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“This Campground Was Quite Unique!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Peace River Campground

Peace River Campground
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Peace River Campground
Florida
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This Campground Was Quite Unique!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

Well upon arrival, the entrance was well organized and spacious. We were a little blown away at all of the fees at the that were applied to our nightly fee. We requested a "Buddy Site" and let me say - it was GREAT! Never have we travelled and stayed at a Buddy Site. Very large, nice brick pavers ~ some sites were too accomodate (2) others a total of (4). Yes, we were a little blown away by the young children on ATV's (Adult Size) and driving around Golf Carts with no supervision nor helmets. But noone bothered us. We took a Golf Cart and our firends took there 4 wheeler. On Saturday in the Dance Hall they have an Ice Cream Social and Bingo - not sure if karaoke is all of the time? They also serve breakfast on weekends but we did not attend. There is a wash area for you to clean the mud off of your ATV. The paths are open - tons of Tent campers along the river area. Overall - yes it was a little intimidating on the first night, but overall it was all good and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are going back for Spring Break with our children. We will camp here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Naples, FL
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

My husband, 11 year old daughter and I stayed at Peace River Campground for two nights and a day (they only charge $10 to stay until sunset on the day of departure). We were in a travel trailer and stayed on site #19. If you are looking for a crisp, clean concrete pad to put your RV on where there are no kids, no dogs, no life and no noise... do everyone there who loves the place a favor and stay at Riverside Resort. Or pull your rig into a cemetery. However, if you are looking for a place that feels like camping... with beautiful trees, paths through the woods leading to the beautiful Peace River, good, honest, hard working (mostly blue collar) folks who enjoy a couple of beers and riding an ATV... THIS IS YOUR PLACE. We don't personally have an ATV or golf cart, but sure wish we did. Everyone respected the rules and it was quiet during quiet time. But there were families with kids and dogs and ATVs and campfires having a great time. REAL PEOPLE. There is a nice breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings for cheap. Bingo and an ice cream social on Saturday night. Bingo was fun and you can win a good amount of $$ if you play a few cards. Where else can you have a bowl of ice cream and play about 8 games of bingo for $3 per person? We had a really good time there.
I think the rates may be a little on the higher side, but it is truly the only campground of it's kind in the area. George and Johnnie have the market cornered and they know it. :)
You should at least try it once. Unless you are a snob. Then please stay away and let the rest of us have some fun.
Also, try Slim's BBQ in Arcadia if you head into town. Good stuff.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

There have been complaints about this place but i have none. I have been in the wilderness portion for two weeks and will stay two more. Its very quiet and peaceful here. On the weekends there are a bunch of yahoo's riding there four wheelers around at the posted speed of 9.5 mph. More silly than annoying. During the week i am virtually alone. The staff knows i am working and is diligent about keeping an eye on my stuff. Free showers. Laundry on site. Informal breakfast on weekends, nice people, great river, what more could i want. Yes they sell wood and charge for guests but they are a business. If you want absolute quiet on the weekend it might not be for you. Otherwise 4.5 stars.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nhjunque4u
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South Florida, Florida
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a place to camp by the Peace River and hunt for sharks teeth the next morning. We pulled into the Peace River campground thinking it might be nice. If you enjoy ridiculous prices, drinking, ATVs running right by your tent, noisy neighbors, and absolutely no natural beauty, then this is the perfect place for you! We were shocked that they intended to charge us $30/night for a PRIMITIVE campsite. Access to running water was quite a distance from the campsite and only port-a-potties for restrooms. They also informed us that they were the only place to camp in the area and the nearest campground was in Naples... at least 60 miles away. THIS WAS A LIE!!! We high-tailed it out of there. After stopping at the nearby canoe outpost, we learned that you can camp for only $10/night right on the river at a local county park. We decided to park our vehicle at the park and kayak to a campsite along the river. It was beautiful, serene, and isolated... 100x better than anything the Peace River Campground offered.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else, this place is terrible!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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South Florida, Florida
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

My family went to PRC the week BEFORE 4th of July and it was empty! After our trip, I heard that this place is always packed but this was the perfect time to be there. There were about 10 other campers there and we were spaced out perfectly. We took an RV so we didn't have a bunch of 4-wheelers driving around our site near our stuff. We were close enough to the bathrooms, which were decent. Our dog pee'd on a blanket so we used the washer/dryer near the bathroom and all worked well. Good place to take the kids.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami Beach, Florida
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91 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

This is at least our 6th or 7th time at Peace River Campground. A few years back we use to go with friends and rent a primitive site...tents and sleeping bags. That sort of thing. Now however, we meet up with a family member who has and RV and lots of toys (golf carts, ATVs, motorcycles, etc). We had a great time... visited over Labor weekend. My only complaint for this trip was how crowed it was - but I can't hold that against PRC, after all it was Labor Day weekend. My one recommendation would be to never go to PRC and rent a primitive site. The ATVers and motorcycle riders have taken over that part of the grounds. People ride hard and FAST from sunrise to sunset. While me and my group had a great time on all our toys, I can't imagine that the people we (and everyone else) were zooming by in tents enjoyed it as much.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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West Palm Beach
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2010

My grandson and I looked forward to a tenting experience on the Peace River when we booked a fossil dig nearby. But the owners of this property rent four-wheelers to anybody old enough to drive one, and drive they do - all over the property. From 8:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. you hear nothing but the noise from those vehicles, which have also torn up the landscape into barren ruts. And the one port-a-potty near our tent site was grossly over-full and stank to the heavens. We couldn't break camp fast enough in the morning. We'd never go back.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank sbemley
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Property: Peace River Campground
Address: 2998 NW Highway 70, Arcadia, FL 34266-5439
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Arcadia
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Ranked #6 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Arcadia
Number of rooms: 182
Also Known As:
Peace River Campground Hotel Arcadia

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