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83 RV Parks near University, Florida
We did however find 83 campgrounds within 25 miles of University. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near University in the left hand column.
Mar 2019 - $52.00
Was OK for a few nights. Most of the place is long term residents. Pool area was nice, looked relatively new. Parking pad was grass with a small concrete pad to setup table & chairs. Stipulated that you not park on the pad as the RV weight would break the pad and you'd be responsible for the repairs. This had happened to the spot where we parked, but the pad had NOT been repaired. - ThorHurricane
Jan 2019 - $1.00
Parked in mud. Had to put boards under wheels to get out. Another class A had same problem. I was 6 inches in with parking. Again boards under wheels to get out. Load of gravel would help immensely. Part of trails collection thousand trails. Lot of permanent residents. - Tampajohn
Jan 2018 - $56.00
Like most Encore parks, this is an RV resort, NOT a campground. Many parks in Florida are designed for the multitude of snowbirds that come down from the cold, frigid north. They don't have very many spaces for transient customers, but that's really to be expected in this part of the country in the winter! We needed a night to fill in our stay at a nearby state park because we couldn't plan far enough in advance. This worked, but just barely. Because of our size, it was a challenge to get into our space. Fortunately for us the site was wide, because the roads in the park are narrow. Not much room to back up a 45' fifth wheel, but we managed. Restrooms were clean, and the park was very tidy. We wouldn't choose to come here again, but because we had an activity planned and needed to stay in the area we were glad it was available for the one day we needed it. - Denise and Glenn
Feb 2019 - $1.00
This is an Encore park, so zero cost for our TT plan. Glad of that as we would be unhappy if the was costing us. Roads all blacktop, but some tight turns. Site numbers start at one and stop a 591. While driving around, I am guessing that there are 30 (??) sites for RV's. Those are all back-ins, and in one area. We are (not in that area) in between a single wide mobile home and the bathrooms & dumpster. Have not visited the bathrooms, but there are folks cleaning every day. I am surprised that many of the permanent residents use the bath house. Just about every mobile home has a carport. Took me 30 minutes to back into my site (with the help of worker and two residents). Very tight to put a 40' into designated site. I carry a second fresh water hose, as the 25' did not make it to the water spicket, shared with another mobile-home. The good news is that the over/air was good (ABC,NBC,CBS). Tampa towers not far. Long term residents can have Spectrum cable hooked up. Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, beer and liquor stores close. Plenty of restaurants on the main Hwy (Route 19). Route 19 has heavy traffic in the morning and afternoon. Nice pool and club house. Here during an 8 day heat wave, as daily temps above 80, up to 85 and humid. Plenty of 50 amp, as A/C's ran all day. Met many friendly neighbors. Parked car on side of MH, just enough room. - Long Island Mac
Nov 2018 - $28.00
Friendly personnel, paved sites with a bit of grass and trees, close to others but private, paved roads, laundry sites close by, pool and billiards, group activities available. Close to nice beaches. Grocery store one block away. Greek restaurants! - Bwest
Oct 2017 - $35.00
Nasty Place, Stay Away! We never even stayed there because of what happened when we pulled in! We arrived at night and my wife had to use the restroom so I dropped her off and went to check in. Three minutes later she came running up to me and said, "we are leaving, this place is disgusting!" She said the man who lived next to the bathroom, a huge man with no shirt on and a ton of junk in his lot, looked her up and down as she was entering the restroom. Then, while she was in there, she heard him make comments about her nice body to his friends and that he'd like to "do her" (he used a much more explicit term.) I guess there were a bunch of them drinking with this guy and so sex talk started. My poor wife was shaking. While she was being sexually harassed in the bathroom, I had driven around and the place is a DUMP and so we got the heck out of there. Lot's of long timers with junk in the yard, broken down old cars, etc. No pool, narrow lots and in a bad neighborhood. Seriously? HOW this place is listed on Good Sam is beyond me. To make matters worse, we stopped at a 7-11 about a block away to park for a moment to find another RV park to go to. A guy came up to our window and asked what kind of high we were looking for. Stay away...nasty people, nasty place!I wouldn't take children either...I can't imagine what I would have done if that guy had approached my daughter. So if your travel with your wife and kids, find a park without perverts and drunks. - Travelin Mac
Jan 2017 - $29.00
If you're looking for Yogi or KOA, this ain't it. These people live here and work hard and keep to themselves and are polite enough. Our fiver barely fit in our site, next to an even bigger fiver. But the staff is nice enough and it's very convenient to a mall and several other shopping centers. There was a hole on our site when we moved in. We mentioned it to an office worker and there was a guy here with a wheel barrow full of mulch that day. And they were trying to catch the guy who wasn't cleaning up after his dog. A fair price for a convenient stay in season. - melissabrvs
May 2015 - $30.00
I Do Not Recommend this RV park to anyone. First of all it's located in a really sketchy part of Tampa. We were there for 3 months. Our first month, during the daylight hours, we caught 3 local kids stealing one of our bikes, got it back that time, but a week later, they came back and cut the locks off both our bikes and took both of them. These kids continued to come back over and over. Also managing to steal other RVers bikes.
When it first happen, the acting manager said and I quote, "I can't be outside 24/7." Excuse me? Im sorry, but that is the wrong answer to tell your customers who pay quite a bit to stay in your not very attractive RV park. The people who run this place really don't care if anyone steals your stuff. I didn't even get an I'm sorry that happened to you.
This place is not your typical RV park. There are long term residents, its across the street from a family dollar. Its near Busch Gardens and a lot of businesses. Thats about the only thing it has going for it. The bathrooms are ok, however the stall doors are right in your face when you sit down. The laundry room is located in between the bathrooms. 2 out of 4 washers don't work and 2 of 3 dryers do work. There's no pool either. They also charge for electric.
I will never ever stay here again. If you decide to stay, its def going to be at your own risk and don't have any expectations. - Ellie Q
Mar 2018 - $28.00
Old park built when RVs were smaller, so sites are barely adequate for larger rigs. Sites are dirt and grass. Ours was level and easy to access. Location is good for access to Temple Terrace, New Tampa, and Brandon, which is what we needed. Electric amperage was marginal (tripped circuit breaker once) and WIFI was fair to poor. Sewer connection was old style with no threads on pipe. Park was pleasantly quiet. - ramblin' vagabonds
Jan 2018 - $43.00
They didn't advertise as 55+, but they really are. They let us stay for the weekend for the RV show. Park is small, yet well kept, plenty of shade. They we're full for the weekend, and we had some issues with power. Temperatures were in the 50s; just planned on using the heat pumps and didn't fill the propane. About 10 pm the surge protector in our rig got low voltage from the pedestal, Second night things went okay until 4am. Would definitely ask about how full the park is especially during summer. - Some guy
Nov 2017 - $30.00
This trailer park used to be very trashy years ago. Has been cleaned up somewhat. Sites not level, close together, barely enough room for tow vehicle. Much knit picking by permanent tenants(majority of park). Laundry facility not worth using...dryers are just slot machines! Will not revisit! - Cat Woods
Jan 2017 - $36.00
The front desk lady came after hours and helped us into our site and was so sweet. Narrow roads but service was top notch!!! Much needed work going on. Great changes to come - Lo-67
Jan 2017 - $30.00
We stayed there in Feb because it was close to FL state fairgrounds. Office was closed when we arrived. No paperwork was left for us after traveling 9 hours this was disappointing! One of the residents told us where to park til Monday morning! Nasty front desk personnel. Deshelved used profanity. Couldn't find my reservation! We had a conformation #! We would never stay there again! I don't know who is in charge but not worth the stress! - Ginny1974
Mar 2016 - $20.00
Where do I start. Their internet ad is VERY misleading. There is NO Cable available for Short stays. (Management says the local cable company can hook you up for a month AT YOUR COST) , we are only staying for two weeks. Next, WiFi available, WRONG. WiFi is available if you go to their office, but not in you RV. The campgrounds are old with loads of perm park models etch. Spaces for short stays are tight and stuck between two park models. Loads of trees, making sat dish useless. I highly recommend that for short stays, DON'T STAY HERE!!!!! - Capt T
Nov 2017 - $47.00
This is a retirement community with what appeared to be 100s of winter residents and maybe a few dozen sites for campers. The location is several miles off I-75 but easy to get to. There's a clean swimming pool, pool tables, meeting halls and Bingo offered the Thurs. we arrived. Everyone we met was nice and welcoming; our neighbors came by to introduce themselves the day after we set up camp. Even a woman I'd describe as the community's "hospitality lady" came by to explain all the social events there, not realizing we were leaving soon. We used the bathroom/shower facilities next to the pool; they were clean. My only complaint was that the shower head was pointed at and could not be moved away from the shower curtain, so I had to be careful not to let the spray douse the floor of the area where I'd be dressing afterward. This appears to be the set-up at many camp grounds, however. The price of $47/night does not include internet; you can purchase it for $5/night or $10/three nights. At first I was ticked that I had to pay extra, but the internet service was so good that I decided I'd rather pay more for fast service than be lured in at some RV park offering "free internet" only to find out they've purchased the worst service available -- meaning, essentially, no service. I've run into this "misleading advertising" several times the past few years at smaller campgrounds. The price here was on the high side, I thought, but for the quiet, friendliness, pool and cleanliness, I'll stay here the next time we're in the area. - John_K
Jan 2017 - $45.00
Paved roads and cracked and aging cement patio under Spanish moss draped oaks. Nice woodsy setting although some traffic noise from nearby highway. Congenial office staff. Utility connections were convenient and good water pressure. Laundry was clean. Not so pet friendly. - Toltec
Feb 2016 - $28.00
The people are so friendly and activities abound. One word of caution. Don't purchase the "high speed" internet. We did and it didn't work at all. Just go to the club house and use the internet for free. - June Foster
Mar 2019 - $70.00
Spaces and tow vehicle parking is extremely tight. We felt safe but jaded in like sardines. Trees are close to your roof and drop stuff on your RV. Close to Tampa. A place to park & visit Tampa, nothing more. One would think Lazy Days could do better. - Field Trip
Mar 2019 - $60.00
We stayed here to attend Strawberry Festival. Our first time. Paved site. Nice picnic table. Level. Screened pool great temperature. Exit 10 restaurant way too expensive for what you get. Food not up to par for a resort like this. Street we were on very narrow since tow vehicles park in front of your rig. Front desk extremely pleasant and welcoming. Did not use or see restrooms and showers. No restrictions on aggressive dog breeds. Great store on site of sales area. Would definitely come back. - awesum21
Mar 2019 - $63.00
Spaces are closer than we like but they usually are. There was grassy space between the sites. Our picnic bench needed an upgrade to the poly wood. Didn’t really even want to sit on it because it looked so bad. Plenty of space to walk the dogs. We would come back. - LakeAnnaLabs
Jan 2019 - $55.00
For a large RV resort, Bay Bayou was everything we could want. The staff was great, the neighbors were friendly, and everything was in great shape, including the pool. We liked having a site on the south end of one of roads, as there was plenty of shade and space. The traffic on nearby on Hillsborough Avenue was not much of a noise problem apart from the occasional street motorcycle. The resort is very convenient for getting to Raymond James Stadium and other tourist attractions. - SportDawgs
Sep 2017 - $38.00
Price reflects weekly rate of $250. Section 12 is brand new and beautiful. Large long concrete pads and beautiful grass. Utilities are placed perfectly. They are back in sites; however, personnel is very skilled in maneuvering you into the lot. This is a super location close to Tampa and Clearwater. The other side of the park is old and needs renovation. Close lots with gravel and old electric. I would not stay anywhere except in Section 12. It was a very enjoyable stay and I will return. - Freedom Bus
May 2017 - $49.00
This is a large busy park with two distinct sections. New section on Mullet Creek is a modern model of RV Parks. It has large angled concrete pads for easy backing; unlike older section. New one-unit utility pedestals with 50 to 100 amp service to accommodate newer bigger rigs. It also has the price to go with it. Missing from this section are showers or restrooms. If patrons choose to use provided facilities, they'll have to use the restroom/shower facilities in the other older section. Restrooms and showers are always clean and neat. Older section has some permanents, but park has rules and enforces them so perms have to keep up their sites. Close to gulf beaches, Busch Gardens, Ybor City, and many other Tampa Bay attractions. Staff friendly and very helpful. Older section is a little tight for large rigs, but manageable. Traffic noise from Hillsborough Ave can be annoying, especially the sites in the rear of the park. - Rick Frazier
Mar 2019 - $65.00
The park has good spaces. Had changed management, most of the campers that came in were put in wrong spots or had to move. The park has some issues.
No lighting at entrance sign and lights we were told had been out for months; can’t see where to turn in. The park has no gates. People come in park all time; had stuff stolen in the park. There is no drainage when it rains; it is a mud hole water up to your ankles.
The pools are not heated. They close pools at dark - people like to swim late.
No lights inside park most of them don’t work.
The amenities are spread out between three different parks.
They need same amenities at each park. - Headsaid
Mar 2019 - $55.00
Nice park, that they are updating.. No cable at our site Which you think they would have calling the park a resort. Site was grass and was one of the largest. Looks like they are putting in more concrete pads. Streets are narrow but manageable. Lots of I4 noise on our side called the Palms. WiFi slow And signal ok. Lots of longer term people. Would stay again. - DFG391
Nov 2018 - $35.00
I was here back in 2017 and had to come back for a month due to our reservation elsewhere "not panning out". I was hoping for some improvement from our last stay, but did not see any. Water here is TERRIBLE. We still have to change out our water filters every two or three weeks because they get so clogged up and affect the water pressure. The ground is soft and when wet, easy to get stuck in. They are putting in some concrete pads if you want to sign a two year contract to pay them every month. The noise from I-4 gets old real fast. All day and night you can hear the traffic. I know I will never return here again. - KennyGolub
May 2017 - $18.00
Our full hookup 50 amp site was spacious, level, and had a concrete patio and concrete parking pad for our vehicle. There was no cable tv, but many stations were available with our roof antenna. We had difficulty with the WiFi and mainly used our Verizon data package. Using our phones as a hotspot, we were able to stream Netflix with our Amazon fire stick. There is a large rec hall, pavillion, heated pool, laundry, and shuffleboard. There are activities and trips offered during the winter months. The staff was friendly and helpful. - dale ellen
Dec 2016 - $30.00
We stayed for a weekend and are looking forward to coming back and staying longer. The park is under new management and they couldn't be more helpful and friendly. The pool is huge and clean (and heated). The other residents are super friendly. Really looking forward to making River Palm a regular stop. - joe1158
Nov 2016 - $35.00
Stayed here last year and did not plan to come back but we heard park was under new management so decided to give it a try. Last year management was rude, discourteous, snippy at best...they acted as if they really did not want RV'ers around. This year, new management was great! Friendly, receptive, helpful! When all winter permanent residents arrived management was replaced by the same unreceptive crew! Back to poor service. This is our last stay! Rigs over 35 ft. beware narrow roads. Water turned off constantly for pipe repairs. Not enough power...not getting 50 amps, no fix! Only good...nice lots...large,level, paved. - Cat Woods