28 Parks near Sanford, Florida
May 2015 - $1.00
This campground is no longer here. It is now a subdivision and needs to be removed from this list. - Starfire5
Dec 2013 - $20.00
This park is in the process of being sold to a developer and will be closed in the next few weeks. Although a review is probably not necessary, I'll include some of the major issues. Maintenance was pretty much non-existent due to the sale. Water pressure was very low, we had to run our pump to keep the pressure up to an acceptable level. The 50-amp electrical service was running at about 109 volts, too low for RVs like ours. Bathrooms were old and not maintained, not cleaned regularly either. The people here were very nice, but since they were being forced to move there was a depressed mood as the moving trucks came in every day. Do not plan to stay here during the next month or so if you want to relax or have a good experience. We reserved many months ago before the sale went through and did not know what we were getting into. - LowesTravels
Jul 2012 - $30.00
We have stayed in this park on several occasions and found the staff very friendly and helpful. There have been no issues with theft as mentioned in previous reviews and we felt perfectly safe here. The pool area is very nice. The laundry facility is very neat and clean. The spaces are about 30 feet wide, which we felt was adequate. The park does have a lot of permanent residents in it and it is not close to Disney, but is great for a few days relaxation when passing through the area. We would recommend this park and will stay here again. - DeeRon
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Very nice well maintained park and friendly staff. Currently has workout area, well stocked library and clean pool. Many full time resident so I'd recommend reservations especially during busy winter season. Close to shopping, movies and restaurants. - amimjs
Mar 2016 - $45.00
Appreciated a pull-through. It was across from office and showers and laundry. Nothing fancy, gravel mostly, but that was fine. There are other campsites with grass, and many that are way away from activities. Many seem to be permanent or annual. Far enough from Orlando to be out of the traffic. Sanford has a mall nearby. Not far from Mt. Dora. Has tennis court and horse shoes. Has a recreation room that sometimes has scheduled activites. Has a pool.
Noted a silly rule about walking dogs. People seem to think they own their campsites? Anyway, I walked my dog around on the streets, and always clean up after her. I enjoy seeing all the campers and just enjoying the walk.
Reserve early. - Umbrella
Mar 2016 - $45.00
A lot of full-timers in this park. And, many of them need to clean up their places! Many are very, very old and in disrepair.
The office person was very friendly and professional.
We had no problems. Our site was convenient, although not very big.
Most have nice concrete patios.
It is not exactly pet friendly. They allow dogs, but do not have a fenced dog park. And, they expect you to go out in the dirt and mud in the front of the park near the highway to walk your dog!!
Most dog owners are responsible...perhaps the poop that is found sometimes...is from the bears!
Bears appear often at night in this park, although no one mentioned any issues other than they get into garbage sometimes.
I personally enjoy walking my dog on the paved roads throughout a campground.
It has a laundry room and a swimming pool and community room. I discovered a nice building hidden in a storage area that has work-out equipment...don't know who gets to use it. - Umbrella
Feb 2016 - $24.00
This county park is very busy as it has an popular boat launch and fishing area. Office is open a few hours in am and again in later part of afternoon. Must pay in cash only. Weekly rates available. The limit is 14 days but that is flexible if park is quiet. Large playground and separate washrooms for day users. Camping sites are very large, sandy, nicely tree-covered and well maintained. All sites have fire rings, a table, water and electric. No sewer connections or Wifi. Walking trail connects with large park with spring(no swimming). Park closes at 6 and is extremely quiet at night. Negatives-hydro plant across street can be noisy during daytime. Also can hear hum of traffic from Hwy 4. Excellent location for quick hwy access to Disney area. - littleleftie
Aug 2014 - $70.00
We paid extra for a river site because we were told we could fish from the bank. The river sites are not in the front section, which appears to be for more short term RVers. The roads in the section to which we were led were narrow and a bit difficult to maneuver. Maintenance men had to trim some trees so that we could get to our spot and came back the next day to trim trees along the exit road. After setting up, we discovered that the gate leading to the dock was locked with a no fishing sign attached. I suppose we could have walked down to the river bank, but fishing from there would not have been possible because of the trees and mucky bank. We asked in the office about fishing and were told that we would have to go to other parts of the campground to fish. On the day we left, I had to walk in front of the motorhome so that I could be sure my husband could get past the cars and trucks parked along the road. The office staff and the full-timers were all very nice and the restaurant was good but we will not return. - dickens
Feb 2014 - $14.00
We were here for 5 months and have a very mixed feeling about this park. Many good things such as friendly staff, night and weekend security, large trees, paved roads and very level sites. Also the cable TV was great and way more than basic. The people were friendly except did not welcome snowbirds to participate in activities. Most all park is full time residents,so everything is set up for them. Other RV'ers only stay a short time and not the whole season like we did. The Wi-Fi is good but must pay to use.The rate is the monthly rate then you must add eletric usage.To give you the overall attitude of the park they even charge you 50 cents for a parking sticker. This you're told after you have checked in and they want that in cash. It's not the money; it's the idea of it! The restrooms and showers were cleaned daily, however way overdue for a makeover. - gpafrog
Feb 2013 - $25.00
This is a nice location. The park is on the St. Johns River. It has boats to rent , a launch ramp, and a pretty decent restaurant on the premises. The pool is the largest I've ever seen. It is fully enclosed and nicely maintained. It is an old park, pretty well maintained. It is popular with "snowbirds who return year after year. Most everyone knows everyone else, and they are a friendly bunch. The sites are very tight. They have used every available inch of space, and sites a very close together. There are "super" sites which is what I took on this visit. About the only thing "super" is the price - $650.00 per month. A three month stay gets you a $100.00 discount. The "super" sites are wedged in all over the park. They take a $200.00 "deposit" for electricity which is absurd! This is a gimmick to hold your money for a month or longer and collect the interest. The staff are helpful and friendly. If I do stay here again, I won't take a "super" site. Not worth it! - hankster36
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We stayed here for 4 nights while having service done at La Mesa which is about 15 minute drive.
The resort is huge. Looks like 800 spots. Quite a few full time residents. It is located on a small residential road that is quite narrow. Fortunately, traffic is light but passing another RV on this road can be tense. Spots were back in only, although it appeared that pull-throughs were available but booked. Sites are very wide and all grass. Our site was sloped but we were able to level without blocks. Too short to park our Jeep easily, but wide enough we pulled in parallel to the road and as close to the front of our RV as we could get.
The swimming pond and aquifer is impressive! Other resort amenities were decent. We had permanent neighbors on both sides of us but never saw either one. I think many people leave campers here and use them on the weekends. No trees so we were able to use our dish without issue.
There are interesting walking paths, canoes and kayaks for rent, and of course the huge swimming area. Plenty to keep a family occupied. Which is a plus since there are no other services near the resort (restaurants, shopping, fuel).
WiFi was essentially non-existent. There were a few free hotspots but we couldn't get them to work and the resort is quick to point out the availability of paid WiFi. AT&T signal is almost zero here. Verizon works fine.
We would stay here again. - Bryanmsi
Jul 2016 - $30.00
The nicest and most helpful staff I have ever met! Very clean sites and pool area. The dog park us very spacious. Lots of planned activities. spacious grass sites with picnic table. the campground is open to the public until 5, but there is a lot of supervision - Dawlhouse
May 2016 - $30.00
Attended a rally. Catering was great food. Concrete pads for picnic table a little high above the grass site for the RV. Sulfur smell from the natural water spring was strong.
Staff very helpful. - Gesmone1
Jun 2016 - $39.00
This is a multi-use park having permanent residents as well as overnight visitors. There are many open sites available at any one time during this time of year. Ours was located very close to the office and entrance making entry/exit easy. Site was a level concrete pad with grass all around and a picnic table. All sites we saw have a concrete pad but not all are big rig friendly. Most roads are narrow and some twisty making navigating the campground difficult in larger rigs. Overall a clean park with good laundry and bath facilities with nice pool. If you don't mind staying in an urban setting this is a good park. Friendly staff but the residents are definitely not friendly campers. I would stay here again for a night or two. - Time4us
Feb 2016 - $54.00
We stayed here for one night enroute to Walt Disney World. This is primarily a residential park, with a small number of sites available for transient stays. Our site was located on "Gravelled Road," which pretty much sums up the environment. It was the only unpaved road in the resort. Spaces are *very* close together. The sites that are owned by residents are much nicer and larger. I was able to pull in to our site, but decided to back out because the road in front was very tight with many parked cars. We were on the end of the row, so this wasn't difficult.
The people we met were very nice, and the park is maintained in spotless condition. As noted, there is a very large French Canadian population of residents. However, this is not a resort I would return to unless I could get a nicer site. - expdek570
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We stayed for Jan, 2016. Overall a nice park, just has some too small sites, lousy internet, too small spa. The pool is nice. Many very nice people, campers & staff. Many French Canadians for a diverse group of campers. Many motorcycles if you like that sort of thing, but all are very cordial and respectful. Many activities to be involved in, they have a paid activities director that organizes street parties to movie nights to pool parties. - TomF94
Jul 2016 - $13.00
New bathhouses since last visit. Very nice and well maintained. Also, new extension to bike path since last visit. Lot of activities or just a good place to relax. No manatees this time of year, but allows for water activities in the spring run. Good hiking and biking. - GDoug
Jun 2016 - $24.00
We loved this park. The spring and river are great for paddling, the spring is also wonderful for tubing and swimming. You can walk to the springs entrance from the campground if you're in reasonably good health. The line to get in here gets long on the weekends, so be mindful of this if you are arriving or trying to get back in to the park mid-day. We will go back during manatee time. This was our last trip in the "Big Rig" 32' Tango rear lounge. - avbrendan
Apr 2016 - $25.00
The campsites are very private with screens of Florida scrub forest in a U around each site. It makes backing in a little crazy, but once you are in, you feel like you are in your own private piece of Florida. Our site was level and had water and electricity. There is a short path down to the Springs. The Manatees that winter there had just left when we were there in early April. So we snorkeled and swam in the 73 degree water. You can snorkel over the spring and look down into the huge broken gash in the earths surface where the water comes out. You can rent floaty tubes and a small locker for your keys. You can also rent snorkel gear, we brought our own. - ShoreXplorers
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Beautiful park with shady campsites, mature oaks, and lots of wildlife. The park seems to be well maintained and the spring was awesome! Not having a sewer hookup was a minor downfall, but the difficult nature of their check-in process is my biggest complaint. Because of the long line to get into the park, they make RVers pull into a parking lot that does not have a good turning radius especially with a toad. Despite this, we can't wait for our next stay here! - TinyLivingRVer
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Beautiful, heavily wooded park with springs approximately 1/2 mile away. Located in and upscale suburban setting away from heavy traffic and noise. Beautiful and heavily wooded. Great retreat from civilization, but close enough for commuting. - Scenic Cruiser
Jun 2016 - $27.00
One of the few state parks we found that could accommodate our 42' 5th wheel, and had full hook-ups. We had a back in site but were able to maneuver in with enough room for our truck to fit. Park and site was nice and wooded. Site was shaded with trees. The firepit also was used as a BBQ. Tubing within the park. Bring your own tubes and save on renting. Bring chairs/blanket to sit after tubing and a cooler for food/drinks. They also had a snack bar. We were able to put our own kayak in for free. They also rent kayaks and paddleboards. Nice park. I would definitely stay here again. - ThisIsHowWeRoll
Jun 2015 - $31.00
Very nice people. Needed a place to stay before I went to Disney, and I called after hours. The owner told me to come on and told me where to park. I have a 31 footer with jeep being flat towed. Site would have been level except I didn't want to unhook. Clean restrooms and owners even woke up early so that we could get an early start. - Tomwillis
Sep 2014 - $35.00
Quiet, family owned park with plenty of shade. Interior roads are narrow with tight turns and low hanging tree limbs. The park is a maze of roadways with some roads as sites and some sites as roads. Be sure to get an escort to your site. Hosts are friendly and accommodating . Utilities are in good working order but are in inconvenient locations. They have a restaurant on location for daily breakfasts that was decent. The pool was nice but needs to be cleaned. Bathrooms were old but clean. The park is not big rig friendly or multiple slide friendly. The park has a lot of potential. We would come here again. - Mamaluca
Nov 2013 - $19.00
Rate reflects Passport America rate. Cons:roads in the campground are narrow and tight, the pool was not cleaned and the wifi was erratic. However, folks were friendly, the sites are reasonably level and shady. We spent a week, went to a couple of ice cream socials and had interesting conversations with the owner, Lewis. Clean up the leaves and clean the pool and I would give it an 8. It is a campground, not an RV resort. - kcook
Aug 2012 - $18.00
We had site #13 and have been here multiple times. Really like the woodsy feel and closeness of the camping area to the tubing area. Campground had noisy people next to us this time. People using loud voices until very early in the morning, not drunk (no alcohol allowed in park, they WILL check) just noisy. It rained at the start of our stay and there was some standing water in a few sites which breeds mosquitos here. Park was very crowded on weekend but quiet during week. Tube run is great and cold. Lots of lifeguards for safety, if you are not acting in a family friendly way you WILL be asked to leave. Park closes from 10a-3p on weekends because of crowding, so get here early or come late. Campers checking in must be IN sites before park closes for night. No late arrivals. - FL Camper
Aug 2011 - $18.00
We were in site #13.This is our 4th visit check out reviews on 8/08, 6/09, and 9/10 for full info. We love this park even though the campground is older. It is a short walk to the springs to cool off and there is peace and quiet here. No alcohol or rude behavior is tolerated. I even saw some loud mouthed kids at the springs get their entire family ejected for loud cursing. This is a very family friendly park where they don't put up with rule breakers! The newest thing they have added is the bear proof trash cans in the campground. We saw a young bear checking every trash can in the picnic area this visit. Park is patrolled often by sheriff deputies. The tubing is great and as a camper you can walk the spring trail after the park closes and see lots of wildlife come out. Our site was HUGE and next to the walkway. Lots of shade and they also sell firewood for campers now. Apopka is close by with many stores if you forget anything. Best value in Central FL in our book. - FL Camper
Sep 2010 - $18.00
We camped in site #8. Very shady with w/e, fire ring/grill combo, picnic table on a concrete slab. Sites are long enough for the longest RV's. We did have a problem with the power going out, but it was rectified quickly with the ranger. This our 3rd time camping here and we still really like this campground. It is quiet, but close to the river where the tubing is. Park is not crowded during the week but does get full on weekends. We saw deer on a hike, turkeys, raccoons, and a bear was sighted in the campground. - FL Camper