54 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
Jan 2009 - $30.00
This was our second visit to this campground. It is a beautiful place with many sites to accommodate large RVs. The problems we experienced with the management and the deterioration of the docks and other areas were much greater this year. The office was rarely open. Many activities were handled by guests on a volunteer basis. A couple that wintered here last year, were staying in one of the campground's off-site rentals and came to the park to co-ordinate most activities. To get mail or conduct any business in the office was nearly impossible. The owner took the liberty to charge things to the credit cards whose numbers were entrusted to her to guarantee reservations solely because she was "too busy" to be in the office or to present the bills for payment. It's a shame to have this nice of a park and let it go to the dogs for lack of a good workkamping couple or two to provide the amenities people want and deserve. Many of the "snowbirds" here are searching for a different park for next winter. - Buz
Apr 2016 - $29.00
We are very new to the RV camping world. This resort is right next door to Camping World which is where we purchased our new travel trailer so we thought we'd try it close by in case there were issues with our unit (or we didn't know how to hook something up). The staff is very nice; We came in after the office staff had gone but she left me a note as to which sites were available. The site we used was a pull through which made it easy for us first-timers. The sites were wide, clean, and the hook-ups worked great. The bathrooms in the facility were spotless! The pool was also spotless and nice. Although we didn't have time to participate, we noticed there were activities available at the clubhouse (Wii bowling, Zumba class, Texas Hold 'em). We also didn't use the laundry but it looked nice as well. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is the road noise from Hwy 441 but that's not really their fault; just a location issue. We could only stay 2 nights. One evening, we drove to The Villages for dinner. What a delight that was! I would return again. - new FL camper
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Stayed a week here because of the parks proximity to the Villages. This is a very clean, well maintained park. We were on a site that had new concrete pads. There is a nice new pool, but it is a bit small if you like to swim (I think max dephth is under 5 ft).
The park is located right besides Camping World and 10 min from the Villages. We would have liked to stay one more day, but they would not prorate that day to the weekly rate, and so we took our business elsewhere. - dswiss
Apr 2016 - $29.00
Very nice campground. Sites way better than average, but the patio was in a funny place for our Fiver (should be moved back farther from road so where the door opens.) Great activity center. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend when in the area. WiFi very slow so used phone hotspot. - Bubblehead651
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
Jun 2016 - $36.00
This is a very nice resort for the folks seeking quiet and relaxation. It is equestrian based, spread out, and not for small children as there are no playgrounds, pool, or activities. Quite a distance from I-75 - about 25 miles. Rate is with GS discount and off season. Lovely fenced area for your dog to run some steam off. Open sites...not much shade, but trees planted for future. Cement pad, easy to level, cement patio with table. Sprinklers come on during night and may soak anything left outside your camper. Has a lovely horse carriage museum with lots of history as well as a nice 'bistro" for a drink or a bite on property. No cable, but open for satellite and several off air stations. Not far from The Villages so lots of stores and restaurants. Good 50 amp and water pressure. Wi-Fi was fair...might be a challenge if lots of campers. Equestrian events are free to watch if you are staying here. Fifth time here to just unwind and catch our breath. - SerenityRVing
Apr 2016 - $45.00
Beautiful 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 patios and picnic tables. The site was level with easy in and out for big rigs. Grounds are clean! We stayed here on an event week, but it was still quiet. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They built dog runs for large and small dogs, and also have lots of green area to walk dogs. The laundry room is small, but efficient. There is a museum and cafe on property. There is no pool or playground, however the lodge has a pool table. There is also a fishing pond. There is no shade on the sites, however they planted trees, so that will come in a few years. 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
Apr 2016 - $36.00
$36 per night (was the monthly rate, we stayed from mid-November until the beginning of April, usual nightly rate was $50-$65 depending on the site, they do have weekly and monthly rates and they do offer Good Sam and FMCA discounts on nightly rates) was for a level grass back-in site with full hookups. The site also had an asphalt/gravel parking area for our tow car and a concrete pad with a wooden picnic table. Our site, #28, was completely in the open, which was fine during our overwinter stay. The pull-through and some back-in sites were all concrete pads with a grassy strip between the sites. The facility is well maintained and very attractive. It's a 400-acre horse farm that had decided to add RV sites to encourage visitation. All employees we encountered were wonderful!. It was usually a very quiet campground during our stay. They do have equestrian events (free to attend) on many weekends where the campground fills up but it was never overly noisy. There are many amenities available, which you can find listed on their website. There is a carriage museum on site, which has many carriages from many different periods. The park is located near The Villages, which has every imaginable convenience or activity available within a short driving distance. The included Wi-Fi worked well. AT&T and Verizon service was great. We received 34 digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
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
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
Feb 2012 - $24.00
Visit the park website for directions as one of the possible routes in has an extremely bad stretch of road. The park offers level grass sites, quiet, good utilities including cable, and very nice restrooms. AT&T phone and data service is very weak. Wi-Fi isn’t offered but an outdoor DSL cable is available at a shaded picnic table. - never settled
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
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
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Park is just down the road from Silver Springs State Park. All sites seem level. Nice pool and work out room. It had a pool table and ping pong table but the lodge building had a very unlevel floor. Hiking trails and fishing areas. The resort also has a gated area for longer stays. We camped with our dogs and grand kids over the summer. This is our third stay at the resort and have always had a good time. Staff are very friendly and helpful. There is also a great small family ran restaurant, great food, great atmosphere, and pricing. - jimnina
Jul 2016 - $22.00
55+ park with many full-timers who were gone for the summer. There is a nice lodge with a big screen tv, a/c, tables for games, etc. Pool area was decent size and clean. Park is well-maintained. There is a fitness room (we didn't use this time), game room with pool table and ping pong. Laundry facilities available. Access to Silver Springs was pretty easy. A little bit of a walk if you are carrying a lot. We kayaked on the beautiful river. There is a restaurant on site which I believe is open for breakfast and lunch. Candy shop is also on site with old style candy, homemade goodies, and homemade whoopee pies. Sites are mostly paved with full hook-up. Nice streets within the park to walk or ride your bike. WiFi and cable available. - bicyclecampers
Jun 2016 - $22.00
We stayed here for only 2 nights but would return for more. This is an RV resort where each site is privately owned and deeded. The sites that transient campers can use are ones not yet sold so the area you are assigned, or can request, is quite limited. Having said that, the site itself was spacious enough; most all the occupied sites contain large fifth wheels or mobile homes. The grounds are nicely landscaped especially around the pool area which is really large and spotless with a nice jacuzzi nearby and alot of seating available. There's also a rec room with pool, ping pong, and darts to play as well as a lodge with TV, seating, tables and lots of games, puzzles, or books to utilize. If you have a canoe or kayak, you can launch it right on to the Ocklawaha river on site. Another plus is a large dog run that's fenced so you can let Rover off leash. There's a restaurant on site too but only open for breakfast and lunch and we didn't get a chance to try it. OK, now for why I couldn't give it higher stars. The restrooms are just passable. The shower had quite a bit of mold and did not drain at all, to the point I thought it would flood the entire bath area before I was finished. The A/C also was minimal making it pretty warm in there. Also, when we checked in, someone escorted us to our site (via a golf cart) which was nice. However, when we backed our trailer in and hooked up to the electric, the breaker on the 30 amp tripped 3 times in 10 minutes. I tried to call the office but it was after 5pm and only got an answering machine where I tried to leave an "urgent" message as prompted but no one ever called. We were about to just move to another site (hoping no one else was due in later) but decided to try a 50-30 amp converter/adapter and that seemed to work thank goodness. I just wonder why they have no emergency type number. And there's no picnic table which is not good. But overall, a nice place to stay! - new FL camper