If you want to be directly on the beach, this is your place! Previous reviews are very accurate. Small sites, weak electric power. Best sites are oceanfront, we were told they were only 35 foot long so we couldn't stay in one. Looking out today there are four big rigs parked oceanfront. Go figure that out. Best part is full access to the next door hotel, pool, sun deck, lobby, etc. Very nice beach, hard sand for walking and bike-riding. We'd come back here again and make sure to stay oceanfront. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We absolutely loved this campground. Our site was directly on the oceanfront side. We plan to go back frequently. For bicycle riders, it's a dream. We rode from Ormond Beach to Daytona Beach and then from Ormond Beach to Flagler Beach. A1A is all flat riding. You can also ride your bikes on the beach. The resort is in an area of privately owned homes and condominiums so the beach is not overly crowded. During turtle nesting season you cannot have lights on past 10 p.m. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very small park sandwiched between hotels right on the beach. The spots are super tight but the location can't be beat. The sites are hard packed sand with a little grass between them. I would have rated the park much higher had we not had so many issues with electric. The site only had 50 amp service which was not a problem using a 50 to 30 amp adapter. The problem is the voltage is so low that its on the verge of burning up your AC unit. We hovered at 107 volts the entire time. Maintenance even came out and changed the outlet, and breaker to see if it would help. They were extremely helpful but did not understand that we needed a minimum of 114 to feel safe running the AC, fridge and other appliances. The beach at the campground is among the best I have seen. No crowd, clean, and close to Daytona. I would have loved to give a higher score but electric service held that back We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really like this campground mainly because it is situated directly on the ocean. The sites are big enough for large motor homes and are solid enough and level enough to easily park and set up. The adjoining hotel is nice and the people are friendly and available 24 hours every day if you need anything. Guest at the RV park have the use of the hotel facilities including the pool which is clean and nice. They do have wireless Internet but it is not very reliable and has gone off several times while we were here. The only real problem I have with this place is the bathrooms. It is not because they are not cleaning because every time I have used them they were always very clean. My problem is that they are hot as hell. Literally they must be 110 degrees and impossible to remain in there for even a minimum time. I am sure they would be the perfect temperature in the winters but in June when it is about 90 during the day the bathrooms are impossible. They need to have more windows that open to get some more air in and have them cool down a bit. Otherwise it is a great place to be if you want to be right on one of the best beaches in Florida. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pricy, but location, location, location - sitting in our RV and looking at the Atlantic Ocean. Nice people and easy check in. The hotel looks really nice also. They had a wedding going on Saturday, which was fun to watch. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Got there with 30-40 mph winds and 8-10' seas. The site could use some upgrading but will definitely stay there again. Our site was right on beach. Even with bad weather it was beautiful. Take extra water hose and extension cords for hookups and sewer connections. Would recommend for a place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not much going on here, it might be better if they had cable seeing it is connected to the motel next door. No shade and a little old. The pool in the hotel next door is nice and you can use it. It is right on the beach, with a beautiful view, and this part of the beach no cars drive on. Great sunsets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campsite if you enjoy the beach. We stayed here on Easter weekend so price might reflect that. This resort has an inn, cottages and RV park. You have use of the pool by the inn and they will provide towels for pool use. Free daily newspaper, coffee and ice are available in the lobby. Staff was friendly and helpful. The sites facing the ocean seemed to have the most space between sites. Some sites were very tight with about 12 inches between slideouts. Bathhouse was clean, but old and minimal - no hooks or benches in showers. The sites are not well defined or consistent in care. Some have grass, some sand, and others a little bit of each. Even so it was at 99% full when we were there, it was nice and quiet. This location is very convenient to local restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, etc. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, clean, narrow roads but doable. Sites for big rigs, . Some sites were holding water after heavy rain in the grassy area. You park on asphalt pads. When in the area again we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is not much to offer in quality RV parks in the Daytona Beach area. This is the best one I have found. It has a fantastic pool, strong Internet (fee-based) basketball court, shuffleboard, tennis court and more. I parked on a cement pad in the first circle around the club house. The staff is nice and helpful. Don't let the negative reviews keep you away, because this is the best park in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here just before Bike Week in Daytona was set to begin and part of a rally. Big mistake. Instead of putting us in the regular campground area, they put us back in the part of the park with permanent mobile homes in it. We were interspersed among the permanent sites. Not good. It appeared the premium sites were going to the bike week attendees at premium prices. Overall, if we were in the better sites, it might have been a better experience. Used none of the amenities. Did explore a lot around Daytona, Ormond Beach and Flagler Beach. Recommend the area, not the resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I needed a one night stay to visit a friend that lived nearby. Prepaid the reservation and was assured that a pull thru 50 amp site was assigned. Arrived at 2PM on the date of the reservation (a Sunday) and the office attendant was leaving the premises. She asked my name and handed me an envelope with direction to my assigned site. I went there and learned the breaker on the 50 amp outlet was not functional. I called the office, and no answer. I called Encore reservations and asked if a maintenance person could fix the issue - not a big job to change the breaker. Was not possible. I think that an corporation that bills it CG as a "Superpark" in the high season in FL should have better service than this. I certainly expected on site maintenance personnel. I would be reluctant to stay here again at the price charged. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite the title of “Resort,” this facility was just ordinary or even sub-ordinary. Our stay was intended to just be an overnight, but had we needed multiple nights, we would have looked elsewhere. The area in which we were parked was near the water treatment plant and odiferous. There were palm tree branches here and there, that had fallen and were not picked up. The permanent campers had exceptionally messy sites with old trashy trailers and clothes hanging on clotheslines. There was a good walk to the rear of the park where we took our pooch. There was an attached RV area for winter campers that may have had all of the amenities that this park claims, but we were nowhere near there and thus cannot comment on those. Interior roads were paved, but our site was grass/gravel and somewhat level. Pulling into the site was tight. We were lucky to get satellite reception, and WiFi was totally unavailable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for Passport America. Tough call as to a 7 or 8 for rating. First, the pluses: excellent check-in with friendly, helpful attendant; guided to site; lots of room between sites; excellent over the air TV reception; great pool using salt instead of chlorine--VERY clean; restrooms adequate though showers need maintenance on shower curtains. MINUSes: guide to site not overly friendly or helpful; sewer pipes sticking up above ground about 4-6"; some picnic tables should be replaced; some concrete patio pads crumbling; fire ants on most sites. As to the fire ants, I called it to attention at front desk, maintenance came and sprinkled poison in ONE spot and left. I went back and had them come do the 3 mounds on or near our site; maintenance man seemed put out at having to work. The pool was excellent--heated, clean, nice deck, good chairs. We have camped here before and agree that if in the area again, we would not hesitate to stay again. Worth the money if PA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time using our encore/thousand trails discount card (30nights@$20). We normally don't use these discounts and now I know why. First of all, when entering the park there is no sign telling you where to park to go in and register. The staff was nice enough when we checked in but they led us to a site that was one of their worst sites. There were deep piles of dirt where our jacks would have gone. The escort to our site wasn't very helpful and we insisted we be moved to another site. The new site was sandy but did have a concrete sitting area. However, the park does have a lot of year round residents that are mixed in with the nightly campers. There is a $3 resort fee per night that is also charged and a $3 per night fee to use the cable as well as additional money for wi-fi (didn't even inquire about using it). When exiting the park the only way to get back to I-95 is to turn right and then make a U-turn onto the Highway. The Pool was very dirty. They do have "deluxe" sites which looked nice but they aren't offered with any discount.(offered at higher rate of almost $50) It is convenient to visit the Speedway and that is why we chose that park. I wouldn't stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America discount. Great park. Amenities were perfect. A great end to our tour of Florida. Sites were roomy, by comparison to the other parks we visited. The way the park is built, it seems like every site is close to the facilities. Despite it's proximity to Destination Daytona, this park was very quiet. Wi-Fi is provided by a 3rd party, which I don't particularly care for. But, despite that, I will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The setting of this campground is very nice and peaceful. The premium sites are very nice but the standard sites need some work: mostly sand and the concrete pads are cracked. If it had rained, our jacks would have sunk. Our rate reflects race week "jacked up" prices. I guess everybody does it, but it still annoys me. We would come back during a non-event time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Popular park within a few miles from the beach and Daytona Speedway. Noise from the freeway is noticeable but not a problem. Spaces are narrow and there is not a lot of room to back in a big rig. Atmosphere is friendly and most of all - the pool is hot and pleasant. For motorcycle enthusiast the biggest Harley Davidson dealer in the world is right next door - worth a visit even for non bikers. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped overnight on our way to TT Orlando. Rate was TT rate. Very busy office but staff was pleasant and got every one in and out quickly. Escorted to our site. Our sites concrete pad was all cracked up. There were a lot of snowbirds here. They were all friendly. Would return here no problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I guess the other two parties that rated this park must stay at expensive resorts and were comparing this park to them. I found this park to be very clean, people at the desk were very friendly, pool temp and cleanliness were great. We stayed on a Thousand Trails, Equity Lifestyles special and had a rate of $99 plus tax for a week. Sites could use some improvement as the one we stayed in had some broken concrete, but it had 50 amp service, water and sewer. No problem getting leveled in our motorhome. They have an annual get together of people with custom cars coming up and had a motorcycle get together before we got here. The largest motorcycle dealer in the nation is about a block away. Easy access of I-94. I highly recommend a stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed at this campground several times over the past two years only because of it's location and nothing else available in the area to accommodate a big rig. Rates are very high for the what you get. Everything in the park is very old and needs updating but overall it is pretty clean. For the most part staff is friendly but there is one lady who works at the desk (short blonde hair) that is extremely rude and has a very bad attitude. It's obvious she doesn't want to be bothered with anything. Pool is clean for the most part but old and in need of updating (especially pool furniture). All the times we stayed there, there were the same people hanging out at the pool (and in the pool)drinking. I definitely would not let small children wander around without an adult. Most of the sites are not shaded so very hot in the summer months. You do have access to cable but the picture comes through pretty fuzzy. Picnic tables are small and dirty. There are no grills or campfire rings at this park. There are swingsets for the children but they are right next to the garbage dumpsters. There were so many flies that you couldn't use the swings. This park is okay in a pinch since there isn't much of a selection of parks in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cement pads are broken in several pieces. The park needs updated landscaping around RV sites. Cable is $3 extra a day. Front desk employees were very nice, but I wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here en route because they had a vacancy over a holiday weekend and were good enough to accept Passport America, which cost $22 with taxes. The entrance to the resort is very nice with a lake, tennis courts, mini golf, lawns and trees, but the actual campground is crowded and dumpy. For the cost it was great since it had full 50 amp hookups that worked fine, and our Dish Satellite came in despite the pine trees. They charge extra for everything, including $3 for cable, and Wi-Fi is through Tengo for $5/day. Atmosphere was very Daytona, with lots of loud motorcycles, ATV's, and drinkers. I didn't explore the pool or other facilities. At that price I would stay here again, but it's not the kind of campground I'd like to spend much time in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were assigned a site on the outer ring that had no concrete pad, as those in the inner ring, and was closer to the sewage treatment area. When we protested we were told that nothing else was available, but the next morning found at least 7 empty sites that the manager admitted were available. We arrived on a Sunday at closing time ( 3 PM) and in retrospect realize that the two employees there just dumped us and left. We were very disappointed in the Encore Park and will not return and will avoid Encore parks in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sewage system is malfuntioning and it permeates the whole park. Would leave but no refund is allowed for any reason. They say they are fixing it and it is the service company's fault but a refund would be nice so we could move somewhere else. Would give a higher rating otherwise. If you stay here try and get a site on the outer loop so you don't have the parade of people through your site going to the main building. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were only going to stay a couple of days but we ended up staying for a whole week at this great park. As others have said, the park is divided into two circular areas divided by a bridge over a creek. The permanent sites are in one of the circles. Some of the park models were showing their age but the transient side was very nice. We stayed in one of their "premium" sites, normally a lot more money but only $25 for the summer slow season. There are some tent sites next to a small lake. The Manager, Frank and his wife, Pam, are genuinely nice people who were always present whether at the desk, cooking hot dogs and hamburgers (free!!) They have live music from time to time. There is some work to be done to the infrastructure but we could see that they were always working on improving something. The park is located right off I-95 next to a huge Harley Davidson dealership and motorcycle related commercial area so bike week would be very loud to say the least (but interesting). There are many restaurants nearby and a really nice non-denominational church right next door. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This Is Quite Possibly The Nicest RV Park In The Daytona Area. The Sites Are Spacious And Well Layed Out. The Premium Sites Are The Most Shaded. The Park Is Divided Into Two Circular Sections. The Rear Section Is Devoted To Long Term, And The Front Section Is Short Term Camping. This Park Could Be Great If A Little Money Was Put Into It. The Laundry Needs A Lot Of Work The Washing Machines And Dryers Were In Very Poor Shape The Registration Desk And Store Closes At 6:00PM, Which Is Entirely Too Early. We Will Stay Here Again Because It Is The Best Daytona Area Has To Offer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We wanted a place close to Daytona to see some friends. This is a Passport America park and so we got a good deal. At check-in, there was some confusion as to rate, but quickly and without issue corrected to the PA rate and we were escorted to our site. Trees abound in the hub we were in and yet did not prevent awnings or slides from being out. Had full hook-up and a concrete patio. Packed sand to park on, but actually very level. Walked around and saw many seasonals and some full timers with park models scattered around. Nothing in our hub looked tacky or run down. Impressed with the amenities--mini golf, tennis, wonderful heated pool great patio. In looking at camp calendar, they have lots to do for campers from hot dog and soda nights to hay rides to karaoke nights. Obviously the seasonals have a good time. This place could rate an 8 or 9 but for a couple of issues/distractors-- one was not mentioned before--road noise. You sit less than a mile from I-95 and a few hundred yards from US-1. You can hear a dull whine from the traffic all night if you have windows open or are sitting out. The laundry room was not the cleanest and 5 minutes on the dryer for a quarter is a bit much. Heard several of the local campers say they take their laundry out rather than use the one on-site. Crumbling concrete patios seemed prevalent. And yes, they have Wi-Fi, but for a fee. It was about $3 per day. I can drive to a coffee shop or truck stop to get free Wi-Fi if needed; the price was too steep. If noise doesn't bother you, it's not a bad place for a few days or longer. It IS close to many places, including Daytona Speedway. And though the tent sites are beautiful, they are as far from the bath house and bathrooms as you can get. Aren't they the ones who need that service most?? We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a motor home during Bike Week. The Thousand Trail site was under the trees. We were able to get internet from our satellite on the roof and TV from the portable dish. Sites are small. Noisy due to all the motor cycles. Concrete patio is crumbling. Sand. Ready to move on. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a couple of months this winter. The sites are small and patios crumbling, the picnic tables were falling apart. Showers and bathrooms are old and not very clean. The laundry rooms needed cleaned and washers broke frequently, the dryers were over priced. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed the month of January. The park is well maintained and everyone was polite and helpful. There are many amenities and events . There was just a short drive to shopping and Churches. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
We stayed here as Coast to Coast members. The sites allocated to C2C are difficult to maneuver into and out of. The remainder of the park appears to be very nice, big rig friendly and openness for those with satellite TV or Internet. The laundry facilities left a lot to be desired. 3 out 8 washers were not working and a fourth washed with hot water only. Dryers were 5 minutes per quarter. Way over priced. We would stay here again, but probably not as C2C members. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice clean park. The best in the Dayton Beach area. It is well kept. The staff is friendly and helpful; they show you to your site and help get you in. They have tennis, mini-golf, pool, playground, suffle board, and a fishing pond. Cable TV is poor but overall the park is more of a resort than a campground. This was our second trip and we will go back. The resort's new name is Encore Sunshine Resort. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been coming to this park yearly since 1999. WHY? Only because it is close to Daytona. Since it was bought out by Encore several years ago, I have not seen improvements. Most sites are occupied by permanent trailers or park models. Many are new and very nice, but many are also dumpy looking. The camping fees have skyrocketed, and service has spiraled downward. One of the bath houses has a hot water heater that is 30 gallons. It replaced an 80 gallon heater. If you don't get up to shower at 5am be prepared to take a cold one! The laundry is always overcrowded, and you have to hover like a vulture to get a dryer at almost any hour of the day. There is no loyalty left here with this family. We were prepared to reserve a lot for 4 months next year, but we will take our motorhome and money elsewhere.
We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
I have mixed emotions about our experience at this RV park. The manager and people working
here were very friendly and most accommodating so that aspect of our visit gets a 10 rating. This campground is divided into two large loops. One loop is almost all park models and one loop is almost all traveling RVs. The loop with all the park models is very old and in fair condition and some of the park models are very very old. I wouldn't call this section trashy, but it certainly was not in prime condition. For ease of describing the travelers section, I'll divide the sites into four categories: tenting, soft grass sites, gravel sites, and concrete supersites. The tenting have no hookups for $20 a night, soft grass sites have electric and water only for $30 a night, gravel sites have electric, water and sewage for $32 a night, and concrete supersites have full hookup for $36 a night. We were guests on a special discounted pass that limited our stay to a gravel site. During our stay, there were several days with very hard rain and we ended up with our RV sitting in a "lake" of water about 6 inches deep with frogs and mosquitoes all around: not a very pleasant camping experience. So we moved from the "lake" site to a concrete supersite for the rest of our stay. That was much better. Our motorhome weighs about 34,000 pounds and staying on the grass sites was "not recommended" by the camp maintenance folks. They said that only the gravel or concrete sites can support a diesel pusher "bus." Having a few old park models in the travelers loop detracted from the overall camping experience. The pool area was is need of overall cleaning and painting and the bottom of the pool was stained in some areas. This park has one other unusual item I've never seen anywhere else. They use chopped up rubber tire pieces as mulch around the trees and bushes. Combined with the overall fair to poor condition of the campground and the storage area filled with old delapidated campers that looked like a junk yard, the chopped up tire mulch made me feel like I was staying at a junk yard rather than a campground. Chopped rubber mulch must be a "Daytona thing." The bathrooms and showers were very old and in very poor condition. The park was purchased by Encore in the late 90's and they have been making some improvements. Overall, I'd rate the park a 3. The concrete pad supersites get a 8 rating. The 50 amp service here was excellent. We had no troubles with the electricity despite the very poor weather conditions on some days of our visit. Cellular service in the area was excellent. Lots of very tall pine trees were kind of scary during the 50 mph winds that we had during our visit. Several trees did fall, but fortunately none around our RV. Overall, I thought the prices here were about double what they should be. Paying $32 a night for a basic gravel site with full hookups seems outrageous to me considering the overall condition of the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
A very nice park close to alot of stuff and very clean and the staff is excellent. I would
stay here anytime. The wife even liked it and we will most likely stop here many times. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
This campground is a dump!!! It looks like trailor trash. They advertise over 500 sites
but 400 or so are permanent old rv's with additions added on. It might be better if they would separate the permanent sites from the mobile ones (but don't see how this could be accomplished at this point). Sites are narrow and the view is an eye-sore!!! I would not recommend this unless you feel comfortable camping on top of and with other trailer trash!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 1 / 10 ]
This is actually a "Park Model" Moble Home park for retired snowbirds that have moved to FLA. They have a few sites they rent to campers. The sites are dirt (read sand), narrow and devoid of any shade. I saw more New York License Plates in this park than Florida plates. The cost is high. The laundry is always full, the pool is small but underused. Some of the residents appear less than favorable. Nothing like waking up at 4 AM to the sound of some idiot reving his Harley. The only reason I stayed here was becuse it was 5 miles to the relatives house. The only positive note was that they had a small putt putt golf and it was free if you had your own putter and ball. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small urban RV park suitable for overnight or short stays. Recommended for adults only as there are explicit art silhouettes on the exteriors of the bathrooms that some may find offensive. It is a very clean and relatively quiet campground. The people were friendly enough. However, there is no privacy because the sites are very close together and there is no vegetation or structures between sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A sign at the entrance says "Welcome to the real Florida." This accurately describes this park. Most campsites seemed to be jungle clearings with lush vegetation all around. You will have a hard time even seeing your neighbors. The restrooms were modern and kept clean by a large group of friendly volunteers. There are numerous walking trails and a really 'get back to nature' feel from a park that is only 3 miles from all the tourist sites in Daytona Beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Florida State Parks promote “the Real Florida.” Tomoka SP campground located between the Tomoka and Halifax Rivers offer wooded, shaded sandy sites, some with river or fishing access. Popular with kayakers, the park offers protected waters. Nature programs are offered on the weekends. There is a popular boat launch with outpost store between the campground and the Indian village historical marker and monument at the northern tip of the park. Modern bathhouses and clean showers also provide laundry facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park, very close to Orlando and lots of outdoor activities. Would be nice if they had full hookup for longer stays but we managed. We stayed over the Vets Day Holiday so it was not too crowded. Just a word to wise, never stay here during any Bike/Motorcycle even. The bikers do not care about the quiet hours and you will never get sleep. Other than that, I highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here with friends over a long weekend and absolutely loved it. The campground is beautiful, with lots of tree cover and some level of privacy between campsites. There was enough to do in the park and in the area. It was windy when we were there, so we didn't get to go kayaking, but we still enjoyed ourselves. The restrooms near us were older, but clean and convenient. There were a couple sites with concrete pads, but mostly it was sandy and shelly. The nice thing about being closer to the beach is that you don't get a lot of the fine black dust around the campsite. There was no sewer hookup, but there is a dump station. Only complaint is the water wash-down hose at the dump station had a strange end on it and wouldn't hook up easily to our RV to flush the tanks. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely visit again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I just loved Tomoka State Park. Workers are friendly. Bathrooms are the cleanest I have ever seen in a state park. Have a nice walking path across the street from the entrance. Spots are not on top of each other. It books fast...Just keep checking internet for cancellations. That is how I got in for 5 nights. But we had to change sites 3 times. But I did not care. It was great. It was a great place to stay while at Daytona Beach bike week. A lot of motorcycle, but bring earplugs, and it no biggie!! My dog loved it here, too! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed three nights. Overall this park was a secluded paradise in the middle of the urban areas of Ormond Beach and North Daytona Beach, Florida. All sites are secluded from other sites by heavy vegetation and +/- 90% of them are covered with a dense canopy. The park has well maintained sand roads and sites. The handicap sites are the best I have seen in a state park, first class. This beach park rates high on my list. My 30 amp site was long and narrow (fit a 28-foot rig with one slide) with two trees, you have back you rig through. Must be good at backing or want a challenge. The site is secluded with a level site. Bath house is nearby. Very secluded. Overall, the restroom was better than average. Very clean, with hand soap and towels provided. The handicap facilities were 1st class. Bath was clean, no heat (Nov). Verizon cell service worked: 3+ bars, 3G at least Internet access. No satellite TV. I have DTV. Heavy overhead canopy, at our sites. I was able to get reception by putting the receiver on the site next to ours. The park store has the basics for shopping and groceries. Firewood at the park store is $6 for an average size bundle. The nearest large grocery is 3 miles. Beach 7 to 8 miles. Many great restaurants within 10 miles. Tomoka River Grill has great food and a great view of the Tomoka River. Would I return? Yes, any site would be great, I have not seen a bad one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice state park. Some sites are very shallow and would not fit big rigs, but would be fine for tents. The campground hosts cleaned the restrooms on a daily basis, even Christmas day. The bike riding is fine on the hard packed sand roads. We took our bikes on a couple of the hiking trails too. It was fun. There are beautiful, big oak trees throughout the park. We enjoyed our stay and will return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very educational park with numerous fishing spots. A small road to maneuver your rig, but the camp spots were comfortable. I enjoyed deer along with the beautiful nature surrounding this campground. I enjoyed my visit and will surely camp here again in the future. Also, I had a great time at the beach which is just minutes away. I took my bikes but the roads were too narrow to accommodate a bike and the current traffic flow. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Florida senior resident rate shown. Our fourth time here. Obviously we think it's great for sitting around, hiking, kayaking, fishing and just relaxing. Everything is clean, well-managed and personnel are friendly and helpful. Be sure to check out the North end of the park for the "Indian " sculpture and the best fishing and walking the shore. Bring a cast net to catch bait or buy it at the concessions stand which is now open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week with live music on Saturday night. We had our favorite site #30 again and had a short 100 foot or so walk to the water behind the sites. We found a very good restaurant called "Rivergrille" right on the Tomoka River. Take the shortcut to US 1 (Comes in just east of I-95 passing over US 1), turn South on US 1 and the restaurant is on the right just across the Tomoka River bridge. Huge outside deck areas, indoor driftwood and antique decorations, great food, medium prices and friendly staff make this a must for casual meals. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is typical "old Florida style", narrow inner roads (not big rig friendly), lots of thick underbrush but well maintained. The drive getting to the park cautions vehicles over 12'-6" high because of the tree canopy on Beach St. I drove down the middle of Beach St. for a portion of the journey to avoid the lowest hanging branches. Great location for visiting Daytona or other beach areas. No ocean beach access, river access only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a great park with a neat layout. The roads are hard packed as are the sites. The sites are shaded and good size. All seem to have picnic table and fire ring. They are easy to back in. There are shrubs & trees between sites. While touring the grounds we didn't see a bad site. Handicap sites have concrete pads and paths. The restrooms/showers are well kept and clean. The rangers and hosts real nice folks. There is a small store with a few basics for sale and light breakfast and lunch. Friday and Saturday nights the owners put on a great 2-hour sunset songfest. What a treat that was. It is a family oriented park. The Kayak, canoe and fishing gear rentals were reasonably priced. We wish it were closer to home, as we would use it for 3-day weekenders. We will return. If you need TV, we pulled in about a dozen or so clear channels on our antenna with no problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in #4 which we thought was going to be right on the water. Turns out the water is there but not accessible. We were fine with that. We did like the spot even though it was very close to the entrance. The maximum length allowed is 34 ft. There are only a couple of pull though sites. The rest are back ups. We enjoyed our site and even though we had neighbors on both sides, there was plenty of space and privacy between. The park has a place down by the river to rent canoes/kayaks and they have a campground store. On Fridays and Saturday nights they have entertainment from 6-8 at night. Beautiful sunsets. Nowhere to swim but we knew this ahead of time and headed over to Ormond to go to the beach. Overall, great stay. Rangers and campground store staff very nice and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of our favorite parks, and we got our favorite site-#30. There is a very large open area on the awning side that guarantees privacy plus there is a trail in the middle of it to the lagoon with access to the Halifax River. It is wide enough for wheelchairs (bumpy), kayaks canoes, etc. There are several trails to the water from the riverside sites. However, none of the sites have a view of the river. You can cast net for finger mullet or catch fiddler crabs for bait and fish right there or at other places in the park . A short drive or medium walk in the park gets you to a concession building with canoe and kayak rentals, good hamburgers, pizza, and other treats. Very friendly proprietors. Going on past this, there are several picnic areas and tables along the water as the north peninsula end of the park narrows to a point. More fishing and kayaking. We have kayaked with manatees here on previous visits. Don't miss a ride on Old Kings Road Scenic Highway and cut across to Route A1A and The Atlantic Ocean-The park has maps. It is about a 15 to 20 minute drive. All in all, a can't miss location convenient to Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach and Daytona Beach. I'm told it is very popular during Daytona speed weeks and the July races. Covered up with motorcycles during their race weeks. They even have a permanent ramp for backing a trailer up to for loading cycles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived pre- bike week; pre- spring break. Love the layout of this park. A jungle within civilization. The roads are narrow, sand packed and picturesque- lovely for bike riding. The campsites are private. They do require considerable skill backing a rig in though- but worth it!! The restrooms were clean as were the showers. Unfortunately we had a party group next to us that was quite loud, had music blaring and an out of control campfire. Our fear was the dense vegetation and windy conditions. They were ushered out of the park before we woke the next morning. Staff was cleaning the site and drowning the remains of the fire when we emerge from our camper. The staff was excellent. There is a nice area and vendor for canoe / kayak rentals. We enjoyed Tomoka very, very much despite our neighbors and appreciate the action of the staff. Ormond and Daytona beaches are close by. Ormond beach also has special wheelchairs for taking your handicapped loved one down to the water's edge. There are some great restaurants nearby too. Our reservations are made for next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of our favorite campgrounds in the country - it's so chill and relaxing here to be in the trees and hammocks. Some of the sites back up to the water way, and even have accessible kayak launching. The sites are large and feel relatively secluded with all the trees around. Not much to do here, which is exactly why we love it. You can get away, but yet be close to civilization. Great 3G cell signal (AT&T and Sprint), making it a perfect place to put down the landing gear for a few days and catch up on work. Probably not ideal for larger rigs unless you're very skilled at maneuvering, as there are lots of trees making tight turns and backing. Not a concern for us in our little 17' trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped there for 4 days at the end of July 2009 into August. There may be 50 amp available but I do not recall seeing a 50 amp outlet at our site (#9). A few sites have access to the Halifax river via a short 10 foot path thru the trees. Site 9 did and you could bring a canoe an use it on the river from there. As mentioned the sites are tight and the road fairly narrow so it takes some maneuvering to back into the site. They are nicely isolated with a strip of trees in between sites. I believe the park has a 30 or 35 foot limit on rv length and that is probably the reason why. The bathrooms were spotless, the park employees helpful and friendly. Ormond Beach beaches were about a 10 or 15 minute drive from the park. You can drive on the beaches with a $5/day fee but not around high tide. Daytona is close and they have fireworks every night at 9:45PM at the pier/boardwalk. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped in a tent in site #10. Most sites are shady and all but 2 handicapped sites are packed sand. All sites on the left as you enter slope toward the Halifax River so leveling would be needed. All sites have fire ring/grill, water, and 20/30/50 amp power. Campground has two newer bathhouses and an older one in the back of the loop. All were very clean but we did go during the week and not on a weekend and not during bike/race weeks. Don't know what they would look like after approximately 800 people went through them. There are no washers or dyers though there are hookups for them at the bathhouse. There is a small parking area in campground for extra cars/trailers and a nice playground for kids. They have an inside meeting area for ranger talks or can be rented for events. Campsites were all private with nice growth between sites. Most are very narrow so there are only a few a big rig would fit in. This was a reconnaissance mission to see if our 35 ft would fit here and it would but on less than 10 sites offered. The park offers a short hiking trail but it is also about 1.5 mi if you walk to the end of the park from the camping loop. Fishing is the main thing here as we saw several local fishermen there. The park's museum has closed and there is a store with essential items (ice cream) and there are canoe and kayak rentals, though they are expensive $20 hr. You can bring your own boat to launch. We traveled nearby to Bulow Plantation and North Peninsula Beach where swimming is available since there is none in Tomoka. We camped here in a Tent.
Campsites are beautiful, private, and shaded. Ours was relatively level. The only paved ones are one or two handicapped spots, located right next to restrooms; they looked very nice. Our site, 007, had a short path behind leading to the river. While there was plenty of room for out 30' RV, backing in required a sharp lookout for overhanging trees. Showers and restrooms are clean, modern, heated (we were there in cool weather; showers have lockable doors. There are limited hiking trails, nice walk through forest. Except for the immediate area of the ranger station, the roads are not paved, but consist of hard packed material; this was relatively smooth, but did not make for fun on the bicycles. The camp store has a few souvenirs and some supplies and snacks -- and coffee. We did not take advantage of kayaks or canoes, but those are available. Otherwise, there's not a whole lot to do within the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, tropical Paradise. Nothing bad to say except all the mosquitos in the world were there that weekend!Oh, and no Laundry facilites. We rented a canoe for a very resonable rate and saw a dolphin swimming around nearby. Very nice people in the office too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Another beautiful Florida State Park just north of Daytona near the beach but on the Intracoastal Waterway. The north end of the park has over 12 miles of shoreline for boating and over 2000 acres with hammock and salt marshes. The river banks have remains of oyster and snail shell mounds left by the Indians. The live oak hammocks are covered in Spanish moss, ferns and green-fly orchids. There is no swimming in the park because of the alligators. The roads around the campground are all hard dirt with a lot of sand and some of the roads are hard for a large camper to move around. We have only a 24 foot RV and we can see why the park has a limit of 34 feet and 11 in height to stay here. We found it very hard to ride our road bikes on the hard dirt here because of all the sand. Very easy to spin out on your bikes. Even wild coffee and sage can be found on the shell mounds. There are nature trails to walk, visitor center and picnic areas. The salt marshes one can find oysters, snails, crabs, fish with over 160 species of birds looking for their next meal. During the summer manatees stay in the the Tomoka river and one can see dolphins as well as alligators, raccoons, bobcats, deer and otters. The campground is under a shady hammock and there is a restriction of camper length and height 43 by 11 feet. Just a warning the first weekend in March is biker week and there is a week in October that is Octoberfest for bikers so the park is crowded and one needs reservations. There were some sites available the first weekend in June but I would still make reservations if you are traveling on the road. After having spent a day at Wekiwa Springs State Park on a Saturday this park was a nice peaceful retreat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the first full camping we have done since we bought our RV. It was a great park. Clean bathrooms and showers, very private and shady sites. Rangers were very friendly. Site are sandy so you may be sweeping out your living area a lot. Was not much to do here when we stayed but we visited ST. Augustine and had a great time. Fellow campers were friendly and helpful. We plan on returning here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice sites, mostly all in the shades. It's a little tight to negotiate and a large RV would have a real hard time. Even if park was quite busy, it was very quiet. Restrooms and showers were clean and we made use of them. They are about 6 miles from the beach and 15 miles from Daytona Beach. Stayed 4 nights and will come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We live in Orlando and this is a perfect quick getaway. Wooded sites, firepits, picnic tables all contribute to making this a nice camping experience for our family. I would not want to try and stay here in the summer ( shade means mosquitos) and we don't take our ffith wheel there because the trees make the sites tight. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes! We arrived about 4 pm and we were swarmed with hungry mosquitoes. The Park ranger said the thunderstorm we just had brought them out. They never went back in the entire weekend. The dirt road had huge mud holes and they were full of water. Most of the campsites were average size and all sand. We did see a few concrete pad sites. There is a boat ramp and a store nearby. The store wasn't well stocked, but seemed reasonably priced. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent. We won't return because there are so many more campgrounds in Florida we want to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.