank track to use. Quiet place with some train noise and highway noise from 301/27 but not unbearable. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Motorhome.

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yachtjockey

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park for bike riding on the nearby trails. Large sites mostly shaded with 50 amp and water, but no sewer system. Might be a problem with TV viewing if you use satellite due to the tree canopy (which needs to be trimmed on some sites to avoid tree scratches). We got a few local stations on the RV antenna. Hosts were great, very helpful, and on top of cleaning the sites as soon as one became empty. It's about 2 1/2 miles to grocery stores etc. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Porkchopfatboy

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Santos has great bike trails for FL and this campground is the most convenient to the trail head. Sites are spaced out and offer fire ring & picnic table. Some of the sites are treed too heavily for satellite to work easily or to put out your awnings. Water & electric at each site with dump station across from trash area. Lots of bikers come in on the weekend and the convenience station gets trashed and not cleaned until Monday afternoon. Some traffic noise from 441 and also a nearby train track. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Motorhome.

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jazzman1009

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice small State Park just off US 441 South of Ocala. Would rate higher, but sites are unlevel. Trees could be a problem for slides and, especially, awnings. Had to relocate to a different site due to not being able to level my 39' coach. Second site was slightly better. Sites are not as long as represented. They are on an angle to the road and the length measurements are taken on the "long" side of the sites. Also a lot of US 441 traffic noise and several loud trains. Did not really bother me, but it is loud and continuous. Park very clean and staff extremely friendly. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Wink

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice small park. I think that they were short on hosts for the campground, as it was full for the week end and the restrooms were a mess and not cleaned til Monday. There was a host site that was open, so I am thinking that was the trouble. The host Monday through Friday was great. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 455
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Site gravel back-in. No sewer, but excellent dump station on way out of park. Only a few TV channels off antenna. Some sites open enough for satellite TV. Other sites in the trees offer more privacy. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Motorhome.

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We are Fulltimers

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We really liked this park. It would be a 10 if they had sewer hook ups. It is located very close to many Ocala area RV dealers. We were referred to the park by the dealer from which we bought our RV. Extremely clean. It is located at the trail head of a popular mountain biking trail. We camped at Santos Trailhead & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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