Nice, medium size park with plenty of pull through sites that have full hookups. Great service through TMobile and Verizon. Bathhouse was very clean and modern, although it didn't look very wheelchair accessible. There's a well lit communal fireplace, a small playground, a volleyball net, and plenty of dog walking space. As others have said, the only real drawback is the noise from the interstate. I'm a fairly sound sleeper - usually wake up about 8 or 9, but the interstate noise woke me up at 6 both days I stayed. Overall nice place though!
This park is very run down. If it weren't for how nice the lady was and the super sweet dogs, I'd give it two stars.
Pros: -Easy to get to if you come in/out from 99, and not terribly difficult if you come the other way (through the state park entrance) -Sites are big and even -Only a few minutes away from town where you can get groceries, find restaurants, and a couple big-rig friendly gas stations. -Full hookups -Not crowded, so it's very quiet. There's a train track nearby, but it didn't wake me at night -Free firewood! -Online reservation system works well -Had to adjust my reservation because of engine trouble, and was able to call and make the change with no difficulty
Cons: -Multiple RVs that look like they've been broke down there for years -Weird random toilet and a bunch of junk in the check-in station -No one AT the check-in station, and with no cell service I just had to sit there for 20 minutes for someone to come around, so I definitely don't suggest staying without a reservation (I had one) -No service for TMobile and almost none for Verizon (was told at&t works, but I can't verify)
Things that could've just been me: -Couldn't get the water to work (I've never used an underground water connection before) -Couldn't get my furnace to work (again, could have been me, but it worked at the site before and the one after 🤷♀️) so I had to use a space heater and pay an extra $2.5/day. It was still freezing at night
Things that might bother other people: -There's a few large dogs allowed to roam off leash. Didn't bother me in the slightest, I love dogs and they were so, so sweet and knew all the basic commands. Very well mannered and playful but they'll bark when you drive by. If you have dogs that aren't friendly to other dogs or if you're afraid of even friendly ones, this probably isn't the place for you. -No laundry, public showers, or restrooms. Not an issue for me as I have all that in my rig, but if you don't it could be a problem if you plan to stay long term.
All in all, I'd definitely stay there again. It's not the Ritz or anything but it's fine if you're just passing through for a night or two.
It's a little hard to get to if you have a big giant rig, but I can't justify giving this place any less than 5 stars. Tons of hiking trails with beautiful scenery, nice big parking sites, and full hookups. They have a little store for essentials and a lodge/restaurant that was awesome! I had no service at all with T-Mobile, but my verizon hotspot worked well in most places. The free wifi is only available at the check in site/store, the lodge, and the comfort stations, so it doesn't reach to all sites.
A word of caution though - if you value your life and property, stay off county road 604/606. Check your directions ahead of time and find another way. I only drove it with my tow car and still felt like my life was on the line - and it's a Chevy spark 😂 Had a bit of a rough time getting the RV backed in, but that was my fault for 1) being a newbie and 2) just having to see this park even though all pull-throughs were booked. Nice neighbor helped me out.
Friendly neighbors, nice comfort station with bathrooms, showers, laundry and a little free library. Lots of level tent sites next to pavilions with playground equipment. Very calm and quiet park ❤️
This place is HUGE!! As others have said, the sites are a little close together and there's some traffic noise, but neither bothered me very much - I was real close to the road too, so not that bad at all. I was quite comfortable the two days I stayed here. They have a little convenience store with camping gear you may have forgotten (or didn't know you needed!), souvenirs, food, and other essentials. The bathrooms are nice and there are some on-site fun to be had with a basketball hoop and playground.
Absolutely loved it! So quiet and peaceful - perfect for star gazing and relaxing. Great staff and lovely scenery. Make sure to be a responsible pet parent and bring your dog's vaccine paperwork! The wifi was great - I used it for two days to work with no issues at all. Lovely fish ponds where you can feed the fish! Very large and spacious pull through sites. They even guide you by golf cart to your campsite - highly recommended!
Park is very serene and (as far as Florida goes) beautiful. I've seen wild turkeys, deer, tons of birds, and turtles in my short stay. Restrooms are nice and clean, are ADA accessible, and well ventilated with big shower stalls and a baby changing station. There's also a coin operated washer and dryer.
I stayed in a pull-through site (#54) with my 34' RV and tow vehicle. Got a little caught up on a tree because the signs for where the sites are is a little confusing, but it was a nice sized, level lot of packed sand and rock. Some sites are paved. There's a HUGE picknick area with a sand volleyball court, playground for kids, pond for fishing, and trails for hiking/biking.
Edit to add: I wrote this before I left. Came back to say that the park ranger manager was very rude, as was one of the ladies that works in the office. Was made to evacuate a day early because of a tropical storm warning that had been lifted by the time I left! If you need help, ask for Ranger Carlos - he is awesome!
Nice place to stay in Palmetto. I just moved into my RV and this was my very first camping stop so I had TONS of questions and needed quite a bit of help. The staff were super friendly and the neighbors were extremely helpful in showing me how to get everything set up. They have a nice pool and laundry facilities - would recommend coming with a separate vehicle as there's not much within walking distance, but it's only a short drive to Tampa, St. Pete, and the Sarasota/Bradenton area. They also have a nice size, fenced-in dog park with a dog walking path, so bring your furry friends!