hot, hot, hot. and not in a good way. not a lot of shade. lots of no-see-ums so bring a bug repellent and apply religiously, or else. bathrooms are a good point.
This park is small, but never too crowded. The water is easily accessible. The beach area is small. There is a playground for children.
The staff were super friendly! View was beautiful! Only negative is the no seeums. They could have carried us away but nothing you can do about that! Nice size lots on most sites.
Okay so maybe the title isn't very nice but that is what stands out to me when I think of this campground. The sites are very large and there is water and electric hook-ups and a dump station nearby. you really cannot stay outside at dusk. citronella Torches, spray, fans,Avon skin so soft…none of these work for the no see-ums. During the day, go out and fish, kayak , grill or hang at the beach. Lots of things to do here and great waterfront sites available on first come first serve basis.
Paved roads, packed sand and grass sites, 30A and water at each site, two separate campgrounds each with a dump station and bath house. First come (no reservations) with 14 day stay limit. We were in site 55 of the East CG which was right on the water where we launched our kayaks to paddle the canals amongst the Mangroves.
Great place to paddle a kayak in the Mangrove canals. Right on Tampa Bay. Public swim area and picnic area. Lots of paved roads which was great for biking. Several Osprey nests and other birds to watch on the water.
I did not have an awful time (because I could fish) but the gates to the area did close a little earlier than I would like. On the bright side it is a large area.
Nearly every campsite is right on the water - easy in and out for kayaks, large boat ramp and many picnic pavilions. Great trails for bike riding and wonderful for saltwater fishing among the mangroves. Being close to the water you will have insects and raccoons so be prepared for a great time by being prepared for these pests. In late 2016/early 2017 one camping loop will be closed for refurbishing.