We camped here with friends over a long weekend and absolutely loved it. The campground is beautiful, with lots of tree cover and some level of privacy between campsites. There was enough to do in the park and in the area. It was windy when we were there, so we didn't get to go kayaking, but we still enjoyed ourselves. The restrooms near us were older, but clean and convenient. There were a couple sites with concrete pads, but mostly it was sandy and shelly. The nice thing about being closer to the beach is that you don't get a lot of the fine black dust around the campsite. There was no sewer hookup, but there is a dump station. Only complaint is the water wash-down hose at the dump station had a strange end on it and wouldn't hook up easily to our RV to flush the tanks. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely visit again.
We really enjoyed our stay at Myakka River State Park. The campground area we stayed in did not have sewer, only the newer loop has that. But, our loop was very nice, shady and the bathrooms were quite clean. The campground host was friendly and sold firewood from their site, so that was convenient. The only downside was that there isn't much privacy between sites, but it really didn't bother us much. The park has much to do and one benefit of camping is you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the canopy walk. We camped here with our two grand daughters and they really enjoyed the park and the campgrounds. We would recommend this park to anyone looking to see real Florida.
We're new to RV'ing, but it's hard to argue with Disney. The cast members are friendly and the park is immaculate. There is lots to keep you busy and away from the parks. We brought our bikes and rode everywhere. My only complaint was that the vegetation wasn't overly dense between the campsites, but I didn't feel overcrowded or that we lacked privacy. I guess I just expected something different. We had a premium site, so maybe we were spoiled. Overall, we loved it and feel its worth the extra cost (you get free parking at the parks, and that's $14/day).
We stayed at the river campground. It's nice and I like the location, but definitely not much shade and very little privacy. I like the park and there is a lot to do, so it's worth it if you want to bike, hike or kayak. The power in the river campground popped our circuit breaker a few times. The park staff suggested the pine grove campground, since it was recently redone. That location has no shade is just off US1. The bigger rigs have to go there, but we were looking for something not quite as open. The experience was good and the price was reasonable. It was our first outing with our new TT, so basically a learning experience and shake down, but we enjoyed it.
We had a great site on the water, so we really enjoyed our stay. The people were really nice and the pool area looked clean and refreshing. It does have a lot of full timers and if you aren't on the water you are basically in a grass field. We will go back, if we can get the same site. It was awesome to watch all the birds and we had a bunny visit as well. We were disappointed that we didn't have cable, we were under the impression it was available. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay.