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Ruskin, Florida

E.G. Simmons Regional Park

Ruskin, Florida



Ruskin, Florida
Phone: (813) 671-7655

Sites: 88
Recent Rate: $18 3/2016

Latitude: 27.7355793751461
Longitude: -82.4640655517578

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
West loop
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Excellent place to canoe or walk along the mangrove. Beach closes at times due to erosion.

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
14 West
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you don't have a car, shop before you get here. No store.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very large county park with about 100 campsites in two different loops. Large sites, most of which are right on the various inlets from Tampa Bay. Quiet water amongst the mangroves. You can go swimming or launch your kayak/canoe or fish from right behind your site. There is also a boat launch, swimming beach on the bay, several playgrounds, lots of picnic shelters and fishing piers. Most sites have at least some shade. It's electric & water only, but they have two dump stations. All this for $18/senior rate near Tampa and right on the bay! The restrooms and showers are clean and bright. No wi-fi, but Verizon service was adequate. The one major drawback is not the campground's fault. The biting no-see-ums are horrendous. Don't know if it's like this all the time or if it's because of the hot, humid weather, but I literally have over 100 bites right now. Deet doesn't stop them. The only way to get away is to stay in the rig with the a/c on because if you open the windows they'll go right through the screens. Even then, they still manage to get in and bite you while you're sleeping. Again, not the campground's fault and it's probably the same anywhere around here. We are leaving Florida and heading to the southwest because of the biting bugs. Other than that, though, this is a great find! We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little county park. Plenty of picnic pavilions with two big playgrounds for kids. It also has a small beach area on Tampa bay with plenty of docks and areas to fish. For the boaters they have a 6 slot boat ramp and kayak/canoe rentals. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
section 1 site 14
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 275
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a senior discount; the regular rate is $24 per night. The park is very nice and large. For the most part, everything was clean and seemed to be well kept. Some of the fire pits did have trash in them. The park has two camping areas, designated East and West. The East area is larger and has somewhat larger sites; this is the area that we chose. The gate attendant let us drive through and pick a site before paying; that was nice. Most of the sites are very large, but there is essentially no vegetation to provide visual separation. Even though it was a holiday weekend the park was less than half full. Most of the campers seemed to be locals, so it seems that this park has not been discovered yet. It was fairly quiet, but there were some large groups, not near us, that certainly looked like they had the potential to be noisy. Since it is on the water, the no-see-ums were very apparent. Each site has water and 30 amp service, which seemed to be solid. The sites are grass and not particularly well defined. Our Verizon phone and data worked well. Satellite was not a problem since there are only a few trees. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay again. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice no frills county park with spacious sites. Some back to the water so you can easily launch a kayak from your site. Several TV stations over the air. My Verizon MiFi and Sprint phone worked well here. A couple leveling blocks were required. I would stay here again. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park and campground. Nice paved roads, spacious campsites, and friendly rangers that keep things under controlled. Lot of places to fish, miles of roads to walk, nice picnic areas, and immaculate bathhouses. Since it's on the water (which is wonderful) don't forget your bug spray. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was great. Large lots. We stayed on the east, or older section. We chose a back in site on the canal, but could not enjoy because of the "nosee'ems". No fault of the park. We were able to see some Manatee's there which were pretty neat. We would have no problem staying there again. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice large fairly level sites. For the most part grassy. Many sites along channel leading to Tampa Bay. Good Sprint service and local TV. Very clean. Close to lots of attractions, yet in the country. Not at all crowded. Only reason this gets a low rating are the bugs. Big bugs, swarming bugs, itty bitty biting bugs. Mosquitoes and no-see-ums left me covered with welts and miserable. Only way to see campground or beach was to go in car with windows up or very fast on a bike. Spent most of the time in the trailer. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park only gets an 8 because of other parks we have been to. If you are over 55 you get the 18 rate. This park has a dump station that is easy in easy out. The sites are huge, walking is great and it is a very quiet park. Perfect for some down time. Easy to travel to the Manatee Viewing Center, Lipizzaner Stallion winter quarters, Ringling Museum in Sarasota and Siesta Key. Loved our stay here and would go again especially if I had a MIFI for internet. Have to have my email! We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground outside of Tampa/St. Pete. Large, deep sites, some shady on grass (sandy where grass has died). New well kept restrooms/showers including a large private room handicap accessible room. The only drawback is no-see-ums. It was breezy so they weren't much of a problem but it is probably buggy in the rainy season due to the mangrove brush. Some sites waterfront on canals leading to bay. Great for fishing - nice boatramps. Lots of parking. Several playgrounds and small beach. A very cordial young man at the office let us select site before paying. Fee is $24/$18 for over 55. There are 2 camp areas. Water was hot enough on the east side - don't know what someone meant in a previous post. First come basis so this was a good choice for us since all the other state parks (that take reservations) in the area were full. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Sites are not created equal, and this park fills up on the weekends. Suggest you get there early and pick your site. Manatee viewing is just 20 minutes away, and this park is very convenient to Tampa. Staff was very courteous, and we enjoyed our stay. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This a beautiful park located in the country on Tampa Bay. Sites are all level grass, but roads are paved and it is easy to get large rigs in and out. All sites back up to the river which leads to the bay. Some of the sites are easy to launch canoes or kayaks from and boat camping is also available. Shower houses are new or recently remodeled. The showers are hotter in the west campground than the east side. There is a beach area with picnic area and all sites have tables and fire rings. Great park. Rate reflex senior discount, so regular rate is $20 per night. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly. Very clean. Great layout. 1/2 hr drive to observe manatees. County park system has many other top quality parks. Close to stores and restaurants and laundromats. We camped at E.G. Simmons Regional Park in a Motorhome.

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