If you are looking for a fancy place with lots of activities. This isn't it. We stayed here 3 months and 2 weeks. $245.00 a month plus electric for a pull-through site and 50 amp, water, sewer. Our HDT with the trailer was to long for the site, so the truck was parked in storage within the park at no extra charge. Has cable TV but I'm not sure if you have to pay extra. We had a satellite. Each site has a picnic table. All sites are on grass. 54 of the sites have park models and 30 are open for RVs. Most of the sites are pull throughs but are some with back ins. There are side by side hook ups. The roads. Some are paved, some are dirt. It's very quiet here other then some inconsiderate dog owners. Yappy dogs at 7 AM get tiring. Can only complain to the owners so many times. Still enjoyed our stay here and would come back. Easy in and out with a HDT and a 35 ft 5th wheel trailer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is located on Lake Panasoffkee and while none of the sites are waterfront, they do have their own boat ramp, docks and air boat rides. Lots of tall trees covered in Spanish moss create plenty of shade. The pool, laundry, clubhouse and bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Very friendly and helpful staff and permanent residents (about 75% of the park are permanent residents in well maintained clutter-free RVs). Site spacing is about average. Interior roads are narrow and need work. Our site was very soft sand and the last party in that site had to be towed out. We'd say the park is just a little bit of work from being an 8 or 9 overall. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 2 nights. We stayed at site #8 pull through. Cable TV is available but we used satellite service; Wi-Fi is available and is acceptable for general use. There are many seasonal residents here. Commercial air-boat tour of the lake that operates from the park launch ramp area. Campers receive an extra discount. We choose to give the park an 8, as this is a older park in the area. Pool is closed for the season. Plus this is really a seasonal park and spots available for RVers. We would stay here again, as we do not need high end RV parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The price reflects a weekly charge less our KOA VKR discount. We stayed here for 9 nights, and had a great time seeing the area attractions. Our back in site was huge at about 40 feet wide, and had a large concrete patio. The cable TV service was good, and the WiFi was slow, but acceptable for general use. There are many seasonal residents here, and everyone we talked to was friendly and helpful about the area. There is a commercial airboat tour of the lake that operates from the park launch ramp area. Campers receive an extra discount, and the tour of the lake was fun and informative, with many birds, alligators, and even a few wild pigs spotted. The only negative we found was the annoying train whistles from the nearby tracks, both day and night. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is now a KOA park; the name is now Lake Panasofkee I-75 KOA. This is an excellent small park. It has really clean showers and restrooms. Has a heated swimming pool, laundry room, fenced dog run, game room, and coffee room. River access to Lake Panasofkee with a small boat dock. Great hosts and park attendants. Quick access to I-75 and close enough to everything. Overall great stay! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I enjoyed my stay here. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Had it not been for a barking loose dog, I would have rated this CG a solid 10 Camped here in a class A towing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 10 days to visit my mother-in-law who lives close by with 4 kids. We were right in the middle of all of Florida's great attractions and the longest distance we drove was 2 hours to Daytona beach and it was over an hour to drive to Disney World, Sea World, etc., but we don't mind driving distances for attractions. Everyone was friendly here and the pool was great in the hot days and we were usually the only ones at the pool. Nice clean laundry room and restrooms. The campground is right on the lake so we could walk down and fish or just go check out the alligators. The only thing we can say is the country store does not have much. It is like a post office but they do sell ice. But there is a 7-11 right down the road from this campground so no big problem. The office is only open until 3 p.m. and closed on Sundays but there is security that patrols the grounds through the day and night hours. Most of the people live on the property but we did see a few come in for over night stays and then they were gone the next day. We had a secluded site majority of our stay with no neighbors right next to our site which we enjoyed!! We had such a great time here and hope to return soon!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has lots of large oak trees covered with the Spanish Moss that drops leaves and moss all over your camper. It is really messy. The lots and roads are really tight for the big rigs. This is mostly a fishing camp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Difficult for us to rate this park, as it's really for fishermen, so for them it is great. The price is also very good, the buildings all very clean, heated pool and lots of activities. Guests do most of the arranging for the dinners and such. Not being fishermen, there's not a lot to do in the area. You must travel a bit to see movies, etc. They need to deal with the dogs barking and running around. The odor from the sewer plant can be overwhelming and some sites are extremely tight. Pick your site carefully. Some electrical problems and sewer line problems need to be dealt with. I understand this place has risen from the dead, so more time will produce more necessary improvements. People very friendly and extremely helpful. If you fish, this is heaven! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this campground on the RV Review and glad we did. Upon checking in, the lady who works the office was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. The folks who are here for the winter were so nice and friendly that we didn't want to leave. We were in site 96, down towards the river, where they have boat rentals if you choose. The restrooms and laundry were very clean. We certainly would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
One of the best RV Parks in the Lake Panasoffkee area. The Manager, is just wonderful and the full-time campers are very friendly. The bathrooms are very clean and the pool is inviting. You have river access to the Lake and there are docks to park your boat. You can rent canoes, small fishing boats and a pontoon boat for very reasonable rates. They honor all the major club cards. I rented site #33 where I put my 38-foot fifth wheel with three slides and had plenty of room and full hookups with the exception of cable TV. Rate reflects Passport America discount. I will be back soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a pleasant experience. We choose to take a site by the water. It was beautiful and serene. The site was just water and electric, but it suited our needs fine. The staff and the other RV'ers had a constant smile on their faces that seemed contagious. We ended up walking around with a big smile too. We definitely will return for another weekend visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a park that has risen from the ashes, so to speak. The current owners have hired a very professional, on site management couple who have a lot of experience in campground resort management. The results are nothing short of amazing. The old tumble down junk has been removed from the park. Most sites are upgraded with patios and 50A service. The restrooms/showers, laundry facilities, pool, etc. are well stocked and clean. These folks are the most accommodating hosts one could ask for. We came here for a week after we left our 'regular' wintering spot on a fact finding mission for next year. That week turned into two weeks because we didn't want to leave! We left a deposit for next year when we return for three months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been here before and I was pleasantly surprised in how many improvements they have made in such a short amount of time. Everything here was a good experience. The management and staff seem to bend off backwards to make sure that we were happy. We will look forward to coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for one month for $333 plus electric. The park is under new ownership and management. They are aggressively moving out many old trailers and re-painting, re-planting, repairing and more to bring themselves up in quality. They were making noticeable improvements in the month we were there, but they have a way to go. We would stay there again. They said they will be getting wifi soon. Waterfront sites are for tents only. Very few pull through sites but that might change as they modify. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Claims to have large pull thru sites (Wrong). I was in a circle and had to ask the person in front of me to move his truck so that Ii could get out. Site was very unlevel and twisted my slide which leaked when it rained. Free WiFi (Wrong). You get 1.2G a month if they can get your computer hooked up. Paved roads to all sites (Wrong). Road in center of park is paved, but everything else is dirt and rough. Plus, I was asked how sharp I could turn as they had to take me through some rough and close areas. Will not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is truly an awesome campground! When we pulled up on our site which was across from the clubhouse and was getting out to setup, several other campers came over introduced themselves and were eager to invite us to the current activity going on in the clubhouse. Everyone here is extremly friendly; we stayed for 3 days and felt like we had been there for months because we knew just about everyone before we left. The campground has a ton of activities going on all the time, Bingo, Nightly Card and Domino games, group activities and outings, golf, Lunch Socials and dinners. You wont get bored here that I promise. The park is very pet friendly which is a plus considering we have 3 pugs. The staff is wonderful, very helpful and they keep the park extremly clean. If you are in the area I highly recommend Thousand Palms RV park. We look forward to visiting again next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here when visiting relatives in the Villages. This is a very nice campground, a mix of campers and park models that mostly have snow birds. Park is very clean and the owners/workampers are superb. Soup day on Wednesdays is a treat. Two of the residents/workers do the cooking, and it is as good as any place to eat in town. Lots to do or just enjoy a walk in the adjacent acreage. A good drive to either town (shopping), but well worth the trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't know where the sites they had on line as premium pull through were. Our pull through was a field of grass. The paved road ended to ride around for our site. The Wi-Fi was limited which meant you only get so much time then you can't get back on. The water was awful. It just wasn't worth the $50 a night that we paid. The pool didn't look good either. We camped here in a motor home We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to park during off season. My weekly rate was $152 + taxes. The owner was very accommodating as was all of his staff. I learned to play "Hand Over Foot" card game with his staff members. Met a lot of really nice campers here, including some who stay for a season. It's not really located at Lake Panasoffkee. It's less than 10 miles east of Wildwood or less than 10 miles west of Inverness and on a 4 lane highway. As I was leaving, they were setting up a huge water slide contraption to get the family camping business during the summer months. I was parked under trees and it was cool. The only drawback is the very loud noise of air boats revving their engines at a public boat ramp next door (which goes on until late at night too). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here off season so none of the 'activities' were available. The staff, while friendly, consisted of only a few people (the rest were working at the corporate HQ in Michigan). I had to phone four times over a three and one-half hour period in order to make a reservation. Evidently their "customer service" person (based in Michigan) did not believe in returning phone messages. Yes, the restrooms are clean and there is a pool as well as full-service sites, but the overall facility appears lacklustre and old-fashioned. RVs sit on either grass or dirt at the sites. And the hook-ups are spread around instead of being conveniently clustered. Our water source was to the left of the patio pad, while the sewer was behind the coach and the electricity (50 amp only) was immediately to its right. Compared to other campgrounds that we frequent, this place isn't worth the $36 per night that was charged (which actually turned out to be $40 when taxes were added). We would be unlikely to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the cleanest, friendliest parks we've ever stayed in! Staff is very accommodating to ensure you are satisfied and feel like part of the "family" of campers staying there. Lots of beautiful trees and large sites, unlike so many of the large RV parks in Florida. Would highly recommend Thousand Palms RV Resort! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a month at a rate of $525 per month, plus electricity. The campground staff is very friendly and helpful. Everything is well maintained. A variety of activities are planned throughout the month for those who wish to participate. Wi-Fi is excellent; we did not use the cable TV. Hiking trails and a small golf course on site. Excellent biking trails and paddling streams nearby. We hope to use this campground again someday. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice Park, Nice People, My Kind Of Place ! I love the bathrooms here. They are beautiful and I have been in them mornings, mid-days and evenings and ALWAYS found them clean. I have cleaned professionally in my life so I think I'm a pretty good judge of clean. I was also surprised by the "nothing to do comment." We have a great time here. Love the potlucks, the desert bars, and the weekly weenie roast - and they're FREE ! I also think this area has a lot to offer. We are goers - almost every day, we find interesting new things to see and do. As for prices, I have checked around a lot and found Thousand Palms to be one of the most reasonable. This park doesn't have rates that I consider high for this area and it also discounts for weekly and longer stay. After spending a couple of vacations with us here, my brother's family has reserved their own site for next winter. I guess this is just our kind of place. I love it here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
The park staff are excellent, available, and always ready to help! They listen to guest activity suggestions and requests and implement them whenever possible. The park is quiet, clean, and have a "campground" atmosphere. Not the concrete and blacktop sterile types one typically visits in Florida. We really enjoyed that! The park offers excellent access to the highway, is very close to major interstates, shopping, and convenient for daily road trips. The pool is totally cool: recently renovated, heated, and always clean. Because of all the palms, you can float on your back and watch all the birds flying back and forth, in and out of your view!!! We enjoyed our stay very much and plan to return for the winter of 2010. Enjoy! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This will actually be a double review in 1 post. We have stayed here twice, first was a "Preview Stay" on our way south through Florida to stay in Miami 11/08 to 1/15/09 to visit with my family. We then returned here to stay 1/15/09 to 4/15/09. So this review will be a bit longer than usual. When possible we try to at least tour the RV Resort before committing to be there for several months. Best is to stay a couple of nights to get a true feel of the resort. Luckily, due to our travel route we were able to stay here a couple of nights. From the first smile and warm, friendly, & welcoming greeting at the office when we checked in for our first stay we were quite sure we had found the the correct resort for us. Being early November they were not completely full yet, although they were very busy, they allowed us to preview the RV sites available to choose from for our short stay. To be so accommodating usually requires a long stay for the staff to go out of their way, but we had yet to even discuss & confirm our return dates at this point. Another good sign! Usually you get a list of available spaces from the front desk with a comment check them out and let us know what you want. Not here, they gave us a "No Pressure" tour of the resort showing the spaces available to choose from and also outlining the improvements they had completed so far and their future aspirations for the resorts. I immediately loved their three hole fun golf course the RV'ers have created, PGA it is not, but it's there for the fun of the game. We decided on space #122 in a small circle group of 6 new spaces they had laid out. We chose #122 because of the clear shot for our satellite dish to tune in. Although they have cable TV available, there were specific shows that we knew were going to aired on our satellite system we wanted to be sure we'd be able to watch while there. These spaces would be great for a mini group rally or the headquarters of the rally masters of a larger gathering especially being these spaces are adjacent to their new huge beautiful Club House. I am a stickler for quality power as we have had to repair or replace electronic equipment due to poor power voltage. The power level consistently ranged between 117 to 123 volts! Excellent in my experience for RV resorts. Another priority is the bathrooms/showers, their's are top notch & very clean and would put to shame any we have seen so far in our travels. Their heated swimming pool had just been completely refurbished and was a pleasure to enjoy. We returned for our 3 month "Snowbird" winter stay and had a great time. This time we found the activities calendar chocked full of things to do. Everything from Classic RV Resort potlucks that always have too much delicious food, to golf, shuffleboard, photography classes with computer support help, movie nights, pool side hot dog cook outs, catch & release fishing in their pond, Monday library bookmobile w/ movies you could check out, adventure trails. The list seemed endless, I know I forgot many activities but the above were the things we had fun attending. Like magic if someone mentioned they were interested in a new activity it just seem to appear on the next calendar! There were also group outings going to local flea markets, horseback riding, air-boat rides, miles of hiking & biking trails, local state parks, Homosassa Springs to see the manatees, Russel Stover chocolate factory tours, breakfast outings to local restaurants all within minutes of the resort. Any of these can be enjoyed without joining the group if your schedule dictates so. The aspect we really enjoyed most about this resort was it's location, location & location to some of Florida's most popular must see & do attractions. Our touring of Florida from there was a big arch from the Panhandle in the north to the Atlantic coast in the east to the southern Gulf coast. We took day trips to Naples, Tampa/St Petersburg, Orlando, Ocala real equestrian country, Cedar Key, they call the area "The Nature Coast" for obvious reasons the Gulf Coast area there is as natural as the can possibly keep it, Cape Canaveral, WOW, there was a space shuttle launch while we were there and they said you could follow the launch rocket trail glowing in the sky from the resort. We were able to zip up to the beautiful pristine white sandy beaches of Panama City & Pensacola and decided to grab a inexpensive overnight hotel room. This may sound like I'm their Chamber of Commerce rep but I'm not, I just found a great resort at a great price and wanted to share it and get the word out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We spent 3 months at this resort beginning January 1, 2009. The sites were spacious. The park staff was friendly and helpful. There were many activities for those who chose to participate. Overall we had a very pleasant experience here and would definitely consider staying here again. Our only suggestion for improvement would be the laundry room. It was not large enough for a park of this size. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Nice park. New owners are upgrading facilities. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Great location, close to madness of central FL and far enough to be quiet. Sites are larger than normal. Plenty of space to walk and roam around. Near boat ramp for canoeing or kayaking. Definitely on our list for return visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This is a clean campground, bathhouse was hit and miss however. The sites off of paved roads are wonderful. Very large patios. Garbage location is a bit distant and no other cans available in the park. Staff cats and strays wonder - causing havoc w/ dogs at times. Pool has a heater, but never was on, so pool was not usable. Nice staff, acvtivities geared to the older age folks. Kids in the park but for limited times and all were well behaved. Will be interesting to see how it develops over time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Passport Rate of $27.25 paid, NOTE PA can only be used here once. We would never come back and pay double what we paid. Previous review is pretty much on. There are a couple of sites that 'work like pull throughs' and we had one. Nothing in this area at all to justify the full $50+ nightly rate. If you are PA and need a spot for a minimum 2 nights or up to 7 nights, go with the two and keep on truckin. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park changed hand last year and although they are trying to fix it, it has a long way to go. The bath house was redone but has no A/C. Only the road at the premium sites was paved and in the rain the other sites are mud. The staff has a long way to go. There are only 2 laundry machines and 4 dryers for a campground of this size. I found that not suitable for my needs. The clubhouse is usually locked. The place looks good from the road but that doesn't surprise me. With the money they have wasted on palm trees, they should have put that money into paving all the roads to keep the mud out of the rigs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.