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Most Recent Parsons Reserve Camping Reviews
Just a few spots but nice

Need a reservation, there are just a handful of sites. Each has a fire ring and a table. Locked gate (you need a code they give you in your reservation confirmation) dirt road, easily accessible by motorcycle/car. Supermarket and several restaurants just across the main road. There is a bathroom, but we never went in. There is also equestrian camping across the road. Lots and lots of hiking options in this huge area White tee, on the map, shows where campground is, the rest is hiking trails. 4 instead of 5 only because there is no potable water.

Nice, went with friends

Loved the hiking, huge pool (closed due to cover though) will go back.  Hiking along the river almost forgot we were even in Florida :-)

Nice

Went with family members - love hikes with dogs

Love this place

I usually get site 12 because it's a great pull through and view of the lake across the street.  Great bike riding, hiking and swimming.  Our dogs love it as well.

Love this place

This is one of the nicest campgrounds central Florida has to offer. Clean, well maintained, and friendly staff. They have daily activities at the rangers hut and go out of the way to keep the park on top shape. If you are one of the daring campers that camps in FL in the summer, there is not a lot of shade at the campsites yet.

Large camping / great location

Large campsite with privacy. Very good option in the Tampa Bay

Casual and Friendly

We cannot say enough thanks to Mike and Tracy who worked the park during our stay, happened to be our next door neighbors, and went above and beyond to help us with some trailer technical difficulties when we really needed it! The park is very well kept and staff were wonderful. Package delivery and pickup is so easy, which we utilized a ton!! All of our neighbors were very friendly as well, this park really has a great community vibe! We stayed here mid March 2021, during the annual caterpillar season, which was certainly not the best nature has to offer, but luckily this only lasts a few weeks out of the year and we were back to enjoying the beautiful weather before we knew it.

Beautiful campground

We were lucky to get a last-minute reservation. The site (#45) was spacious, level, and clean. Easy to back a van into, but I'm not sure about a larger RV or a trailer. We could see the neighbors on either side, but the vegetation helps to provide some privacy. The bathrooms were clean, and the showers looked decent (we didn't use them). There's a wide lawn and path separating the site from the water, and the view of the water was limited, but there was a nice breeze. Surprisingly, we saw no mosquitoes. Be careful of the raccoons, though. They're pretty fearless and active in the daytime. We came back from biking and found one checking out our water hose. At night I saw some rats in the bushes, but they stayed away from us. Just make sure your food is inaccessible. Will definitely go back.

Gator Hole Backcountry Site - Incredible!

We hiked out about a mile along the Florida Trail and stayed for a night at the Gator Hole campsite. It was so peaceful, lots of space to explore (we had a 3 year old and two dogs!) and the symphony of Sandhill Cranes and Coyotes as the sun set was a memory I’ll never forget. If you can pack all of your gear and carry it out to this site, I highly recommend for any beginner (or expert really) because of its peaceful beauty!

Hidden Old Florida Jewel

I'd like to give this place a bad review so that everyone stays away but I just can't.

This place has it all.

Small, Quaint, Quiet and Beautiful Waterfront.

Located on the Mud River but don't let the name fool you. This is a spring fed tidal tributary which means almost crystal clear, dolphins. manatees, aquatic birds and fish galore.

The sites are adequate some shaded , some not. Some have left hand utilities ( reason for for 4 stars instead of 5)

Beautiful river and 275" seawall. Boat ramp on site. Gulf access about 2 miles down.

Watch locals catch endless schools of mullet. Kayak the river and find a few hidden spring runs. Creek connects to Weeki Wachee river. 

 Watch the sunset on a deck with adirondack chairs. 

Pet friendly Too

Priceless!!