Wide access roads. Friendly staff. Sites are dirt except for the premium sites which are concrete. Major percentage of permanent/seasonal are French Canadians both friendly/not friendly. "The Loop" is all French Canadians. The stench of sewage is disgusting, making sitting outside intolerable. Good location for beaches on Englewood and Boca Grande. Dog Park/beach at the animal shelter on San Casa and 7th Street on Boca Grande. Since the access roads are so wide there is no feeling of being intruded on. Until "Mr Stinky" is fixed, we will not be using this resort again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. See large sites. Extra clean club house, rest rooms and laundry room. Friendly staff. No grass, just weeds and sand spurs. Not good for dogs. Our first night we had a very poor interaction with a French Canadian woman at the Line Dance Class. She was extremely rude, told us to "move", "stop and go there". We were the only English speaking people in the class. Fortunately there were a few who were friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was very spacious for our 45 foot' motor home; however, along with the neighbors on both sides of us, we shared our sites with very persistent ant colonies. We asked about getting them treated and the office suggested that we call an exterminating service. The treatment their maintenance people are using does not work. The resort has much to offer for tennis, volleyball, basketball, etc. but no garbage pickup, no Wi-Fi onsite, nor cable TV. We think it is overpriced compared to others in the Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda area offering these services. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Has the potential to be a nice park,however, We stayed here for 5 months starting in Dec 2010 and we were parked in an "elite' site on the loop. More than half the time, the sewer smell is ABSOLUTELY terrible and you certainly can't think about eating outside! Also, this time of year Americans are a minority here as french Canadians take over and are the rudest bunch we ever met,but the park doesn't care as most sites are park models owned by them. These reasons will keep us from coming back and that's a shame. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The price reflects PPA & what Harbor Lakes consider an elite site. That means a concrete pad and patio. Most sites are grass though. This is our third time here and nothing has changed. I was told again this time that Wi-Fi is only available in the club house and they probably will never install Wi-Fi for the whole park due to the expense. We were told that in season the park is approx. 75% French Canadian. There is still no TV service available unless you have a satellite. The RV antenna gets you a few channels but they fade in and out. Overall, the park is clean and well maintained. If you stop here and get an elite site, watch the trees planted next to the pad as they are very close to hitting the roof of the RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park with a mix of RV's and park models. Very spacious park and spacious sites. Was clean and tidy. Seem to be the preferred site of French speaking Canadians. Has a nice pool and laundry facilities. We enjoyed our stay here, and will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in Feb. and liked the park and the area so we stopped again. They are now a Passport America member so it was $23 a night which included a upgrade to an elite site (concrete pad & patio). We were told the park has new owners & they may have Wi-Fi by next year but no cable TV as they are in the county & cable will not come out into the county. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. This time of year they only have about 60 full time residents so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We will probably stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camped here for 4 days in Feb. Was told they had pull-thru sites when reservation was made but found out otherwise when we got there. No escort to the site, just a map. Staff knew the area well for sites to see and suggestions on what to do. A lot of permanents, sites were large, no shade around. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Harbor Lakes is a gigantic Encore RV park the size of a small city, a mix of RV's and park models. No shade, open wide streets, oversize lots at a higher price. About 20 min. drive to beaches. No cable, so priced high for what you get. Nothing special, not scenic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new RV resort overlooking the Myakka River. Beautiful clubhouse and pool/tennis. Landscaping still growing with manicured grass. All lots have pavers. The only reason I am rating this a 9 instead of a 10, is because I just left Pelican Lake RV resort in Naples. Nothing compares to that. If you like Spring Training Baseball, stay here. It's only 2 miles from the stadium. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here over the holiday weekend, and the rate may reflect that. In one word the campground is beautiful. Everything is new and clean. The management is friendly and informative. The people staying at the resort, whether owners or renters are very friendly, and want to include everyone in the activities. Beautiful fishing pier. This campground is close to Sarasota, Venice, and Punta Corda. We would not hesitate about returning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This one is definitely a 10. Although only 100 sites, this is a big park area-wise. Big, spacious sites, with pavers and generous patio area, great walking and biking throughout the landscaped park, street lamps at each site, escort to your site, pull-ins on the river and lake sites and back-ins on the nature sites, gorgeous pool, sprinklers throughout, clubhouse and tennis courts, a long raised wooden walkway along the shoreline, pet friendly with a large play area and pet stations, a nice mix of seasonals and transients. The park feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, but really just a few minutes from Port Charlotte, Placida, Punta Gorda, and surrounding communities with an overwhelming amount of dining and shopping nearby. FYI, it is important to follow the directions provided by the resort in their confirmation email so you don't miss the entrance. (We did, dumb us, followed the GPS. A little tricky where we had to turn around.) Like it so much we are considering purchasing a site. Now if the weather would just warm up a little... We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is brand new resort, as of 1-15-13. All lots are available for sale. Very nice sites, level, pavers, and lots of space in between sites. Trees are brand new, so no shade. Resort is right on the river, and has a boardwalk along the shore, but no boat dock. Owners are very friendly and accommodating. The only problem we encountered is the turn from 776 onto Kerrigan Circle road is very narrow and hard to make for big coaches. We camped here in a Motorhome.