34 Parks near Salt Springs, Florida
May 2016 - $19.00
We camped here 5/15 thru 5/26. The park is clean and is well maintained. There is WIFI at the office and the staff is always nice. There is not a lot to do here but camp,swim in the spring,and fish in the lake outside of the spring. No fishing in the spring which is good with swimmers in it most of the time in warm weather. The springs have a wall built around it on three sides like a swimming pool with no diving off of the wall.
Take your supplies with you as it is about 19 miles to a Walmart if you go north on Hiway 19. There is a dollar store about a mile of the entrance for milk, bread, and packaged foods. A good place to camp for a quite week except for the weekends when the campground is full.
All sites are paved with full hook up in the RV part.There are tent sites
also at a lower rate.but no power. - Wink
Feb 2016 - $19.00
A very rare NFS campground with full hook-ups! The sites were open with some shade trees. About half the sites are reservable (2 week max) and the rest are walk-ups. Laundry facilities were closeby (about a block away) as was a local cafe with good breakfasts and lunches. Big grocery shopping was about 30 mile away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We definitely plan to return. - Snowbirds34
Jan 2016 - $19.00
This is the only campground in the Ocala National Forest that has full hookups (water, electricity, sewer). It's a great place to see manatees, do a little hiking, boating, and biking. We did some kayaking and got very close to the manatees. Be aware though, there is little (or no) cell coverage! There's some small coverage from Verizon, none from ATT. There is wifi at the registration area. with many campers use. Campsites were spacious, level asphalt and there is a primitive area for, mostly, tents. The campground is run by a private concern. - RonMill
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We have camped here many times before. We came across a private owner on craigslist renting their lot cheaper than the official resort was. I was a little worried that the park had gone down hill because of some negative reviews on here but we had no problems. There was $5 fee for our car and golf cart at the gate but we were told up front so no problem. They have added a large dog park since we were here last. We normally spend one full day at the springs, but once you have done that the state parks have nothing else to offer. Love staying here because we have constant access to the lake and pools. We dropped our boat in the lake on Sunday and didn't put it back on the trailer until we left on Friday. Stayed anchored on the beach and were able to jump in and go whenever we wanted. The bathrooms are not fancy but they were very clean. We used them every night instead of bothering with our tiny camper shower. At first I was disappointed the site was not closer to the water, but our site in the back of the park was very shady and quiet and we didn't have to worry about through-traffic while the kids were out playing. Plus the lot was long enough that we were able to leave the truck hooked up to our 30 ft trailer and still park the bikes and golf cart in the back. We plan to book same site next year. - FloridaRVfamily
Jan 2016 - $37.00
This older park is considered a private, condominium community, that is open to the public. It has many owners and long-term renters. A $5 cash fee for non-owners is charged at the gate. We rented a site through the Elite Resort Management company by phone. They do have an office just outside the park. The sales person was very helpful and made sure we knew there would be no cable television due to the cable company digital conversion process. We use a Verizon MiFi and had okay service for the cell phone and internet. Internet was available in the Lodge. Everyone we met was very friendly. The family pool was closed, but the other pool and hot tub were being used quite a bit. A book and puzzle exchange is located in the Lodge. Our pull-through site (#3) was long and wide enough so the Jeep could be parked next to the coach. We did have to position the car and the picnic table to stop golf carts and people from walking through the site. Have to admit, it didn't stop all the walkers! Electricity, water, and sewer were all in good condition. - DiplomatTraveler
Jun 2011 - $42.00
When we checked in, we were charged an extra $10.00 for our own golf cart AND our tow vehicle! We were not told about these charges when we made our reservations and no one could explain why we were being charged extra for the vehicle that got us here. My in-laws drove a motor home in and they were charged extra as well. (No additional vehicle). There was no Wi-Fi available, even at the lodge we tried to connect and where unsuccessful. Cell phone service was non-existant. The staff was NOT friendly at all and extremely rude when we "broke a law." There was no mini-golf as they bulldozed that. No dog run and the dog beach is a 4 foot area with a large pipe in the water that our dog cut her paw on trying to swim. The dock they show kids jumping off of, is now old and rickety. Some sites were VERY small and tight. Couldn't put up our awning all the way. On the positive side, there is lots of shade and large oak trees. Family pool was nice and would have a beautiful view of the lake if it didn't have the large wooden privacy fence all the way around. Many live ins, the exterior of the cabins looked cute. We won't return as the staff and their "HOA police" were enough to frustrate our family! - highmaintenancecamper
Mar 2012 - $14.00
This park is part of the Ocala National Forest through recreation.gov. It's rustic and quiet and each site is quite private with heavy vegetation between sites. The restrooms are clean and showers are hot. Water spigots are conveniently placed between each campsite at the road. Nice dish washing pantry at the bath house. Camp hosts are extremely nice, stopping to chat or answer questions. Bear/raccoon proof trash containers are everywhere. Dirt sites and interior roads however that didn't deter our group on Touring motorcycles. Great riding in the area and stores are up the road. A firewood vendor up the road delivered firewood to our site for a couple bucks. We had a great time with 18 people and 12 bikes all tenting. There was a beach and a lake, very clean and nice. Sites all had lantern hangers, metal lattice picnic tables, fire rings and shade trees. We'd stay again, it's quiet and back to nature. - Full-timers
Feb 2009 - $12.00
This is rustic camping at it's finest! This is a first come, first serve national forest park. Two great hosts greeted us at the gate. There are security codes for the gate after hours, and security codes for the nice neat clean bathrooms too. Well-spaced out sites with plenty of palmetto bushes, tall live oaks, dripping Spanish moss and quiet surroundings make this quite a tranquil experience. Each site has a huge picnic table of a plastic coated grid mesh that we have never seen before. Each site also has a built in charcoal grill, fire ring, and tall lantern hook. We are still camped here as I write this. Air card internet via Sprint allows me to access the net from this remote location. We were only going to stay the weekend, but we decided to stay 2 or 3 more days! Our folks are camping in the next site for only $6 a night, with Golden Age passport. There is a dump station and also water spigots placed all over the park, usually within hose distance to most sites to fill your camper up again if needed (don't leave your hose hooked up all the while, that is not fair to the other campers) Some sites are pull through, others are short and better for tents. We are here with 2 big diesel rigs 40-footers. The two friendly hosts are busy all the time, cleaning, picking up stuff, chatting with folks and answering questions. Nice beach with fenced off swimming area for gator protection. Bear-proof trash containers spaced all through the park at convenient places, not just at the entrance. Our friends are coming to join us tomorrow on the next site, and we might just stay a few more days. - kareninthewoods
Jul 2016 - $27.00
We rerouted here when we had a change in plans over the July 4th weekend. We were shocked that anyone had a site available...and we were REALLY shocked when we arrived on July 1 and saw about 60% of the sites open! But by the morning of the 4th, there was maybe 10% occupied. And most of those are owned sites.
This is an ATV lovers dream! Most of the folks that were there on the weekend had ATVs with them....so it was NOT quiet! But when they left it was really peaceful!
When you arrive, they let you drive around and pick your own site. Pay attention to where the trees are, if you're looking for some shade. There's not a lot of it....but if you plan carefully you'll get some.
The bathrooms were clean and the shower stalls were probably the most beautiful I've ever seen at a campground! We didn't use them, but I did look and they were awesome!
2 negatives here..... 1) The amazing renovated laundry facility is awesome...but they have hookups for about 20 washers and 10 driers (give or take) but they only have 4 tiny washers and 2 driers. And they didn't have air conditioning, which is understandable....and the windows all open....but there are NO fans! Hot, steamy and stagnant in there! Just a couple of ceiling or box fans would be a huge improvement!
2) There was an outage in the water system.... no water from 6 PM Saturday to at least 11PM.... We understand that "stuff happens"... But the next day at 9:00 AM we were informed of a boil water situation and that it would be in effect until they say otherwise.... We left Tuesday at noon and we were never told of it being lifted. So was it lifted and were never told?
Overall, it's a great place....just needs some tweaks here and there. And there's not much to do....or stores nearby. So plan accordingly! - doggpurr
Mar 2015 - $30.00
Tried to get into Salt Springs and it was full, then tried Rodman and there were full, then found this gem, we stayed for the weekend, was a hidden gem. Loved the hiking trails, and the lots were very spacious. Plan on cooking at your RV as there are no stores or restaurants for a ways, you are out in the middle of the Ocala Forest. Staff were very friendly, terrific views, beautiful lake , sunrises and sunsets are awesome. The park has a huge pool. The grounds are immaculate. Bath houses are very clean and showers are spacious. Great park also if you like to ATV as they have ATV trails. We cannot wait to go back there. Prices are very reasonable. The site are HUGE. Did I mention the friendly staff. While there take a trip to Rodman Dam, out of this world. - ladymac2015
May 2014 - $27.00
This park has changed over or is the process of becoming a KOA. The pool was awesome. Being able to ride an ATV from the park to Ocola OHV area was awesome. Grass sites are somewhat level and bathhouse was clean. They need to get firewood and a better stocked camp store. This park is far from anything so bring what you need. The WiFi was useless but I did have a weak ATT signal. I would stay here if I was riding an ATV but other than that unless you fish its limited. - DS650
Apr 2015 - $50.00
Overall this was a nice park. We wanted someplace wooded and secluded but was disappointed when we arrived. The sites are small and mostly taken up by snowbirds.
Staff was friendly and site was clean. - Senora Frog
Apr 2015 - $27.00
Beautiful view of the lake and a great swim dock. Paved road and large playground for kids. They have a large pavilion for cookouts and family gatherings. Lots have level paved pads and grass. Friendly campers and staff. - Traveler2440
Feb 2015 - $27.00
Lake Waldena is a large park on the far outskirts of town. The CG is a trailer park and RV park with more permanent trailers than RV sites. The trailer park is mainly occupied by snowbirds.
My site was along the main road into the park, therefore there was a lot of traffic. Sites 82 to 104 are on the main road. Due to the heavy rain the previous week the ground was soaked and I had to wash all the levelers and chocks due to the mud encased in them when I was prepping to leave.
Pros - all utilities worked fine. Wi-fi was adequate. Cable TV was all analog.
Cons - road noise from FL 40. Office is closed on Sundays. I have to assume that mosquitos are a problem most of the year due the swampy area behind the sites (the Nature Preserve on their map).
I would stay here again in a pinch. - jnateg
Dec 2014 - $32.00
Would never recommend this park to anyone. Dirty bathrooms, no toilet paper, pool not open most days, manager and others in park get visits from sheriff too often, says credit cards taken but manager made us pay cash for two months in advance. Rain makes it a swampland, had to go barefoot to get to vehicle or wade in water and mud and ruin shoes. Could be great park but poor management and too much drama. - Traveler2440
Feb 2014 - $25.00
Short bumpy hard dirt road entrance from highway. Excellent Wi-Fi. Sites are all on dirt or mud, when it rains. We were there when there was mud. 10+ sites were too muddy to use. No cement pads/patios or site picnic table. Very close to the Ocala National Forest. Takes PA but only for stays of 3+ days. Friendly management escorted us to site. Didn't see any showers nor were there any indicated on the map. Suggest staying here if you like a rustic setting, and then only during dry times. Not a great value. - LeeCA
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Park is just down the road from Silver Springs State Park. All sites seem level. Nice pool and work out room. It had a pool table and ping pong table but the lodge building had a very unlevel floor. Hiking trails and fishing areas. The resort also has a gated area for longer stays. We camped with our dogs and grand kids over the summer. This is our third stay at the resort and have always had a good time. Staff are very friendly and helpful. There is also a great small family ran restaurant, great food, great atmosphere, and pricing. - jimnina
Jul 2016 - $22.00
55+ park with many full-timers who were gone for the summer. There is a nice lodge with a big screen tv, a/c, tables for games, etc. Pool area was decent size and clean. Park is well-maintained. There is a fitness room (we didn't use this time), game room with pool table and ping pong. Laundry facilities available. Access to Silver Springs was pretty easy. A little bit of a walk if you are carrying a lot. We kayaked on the beautiful river. There is a restaurant on site which I believe is open for breakfast and lunch. Candy shop is also on site with old style candy, homemade goodies, and homemade whoopee pies. Sites are mostly paved with full hook-up. Nice streets within the park to walk or ride your bike. WiFi and cable available. - bicyclecampers
Jun 2016 - $22.00
We stayed here for only 2 nights but would return for more. This is an RV resort where each site is privately owned and deeded. The sites that transient campers can use are ones not yet sold so the area you are assigned, or can request, is quite limited. Having said that, the site itself was spacious enough; most all the occupied sites contain large fifth wheels or mobile homes. The grounds are nicely landscaped especially around the pool area which is really large and spotless with a nice jacuzzi nearby and alot of seating available. There's also a rec room with pool, ping pong, and darts to play as well as a lodge with TV, seating, tables and lots of games, puzzles, or books to utilize. If you have a canoe or kayak, you can launch it right on to the Ocklawaha river on site. Another plus is a large dog run that's fenced so you can let Rover off leash. There's a restaurant on site too but only open for breakfast and lunch and we didn't get a chance to try it. OK, now for why I couldn't give it higher stars. The restrooms are just passable. The shower had quite a bit of mold and did not drain at all, to the point I thought it would flood the entire bath area before I was finished. The A/C also was minimal making it pretty warm in there. Also, when we checked in, someone escorted us to our site (via a golf cart) which was nice. However, when we backed our trailer in and hooked up to the electric, the breaker on the 30 amp tripped 3 times in 10 minutes. I tried to call the office but it was after 5pm and only got an answering machine where I tried to leave an "urgent" message as prompted but no one ever called. We were about to just move to another site (hoping no one else was due in later) but decided to try a 50-30 amp converter/adapter and that seemed to work thank goodness. I just wonder why they have no emergency type number. And there's no picnic table which is not good. But overall, a nice place to stay! - new FL camper
Mar 2016 - $25.00
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. - pegdiver
Mar 2016 - $11.00
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. - GDoug
Feb 2016 - $25.00
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. - rwarner22
Jul 2016 - $28.00
We stayed in Spot 14, The owners are on site. The park is clean. The owners are real friendly people. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is quiet and out of the way, and an hour or two from the amusement parks or the beaches. I highly recommend this campground if Quiet and Serene is what your looking for.
Oh, and the Cable TV worked awesome for our entire stay. The bathrooms and laundry facilities are clean and well kept. The water pressure in the showers is awesome: "like getting a massage every morning." We will stay here again. - Jack Mac Innes
Jun 2015 - $28.00
Don't waste your time. Have stayed several times since 2012. Has gone downhill drastically. Owners should sell or shut down. Yes, that bad. She was constantly complaining about being broke, and was bad mouthing full time tenants. He is just plain nasty & miserable. Bad interior roads, very unkept grass, & some pets were loose. There was even a skinny lady walking around asking for us for pot. No wifi, poor cable, wash machines still broke from last time we were there, dryer took 3x to dry...you get the idea. Felt unsafe. Neighborhood is trashy. The good, restrooms clean. We will not return. Traveling in a fifth wheel. - Lunchy
Feb 2012 - $24.00
Visit the park website for directions as one of the possible routes in has an extremely bad stretch of road. The park offers level grass sites, quiet, good utilities including cable, and very nice restrooms. AT&T phone and data service is very weak. Wi-Fi isn’t offered but an outdoor DSL cable is available at a shaded picnic table. - never settled
Mar 2015 - $14.00
Just a warning to others....... Their website is VERY misleading. We needed a place to stay for a month in Central Florida. We called from the previous campground that we'd been staying at to see if they had availability. The lady on the phone said "we only have one left". Since the campground that was our first choice was already full we went ahead and booked it. She wanted our credit card over the phone. I know better than paying for a site before seen but she said it was the last one! So I gave her the credit card number which she said would be charged that day. (Absolutely no refunds)
This could be a very long story but I will cut to the chase and comment on discrepancies with their website.
Concrete pads - I don't see any. We are parked on grass that sinks when it rains.
Restaurant- There is no restaurant on site much less that delivers. There is a mini mart at the entrance. Don't expect to get your milk and bread there, but if it's beer and soda you are after you are in luck!
Beach/Swimming footsteps from your site - There is no beach on the property. There is no water that you can swim in on property unless you don't mind swimming with alligators! There is a beach that you can see from the property but you need a vehicle to get there. It is part of the National Forest system so you have to pay fees to get in.
Laundry - Yes, there is a laundry "onsite" but it sits facing State Highway 40 and has a big sign with the hours written on it (the hours on the sign are incorrect) so it is open to the public. There is only COLD water wash available.
Boats and jet ski rental (As described on the Passport America site under 'highlights') - None.
Don't bother sending an email inquiry as their website suggests. I never did get a response. I also would caution you to NOT get anything of importance sent to you here via mail. We never did get the FedEx "overnight" envelope that was sent to us. Everybody that we met that was staying here was very nice. - RunAroundSue