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40 RV Parks near Ellenton, Florida
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
Oct 2017 - $35.00
This is a very clean and nice park. Has a great location on 301. The manager was very helpful with any questions I had. The park is older but is kept up nicely. Has shade spots for RV's. No crime problems while I stayed there. Will definitely stay again next year! - Betty Harris
Sep 2017 - $40.00
Older park, new management, updated facilities. Close to Walmart. Shopping within walking distance, outlet mall a short drive. Friendly atmosphere with WiFi. Staff was helpful. As a retired Canadian veteran and long time camper, I enjoyed my stay at Lone Oak Park for the past 5 yrs. - Doug Fitzgeraaldcamping031
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Older RV park but well maintained. Gravel sites surrounded by lawn. Some shaded and some open. Some sites are short so make sure you ask for a long site if you're in a big rig. The 50 amp plugs receptacles were installed upside down yet the power was fine. It appears that about 75% of the sites are for full timers and the remainder for transients. Nice pool and fitness room. Only 20 minutes to St. Pete beach. Rate reflects Passport America discount. We will stay here again in our motorhome if we need to visit St Pete. - lmg
Nov 2014 - $45.00
Things I liked were the Staff was very pleasant and helpful. The long term snowbirds and permanents are the priority here and they were most friendly and those we talked with raved about the place. Many have been there for years. The location of this campground is great as it is minutes to St Petersburg or Bradenton. Access for big rigs is good as the roads are paved and wide enough to maneuver. Pool and spa area is beautiful and virtually on the water with magnificent views. The pool was heated and very comfortable for swimming. Not so good things are short timers are not the priority here. Sites are not so level. I needed to drag out the blocks to lift the front end higher. Each site has a slab for outside sitting, and some were in pretty shabby condition. Picnic tables are real rough as they appear many years old, and do not appear to have ever seen any paint. Visual appeal for our site was less than ideal. The dumpsters were not in some remote part of the campground as is typical in most. We were located across the road from dumpsters and storage areas. We spent two weeks watching everyone arrive daily, often in noisy trucks, to dump their trash in the dumpster. It was a lot of undesired noise and an unsightly view. But only a few sites in the 40?s numbers are subject to this. The spa was not working during our stay. WIFI signal was strong at our site 43 however the bandwidth was poor. We heard others comment on how poor the WIFI worked. Cable is not ?turned on? at any given site. We were told we must go in town and contact Brighthouse to have cable turned on at our site. I assume at our cost. We did not pursue having it turned on. TV Reception was not so good for us. Most evening TV shows we were used to were unavailable. - Denny Pike
Feb 2013 - $28.00
Nice enough RV park, typical snowbird park. Sites are tight, the back in's in the center are literally back to back RV's. The pool and hot tub were operational, clean, and nice. The game room was seldom if ever used while we were there, 2 free pool tables, and a ping pong table. We didn't take in the breakfast meals, or other things they had, but heard good reviews. This is mostly a snowbird location, has nice older large trees and shade, electric/water/sewage was not a problem all worked well. Very good restaurant within walking distance (just watch the traffic while crossing). The rate reflects a monthly rate, would definitely stay here again. - Robnmo
Feb 2018 - $46.00
As everyone else has stated, the owners and staff at this park are amazing; friendly, personable and very helpful. There are a lot of long term residents which is a personal preference as to being positive or negative. The sites are nicely shaded but the problem there is the constant need of car washing and rig cleaning. I think my biggest complaint is that the "resort" amenities, the small pool, laundry and clubhouse, all close at 5:00. So no evening swims, which we enjoy so as to avoid the sunburn. At the price charged for this park, one would expect more. Or at least longer access hours. There can be quite a bit of traffic noise as well, one Saturday night it sounded like Nascar racing was going on. When the dumpsters get emptied (several times each week) it make an awful noise...most people may respond "well, duh" but this is beyond anything I've ever heard before. For a couple of nights stay this park would be great. I don't think I would stay longer at the prices they currently have. Our rate is based on a 30 day stay. - Nalbea
Feb 2018 - $60.00
Clean park, not a lot of privacy. Staff is very nice and helpful. Lots of snowbirds. - GennyandBode
Feb 2018 - $60.00
Fantastic RV park. Long, wide sites. Electric, water, sewer all on driver's side of vehicle. Some trees. No Permanents. All sites clean and well kept up. Paved roads. Escort to site. Within 2 miles of groceries, drug stores, Interstate 75, restaurants, but located in woods with no development next door. Actually I shouldn't be telling you how great it is because you will take all of the sites and not leave any for me! - RonH999
Mar 2018 - $32.00
Finally, a place that knows how to set up a shower that doesn't spray your dry clothes and towel nor does it wet the floor of your changing area. Kudos. The bathroom was so clean that I found myself wiping down the sink after use. There is a pool, shuffle board, tennis courts and other outdoor activities, although I never had time to use any of them. Residents were friendly. The RVs are mostly set up on a sort-of "island" with plenty of trees to give it an outdoorsy feel and a pond next to it. A sign warns visitors not to feed or "molest" the alligators in the pond. Now, I understand about feeding the critters, but who needs to be told NOT to molest these sharp-toothed giants? Anyway, the park is clean and well kept, the price is reasonable and the wifi worked great. Community tools (I needed a ladder) are available. The only drawbacks: I got lost driving and called for help, but no one's in the office on weekends. How can you offer RV sites and not be open then? When I finally arrived, there was no "greeting sheet" with site #, wifi password or code to the mens bathroom. Management apologized about that later. I'd return. - John_K
Jan 2013 - $32.00
What makes this park a great place to stop or to spend the Winter here is the people. From the office on down, friendly folks and a well organized park with plenty of things going on and lots to do. I would come back here again, but two things bothered me while here. The "Orange Juice Special" in back of the park. About 5 times a day this train comes by blowing and blowing the horn mainly because there are 3 crossings near by. And, to a lesser extent, US 41 in front with highway noise. Never-the-less, great park, you will enjoy your stay. - retiredblade
Mar 2010 - $25.00
This is a 55+ park. Paved roads, grass sites with patios and table. Many park models with RV spaces scattered about. They have an “Island” section with shade, water and electric only. Friendly staff and residents. Nice recreation/multi-use hall with a varied selection of activities. No cable TV but open sites for satellite TV. Most sites are 30 amp. Train tracks behind park but not many trains use it. Did not use Wi-Fi, Verizon air card worked OK. I marked this park down as it suffers from low voltage (113-114 usually and down to 105-107 volts) as demand increases in the park. Rate shown is based on monthly rate. - nmmotorhome
Feb 2018 - $1.00
Very nice park in 1970. Everything is too small for the number of sites. 2 shuffleboards, 2 pool tables, 1/2 court basketball - that's it for sports. Clubhouse seats 80, 200 sites. You climb over each other. Nice small pool. Has a '50s neglected vibe but there's a lot of man-made noise, leaf blowers at 8AM, 24 hour train is 1/8 mile. Heavy bugs with no control and you can't pitch a bugscreen porch. No internet. And, alas, the park is a 45 minute drive to anywhere. We moved on. - sprchief
Feb 2018 - $58.00
We stayed in this park for 3 days to fill in a gap in our winter reservations. Located outside Palmetto in a country location. Not close to shopping or any restaurants. There is a dollar store at the end of the road for supplies. Decent park. Bathhouse is clean and in good repair. Laundry room is screened in room, which makes sense for Florida. Park has an old Florida feel to it as there are many, many trees in the park with hanging moss. The leaves were falling in buckets. Staff were tending to them, but loosing the battle. Trees are trimmed and should not scratch even the biggest rigs. Streets are a bit narrow, but most are designated at one-way. Most streets are paved, but some outlying areas are not paved or gravel. Sites on paved roads have a small cement patio and a picnic table. Sites are level and connections for power, sewer, and water are at the back of the site. Some outlying sites lack sewer connection, but mobile dumps are available. No cable TV, but over-the-air channels are plentiful and signal is good for most. Satellite reception would be possible for some, but not all sites because of trees. Wi fi reception has been decent. Most sites are seasonal. Staff and residents are outgoing and very friendly. Lots of activities on schedule. Escort to site helped us get backed in and was very helpful. The first site we were taken to had only one 50 amp outlet which was being used by the neighbor. It also lacked sewer. Escort called office and found another site that had 50 amp and sewer. It was listed as a 36' site, but we had enough room for our 38' coach with toad parked on an angle. We would stay here again for a short term visit, but location is not convenient for a seasonal stay. - RagTopDay
Jan 2018 - $65.00
Nice, clean park with a lot of activities during the week. It is in a very rural area about 6 miles to the store but takes a long time to get to the beach. There are several permanent residents and many snowbirds that come every year. We stayed 5 nights and were not part of the group but the people were really nice. This is a very expensive area to camp. - Red dog mom
Mar 2017 - $40.00
My parents have stayed as snowbirds in this park for 10+ years. My husband and I have traveled down here to visit them each year for all 10 years at different times of the winter. We have never had a bad stay. The pool is always warm and clean. The restrooms are clean with plenty of hot water. The laundry room is well equipped. There is shuffle board, bocce, BINGO, cards, dominos, other game nights if you are interested. there are other social events and everyone is always made to feel welcome but never pushed to join if not interested. The people are very friendly and warm. Fiesta Grove is a fun park I would highly recommend and hope to use when I retire! - RVr4L1fe
May 2015 - $15.00
We stayed here for 9 months developing our RV inspection business. It was cheaper than most for winter rates, but you get what you pay for. For a full time RVer my impression is this is an old park model park for snowbirds. This makes it tough for the bigger RVs to get into. If management is there, they will help you get in.
In the busy season there are vehicles everywhere. With the tight roads navigating the park can be a challenge.
The sites have minimal asphalt and it is mostly old and deteriorating. Most sites slope from back to front with sewer located in the back. The grass is mostly weeds and there are lots of ants. Sitting out most times of the year is difficult due to mosquitoes and no-see-ums.
Water pressure is good and the free Wi-Fi, outside of the busy season, is adequate.
You are at least 30 minutes from the beach depending on traffic. The closest grocery store is 7 miles away. There is a Dollar General about a half mile away.
The park is located right next to train tracks. I counted anywhere from two to ten trains a day with excessive whistle blowing as the train crosses Bayshore Rd. If you are hard of hearing the vibrations will alert you to their presence. LOL
Rates: Yearly $344/mo plus electric, monthly in the busy season is $772, $399 out of the busy season. Nightly is $39/nt in season, $30 out of season. - Howard Jaros
May 2015 - $15.00
Recently new managers have done a great job of improving this park. Very clean, well kept, and friendly, helpful staff. Wifi worked excellent.
We would definitely stay here again. - dagopapa
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