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Most Recent Cato Camping Reviews
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Nice encore

Nice encore. Friendly staff. Spots are sand base. Restaurant. Clubhouse.

The Best Campsite.

We huge Disney fans but it is the nicest campsite we’ve stayed at.

Lovely campground

This stage park has lots to offer - great trails for hiking and biking, boat launches, fishing, or just relaxing. We stayed at site #43 which has water/elec. hookup, dump station near by. All of the sites seemed level, most are quite private with a fair amount of trees/foliage in between sites, have a sizable picnic table and nice fire ring with grate. We were here in February and we had no problems with bugs. The bath house was very clean and modern, with spacious shower stalls and plenty of hot water. Just up the road from Citrus Showcase if you are looking for oranges and other goodies. A great find - We would love to go back when we can stay longer!

We loved it!

We came in the beginning of February (8-11th) which seems to be a popular time due to the rarity of available spaces, but we were able to reserve online right after Christmas and got a block for three nights. Good time of year to come - not yet too humid, no bugs at all, warm days. We were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was in our area. No parties going on or crazy loud families which seem to be our camping destiny of late (people don’t seem to know how to behave when they are camping). Seemed to be a more adult crowd, retirees, couples and friends who enjoy being outside. If you like to fish, kayak, or just hang out on the beach, this is a perfect place to relax. Our site was spacious, deep, and lots of privacy as there was a good amount of foliage between us and the neighbors. One warning, however, we noticed poison ivy in the wooded areas, just beware if you have kids or are susceptible yourself. Gave it four stars instead of five due to that and the outdated bathrooms. They suffice, but have a bad layout. The showers are okay, but there is no private changing area. You step out of the shower into a common changing area. Not much space to put your stuff in the shower. They are cleaned often, but there is no humidity control so it’s always damp and slippery in there. There are two washers and dryers at each bathroom location, $1.75 each and do a good job. If you need quarters, go to the camp store as there are no change machines near the laundry areas. Overall a nice place, easy to get to, not too far from other stuff, great beaches.

Not my favorite KOA

I wanted to like this. Staff and work campers were great. However the people with multiple and when I say multiple dogs cages and dogs was absurd!! One RV had cages with 12 dogs. The one behind it had over 7 dogs and one right behind us had 5. The stench of urine and bleach was out of hand.

Outdoor Florida

This is a beautiful park close to the Tampa area. The campsites are separated into 2 areas. Most are small and open. On our visit, there were NO friendly people here. Some good hikes in the park. There are a few places to launch kayaks and I went from campground up to rapids and back down. Good paddle, lots of birds. Roads are paved in park and its a big circle so great for bike riding. There are large day use areas and a beautiful huge pool. Concessions were closed not sure if seasonal or covid? There is a neat suspension bridge and class 2 rapids along hike. Also a CCC museum (closed). Don't arrive before check in time because you have to wait in day use area until "it's time" for you to check in. Great park but not a great vibe.

Very convenient location

Great staff, Great location, We would return

Words can’t describe

Ok. I will try to sum this place up in as short of a review as I can. If I could give this place no stars I would.

Pros:

I don’t really have any Pros.

Cons:

  • Not all hookups are full. Must enter lottery to get full hookup site. Wasted 3 hours pulling into one spot. Have to sign up, enter lottery, look at spot, go back hope your name is called, if it is move again.

  • Laundry is broke! Numerous people who have been here for longer then a month have said they have been broke since November.

  • Swimming pool is like taking a warm bath with 60 other people.

  • They charge $5.00 per item to receive mail. Yes you read that right. If it’s an regular envelope it’s $5. Medication. Yep $5. Got three post cards from aunt Mable. $15.

  • Staff are the most ignorant I have come across on a 7 month road trip around the country. Ask a simple question about laundry room and the employee coped a huge attitude. The two maintenance men were awesome. But front office staff are HORRIBLE.

*** IMO thousand trails maybe good for some people however they are the biggest waste of money I have seen.

Well run park

This is a well run RV park very conveniently located to most of Orlando attractions. The staff and management are in the top tier. Improvements are being implemented all the time and the amenities are clean and well maintained. I gave it 3 stars because of the very noisy location - it’s hard to get a decent night sleep with very noisy cars racing up and down all night and very loud train blowing their horns all day. It’s more of a work location than a holiday location.

Close to Disney

We stayed a week while visiting Disney. Close enough to the parks. Located in a downtown busy area but easy to get in andout. Not a lot of sites but well maintained. The back in sites get really muddy when it rains. The Cameron preserve is about 3 miles away with nice trails. Very friendly staff. Good place to stay while visiting Disney.