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Larry and Penny Thompson Park
Ranked #9 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Miami
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tent Camp here!”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Stay here! We tented it for 6 nights in January for $16.95/night with tax. (I think there maximum in a month is 7 nights for tent campers) Everything about the stay was fantastic! No electric at the campsites BUT they have this awesome community center that is open from 9AM to 10PM everyday that has outlets, a huge TV with Direct TV, bathrooms, water fountains, a book shelf, a coffee maker if you have coffee. We spent at least some time in here everyday. Well worth the $16 with all the amenities of the community center. A lot of RV campers here, that it seemed like they stay for an extended period of time, they have events in the community center daily at varying times. Bingo, arts and crafts and such. They all like to talk and play card games at night that is for sure! The staff was always friendly in the office, make sure to check in by 5PM, that is when the office closes for the night. There always seems to be a ranger driving around, checking up on things. If you get there later than 5PM we saw the Ranger check in a couple people. The camping is primitive and basically camp wherever you want in a field. On the weekends it got busy, boy scouts al over the place when we were there. No worries about wild life as far as what we saw, some cats wandering around that is about it. They have plenty of bathroom facilities, maybe 6 on the whole campground. We always walked to one a little further away where the RV's were located rather than the tent site one. They seemed a little more well kept, with actual doors in on the shower area. The city that surrounds the campground looks to be a little sketchy, bars on all the windows of the houses and such. We never really found out if it was a great area or not but once your in the campground with all the people around I didn't once feel uncomfortable. Over all we will be back when we are back to South FL.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

We stayed at Larry Penny Campground for 1 night in an RV.

Link: http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/larry_penny.asp

This place is run of the mill - no privacy, you park your RV next to another one - the restrooms are decent but outdated and hot showers are available.

The RV camp is a mix of long term renters and one-nighter's like us and given a choice we would want to find another campground closer to Miami.

The only saving grace is its close to a bus route(#137) and the price - It's about $35 per night and considering the high cost of hotels in Miami, this is a good bargain!

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Plantation, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We had a wonderful time over Thanksgiving Weekend. Great for biking, beautiful pool, very clean facilities. Great for local RV travel and we felt like we were miles away when we were actually only about 45 minutes from home. Will definately be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Henrietta, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

This park is awesome. We stayed here for a few days and wish it hd been longer. Very clean and friendly. Great for walking and biking. You would never know that you were in busy Miami. Close to stores if needed.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 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, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

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
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warrenton
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Reviewed 13 December 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, travelled as a couple
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Property: Larry and Penny Thompson Park
Address: 12451 SW 184th St, Miami, FL 33177-3199
Region: United States > Florida > Miami
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Ranked #9 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Miami
Number of rooms: 440
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