51 Parks near Tavares, Florida
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Pricing for the site was a very good value. We arrived after the office closed and no reservation packet was left for us. We found some one and they said just pick a empty site which we did. The closeness to Mt. Dora and other sites was a plus. It looked like they were fixing up the campground, but it was really hard to tell. On one hand the Pool and activity rooms were very nice. then in most of the back area of the park the sited were over grown and needed to be mowed. Some of the sited were long term renters most of which were well kept. If you want a place to stay and launch your boat the launch area was nice and there were boat slips as well. The campground has a lot of potential due to a partial lake view and mostly very low road noise. - jimnina
May 2016 - $24.00
Stayed here during non-peak season, so the park was pretty empty except for the permanent RVs some of which looked in poor shape. We were put in a grassy site up the hill in the back of the park. We asked if we could change to a site with a concrete pad, this was no problem and we weren't charged the extra $5/night. The site was fairly level, but many of the grassy sites did not look level and there are no picnic tables. The park has premium sites that are huge with a double concrete pad. There is a nice size pool, fitness room, small golf course, boat ramp that goes to Little Lake Harris and small camp store where you check in. The only wifi hotspots were in laundry area and fitness room. There is no cable. The laundry room was near the entrance which was inconvenient for us as we were far from it and the trash dumpster as well. There is a clubhouse which was locked probably due to the off season and the library which has some books for trade was oppressively hot as the air conditioner was off. The location is good for Leesburg, Tavares, Mt Dora and Eustis where you can find restaurants, grocery stores and other lakes. This park is probably very crowded during peak season and may be booked up way in advance. We found this park adequate. - mohocamper
Jul 2015 - $41.00
We have a 40ft RV with four slides. We use our RV on the weekends. We do not bring a car, we use our bicycles and carry a Vespa scooter. We do not travel with pets or children. We use our own hotspot for Wi-Fi and have DirecTV so we do not need cable. What is important to us is a park that is in a safe area and quiet with working hookups.
Fisherman's Cove is in a beautiful area about 20min away from Mt. Dora. There is a great park right across the street for biking, jogging etc. The park is close to grocery stores, and Walgreens. The area is surrounded by lakes.
The site they gave us was a double paved on a hill with a view of the lake in the distance. We backed to a main road and a church but we didn't have issues with traffic noise. They had us away from other RVs, which is perfect for us. The roads are wide so we had no problems backing in or getting out. The staff is extremely friendly. There were four different men who work at the front area and every one of them was helpful and pleasant. We were invited to their fourth of July picnic which we attended. The staff and full timers were there and everyone was so nice.
Some of the negatives that didn't bother us but may bother others.
The grounds were a bit unkempt, with some weeds. We were there in July so that could be why. The map they hand out doesn't match the street names so that was a fun adventure trying to find our site. Some of the RVs were very old and not in the best shape. The bathrooms were better than a gas station but they have seen better days. The area is very hilly so be prepared for that. The site was level so it wasn't an issue for us. - sjrmathis
Sep 2013 - $32.00
Very tidy and well maintained RV park in Belen Eustis and the lovely Mount Dora. Extremely welcoming and friendly manager and owners too - who dropped off local newspapers daily to me (unasked) as they knew I was a 'Brit' looking to buy a home/business in the US. The only tiny criticisms I have are that the Wi-Fi is very weak even in the recreation room and camp office - and the access was never on in the recreation room although I expect it is during the snowbird season when the campground is close to full occupancy by travelers and snowbirds. Would definitely stay here again! - Leo Millward
May 2013 - $30.00
We have already said in January that we will come back. Now we are here-and it is even better than in January. Many snowbirds have left the area and it's wonderfully quiet here. What remains is the friendliness of the managers to us - have received a friendly welcome - as before. Finally, we have forgotten to mention that the entire campground is very clean and well maintained, as well as the the pool and shower rooms -and access to the lake. We will definitely come back in the winter. There is no beautiful and better place where everything is all around: nature, peace, shopping and the price. - usa
Jan 2013 - $30.00
In this RV park there are 95% of permanent residents, half are full timer. Very nice people. It's quiet. Trees provide shade. There is access to the lake. Canoe free. In the club house, there are various activities: bingo, card games, sometimes with live music, dance, and other entertainment. There are two computers with internet access. You can borrow books and videos. Wi-Fi on the plots without problems and free. Heated pool. Full hook up with other words, it is all there. Walmart and other big stores 2 miles. We have for a week paid the weekly rate of $ 30. The owner is very nice and totally helpful. One should inquire prior to arrival by phone, whether sites are available. We have already booked May again. - usa
Apr 2010 - $38.00
This is a small campground that was once a fishcamp. There are rental cottages and boat slips with a boat ramp and fish cleaning station. The camp hosts are friendly as well as the older seasonal guests that have been coming there for many years. There are coin operated laundry machines and a old public bathhouse. No pool or club house but a nice place to relax and enjoy the wildlife that is off the beaten track but close to Malls and restaurants. Sites are fairly level, mostly grass with a few concrete patios. - Steve St. Michaels
Dec 2007 - $23.00
Old fishing cabins. Not really accessible for motor home. Couldn't hook up both water/electric and sewer because of location of outlets. Clean, but definitely not a place you could spend time enjoying yourself. - ajwimp
Jan 2016 - $18.00
A really special experience. Great walking trails, very much a nature park. Arrived without reservations but lucked out...a space.
Really nice trails for walking, wooden walkways through the park.....great place. Space was ample for even large motor homes, strictly back-in though; no pull through that I could see. Water and electric at site, dump station on the way out.
A rural small park that may not suit all, but was a nice change for us. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. - Moose42
Aug 2015 - $23.00
Very small 15 site county park campground. Sites are all under dense tree cover and the park is very lush and beautiful. Many sites are right on the water, but none of them are far from the water. First come, first served site reservation. Water and 50 amp electric hookups with an on-site dump station. Site was level and well maintained. It's a county park, so you're dealing with park rangers, not RV park owners. I would definitely go back again, but I'll take more mosquito defense. - Tri14Multisport
Feb 2015 - $23.00
This is a small county park, but located between two lakes. We had to pay the no-discount price of $23 for not being seniors or county residents. It is a secure area with the park staff making rounds every hour, and coded keypad gates after hours. You can get 25 pieces of firewood for $10, a great deal. Most of the campsites have a waterfront view. The pads are concrete and flat. All sites have a patio with picnic table, BBQ grill, and fire pit with benches. The sites themselves have guardrails with reflective dots on the ends so you could even park at night. The bathhouse was clean and they even put up a rack of magazines and book exchange station. The shower stalls were clean. Pets are allowed here on a leash. The tall trees provide a lot of shade. We had no problem receiving Verizon LTE data coverage, which is a must for us to work online. This is a well-taken care of park and we loved it. The reservation system is to book your date of stay only, then it's first-come first-serve when you arrive, whatever site is available. We were able to take our pick arriving on Sunday after the weekend campers left. Check-out is comfortably at 2pm. We will definitely come back. - Sara C.
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Surprised when we arrived at what we saw. All grass with a cement patio. The cable had to be repaired before we could hookup, good thing I carry a very long cable because it was about 40 ft away. There was no wifi as they were changing providers. Lots of permanent residents in trailers of various conditions. No dog park as advertised. Cut our stay here short. They were nice about issuing a refund. - ChiefET
Jun 2015 - $43.00
We stayed here after a failed stay at a much smaller and claims to be more personal park. Not true, Southern Palms was one of the friendliest parks. They are very big but they treated us like we were their only guest. Their pool is great, the grounds were kept up, and the facilities were clean and very nice. I would recommend staying here if in the Orlando Apopka Eustis area. The extra drive is worth it. - Deliacocacola
Jan 2015 - $41.00
We arrived on a Sunday, the office was closed but reservations were left in the registration box. Maps were included but the print is so small, it's difficult to read. A bystander offered help, pointed us in the general direction. The sites are very tight, short and not well marked off. Water pressure and electric were good. The entrance is along a high volume traffic road and difficult to get in and out of at times, especially with a RV. Not sure we would stay here again. Lots of permanents and the park was apparently created before long RV's came along, consequently no place to park toads or towing vehicles. - Sewmom
Mar 2016 - $30.00
We had asked about a future stay and were told we didn't need to make a reservation this time of year. When we arrived they had sold the last site but arranged things for us to stay for three nights, we had planned to stay a week. I tried to talk to the office three times the following morning but even though the sign said they were open at 9:00, there was still nobody there at 9:30, so I arranged for another stay after our three days were up. The manager came by the next day to let us know we could stay after all, but it was too late. It's a no frills park, older but nice. A one week stay was about $185, which is very reasonable...much better value than the $30 a night for a facility with not much to offer. We did manage to pull in the wifi since we were close to the office, even though they said we would probably have to come down to facilitate it.
Lot spacing was spacious with some shade. Site surface was a concrete pad with grass. - Da Keeffes
Nov 2015 - $13.00
We stayed here for three months. Since we were last here in '99 the park has many more permanent residents and lots of park models. The residents are warm, courteous and exceedingly friendly. The park has a clubhouse, boat launch and 600 ft. fishing dock. Mail is accepted and the park is in an area with lots of lakes, restaurants and medical facilities. For long stays you can arrange cable and WiFi services through Comcast. If you have Comcast where you live you know what that's like. - Mr. Camper
Nov 2015 - $30.00
Stayed here 5 nights in November. Approximately a third of the park are permanent residents, mix of RV's and park models. Very tidy and nicely kept. Park is on Haines Creek with a boat ramp and very long dock. The creek is part of the Harris Chain of Lakes and we were able to put our boat in and spend the whole day on the water. Even found a place to eat lunch where we could dock. Liked that this was a small park near the water. Really enjoyed our stay, everyone was very friendly, even invited us to "happy hour" at 4. Will stay again. - CaptDave
Jan 2008 - $20.00
This Pseudo-RV campground is located at the Mt. Dora Renninger's Antique Market. They have 3 antique extravaganzas during the year as well as other special events. I am not sure if they offer RV sites during other events, but they do during the extravaganzas. The have electric hook-up and "Shared" water, which means you need to bring a splitter, but they do have some if you need or your neighbor might already have one in use. They have a campground manager who is not too bad at making sure that everyone finds their way to their site and fixes problems should they arise. Some of the sites are close, but they seem to have plenty of room in some of the other areas in the back. Most of the sites are shaded with large oak trees. There are no regular bathrooms in the RV area, but they did have trash cans and porta-potties. There is no sewage hook-ups but they do have a free dump station. The sites are close walking distance to the event grounds and was very nice to stay and go all three days to the antique extravaganza. When I made reservations they said that it was a three night minimum and since it was about $60 for Thursday, Friday & Saturday night and could stay in place until Sunday evening, I didn't mind the 3 day min..it is a good deal even if you only needed 2 nights. Again I don't know what other times of the year that they allow camping, but you can call the main office to find out. - MPD334
Mar 2014 - $25.00
This park is mostly park models with a few RV sites. Having said that it is very tidy and friendly. All the park model and double wide sites were well kept and seem to mostly snowbirds. The RV sites are large enough for a big rig and while on a slope the sites themselves are relatively level. The staff was very friendly and the amenities (clubroom, pool etc) seem to be very nice. PA was available for 2 nights of our 3 night stay. - KiwiRVer
Aug 2012 - $29.00
I'm surprised no one has reviewed this park. They offer Passport America rate for two nights, then the normal rate of $29. We opted for a non-sewer site, 30-amp, close to their immaculate restrooms. While this is mainly a snow bird destination (156 sites are permanent), there are plenty of full-service back-in sites and non-sewer pull-though sties. Office only open from 9 AM to 3 PM and closed on Sunday, but instructions for self registration are available. Very good laundry facilities. Good over the air TV. We would stay here again. - thetravelkids
Feb 2016 - $40.00
We have stayed here for 4-7 days on three trips to the area. The park is old but very well maintained. Many permanent residents, and the open sites are older but very well maintained. People are some of the nicest we have ever met. Very welcoming and glad to see visitors. If you enjoy tennis, pickleball, volleyball, etc. this park is for you. Indoor and outdoor pool very nice. We will stay here anytime we are in the area. Love it. - 4950
Feb 2015 - $27.00
We wintered here from nov 14 to april 15. Lots of activities i.e. dances, entertainers, shuffleboard, minigolf etc. 2 pools. 1 outdoor and one indoor. Nice restaurant by the outdoor pool. Open 7am to 3pm 6 days. Lots of activities. We will return next winter. - jmlsrpc
Feb 2014 - $40.00
During the "season" September to April, the park is hopping. Dances, events, all kinds of sports, and other activities abound. We have been six times in a few months. We are weekend campers. The people in the park are super friendly. Plenty of space for bicycle riding and walking. If you want to do it, it's there. We have enjoyed visiting this campground and will continue to go often. - bicyclecampers