11 Parks near Okeechobee, Florida
Nov 2014 - $18.00
Currently spending the winter season of 2014-2015 here. Park is mostly permanent sites. Office does not rent sites. Sites must be rented direct from a owner. Office will provide list of site renters. Very neat and all sites paved. Many activities. - User3629
Feb 2011 - $17.00
This is not a campground or an RV park. It is a 55+ retirement community that consists of about 700 individually owned sites. Most of these sites contain modular homes, park models, or RVs that are permanently parked with attached screened rooms or other additions. I estimate that less than 100 sites are vacant and only 45 of these are listed as available for rent. Each available site is rented by its owner and the price is negotiated through them. All sites have electric meters and electricity may be paid by either the landlord or the renter. I paid $500 a month and electricity was included. Information about the available sites on the park’s website (http://aoaks.net/id17.html) contains the site number, owner’s name, phone number, and maybe an email address. No other information is given. This makes shopping around for the best price difficult as each owner must be contacted about the price and whether electricity is included. The park is well-maintained with nicely manicured lawns. The streets are paved with concrete or asphalt and in good condition. Each empty site has cable TV and a large concrete pad which is angled for easier access, although some of the streets are one-way single lane and a carport across the street can make it difficult to maneuver a large RV into a site. The park is gated which provides some security, and access through the gate is provided via a magnetic card that is issued at the office after a $25 refundable deposit. There is nice pool and a large clubhouse that hosts various activities. Wi-Fi is available at the clubhouse. Verizon cell phone service is very poor – the signal fades in and out. I am able to use an external antenna with my air card so I had a decent Internet connection. There are about 5 bath houses throughout the park and each one contains a small laundry (2 washers, 2 dryers) and there are two larger laundries at the clubhouse and the office building. Children are allowed but this is a retirement community - average age is in the 70s - and there isn't much for children to do. - Comdac
Jan 2011 - $15.00
Very nice well kept park, all roads are paved with cement as is the RV pads. Great screened pool and hot tub, large club house with Wi-Fi hot spot, mostly friendly people, RV sites are rented by owners and not the park, check out the association paper for sites available (on ancient oaks web page)in the classified section, nearby Wal-Mart and grocery stores, approx 15min away. We would have given it a 10 but the water here contains Sulphur. Monthly rate. - scouse
Feb 2016 - $35.00
Lovely park. Recently renovated top to bottom. Has fuel, 'trading post' and Subway on site. Other than the campground amenities (pool, shuffleboard, day spa) the only entertainment around is the casino, 3 miles north. Okeechobee is +\- 30 miles. - Jules Simon
Jan 2016 - $22.00
This is a relatively new park run by the Seminole Indian Tribe. Park seems to be almost brand new. Each concrete pad had full service 30/50 amp, water, with good pressure, and sewer. WIFI only at the club house and no cable. Over the air channels were good, we did get about 20.
Located about three miles from the Seminole Tribe Casino. Nearest town was Okeechobee, Florida about 30 miles. - Dixster
Aug 2016 - $16.00
The campground is great, trees and a wide area to maneuver through. It is a very remote campground. Excellent for star gazing. From the entrance it is 4 miles down a shell rock road through the prairie to the family campground. Go slow and enjoy the view. There is a small sundry store about 7 miles from the Entrance on 700A, but it is a good idea to bring all your supplies in with you. It is a shell rock from the entrance which gets your vehicle covered in dust on dry days. Mud on wet days. Firewood is available for $5. Pay the Iron Ranger. The bathroom/shower facility is excellent. I used the very clean and spacious single bath. There were several tent campers. I did have to make a u-turn for the dump station but plenty of room. Trash dumpster and recycle bins are also located at the campground exit. - Big Gator
May 2016 - $16.00
I read many of the previous reviews and they are all accurate. This is a small, nice, quiet, remote campground. Make sure you bring all your food and other needs in with you because it's a long way back out. It was a gravel road from the entrance (which is small and not clearly marked for entrance fees, on the honour system, so bring exact amount), which gets your RV all covered in dust. The site is great with trees and a wide area to manoeuvre into as well as picnic table and fire pit. You can buy firewood too (on the honour system). The bathroom/shower facility is great; very clean and spacious. There were a variety of size RV's there as well as tent campers. We saw deer and birds. At night the star gazing is awesome but the best for us were all the fireflies! I love fireflies and we don't have them where we live so that was a treat! The dump station and trash were convenient and they even had recycle bins. Yay for them! - new FL camper
Feb 2016 - $18.00
If you like quite, dark nights, and remoteness, this is the park for you. Wildlife viewing is abundant. Sites are dirt/gravel, close together compared to most state parks, and most are wooded. This is a dark skies sight. A resident volunteer provides sky gazing opportunities twice daily. Weekends buggy rides are made out into the prairie. Buy groceries and fuel before heading to the park because it is miles and miles to either of those. Park staff and volunteers are very helpful. I'd return here. - SunStar203
Mar 2016 - $15.00
This park should be closed by the health department. Permanent campers drain waste water right on the ground. The laundry backs up the water pipes and over flows if too many people try to wash clothes. The old fashioned septic tank is not able to handle all the waste water that this park makes. Waste water goes on the ground and overflows. This place is just nasty. At least you can just walk across the street to get booze and gas. - campground survey
Feb 2016 - $38.00
We really love this park except for a few things that could be improved upon. This is our second stay here and we have already booked for next winter. This park has very friendly staff and every amenity you can think of. The convention center is very large and holds bingo twice a week. The 9-hole golf course could use a sprinkler system and some additional tlc but it's a great little course and perfect for beginners like me. We love the separate pools; one for adults and one for families. They have shuffleboard, bocce, ping pong, pool, darts, tennis, pickle ball, pétanque and our favorite, water volleyball. There are card clubs, craft clubs, mah-Jong, exercise classes, dancing, RC sailing, you name it. You cannot get bored here. And fishing is only minutes away. Half an hour to the casino and an hour to the outlet mall. There are restaurants close by and the onsite lunch box has great food at a reasonable price. There's a nice dog park and run area with cleanup bags throughout the park. Golf is very reasonable and they have carts available to rent. We only have a few comments on improvements. The roads in the RV section really, need attention. They are crumbling in places. The entire area floods with any real rain and the low numbered sites back up to an RV repair shop that is a bit unsightly and often noisy. And lastly the sites in this area are very tight; difficult to even get into with no broad apron on the street so you're turning in the mud and not deep or wide enough. Our truck stuck out into the road a bit, like many others and our awning practically touched our neighbor's slide, while our rear window had a closeup view of the repair shop's fence. You'd think they'd do a section at a time addressing all these issues; planting trees along the fence, raising the grade, paving the roads and widening the apron, during the quiet season. Otherwise we love it here and already booked next year in a more spacious site overlooking the brook and the golf course. - rebelsmom
Feb 2016 - $40.00
PROS-This is a good size campground, 750 sites. They have lots of activities for all ages. They have two swimming pools, sundeck, hot tub and bar. One pool is for families the other for adults. If you're into golf they have a 9 hole golf course, driving range, putting green and mini golf, plus lot's of other things to keep you active and busy. Inexpensive food and drinks available in the park, great staff, friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. You're about a mile from Lake Okeechobee with some great fishing. They guided us to our site, and with lots of help from the staff we were able to get our 5th wheel into the site. They pick up the garbage at your site daily.
CONS- For an older park it is well taken care of, but not the sites themselves, they need some work, as does the campground roads and are a bit confusing until you get use to them. Because it's older it's a bit tight to back into with a large 5th wheel, narrow roads truck and cars lining the streets. Water pressure was 42psi and the electric post had one 50 amp and one 30 amp located at the back of the site rusted and in need of some work, we could only get the 30 amp, the 50 amp was already taken by a permanent resident. We needed to get out extra cable, sewer and water hose to reach it. Wi-Fi is limited and you can pay extra for additional service, and the service was slow and sometimes not available. The cement patio was in need of repair; it's getting old. Like many KOA's we've stayed at we find them to be overpriced, older and in need of updating, especially at the campsites.
WOULD WE STAY HERE AGAIN? No Our rate was based on staying for a month.
We stayed here in a 36 foot fifth wheel. - Traveler II
Feb 2016 - $77.00
This is a huge park, largest KOA in the States. We were in a spot that was adjacent to the 9 hole golf course. They had a Mardi Gras parade while we were there. Lot of facilities and programs were available if desired. Amenities were good. Our grass site had some shade with very close spacing. - chillyvt
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Silver Palms RV Resort is located approximately ¼-mile north of Lake Okeechobee. If you are looking for a resort to buy into, where you are away from the hustle and bustle of life, then I would highly recommend this resort. Lots can also be rented, but call the office as rates depend on dates of stay, length of stay, and location. The lots are good sized, approximately 40' x 70', and includes 30/50 AMP, sewer, water, and free Wi-Fi. The resort offers a lot of activities, such as crafts, dancing, various exercise programs, billiards, bingo, bunco, various card games, as well as pickle ball, volleyball, golf, and biking. So much to do!! And the pool is absolutely beautiful and offers a full-service snack bar with beer and wine, DJ's and live music. We stayed here in a 40' motor coach and, when the time comes, would definitely consider this resort as one that we would settle down in. Great getaway from everything! - The Diesel Gypsies
Jun 2016 - $57.00
We had a very nice stay at Silver Palms We had an improved site with lots of pavers and a Tiki covered patio. The roads are all well built and wide. The pool is huge and has a patio that is covered and uncovered - take your pick. Right in town so all the restaurants are close. Very nice library and was able to swap some books. The only downside was no cable tv. But I got the satellite with no trouble. - Libby
Feb 2016 - $50.00
Our site was adjacent to the preserve which was very enjoyable to watch the birds, Sandhill cranes, egrets, osprey, etc. Sites are grass with pavers. However, the facilities were lacking. For a park with almost 500 sites they only had 5 washer/dryers and they were located at the farthest end of the park from our site. The same problem for the bathroom/showers, too far from our site. - RVParkReviewsfromCL
May 2014 - $15.00
They gave us the Passport America rate. Not fancy but the people are friendly. Over-55 park with a nice clean laundry room. Not many amenities but very peaceful. We have been there twice and will go back again. - esta34950
May 2016 - $33.00
If coming from the north be very aware of their sign. I missed it and drove 5 miles before a turn around. Very well kept location. Office staff very nice and helpful. Passport only accepted for 3 days or would have stayed longer.
$66.00 a night in Okeechobee in the summer is really over the top. Large site with pavers and fishing in the rim ditch. WPB on the antenna and clear for a satellite. Large open area for the dog. Mostly quite even with the highway so close. An enjoyable location. - Libby
Mar 2016 - $45.00
We were at this very quaint campground for several days. We understood that a bank has taken over this campground and is not putting any money into it so it could change relatively quickly. It was not in bad shape while we were there. The river at the back of the campground has a beautiful tiki hut large enough for the whole campground.
We really didn't see the staff other than check in even though she lives on site.
There is no cable here and the local channels hardly work at all so you will need satellite. We had ATT service which didn't work except in some very specific spots in the campground.
The WiFi also was spotty.
Not much in the area unless you fish.
Probably wouldn't stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Feb 2016 - $28.00
Because this is our 1st year snow birding, our early and prior reserving where we originally wanted to be was unsuccessful. So for the month of February, we started calling around the state desperately seeking a place to stay so we wouldn't have to go back to the awful cold and snow.
We happened on this rv park via the 2016 RV Travel & Savings Guide. I called and was greeted by a very friendly manager that was accommodating. The park is security gated and we were given a remote to get back in when we left the community. The park itself is small but beautiful. Our site was quite roomy with beautiful pavers and palm trees and shrubs between us and our neighbors. Pets are welcome and need to be on leashes. The sounds of traffic on the highway right next to the park are loud but only certain times of the day. Every day there was a social hour right before sunset in the large and beautiful Chickee hut...everyone was welcome. While we were there we celebrated Super Bowl Sunday in the Clubhouse/office with the others at the park. We also had a campfire wiener roast that everyone attended. They were both enjoyable with food pitch-ins by the residents and the managers provided the meats. Our rent did not include electricity but the average daily rate even with the additional electric was only $27.50. The water was a light rusty color but didn't seem to have an odor. We drank and used bottled water. There is no laundry facility and the closest and best one was about 6 miles away. Grocery stores are 10-12 miles away. The pool is clean and beautiful but not heated. However, we did sun ourselves there. The clubhouse is roomy and very nicely decorated. We were given a pass code to get in to use it if we wanted. We had no service with our telephones 99% of the time with AT&T and Wifi was sparse. The overall experience was enjoyable. If you love fishing this is the park to be in. It sits on the canal surrounding Lake Okeechobee and has a boat launch for the residents. - Lovingretirement16
Dec 2015 - $50.00
We booked for 1 month in a 50amp full hook-up. We have a new fifth wheel and the pedestal was much older and unable to support our RV. Our surge protector kept kicking off power because it got below 104 which is very dangerous for your appliances. We were forced to leave after 2 weeks and manager handled the whole situation very poorly. Overall, bad customer service and very old electrical system. Go to KOA. - averyhp
Feb 2015 - $25.00
Very narrow driveway and site, but lucky we had a man guide us in. Older park with a lot of old trailers. People very friendly and a good price for Florida. - gray nomad
Dec 2014 - $21.00
We just stayed here overnight, other campers here were the most friendly of any park we have stopped at for an overnight stay...roads were wide & paved...staff was very friendly & helpful...great park, we will be back. - Gear Jammer