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41 RV Parks near Balm, Florida
We did however find 41 campgrounds within 25 miles of Balm. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Balm in the left hand column.
May 2018 - $45.00
Not impressed. Stayed here in a big rig in April 2018. First, this park is really a trailer park with RV sites. It is quiet with full, easy hook ups. The staff here seems non-existent and the park isn't anything to brag about. The site was grass and sand and small for my 43' rig. It's also a Thousand Trails/Encore park, and really makes me glad I didn't sign up with them because as a full-timer, I've stayed in many of these parks and they ALL are lacking in just basic upkeep and attractiveness. This park is easy to get to from I-75/275 and the full-time residents seem to be a mix of old folks, manual laborers, and the occasional Metallica enthusiast. As a bonus it's also close to Dollar General which seems to be a nightly haunt for the park's residents as every evening I watch them journey to the DG and return with their small bags of treasures. I found the price a bit high for what I got, a staff who didn't seem to know or care that I was there, and a small, barely maintained site. Next time through I will research more thoroughly to find something better. - Beware thyself
Jul 2019 - $43.00
Well maintained, clean, friendly staff. The park appears to be a former all manufactured home park slowly being converted to all RV. The old concrete pad on my site should be removed and replaced with something newer. All in all, very convenient location to shopping and the beaches. - Art_Sheila
May 2019 - $1.00
During winter months, great activities going on. Pretty quiet now though. We stay here a couple times a year, love this area. Personnel, office ladies and annuals area always nice, friendly and helpful. We've been here in October, December, January and May. Usually stay two or three weeks each time. Pools are fabulous, just right temp, gorgeous views, plenty of pool lounges, tables and the hot tub always up and running. - Linda Fuchs
Feb 2019 - $84.00
We came in early in Feb 1st 2019 left Mar 31 2019. Gave no discount for coming in early $84.00 per night I paid $1450 for Feb and $1550 for March the manager wouldn't even give me the average of what Feb 2019 would of been. The propane gas is $5.00 gallon way to expensive and over charged on electric. No WiFi to speak of. I told her I wouldn't be coming back next year didn't seem too care because it seem to be all about making money with out regards to the customer they have. The lots have broken concrete and built for smaller campers 20 years ago. Won't be going back. - Steph-Sharon 2019
Jun 2018 - $45.00
We moved our trailer here to prepare it for a long trip so we could do it with air conditioning. They guide you to your spot and offer to help you hook up. The park is mostly full-timers but there are nightly spots available. It is close to grocery stores, gas, restaurants, etc, because it is right in the middle of Riverview. The laundry facilities are next to the library they have. The pool has two spas, one hot and one body temperature. That is really nice! Our site was grass with a very broken cement pad but it was completely level. It was easy to back in to, no obstructions. Our spot did not have trees but many others did. - Islandcpa
Jun 2019 - $22.00
Lot 27 overlooked the Alafia River and was spectacular! We had deer on the site almost every morning. Not far away is Lithia a great little community for church (we attended Abide Church), good food - the Scrambled Egg, and fun shopping. All in all Alafia is quite and located close enough to enjoy other activities. The primary activity onsite is mountain biking - the trails looked amazing we didn't ride them. - Traciandmichael
Apr 2019 - $23.00
We had a large pull-thru site on the equestrian loop that easily fir our coach and toad. The park is clean and well maintained by the paid and volunteer staff. There are several trails, including mixed use trails open to hikers, bikers, and horses. AT&T and Verizon cell services are both strong here. The dump station is easily accessible with my only complaint being the lack of a trash container, so a few people just leave paper towels and plastic gloves for others to clean up. Shame on them. There are a few park sponsored activities to participate in, including a morning coffee get together on weekends. We stay at Alafia anytime we're in the area, and we will be back again. - NYDutch
Jan 2019 - $28.00
Beautiful state park! Sites are large, well spaced and level - plenty big for our 42 foot fifth wheel. Most of the sites are open and sunny with a few trees for shade. Good for satellite reception. Plenty of nature surrounds you along the hiking and biking trails. Look for the osprey nests located up on platforms on the power lines behind the campsites. We spent a lot of time watching these beautiful birds. There are plenty of grocery stores in Fishhawk and Brandon along with Walmart, AMC theater, and lots more. Two dings for this campground unfortunately - no sewer hookups and no laundry facilities. Campground hosts were great - friendly and very helpful. - Big Rig 365
Mar 2018 - $20.00
This is NOT a resort. When making reservation, was not told the pool and work out room were closed due to the storm. Also was NOT told that the site was side-by-side, which means door faces your neighbor. As if that wasn't bad enough, there was very little room between units. My husband could literally stand with arms stretched and touch both 5th wheels. Thank goodness only there one month or we would have probably left early. We were literally at the edge of the parking lot with cars going by constantly, along with some strange activity in this parking lot late at night. Park is an old mobile home park with many old units and narrow roads. Granted, main part of park was closed from the storm but even if that were open we would have had trouble getting there as many trees and narrow roads. Park located at a dead end road through a residential area. Did have a small cement pad that did not line up to unit. Would not go back here. - Robbi
Dec 2017 - $45.00
We made reservations while traveling on the road to visit friends in Tampa. We also needed a place fairly close to Venice, Fl. Part of the advertisement for this place was that is is close to everything. It is. If you will not be staying at your camper much, this place will be o k to park. Other than that, not that great for camping. Camper sites are very tight, and neighbor's sewer was right outside our door. Site was better for motor home than 5th wheel, as we had to deal with a utility pole at the front of our site, which was "pull in, back out". See photos. I thought it a bit pricey for what was offered. - Doxie Mom
Mar 2015 - $50.00
WiFi could be better probably won't come again not much to do. The sites were large with plenty of shade. The park was rustic but very relaxing. the staff was pleasant and helpful - happydaz
Mar 2019 - $24.00
We arrived on a Sunday around 2pm and only two spots were available. One was too small for our 23' travel trailer so we had to take the other spot. The sites are difficult to get in to - tight turns, trees, sign posts and soft sand. The bath houses were nice and clean for a county park. The park was very quiet and we enjoyed hearing the owls from time to time. It seemed like a lot of people were here long-term. If you can get a spot on the water, you would be very lucky! A few sites overlook the river. There is a canoe launch area and also a swimming area. - OurBigAdventure
Mar 2018 - $18.00
This is a fine little campground. It's inexpensive for senior citizens and has some very good campsites. We thought we had found a real bargain until the race track (or whatever it is) next door, started up early one morning. Motorcycles and mud buggies or whatever whooped it up for several hours. The noise doesn't seem to bother my wife as much as it does me, but I think camping should be a little more peaceful than a night at the races. Just me, I guess. It mercifully shut down well before dark.
Bathhouse was adequately clean and quite workable, but far from sparkling. Nice nature trail and springs. I like the one way roads, which mean that everyone doesn't have to pass by your site twice. Small number of sites means there isn't an excess of traffic to begin with. Campsites are of varying quality, but you get to pick the best of what's available, so if you don't like what you see you can move on down the road.
Our site had neighbors an adequate distance away but in plain view, so no privacy, but they moved after first night leaving an empty campsite. Some of the sites are much better than one we had, so rating would depend upon which you get. Several sites would rate 9 or better. Overall, we're glad we stopped in, and will likely do so again.
If they could eliminate the sporadic noise and spruce up just a tad, they could easily charge an additional $10 or more a night, even without discount, with few complaints. - jerry6
Mar 2017 - $24.00
There are three parks in Hillsborough county that offer camping and this one is our favorite. It is perfectly located to everything Tampa has to offer and yet far enough away to feel tucked away from it all. Any full time or seasonal traveler will appreciate their no reservations - first come first serve policy. Arrive on a Sunday or early in the week and you are almost certain to get in. I would recommend calling the office the day before to check to see how many sites may become available. You can only arrive during business hours, though we've seen campers waiting to come in at 8:00 when the gate opens. The sites are all well laid out, all with power and water and a dozen or so with 50 amp. None of the sites have sewer connections, though a dump station is available. Our 36' fifth wheel would fit comfortably in 20 or so of the 45 sites. When you arrive you'll be able to drive through and see the sites available and then stop back in the office and pick the site you like best. When you are there you must experience a float down the Alafia River, which runs through the park. Here's a video we took going down the river. https://youtu.be/_NO4cpi02pw Bring your bikes too. They have a great bike/hike trail in the park as well as connect to the 20+ mile fishhawk preserve multi-path system. Bring your bathing suits too. You just have to take a dip in the clearest Florida spring, which the park is named for. - Two Lanes of Freedom
May 2019 - $38.00
This park is not, " big rig" friendly. In fact, this place was not friendly at all. Made a reservation weeks in advance for a pull through site. Upon arrival front desk person was argumentative and said that they did not have any and wanted to know who told me that. He then went out to see if anything would work for us. He finally parked us on a corner site taking up two spaces. In the process, he told us that we didn't know how to drive our motor home and that we afraid to unhook our toad. Roads are narrow, sites muddy, and place shows age. I would not come back if it was free. - Wheel Man
Feb 2018 - $40.00
I have been RVing for 45 years and this was the most miserable experience to which I have been subjected. The campground is rated about a 3. Septic tank stopped up per owner. Facilities old. Sites close together. Grassy field. Mostly seasonally. The reason for the low rating is the horrible treatment we received from the owner. I paid for full hookups and made the comment I was glad to have them. The owner added another $5.00 to the fee because I came in with full tanks. If I hadn't been so tired I would have left right then and there. A laundry was provided and my wife went to the office to get some quarters and was told she could take her quarters and go up the street. My wife told him he advertised a laundry and should not do that and she was trying to give him some business. He told her he was the sheriff around there and he could do anything he wanted to. All he did was complain. I asked a seasonal camper if he was like this to everyone and she said they run the other way when he comes around. If you don't have any contact with the owner the campground is about a 3. If you go and have any contact please be prepared to be insulted. I will never give him the opportunity again. - Sons an
Mar 2017 - $32.00
An older park with mainly long term and permanent residents. In need of some upgrading in all areas. The restrooms (one male, 1 female) contain 3 showers and one commode and, while not dirty, are not cleaned thoroughly every day. They need updating. The laundry is very affordable at $1.50 per machine. Most short-term sites are pull-through with barely room for slides, minimal space for tow vehicles and picnic tables that are falling apart. There is a community area and residents have regular activities that are attended by many of the residents. The park is in an older area of the town with questionable security. We would not return. - grandma0942
Dec 2019 - $28.00
New bathrooms are not finished yet. Portables are small and water never gets warm. We didn't use them because of that. I felt bad for the renters. Trails are very nice and several of them. The sections of the trails are not necessarily marked as well as they should be. There is nice wooded area between sites. - Janclearwater
Dec 2018 - $12.00
Small camping area, about 30 total sites. There's a separate horse camp. The park itself is huge with several hiking trails ranging from less than a mile to 8+ miles. Located on the beautiful Little Manatee River, there are canoes and kayaks for rent for a modest price and the river is an easy paddle with lots of wildlife (turtles, gators, wading birds, etc..). We saw several deer on the hiking trails. The campsites are well maintained, mostly fully shaded, all with fire rings and picnic tables and afford good privacy. The main shower house is down for rehab but the portable was clean, well maintained with abundant hot water. Stick to Nov-March, as with any Florida Park, summer bugs can be brutal - Winderbill
Nov 2018 - $14.00
Bath house closed and cramped not well-cleaned trailer is the substitute. Plenty of hot water but you need to keep pushing the button to keep the water flowing. No laundry as that was part of the closed bath house. A notice at the trailer stated that they are awaiting contractor bids for construction of a new bath house. Sites are close but most are separated by vegetation for visual privacy. Lots of trees but we still managed good Dish TV reception. The river is shallow and narrow but still ok for kayaking. Main activity here is hiking the many trails. Generally the park needs some upgrading and better maintenance as things are getting rundown. On the positive side we had to leave a day early to meet a commitment at home and were given a days refund without asking for one. - Appleknocker
Nov 2015 - $20.00
So much potential to revive this older park and make it a gem. Too many run-down permanents currently and a couple of bad seeds that trash the shower houses and laundry. Why do they allow them to stay?!? The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. Clutter around sites is out of control.
Management was extremely friendly as were most residents. No traffic noise and a beautiful river along the backside. - Full-Time Roamers
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Our site was fairly level with a concrete pad and a picnic table. The other RV sites also have a concrete pad & picnic tables. The electric was good and the other utilities placed conveniently. The park has a lot of winter residents situated around a beautiful pond with lily pads and other residents working in the area. Our site was water front with a view of the Little Manatee River where there was also a dock for fishing. The bathrooms had quite a few bugs in them and are not cleaned on a regular basis. They do not have housekeeping facilities (the manager and her husband do this). We did not use the showers. The roads are easy to navigate and some of the sites flood when it rains heavily. The park is OK - we checked out some of the other parks in the area - some were real bad. We stayed here b/c of the cost and because another park does not take dogs and another limited them to 25 lbs. We are here for about two months and got a monthly rate. There is also a small park across the street with a boat ramp. - Kerch Family
Mar 2014 - $30.00
This place is called a resort. No way. It's a dump. The roads are narrow & difficult to navigate We had to parallel Park our big 5th wheel. Thank goodness someone helped my husband because there was no way I could do it. We were thinking about leaving & finding somewhere else. But once we did get in we just stayed. What Lake? It's a pond. You are supposed to muzzle a dog over 40lbs. But I saw dogs without leashes. We were close to the park across the street where we walked our dogs so we just kept them close. The only positive was that we never had to pay for the balance of our stay. Never go back. - jcpjane