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“Best Campground in Miami” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Larry and Penny Thompson Park

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12451 Southwest 184 Street, Miami, FL 33177   |  
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Ranked #11 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Miami
Miami, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Best Campground in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Stayed at campground over a month in three seperate stays. After visiting several campgrounds in Miami, this is my favorite.

PROS
Bathroom and laundry facilities very clean.
Camper pads are very spacious.
Angle of pads allows unobstructed view of surrounding scenery in some spots (outer pod 1)
Friendly staff in office.
Campers seem to be more of a community and helpful to each other than in other Miami parks.
Varied wildlife on trails.
Private vendor provides gas service at reasonable price during season.
Close to grocery store, gas, and fast food.
Clothes lines outside laundry room.
Good walking / running trails inside campground and in adjoining park.

CONS
Unheated pool.
Occasional noise from surrounding community.
Staff encourages informal registration which resulted me in getting bumped once.
Litter in campground.

Room Tip: If you want an unobstructed view of surrounding park go for pod one sites 10-15.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

This is a great RV campground in Miami. It's run by the county. Place is pristine, bathrooms are super clean, pool is great. Big paved sites. Highly recommended.

Very close to expressways so can easily get to places. 24hr security so feel safe.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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warrenton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Dogs allowed in camper area, but not 'tent camping area'. How annoying. Found out after we paid for a week of tent camping.
Set up in the back right corner behind the trees to hide the dog. It worked, but had to listen to the middle school have gym class outside all day. Pool was freezing. Seemed to cater to the 65+ crowd and 12 and under.

Room Tip: Not near the back fence! Kids band practice and gym class.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Miramar, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Just left Larry and Penny Thompson Park Campground. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely be returning in a couple of months. Campground is clean and manicured. Full hook up and 50 amp power. We were happy and our comvee was happy! :D

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

close to the zoo, nice grounds, clean. surprising quiet and peaceful even though you are in Miami!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

Absolutely loved the campground and park. Great service, clean park, inexpensive. I did have a tackle box stolen one night while we were out to eat, but everyone working there helped me look for it and they were very helpful. The location is great too, a short drive to Miami Zoo, Miami beach, and the keys. Fishing in the canals is also great for Snook, Tarpon, and Peacock bass. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

This RV and recreation park is located in South Miami. Its a beautiful 275 acre RV park with full RV hook-up and sites for tent camping.

The park is filled with tropical trees and plants and has plenty of room for even the largest rigs. the park is near the Miami Metro ZOO.

It features wide roads, bike trails, water slide, man made beach, picnic area, shower houses, meeting rooms and on site security after hours.

Its a great place to stop for a few days before heading down into the keys. Its about a 2.5 hour drive to Key West.

The staff is friendly and the park is very clean. The park manager is a young man that is very quick to respond to problems.

I was originally assigned to a site that had a defect in the electric box. I called the office and before I could get off the phone he was was standing there with an electrician attempting to fix the problem.

No on-line registration seems to be available. Call 305-232-1049 or email L&Pcampground@MiamiDade.gov for info.

$25 per day for full hook up.

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Address: 12451 Southwest 184 Street, Miami, FL 33177
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
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Ranked #11 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Miami
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