36 Parks near Tierra Verde, Florida
Aug 2016 - $32.00
I've heard great things about this campground and it took me 2 years to finally find a cancellation and get in. According to the website there was only 1 spot open so we took it #161 which was in the section that is for motorhomes and allows pets, although we didn't have a pet. The site was roomy enough although we did disconnect the trailer as it wasn't long enough for both 32 foot motorhome. Some of the sites there are long enough, but not this one. This site was not waterfront, as it did backed up to a ditch. In exploring the park, it is surrounded by water, but there's no swimming in the water around the campground due to current. You can go by car to the park itself which has a beach for swimming as well as fishing piers and the old fort. There isn't much to do within walking distance of the campsite. You need a car to get around. Being in August it was very hot plus it rained and then the dirt road had puddles. On Day 2 of our stay, we realized we had "ants" that had got into our motorhome. Upon looking around outside the camper, we were completely covered in them because we had parked beneath a tree and the ants were coming off of the tree and landing onto our roof and then found their way inside. They were also all over the picnic table and ground as well. Therefore, we cut our trip short and packed up and went home to take care of the problem. I can't say all of the sites there are like this, but I wouldn't stay there again due to this experience. Maybe if the campground trimmed the overhanging tree branches and did some pest control it may be another story. - Heathlyn
Apr 2016 - $43.00
We really loved this county-run park. There are 2 campgrounds, one for folks with dogs, and one for the other folks. Our campsite was surrounded in a U with Florida forest. It made us feel really secluded from our neighbors - though we could see them through the greenery. The waterfront campsites are lovely (though we didn't have one). The park has a dog beach on the Tampa Bay shoreline where you can hang out on the beach with your dog off a leash. We saw quite a few families set up with chairs and umbrellas for the day. All the dogs got along well, and owners were really good about controlling their dogs. There is also an enormous fenced dog park. Further along the road, the "people" beach has lovely white sand and looks out on the gorgeous green water of the Gulf of Mexico. The park is very bike friendly, and motorists will actually stop for you as you cross a street (either on foot or bicycle). We also enjoyed a great kayak paddle right off one of the waterfront campsites. The park ranger I spoke with was almost surly, yet the camp hosts were super friendly and helpful. The online reservation system is challenging to use. At the time I made my reservation, it looked like I had booked the last available site in the dog area. Yet, when we were there easily 1/3 of the sites were empty. We loved it here and will definitely camp here again. - ShoreXplorers
Apr 2016 - $41.00
We have been camping here for the last 6 years, and I am afraid this past April will be the last. The cost to stay is not cheap and for the money the park is making, the roads dust is unbelievable. The roads should be black topped, the excuse they give is they do not have run off areas, well make some even if you have to take a site or two. Another idea is do some research and bring in some other road material other than limestone or whatever they are using. Sure they bring a water tanker in a few times a week and helps for about an hour. We talked to a lot of campers and everyone is disgusted and are very surprised that none of our health organizations have not been involved yet because of the dust, when you have to clean air condition filters twice in two weeks something is wrong, and just think we are breathing that dust. So please Fort Desoto do something about the roads.
Its a shame because as a hole the location, the sites are clean but could stand some thinning out of the foliage. the 50 amp service seems to be very clean. We always enjoyed Fort Desoto and are going to miss it. - Long-time-camper
Jul 2016 - $54.00
They maintain a night security person at the only entrance into the park. They have a large variety of activities for all ages. There is a playground, pool (which is very hot in July), put-put course, 2 floating docks, 2 small laundry areas, (a 3rd facility is being remodeled). The park is beautiful, the staff are very friendly. The manager is a mean, angry woman who can make you wish you had stayed elsewhere. We will NOT be back! - LBell690
Jul 2016 - $58.00
We stayed here a week and loved it all. The view of the water was lovely. The pool was huge. I called on short notice to make reservations and then had to call back to change the dates. The front office staff was super friendly, calm and accommodating. I truly appreciated their patience which made the whole check in experience very pleasant. I have read so many poor reviews of this campground and don't understand them at all. We have a 2013 Monaco Knight and we had no troubles with space, entering and exiting, and unpleasant events. The space was level and we had several trees for shade. We thought the campground was very neat and they were doing lots of updates. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We have a large dog and had no issues with other animals. The dog parks are efficient. Everything is so close by and Disney was about 1 1/2 hours away. I would stay here again and again...just not in July! Hot, hot, hot! My son stayed in a cabin and I am doing a separate review on his experience. Suffice to say, he is staying here again. Loved our time and it helped to make this one wonderful, fun family vacation. - Let'sGo!
Apr 2016 - $56.00
This park is overpriced for the over all experience. On the plus side, the staff is friendly and do the best with what they are given. The park is generally run down and in need of some TLC. The roads are narrow which can make it hard for bigger units to navigate on. The sites are very close and do not reflect as pictured on their web site. There is good wifi here but no cable unless you are a permanent resident. Overall this park is an eye sore with the number of sites that have become residences and lack in property upkeep. At night there is a strong odor of sewer in the air which adds to the run down feeling of this park. The laundry facilities are clean and open 24/7. We would not stay here again. - Irish2
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Gravel is only under the trailer, there's a concrete pad to step on and to set chairs on. The tow vehicle is parked on blacktop. Everyone is friendly, the park is very clean and their working to improve new sites. This is a adult park. It's close to the beaches, lots of restaurants and too many places for my wife to shop. When I come back to this area I will be coming here. We stayed for one week. - Lindas Old Man
May 2015 - $30.00
Over priced for it's location. Not in a very appealing neighborhood. Passport America list price was $24, but they charged $30 a night saying their price had gone up. Overall park well maintained and clean.
We will not stay here again. - Abner
Feb 2013 - $43.00
Rate reflects average for 16 days including weekly/daily. This park was excellent. We are most likely going to stay the winter there. Pet Friendly (even has a dog park), brand new pool about to open, efficient front office and maintenance staff, and welcoming residents. Even though many permanent folks are here, it has the feel of a vacation park. - Bay Area Early retirees
Apr 2014 - $36.00
Rate shown is Good Sam rate for peak season. Their summer rate is slightly less. This is an older park that civilization has now surrounded. A six lane highway (Gandy Blvd) is on the park's north perimeter. I would recommend avoiding sites 555 thru 572 that back up to the highway unless you enjoy traffic noise at all hours. A large section of the park is devoted to well-kept park model homes. Most of the RV sites are 90 degree back-ins and a little tight for large towables. There are a few pull-thrus that can accommodate larger rigs. Staff is friendly. Park is convenient to most parts of the Tampa Bay area. No cable in the section we stay in and trees can interfere with satellite reception. However, OTA reception is excellent. We have stayed here several times and will again in the future. - halfdimes
Jun 2013 - $27.00
We were looking for a park to set up in while visiting family in St Pete. Everyone we encountered was great from the front desk to the guy who took us to our spot and helped us back in and explained all the hook ups just in case I wasn't sure :) What we didn't like was that most of this park is permanent mobile homes, they were well maintained but our spot was in between two mobile homes. Now this wasn't such a problem since we were only using our rig to sleep in, but if we were looking for a good camping spot to hang out in this really didn't give us the right feel. Didn't get a chance to use the pool or anything, but all looked well maintained. - danewguy
Feb 2013 - $26.00
We originally planned to stay one week but liked the park and area so well we extended to two. The office staff is very helpful but hours are a little problematic. The office is open M-F from 9-4 (closed 12-1 for lunch). Closed on weekends. We had a reservation but arrived on a Sat. Staff left info for us and there is a phone to call the on duty person who came and helped us get into our space. He was great. Roads are narrow and I haven't seen any pull thru spaces but the back ins (once you get parked) have plenty of room. There are big shade trees all around which is good/bad. Nice to sit outside but they drop stuff all over the coach. Not all spaces have the trees. Love the outdoor laundry. There are plenty of machines and they are reasonably priced. Went in and looked at restrooms (which are clean) but use our own facilities. There are a lot of folks here long term but they are friendly and there are lots of fun activities going on. The only down side is the shooting range that is next door. Weekends and Wednesdays I felt like I was in a war zone but then I am not a gun aficionado. If we come back to St. Pete we will definitely stay here. - TwoE's
Nov 2014 - $45.00
Things I liked were the Staff was very pleasant and helpful. The long term snowbirds and permanents are the priority here and they were most friendly and those we talked with raved about the place. Many have been there for years. The location of this campground is great as it is minutes to St Petersburg or Bradenton. Access for big rigs is good as the roads are paved and wide enough to maneuver. Pool and spa area is beautiful and virtually on the water with magnificent views. The pool was heated and very comfortable for swimming. Not so good things are short timers are not the priority here. Sites are not so level. I needed to drag out the blocks to lift the front end higher. Each site has a slab for outside sitting, and some were in pretty shabby condition. Picnic tables are real rough as they appear many years old, and do not appear to have ever seen any paint. Visual appeal for our site was less than ideal. The dumpsters were not in some remote part of the campground as is typical in most. We were located across the road from dumpsters and storage areas. We spent two weeks watching everyone arrive daily, often in noisy trucks, to dump their trash in the dumpster. It was a lot of undesired noise and an unsightly view. But only a few sites in the 40?s numbers are subject to this. The spa was not working during our stay. WIFI signal was strong at our site 43 however the bandwidth was poor. We heard others comment on how poor the WIFI worked. Cable is not ?turned on? at any given site. We were told we must go in town and contact Brighthouse to have cable turned on at our site. I assume at our cost. We did not pursue having it turned on. TV Reception was not so good for us. Most evening TV shows we were used to were unavailable. - Denny Pike
Feb 2013 - $28.00
Nice enough RV park, typical snowbird park. Sites are tight, the back in's in the center are literally back to back RV's. The pool and hot tub were operational, clean, and nice. The game room was seldom if ever used while we were there, 2 free pool tables, and a ping pong table. We didn't take in the breakfast meals, or other things they had, but heard good reviews. This is mostly a snowbird location, has nice older large trees and shade, electric/water/sewage was not a problem all worked well. Very good restaurant within walking distance (just watch the traffic while crossing). The rate reflects a monthly rate, would definitely stay here again. - Robnmo
Jan 2013 - $47.00
Nice little campground near Tampa/St Pete. It was easy to find, easy to check-in and easy to set up. The pool/hot tub are nice and the have a nice rec room with a TV, free pool tables and ping pong. We also enjoyed hanging out on the pier. The restaurant across the street (Crab Trap) was also really good. My Annapolis-raised wife says they have the best Maryland crab-cakes she has had in Florida. We would only use this for short visits, but we are definitely going back. Only drawback was $47 with military discount seemed pricey for a campground this old and small. - TaShoulders
Feb 2015 - $40.00
Lovely park, with "Old Florida" appeal. 200+ spaces, approximately 170 on paved roads with concrete pad and full hookup. The remainder are located in the woodsy areas along the creek. This park is very active during the winter season. Park personnel is extremely friendly and very involved. We were there for 4 weeks and they had live entertainment weekly. There is a heated pool, our only complaint is that it closes too early in the day, but it is very clean and tropical. This is a very clean park and even though you feel like you are in the woods you are only 4-5 miles from everything. Will definitely return. - traveling reviews
Mar 2014 - $46.00
First the good. This park is charming in location and landscaping with flowers, shrubs, and beautiful live oaks covered with Spanish moss. There are many activities and events for the residents ti include a sparkling clean pool and a scenic location next to a fishing and canoeing creek. The people are quite friendly and provided escort to the site and parking assistance. Water pressure was good and electric tested out correctly. Now for the disappointing. As we were only staying one night, we were assigned a spot in the overflow with only water and electric 10 feet from the trash compacter. The site had no sewer hookup, no table, and no gravel or concrete pad even though we paid the full daily rate charged for a complete site. We were told all one night stays are assigned to this area. FHU sites were available and empty when we walked around the park. There is one laundry/bathhouse (6 sets of washer dryers and 3 showers and toilets each for men and women) for the entire park, and the one trash dumpster/compacter. The compacter runs and grinds every time anyone puts a bag of garbage in, even after quiet hours. Roads are narrow in this park, and there are many trees and tight corners. Most sites are back-in and are not angled, but sit perpendicular to the road. Be sure to arrive during office hours so you can find your spot and determine the best way to get to your location. Office hours are 9-4. - Beach House on the Move
Mar 2013 - $36.00
Nice campground with new owners. According to the owner it has been a work in progress to upgrade this campground. The only drawback is that there are no sewer hookup in the grassy section. They pump you out without any problems. WI-Fi is spotty but does work OK. And by the way, there is a train track nearby as usual. We would stay here again. - Dennis Reid
May 2015 - $15.00
We stayed here for 9 months developing our RV inspection business. It was cheaper than most for winter rates, but you get what you pay for. For a full time RVer my impression is this is an old park model park for snowbirds. This makes it tough for the bigger RVs to get into. If management is there, they will help you get in.
In the busy season there are vehicles everywhere. With the tight roads navigating the park can be a challenge.
The sites have minimal asphalt and it is mostly old and deteriorating. Most sites slope from back to front with sewer located in the back. The grass is mostly weeds and there are lots of ants. Sitting out most times of the year is difficult due to mosquitoes and no-see-ums.
Water pressure is good and the free Wi-Fi, outside of the busy season, is adequate.
You are at least 30 minutes from the beach depending on traffic. The closest grocery store is 7 miles away. There is a Dollar General about a half mile away.
The park is located right next to train tracks. I counted anywhere from two to ten trains a day with excessive whistle blowing as the train crosses Bayshore Rd. If you are hard of hearing the vibrations will alert you to their presence. LOL
Rates: Yearly $344/mo plus electric, monthly in the busy season is $772, $399 out of the busy season. Nightly is $39/nt in season, $30 out of season. - Howard Jaros
May 2015 - $15.00
Recently new managers have done a great job of improving this park. Very clean, well kept, and friendly, helpful staff. Wifi worked excellent.
We would definitely stay here again. - dagopapa
Jan 2015 - $34.00
Park is about 2/3 permanent park models and 1/3 RV's. Some of the permanents are older, but all are exceptionally well kept. Residents are friendly, and there are many scheduled activities (as well as many informal groups throughout the park). Many RV's are seasonal and have been coming back for years.
Hook ups were convenient. Wi-Fi connection was excellent. No cable TV, but Dish reception was great, and antenna brought in major network channels.
We did need leveling blocks at Site 151, but most of the sites looked better. - RagTopDay
Jan 2013 - $32.00
What makes this park a great place to stop or to spend the Winter here is the people. From the office on down, friendly folks and a well organized park with plenty of things going on and lots to do. I would come back here again, but two things bothered me while here. The "Orange Juice Special" in back of the park. About 5 times a day this train comes by blowing and blowing the horn mainly because there are 3 crossings near by. And, to a lesser extent, US 41 in front with highway noise. Never-the-less, great park, you will enjoy your stay. - retiredblade
Mar 2010 - $25.00
This is a 55+ park. Paved roads, grass sites with patios and table. Many park models with RV spaces scattered about. They have an “Island” section with shade, water and electric only. Friendly staff and residents. Nice recreation/multi-use hall with a varied selection of activities. No cable TV but open sites for satellite TV. Most sites are 30 amp. Train tracks behind park but not many trains use it. Did not use Wi-Fi, Verizon air card worked OK. I marked this park down as it suffers from low voltage (113-114 usually and down to 105-107 volts) as demand increases in the park. Rate shown is based on monthly rate. - nmmotorhome
Feb 2015 - $25.00
Yes, most of the campers were friendly, however, many of the permanent residents were not - they did not appreciate the "outsiders". Noisy park - every day. Great dance hall - dancing every two weeks! Decent WiFi in the clubhouse - none at campsites. Campsites very tight and rough and dirty. Water condition - terrible! Has anyone heard the term "volume" (is all that matters - NOT the pressure!) Crazy! For weeks, pressure was only 35 psi. After complaining (polite discussions with owner), they made some improvement - should have been done long before - pressure went up to about 50 psi - still minimal. Been to a dozen or more other parks in Florida - private and public - all at least 55 psi and usually 60+ psi. And, the water smells bad! Glad to be gone and will not return! BTW - anyone 50+ years of age can attend their dances ($5 per person). Stay someplace else - lots of other choices. - wjhgolf4
Feb 2015 - $37.00
What a friendly place! We were set in between two park models. Residents on both sides came out to welcome us as we parked. More than half the sites are park models, but all are well tended and landscaped. Lots of "park spirit" - many activities - they had a dance with live music while we were here. The pool is very nice. The showers are dated but clean. - MT Pokets
Jan 2015 - $37.00
This place allows first two nights Passport price, then full price. About half of the sites have park models on them. Most of the people there are there for the winter. Very nice people staying there and even though we were only staying 4 nights they made us feel very welcomed and invited us to join in with all their activities. Lots of activities. Very nice swimming pool, about 89º. - jhav
May 2016 - $22.00
Lovely RV park and so close to the Gulf! It's an easy bike ride (or casual walk) over the short bridge to Anna Maria Island. Lots of nearby restaurants on the intercoastal as well as the island. We saw dolphins in the water while crossing the bridge! RV spaces are a bit too close to each other and there is considerable noise from the road if your site is anywhere near. Bathrooms were clean but there was never any hand soap in the ladies restroom sink. Shower pressure was practically nonexistent in the ladies. My husband said the men's worked just fine though. The landscaping was nicely maintained with many beautiful flowers, trees, and shrubs. The pond with the fountain was nice too, having a couple varieties of water fowl visiting. Campsite amenities were fine, full hook-ups in good condition with a picnic table. The site was concrete with brick pavers for the RV pad which was nice; not all of the sites had that. A great price (with the Passport America discount) for a nice place! - new FL camper
May 2016 - $29.00
This is just a beautiful park in a wonderful location. Do bring your bikes - it is so easy to tour around. There is major shopping east on Cortez and the gulf is only 10 minutes from the park. We rode our bikes daily over the bridge to catch the sunset and tour the back neighborhoods. It can be very hot in the summer as there just isn't a lot of shade. We were praying for a MH to park next to us and provide some shade. ;-) We decided to get an awning shade before we come here next time. I would consider the park bathrooms to be the worst feature - not enough stalls and poorly laid out. Weekend days bring lots of beach traffic getting out again in your MH may be challenging later on a weekend day - most we saw left early. I detected no sulphur smell but we did contend with a lot of no see ums which left us bitten up. THat was surprising as it was very breezy. - Djinfl
Jan 2016 - $66.00
Peak season rate with no discount, $66/day. We were in site 17, near the road, level, nice pavers, pleasant surrounding, picnic table but no grill. Sites are close together but everyone was very friendly and the place was very neat. The hookups are good and we didn't have any issues with sulfur-smelling water. The wifi is sometimes good, sometimes not. Generally, though, not bad at all. Laundry facilities were very good. Dumpsters were way in the back, but not really that far. I liked that it was relatively small park. A friendly white heron sometimes comes by for a handout! One evening we had torrential rains, but it all drained off quite well overall, so we were happy about that.
It's a very good location, within walking distance of a couple of restaurants (we ate at Seafood Shack; good food), ice cream parlor (awesome!), and a couple of tiny stores. Being the closest RV park to Anna Maria, we rode our bikes on to the island which was quite fun and, with a bike lane for most of the way, not too scary. Lots of restaurants, shops, beaches, etc. on the island... easy to make a full day of just looking around. Very, very nice beaches.
I counted off a bit because of the road noise (if you're at the front of the park); it's bearable but bothersome. - RobtL