5.3 Average
     
Thonotosassa, Florida

Happy Traveler RV Park

Thonotosassa, Florida



Thonotosassa, Florida
Phone: (813) 986-3094

Sites: 224
Recent Rate: $17 8/2016

Latitude: 28.053973196869
Longitude: -82.339509129524

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

$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. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
176
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walking distance to Winn Dixie, Dollar Tree, a liquor store. The Big Top Flea Market across the street is open Saturdays and Sundays. Great for fresh produce and EVERYTHING else you can think of!

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here to visit some friends that were staying for a short time as the park is close to their family. Pros: Close to a Winn-Dixie and a huge Flea market, that's it. Cons: The "new" office manager is the most abrasive and condescending person we have ever encountered on our travels. I'm 100% certain that her goal in life is to turn away and discourage anyone from staying here that is not a seasonal customer. The park is mainly seasonal's with a lot of permanent looking 5th wheels and travel trailers with built on decks and tent/storage buildings and "stuff". Older population, have only seen one child in the 10 days we've been here. To add insult to injury, we had our fairly expensive bicycle stolen. A few others in the park suffered thefts, and our neighbor also had their golf cart stolen. No apologies, no updates from management thus far. We would never recommend staying here nor would we ever return. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Where do I start? This park is very convenient to attractions, shopping and outdoor venues. That's where it ends. The park is old, depressing looking, and spaces are very tight. A lot of permanents and seasonal people that have accumulated a lot of junk and mold. The RV storage area is neater looking than most of the park. They might as well throw away the rules, since they are not always abided by. On a daily basis three of the seasonal guests near us allowed their dogs to bark and run loose. One of the violators is a staff member. Lastly, the office Manager seems to be very organized but needs some "friendly" training. I have never graded a park this low and would never stay here again. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This could be a nice park, but there are a lot of units that have been here for awhile and have a lot of accumulated "stuff" around them, giving it a run down look. Sites are not paved and are extremely tight. No cable. Lots and lots of sand to contend with. We found out the hard way some of the long term residents don't adhere to the leash law on pets. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed here before and we were not too pleased. We returned this year and the park is under new management who have done some wonderful updates and are busy with many more. The management and staff are very friendly and helpful. What we love about this park is the close proximity to the I-75 (no interstate traffic noise) which enables you to be able to access everywhere in Tampa Bay so easily.(including Busch Gardens, Moffitt Cancer Center and the VA Hospital). There is a Winn Dixie supermarket right next door and the Big Top Flea Market is across the street. This park also has great huge Oak trees which are a blessing under the hot Florida sun. We did notice that there are only a couple of pull through sites and because of that plus the fact that most sites do not have cable TV, is the reason why I did not give Happy Traveler a higher rating. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been seasonal campers here at Happy Traveler for 7 years and have seen many positive changes in the park. It is conveniently located to everything: shopping, doctors, nature parks, amusement parks, and museums. The staff is very friendly and courteous and the campers are also. There are multiple activities to be involved with and/or participate in, even if only a short-time camper. We do not, or would not hesitate to recommend Happy Traveler RV Park to anyone. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is an older one, but staff and fellow campers were very helpful and nice. Dog friendly. Park is nice and quiet, site was fairly level, and wide enough for our slide and awning. We didn't participate in park activities, park is deceivingly big. Would stay here again. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second park in Tampa, Fl. This park is quite old but everyone here are friendly. We were made to feel very welcomed. Lots of large trees, lots of dirt on sites. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We've used this campground on and off for the past 10 years and it is extremely disappointing to see that repairs to the bathrooms have been neglected. Why? The Rec Hall has severe water damage but nothing has been done to correct the problem. Why? while the park caters to seasonals, there were a number of empty sites. Price reflects Good Sam discount and $3 a night charge for cable TV. I think it's time for us to look for another campground in the area. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Our campsite hasn't been used in a long time. We couldn't find the sewer connection because grass had grown over it. Once it was uncovered by a park worker it was ants, ants, and more ants. I spread some comet around the tires to keep the little intruders out of the MH. The site was not level and the weeds needed mowed. Many permament Rvers here and all of them were friendly and helpful. The staff was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction to the places we needed to visit. Would we return? Yes, but we want a site that's level next time. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I wish we would have had more time to find a different campsite or driven around before committing. We were planning on staying in the area for a few days, but we won't stay here again.

Cons: 1. Advertises Wi-Fi but you have to pay for it. 2. Asked for a concrete pad because I'm allergic to ants, the manager said there were no ants in the park. Our pad and grass were covered with lots of ants and anthills. 3. Smells like poo due to sewage treatment plant. 4. Very, very crowded: the sites are so close to each other. 5. There is only one dumpster. 6. Lots of signs telling you to clean up after your dogs, but no bags made available to help you out; or trashcans along the way to put the bags in! 7. The laundry in front is really old and pretty gross. There are tow others, but I didn't check them out.

Pros: 1. Price is decent and you get a Good Sam discount. 2. They have an ok rec-center with games, a library and free coffee. 3. Located close to some fun things like MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry). If you're just looking for a cheap place to stay for the night, it's fine. But if you're looking for a clean place with good amenities, this is not it! We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a place for kids. Under 18 or 19 only allowed for 2 weeks per year. They have activities for snowbirds and everything seems to be catering to them. The park wasn't very clean; the leaves and branches from the trees were all over and not cleaned up. There were many empty sites but we were only given a few choices. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

An older campground but well maintained with fairly nice sized lots on a gentle slope. There is plenty of shade. Place is almost exclusively seasonal or all year. We were only one or two short term campers. Park is not for kids. Stay is limited if you have kids under 18. They must be accompanied by an adult, but that doesn't matter as there are not any activities, no playground, etc. Pay for service Internet connect was okay, but kept dropping out. Bring ant spray: the ants prevented us from spending any decent time outside. I did not mind this CG but my wife and kids hated it. Nothing for the kids and my wife said many of the seasonal sites were unkempt looking. Some were "junky" (despite all the CG rules), but most seemed alright. And, the cleaning service decided to clean the ladies room from 8 to 9 am: an inconvenient time! Personally, I do not like being the only visitor amongst seasonals: it feels odd. There is no camp store. Located very close to Busch Gardens. If all you want to do is spend the entire day at BG and sleep here, it's fine. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Crowded and tight, although a nice place overall. Many trees, so satellite may be an issue. Would stay again. We camped at Happy Traveler RV Park in a Motorhome.

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