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40904 Tamiami Trail US 41, Ochopee, FL 34141
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Ochopee
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Family owned since 1971, Trail Lakes Camp Ground offers visitors the chance to spend a night or more in the heart of Big Cypress National Park! We offer tent sites, RV sites, a communal bath house for both men and women, a gift shop, a small zoo, and the headquarters of Everglades Adventure Tours-this gives you the opportunity to take guided pole boat tours, guided kayak tours, guided canoe tours, guided paddle boat tours through Big Cypress and Everglades National Park! Everglades Adventure Tours also offers kayak and canoe rentals, as well as a special chickee hut and swamp cabin camping experience. Come by and see us today!
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Route One and Beyond wrote a review Apr 2022
Key West, Florida119 contributions5 helpful votes
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A great spot to stay and explore the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve! This is my second time staying at Trail Lakes Campground. This time my niece and I rented a cabin. It was perfect! A bed, AC and Mother Nature. We sat outside at night next to a campfire, watching the night sky & listening to natures sounds. During the day we explored the campground keeping an eye out for the elusive Skunkape. We watch others enjoying the catch and release ponds. Tent sites, rv sites, cabins and huts are available. As well as free self guided tours at Skunkape Headquarters for campers. Pole boats are other adventures are offered too. Definitely will be back again! The property is beautiful! Thank you Jack, Dave, family & staff!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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RangerMeg wrote a review Mar 2022
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Overpriced. $95 for a group of 4 people with 2 small tents. Sites were small with no water or electric. Water in the womens bath house showers didn't drain, floors were always dirty. No soap in womens rest room for the 2 days we were there. Poor cleaning and maintaining of facilities -what exactly were we paying for?
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Stephen B wrote a review Feb 2022
Hollywood, Florida3 contributions
Campground is very old Florida and the roads need to be reworked, but our camping spot was perfect for the amount of rain we had. While other camp sites were flooded and/or really wet ours was on a mound and we stayed high and dry. Many of the camp sites are not numbers so when we ask for our site number, the staff laughed and told us to "just find your RV", so I am not able to provide exact location information for our great. site. The 50 amp sites for the larger Class A RVs is right on the campgrounds southern edge looking into the Everglades, while the 30 amp sites are inside the campground away from sites to see the Everglades sunsets etc. The campground advertises WiFi & sewer, but either is available, so full service is electric & water, insure you have electrical and water hose extensions since many of the sites are located away from the electrical post and water. We stay for 3 nights in a travel trailer, I used the campgrounds rest rooms & showers. The men's had only one shower that could be used (water stopped up the drain and was like that our whole stay). The other shower was never cleaned and had used soap, toothpaste tubes and nasty used Q-tips in the corners. So if you took a shower NEVER, NEVER, remove your shower shoes. The shower did have great hot water and water pressure. The good out weighted the bad, so we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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snapcap3 wrote a review Feb 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
I called their office and was told they have full hookup. I made the reservation in March of 2021. We got there and was shown a site. I didn't see the sewer connection. I asked the man that took us there and he said they don't have that. He then made a couple of excuses. I checked the bathrooms out of curiosity (we are self contained and don't use them). I would rather go out behind a tree. There was plenty of mud on the site too. I will never stay there again. We camped at Trail Lakes Campground in a Travel Trailer.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Julie K wrote a review Jan 2022
Albuquerque, NM25 contributions44 helpful votes
Our family rented an RV and took it to Trail Lakes for 4 nights over New Years. The main complaint is that on tripadvisor it says "free wifi" and on their site it says "free wifii "- and there is no wifi. In fact they laughed at me when I asked, which I did not appreciate. So, just beware if any member of your party has to be "on call" for work, that it is not possible. Otherwise this was a very nice place to camp. One tip is to not park east-west as we did because there was no shade during the day. We brought our dog and there were many people walking friendly dogs around all day and night. Everyone was pretty quiet during the quiet hours. The stars were absolutely amazing! On New Years the campground hosted a bonfire with live music. The bathrooms and showers were cleaned well everyday. They have trash but unfortunately no recycling, so we had to pack that out.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Malisa D wrote a review Dec 2021
Louisville, Kentucky11 contributions7 helpful votes
Loved the campground. We stayed in cabin D. Perfect for our family of 5. Bathrooms were clean. We want to come back and stay in one if the huts!! Greeted nicely. The darkness was amazing. Did hear some traffic but our site was up front. Can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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FishOn1971 wrote a review Oct 2021
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Stayed 3 nights $190 Spent at giftshop $90 NO BBQ grill!!! No way to cook! Extra cost eating out $200. Did not state on website NO GRILLS ON SITE!!! Office/gift shop attendant could care less about anything. Owner/operator was always too busy with reptile enclosures or personal swamp buggy shop behind giftshop to give his campers any interaction. His dogs however greatly enjoyed roaming freely mornings and evenings which was only time we seen him was when he was rounding his dogs back up to his house. He is true to his character, especially about his CAMPGROUND...View his 1 hr movie..describes how he feels about owning a campground ;(
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Glenda C wrote a review Apr 2021
Jones, Oklahoma129 contributions43 helpful votes
If you’re looking for a remote out of the way place this is it. It has electric and water. No sewer but there is a dump station. There are bathrooms as well. There are cabins to rent. It was very quiet. No road noise at all. The staff is very helpful. The sites could use a little fixing up but all in all it was good.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gina A wrote a review Apr 2021
Dallas, Texas410 contributions273 helpful votes
This is one of the top worst campgrounds we’ve ever seen. Run down and dirty. It’s like the current generation of owners took over and decided not to sink another penny into it. It’s probably been 10 to 15 years since any money was invested in the campground other than a few very tiny cabins. The road is horrendously potholed and the sites and laundry beyond filthy. Camped in a 35” motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Pros – - Location okay but not worth it – look at other options - Office and other staff friendly – they don’t care about working to clean anything though. Cons – - Road to sites extremely rutted – appears to have been neglected for a long time. - No clean up of sites between campers. Fire ring rocks strewn about in each site. - Extremely filthy, old and dilapidated campground. - Laundry facility is the absolute worst I’ve ever seen. Dirty, garbage overflowing, duct tape holding the lint trap on. Rusty driers. - No one cares. I mentioned the filthy laundry and that no one should be allowed in until it was cleaned. The worker just said “it’s really old”. I told her no cares about the age – it’s the filth that is troubling. I went back 4 days later to see if anyone had cleaned it or took out the trash. And Nope – now the garbage is all over the floor.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Erika W wrote a review Feb 2021
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We stayed in one of the cabins here and it was a great trip! I was a little nervous to stay in the Everglades with my toddler, but I spoke to Jack on the phone and he assured me it’s a family friendly place. He was right! Everyone that worked here was extremely friendly and you could tell they really cared to make sure you were enjoying your stay. Josh gave us a mini tour of the strangler figs and how they got their name. We bought s’mores supplies at the general store, and the kids (and myself) loved that. The grounds are very well kept and there is much to do for all outdoorsy levels. I highly recommend! The bathrooms are fine for a campground. I am surprised by some comments regarding bathroom. If you are looking for luxurious towels and spa tubs, maybe book yourself at the Ritz. This is a campsite! Have realistic expectations.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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$250 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastOchopee
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trail Lakes Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Trail Lakes Campground?
Nearby attractions include Big Cypress National Preserve (2.8 miles), Ochopee Post Office (1.3 miles), and H.P. Williams Roadside Park (1.1 miles).
Is parking available at Trail Lakes Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Trail Lakes Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Trail Lakes Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Smallwood Store (7.7 miles).