52 Parks near Tampa, Florida
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We stayed here for about 2 months, arriving in August, departing in October. We had a changing schedule, and paid a monthly rate, as well as weekly. The monthly rate was off season, and was very reasonable. Electricity on the monthly rate is extra, on the weekly rates it is included.
The park is very conveniently located to Tampa. You are about 10 miles to the airport, 15 miles to downtown, 20 miles to USF. It is conveniently located to other cities in the greater Bay Area as well. It is located a block off go Hillsborough Avenue, a main thoroughfare, on a quiet, mostly residential street. Shopping, gas, Walmart, Public, and many restaurants are less than 2-3 miles away.
The park was very clean and well managed. The pool was always sparkling clean and inviting. We don't use the showers or the laundry. The park is covered about 70% with oak trees, providing shade. The spots are wide and easy to back into.
The park guests are a mixture of overnighters, longtermers, and semi permanent. Everyone gets along well. The park management tries to group the longtermers, and the various types of groups together. The campsites are kept clean and organized, or management will correct it. The were no eye sore campsites at all.
Having stayed at several dozen RV parks and campsites in the past year, Bay Bayou definitely ranks near the top. - Tom 69
Jan 2016 - $60.00
Most sites are on level gravel with cement patios. Some are on level grass. Ours was on grass, but it was good, with more space than the gravel sites. (We were told the grass sites are being redone this year.) WIFI is very good most of the time. Staff is nice; most are very helpful. Most sites have cable; ours didn't but there are a lot of local stations so television was no problem. Water is on two sides of the park; there are lovely docks for wine sipping but keep bug spray handy. Sites at the far end of the park are across the water from a busy road. That would be noisy, so if quiet is important, request something away from the far end of the park. If traveling during "snow bird" season, book ahead, although we saw various openings for possible short stays. Laundry is good; pool is heated. No hot tub. No pull-throughs. Really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.
They have work campers who have mechanical, plumbing, etc. expertise who are available to assist with problems (for a price). We were so grateful to have this, as we had a plumbing problem and the person was wonderful at helping us resolve it!
Price listed is daily rate. Monthly rate is less; that's what we paid. - DrM Traveler
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Nice Park. Sites are gravel and level. Site size is above average. Most or all sites are among trees. Satellite usage is not possible but they have good cable. WIFI was excellent for a park of this size. Very friendly staff. They have a very active social community. I would stay here again. - wgh52
Jan 2017 - $29.00
If you're looking for Yogi or KOA, this ain't it. These people live here and work hard and keep to themselves and are polite enough. Our fiver barely fit in our site, next to an even bigger fiver. But the staff is nice enough and it's very convenient to a mall and several other shopping centers. There was a hole on our site when we moved in. We mentioned it to an office worker and there was a guy here with a wheel barrow full of mulch that day. And they were trying to catch the guy who wasn't cleaning up after his dog. A fair price for a convenient stay in season. - melissabrvs
May 2015 - $30.00
I Do Not Recommend this RV park to anyone. First of all it's located in a really sketchy part of Tampa. We were there for 3 months. Our first month, during the daylight hours, we caught 3 local kids stealing one of our bikes, got it back that time, but a week later, they came back and cut the locks off both our bikes and took both of them. These kids continued to come back over and over. Also managing to steal other RVers bikes.
When it first happen, the acting manager said and I quote, "I can't be outside 24/7." Excuse me? Im sorry, but that is the wrong answer to tell your customers who pay quite a bit to stay in your not very attractive RV park. The people who run this place really don't care if anyone steals your stuff. I didn't even get an I'm sorry that happened to you.
This place is not your typical RV park. There are long term residents, its across the street from a family dollar. Its near Busch Gardens and a lot of businesses. Thats about the only thing it has going for it. The bathrooms are ok, however the stall doors are right in your face when you sit down. The laundry room is located in between the bathrooms. 2 out of 4 washers don't work and 2 of 3 dryers do work. There's no pool either. They also charge for electric.
I will never ever stay here again. If you decide to stay, its def going to be at your own risk and don't have any expectations. - Ellie Q
Jan 2015 - $30.00
Camp Nebraska is now called Tampa RV Park. There may be new owners/managers from the ones mentioned in older posts - the people we met were friendly and helpful. This is a good option if you want a campground IN Tampa. It is convenient to Bush Gardens, USF, I-275 and Downtown. It is in an area of town that has old businesses (including some strip clubs and tattoo parlors), but the park itself was quiet with not much traffic coming through it. I never felt unsafe there. There ARE some campers that are rented out as residences, and others who are there for the winter, but they have temporary guests as well, including some good size, newer RVs. The park is old, and the sites are fairly narrow - not much outdoor space, especially if you have slide-outs. There are concrete pads but the one on our site wasn't in a convenient place so we didn't use it. The restrooms don't have the best design, but were clean. 2 toilets, 2 showers, one dressing room and sink. The men's room had some plumbing issues, but they were working to correct that. They were having problems with the Wifi, but worked hard to get it working - it was better, but still sporadic. Tampa RV Park is NOT a resort!, but it was a very convenient place to stay, and we would stay there again. - TN Gator
Feb 2017 - $70.00
We were here for a rally with 50 other coaches. The sites aren't super big, but adequate. This is one huge facility! It's the only place we've had a person directing traffic for the hookup area. This is not a resort but a commercial establishment, but we'd stay here again if we are in the area. - jOHNONTHEROAD
Feb 2017 - $45.00
This place is total RV immersion. Sites are level and typical spacing. When you stay in their camping area you receive complimentary breakfast and lunch at the restaurant and free coffee, juice and sodas. (And a daily newspaper delivered to your door). They conduct daily seminars, driving lessons and rent golf carts and bikes and offer propane fill and coach wash and wax services.
This place is so large, they have a trolley service to take you to and from the main buildings to the camping/rally area. There are 299 paved, full hook up sites with cable and wifi. There's another restaurant/bar at the rally center as well as a screened heated pool and hot tub, playground and tennis courts. There are several dog parks with separate fenced big dog and small dog areas. There's even weekly movies and live entertainment.
RV's are constantly in motion here. Coming and going, moving to service, moving around the 'transfer area' (where you park your old RV next to your new RV and transfer your belongings). - cincychic
Jan 2017 - $53.00
News paper in the morning delivered to your door, free breakfast and lunch what more could you ask for. The check in is covered by some very well rehearsed people that are very concerned for your needs. - jamie1
Oct 2016 - $36.00
We only stayed overnight but wanted to stay longer! EVERYONE was so friendly and helpful. This park is so clean and cute. My entire family wanted to stay and play. The teens loved the pool. The night guard helped me with the laundry and my husband with directions to the grocery store. After 15 states in 34 days this one makes our top 5! - Spirit Creek Farm
Aug 2016 - $17.00
$504/month plus electric.
The roads are asphalt. The sites are grassy/sand/dirt. There is a concrete patio and picnic table at each site. Depending on what spot you get, it can be a little difficult to get into. The ladies in the office when we checked in, weren't super knowledgeable about telling us which way to pull in, but they were nice.
Lots of shade. A fenced dog park. Treats for the pups up by the office. Washers are $1.50 (could be better), and dryers are $1.50. The pool is nice and has yet to be crowded at all. They say it is a 55+ park but they let us stay and I've seen kids and teenagers, as well as other couples in their 20s and 30s. There is a security guard at the front. - R-Gill513
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Asphalt paved roads offer pretty good maneuverability, even for bigger rigs. Campsites are relatively level, and sand with some grass mixed in. Swimming pool was nice, and seemed to be kept clean, except when there was a high bathing load, then the water took on a filmy kind of look. Which may be from inconsiderate people not following the obvious signage requesting one utilize the outside shower to hose off lotions and sprays before entering the pool. It's a smaller pool that got crowded with more than 5-6 people in at one time.
Two laundry rooms with low laundry rates ($1.50 for a wash). Older machines but functional. Most sites are well shaded. Free Wi-Fi was REAAALLLLY slow, sometimes not functional. So if Internet is important to you, you might want to go elsewhere. It frequently took forever for websites to load, usually with them eventually saying server not responding. Ice and soft drinks available for purchase. Limited office hours. Security guard on duty at night will check you in if arriving late. Nice office staff very helpful. Lots of restaurants close by, both fast food and nicer ones. Winn-Dixie and a great liquor store with good prices right down the road. Only 4 miles from Busch Gardens. - SJM Georgia
May 2016 - $16.00
This park is for members of any Elks Lodge and guests of the members. The grounds are well-kept and it is quite conveniently located, just 3 blocks north of Highway 60. Upon arrival pick a vacant site, set up, get registration forms from a box near the entrance, fill out and take into the lodge when the bar is open late afternoon and early evening. - Bill Strong
Jan 2017 - $30.00
We stayed there in Feb because it was close to FL state fairgrounds. Office was closed when we arrived. No paperwork was left for us after traveling 9 hours this was disappointing! One of the residents told us where to park til Monday morning! Nasty front desk personnel. Deshelved used profanity. Couldn't find my reservation! We had a conformation #! We would never stay there again! I don't know who is in charge but not worth the stress! - Ginny1974
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Very nice front desk gentleman. Was able to book same day. Lot we were put on was a little tight to maneuver with our 31 foot rv. Space between concrete pad and electrical post was about 9.5 feet. Clean baths, nice clubhouse. - KathyMike
Feb 2016 - $33.00
Went to the office to register, but they couldn't find my reservation. Not very professional at all. Blaming the computer for errors; they finally found it. Had to check on price several times.
Very dirty run down showers and restrooms in need of repair. The fellow campers were very friendly! The staff does not go out of their way to make you feel welcome. You are not allowed to play any cards or games in the "Media" room! No sink in there either. Manager doesn't seem to know how to be friendly. - Ginny1974
Jan 2017 - $45.00
Paved roads and cracked and aging cement patio under Spanish moss draped oaks. Nice woodsy setting although some traffic noise from nearby highway. Congenial office staff. Utility connections were convenient and good water pressure. Laundry was clean. Not so pet friendly. - Toltec
Feb 2016 - $28.00
The people are so friendly and activities abound. One word of caution. Don't purchase the "high speed" internet. We did and it didn't work at all. Just go to the club house and use the internet for free. - June Foster
Feb 2016 - $29.00
Sights are tight. Residents not very friendly. Must pay for WI-FI if you want it at site (Very Good connection) reasonable rate. If old dilapidated rigs bother you forget it. Very quiet. - rontrem
Jan 2017 - $50.00
We only got a 30-amp and water hookup, no sewer. The wifi was spotty and kept dropping off. Our campsite was grass and covered with pine needles. We thought the price was high for that. There are many long term residents there, many from Canada. There is a pool and rec room available as well as paddle ball court. The laundry room was clean and most machines were functional. - Melodycthomas
Aug 2016 - $38.00
I was here from mid-July to mid-August, in a 25 ft mobile home. The park is clean, green, with loads of trees. Easy access to I-4 and within short distance of everything. Everyone has dogs here, but they were all super quiet and the owners always picked up after them. Great place to stay. - Inna M
Mar 2016 - $29.00
Typical Florida park. All grass site except the 10 by the pool/office.
Put us in B-9. Avoid the B section as it is the lowest point in the park and turns into a mud hole if it rains. Some activities. A lot of French Canadians as usual. These parks are owned by Sun Communities and could be a lot better if they started investing some time and money on the basic features. Probably would not come back here. Rate reflects monthly rate for a month. Staff seemed friendly and helpful. A lot of trees. Pine trees are dripping pitch. Again avoid the B section. - wrready2
Mar 2015 - $50.00
WiFi could be better probably won't come again not much to do. The sites were large with plenty of shade. The park was rustic but very relaxing. the staff was pleasant and helpful - happydaz
Feb 2013 - $20.00
We stayed there a month. This an old park with a lot of older park models. Several of them rundown. Nice warm pool and nice restrooms. People and employees were all nice and friendly. I was parked in an older section which had narrow streets and it was rather difficult to get in the site. It was much more difficult to get out with my 35-foot RV because of the narrow street, low hanging tree limbs, and tight corners. There were better places to park but we did not know it at check-in. - charlie72
Jan 2013 - $26.00
We stayed here to attend the Tampa RV Super Show. The rate was PPA. The area for short term RVs is in the front of the park. The back area seems to be for full time or long term residents. We were very pleased with our site. It was grassy but fairly level. The sites are a bit close but since we weren't here during the day, we didn't really care. In and out was very easy and it was only a 10 minute drive to the show. The front office staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again. - dickens
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Staff very nice. Liked the extra slab with table. Easy hook ups. Only issue during stay was that it was noisey until 1 am. It was a holiday weekend so that may have been the problem. - Long distances traveler
Mar 2016 - $21.00
This park consists of a lot of year round campers. Some rigs are so old that they are green with algae. There are a lot of older RV's in this park! There are some snowbirds that stay here, and they are located in the outermost loop of the park that is a little newer than the rest. We stayed near the front of the park, and it was noisy: lots of noisy diesel truck traffic leaving at the early hours of the morning and a tractor compacting trash at 8 am every morning. For the price charged I would not call this a great place for transient visitors! It would be best to go somewhere else! - Howard Jaros