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36 RV Parks near Balm, Florida
We did however find 36 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.
Apr 2017 - $32.00
Unfortunately, the overall condition is deteriorating (we have stayed 3 times over 3 years). The restrooms and showers need some serious attention. On the plus side, the location is very good ... Walmart, Publix, and HomeDepot within 10 minutes ... excellent beaches within 45 minutes. - BruceVero
Feb 2017 - $160.00
Went there for a quiet time to rest and relax the noise from the interstate was horrible couldn't hear yourself think..also the noseeems bugs were bad couldn't hang out out side the camper. The people for nice and friendly...the boat ramp is bad - never maintained.... Probably won't go back there even for free.. - Camper goer
Feb 2017 - $66.00
We were in a premium site but were still very close to I75. The noise from the highway is difficult for sleeping if you like it quiet. We left a day early because of that. You're also packed like sardines next to other RVs. You have to empty your own trash at the dumpsters by the exit of the facility. I would expect trash service at the rate they charge. Overall, the worst place we stayed at in our 3 month trek throughout Florida. - Lnskaye
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
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
Dec 2018 - $24.00
What a nice park. We stayed in the equestrian loop (there are 2 loops) where the sites are far apart and large. Very pretty. The park is known for its mountain biking trails (in Florida no less!) and it has a lot of them at varying levels of difficulty. They achieve elevation change, which is not a trivial matter in Florida, by using an old phosphate mine as a basis for the trails. Site was level and completely comfortable for our 40' DP and F150. Water and electric only, dump station is convenient and easy to use. The staff deserves a major shout out from us. We experienced a rear suspension failure and could not leave the park until it was fixed. The rig spent 3 nights on the side of a park road while the issue was diagnosed, parts shipped, and the repair made. The staff was understanding of our issue and went out of their way to insure that we were in a safe location while this all went on. - Jeporter99
Aug 2018 - $20.00
This state park is in the middle of nowhere with the only attibute being that it has a lot of mountain bike trails. This is the only state park that we have stayed at that had no campground hosts on duty. The bathroom was not cleaned the entire week that we were there. The campground itself was really, overall pretty nice, with the exception of the ants, which are every where. I was eaten alive when I was unhooking for moving when we left. Saw a lot of deer, and heard a lot of wild hogs while here. The lake is overgrown with alage and weeds. The entire park needs a lot of cutting and trimming. Probably won't be back to this park. - Newjade
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 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
Mar 2017 - $24.00
Very quiet & relaxing. The staff were incredible! Nice and extremely attentive. The grounds were perfectly clean and the bathrooms were very clean. We stayed the weekend in our pop up camper. There was 30 amp & 20 amp (looked to be new outlets and box) where we stayed and water hookup. Outside of the park only 2 miles away is plenty of stores, shopping and dining - smoothiepimp
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
Feb 2017 - $33.00
Very easy access from I75. There seemed to be a lot of permanent residents but overall it's clean, quiet and well maintained and all the people we had contact with were friendly and helpful as we are new to RVing. The park is dog friendly. We didn't use the restrooms, pool or laundry but all were available. There was a nice community kitchen and rec room as well. It is opened with no shade trees. We would stay here again if we are in the area. - DonnaandJeffFlorida
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 2018 - $22.00
We stayed here one night because it was close to family we were visiting. Friendly people, smaller park, a couple corners were a little tight with other campers and their trucks sticking out in the road. But it was manageable. Trees and bushes provide privacy between sites. Very quiet here, it's set way off the road. We saw lots of deer. Very level site, gravel/sand. We would stay here again. - Roaming Together
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
May 2018 - $24.00
This is a real lovely county park on the bay we enjoyed our stay.. This is a no reserve campground so first come first serve. It was pretty empty during the week and about ¾ full on the weekend (most weekends they fill up) so come early to get a nice spot. The west campground has 30/50 amp service while the east camp only has 30AMP, no sewer in either camp but convenient dump station in each camp. All back-in sites with plenty of room to maneuver are on packed sand and little grass so it can get muddy during rain and you will track in a lot of sand in the RV. No vegetation between sites and very few trees for shade. They back up to the creeks but the mangroves block the view and have a picnic table and fire ring. Most sites are pretty long can easily fit the big RVs but some shorter sites as well. A lot of sites were very wide; many people had their RV on 1 side with a boat and truck next to the RV with plenty of room. All were relatively level but I would bring a couple of blocks to level; I needed a couple to level nicely. Satellite worked fine, OTA had a lot of channels as well. No Wi-Fi but hotspot and cell phone worked ok. Restrooms were Spartan, somewhat clean showers had plenty of hot water. There are plenty of pavilions, a beach for swimming, fishing, canoe rentals, a big boat ramp and several playgrounds for the kids. The really big problem in May (all summer really) is the bugs no-see-ums and mosquitoes, they will carry you away especially from sunset to sunup, so bring a lot of bug spray. We will camp here again but during the winter, hopefully the bugs are not as bad then. - KandP
Oct 2016 - $18.00
Just spent a week here in site #69 in East side. West side is closed for utility upgrade. This is a no reserve campground, so if you want a waterfront site arrive Monday through Thursday. It fills up on Fridays for the weekend. No camp hosts to clean up this week, so the bath houses were dirty. The rangers just did a resupply of paper. There is good fishing here, which is our main reason for camping here. There is a security gate. You must arrive before 6 pm to get a campsite. There is no refund so we pay for just 2 or 3 nights at a time. We had lots of mosquitoes the first night, but once the planes sprayed, they were gone on day 3. Lots of grass and some sites have shade trees. No privacy between sites. - June from Savann ahb
Mar 2016 - $18.00
This is a very nice setting for a campground. All the sites that we saw were backin/pullin. If you back in to about half the sites, the utilities are on the wrong side. If you pull in with a travel trailer or fifth wheel, you may have a problem getting the tow vehicle in or out to unhook or hookup if the sites next to you are occupied. All the sites we saw had a 30 amp and 20 amp recepticle. Some of the 30 amp recepticles were damaged, however they did come and look at one that I reported (didn't replace it though). There were several camp hosts. they did't seem to know that much about the area even though one said they had been coming there for several years. They also seemed more interested in each other and those they knew then helping someone new to the area. Despite a leash rule, the camp host in site 11 West let their cat run loose all the time and a nearby camper had their dog off leash. Not the park's fault, but the gnats were terrible the last week in March. They got through the screens on the trailer enmass. Again, not the park's fault; Verizon service said 4G, but speed was consistently 1-2mbs. - trailertraveler