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Otter Springs Park and Campground

Trenton, Florida


6470 SW 80th Ave
Trenton, Florida 32693
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 29.64109
Longitude: -82.94016

Elevation: 28' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
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 yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • 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 ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • 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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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Otter Springs Campground for two weeks and enjoyed the beautiful grounds with the huge live oak trees. The park is huge with lots of hiking trails, including one that goes to the Suwanee River. There are a few full-time sites here, but they all seem to maintain them nicely with not a huge amount of junk around them. The sites are very strange in that you could possibly find yourself back to back with another rig with only a power pole in between to separate you and then you may be facing the front door of your other neighbor so not that great for privacy if you happened to get into a full campground situation. While we were there, the hosts seemed to space the campers nicely, by only renting the sites facing in the same direction to prevent that problem. After a few days, we decided to stay longer and had to move to another site. We walked to each available site to assess whether or not our 40 foot 5th wheel would fit. We found the perfect site, but it wasn't easy to get into. One of the camp hosts had us drive through her site so that we could come straight into the site as there were a lot of obstacles if you were turning in from the road (trees, power boxes, fire rings). Once we settled in at that spot, we were very happy with it and enjoyed the rest of our stay. We had excellent AT&T service here, but Verizon Mifi only had one bar. The park has wifi, but it seemed slow when we tried it. We didn't use the pool, although it looked very nice in a large, screened-in building. The one set of washer/dryers I looked at were rusty looking and I held off washing clothes until our next stop. This is a rustic campground, but very quiet (especially during the week) and the setting is awesome! We would definitely come back here in the future. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Manatee Springs State Park is beautiful and Cedar Key is a fun destination. Otter Springs has a small, but pretty spring that you can swim in if you desire.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

They give discounts to military retirees and disabled military. Indoor swimming pool, meeting room, a conference center and of course the springs. Quiet park, good utilities, level sites and lots of shade. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18 and 26
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

The first few days was OK. Memorial weekend was a disaster. On Thursday they moved in a huge tent city with close to 100 Haitian migrant workers. They were transported in by bus. You couldn't get in the bath rooms - men sitting in chairs and on ground all in the building. They got off bus and went directly to swimming pool. Filthy in their work clothes jumped into pool. We thought this was a quiet family oriented park. We were stuck here, couldn't find another place because of the holiday weekend. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Poorly organized and poorly run. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
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Review Count: 392
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This park is a work in progress, having been taken over by a veteran's support group last year. Sites are close and dirt, access is via a narrow sand lane. The attendant who sent us to our site didn't know what side the power was on so we had to drive through a site to turn around and enter from the other direction. Power, water and sewer connections were all satisfactory. Do not try to take a big rig to the end of the main loop and turn around since trees are in the way and way to tight to turn. We walked the route after finding the site with utilities on the wrong side. We will not return to this park. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a rustic campground in a beautiful, rural area of northern Florida. We enjoyed the Live Oak canopy, walking trails and abundant wildlife. TV reception was poor, but our phone and data connection were strong. Sites are a bit too close together for our liking, but the surroundings made up for it. There's ample shopping within a short drive.

If you're driving a big rig, take the time to walk to your site first. It's big rig friendly, but the office staff don't necessarily understand big rig dynamics, and the route they told us to take proved impossible. That said, all of the staff were friendly and helpful. We would happily stay here again. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping: There's a Winn-Dixie, Walmart and large produce stand in Chieftan, about nine miles away.

Things to Do: There's a paved Florida Nature Trail within biking distance, the Andrews Wildlife Management Area nearby, and several other natural springs.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great park. We go here at least once or twice a year. Nice campsites. Nice hiking. A swimmng pool. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Shop in Chiefland.

Hiking, biking, stargazing, birdwatching, swimming.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

If you want quiet and solitude, this is the place to be. We just planned to stopover for the night, but plan to stay at least one more day, maybe more. In Feb, this seems to be a very under utilized place. Very nice inside screened pool, 2 washers, 2 dryers at bathhouse next to pool. There may be others. $21.75 with Good Sam discount. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

County park has a great staff. Clean & uncrowded. No screening between sites, so if the park were full neighbors would be uncomfortably close. Great biking trails. One mile hike to the Suwannee, or paddle down the Otter Spring run. Price reflects buy 6 nights get 1 free; next time I will join Escapees for 50% discount. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We've been visiting this park for the last 3-4 years, because you can get into it, unlike our state park. The park is rural, and off the beaten path but, we like that! They have been steadily improving it. The road is now paved, and now they even take credit cards. This is real camping in rustic Florida. And yes, there are bugs. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Great campground! The only negative I have is the fact that roads are not paved so campground was very dusty while we were there. Nice indoor pool, great hiking trails that are well-maintained leading to the Suwannee River. Springs are pretty with lots of birds including Pileated Woodpeckers. We will definitely include this park in our list of favorites and will camp here again. Rate reflects a Passport America discount. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This is a campground within a county park, and we used it as a base camp for four days. We arrived when the narrow entrance road was being repaved. Extreme care had to be used in order to negotiate a motorhome around construction equipment. Once we took a look at the place we would have turned around and left had it not been for the repaving project. We were trapped, so we decided to stay. The majority of the loose, sandy, grassy sites are very tight. They are tight because of a back-in and pull-in arrangement with a side by side utility pedestal. We think the place would feel very crowded if just half full. The unmaintained very narrow access roads are packed sand and are dusty when dry. The sites are beneath the canopy of tall trees with a few openings. So there is plenty of shade. We had a site allowing us to get satellite TV, and Verizon 3G reception was very good. Otter Springs is a short walk away, and we found it not to be good for swimming. There is a large screened heated pool within the campground. It is an excellent facility for swimming. The recreation building is run down and non-functional for any practical purpose. We will not stay here again. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We signed up for a month. After being here for just a week, we have extended and will be staying for 3 months. We are very impressed by the cleanliness of the park, the bath houses, the pool house, etc. The recreation building is stocked with books/magazines, exercise equipment, etc. The park is an easy 2 mile ride to the Florida Nature Coast Bicycle Trail. There are numerous hiking trails down to the Suwanee River which are well maintained and proved to be great for birding. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We just returned from a five day/four night stay. This is a county, Gilchrist park. It appeared the main road leading into the park has recently been paved. Upon check in, the staff was friendly and offered information on upcoming events in the park. The park is very well maintained. Many of the sites are pull in. There was still plenty of room to unhook and move around. There are trees everywhere, but had we had no problem negotiating with our 36' travel trailer. The heated pool was a big hit with our kids. We are already making plans to return. Note, if you use GPS to get to the park, it will more than likely lead down a bumpy dirt road. There are some low hanging branches which can be navigated. It is best to stay on CR 232 until you get to the sign marking the park entrance. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

The term "resort" seems to be an overstatement. There is rarely anyone at the office (though a phone number is posted). I wasn't the only one puzzled upon arrival. I finally found a maintenance man on a golf cart to help me. While he was driving me back to my car after finding a site, we encountered four large RVs that had evidently just arrived. The driver of the front one asked him, "Where am I going?" and the maintenance man said, "Well, where are you headed?" and the RV driver, clearly put out, said "I don't know! There's nobody at the office!" No way to know what sites are available. The maintenance man took me to my car, parked outside the empty office, went in and got campground maps for everyone, and went back to help the RVers. FYI, just pick a spot: if it's empty, it's yours. There is a pool, but the door is locked (at least in March, though it was 75 degrees out), with a sign on it saying that if you want to swim, find an employee to unlock the door and uncover the pool. Many of the sites were visibly unlevel. Campground residents were oddly unfriendly (with the exception of the maintenance man and a volunteer employee). There is no check-out time on their rule sheet. I asked the volunteer about that and he asked me when I wanted to leave? He indicated that as long as it was before dark, it was fine. The dirt section of road that you must traverse is hard packed sand: after 12 hours of rain, it stayed firm and flat. The problem is the short distance of pavement between the dirt road and the "resort." The best way to avoid potholes so deep you could fish in them is to drive with one side's tires on the grass next to the road: you'll have to switch sides halfway there, but it will be mostly smooth for you. The spring was flooded so I can't rate this place for scenery. I imagine it is very nice. I was in site 101, which was level and would have had a nice view of the spring, being on the outside loop. Given all the great campgrounds in the vicinity (Manatee Springs SP, for example), I will not return to this one again. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent value in a very scenic, peaceful spot. Nothing is paved, so we had anxious moments pulling in along sandy roads. We also studied the sites carefully to choose a spot large enough for us. There are a few sites that will accommodate big rigs, but the lovely trees make access a challenge. Recently acquired by the county, we felt they did a good job of operating the facility. The large indoor pool was exceptional and the spring is lush and a treat to see. The bath house was old, but clean. Laundry facilities were housed under a covered porch and were very old as well. We would stay again, after checking on number of sites available for big rigs. We camped at Otter Springs Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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