10 miles in off Rt 60 on a paved road. Very nice office staff. Got a paver site with lots of shade. Cable is $5 extra so I used the sat. The pool is there as advertised and not impressive [not a bit of shade]. The grounds are huge and well taken care of. The lounge was fun. State park entrance close by. Pricy for summer rates. May stop again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place! We visit Camp Mack several times a year. It is both a Summer and Winter campground. We camp with 3-5 families each time. Staff is very accommodating and nice. Highly recommend! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice well kept park with large sites. Staff for the most part is friendly ,but a couple act like they are doing you a favor. They lost/misplaced my mail for two days and kept saying if it is not in your slot you did not get any thus making the rating lower than I was originally going to give. Another couple had a phone call, and the desk said the people were not there. Stayed there for 1 month 3/17-4/16 2008. Cell phone is iffy and so is an air card. Passport America was used. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice clean park. Very quiet. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Fishing tournaments on weekends, with weigh-ins very interesting. On a channel between Lakes Kissimmee and Hatchinea. Great Crappie (Speck) and Bass fishing. Sites are paver stones and very level. I would definitely come back. Cell phones and internet air card worked fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects a 3 month commitment. This was our first time staying and we spent the winter (Jan-Mar). This is a 'community' park in the sense that everybody is family. Sites are spacious, activities are age appropriate, new-comers are welcome--we didn't want to leave when the time came and we've already reserved our space for Jan - Apr 2013. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is one of the parks with the cleanest restrooms and showers we've been in. We're full-timers for 5 years now. This is the 2nd time we've stayed here. Highly recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner that checked us in was friendly, and her husband led us to our site in a golf cart. The interior roads are asphalt but very narrow. Sites are grass with concrete patios. There a a lot of park models and permanent trailers here for the winter snowbirds. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park during the months of January, February and March, 2006. The owners, staff and residents of this 55+ community are friendly and helpful. The park has undergone extensive renovation and, while we were there, they were adding additional sites along a tributary at the rear of the park. There were activities daily during our stay and this area provides easy access to both the Gulf and Atlantic attractions. I would certainly recommend this park as a winter destination. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed in Lakeland for the past 16 years. Being from Canada, we have a tendency not to change our habits. After reading a former review about Camp'n Aire, and after arriving in Lakeland in November, we decided to drive down to Lake Wales and have a look at this park. We fully expected to see a park that was demolished by the hurricanes. What we found was a park that looked like it had been spared completly. We had a very pleasant meeting with the owners, and found that, after looking at the pictures of the park after the storms, we were amazed they were even open. 148 trees broken, uprooted and gone. Still there was very little evidence of damage, sure if you looked closely, a few streets were damaged but he said that was the next big project after the season was over. This couple has worked themselves to death getting this place ready for this season and our hats are off to them. They have done an excellent job and the place is beautiful with a lot more palm and citrus trees, sod, street repair and a newly renovated clubhouse in the future, this summer. We had already decided to get a site for the rest of this season but all of the sites were already reserved. We can see why, so we reserved our site for 2005-2006 season. Thank you for the review you posted, it led us to this park. We will camp in 2005 in a 2003 Prevost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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We stopped in this CG on our way farther south in December and liked it so much that we stayed a full month. We had traveled Hwy 27 for years and had never noticed the park. Come to find out the park had just been purchased by a younger couple in October of 2003 and they had done so much to remodel the park that you noticed it instantly and wanted to stop. We inquired
about how long the park had been here and they said 30 years, son of a gun they HAD made many changes. All of the folks there were the friendliest people we have ever met and we have been camping for 30 years. When they bought the place, there wasn't even a computer or calculator in the office, now they have gone wireless. A very short time for so many improvments but well worth it. She proudly says he did almost everything himself. All we can say is, if you're headed south, you have got to stop and say hi. We reccomend this park to everyone and wish them the best of luck. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Trails are bikeable with hybrid/mountain cycles. Gobbler Ridge (2.4 miles with some walk it sand) went down to Lake Kissimmee. Saw sandhill cranes and deer. North Loop Trail (4-6 miles) was well marked but not much seen other than pine needles and 2 tortoises. Well kept with friendly rangers. Worth a couple days. Large rigs should avoid site 13 despite 40' rating. All sites have foliage so get out the OTA antenna, dish won't work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
State senior rate shown. Great park about 15 miles from Lake Wales. Seems much further. We were there twice-November, 2013 in site 4 for 4 days and site 21 March, 2014 for 5 days. Privacy was good with brush and trees between most sites. Perimeter sites were the best with forest and wildlife right behind the sites. We don't fish but many people did and you could hear boats on the lake into the evening, especially air boats. Restrooms were clean and located at the center of the 2 circular loops and easily accessible from everywhere with paved and unpaved paths. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an odd state park. I'll cover the camping sites first. All are back-in, surrounded by dense palmettos, pines, and live oaks. The "pad" is crushed shells and most sites looked level or fixable. Plenty of room on most sites. Privacy was good due to the dense vegetation. Restrooms were clean, showers were clean and private. For camping, the camping area was very good; no complaints. Now to the road. The campground is 3 miles from the entrance station along a road that wanders aimlessly through the palmettos and pines. I counted 56 separate turns in the road through a flat area between the entrance and campground. There are no spots to pull over on the road and nothing to do except pick up a trail crossing the road. But, with nowhere to park....The only parking in the whole park is at the small marina on a canal out to Lake Kissimmee. Without a boat, there is precious little to do besides 3-4 hikes. The park is 15 miles from Lake Wales and we chose it to visit Bok Tower Gardens. The nearest place to get a cup of coffee in the morning is about 3 miles away from the entrance station. There is a saloon across from the park entrance open in the evenings. We really like state parks, so would likely stay here again if in the area, but the road in the park was sure tedious; best driven as though on a slalom ski course. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one beautiful place. The campground is four miles from the entrance, which is nine miles from the highway. Sites are well separated and spacious, with shade from trees. Bathrooms are very clean and everything works. It's the first state park I've seen with laundry facilities. Trails to the restrooms are laid out so that no one needs to cut through campsites. At night it is dark and quiet. No Verizon and barely an AT&T signal. Good Wi-Fi at the Marina. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've camped here a couple times in the last year because it's close to our house.... It's our little weekend get away place when we don't have the time to go far from home.... If your a true nature person or a fisherman you will love this place... lots of trails to walk... lots of wildlife to see and fishing in lake Kissimmee but nothing much else.... We don't really use this campgrounds for what it's intended for, it's mostly a quiet getaway for us as we rarely leave our RV while we're there. We prefer campgrounds on the beach so we can enjoy the ocean but this one works for us when we just need to get away. Nothing really special about it and you better book your site VERY VERY early or you won't get one. I wanted to book a site for memorial weekend but it's already full and booked online for months on the weekends ahead... We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
By chance we picked the hardest site for us to get into from the ReserveAmerica website. Sites are mostly large and well screened by trees and foliage, but this is not a place for big rigs. The restrooms are large and very clean. Wifi is not available. There is a washer and dryer available for campers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are spacious and have privacy due to all the vegetation. Bathhouses are in the center of the loop, with paths to it. If it is dark, it is best to take the paved handicap path or you might have difficulty figuring out which path goes to your campsite. Bathhouses are modern and very clean - better than most FL state parks. We didn't have any issues with electric (like previous poster) but we only require 30 amp. Our A/C etc ran just fine. The campground is pretty much out of the way, and nothing much nearby but RV parks, marina, and fisherman's lounge w/motel. Not to much to do there except for fishing (by boat). Many vacancies on a September weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This used to be a great campground but has really want down hill during the last year. It has becoming difficult to navigate due to lack of tree trimming and their electric power only produces between 105 and 110 volts, and therefore, no power. This should be listed as primitive camping only. Won't stay here again until they take care of their maintenance problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite Florida places now and wished we had a boat. Access to the lakes are restricted to hiking, bikes, or by boat. There is a lot of water here, with gators, and some terrific fishing opportunities. There are two camping loops in a secluded quiet woodland area. Each site has plenty of shade, wild turkeys, deer and armadillos. During the weekdays the only noise comes from owls and distant air boats. The campground lanes are paved and previous post indicated they are good for big rigs. Perhaps if one drives really slow. I would not advise a 40' or bigger on the 3-mile entrance road and narrow campground lanes. There are plenty of curves, twist and trees to encourage stressful driving. Sites are composed of crushed shells and soft sand. We had site 47 and was able to obtain satellite TV. Verizon 3G was hit or miss and on some nights no Verizon. An RVer looking for the Snail Kite will likely find one out on the Gobbler Trail. We would of liked to stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want to get away from civilization, this is the place. We did get TV on the antenna, but no wireless phone service. Didn't really care. Lot's of hiking and biking can be done. Facilities clean, and staff friendly. Site was level, shaded and spacious. Park well kept. Quiet weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good park for fishing and hiking. Also can do a good ten mile bike ride if you ride all the roads.If you like nature this is a good place to see it but is more like a petting zoo with people feeding the deer and sand cranes. Which I am not for as it is not good for the animals. Bald Eagles, Deer,Sand Cranes, Otters,Wild Hogs, are some of the wild life you may see. First the good is that all the staff are very good and friendly. Rest rooms are older but were very clean and in good repair. No heat or air as most of the older parks but very usable unless like us were there when it was close to 25 F Burr. Most of the camp sights were private. Now the not so good. Take what you need as it is about 14 miles to a Super Wall-Mart. That is the closest food store. There is no store of any kind in the park. There is one about 3-1/2 miles for things like bread and milk. If you go to town to eat stay away from Perkins on 60. It took us one hour to get food that was not up to fast food taste. Most of the camp sights are under trees and need to look for dead wood hanging over your RV that can come down in a good wind. Some sights are a lot better than others. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Site #44. Site was large and shady with a sand and leaf base. 2 loops both with about 30 sites. Each has a bathhouse in center with a washer and dryer. Each site has picnic table and a combo fire ring/grill. Firewood needs to be brought in or purchased outside of park. Easy access dump station. Entire park has live oaks with a good canopy, great for climbing too. Day area has playground, observation tower has closed for renovation. There is a marina with boat ramp and boat slips. No air boats in park. No swimming because of giant gators. Pets allowed on leashes. Park has a cowboy camp during cooler months on weekends. Several hiking trails from .5 mi to 6.7 mi. Bikes allowed on trails. We did not have cell service in park (ATT) but did get good TV reception. Wildlife seen by us was turkeys, Sandhill cranes, birds, large gator, and deer. This was the first visit here for us that we saw the least amount of wildlife in park. Park ranger on duty when we checked in seemed a little flighty. She could not hold a conversation and do a task at the same time, therefore check in took longer than needed, especially when site was already paid for and paperwork was printed up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was awesome. There were plenty of wildlife to view including deer, turkey, raccoons and armadillos. The showers were clean and in good repair. The staff were very helpful and the campground was very well kept. We loved this campground and will definitely come back time and time again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second trip to Lake Kissimmee State Park, and it will not be our last. This time we were in site 58 (Loop 2), which was huge, shady and private, as well as perfectly level. The campground was pretty full, including kids, but the spread out nature of the campsites minimized noise and feeling of being crowded. As with our last trip here, the wildlife was prolific. Deer wandered through our campsite in the early morning fog. Armadillos and sandhill cranes also came through the campsite. Other sightings included wild turkeys, catbirds, hawks, osprey, ibis, tri-colored heron. Restrooms are modern and clean; the showers are the double kind, with a locking door; there was no curtain, however, between the shower itself and the changing/drying area. Hot water was plentiful through the showerhead, rather than the water saver heads often seen (and the shower not felt). This campground has a marina for small boats and airboats heading out to Lake Kissimmee itself. Near the marina area, which is also not far from the campground, is a nice playground for small children. There are also picnic areas and big open areas shaded by huge live oaks overhung with spanish moss. The campground is three miles from the ranger station at the entrance, but the paved road, which winds through the forest and scrub, is excellent for bicycling. Getting to the lake, however, has to be on foot, and it requires a fairly long hike on a sandy road; there are other hiking trails as well. There is also a cow camp, which we did not get to yet. Supplies are not available at the campground. Forgetting everything else, though, the natural beauty of the campsite alone is worth five stars. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the largest, most private campsite we have yet experienced. It was surrounded by huge live oaks, covered with ferns. Gorgeous. Our campsite was visited by sandhill cranes and wild turkeys. We saw numerous deer, snakes, armadillo, and a variety of birds. Paved roads for bicycling good. Plenty of hiking. Down side was that the lake is a fairly long hike down a sloggy, sandy road; otherwise the only water you see is the canal which provides boat access to the lake. Nothing in the way of food or supplies for sale. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is Awesome.You would not think in the middle of Florida that you would have Deer & wild Turkey coming up to your camp site.This is a huge park. It seems like you will never get to the sites. Plenty of hiking and bike trails. We loved the Civil War era "Cow Camp", very informative. Lots of shade. Only draw back is the winding roads at sites with trees close to edge. I do not think big rigs will get by and did not see any there. Mac's fish camp up near entrance with boat rentals. Cypress Gardens about 30 minutes away if you take back roads. Ask the guard for directions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is very old Florida, much of it is undistubed in it's natural setting. As for the lake, there really is any access to the lake from the State Park except by a canal and which there is no beach or swimming. The nearest town to do any eating or supplies is about 20 miles away, although a couple general stores are in the area. The campsites are very private with a lot of growth. The bathhouses are old but for the most part are clean. No real activities besides hiking, fishing and a cow school. One downfall is the amount of air boats out on the lake at midnight. It sounds like you are camped at a airport at times! :) We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a true camping park. Lots of privacy between sites. Most sites are shaded, I think there were 3 that were not. There is a cow camp from the 1840's with a cowboy from that time frame who is there every Sat-Sun and holidays. Plenty of hiking trails, fishing, boat ramp, playground, and observation tower. There is no swimming at this park due to gators in water. Restrooms were very clean and on each loop they are adding a cement walkway to the RR for handicap access. Rangers were nice and not bothersome. One dump station for 2 loops. Central trash area, so racoons don't bother campers much. Lots of wildlife to see: deer, turkeys, opposums, racoons, armadillos, and fox as well as plenty of birds. Definitely will camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Owners very hospitable. Got a pull-through up front and it was barely long enough to fit our rig. It was OK as I did not need to unhook. The laundry was very nice and inexpensive. They even had an outside clothes line for drying. The indoor pool was dark and damp. Not what I expect in sunny Florida, so we did not use it. I never did see anyone use it. Nice library. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've been staying here for a little while now and it is really a nice place to stay. The owners are wonderful and really cater to the RV'ers needs. Power supplied is good, Water pressure is ok and hook ups seem to all be conveniently located. Oak trees throughout the campgrounds, which are great. Overall, I'm pleased with our stay here and plan to continue to stay. This is a nice, quiet campground! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overnight stay with PA discount (only good for one night). Called around 2pm to check on availability and was told that the owner had a doctors appointment and would not be available but to use one of the pull-thrus near the office and settle up in the morning. When we arrived there were a couple of full-time old-boys hanging out at the office who were very friendly and helpful and took us to a large pull-thru at the back of the park where we did not have to disconnect the toad. We picked up a few TV stations over the antenna and could watch the NBA final game. Did not get the WiFi passcode but used our Sprint 3g. The park is mostly park models or full time units but well kept. We met the owners the next morning and they were very friendly and helpful. The park was very slow in June but it gets much busier in Jan-Mar. We would stay here again especially in the winter season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small, older park with narrow roads. Clean and well maintained. Mostly residents and seasonal regulars, but enough activities to meet people if you desire. The owners are working on updating and renovating. There's a fresh produce truck that comes every Monday which is really nice, and great prices. Not close to anything, but 1 hour to Disney or Tampa and 2 hours to Sarasota, so a good base location. Monthly rate with electric charge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most sites are occupied by permanent or seasonal reserved. The worst sites are for those who are not regular. Park was clean, friendly, and fairly attractive. Community is established, not providing much interaction with new comers. Owners friendly but not very interactive with guests. Site 67 was in a corner, not much for patio space, penned in by chain link & wooden fence & park model with a view of the neighboring park and dead banana plants. Traffic noise in this site was quite loud with nothing to block the view. Indoor pool quite nice but cool. Fishing pond overrun with Talapia. Rate based on a monthly stay. Cut my stay short due to a sense of isolation from the rest of the park. I would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped in 45 footer. Has easy access on west side of US27, a few miles south of Lake Wales. Interior roads are narrow, curvy, but paved. With a big rig the interior roads are doable, but be careful. If towing a car, we suggest to unhook at the entry drive. Be very careful as you approach the office. We were led to our site by the brand new owner: purchased campground last week. He assisted us in getting to and onto our site. Sites are grass/sand with a concrete pad. Our site was a pull-through: site C. Site had small picnic table with no benches. Park has an enclosed, heated pool and shuffle board. Most sites were occupied by seasonal guests with a mixture of trailers, park models, 5th wheels, and RVs. New park owners were very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice and convenient park. I have 2 dogs and was not charged extra for them. No cable hookup, always a surprise at a park near a sizable town. Dog area near entrance but plenty of dog walking area all around the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located right on highway US 27 in Lake Wales makes this an easy overnight park. Easy in and out. We have stayed here a couple times and will go back. The pool is big and nice, but even though many parks boast "heated" it seems that only means from October through April. This indoor pool was still very cool in July. They do charge extra for pets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is mostly full time occupied old trailers and park models. Even though we had reservations for our 32 foot motorhome, the sites they showed us were next to the trash and would never fit our rig. In fact we couldn't even drive on the street that lead to the office. This is not an RV Park it is more a trailer park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were welcomed by all the people that not only worked here but other campers. Very nice and clean, love the oak trees. Nice place to stay and relax, and the fishing was great as well We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Resort? Ha ha ha. This is an old fish camp turned RV park. Many permanent residents and old shabby RV's. This place is remote, hard to find, and extremely hard to move a big rig around in with speed bumps and RV's nearly (side to side) touching. The guy parking us actually had us bump into a pole leaving paint on our fender. We had originally gone there to work and left the next day after being told we had to work 30 hours for FHU. The nicest resorts in AZ only require 28 hours for FHU. Most very nice RV resorts only require only 21 hours per week, and we felt that staying would only be feeding this guy's illusions and greed. No internet or cell service. Alligators in the lake: creepy. The owner has 2 other "resorts" nearby. Would not consider going to them after this place. The people near us were friendly. Some people that worked here even told us they "hated" their boss, and to be glad we didn't stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would not recommend this park to overnighters. The roads are very narrow. The sites are unbelievably small. They charge extra for electricity, cable, WiFi. They charge by the day not by the nights you are there. Because nothing was as it had been presented on the phone we decided to stay only one night and not a full week. They refused to give us a refund for the remaining days even though nowhere is it stated that they do not give refunds. Personnel were very rude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We visited here in January 2009. We had booked for 2 months, however, we will leave after two weeks. To say that Harbor RV & Marina‘s ads are misleading is an understatement. The spacious lots are barely enough for the RV much less a car or boat. The roads are so narrow (small one lane) and contain so many speed bumps that they are ridiculous. We stayed in a Park Model and the only way we could park the vehicle is for maintenance to remove the awning on the park model (now that is tight). The proclaimed marina also has issues such as NO place to park a boat trailer after launching other than the back storage lot which is a rat hole with old trailers, rvs, and junk everywhere and no good way to even get the boats in and out of the lot. They also charge $10 month to charge your batteries, if you are lucky enough to get a spot near a outlet. Maintenance is another issue. When the heat did not work, no attempt was made to repair it, we were just given a little portable heater and told that we could have another one if needed. The resort is pet friendly and the guests are great. The pool is tiny and the lake (Lake Rosalie) is far from loaded with bass. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
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Even though this park has some good amenities, for us the good did not outweigh the bad. This park is not good for overnighters. It is too far out of the way; its internal road is very small and a bit uneasy for big rigs with all the turns. The worst thing is about every 50 feet there is a speed bump! Besides the base site charge, they charge extra for electric, water, 50 amps, cable and wireless internet just to name a few things. However, if you plan to stay for a long time and enjoy boating and fishing you may overlook the negatives and the extra charges. We camped here in a Motorhome.