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South Pasadena , FLORIDA

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Great Place to visit

As a beginner camper the time I have spent on these campgrounds has been a lot of fun. Got to go there with a group of 8 guys and were able to have enough space to be by ourselves and plenty room for activities like frisbee, football, and soccer. Canoeing to your camp site is the way to go. We did the 8-mile trek which wasn't too bad for a group of 30 year old guys that are out of shape. However the campgrounds do get pricey. Either way its a great time for a group.

The best!!!

Love this place so many trails

Camp Site # 9

Starkey’s Campground has everything you could want or need. Friendly staff, plenty of critters, and beautiful trails to walk.

Campsite #9 has so far been my most favorite spot here. It’s VERY spacious (could easily fit 5 large tents here) and the back of the site has a trail that leads directly to The McNeil Homestead. If you’re looking for a bit of a spook, I highly suggest walking this at night time.

This campsite is the only one that has a turning grill on the fire pit, so you won’t have to bring any cooking gear.

Great place to camp, especially site # 9.

Favorite spot, but be weary of raccoons!

Fort De Soto will forever be one of my favorite camp grounds. The beautiful weather, the critters, the terrain…all of it. Expect a nice, calming breeze rustling through the trees whisking you off to sleep. It’s totally zen.

All sites are pretty spacious, but I highly recommend riverside if you can snag one (a tad bit pricier). Note that the dog friendly site has great spots, but a little less privacy.

The best part about this spot, hands down, is the people you’ll run into there. People from all over the US travel just to spend a few nights there, and you’ll find yourself making new acquaintances every time.

The camp store just a short walk away has all the necessities you could ask for (even a snack bar a full Icecream shop!) should you forget anything, but most things are a bit pricier as to be expected. Should you need anything, I highly suggest running down to the 711 just a few miles away from the campground. They have firewood year round, and it’s 7 dollars as compared to 10 dollars a bag at the camp shop.

CRITTER WARNING

Be mindful of the raccoons at this campground. They are absolutely everywhere (most likely due to people feeding them in the past) and will have their hands in your cooler the moment the sun goes down. I highly suggest keeping food in your vehicle.

Nice sites, crammed in wall to wall

Really beautiful area. Sites w/grills that can fit 2 cars. Foliage between sites so they are visually private but can get loud depending on your neighbors. Plenty of space for hammocks.

Camp store on site has firewood, bug spray, sunscreen, all the basics.

We tent camped in July and it was truly the hottest I've ever been. Character building.

Walk in primitive sites, as swampy as it gets

There are normal drive in sites and primitive hike-in sites.

Hiked in the mile or so to the primitive sites -- pack everything you need in. HELLA skeeters in the woods, bring high DEET spray. We went after it had rained and about a quarter of the trail was basically a mudpit. We were the only ones out there, which was great!

Canoe or kayak down the river is a must do! Gators, turtles, lots of birds and all downstream so pretty lowkey paddle.

Just OK-for us

We’re newer to RVing & have been choosing places close to home for quick overnights. The park was clean, quiet & the other campers were courteous-just not a lot to do unless you go out on the water or have younger kids to take to the playground. We are more interested in eBiking so it wasn’t really for us…

Great Spot in Sarasota

We stayed at Sun N Fun for 3 weeks while visiting family in the Sarasota area. Despite Covid-19, there was still plenty to do. We enjoyed the pool (the slide was only open 1 day we were there) most days. The property was great for biking. Seemed the long term folks didn't mind us temporary people hanging around (which is not always the case). On hookup the post blew my surge protector. They sent over maintenance immediately who did a thorough check of the post and made sure it was safe to use. Cable in the park had lots of channels if you're looking for that. Wifi was spotty, but what do you expect?

A Lakeside Paradise

Arrived here in early December for a three-night tent stay. It was a last-minute choice and frankly a miracle that it was available. Arriving is easy off Highway 64 just East of Bradenton. The staff is very friendly. The spots are spaced well and divided by natural brush and vegetation. They're level and bedded in sand and some grass. Water, electric, fire pit, and picnic table. Very quiet location, save for the occasional airplane or distant siren.

The restroom facilities are very well maintained. Clean. The trails within the western side of the park are wide and comfortable for hybrid bikes, even with the occasional sugar sand trap, so to speak.

The lakeside is outstanding. There's a swimming area with benches a few feet from the lapping waters where you can contemplate the horizon and get lost in your thoughts. An occasional turtle might raise its head from within the gentle ripples. Alligators also inhabit the lake. There are restrooms with showers there, picnic tables, plenty of parking, and a beach volleyball court.

Firewood is sold in bundles of $5 at the gatehouse. They will also sell you a 50-gallon drum of firewood for $10! No country store at the park, but Publix is about six miles to the southwest.

Very quiet, peaceful, with near zero light pollution. No critters other than squirrels and rabbits. This is a rare five-star campground in my book, and I can't wait to return.

Great Facilities!!

Very clean and well kept common grounds. Lots of activities for the family to enjoy.