Although this is a beautiful park and the snowbirds we met here were wonderful, we will NEVER go back. We stayed 2 weeks so we met a lot of people. Right from the start, the people in the office were surly and acted as if they didn't care if we were here or not. The park is poorly lit (many, too many, lights are burned out). It is dangerous to walk after dark as much of the asphalt is broken. It was dark by the time we were done in the office. They handed us a map and told us to go find our site, no offer to show us to it. This park is laid out like a maze, so just finding it was difficult, but parking a 40 foot rig alone appeared impossible. We asked if we could just sit overnight in their large parking lot and they said, "Sure, that will cost you $10.00". Mind you, we had already paid our entire fee for the stay up front and this was additional. That was not going to happen! We went ahead and drove in and with the aid of the folks (snowbirds) already there, got parked. The shower houses and bathrooms are filthy and the paint is peeling. The pool is NOT heated and padlocked so you couldn't even go sunbathe beside it. The dumpster is usually overflowing and smells horribly. One couple whom we made friends with, had to leave while we were here to attend her father's funeral. When they got back, their rent was 2 days late. When they explained this to the manager and apologized, he said, "My wife is in the hospital, but I still have to pay my bills. That will be a $50.00 late fee, it is good business." Even my mortgage company gives me a 10 day grace period. We also found out that many people who come every year and had sent a deposit for their lot, arrived to find it occupied and had to wait while other people moved.Most told us they only come back to see each other and also hate the management. They also said that for the last couple of years, most everyone who used to work here has been fired and now most everyone is related. Hmmmmm. The service at the restaurant was ridiculously slow and the food wasn't that good and was a little pricey for what it was, although there was a lot of it. They have a petting zoo, but charge $5.00 per person to go in, therefore a family with 2 small children would have to pay $20.00 to pet a couple of goats, ponies and pigs. Come on!!! Another couple told us about the 24 cabins in the park. Apparently with tax they cost just under a $100.00 per night. They are pretty basic, with a microwave and a small fridge. They offer NO DISCOUNTS. No senior discounts, no AARP, no nothing. Apparently this couple had two elderly relatives coming down to visit a sister. He was going to rent two cabins for them for two nights, he thought it would be convenient to have them close and they could eat a couple of times at the restaurant. When he found he couldn't get any kind of a discount he took them to the Travelodge, which is only 4 miles away for $52.95 per night including a hot breakfast. I didn't blame him. Well, I have gone on long enough, just be aware that this could be a wonderful place to stay, but it is not and it is all because management apparently just doesn't give a hoot about guests. They could learn a little, something from Disney, huh? We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful location and site. Lots of snowbirds and long term residents but where we stayed, everyone was friendly and the camp was quiet. The interior road to our campsite had two places where overhanging tree branches were so low, I drove off the road to avoid hitting them. But the main reason I rated the camp so low was the shower and washroom. It was clean but so old and run-down that it needs to be bulldozed and rebuilt. No privacy in the shower area just an open dressing area and not even curtains across the shower stalls. No doors on the toilet stalls. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a tough one to review. If you removed all the permanent residents and if management actually enforced their rules (such as keeping sites clean, no loud music, pets on leashes, speed limits, number of vehicles per campsite) East Lake Fish Camp would be an amazing place to camp. The numerous trees and rural feel combined with the large lake right next door makes for a special RV park. The problem is the neighbors. Luckily we found a spot with empty spaces on either side otherwise this review would have been a 1. The daily rate is ridiculous and the weekly rate is misleading since they charge almost 20% in taxes on top of it. Location is 3 miles from Orlando Int Airport so depending on winds planes either are landing or taking off directly overhead. At night, when the airport shuts down, this place is silent. Basically this is a spot that is just waiting for someone with cash to buy it and make some minor modifications to turn it into a world class RV park. In the meantime it is simply a trailer park for permanent residents and the occasional vacationer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground,cabins, pavilions, restaurant, pool, boat rental, airboat rides, fishing, tree shaded sites, and quiet considering near Orlando Airport. Facilities are old but fairly well maintained. Besides Lake Toho bass fishing, the campground has small catch and release pond. Restaurant food is excellent, includes many "local" dishes. Not the campground for everyone, but relaxing and a bit of Old Florida. We camped here in a Motorhome.