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Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake

Orlando, Florida


3401 S Hiawassee Rd
Orlando, Florida 32835
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Sites: 41
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 28.50675
Longitude: -81.48464

Elevation: 145' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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72 Reviews

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

First off, would stay here again: Great value and great location and great accessibility! We were 3.8 miles from the back entrance to Universal, so never had to get on I-4, even to get to Disney or International Blvd. Staff were outstanding and very helpful. We arrived late and someone was in our site. We set up in another vacant site for the night. When I went to office to see what was what they tried very hard to rearrange reservations so we would not have to move. We had to move anyway, but I appreciated the effort. We were here in rainy afternoon thunderstorm season, so grass was uncut and park had a general overall unkempt appearance. However there was no trash laying around so I feel they were making the best of the situation. They have two bat colonies for mosquito control, but the mosquitoes were winning. I fogged my site so could sit out for awhile on two evenings. Roads, site layout and Bathrooms were my only true disappointments. In the RV site loop the sites are laid out in curvy swaths to maximize space. The road is very narrow and impossible to keep long rigs completely on the road. Erosion has created several pot holes and it is very bumpy getting through. Plus the loop is one way, we were 3rd site in but had to drive quarter mile loop to get out, on bumpy road. Secondly site are generally not level, side-to-side so leveling is essential. The pad is concrete and poured on top of the ground. The door side of camper turned out to typically be on the lower side, so after leveling side-to-side we had 5 steps in and out. I carry a portable platform for just such occasions, so we could avoid the 10" drop last step. My real disappointment was the bath house. Just one bath house for 35 sites. Built in middle of grassy area with no sidewalks to get to so one has to walk through tall uncut grass to use. No air condition door was propped open all four nights of our stay. Bathroom was clean but "aged", and I never felt 'clean'. Overall great location and easy to access everything. Within six miles of all conveniences for shopping needs. Very quiet. Spent four nights here. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 3 - Lot 3
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

The park is beautiful with lots of activities. They have a drone area which I think is awesome. The whole park is one big loop so it’s impossible to get lost. The camp grounds loops is in need of some repair and a little widening. Some site have sewer and some don’t, the interior sites seem to be the ones with sewer. Our site was very slanted and it rained really heavy while there so all the water drained thru our site. Everything we had outside got covered in water, mud and dirt. The tree cover was awesome very shaded and cool, the toilet/ showers were OK, nothing amazing but they were very clean and well maintained. I would go back here. Try and get interior sites. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ideal place to stay if going to Universal.

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Review Count: 483
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 138

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, Orlando, Florida We have not stayed at this park before in Orlando and glad we did for an overnight. The price was right $19 w & e and full hookups $23. There are only 36 sites in this county park located on Turkey Lake about 7 min away from Universal Theme Park. This is a great location if you want to go to Universal. The park is huge with a nature trail, bike trail and an 18 hole disc golf course. On the bike trail we rode by primitive tent sites, softball fields, boat dock, swimming pool, fishing pier, volleyball courts, children's farm with horses, donkey etc and a very impressive playground. The road in the campground needs to be redone and there were raccoons roaming around but it was a great stay. The women working at the registration center were friendly and informative. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Value! Value! Value! Beautiful park with amazing scenery. Peaceful and can’t believe the price. Only stayed one night passing through but definitely come back.

Great location to visit Orlando sites. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

A great location near Orlando attractions. The park is lovely and there is lots of open areas for taking walks. Lots of trees. Park campground, however is looking a bit tired - although electric and water were very good. Our biggest issue is that many of the sites (all have NARROW concrete pads) are way off level. Our site (20) was off front to back and side to side, so our automatic levelers wouldn't work. Site 21 had the same issue. Campground is quite a walk from the entry gate (secured at night). If you plan to use Uber after hours, they won't be able to pick you up at your site. We ended up taking the RV out for our dinner meeting. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

A nice inexpensive place to stay in Orlando. This is a large city park that also has a campground. There are 36 sites, all back-in. 14 have full hook-up, the others just water and electric. Dump station on the way out. If you want a full hook-up site make reservations early. Pretty nice bathrooms, seem to be cleaned every day. Most pads are cement and some are very sloped front to back. Our 5th wheel front jacks were out as far as they would go, plus I had about 6" of wood under them. Turns are tight but there were a couple long class As in here. Nice disc golf course, 2 1/2 mile long blacktop bike path, very large swimming pool, picnic pavilions, fishing, and even a drone zone. All these are open to the public. Some minor highway noise from the nearby Florida Turnpike. Verizon and AT&T signal 1 to 2 bars in campground. Nice laundry with 4 washers and dryers. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Universal Studios 10 minutes away. Disney World 30 minutes away. Park closes to the public at 7:00 PM but all campers have a gate code to come and go as you please.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Not bad for the price. Not big rig friendly, but I managed. The city park is well maintained but the RV section is in considerable disrepair. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring an extra step. The site was very uneven. Even after emptying the air bags, my step was way too far off the ground after leveling.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Great location and great value. Only a few sites with full hook ups. Love the park and the facilities and would stay here again. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
13
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to Universal Studios, grocery store and great restaurants.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Nice find in theme park central. Quiet park less than 3 miles to Universal Studios, the reason for our visit. RV park is well separated from activities providing privacy and quiet. Roughly 1/2 the sites are fhu, rest are electric and water. Dump station at end of rv loop. Sites can be challenging to enter, roads are narrow with many trees. Sites are concrete pads, flat but not level, many rigs parked with wheels off the ground. Many big rigs in park prove that it can be done. No wifi but most sites were satellite friendly. Clean bathrooms with showers and good laundry room, washers $1.25, dryers $1. Sadly, an abundance of cigarette butt litter. Given the price and the solitude, we will definitely stay again when in the area. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Universal Studios and other attractions. Publix less than a mile. Nice paved walk along Turkey Lake (dog owners should assume the presence of alligators in any body of water in Florida).

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is such a great park at a great price in a great location. It is within a mile of the city limits but feels like you're in a rural area. The campground sits back 3/4 mile off Hiawaaaee Road. The utilities are well placed. Most sites have concrete. There is space between sites and most are shaded. The laundry has four washers and dryers and are only $1.25. You hear a bit of noise from the turnpike but it's minimal. You will likely notice the sound of the fireworks from Universal more. It's close to I4 although we avoided it with the construction. Taking Turkey Lake Rd when you head south is a nice way to avoid traffic. My only complaint is that this park is called by rivers "the Bill Frederick shuffle". We had to move 4 times in 17 days and we reserved our site fivw months before arrival. Some sites (7) is very unlevel from front to back. I saw several small travel trailers on level sites while 35-45' RVs and 5th wheels were on unlevel sites. It's much easier for a small unit to level up on an unlevel spot. Parks should consider this when planning reservations. I consider myself lucky to even have a spot here. I would definitely stay again. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7 9 31 5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Park is very quiet, has lots of places to hike and explore. Sites are relatively level with cement pads. Campground is big rig friendly. Very close to the parks and Orange County Convention Center. This is a gated park in a very nice area of Orland with lots of shopping and restaurants close by. Registered campers are provided a gate code to enter and exit after hours since the gate is not manned off hours. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a gated park where after hours you have to use a code to enter & exit. The gate is manned during the daytime hours. If arriving after 4 PM make sure you contact the park office to receive the clad to enter the park since the gate will be closed when you arrive.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived after 5 pm; the gate was closed and no instructions as to how to enter. Another camper came up behind us and punched in the code. Seems to me the park should have suggested we call to get the code if we were going to be late. Also, the road in the camp ground is quite narrow and difficult for large RVs and motor homes. We saw one RV maneuver for quite awhile to get into one site. On the plus side, the entire park -- not just the camp ground -- is the best maintained of any location I've visited and has plenty of trees. The camp ground bathrooms/showers are a little step up from the usual but nothing special. The entrance and exit roads do not have stop signs, so there's nothing to bring you to a complete stop (however, speed bumps will slow you down) unless something happens in front of you. There is a camp ground fence preventing you from getting to Turkey Lake next door, but you can walk or drive to sites in the park that do have access. There is constant highway noise, but more like Traffic Muzak than blaring annoyances. And we had 2 Great-horned Owls hooting up a storm next to our site! We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Have stayed at most of the CGs in this area and like this one the best. Beautiful county park with the camping in the back of the park near the lake. Nice walking trails, very shady and quiet despite its location in a urban area. We choose this CG since it was only 10 miles from the Amway Center in Orlando. Roads are a little narrow but no problem for our 31 ft Class A MH with a toad. Over the air antenna pulled in 69 channels. To many trees for Sat. Many sites not level so used leveling blocks. Plenty of room between sites. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great value for the location. The campground is located in the rear of the park and the roads are a bit narrow. Many of the sites are shaded with lots of trees. Verizon cell service was very good. Facilities were decent and the staff was very friendly. We used this location for a couple nights before heading into Disney. We would return. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here in a 21ft travel trailer. The site was mostly quiet and the people were very friendly. They have full hook ups available, but we didn't have sewer on our site. There is a good amount of space between sites. You can't beat the price for Orlando! We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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