54 Parks near Ocklawaha, Florida
Jul 2010 - $40.00
The only available short term sites were out in the sun, all others were year rounders. There are nice sites on the river, but their web site is a little misleading. Pool was ok at best, has a nice kid's playground. Probably won't come back. - sammy the lot boy
Apr 2009 - $35.00
Park has definitely been getting spruced up. Have camped here for three years off and on as near Stetson University. This vist many buidings were resided and painted. Still in need of repair but definitely improving. The St Johns river is beautiful and they do have a boat ramp - ellasmom
Apr 2006 - $99.00
This is a really great campground. It is extra clean. The bathrooms are superior. The management is very friendly and you could not ask for anyone to be easier to get along with. Too bad the place is for sale. But do try to enjoy it while it's still there. - campfire
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
Feb 2016 - $40.00
We have stayed here for 4-7 days on three trips to the area. The park is old but very well maintained. Many permanent residents, and the open sites are older but very well maintained. People are some of the nicest we have ever met. Very welcoming and glad to see visitors. If you enjoy tennis, pickleball, volleyball, etc. this park is for you. Indoor and outdoor pool very nice. We will stay here anytime we are in the area. Love it. - 4950
Feb 2015 - $27.00
We wintered here from nov 14 to april 15. Lots of activities i.e. dances, entertainers, shuffleboard, minigolf etc. 2 pools. 1 outdoor and one indoor. Nice restaurant by the outdoor pool. Open 7am to 3pm 6 days. Lots of activities. We will return next winter. - jmlsrpc
Feb 2014 - $40.00
During the "season" September to April, the park is hopping. Dances, events, all kinds of sports, and other activities abound. We have been six times in a few months. We are weekend campers. The people in the park are super friendly. Plenty of space for bicycle riding and walking. If you want to do it, it's there. We have enjoyed visiting this campground and will continue to go often. - bicyclecampers
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
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We have camped here many times before. We came across a private owner on craigslist renting their lot cheaper than the official resort was. I was a little worried that the park had gone down hill because of some negative reviews on here but we had no problems. There was $5 fee for our car and golf cart at the gate but we were told up front so no problem. They have added a large dog park since we were here last. We normally spend one full day at the springs, but once you have done that the state parks have nothing else to offer. Love staying here because we have constant access to the lake and pools. We dropped our boat in the lake on Sunday and didn't put it back on the trailer until we left on Friday. Stayed anchored on the beach and were able to jump in and go whenever we wanted. The bathrooms are not fancy but they were very clean. We used them every night instead of bothering with our tiny camper shower. At first I was disappointed the site was not closer to the water, but our site in the back of the park was very shady and quiet and we didn't have to worry about through-traffic while the kids were out playing. Plus the lot was long enough that we were able to leave the truck hooked up to our 30 ft trailer and still park the bikes and golf cart in the back. We plan to book same site next year. - FloridaRVfamily
Jan 2016 - $37.00
This older park is considered a private, condominium community, that is open to the public. It has many owners and long-term renters. A $5 cash fee for non-owners is charged at the gate. We rented a site through the Elite Resort Management company by phone. They do have an office just outside the park. The sales person was very helpful and made sure we knew there would be no cable television due to the cable company digital conversion process. We use a Verizon MiFi and had okay service for the cell phone and internet. Internet was available in the Lodge. Everyone we met was very friendly. The family pool was closed, but the other pool and hot tub were being used quite a bit. A book and puzzle exchange is located in the Lodge. Our pull-through site (#3) was long and wide enough so the Jeep could be parked next to the coach. We did have to position the car and the picnic table to stop golf carts and people from walking through the site. Have to admit, it didn't stop all the walkers! Electricity, water, and sewer were all in good condition. - DiplomatTraveler
Jun 2011 - $42.00
When we checked in, we were charged an extra $10.00 for our own golf cart AND our tow vehicle! We were not told about these charges when we made our reservations and no one could explain why we were being charged extra for the vehicle that got us here. My in-laws drove a motor home in and they were charged extra as well. (No additional vehicle). There was no Wi-Fi available, even at the lodge we tried to connect and where unsuccessful. Cell phone service was non-existant. The staff was NOT friendly at all and extremely rude when we "broke a law." There was no mini-golf as they bulldozed that. No dog run and the dog beach is a 4 foot area with a large pipe in the water that our dog cut her paw on trying to swim. The dock they show kids jumping off of, is now old and rickety. Some sites were VERY small and tight. Couldn't put up our awning all the way. On the positive side, there is lots of shade and large oak trees. Family pool was nice and would have a beautiful view of the lake if it didn't have the large wooden privacy fence all the way around. Many live ins, the exterior of the cabins looked cute. We won't return as the staff and their "HOA police" were enough to frustrate our family! - highmaintenancecamper
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