Rodman Campground

Palatka, Florida



Palatka, Florida
Phone: (386) 326-2846

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $25 3/2016

Latitude: 29.521004177874
Longitude: -81.796594724854

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Very well maintained. Excellent staff. Stayed in Phase II on the canal. Good view and sites angled for privacy. Phase I under trees, also good. Lot of hiking available and excellent asphalt roads to bike. Visit the dam area, walk along the canal to the Buckman Locks. Fishing, kayaking good. 50/30/20amp. Primitive camping is really nice. Park was quiet and relaxing the week we were there. Worth going back to. Firewood & ice available. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59 phase II
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Bike to the dam, hike to the locks, hike along Cross Florida Greenway. Short drive to Palatka for good seafood, fishing on the St. Johns River, provisions if needed.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

In Section 2, the bathroom is on the side of the campground near the Handicapped sites. The other side of the campground, near the canal has to walk around the hill in between the 2 roads. All sites in this section have curbs that you drive over to get into your site. The curbs made it hard to use my mobility scooter to visit friends - I could get over the curb into the site but had a very hard time getting back to the road. Sites on the canal side are shady. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9 - handicapped
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Fish at the dam.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground out in the middle of nowhere. Some sites have no trees so we were able to get satellite TV after we moved. First Office staffer not helpful, the second one helped us move. Campground is pretty, has lots of kids on the weekends and not far from the dam with fishing. Showers and laundry were good. Verizon phones barely worked. Internet worked a couple days then did not over the weekend. Don't personally like to be so isolated. Probably would not camp here again. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the murals in Palatka on sides of building depicting historical events of the city. Good St. Augustine flea market 1 hour away. Ocala RV show an hour away in the other direction.

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Review Count: 228
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice. Very similar to a COE park in its layout. We stayed in the canal section and near the bath house. Fishing at the dam or down by the boat launch. Also in the canal just down the road. Got lots of tv on wingman antenna using 340 deg. magnetic, at my site. Palatka a 22 mile round trip to the Walmart. Better bring it with you if you need it. ATT phone only worked near the boat launch area [1 bar]. Paved roads, dump station and good water pressure. The ranger was very helpful with local info. We enjoyed it. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Biggest issue was that they have the dumpster right at the end of this site, why I don't know! I did mention that they should have it on the other side of area away from campers. It stunk badly and it was packed full. Also the next site was close and I couldn't pull up as far as I wanted to because of campers there. Volunteer wanted me to move up after they left so they could empty dumpster, not going to happen, I leave tomorrow. Caught a big bass right near the boat ramp though! Bath house very clean, camp area #1 was immaculate, only two of us in whole section besides the volunteer. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great site near restrooms which were clean. Water and electric only with a dump station. We rode our bikes to the dam(Marjorie Cross) up the road where everyone fishes. It's a beautiful area. Next time we plan to bring the kayak. Great area for ATV riders with many paths. We found a foot trail and enjoyed the shaded walk. Stores are not close so bring food. Bugs were out at dusk. There is a ramp for small boats. Bring bait. We saw no wildlife. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park. We were right on the canal, very tranquil. Bugs can be bad depending on what time you're there. With hookups and tranquil setting we were pleasantly surprised. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground. The only reason it gets a 7 is that the sites are too close. You and your neighbor can almost share a fire ring on some sites. You have to be picky if you want a site to get satellite TV. All in all we would stay here again. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A true gem of a park. Very quiet, no wifi or solid cell phone service but that was the entire point of the trip. Very well kept, clean and very helpful staff. We will certainly stay there again. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed at this park twice now for 3 days each time and have enjoyed it both times. It is clean and the facilities are well kept, though the men's showers in the Phase I campground could use some bleach for the mildew (typical Florida). I have stayed in the Phase I area both times but will likely go to the Phase II area if I stay again due to the amount of traffic in Phase I using the boat ramp. Phase II appears to be very quiet. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoy this park. Shaded sites and quiet surroundings. No fishing areas in campground, but a short drive to the fishing docks at the dam. The only issue is some campers don't clean up after their dog waste, which is wrong on their part! Bathrooms are kept clean and park is clean and RV friendly. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Another Gem! We love state parks most everywhere and this is another new-found favorite. Lots of birds, especially in Site 58, the last in the row. The only fault I'd mention is low water pressure, but we had water onboard, so showering was no problem. The Cross Florida Trail passes through the park and the Caravelle Wildlife Management Area is nearby with great trails and well-marked. You will LOVE it here! Camp hosts have been here for many years and offer a wealth of information. Enjoy! We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Florida State Park. It's way out of the city but very nice. Lots of grass and you can back far into your site. We would camp here again for sure. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is on the border of the Ocala National Forest. We have camped here 3 times and we find it very quiet and friendly. The rangers and CG hosts are very helpful. The area is famous for the it's great bass fishing and ATV trails. We have rode through the passable dirt roads in our TOAD. Fun Stuff. All shopping is done in Palatka, Fl. Every store you can imagine is there. Limited cell phone service. We camped at Rodman Campground in a Motorhome.

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