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Most Recent Orchid Camping Reviews
Surrounded by water lilies...

Adorable, enchanting island camping amongst water lilies, turtles, white ibis’, blue heron and friendly folks. Each of us are seeking “home” in nature. A variety of camping choices here. Staff is friendly and helpful. Nice paved and gravel trails throughout the small, but beautiful property. Near highway 95 for convenience. We brought our queen sized airmatress and it fits with plenty of space for changing clothes inside the adorable platform canvas tent home. We recently watched, “ Hell on Wheels” , a series on Netflix, about people who lived in a canvas makeshift tent cities who worked by day then found comfort in their tent homes and campfires by night. In the ole’ west, folks lived in canvas tents while they built the railroad. We are reflecting on the joy of tent life while discovering the USA. The canvas tents at Phipps Park, Martin County are perfect for group rentals and ideal for beginners. All in all, this is a well kept property, worthy of staying awhile if you are passing through.

Could be better

The restrooms closest to the tent area or closed and there is a flooding problem

Was hoping to be better

The bathrooms closest to tents os closed and floods a lot

Awesome little gem!

Stayed here for 2 nights. Clean and spacious. Nice little park for the kids and close to the water.

I love this park!!!

Longpoint is one of my favorites whether you are in a tent or camper. I’ve spent many nights here so much that the staff know me. I like the fact that almost all the sites have individual water access, launch your boat and pull it up to your camp site! Canoes, kayaks and paddle boarders will love this area. The water is nice and calm. Longpoint does get very windy soooo make sure EVERYTHING is tired down really really good!

Peaceful respite

Located just minutes off of Indiantown Road at I-95, getting in and out of here is no problem.

Tucked into a beautiful green spot next to the St. Lucie Canal, this hidden gem is a must if you’re just looking to get away from the grind for a weekend. Boaters traversing the canal and tent campers have their own sites along the river, too! Great birding and fishing opportunities.

Only nine RV sites, but all of them are level and paved, with a sheltered picnic table, fire ring, and elevated grill in a gravel space adjoining your concrete pad. We stayed in site RV5 for two nights. The small Army Corps of Engineers park is very well-maintained. Bathhouse is small, but you can get the job done.

2 to 3 bars of Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T (we use all three) ensure a pretty decent cell connection for keeping in touch. Reliable 50/30/20 and good water at the post. Dump station nearby.

Paddle board/kayak fisherman haven

You know the old saying” you live and you learn. Well, my buddies and I camped 3 nights in early October.  Boy oh boy , the other reviews were spot on with the no see ums and mosquitos. They were notorious. Mistake #1 picking a campsite, where the mangroves blocked the ocean breeze. #2 going in 80 degree weather. Next time cooler weather and a site more out in the open.  Ok got all the negative stuff out the way. Cool thing about this place is each water front site has its own launch area. The  skinny water fishing is a stone throws away. Lots of bait(mullet). Snook, redfish and trout are in the menu. There’s a new bath house as mentioned in other reviews.  Kept clean for the most, hot water is hot. There’s a kids play ground, and plenty of common area for the kiddos to roam( grassy area bike riding) beach aces is a mile away. There’s a shirt trail right in front of the campground entrance right on A1A.  The bait/convenience shop allows you to park in there parking lot. It would just be common curtesy to purchase something from them.  There’s also Sebastian inlet state park which is 2 miles south on A1A. For $8 a car there’s more beach, and fishing from just about anywhere( the choice of 2 jetties, beach or from the rocks that line the inlet. First state park I’ve been to that is open 24 hrs.  We came back after dinner to enjoy the brisk ocean breeze. The county access beach parks are all free(entrance and parking) unheard of from where I’m from(Miami). Also very well kept. 

We stayed only 3 nights, I’ll be back to enjoy the area and unfinished fishing business in the surrounded area waters of the campground.

Amazing and relaxing

Absolutely love the St. Lucie Locks. It’s very clean and very relaxing. It’s awesome to watch the boats come and go. Great picnic table, fire pit and BBQ in each spot.

Great for fishing

Nice camp ground for fishing and bringing the boat along. Some spots are tight in the front row. The back loop has a little more room. Lots of no-see-ums. ( tiny bugs that bite ) bring a insect tent to sit out in !!!

If you don’t mind the sun

This is a neat little plot of land to base some fishing from. It’s run by Middleton’s Fish Camp Park, so really this location on the map needs a name change.

When you get here, you pay $10 per person to the bait shop for the night. They’ve stopped people from driving out to the camping area, so you have to lug your gear to your spot. There’s no shade in the camping area, but there are two fire pits and two picnic tables, so bring a pop up or shelter tent for the midday sun. The bathhouse has male and female sides with two toilets and a shower. It’s not up kept terribly well, but they work just fine!

If no one is in the bait shop it says to help yourself to ice and bait until someone comes. Inside the shop are drinks and snacks available. There’s also a phone number you can call. The owner also does guided lake trips if you’re interested.

Bring your boat or kayak to explore the lake. It’s really big. Last time we camped here (10 or so years ago) we rented a John boat for the day. The lake is a birders paradise if you’re into that. All along are big osprey nests in the trees.

There is a Blue Cypress community next to the camping. Primarily “fish camp” getaways.