16 Parks near Vero Beach, Florida
Aug 2016 - $35.00
.We bought a new RV from Lazy Days. We were perked a 2 week stay at any Encore travel park so we chose this one. The lots are barely long enough for a 40' RV with a tow or towed vehicle. We had to park our truck under our RV and was still partly on the street. The width of the lots are 9' with no patio area. When we arrived we needed to have limbs and shrubs trimmed to get backed in far enough to try to make room for the truck. The workers arrived to do the job quickly, but did not remove the debris, rather just piled it on top of the palmettos that they did not cut. We had several power surges with outages. The sewer caps are so far back, that you may need a long sewer hose to reach. Some of the lots, though paved, are caved in which would make it a challenge to put your jacks down, or level if your wheels are in a hole. They had many empty lots but we were not given a choice. We were parked near the side of the interstate and could hear the traffic with our windows shut and the AC running. - campground survey
May 2016 - $23.00
Very nice and helpful staff. Some what narrow site but not too many campers here, so it wasn't a problem. No cable but antenna picked up a lot.
Set up portable dish easily. Small library and swapped some books. Some permanents that appear to work locally. Well kept. - Libby
Mar 2016 - $15.00
Was here for 3 months via Thousand Trails special rate $1499. That was good, the rest not so much. Water was horrible, if it wasn't off to fix bursted pipes. Staff was fine. Seasonal Campers very clickish & not friendly to new campers. Wi-fi worked at clubhouse until last month when they changed providers & then couldn't get it at all. Were not helpful in troubleshooting. Will not return for 3 months for sure. Had to go to Comcast for digital box & pay for $50 service call to connect; and then call FL power & light to create account--very expensive rates. Neighbor kept 2 large dogs tied to railings all day, never walked, pooped in yard and scared people and dogs walking by. Felt horrible for dogs. - D & B Blanks
Mar 2016 - $21.00
Great people and we have a great site. Very nice area and the park is well managed. Very close to shopping and the beach. - Michael and Shirley Engle
Dec 2012 - $35.00
First, I would not pay too much attention to the "3" rating unless you are hauling a bunch of toys. We have a 40' MH and a toad. We only stayed 4 nights and were placed on a large site that used to house a trailer/Park model; among the other trailers. No RV's in sight... It was fine! Neighbors were friendly and hook-ups worked. The Wi-Fi was too far away but the Verizon data and cell was great. The location is close to Vero Beach and Ft. Pierce. Shopping abounds. They do have an area just for RV's; maybe for the monthly rentals? In any case, no complaints and we would stay here again. - Kokomo
Jul 2012 - $35.00
We have spent 2 years at Tanglewood but will never come back. We were told we could not have our boat or anything else on our lot. It's double standards when the president of the community can have his motorhome on his lot but no one else can have campers, trailers, car dollies, boats, or any thing extra on their lots. There are plenty of other places around the Vero Beach area that welcome campers and their toys. - kgkaroonie
May 2016 - $47.00
Loved my visit!!! Real nice family atmosphere under a canopy of beautiful Live Oak Trees!! Workampers complete the extended family feeling -- since I understand the park has been family-owned for over 30 years (and continually improving). Can't beat the RV Park's location -- right between tropical Sebastian and fun-packed Vero Beach!! Just 5 minutes away from gorgeous, relaxing beaches and Sebastian Inlet!!! Next time we'll bring the boat and stay longer. - Cuddlezz
May 2016 - $30.00
We recently visited to do a little fishing. I was able to put my Flats boat in at the Wabbasso Causeway (about a mile). We also visited the beach (not much farther). We had visited a few years back and were pleasantly surprised to see the upgrades. The roads have been recently paved. My wife enjoyed riding her bicycle around the park. The pool area had new furniture and we were told that a new brick paver deck is coming (that will be nice). Our site had an asphalt gravel driveway along with a new concrete pad. From what I saw most of the sites are set up like this. Most of the park is covered with an oak hammock so the shade was nice.
The bath & shower facilities were very clean. The staff was very courteous.
We went to Captain Hirams to see some live music (not far).
We had a great trip and will return. - Summertimers
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Avoid this park at all costs. The owners are milking it for every penny they can get out of it. The laundry facility is terrible. The grass doesn't get cut too often, and the noseeums can just about carry you away. The laundry facility is terrible and the swimming pool is ice cold. There is a lot of swampy land in the park.
The owners must also have a construction business because they store all their equipment on the premises and it's very noisy at times. - Bobk816
Mar 2016 - $65.00
Pelican's Landing trailer park is expensive for what it has to offer. Although the sites are wide and it is on the intercoastal. It is definitely not a 5 star. WiFi does not work; water pressure is poor; water at times has a terrible swampy smell; and cable TV offered by the park is the bare minimum.
The laundry facility only provides cold water, and the machines are not dependable. There are no camp showers. There is no pool. The noise level from the trains (they run 24/7 and frequently day & night) and garbage pickup (5:30 AM 4 times a week) is quite disturbing.
Management lacks people skills .
Now having said all that we did spend 4 seasons there as campers in our own RV. Almost all of the other campers were and are quite wonderful and we made a lot of great friends.
The camp ground became very expensive and totally unpredictable in their administration and varying policies, so we found another place that better suits our needs. - FB Hannemann
Sep 2015 - $120.00
We rented a mobile home "cabin" for 3 nights, and paid for dock tie up for 3 days . The cabins are very well furnished but the water smells awful. That rotten egg smell whenever you use the hot water is very unpleasant, and after taking a shower, you don't feel clean. We did not use the dock tie up because the stormy weather each night made me fearful my boat might get swamped. We had an automobile accident on the third day and left a day early as I wanted to have the repairs made as soon as possible. The back of my SUV was damaged and leaked whenever it rained. I asked for a refund for the third day and for the 3 days I was unable to use the dock tie up. Management said their policy was NO REFUNDS period! So, if you have a problem or an emergency, don't expect any consideration. - robert407
Sep 2015 - $65.00
Very well kept park with very poor power. We had site 22 on the water which has a beautiful view of the Indian River Lagoon with islands. We pulled in to the site in our motorhome and had a great view out our windshield.
Now, about the power. Of course it is hot is Florida in September, 90+ every day. This park is not equipped for it. The voltage on our site, even with no neighbors on either side for one day, regularly dipped to 102 volts, and never ran higher than 104 volts during the day with the a/c on. We use 30 amps, and used a 50 amp to 30 amp adaptor because the only outlet is 50 amps. We tried an adaptor provided by the park which provided even worse voltage. We don't know how the voltage is on other sites.
We ran the fridge on propane during the day, and heated the hot water with propane. The low voltage caused our a/c to run poorly, and we were concerned we were damaging it. Many times when the a/c compressor cycled on the power dipped so low the power was interrupted, causing digital clocks to lose power and blink for example. This is totally unacceptable! If you were to visit at a cooler time of year maybe the power is a little better.
The park itself is neat and tidy. The docks are in good shape. The white gravel on the sites is getting thin but still acceptable. Spacing between each site is excellent, and each site has a large concrete patio with cement table and umbrella, along with two Adirondack style chairs - very deluxe!
There are trains that pass fairly close by across route one which runs near this park. We heard 3-4 trains every night, but they did not bother us that much. On our site road noise was not noticeable since we were far from the road.
Sebastian has a number of good restaurants. We especially liked Captain Hiram's where we ate one breakfast and one dinner.
We like this park but will not return due to the very low voltage. - Phaetonman
May 2016 - $15.00
Arrived at our site which we reserved 11 months in advance to find our neighbor had set up their chairs and tables on our site in the shade because their site had no shade. We asked a passing park ranger what we should do. He said he would remove the equipment and take it back to the ranger station because it looked like no one what home on their site - no car, all shades drawn. The ranger loaded the equipment into his golf cart and as he was pulling away a guy explodes out of the camper swearing a blue streak and calling us and the ranger every name in the book. The ranger told us to go back into our rig which we did immediately. The guy continued to argue and threaten the ranger, and the ranger told him numerous times their equipment was on our site and that was not OK. After 10 more minutes of loud arguing the ranger left while with the equipment still sat right next to our site, and the guy goes back in his camper. We think the guy should have been thrown out of the campground.
My wife and I decided we would not stay anywhere in this park in case this guy came after us. We pulled up stakes, left the site, and went to the office to ask for a refund. We were told our money would be refunded but never received it.
After this scary experience and no refund we will not return to this campground.
We've been RVing for 20 years. I don't know what's happening to the RV world, but we have witnessed similar "rage incidents" in the last four months where people go ballistic over small matters in campgrounds. We've had one other incident ourselves and have observed numerous others.
So please folks, stay on your own site, be considerate of others in every way, and relax! - Phaetonman
Mar 2016 - $28.00
We stayed 7 nights. The park is isolated from city amenities. It is 15 miles from dining and shops. It was difficult to sit outside with all the bugs. We need a screen room. Fishing was good everywhere, the beach, the inlet, the piers and all over. We always saw people catching fish. It took about 1 hour for someone to fill a 5 gallon bucket with fish.
Lot spacing was nearby with some shade. Site surface was gravel and features a fire ring and picnic table. - Beas
Dec 2015 - $14.00
Very nice park and staff. If you like the beach, fishing, & boating you'll be happy here. There is also, hiking/biking trails and an abundance of shore birds. Seasonal you may see pilot whales and dolphin. - GDoug
Mar 2016 - $25.00
As other reviewers have said this is a very large snowbirds park. Due to our late booking (last October) the only space left was a back-in at the back of the park near the railroad. There was a $50 discount for being near the railroad. Our site was small but adequate for our 36ft trailer plus tow truck.
There are many activities should you choose to join in plus 2 good sized swimming pools. Staff were very pleasant as were our neighbours and folks we met. Shops and beaches all in reasonable distance and very good. Downside is wifi is only available at the office/mailroom but connection is very good there. We took the Comcast package which is a personal modem for $40 PM which worked exceptionally well. We have only rated it 6 due to our site but we do recommend this RV park and advise very early booking as many of the residents return each year. for overnighters there are pull thru sites at the front of the park. - Harris England
Mar 2015 - $40.00
Clean park. It's a bit of a large mega park. If you are staying nightly or weekly, you will most likely be put into sites that are like a parking lot. We felt surrounded by RV's and sitting outside was like being squished by them. Lots a seasonals here with really nice places and nice RV sites in the middle, interspersed with mobile homes.
We were in lot 12, a pull-thru, for a week. Glad it was no longer. But on a positive side, excellent location to see sights and a beautiful drive to Vero Beach along the island road. Only five miles to beautiful beaches too. Great waterfront restaurants in town.
Lady at checkout seemed to do just what she had to do. We had to ask about good Sam discount, and if there were any activities, and then if we could get a calendar of them. Lots of activities. Not too many RV resorts around Sebastian so this is probably the one to stay at. Ask to be in middle of sites. On the West side trains go by and they are close to the tracks! - User3092
Nov 2014 - $23.00
We stayed for a month and would certainly stay again. The park is huge and is mostly mobile homes and park models but they are well-maintained and the people are very friendly. The streets are all paved and level. Our site was around the little lake and there was a nice breeze every day. The only drawback is the location of the park. It is right next to a main road so there is a lot of traffic noise if you are at the front and there is a train if you are situated at the back. However, the location itself is very good with the beach and restaurants close by. - Sheena123
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Few campgrounds offer the great waterfront sites this one does. They are directly on the water. Our fire ring was literally about 5 feet from the waters edge. The Indian River is absolutely beautiful. The campground is well maintained and the staff was very friendly. The water does have an odor as some reviewers have noted. However, the accessibility to the water and cleanliness of the campground make it worth dealing with that. - joncon
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We stayed 4th of July weekend. The park was full. Our spot was nice with a small opening in the bushes to allow access to the water. No shade so bring your own; it is an island with some trees on the edge. We had 50 amp service and water, no sewer. The water is easily the worst I have ever experienced before. It is saturated with sulfur and the smell is very very strong. Since we didn't have sewer I used the showers at the park. They were sandy and dirty, I blame this on the other guests more then the park itself. The bathroom was not clean either, no air in there, it was hot and humid. Taking a shower was really hell. If we go back I will fill our tanks with fresh water first. We lost power one night from a storm, water too as it is a well, and then half the park lost power the next day as well as water for the whole park for a short time.
Each day I walked the dogs and picked up beer cans and trash from other guests that had just left them anywhere. It is a shame, what a beautiful place on the water and people just don't care.
The 4th was great, we watched fireworks from all angles at the waters edge. Other guests were friendly, and it didn't look like to many long term people, there was a camp a few down from us that had signs of a long stay, but still not too bad. Be ready for mosquitoes, ants, and other critters as this is a state park, not a resort. The staff was friendly and happy to help. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. - Chrislorl
Jun 2016 - $28.00
This campground has probably the best location possible for enjoying all natural aspects of Florida. You have immediate and close access to the southern Indian River Lagoon, nature trails on Scout Island across a neat wooden bridge over the creek, a sleepy beach just down the road at Sebastian Inlet, and if you bring watercraft, you can navigate deep into the natural Florida back country up the St Sebastian River on the west bank of the Indian River. Waterfront sites are what make this place so great, what's better than pulling your boat up to your site every afternoon? Facilities are average, which is expected at a county park, but as I said before, the location MORE than makes up for that. Stop reading and get on down to Long Point with your significant other and family and enjoy the outdoors! - Clgordon
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Their store has almost everything you may need for your RV. The store is stocked well with things you would find at a convenience store and the people who work there are extremely friendly and helpful. They have Good Humor Ice Cream which is hard to find and the prices are very reasonable. The WIFI connection is very good; we think its because we camped close to the store. We ate lunch at the Coyote Grill Restaurant next to the store and the food and service was GREAT! They serve large portions and homemade specialties every day. The pool is spacious and clean with really comfortable lounge chairs; some shade. There's a Propane Fill Station on premises. Garbage is picked up at the sites every Monday and Friday. The maintenance men are friendly and will always help you out. It is very safe and the Ft. Pierce Sheriff patrols the park twice a day. The supermarket and beaches are close by and Fort Pierce has a lot of good stores. The Road Runner is very close to I-95, the Flying J's and the Florida Turnpike. There's a Chaplain on premises and non-denominational services are offered on Sundays. Entertainment is provided on Friday nights and everyone gets together in front of the store; its a wonderful family-type atmosphere. However, they say it gets very busy in season with a lot of Canadians coming down for the winter. We think it is a great place to stay for a few days. We also get a 10% Good Sam discount. Highly recommend it! - RV Dreamer
Feb 2016 - $33.00
With about 450 camp sites...felt like a small fish in a big pond. Hate waiting till you get there for your site (we stayed a month.) Lots of Four month people and longer...they get first choice.
Women at front desk need to be more informed about events and activities...(they didn't know if signed up for Valentines Day party, dress or what to bring.) Other activities
too...some were downright cranky...some ignored customers.). (But....V.DAy party was awesome!)
People are friendly..French more reserved...but think a lot don't speak English.
We were excited about a Hot Dog Roast Sunday...went there. Found out you had to bring own hot dogs (and condiments!). So cheap!!! No potlucks. No morning coffees.
It is close to "cool" Vero Beach and beaches!!!
Our site had concrete and grass, mostly shady, and included a picnic table and patio.
No wireless for over two weeks. Wanted a refund...but no. Also charged $5.00 a day for Internet. Would not stay there again. - User3092
Feb 2016 - $38.00
We stayed for three nights & somewhat glad it was only three nights. Our site was somewhat dirty with it not being cleaned off from pine tree cones, dirt, etc. Was a decent sized lot near the back & was good for short term stays. One thing, it is close to shopping & the beach. There are a lot of French speaking people staying there & somewhat keep to themselves. Camp store is well stocked & they have a restaurant there also. The staff was friendly upon arrival, but parking to check in can be confusing. - 1972 camaro
Feb 2016 - $22.00
This park is conveniently located near Fort Pierce. We stayed here for one month. It is primarily occupied by permanent residents, but there are transient sites available. $150.00 per week. While there are no amenities, each site has its own sewer hookup. The permanent residents are friendly and helpful. We camped in a travel trailer and would definitely stay here again. - sailor323
Mar 2014 - $55.00
There aren't very many choices in this area of the Florida coast, but I'll try to find something better next time. This KOA is right on a busy highway and is a bit tricky to get in and out. The road noise and a train track across the highway affords little peace and quiet. The staff is wonderful and accommodating. The bath/shower rooms (only two, however) are wonderful. The WiFi was difficult, with a weak signal, so had lots of trouble getting online. The cable, however, was fine and pretty good selection of channels. The biggest negatives for us is that it is almost all gravel with very little "green". The closeness of sites is an issue. There were even rigs parked in the middle of the gravel parking lot. And, the road noise. They are close to the beaches and restaurants, museums, etc, so that's a big plus. - stocky
Mar 2013 - $50.00
People were very nice and we were given instructions for pulling in through back gate as we had a large motorhome with tow. Still very difficult to enter the park, although pull-through site was nearby. Lots of traffic lights when getting off turnpike to get here. Too difficult with a big rig. - Energizer
Feb 2013 - $50.00
The park has nice landscaping outside the fence: palm trees and shrubs. Inside the park is mostly gravel and it isn't all that pretty. There has been an attempt to "green up" the park, but it has a long way to go. Pluses are that it was very easy to level and access our site. Hookups were good and even the WiFi was good. (That is rare!) Everything was clean and neat. The park is small and there are few amenities. There is some street noise and some train noise. Location is both a blessing and a curse, as you can actually walk to Wendy's and the Publix Market, also to a large water channel where we saw dolphin. The general location is near the Fort Pierce Marina, which is being beautifully redeveloped. Staff seemed good: pleasant, and caring about the experience. From the highway it is hard to find the park. Look for the tall KOA flags and for the Wendy's sign in the sky. - Maxine and Cinder