55 RV Parks near Palm River-Clair Mel, Florida
We did however find 55 campgrounds within 25 miles of Palm River-Clair Mel. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Palm River-Clair Mel in the left hand column.
May 2016 - $16.00
This park is for members of any Elks Lodge and guests of the members. The grounds are well-kept and it is quite conveniently located, just 3 blocks north of Highway 60. Upon arrival pick a vacant site, set up, get registration forms from a box near the entrance, fill out and take into the lodge when the bar is open late afternoon and early evening. - Bill Strong
Mar 2018 - $20.00
This is NOT a resort. When making reservation, was not told the pool and work out room were closed due to the storm. Also was NOT told that the site was side-by-side, which means door faces your neighbor. As if that wasn't bad enough, there was very little room between units. My husband could literally stand with arms stretched and touch both 5th wheels. Thank goodness only there one month or we would have probably left early. We were literally at the edge of the parking lot with cars going by constantly, along with some strange activity in this parking lot late at night. Park is an old mobile home park with many old units and narrow roads. Granted, main part of park was closed from the storm but even if that were open we would have had trouble getting there as many trees and narrow roads. Park located at a dead end road through a residential area. Did have a small cement pad that did not line up to unit. Would not go back here. - Robbi
Dec 2017 - $45.00
We made reservations while traveling on the road to visit friends in Tampa. We also needed a place fairly close to Venice, Fl. Part of the advertisement for this place was that is is close to everything. It is. If you will not be staying at your camper much, this place will be o k to park. Other than that, not that great for camping. Camper sites are very tight, and neighbor's sewer was right outside our door. Site was better for motor home than 5th wheel, as we had to deal with a utility pole at the front of our site, which was "pull in, back out". See photos. I thought it a bit pricey for what was offered. - Doxie Mom
Mar 2015 - $50.00
WiFi could be better probably won't come again not much to do. The sites were large with plenty of shade. The park was rustic but very relaxing. the staff was pleasant and helpful - happydaz
May 2018 - $40.00
We stayed in a Class C. All sites are back-in. campground provides ample separate parking for towed trailer. Pool is large, clean and covered. Minimal breakfast and lunch is provided in the cost of the site. Trolley or golf cart is provided as transportation to meals which are in rv sales are. Awesome new shaded and fenced agility park for dogs. Would stay here again. - Boomerific
May 2018 - $40.00
We had a 5-day free stay and once again, this park is great. Grass between all sites that is well kept. We were lucky to have a site right next to the dog park which gave us extra space on the passenger side. The roads are very well kept. Walking all around the camp is a good 2-3 mile walk and is pleasant. Directly across the street from the Lazy Days RV sales area. Easily walkable to look at all the RVs. - CiminoAdv
Apr 2018 - $60.00
Camped here before and after getting service at Lazy Days. Staff is friendly. Grounds are clean. Exit 10 restaurant (on site) had good food and happy hour. The resort allowed us to use their facilities when our 5th wheel was getting serviced, which was a big help. RV park is right off the highway and you will hear road noise. - locatjl
Mar 2018 - $28.00
Old park built when RVs were smaller, so sites are barely adequate for larger rigs. Sites are dirt and grass. Ours was level and easy to access. Location is good for access to Temple Terrace, New Tampa, and Brandon, which is what we needed. Electric amperage was marginal (tripped circuit breaker once) and WIFI was fair to poor. Sewer connection was old style with no threads on pipe. Park was pleasantly quiet. - ramblin' vagabonds
Nov 2017 - $30.00
This trailer park used to be very trashy years ago. Has been cleaned up somewhat. Sites not level, close together, barely enough room for tow vehicle. Much knit picking by permanent tenants(majority of park). Laundry facility not worth using...dryers are just slot machines! Will not revisit! - Cat Woods
Nov 2017 - $20.00
Our first impression was that the campground is convenient to Tampa, nearby attractions, and the highway. Also upon driving in, it appears to be an oasis of large shade trees right off a six lane hwy. Most sites are roomy, with a mix of grass, weeds, and sand.
The condition of the park is declining; the swimming pool needs repair and attention, buildings are aged, the laundry rooms have resident spiders and machines do not work properly. Roads are paved, but the dump station is in the middle of the road in front of sites. The center of the RV park houses a sewage treatment plant; every time the wind blows the aroma carries through the park. New park management is trying to make improvements to this park. - MargaretL
Apr 2017 - $20.00
The sites are very cramped, but the beach made up for that inconvenience. 30 amp kicked off when air conditioner was used. 50 amp had 117 volts on line 1, and 79 volts on line 2 so could not use due to low voltage. Told office of elec problem when checked in on 1 April 2017 on 3 April went back to office and new person called it in on 4 April. Went to office and same rude person that checked me in told me that electrician was just there and said I didn't turn breakers on. I assured him that I had turned breakers on several times and that the current was not sufficient to power anything. He said nothing he could do he had to go with what the electrician told him. This individual was rude and unprofessional to the people that were checking in before us also. I am a work camper and worked in civil service for 40 years and have. Never met a more uncaring person in my life. Long story short we plugged into sites around us that were vacant for the two weeks we were there. - Larry Copeland
Feb 2017 - $20.00
Went in on a Sunday so had to go dry for one night. Monday was put in hookup a lot of construction going on so was hard to get around. I guess the only complaint would be to many full timers staying long term which makes it hard for ones that want to stay a couple of weeks and go one. People working here were great . - jamie1
Jan 2017 - $13.00
Called in advance, couldn't get answer. Emailed & told to check back. Emailed again & told dry camping only though 5 spaces near us stayed empty our entire 2day stay. Don't put a mat down on their nonexistent grass to cover the decaying dog poo left by others. Staff condescending and don't even begin to believe the posted office times. Horrible directions- sent us to a closed gate and we had to unhook toad to turn around. Poor signage to let you know you are heading to the right place. - Belle-Bailey
Oct 2017 - $35.00
Nasty Place, Stay Away! We never even stayed there because of what happened when we pulled in! We arrived at night and my wife had to use the restroom so I dropped her off and went to check in. Three minutes later she came running up to me and said, "we are leaving, this place is disgusting!" She said the man who lived next to the bathroom, a huge man with no shirt on and a ton of junk in his lot, looked her up and down as she was entering the restroom. Then, while she was in there, she heard him make comments about her nice body to his friends and that he'd like to "do her" (he used a much more explicit term.) I guess there were a bunch of them drinking with this guy and so sex talk started. My poor wife was shaking. While she was being sexually harassed in the bathroom, I had driven around and the place is a DUMP and so we got the heck out of there. Lot's of long timers with junk in the yard, broken down old cars, etc. No pool, narrow lots and in a bad neighborhood. Seriously? HOW this place is listed on Good Sam is beyond me. To make matters worse, we stopped at a 7-11 about a block away to park for a moment to find another RV park to go to. A guy came up to our window and asked what kind of high we were looking for. Stay away...nasty people, nasty place!I wouldn't take children either...I can't imagine what I would have done if that guy had approached my daughter. So if your travel with your wife and kids, find a park without perverts and drunks. - Travelin Mac
Jan 2017 - $29.00
If you're looking for Yogi or KOA, this ain't it. These people live here and work hard and keep to themselves and are polite enough. Our fiver barely fit in our site, next to an even bigger fiver. But the staff is nice enough and it's very convenient to a mall and several other shopping centers. There was a hole on our site when we moved in. We mentioned it to an office worker and there was a guy here with a wheel barrow full of mulch that day. And they were trying to catch the guy who wasn't cleaning up after his dog. A fair price for a convenient stay in season. - melissabrvs
May 2015 - $30.00
I Do Not Recommend this RV park to anyone. First of all it's located in a really sketchy part of Tampa. We were there for 3 months. Our first month, during the daylight hours, we caught 3 local kids stealing one of our bikes, got it back that time, but a week later, they came back and cut the locks off both our bikes and took both of them. These kids continued to come back over and over. Also managing to steal other RVers bikes.
When it first happen, the acting manager said and I quote, "I can't be outside 24/7." Excuse me? Im sorry, but that is the wrong answer to tell your customers who pay quite a bit to stay in your not very attractive RV park. The people who run this place really don't care if anyone steals your stuff. I didn't even get an I'm sorry that happened to you.
This place is not your typical RV park. There are long term residents, its across the street from a family dollar. Its near Busch Gardens and a lot of businesses. Thats about the only thing it has going for it. The bathrooms are ok, however the stall doors are right in your face when you sit down. The laundry room is located in between the bathrooms. 2 out of 4 washers don't work and 2 of 3 dryers do work. There's no pool either. They also charge for electric.
I will never ever stay here again. If you decide to stay, its def going to be at your own risk and don't have any expectations. - Ellie Q
Apr 2018 - $21.00
The staff were very friendly and explained everything well. Our site was partially shaded by some very nice looking trees and backed onto a picturesque stream. We were close to the pool, laundry, and restrooms, but were not bothered by traffic. Most sites around us were empty. There are many stores within a short driving distance. The only thing we didn't like was a slight but persistent odor from the water treatment pond that was located a couple of hundred yards upwind from us, but it wasn't too bad. - John A Guderian
Feb 2018 - $51.00
We stayed for three nights. First night was $60.75 incl tax due to a special event nearby. The next two nights were $50.49 each. Sun does not offer online reservations which is annoying. Our initial reservation for one night was made via telephone. Upon arrival, we had to wait in line over ten minutes to check-in. It's a busy place. Staff was pleasant and efficient. When we added two nights later, they were very helpful and we did not have to change sites. This is a big park with lots of little roads. We would have appreciated an escort to our site. We missed a turn trying to get to our space. Roads are a bit tight but manageable...but tight enough to concern you when you realize you missed your turn or when a vehicle is coming towards you (although motorists were really good about carefully passing rigs or pedestrians). A friendly camper helped us figure out how to get back to our site. Our site (A-10) was next to the office, shuffleboard area, propane tank, trash dumpster, playground and pool. We also backed to the highway (McIntosh). In spite of numerous "obstacles"; surprisingly, it wasn't terribly noisy nor was there any nuisance. The highway quiets down at night. Our site had a tree providing welcome shade in the afternoon although it also provided lots of messy leaves and fuzz to the roof of our coach and toad. Both were absolutely filthy after three nights. Some sites are cement pull-thru's but most are dirt/grass/sand back-ins. Reasonable grassy space in between sites in our particular area. Grounds are clean and maintained. We did not experience mosquitoes or ants. Some sites aren't level so you might need blocks. Hook-ups worked well. Satisfactory Verizon cell, Verizon Mifi and DirecTV signals. Some sites might have trees blocking satellite signal. I didn't see any recycling options. The overall park is very popular and full mid-February. If returning to the area, we would evaluate all options first but would be willing to stay here again. - GottaGoNow
Jan 2018 - $55.00
Nice RV park with many large and wide sites. FHU's. 50 amp. All are back-in level grass sites. Pool. Most people in park are Snow Birds who come for 6 mo's each year. Very friendly. Some road noise as is near freeway, but not horrible. Some sites by freeway may have been louder than ours. Internal roads are somewhat narrow, but OK. Lots of Big Rigs in park. Trees are well trimmed so no danger to rigs. They have a hot tub, another pool, and other amenities in a different section of the park. Those sites are smaller and may all be park models (but not sure). We did not see these amenities; we saw only the nice pool by the office. Would stay here again. - DrM Traveler
Jan 2017 - $36.00
The front desk lady came after hours and helped us into our site and was so sweet. Narrow roads but service was top notch!!! Much needed work going on. Great changes to come - Lo-67
Jan 2017 - $30.00
We stayed there in Feb because it was close to FL state fairgrounds. Office was closed when we arrived. No paperwork was left for us after traveling 9 hours this was disappointing! One of the residents told us where to park til Monday morning! Nasty front desk personnel. Deshelved used profanity. Couldn't find my reservation! We had a conformation #! We would never stay there again! I don't know who is in charge but not worth the stress! - Ginny1974
Mar 2016 - $20.00
Where do I start. Their internet ad is VERY misleading. There is NO Cable available for Short stays. (Management says the local cable company can hook you up for a month AT YOUR COST) , we are only staying for two weeks. Next, WiFi available, WRONG. WiFi is available if you go to their office, but not in you RV. The campgrounds are old with loads of perm park models etch. Spaces for short stays are tight and stuck between two park models. Loads of trees, making sat dish useless. I highly recommend that for short stays, DON'T STAY HERE!!!!! - Capt T
Nov 2017 - $47.00
This is a retirement community with what appeared to be 100s of winter residents and maybe a few dozen sites for campers. The location is several miles off I-75 but easy to get to. There's a clean swimming pool, pool tables, meeting halls and Bingo offered the Thurs. we arrived. Everyone we met was nice and welcoming; our neighbors came by to introduce themselves the day after we set up camp. Even a woman I'd describe as the community's "hospitality lady" came by to explain all the social events there, not realizing we were leaving soon. We used the bathroom/shower facilities next to the pool; they were clean. My only complaint was that the shower head was pointed at and could not be moved away from the shower curtain, so I had to be careful not to let the spray douse the floor of the area where I'd be dressing afterward. This appears to be the set-up at many camp grounds, however. The price of $47/night does not include internet; you can purchase it for $5/night or $10/three nights. At first I was ticked that I had to pay extra, but the internet service was so good that I decided I'd rather pay more for fast service than be lured in at some RV park offering "free internet" only to find out they've purchased the worst service available -- meaning, essentially, no service. I've run into this "misleading advertising" several times the past few years at smaller campgrounds. The price here was on the high side, I thought, but for the quiet, friendliness, pool and cleanliness, I'll stay here the next time we're in the area. - John_K
Jan 2017 - $45.00
Paved roads and cracked and aging cement patio under Spanish moss draped oaks. Nice woodsy setting although some traffic noise from nearby highway. Congenial office staff. Utility connections were convenient and good water pressure. Laundry was clean. Not so pet friendly. - Toltec
Feb 2016 - $28.00
The people are so friendly and activities abound. One word of caution. Don't purchase the "high speed" internet. We did and it didn't work at all. Just go to the club house and use the internet for free. - June Foster
Mar 2018 - $18.00
This is a fine little campground. It's inexpensive for senior citizens and has some very good campsites. We thought we had found a real bargain until the race track (or whatever it is) next door, started up early one morning. Motorcycles and mud buggies or whatever whooped it up for several hours. The noise doesn't seem to bother my wife as much as it does me, but I think camping should be a little more peaceful than a night at the races. Just me, I guess. It mercifully shut down well before dark.
Bathhouse was adequately clean and quite workable, but far from sparkling. Nice nature trail and springs. I like the one way roads, which mean that everyone doesn't have to pass by your site twice. Small number of sites means there isn't an excess of traffic to begin with. Campsites are of varying quality, but you get to pick the best of what's available, so if you don't like what you see you can move on down the road.
Our site had neighbors an adequate distance away but in plain view, so no privacy, but they moved after first night leaving an empty campsite. Some of the sites are much better than one we had, so rating would depend upon which you get. Several sites would rate 9 or better. Overall, we're glad we stopped in, and will likely do so again.
If they could eliminate the sporadic noise and spruce up just a tad, they could easily charge an additional $10 or more a night, even without discount, with few complaints. - jerry6
Mar 2017 - $24.00
There are three parks in Hillsborough county that offer camping and this one is our favorite. It is perfectly located to everything Tampa has to offer and yet far enough away to feel tucked away from it all. Any full time or seasonal traveler will appreciate their no reservations - first come first serve policy. Arrive on a Sunday or early in the week and you are almost certain to get in. I would recommend calling the office the day before to check to see how many sites may become available. You can only arrive during business hours, though we've seen campers waiting to come in at 8:00 when the gate opens. The sites are all well laid out, all with power and water and a dozen or so with 50 amp. None of the sites have sewer connections, though a dump station is available. Our 36' fifth wheel would fit comfortably in 20 or so of the 45 sites. When you arrive you'll be able to drive through and see the sites available and then stop back in the office and pick the site you like best. When you are there you must experience a float down the Alafia River, which runs through the park. Here's a video we took going down the river. https://youtu.be/_NO4cpi02pw Bring your bikes too. They have a great bike/hike trail in the park as well as connect to the 20+ mile fishhawk preserve multi-path system. Bring your bathing suits too. You just have to take a dip in the clearest Florida spring, which the park is named for. - Two Lanes of Freedom
Mar 2017 - $24.00
Very quiet & relaxing. The staff were incredible! Nice and extremely attentive. The grounds were perfectly clean and the bathrooms were very clean. We stayed the weekend in our pop up camper. There was 30 amp & 20 amp (looked to be new outlets and box) where we stayed and water hookup. Outside of the park only 2 miles away is plenty of stores, shopping and dining - smoothiepimp