20 Parks near Palmdale, Florida
Apr 2015 - $12.00
The only downfall is a 15 mile trip to the nearest stores. A small convenience store within 1/2 mile is due to open, so that should help. It would be wise to stock up on groceries.
They have the standard RV park rules, but the unique thing is they enforce them! Absolutely great staff.
Our AT&T worked well for both voice and data. Typical Wi-Fi is available, not great, but adequate.
The best testimony I can give is : Are we returning again this winter and spending our money there?? YES-YES-YES.
After living in South Florida for 35 years I can attest that this is the best park for the buck in the area. - Dog Folks
Jan 2015 - $10.00
Hard to find but once you are there, it is nice. secluded, reasonably quite and very well maintained. Palmdale may be just a Post Office and a memory of Florida's early years, but the managers of Sabal Palm RV Resort are Very friendly and most helpful. The drives are sand but the RV Pads are concrete and we loved it. Can't wait for next winter but remember it is "20 miles to anywhere". Check your map. Rates are reasonable and everyone is friendly. From bingo to music there is entertainment all the time. - jimdave
Feb 2014 - $12.00
We stayed here 2 months mid January to mid March, 2014. This is a terrific park and the only reason I am rating an 8 instead of a 9 is because you park on grass and the roads are dirt. Otherwise, I would have given it a 9. The other reason is because you are 18 miles to the closest grocery store. I just planned the menu for the week and we shopped once a week. Spaces are flat and it was very easy to level your unit. The place has a miniature golf course but they were putting down new outdoor carpet so we didn't play the course. 3 small lakes are on the property and a couple of 'local' small gators and turtles call this place home. Laundry has 4 washers - 2 cost $1.50 and 2 cost $1.75. Not sure why they don't have all 4 the same cost. Dryers are the nice type that you can just feed with quarters until your clothes are dry. Cost is $0.25 per 8 minutes. They have a pool table, dart board 'man cave'. Also have a nice size rec room with kitchen area. Free library of VHS videos, books and games. You can request a space under trees with shade or be in the sun. Very large cyclone fenced dog park. Concrete patio with picnic table. Plenty of parking. Small store at the office with milk, beer, candy, ice cream, personal items, and a few RV repair items. Lots of places to ride your bikes. 2 shuffleboard courts, 2 Patagne (botche ball) courts, horseshoe pits, and swimming pool. - FullTimeRVers
Jan 2017 - $30.00
Great hiking & beautiful creek views. Very much a weekend haven - but by Sunday afternoon the park is yours! Great wildlife - bring your binoculars! No much else to do without a long drive. Great getaway to just chill. - kettlebelle
Feb 2014 - $32.00
The park is in a beautiful natural area of Florida. It is set on a narrow river that is filled with gators and fish. They offer canoeing, kayaking, and nature trails. The price of rentals is reasonable. The service is another matter. If you go on the weekends you'll wait for service and the staff is less than kind. The canoe/kayak staff didn't say hello, can I help you or anything. They were extremely rude to everyone I saw come up for service. FYI, the park is in the middle of nowhere so you should ensure that you arrive prepared. There are no restaurants, markets or convenience stores within 25 miles plus. Dirt pads and when it rains, you'll get muddy. As many of my reviews in the past have stated, this is another park that has spent next to nothing on the park in the way of maintenance or updating the tables, sites, swing sets, or anything else. Concrete picnic tables that have been there for decades are crumbling. The only upgrades have been up to the Camp Store and boat ramp. But, if you're looking for a way to see the "old Florida", the place is worth a few days. Try and stay here during the week. - wmrkl
Mar 2012 - $31.00
This is one of the most beautiful areas for canoeing, but creek was very low this time of year. Most of the campsites are very roomy and well spaced apart. The RV loops are further from the creek and boat launch. If you want RV hookups, Loop A is the shadiest, but furthest from the bathhouse. For a creek side tent site, #62 is one of the best. If only they had electric hookups in the tent area. They used to many years ago with previous owners. Bathhouse in the RV section is much nicer. Tent area bathhouse is very old. Due to a rain shower, floor was extremely muddy and had no TP. Some of the tent people drove up in their trucks with lots of kids and used the RV bathhouse: making it very noisy and crowded. Campground is busy on weekends, but quiet during the week (typical). - On the Road again 11
Feb 2017 - $14.00
We stayed here 3 months, it takes a little "getting used to" due to the remoteness. The people are friendly and the price is great! We had a concrete drive and patio which was very convenient. Decent OTA TV from both coasts, since you in the middle. Lots of activities if you are so inclined. Verizon service was very good. There is a new Love's gas station with an Arby's that should be open by March 2017 and will be about 4 miles away. If we winter in South Florida again, we would stay here. - jtl2
Feb 2016 - $14.00
We are snowbirds and spent three month in this park. Yes, it is in the middle of nowhere, but this is exactly the beauty of it. No traffic, inexpensive restaurants, easy one hour drive to either coast or Miami. And best of all, there are ample thins to do if you look for it: kayaking, target shooting, wilderness exploration, etc.
The park is well maintained and offers a great activity program. They even have a little restaurant on site that offers fast food almost at cost! There is a good size pool and the camp sites are very spacious. Needless to say, the people in this park are very friendly, and because the large majority of them are RV'ers, you are not look at as a nuisance like in parks where there are a lot of 'park model people'.
The crazy thing about this park is how inexpensive it is! We have for many years stayed at other parks in this area and never seen anything like this. - dswiss
Feb 2016 - $34.00
This park is in the middle of nowhere, but has great services. They have a snack bar, many activities, and the people are very friendly. The wifi is purchased through an outside company and is sporadic which is frustrating. Would still recommend this campground for seasonal and short term visitors. - chillyvt
Feb 2017 - $15.00
This is our first visit to a COE campground. I was amazed about the orderliness of the campground. All was neat, clean and campsites with paved ramps and graveled patios. Each site has a picnic table with a roof over the table. No sewer but otherwise good utility hookups. T-Mobile service was good, good satellite service. We camped for two days on two different sites. - Nautilus
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Very nice campground right on the water near the locks. Out of the way, this campground literally is a remote area. The neighbors are all non human. Surrounded by wildlife and cow fields for miles. There is a couple of small towns 10 or so miles in each direction.
That said, the campground is awesome and quiet. We loved it. A couple of bald eagles nesting in a tree across from our site, other wildlife all around. Campground was well maintained and very clean. Only down side for us is that the gate to cross the dam was locked as there had been recent construction and were not yet allowed to re-open it. So, we could not see the locks function. We will have to make a return trip, as this is a campground we could spend a few nights in just for peace and quiet.
We will be back. - brentp
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Interagency 50% discount rate for two nights. Site was a large, level, paved back-in site with on-site water and 50 amp service. A dump station is available in the park. We had good satellite reception and good Verizon cell and data reception. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Mar 2015 - $15.00
The park is very open with spacious sites, all back-in. Mostly seasonal snowbird residents, but all very friendly. There is not much to do in the area except fishing but this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The only downside is lack of a pool. Good Wi-Fi, but no AT&T service, others might have better reception. - Oldbillm
Feb 2015 - $15.00
Nice park, mostly permanent sites. Stayed for five nights, owners were very nice and they took Passport America during the winter!! Not much nearby, but we enjoyed the peace and quiet. Very friendly campers here. - Landyachty
Jan 2013 - $25.00
If you're looking for a nice, quiet campground, this is it. It's out in the country, and you hear cows and roosters! Unfortunately, its also a drive to do any shopping, Clewiston having the closest WalMart, or Okeechobee for more shopping selection. There is an Indian casino about 10 minutes up the road that has great penny slot machines! Wi-fi was free but kept disconnecting and couldn't get re-connected. About half are permanent trailers. We used PA for 1 week, regular rate for 2nd week. - pandcallen
Dec 2015 - $45.00
Checkin was smooth, fast and friendly. Our site was level and fully serviced e/w/s. Cell and Sat reception was very good. Their campground wifi was iffy - it is being replaced by new provider? Pool was heated but could use a good powerwash cleaning. Many full-time winter snowbirds. Lots of activities. Overall friendly atmosphere. Only negative was dealing with their new Harbormaster(?). Totally lacks personal skills when dealing with customers. Didn't see that side when he was around staff/ management, just when not in their presence. Rumor was he is going to run their new riverside bar? That should be interesting! Will return and recommend to others. - Snowbird22
Mar 2015 - $35.00
This park is not a resort unless you are a golf lover. Even then that is pushing it. Shower areas are filthy and scary to shower in. Laundry is very small both areas have only 4 washers. Power goes off all the time here without warning. Not very good for electronics in the unit. When water is working the pressure is very poor. Park is over 15 miles to the nearest grocery store so laying in supplies is a must. Office staff makes up rules as they go. Policies change constantly without notice to anyone. I would not stay in this joke of a park again. - cowboysailor
Mar 2015 - $25.00
Are you kidding; run from this place if you want your sanity. This park is said to be in Moore Haven, but that is the furthest town from the park. You are 20 minutes from any town. The people who run the park have no clue what they are doing. The office is only open Monday - Friday from 10 am - 5 pm. They do not carry any RV supplies of any kind. They have an overpriced restaurant, golf course and the campers plan the activities not the employees. Things break down and they do not fix it. Our electric meter was broken and instead of fixing it, they decided on a flat rate to just charge us. The staff is more than clueless on how to bill and what they are doing. While we were here, the power and water went out together with no notice and no one was informed as to why, but the entire park was out. The spaces are nice, but no one obeys the rules. Dogs run without leashes. People who have camped here every winter for the past 10 years are not going to be returning to this park. I would avoid this park at all costs. No one even knows who the owners are. - dkjellander
Apr 2016 - $16.00
We came here based on reviews. Big mistake. The maintenance crew was excellent. The office manager was rude, arrogant, and probably a lot of other terms. The season was rainy, very rainy. CG can't be blamed for that, but we found that the office manager was so bad that we couldn't get any help with mud ruts and just plain mud. We talked with a great many of the residents who maybe were afraid to complain for fear of retribution from this manager. The entertainment was great, but most of it had already been sold during the previous seasons to to residents who had permanent units. The term "resort" means to me a "mobile home" park with non-permanent residents who lived there full time. We had problems with mail, water being shut off with no notice, and sign tied to a pole advising to boil water until further notice. Without any personal notice to residents, quite a few times the electric was off. WiFi was poor at the best. We were told most places charged for WiFi- not so in my experience. - capemaal
Apr 2016 - $17.00
We stayed in The Glenns area of this park which comprises of large grass sites with full service. The campground host and staff were very friendly and accommodating. There are a number of long term residences here but they are all very well kept and the residents are friendly and speak highly of their experiences staying here. A very nice park and we will be stopping here again. - Irish2
Mar 2016 - $40.00
We enjoyed a complimentary 4 day stay by attending the Fort Myers RV Show. We had a wonderful stay with time spent in the pool, playing bingo and watching the multitude of activities that were taking place as a result of a week long celebration of the park and its residents! The restrooms and showers were beautifully redone and very up-to-date. There was a problem with the water that you were not informed about until you drove out the entrance. Because of the rain, many of the sites were muddy grass because of the soft dirt. The staff and the residents were friendly and welcoming. It was a joy to stay here. - Summer Minnesotan
Apr 2009 - $18.00
We kind of enjoyed this park for 2 nights. Inspite of the fact that it is out in the middle of nowhere, rundown and needs upgrading, we had a nice view of the estuary and enjoyed slamming the fish-cleaning house door to attract the large alligators to the dock. Also, a great wetlands bird-watching place. Some of the seasonal people were still there who were very friendly and told us that the park is almost full during season. They have a great clubhouse where they had an ice cream social and a resident bluegrass jam session. We would return for a few nights again if we are ever in the area. - Desertqueensb
Apr 2009 - $15.00
Park appears to be For Sale, Very rundown, low voltage power. Laundry all but defunct. Would not step foot in restrooms, let alone use them. No windbreaks makes a very windy park. Could barely see bottom of 4 ft swimming pool. Many, old, rundown RV's in this park. Only hard stand sites are in the parking lot, the rest is sand and gravel. There is no security gate so anyone can drive in. Water pressure is good. Club house but no activities that we could see. Fish cleaning house and boat docks. Park is very isolated with nothing around for several miles. We would not stay here again. It was a reduced rate park through RPI. - retditto
Feb 2017 - $27.00
This is a new park under construction with an opening date in the Spring 2017. I have not actually stayed there yet, but I have already made reservations for next winter season, 2017/2018. I am generally there about twice per week to check on the progress, and I have spent quite a bit of time with the owner/developer and his daughter who will manage the park once complete. It is a privately owned park, and the owners are making every effort to create a well maintained, landscaped, and pleasant park with wide interior roads. All sites will be paver bricks with patio. There is a large bathhouse with private showers and laundry facility. At the back of the laundry/bathhouse, which faces the pond, there is a small patio that will be screened in and house a small coffee bar. The park will have a heated pool and clubhouse along with an activities director to keep everyone as busy as they want. The Rec Center, which houses the office, exercise equipment room, and meeting room will also house a warming kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher to be used by resident groups in the park. The back of the Rec Center will lead to the swimming pool and a screened in porch. There is a beauty shop on site, and a restaurant and fresh vegetable store are planned. There will be a fishing pier on the pond and a walking path around it. Currently all the pads around the east of the pond are in. Today they were spreading top soil for the sod. There is an irrigation system for the grass. The shower/laundry facility is just about finished along with the clubhouse. The pool opens the 1st of March. Speaking with the manager she said they already have reservations for this coming March, and next year's winter season is starting to fill up. As we were making our reservations, our neighbors from our current park, came in and made reservations for next year as well. My intent with this review is to inform people, who may want to stay off the beaten SW Florida Snowbird path, that there is a new park for them to research. Rate given in review is for a 4 month daily rate. - Indy Glenn
Dec 2015 - $50.00
We didn't do the daily rate, stayed a month for $700.
Beautiful, clean, friendly park but waaaaay overpriced.
Mostly permanent mobiles and "florida homes" with about 15% RV's.
Right on the river (from Lake O all the way to the Gulf at Ft. Meyers), with its own launch ramp and docks.
Joined some friends during our winter in "the south", just to check it out.
The entire place revolves around their "activities".....ain't my thing.
Management is stiff, formal, and unyielding, but "inmates" are very nice.
If you have the money and get excited over shuffleboard, this is the place. - MajorOz