43 Parks near Ruskin, Florida
Feb 2015 - $25.00
Yes, most of the campers were friendly, however, many of the permanent residents were not - they did not appreciate the "outsiders". Noisy park - every day. Great dance hall - dancing every two weeks! Decent WiFi in the clubhouse - none at campsites. Campsites very tight and rough and dirty. Water condition - terrible! Has anyone heard the term "volume" (is all that matters - NOT the pressure!) Crazy! For weeks, pressure was only 35 psi. After complaining (polite discussions with owner), they made some improvement - should have been done long before - pressure went up to about 50 psi - still minimal. Been to a dozen or more other parks in Florida - private and public - all at least 55 psi and usually 60+ psi. And, the water smells bad! Glad to be gone and will not return! BTW - anyone 50+ years of age can attend their dances ($5 per person). Stay someplace else - lots of other choices. - wjhgolf4
Feb 2015 - $37.00
What a friendly place! We were set in between two park models. Residents on both sides came out to welcome us as we parked. More than half the sites are park models, but all are well tended and landscaped. Lots of "park spirit" - many activities - they had a dance with live music while we were here. The pool is very nice. The showers are dated but clean. - MT Pokets
Jan 2015 - $37.00
This place allows first two nights Passport price, then full price. About half of the sites have park models on them. Most of the people there are there for the winter. Very nice people staying there and even though we were only staying 4 nights they made us feel very welcomed and invited us to join in with all their activities. Lots of activities. Very nice swimming pool, about 89º. - jhav
Nov 2015 - $20.00
So much potential to revive this older park and make it a gem. Too many run-down permanents currently and a couple of bad seeds that trash the shower houses and laundry. Why do they allow them to stay?!? The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. Clutter around sites is out of control.
Management was extremely friendly as were most residents. No traffic noise and a beautiful river along the backside. - Full-Time Roamers
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Our site was fairly level with a concrete pad and a picnic table. The other RV sites also have a concrete pad & picnic tables. The electric was good and the other utilities placed conveniently. The park has a lot of winter residents situated around a beautiful pond with lily pads and other residents working in the area. Our site was water front with a view of the Little Manatee River where there was also a dock for fishing. The bathrooms had quite a few bugs in them and are not cleaned on a regular basis. They do not have housekeeping facilities (the manager and her husband do this). We did not use the showers. The roads are easy to navigate and some of the sites flood when it rains heavily. The park is OK - we checked out some of the other parks in the area - some were real bad. We stayed here b/c of the cost and because another park does not take dogs and another limited them to 25 lbs. We are here for about two months and got a monthly rate. There is also a small park across the street with a boat ramp. - Kerch Family
Mar 2014 - $30.00
This place is called a resort. No way. It's a dump. The roads are narrow & difficult to navigate We had to parallel Park our big 5th wheel. Thank goodness someone helped my husband because there was no way I could do it. We were thinking about leaving & finding somewhere else. But once we did get in we just stayed. What Lake? It's a pond. You are supposed to muzzle a dog over 40lbs. But I saw dogs without leashes. We were close to the park across the street where we walked our dogs so we just kept them close. The only positive was that we never had to pay for the balance of our stay. Never go back. - jcpjane
May 2016 - $19.00
Very nice resort with paved roads with long, level back in and pull thru grass sites with patios. No trees. Good satellite, TV and cell signals, cable tv and free protected wi-fi. Nice pool and on-site fishing pond. No playground or rec center. OK for big rigs. Park clean and staff helpful. Half mile off I-75. Will stay there again. - Pepper Dan
Mar 2015 - $15.00
Small RV park with park models on the outside perimeter with only a handful of permanent residences. Most seasonal guests have been returning for years and form a nice neighborhood. Easy excess to I-75 is great,but there is some road noise, for us the trade off was fine. We visited for 5 months in a motorcoach and plan on returning next year. The owner reserves a few spots for short term or nightly stays. Nearby shopping and medical in Ruskin and Sun City Center. Very nice fishing lake loaded with largemouth bass, and perch. Mostly class A rigs with the occasional Fiver or TT. - TomCtheBest
Nov 2014 - $27.00
Great neighbors! Pull thru sites, all grass, 30/50 amp, sewer and hookups. Pet friendly. Must be 55 yrs old or older, no kids. No shaded sites. If you stay there for a month or longer, you must pay your own electricity bill, it's all metered. - PurplePassion
Feb 2016 - $23.00
The daily rate reflects a monthly rate with a Good Sam discount. Winter months are slightly higher. This was our fourth extended stay at Tampa South. The manager is the absolute best. RV sites are level with crushed shell bases and kept weed free. The access roads are paved asphalt and very well maintained. A few sites are close for larger rigs. Utility hookups and WiFi are good but our sites required a 50' electric cord. Full recycling services are available on site. For the most part, the people who stay here are a great bunch of folks. There are definite cliques among the regulars, however, so it is possible to feel left out if you are a newcomer. The main detractions to the park are the no-see-ums that will eat you alive in the evenings if there is no breeze and the high mineral content water (kind of standard for many of the parks in the area). We buy drinking water (especially for the animals) and ice. Resort is on Hwy 41 and there is some road noise and also train noise several times day and night (but after a few days you don't hear it. Golf courses nearby. Boating right on the river. Close to Sun City and shopping. Cats are permitted but dogs are restricted for new residents but grandfathered for prior guests. We camped at Tampa South RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel. - Bill Healy
Nov 2015 - $19.00
The daily rate reflects a monthly rate with a military discount. This was our second extended stay at Tampa South. Tammy, the manager, is the absolute best. The RV sites are level with crushed shell bases. The access roads are paved asphalt and very well maintained. The utility hookups and WiFi are good but not great. Full recycling services are available on site. For the most part, the people who stay here are a great bunch of folks. There are definite cliques among the regulars, however, so it is possible to feel left out if you are a newcomer. The main detractions to the park are the no-see-ums that will eat you alive in the evenings if there is no breeze and the very high mineral content water. Even with a water softener, the poor quality of the water is overwhelming. We had to buy drinking water and ice. - Byron Bailey
Jan 2014 - $39.00
This is a case where one huge negative was more than made up for by a ton of positives. The big negative is that this park is extremely tight in many spots. We had trouble getting our 42' RV into our site and got stuck in the soft sand doing so. But once we squeezed ourselves in then our 1-1/2 week stay was wonderful! The staff is terrific, the residents are some of the friendliest we have found, the amenities are in great shape, and there are lots of fun activities planned for almost every day. It is located beside the Little Manatee River and you can occasionally spot a manatee or even a dolphin (we're told). This is a pretty little RV park and well worth the effort to cram your RV into. We wish we could have stayed longer. - Paul Goodspeed
Mar 2016 - $18.00
This is a very nice setting for a campground. All the sites that we saw were backin/pullin. If you back in to about half the sites, the utilities are on the wrong side. If you pull in with a travel trailer or fifth wheel, you may have a problem getting the tow vehicle in or out to unhook or hookup if the sites next to you are occupied. All the sites we saw had a 30 amp and 20 amp recepticle. Some of the 30 amp recepticles were damaged, however they did come and look at one that I reported (didn't replace it though). There were several camp hosts. they did't seem to know that much about the area even though one said they had been coming there for several years. They also seemed more interested in each other and those they knew then helping someone new to the area. Despite a leash rule, the camp host in site 11 West let their cat run loose all the time and a nearby camper had their dog off leash. Not the park's fault, but the gnats were terrible the last week in March. They got through the screens on the trailer enmass. Again, not the park's fault; Verizon service said 4G, but speed was consistently 1-2mbs. - trailertraveler
Mar 2016 - $18.00
Busy place but quiet evenings and nights. Sites are on grass and sand, most along the salt marsh mangroves. Most are level, a few trees, about 30 feet between sites, easy access. Great playgrounds, canoes for rent, dock, walking trails. No reservations. Bugs were not bad for March and we did fine with standard DEET spray. - rudyhehn
Feb 2016 - $18.00
What a rare find. Grass pads situated between meandering creeks and rivers. Sites are spacious. 30 amp only. Walk-ups were the only thing available. Glad we got one. We'll come back here. No sewer, but convenient dump site. - gapatty
Aug 2015 - $18.00
This truly is a hidden gem. The park is easy to navigate, has grassy/sandy sites. There is a beautiful pool, great river access with a dock for fishing and fish cleaning table. We arrive on Sat. office was closed there was a list of sites to choose from, all pull thru. We checked in Mon. when office opened again, staff in office was great, really work with you. It was off season so not many park model owners around, but the ones who were there were super friendly. We were in the area house hunting and it was close to the areas where we were looking, close to Sun City Ctr. shopping as well as Ruskin and easy access to I-75. Big rig friendly. We got a weekly rate of $122 with one of our memberships, but can't remember which one. It's a 55+ park also so no kids or noise. - grammiejan
Feb 2015 - $22.00
Very friendly staff, very accommodating. Many activities. On the Little Manatee River. Many permanent, semi permanent residents. Also many large campsites. We stayed here for two months and will return next year. Campground is about a mile back off the road away from road noise. This is an older campground with new site additions. Many activities for everyone at the campground. - Sunne
Mar 2013 - $26.00
I cannot believe the previous reviews. Maybe I am just too picky, but this place is a dump. The staff was friendly and cooperative, but the place is cramped and has lots of permanent residents, which I understand this is how campgrounds survive, but the site they gave us was impossible. They misrepresented the site, saying that it was a nice back in site and they could help with getting our camper into the site. The gentleman realized that it was impossible and suggested that we disconnect our truck and then he would get some guy across the way with a short bed to back it in. The site was very narrow and the concrete pad for the picnic table made getting into the site worse. They gave us a refund and we went elsewhere. - LindaVA1
Feb 2014 - $33.00
We ended up at this park late on a Saturday evening. There are a lot of permanent sites and one of those people helped us into an overflow spot until morning. The staff was pleasant and moved us to a regular site the next day. They have a very nice pool and paved streets. We stayed a total of 3 nights. The club house has great pool tables and exercise equipment. - queenie2014
Mar 2012 - $35.00
This is a big park, most of it is park models and mobile home units. There are some spots available for motorhomes and fivers. Lots to do. Nice for walking and riding bikes. The staff and residents are friendly. I stayed there one week, used the time there to scout for other places for next winter. - retiredblade
Dec 2009 - $32.00
They bill themselves as an RV resort, yet 90% of this park is for mobile homes and park models. It is also more of a retirement village than a campground. It's totally sold out to snowbirds in winter and they make a little extra money renting empty spaces out to transient RV's off season. They have ton's of activities here and the 2 clubhouses seem to have something going on every day. They have an excellent walking trail that features alligators. It's about 2 miles to a gas station and 6 miles to a grocery store or fast food. It's located close to I-75 and you can drive to St Petersburg in about 20 minutes. - mouldsfn
Jan 2016 - $11.00
The staff at the office were very helpful & friendly. Almost all of the sites are very sandy, which is a mess when it rains. Sites are smaller and heavily wooded with a fair amount of shade. It was cool when we stayed, but still pretty buggy. The campground roadway is paved. Each site has a picnic table, grill (ours was partially rusted out )& a fire ring. Restrooms were dated & fairly clean, except the shower curtains were very moldy & are a cheap item to replace. If you enjoy activity, look elsewhere. If just being at your campsite is enough for you, this will work. There are 3 paved handicap sites. - R&S
Oct 2014 - $22.00
Stayed over a three day weekend. Campground is an easy drive from Interstate 75. Four horse sites are there for horse trailers separate from the other 30 sites. One bathhouse sits in the center of the circle, 2 washers and dryers located by the bathhouse. Fire rings at each site along with tables. Most spots were shady and privacy between sites was nice. Only 2 handicap paved sites available next to bathhouse. Clean, close to town of Wimauma, restaurants, Walmart, Grocery Stores. River runs right next to campground but is a small river at the park area. Very quiet and no noise at all. - LaMonte
Jun 2014 - $22.00
We arrived at the park at 5:10. The office closes at 5, but fortunately there happened to be someone still there closing up. They gave us our choice of sites for the night. Mosquitos were horrible, but this is Florida. Sites were small but adequate. We chose one of several paved (handicapped) sites next to the restroom and with some minor difficulties was able to back into the site. We stayed here just one night on our way to the Keys and I cancelled the reservations I had at the park for our return. It is a basic state park relatively close to the Tampa area. If that is what you're looking for then it might be a good choice, but I doubt that we will return. - kgarrett9999
Jan 2013 - $32.00
What makes this park a great place to stop or to spend the Winter here is the people. From the office on down, friendly folks and a well organized park with plenty of things going on and lots to do. I would come back here again, but two things bothered me while here. The "Orange Juice Special" in back of the park. About 5 times a day this train comes by blowing and blowing the horn mainly because there are 3 crossings near by. And, to a lesser extent, US 41 in front with highway noise. Never-the-less, great park, you will enjoy your stay. - retiredblade
Mar 2010 - $25.00
This is a 55+ park. Paved roads, grass sites with patios and table. Many park models with RV spaces scattered about. They have an “Island” section with shade, water and electric only. Friendly staff and residents. Nice recreation/multi-use hall with a varied selection of activities. No cable TV but open sites for satellite TV. Most sites are 30 amp. Train tracks behind park but not many trains use it. Did not use Wi-Fi, Verizon air card worked OK. I marked this park down as it suffers from low voltage (113-114 usually and down to 105-107 volts) as demand increases in the park. Rate shown is based on monthly rate. - nmmotorhome
May 2015 - $15.00
We stayed here for 9 months developing our RV inspection business. It was cheaper than most for winter rates, but you get what you pay for. For a full time RVer my impression is this is an old park model park for snowbirds. This makes it tough for the bigger RVs to get into. If management is there, they will help you get in.
In the busy season there are vehicles everywhere. With the tight roads navigating the park can be a challenge.
The sites have minimal asphalt and it is mostly old and deteriorating. Most sites slope from back to front with sewer located in the back. The grass is mostly weeds and there are lots of ants. Sitting out most times of the year is difficult due to mosquitoes and no-see-ums.
Water pressure is good and the free Wi-Fi, outside of the busy season, is adequate.
You are at least 30 minutes from the beach depending on traffic. The closest grocery store is 7 miles away. There is a Dollar General about a half mile away.
The park is located right next to train tracks. I counted anywhere from two to ten trains a day with excessive whistle blowing as the train crosses Bayshore Rd. If you are hard of hearing the vibrations will alert you to their presence. LOL
Rates: Yearly $344/mo plus electric, monthly in the busy season is $772, $399 out of the busy season. Nightly is $39/nt in season, $30 out of season. - Howard Jaros
May 2015 - $15.00
Recently new managers have done a great job of improving this park. Very clean, well kept, and friendly, helpful staff. Wifi worked excellent.
We would definitely stay here again. - dagopapa
Jan 2015 - $34.00
Park is about 2/3 permanent park models and 1/3 RV's. Some of the permanents are older, but all are exceptionally well kept. Residents are friendly, and there are many scheduled activities (as well as many informal groups throughout the park). Many RV's are seasonal and have been coming back for years.
Hook ups were convenient. Wi-Fi connection was excellent. No cable TV, but Dish reception was great, and antenna brought in major network channels.
We did need leveling blocks at Site 151, but most of the sites looked better. - RagTopDay