55 RV Parks near Ocklawaha, Florida
Oct 2014 - $25.00
The only way to get this rate is weekly; daily, it is $30. This is a mobile home park as well as an RV campground. There are many permanent residents and, although many of the mobile homes are nice and well maintained, quite a few of them are in bad shape. The roads are terrible, sand with giant potholes. They advertise cable TV but the only way to get it is to pay a full month ($85) plus a $40 installation charge. There was no Wi-Fi and no cell service with our phone which works almost everywhere. The laundry was a screened-in shack with no doors and no air conditioning. The only restroom/shower we could find was not in very good shape and, again, had no air conditioning. We understood that it was under new management and there seemed to be a lot of workers cleaning up but there is a lot more that needs to be done, There are many other campgrounds in this area that look much better for the same money. We would never stay here again. - SandyA
Feb 2012 - $10.00
We totally enjoyed our stay at Lake Bryant. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. We were made to feel at home here. It had a great family atmosphere, and the calendar was filled with fun activities for all ages. We wish that we could stay longer. - Trisha3
Feb 2010 - $28.00
Lake Bryant is a trailer park that and falls far short of the ratings in RV reference books and the info and photos posted on the site. RV sites are scattered between badly maintained trailer homes. Street are packed sand, holes and mud when it rains and dust from the numerous golf carts and 4 wheelers used by permanent residents. The beach is there but the swimming area has grass growing in most of it. When making reservations the management will charge you the cost of your full stay (week or month) rather than a portion, and the is NO REFUND REGARDLESS. Laundry facilities are small and in a small screened in shed. There is no way we would return or recommend this to others. - Bill J
May 2015 - $40.00
Park is pretty and quite, way off the road. Lots of horses, ponies, a lama, and wild birds. Site was level, however, grass was not cut and was ankle high. Lots of snowbirds winter, but had left before our arrival. There is a pool which looked nice but we didn't use. The park is over priced and they charge $5 per guest even if the guest just visit during the evening for a few hours and do use the facilities. - Jackhal
Jan 2014 - $35.00
We have stayed here more than once at the per month rate. Our first consideration was its proximity to the many attractions in Florida both on the Atlantic and Gulf sides coupled with its competitive rates. We were looking for a shaded, friendly and safe place to stay while we bicycled, kayaked (the famous monkeys in Silver Springs just down the road). But perhaps our favorite aspect is how nice the owners are and how dedicated to providing activities for their guests. - PassingThru
Feb 2009 - $1.00
The Lake in the Forest is a beautiful park. It is off of the road in a well shaded area surrounded with big trees. If you like country settings and not a concrete city, you will like this park. The owner goes out of the way to please everyone. There are activities for the kids and adults. All of the guests in the park were very friendly and did things together. Shopping and places to eat are close. When we left we felt as if we were leaving family. This was our first year there but we have already booked next year. The owner's mother is a wonderful person too. If you visit the park, be sure to say hi to the owners and the owner's parents. - Tom And Sharon
Apr 2017 - $25.00
PA rate only applies to the high season rate. If you come during the low season, you get half off the high season rate, not the much cheaper low season rate. PA is still cheaper than the low season rate. Confusing signage at the entrance. Why can't they just have a sign that says "Park here to register"??? That would make things EASILY understood. Whatever. Permanent residents apparently don't have to obey the one-way street signs. At least 3 of the residents don't obey them. Maybe they figure rules don't apply early in the morning. Zero shade in the pull thru area. Road noise when outside your coach may be bothersome. Utilities worked fine. Saving grace for me was the fenced retention pond that doubles as an off-leash dog park. Dry conditions in the area meant there was no water in the pond, so my young dog got to run around. Saw several people walking their dogs in the streets and everyone appeared to pick up after them. Good!! Second time here but not sure I'd stay here again. Would depend on offerings of other parks in the area and what I needed to do. This time the parks's central location to the activities I wanted made the decision easy. Getting here from the Fla Turnpike/I-75 is easy. - TH travelers
Feb 2017 - $45.00
Paved roads. Sites are grass/sand, level, some with paved patio and table. No shade. Staff was friendly and helpful. We did not use the pool. The WiFi actually worked! As all of you know most RV parks advertise WiFi but do not deliver; we were very pleased with this park's WiFi. - Tom-MNAK
Jan 2017 - $25.00
Stayed one night on way to South Florida. Park was clean and well kept. Electric was good as was water and cable tv. We had a pull thru site that easily handled us and our tow. Site was crushed lime rock, but was level and easy to get in and out . Plenty of width for the site. There was limited shaded sites available but since we were only overnighting, we were happy with what we had been assigned. Interior roads were paved. Staff that we dealt with were friendly and very helpful. There is a Camping World next door if needed. Restaurants are nearby. Park was very quiet and peaceful. We would stay here again when in area. - delta 26
Mar 2015 - $14.00
Just a warning to others....... Their website is VERY misleading. We needed a place to stay for a month in Central Florida. We called from the previous campground that we'd been staying at to see if they had availability. The lady on the phone said "we only have one left". Since the campground that was our first choice was already full we went ahead and booked it. She wanted our credit card over the phone. I know better than paying for a site before seen but she said it was the last one! So I gave her the credit card number which she said would be charged that day. (Absolutely no refunds)
This could be a very long story but I will cut to the chase and comment on discrepancies with their website.
Concrete pads - I don't see any. We are parked on grass that sinks when it rains.
Restaurant- There is no restaurant on site much less that delivers. There is a mini mart at the entrance. Don't expect to get your milk and bread there, but if it's beer and soda you are after you are in luck!
Beach/Swimming footsteps from your site - There is no beach on the property. There is no water that you can swim in on property unless you don't mind swimming with alligators! There is a beach that you can see from the property but you need a vehicle to get there. It is part of the National Forest system so you have to pay fees to get in.
Laundry - Yes, there is a laundry "onsite" but it sits facing State Highway 40 and has a big sign with the hours written on it (the hours on the sign are incorrect) so it is open to the public. There is only COLD water wash available.
Boats and jet ski rental (As described on the Passport America site under 'highlights') - None.
Don't bother sending an email inquiry as their website suggests. I never did get a response. I also would caution you to NOT get anything of importance sent to you here via mail. We never did get the FedEx "overnight" envelope that was sent to us. Everybody that we met that was staying here was very nice. - RunAroundSue
May 2017 - $50.00
This is an RV area inside a horse resort. Sites are concrete, level, well kept, FHU that work great. Rolling hills with views of competition areas. Resort has restaurant, museum, bar and is beautiful. Even with a competition while we were there, it was quite. About 4 miles from The Villages and everything you could need or want. Definitely will stay here again. - Banker bill
Dec 2016 - $45.00
With tax we ended up at $50/night. Be sure to navigate to the Griffin Avenue entrance. The back roads are narrow and curvy but do-able. Once inside, it wasn't abundantly clear where to stop, check-in and unhook our toad. There is a sign that says to call so we did. A friendly lady answered our call and quickly appeared in a golf cart to escort us to our site. Our site was a back in which gave us a wonderful view of the grounds through our big windshield. We enjoyed seeing horses with carriages going by from time to time. The office recd packages for us and delivered them to our site.
Now for the not-so-good. As beautiful as the grounds are, the design of the RV area is a little quirky. Our back-in site was grass for parking the motorhome (not great when putting down jacks) while the front part of the site was gravel for the tow car. We had a poured concrete patio with a picnic table. We found ourselves wondering why didn't they put more gravel or pour more concrete for the motorhome. It was kind of odd. The other odd thing is the sprinklers. With all that lovely green grass, you know they have to water it. Their sprinkler system is industrial strength and runs every night - specifically 3:47am for 30 minutes. Did I mention it runs every night? The sprinklers spray highly pressurized water at anything and everything. We could hear the water hit our motorhome starting at the back and then working it's way forward along the side. The first night we jumped out of bed to be sure all of our windows were tightly closed. After the second 3:47am awakening, we called the office to see what could be done. They dropped off half-circle pieces of plastic to stick in the grass near the sprinkler heads. They told us to find the sprinkler heads ourselves and did not offer to help. The last quirk was that the park had a significant drop in water pressure for about six hours one morning. Bottom line - we wanted to try something different. We're glad we did but don't think we'd return. - GottaGoNow
Nov 2016 - $36.00
We have stayed here multiple times. Beautiful RV park, set up to support equine events, therefore lots of open space for horses and events. Also now have dog events. Our site was a concrete pull thru site with patio and picnic table. Our site was level with easy in and out for big rigs. Most sites don't have shade, however sites 1 - 12 at entrance of park have some shade and are back ins. Grounds are clean! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Good size dog park back by site 45, two areas one for small, one large, just needs a bench for us dog owners. There is also lots of green area to walk dogs. The laundry room is small, but efficient. There is a museum and cafe on property but haven't visited. There is no pool or playground, however the lodge has a pool table. There is also a fishing pond. No highway noise since the park is located a distance off I-75, and the back roads are narrow to the RV entrance. We had no issues with a 40' motor home and tow, just took it slow around corners. Would highly recommend if staying in the area more then a night! We stay here a few times a year when coming in and out of Florida. - KKColorado
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Sandy lots for RVs with small yappy dogs all around you.
Wifi only in or near the office.
Received an electric bill for previous tenants, not managed well.
Couldn't get a dish TV connection. Considered buying a MH that was for sale but after several unanswered questions from the office I was approved but wasn't allowed because I have a Labrador that doesn't bark. Such a waste of time for us and the owner. Was then informed by the owner that the office play's favorites. Best to drive past this place and go to another park on 466. - Reenie
Aug 2014 - $32.00
Laundry machines were all rusty. Mostly older park models. They put daily and weekly right by road and dumpsters with no screening and a noisy pump that runs most of the time. Office and computer room so small there is not room for more than 2 people at a time. WiFi does not even work in computer room. People walking and driving through sights instead of taking the road, all the time. - mountainfan
Mar 2014 - $40.00
This is mostly a retirement park with about 400 permanent sites. There are less than 30 sites set aside for overnight stays, some shaded. The staff is friendly, and we would stay there again as it's very close to who we visit. It's an old park. They will give you the Good Sam discount if you ask for it, but they're not a member. The bathrooms are old and not in good shape. Out of five showers, only two worked. Out of five sinks, two had no water. The water pressure was poor in the bathrooms and at our RV site. The sites were quite level and the power posts in good shape with consistent 50 amp service for the four days we stayed there. Free coffee and donuts in the morning. - grizzz
Nov 2016 - $14.00
Very nice owners who live on site. The grass was well kept. The sites are grass, level, with a picnic table and well spaced. The neighbors were friendly and it was a quiet campground. There was a communal fire Saturday night that was well attended by permanent and temporary campers. The only downside is the rough roads. - esta34950
Jul 2016 - $28.00
We stayed in Spot 14, The owners are on site. The park is clean. The owners are real friendly people. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is quiet and out of the way, and an hour or two from the amusement parks or the beaches. I highly recommend this campground if Quiet and Serene is what your looking for.
Oh, and the Cable TV worked awesome for our entire stay. The bathrooms and laundry facilities are clean and well kept. The water pressure in the showers is awesome: "like getting a massage every morning." We will stay here again. - Jack Mac Innes
Jun 2015 - $28.00
Don't waste your time. Have stayed several times since 2012. Has gone downhill drastically. Owners should sell or shut down. Yes, that bad. She was constantly complaining about being broke, and was bad mouthing full time tenants. He is just plain nasty & miserable. Bad interior roads, very unkept grass, & some pets were loose. There was even a skinny lady walking around asking for us for pot. No wifi, poor cable, wash machines still broke from last time we were there, dryer took 3x to dry...you get the idea. Felt unsafe. Neighborhood is trashy. The good, restrooms clean. We will not return. Traveling in a fifth wheel. - Lunchy
Apr 2016 - $9.00
Stayed Feb 2016 to April 22 2016 Clean park. Management and staff were friendly. Sites sand-grass, sunny/open to some shade, nearby to spacious lot spacing, and included a picnic table. There were several activities in the park; the park has been underrated by people that formerly resided in the park and gave it a bad rating due to their behavior in the park. Its a nice park. Good value. - E Hayward
Dec 2014 - $32.00
Would never recommend this park to anyone. Dirty bathrooms, no toilet paper, pool not open most days, manager and others in park get visits from sheriff too often, says credit cards taken but manager made us pay cash for two months in advance. Rain makes it a swampland, had to go barefoot to get to vehicle or wade in water and mud and ruin shoes. Could be great park but poor management and too much drama. - Traveler2440
Feb 2014 - $25.00
Short bumpy hard dirt road entrance from highway. Excellent Wi-Fi. Sites are all on dirt or mud, when it rains. We were there when there was mud. 10+ sites were too muddy to use. No cement pads/patios or site picnic table. Very close to the Ocala National Forest. Takes PA but only for stays of 3+ days. Friendly management escorted us to site. Didn't see any showers nor were there any indicated on the map. Suggest staying here if you like a rustic setting, and then only during dry times. Not a great value. - LeeCA
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Good swimming, lots of tourist. Nice staff. Silver Springs is a great place to see. About 20 minutes to Palatka and also very close to the Ocala National Forest. About 2 hours to Orlando. Wi-Fi spotty and a few tv channels but that was fine as we were there for Silver Springs. - EACreech
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
Mar 2017 - $39.00
Stayed a week here and would have been happy to stay much longer. Lovely park. It was full. Majority of lots owner occupied by snowbirds. Areas with park models and class A's only. On site is restaurant, candy shop, fitness center, laundry facilities, propane filling, walking trails, dog parks and 3 pools. Only negative was no wifi and few snowy cable channels. - jackiej
Feb 2017 - $40.00
Stayed in Preserve section for one week. Wifi is now nonexistent. TV cable could stand some repair. Hookups worked well and placement is satisfactory. Security is superior. - MSTraveler
Jan 2017 - $40.00
Our second time at this park. Lots of repeat campers. Spaces are mostly level and long concrete with well located hook ups. - Dunwoodyradio