Elizabeth G.
Riverview, FL
Joined September 2017
True FL

This campground lets you in on both sides that Florida has to offer. One campground is more beachy near the Atlantic and the other is in the backwoods/swamp/alligator areas. Campsites at both spots were big and spacious. I thought it was amazing! Facilities were super clean. There are many trails to hike or bike and the beach is beyond spacious. I loved this campground and definitely want to go back sometime soon!

Easy to follow trails

Extremely helpful rangers who warned that some of the trails were still not cleared from Hurricane Irma. Even with the down trees, it was a wonderful hike filled with Black Swallowtail butterflies.

Beautiful trails

I was probably the only hiker at this park and there were a ton of mountain bikers. I loved that they had a ton of different trails to choose from, some just hiking or biking, and some mixed ones. Really well kept. Saw a few deer. The rangers were super nice so that’s always a bonus!

Beautiful views

This was my first time at a campground in Florida! I was surrounded by beautiful wildlife (alligators, birds, and even a wild boar). The hiking trails were perfect for a beginner or a regular hiker. The little shop/restaurant sells a nice, quick meal for when you're done hiking as well! I will definitely be going back.

Tradition

My family has been camping every summer at Interlochen for for the past 25+ years. The employees are great, facilities are what you would expect at a campground. The playgrounds have gotten a little worse/non-existent as time has gone on. The campsites are HUGE and you can have lots of space and privacy. Some years swimmers itch can be a problem. We obviously cannot get enough of this place.

beach lyfe

A super well organized state park with clean facilities, but you have to book fast or it's gone. Non-RV sites have you put up your tent on sand. Easy walk to the beach for beautiful views, or into Pentwater to go to boutiques, restaurants and ice cream shops. We loved our time here! Awesome campground, and I cannot wait to go back!

water on water on water

When we went, we did a lot of kayaking. We saw a ton of wildlife, beautiful waters, and views. Unfortunately, there's a TON of liter (not the park's fault, just dirty people who don't care about the environment). There's a ton to see there, and I wish we could have spent more time to be able to do a private boat tour or go snorkeling! I guess we have to go back!

beyond buggy

A beautiful campground/hike if you're prepared for the bugs that await you. Bathroom facilities were pretty typical and fine. Nothing too crazy. The employees were really sweet and helpful with everything! A lot of wildlife to see. However, got eaten alive by bugs, even with bug spray.

THE VIEWS

First come, first serve campground with an open concept. On the way to the campground you see prairie dogs and bison at every turn. In front of where we placed our tent, there were prairie dog holes right in front of it. Sitting on chairs outside the tent, watching bison graze in the distance, and hearing coyotes howl in the background. It was a beautiful sunset, and an even more beautiful sunrise. I hope to go again some day!

Travel whoopsie that led to this amazing KOA!

We traveled straight from Michigan to the Badlands with plans to camp in the park, however, the National Park was full. Within minutes this KOA had a site reserved for us at a cheaper rate, with better amenities and shade. We were traveling with Ironman/Triathlon bikes. An employee saw this and offered up his motorcycle cover for us to put over our bikes at night to protect from possible rain. This place had such an impact on us that we became KOA members!