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Waterville, Maine
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Over 200 campsites are organized in pods with good access to the bathrooms/laundry. Paved sites provide water/electric/sewer and the campground even has fairly regular wi-fi. The larger park provides walking/biking trails around a small lake. Florida's county parks are real gems and this Miami-Dade county park is no exception. Convenient access to both the turnpike and route 1. We are...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We are from South Africa and spending December in the USA - four adults and three children. We have had an amazing trip - one week in Orlando visiting Disney and Universal and then touring Florida in two RV's. The one planned highlight was Christmas in Miami! we planned a relaxing day at the camp letting the three youngsters spend...

1Thank Leighbl1
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Have you noticed that county/state parks generally get better reviews than comparable private parks? I’m not sure why that is. We chose this location since we wanted to visit both Everglades NP and Biscayne NP and it is more or less equidistant to both. The campground is part of a large park which includes a lake and water park (not...

2Thank specialklc
Key West
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This little known gem is an urban county park/campground in the Cutler Ridge area south of Miami. It is adjacent to Zoo Miami and close to many of the attractions in the southern part of Miami. It is about 30 miles to the Keys. The campground is spacious, clean and laid out in a manner that maximizes open space. Each...

2Thank Donauw
Panama City, Florida
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night here, and arrived late. The gate was 1/2 closed, so I had to open it to get the camper in, then I put it back when we were through. The night guard helped me pick out a spot, by having me climb on board his cart and he drive me around, nascar-style, to look at the...

1Thank tfuder
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean and quite. Tons of beautiful trails and plenty of nature. Water slide and natural beach lake. Very safe and centrally located next to the turnpike. Several restaurants, shops, gas and groceries very close by.

2Thank MarciaMagenta
brooksville, Florida, USA
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We loved this campground. We stayed in the tent area which is mostly in the shade area and near bathrooms and the pool. Next time we will go later in the season so as to take advantage of the neighboring beach and picnic area.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

While travelling around the US with kids there are two things I look for in an rv park - a pool and a playground. This RV park had advertised both along with a waterslide into a lake. You can imagine our annoyance when we pulled up to find the pool is only open on weekends and the playground and dilapidated...

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Ashville, New York
Reviewed 27 April 2016

After 4 weeks traveling and camping with my family and staying in state parks, county parks, national parks and private RV campgrounds I never felt as unwelcome as I did at Larry and Penny Thompson Park! We stayed here for 2 nights on our way to the Keys and could not wait to leave. For the most part the park...

3Thank terd-polisher
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights while passing through Miami on our way to the keys. Arriving at night was easy, except that finding the entrance off Eureka Rd was tricky in the dark. The security guard showed us to our campsite, and when we woke to find a beautifully tree-canopied park right next to Zoo Miami...it was perfect! The...

1Thank KalianaLove

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Address: 12451 SW 184th St, Miami, FL 33177-3199
Region: United States > Florida > Miami
Number of rooms: 440
Also Known As:
Larry And Penny Thompson Park Hotel Miami
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“Pods 1 through 9 only”
 of 5 bubbles 483CharlesH, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“N/A--this is a campground (not a hotel); recommend selecting a site that is closer to the showers/bathrooms if you don't want a little walk.”
 of 5 bubbles RollTide315, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you want an unobstructed view of surrounding park go for pod one sites 10-15.”
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 of 5 bubbles AirborneShodan60, 12 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Not near the back fence! Kids band practice and gym class.”
 of 5 bubbles sport_paws, 13 Dec 2011 | Read review
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