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Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $40.00
This campground has seen better days but they are working on improving its overall appearance, and they keep it clean, and they do look after their guests. It is evident that the water and electric hookups were upgraded during the past year or so as they look fairly new. They do not have dumps at the sites. You have to use a common sewer dump behind the bathhouse. The bathhouse (toilets and showers) is usable. But it is very old and tired and does not look inviting whatsoever. We did not use it. They do still have quite a few old trailer homes. Some do look like they have not been used in years. We stayed here in a 45 feet motorhome which wants to be fed with 50 amps to be happy. They claim to have 50 amps and the pedestal has plugs for 50 amps and 30 amps. However, the 50 amps cannot be confirmed because all of the pedestals do have 30-amp dual pole breakers. I have never had problems with 50 amp service when there was the appropriate 50 amp breaker. In this park, I had to pay close attention to my amperage draw because I tripped the breaker multiple times. Anyway, the temps were OK so there was no need for a lot of AC. All sorts of campers stop here for a night or longer. From tent people to 5th wheels to motorhomes. The campground does have 3 ponds and our site (100) was alongside one of them so we had a water view. They offer various attractions which can be booked in the store at the entrance of the campground. They keep a variety of exotic birds and snakes behind the store and it is open for visitors. The keeper is very knowledgeable and loves to talk about his birds and snakes. He also will take them out of their cages and allow visitors to touch and handle them if you dare. We stayed here for 4 nights and went to visit this menagerie every day. This is a funky place. One of a couple of campgrounds in the Big Cypress State Park. There are no luxuries here but we would happily come back here for a stay because it is a neat place in the middle of nowhere. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Motorhome.
Once you are past Naples and in the State Park, there is very little opportunity to shop for groceries. You have to bring enough food and beverages to last for your entire stay. You may have to drive for 45 minutes to get to the nearest food mart. The same applies if you enter from the Miami area. This is an area for nature lovers. Go kayaking or to try a pole boat tour. Never mind the alligators. They are everywhere and could not care less about you. Just don't try to pat them.
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $27.00
Nice safe and quiet place to stay when visiting the Everglades. Bath house is old and worn but is usable. Wi-Fi is hit and miss. But you can't expect much in the wilderness. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
We really loved this little campground. We had a great site right next to a pond with a nice shade tree and close to the bathhouse. The owners/operators were really nice and helpful. The wi-fi worked all the time up by the office, and we had pretty good reception at our site most of the time. In fact, we were able to watch Hulu and Netflix on our computers without interruption the nights we were there. The campground is in a fantastic area---very beautiful with a lot to do. Saw many, many alligators. Many seasonals, but they were all super friendly and helpful, too. It was quiet at night. Bathhouse is adequate; the showers were hot and free. Don't expect luxury here. Just expect to be greeted with a smile, to see some amazing sights, and to have a camping experience in a real "old timey" type Florida campground. Be sure to stock up on food supplies before you go in. Shopping choices are VERY limited in Everglades City, and you will have to drive to Naples to do any real shopping. There are a number of restaurants in town, however. We are planning to go back next year and explore the area more, and we are planning to stay at this cool little campground. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Tent Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $20.00
This is a basic campground in a terrific area. The Pole Boat Tour is a real gem, as is the Reptile and Bird area in the park. We enjoyed both immensely. I'd rate it higher, but it's a tired spot. The dumpster was never emptied in our five days here. There is no water available at the dump station, which was a great surprise. We would come back, however, since the area is so beautiful. All of the staff were friendly and most helpful. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $27.00
Located in the Everglades and they have a small collection of snakes and gators. Adequate security for guest access only. Nice people who were friendly and helpful. I could not connect to their Wi-Fi but did not expect to. No sewer hook up but a dump-site. Would stay here again. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $27.00
The CG is near Ochopee which is also very close to Everglades City. The City is a quaint town and we've enjoyed going along the river banks and trying the restaurants. Air boat rides etc., in town but the CG says the Indian operators are better and cheaper. It's a "quaint" CG but we like it. If you're in for pristine KOA style, nah. But it is clean, has some permanents, but all the folks and management have been super. The glades are right out the window, there are a couple of small lakes on the grounds and we saw a small alligator in one. They have a reptile exhibit that is nicely done: the caretaker is very informative. It's April 14 and no bugs. Has good WiFi; 30 amp with water; and there is a dump station on premises. $27 so it's more expensive that the gov't places, but I've got a thing about helping small businesses. BTW, in Eliz City there is a new "Motor Coach Resort" with a cost over $100 in the off season. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $27.00
I happened to stop here looking for a camp with power as I had been dry camping at Mitchell Landing and needed power to run my air conditioner. Guy at office was very pleasant and had me booked in quickly. There are two small lakes and most sites are waterfront. Kind of rustic looking but clean and neat. Wi-Fi was good but slow at times. Don't forget: you're in the middle of nowhere so any Wi-Fi was great. It was quiet and is gated for security. I'm still here and may stay one more day. Ask about the "Skunk Ape" or check out the website. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Once you are past Naples and in the State Park, there is very little opportunity to shop for groceries. You have to bring enough food and beverages to last for your entire stay. You may have to drive for 45 minutes to get to the nearest food mart. The same applies if you enter from the Miami area. This is an area for nature lovers. Go kayaking or to try a pole boat tour. Never mind the alligators. They are everywhere and could not care less about you. Just don't try to pat them.Olivia Las Vegas • March 2015
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