Camelot RV Park is just across Hwy.1 from the Indian River, so you have a nice view of the water, at least during your morning walk! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. When we asked a question about the Kennedy Space Center that they didn’t know the answer to, they insisted on calling to find out for us. The sites are large enough and ours had nice shade; their laundry was convenient, and they had several activities going on for their guests, including a bbq dinner that had the whole park smelling oh, so good. Since we are full-timers, we chose this park based on their website claim of “good wi-fi.” When we arrived and asked about it, we were told it was “broken” and they were working on fixing it. Luckily they had a “dot-com” room with two DSL lines right across the lane from our site, which we used often during the two weeks we were there, because the wi-fi never did get fixed. Their location is handy to the large town of Melbourne, as well as to the beach and several very good restaurants.
This park has a beautiful website. The reality is a little less beautiful. More than half the sites are occupied by permanent residents, some of which were shabby and untended. We felt lucky to get a spot for the 4th of July week, but the rate shown is for a 50 amp W & E only site and the rate for the holiday weekend was $150 for the three nights in the same spot. Our spot was on the hill and was all grass with a few trees, actually quite pretty. The lady in the office was very nice, but we never did receive the list of local fireworks celebrations she promised. They had a small exchange library and a decent reasonably-priced laundry. Their website promised wi-fi, but we never got better than three bars of signal. It was miserably slow when it worked, and many times we just gave up. The bottom line is: too much money for too few amenities.
This is the only park I have rated a ’10.’ From the moment we arrived, the staff treated us as family. The office has a room full of brochures for sightseeing as well as hand-typed directions to the most popular places. The park is a typical KOA with lots of trees, but I have never seen one so well-maintained. There were pots of flowers and blooming beds scattered throughout the park, and everything was clean and orderly. The wi-fi worked well and is free to boot. The tall trees prevented us from getting a TV satellite signal, but they do have cable. The laundry was clean and reasonably priced. Normally I feel KOAs are overpriced, but our rate reflects one of their “hot deals,” which covered almost the entire month of June.
We got a nice pull-through spot close to one of the Wi-Fi antennas, so we got great internet service. But the park is in an area where we could not get any cell phone service (AT&T) and they have only one pay phone at the office. The park is in the forest and most of the sites have plenty of shade, and there is a nice walking trail with a par course. The laundry is small and pricey; the cable TV only has about a dozen stations, which we thought was really strange; and there are no newspapers available. They have a nice pool, but the week we were here, it was always packed with a large group of teens from France. They also have a small petting zoo, which is nice for the kids, but adds to the general bad smell around the campground. We couldn’t figure out why we would often get a whiff of a garbage smell as we walked around the grounds and even when we were at the pool. We finally discovered that the staff was moving the garbage from bin to bin with a tractor loader and then shoving it down as far as possible to make room for more garbage! During the entire 8 days that we were here, not once did we recognize that there had been a garbage pickup. Unfortunately, if you want to go to Yosemite, this is the closest campground to the north entrance.
This park advertises itself as “built by RVers for RVers,” but I have my doubts. Out of the 117 sites, 65 of them must be backed into on the driver’s blind side, when it would have been a simple matter to angle these spaces the opposite way. Not all sites have cable, and there is an extra nightly charge for those that do. Their wireless internet system has enough signal, but not enough ports to handle everyone who wants to be on the web at the same time. When we complained to the office, they became very defensive and told us they were getting a new router with more capacity “any day” and if we didn’t like it, we should “get an air card.” We were there for two weeks and the new router didn't show up during that time, so we ended up going to the local library for our internet use. The spaces are all concrete pads separated by grass, but are just barely wide enough for the rig and your vehicle. And since there are no trees, when you look down the row, it looks extremely congested. The laundry has 5 wonderfully deep washers and 8 dryers, but it is pricey and there is only a small card table for folding. They actually have 3 irons and 2 boards available to use, but there is no room to set them up in the laundry. On the plus side, they have a nice pool and activities going on almost every day; they have a nice trading library; and they are located along US-1, where there is plenty of shopping and dining.
RV Parks in the Florida Keys are extremely expensive, especially during season, and this is actually one of the more reasonably-priced ones. We decided to splurge for this month and got a really nice spot with a view of the Gulf of Mexico out the big back window of our fifth wheel. The park has lots of trees and grass and most of the sites are quite spacious. Marathon is about midway in the Keys, so you have the opportunity to go either west to Key West or east to Islamorada and Key Largo, although it’s still quite a distance either way. The staff here is extremely friendly and helpful, and they have a few activities such as potlucks and free hot dogs for lunch on Fridays. They advertise wi-fi, but only within a short distance from the office. Maybe the number of RVers constantly gathered at the picnic tables around the office with their laptops will eventually convince them they need to add some booster antennas. The laundry was busy almost continuously, with 4 washers and 4 working dryers (out of 8 total dryers). Maybe that was because of the extremely low water pressure (it took half an hour just to fill the washer tub). In fact the water pressure was so low in the entire park that we just kept our water pump on all the time. But it was fun watching the pelicans gather around the fish-cleaning station whenever someone came with their catch. And every night several of the campers would gather at the edge of the water to watch the sunset, a Keys tradition.
The unbelievably low rate was because we got a very special deal for the month of December at this park. I don’t know if they will have it every year, but you can watch their website! The park is an older one, but is very conveniently located for northern Naples and Bonita Springs and is just off the main highway, US 41. There are lots of permanent residents here, but still plenty of spots for RVs. It is, of course, a very popular snowbird destination. The sites are long, but fairly narrow. Our neighbor’s slides were out over our concrete pad. They have a nice pool and a clean laundry room plus daily activities for those who like that sort of thing. They have a truck that comes around to fill propane tanks, which is convenient but pricey. They use Tengonet wi-fi service and since we were staying a month, we decided to pay for it. We had a lot of trouble getting a good signal even though we were only one street away from the office. And when we did get service, it was quite slow. It seemed they didn’t have enough wi-fi antennas or internet ports for the number of sites in the park.
This was actually the second time we’ve stayed here and we are still amazed at what they offer for the price! The park is laid out well and has a beautiful sparkling screened-in pool. They give you free a breakfast and lunch almost every day as well as a newspaper delivered to your site. Their wi-fi service is good and free to boot. There is a Camping World across the street as well as Lazydays Sales and Service Center. (Don’t worry, there are no sales “vultures” waiting to twist your arm into buying a new rig. But if you want something, they have a wonderful selection.) They are conveniently located to I-4 and I-75 to access Tampa or the rest of Florida. The staff is helpful and professional. The only thing they are missing is some scenery, which is not a necessity to many RVers.
As mentioned in other reviews, this is a great place for an overnight stop, being close enough to I-75, but out of earshot of the freeway noise. We found an inconsistency between the rate advertised on their website and what they charged us, and their wi-fi service was not as good as they told us it would be. But the park was pleasantly shaded with lots of trees. (Actually, when we were there the trees were dropping acorns that hit the top of our rig and sounded like baseballs!) We used their laundry, which was small but adequate.
This is a very pretty state park that has waterfront sites available overlooking the Grand Lagoon. The sites are quite large and pretty with plenty of shade trees. The only drawbacks for us were the lack of internet service and a laundry, which we didn’t expect in a state park anyway. We enjoyed walking through the park and it is near enough to town to access shopping and restaurants.
This park is a hidden gem, with lots of trees and grass separating the sites and incredibly wide streets that make it a snap to back in, although they have pull thrus as well. They are located near Wal-Mart and close enough to I-10, but far enough away to reduce highway noise. We did hear a lot of sirens, so we think we were close to a fire station, and we also heard a lot of trains, but we have come to expect this at the majority of RV parks. They have free cable TV and Wi-Fi, which worked well even though they warned us it might get a little slow after school let out from the kids jumping on the internet! They have a nice laundry and clean restrooms.
This is the only reasonably-priced KOA we’ve been to, and one of the nicer ones, with friendly staff. It is well-maintained, with lots of trees, convenient to I-10, yet far enough from the noise. They have free cable TV and Wi-Fi, which worked well. Their laundry was also handy, clean and inexpensive. This is a nice place for a stopover.
This is a truly beautiful park, with meticulously-maintained landscaping, stately trees and a lovely pool. The owners have made maximum use of their property, giving the impression of spaces too close together, but each concrete site is wide enough for a rig and a vehicle parked side-by-side and plenty long with a landscaped area in between. They have free cable TV and free Wi-Fi, although they are still working out some kinks with the Wi-Fi. The laundry is spotless, and they have a limited amount of RV and grocery supplies for sale in the office. They are not far from some train tracks, so you will get the train noise, but there is not much road noise. While we were there, the owners even treated everyone in the park to a shrimp boil one day at lunch!
This park is off the main street, and is quiet and peaceful. The sites are all concrete, but they are spread out for plenty of privacy and are set among beautiful trees and grassy areas. There is a shuttle bus to and from the casino, and if you do a lot of gambling with your casino card, you can earn money off your stay, which is very reasonably priced to begin with. They have free cable TV and Wi-Fi, although their Wi-Fi is not yet fully functional throughout the park, so be sure to ask for a site where you can get it if you need it. Another review stated there was nothing else to do here except gamble, but if you are willing to drive an hour either way, it makes a good location for a day trip to either New Orleans or Biloxi.
The staff here is incredibly friendly and helpful! When you check in, they meet you at the entrance and take you to your site, then tell you to get set up before you even need to come back to the office and pay. They even give you a free pancake breakfast every morning. The park looks like it used to be a KOA, so it has lots of trees, and it has been nicely maintained. It IS right next to I-35, so there is highway noise, but it’s not that bad. Also, as mentioned in other reviews, it is next to an adult video place, but the park setting is so private that it’s just not an issue. Its location is extremely convenient to seeing the sights in Austin, which we appreciated. Their free Wi-Fi is excellent, and they have free cable TV as well.