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“Fun and Friendly, more than just a campground”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Okeechobee KOA

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Okeechobee KOA
West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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“Fun and Friendly, more than just a campground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We recently completed our annual Memorial Day weekend visit to this KOA campground that is so much more than just a campground. All sites are concrete drives, with plenty of grass between. The best sites back up to the 9-hole golf course, and provide a great start to the day with a beautiful sunrise and lots of bird and wildlife watching. During the day, we partake in the numerous fun family activities in and around the large family pool, or cookouts and live music around the adult pool. Putt-putt is available, as are outdoor billiards, a nice playground, a dog park, a small indoor arcade, and the usual campground facilities. Those that cost a few bucks literally only cost a few, and many of them are fund raisers for charity. The kids are entertained all day, riding bikes, playing putt-putt, hitting the driving range, playing or fishing with new friends...when they're not in the swimming pool of course. As the sun goes down, new neighbors gather around fire pits and roast hot dogs and make smores, and the local bar near the adult pool is open for business until around 11pm with great drinks, fun locals, and often local live music. We haven't been to many places friendlier. Cabins are also available to rent, although we camped here in a motorhome.

Room Tip: If in a motorhome, pay a few bucks extra for the golf course fronted sites. Don't miss taking yo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Very friendly and accommodating staff. We used both the family and the adult pools which were well kept and clean. There were quite a few long term residents in the area where we stayed and some of those sites could use to be cleaned up, a bit of junky looking stuff around the RV's and campers.

We didn't have the need to use the bat house. We will stay here again if given the opportunity.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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277 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We recently attended a rally along with over 380 rv's at this campground which has many good points. The club house is very nice and has a large kitchen. There is a nine-hole golf course on site as well as tennis courts, bocce ball courts shuffleboard and two swimming pools, one for adults and one for families. There is a camp store and snack bar as well as a pool-side pub named The Shanty. It's evident, however, that this park has been in existence for many years. Some of the sites only have 30 amp hookups, and the quality of the electric service is poor on some sites - low voltage and circuit breakers which could not handle the load. Some sites are built on extreme back to front slopes making it hard to level the rv's. With a few improvements to their infrastructure, this could be a top notch resort.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Lake City, Florida
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

My family of four has enjoyed the Okeechobee KOA for years. This is NOT your State Park campground. All sites are cement drives with level sites. A picnic table is included with water and electric. For a fee, WiFi is available. The campground surrounds a 9 hole golf course. My husband enjoyed playing golf, while we enjoyed the family pool, mini golf, biking riding, ice cream socials etc. We travel with a fire pit and enjoy a small fire at night. This is a four season campground. The lack of shade is only a factor in summer and for those who know, there are a few trees for shade or you book an East facing site. As the campground is close to the Lake and an open pasture, biting insects can limit evening fires...this is Florida cow country. In the winter, there are two active flea markets within biking distance that offer a variety of fresh veggies and an assortment of crazy flea market finds. As adults traveling now without kids, we love the adult pool and live bands. Or we enjoy relaxing in this family friendly park.

Room Tip: We enjoy the shade and close proximity of sites located by the Adult pool.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sylvania, Ohio
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

This was our 2nd year as in-season campers. On 12/31 we had paid in full for 3 months till 3/31. Found out end of February that my mom has terminal cancer and I needed to go home asap. Asked office to refund 3rd month but was told NO REFUNDS, so I asked to apply 3rd month rent toward next year. Still told NO, so I asked to speak to Wendy, the manager. Office said she was in the park, but didn't know where. Left on 3/9 and never saw Wendy! We will never return to this corporate owned or ANY KOA again! Disgusting that they need to keep your money that bad!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Selbyville, Delaware
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

In my opinion, one of the best.. We checked in for 1 week & stayed a month. Definitely will be returning to this place. Lots of activities. The staff is very friendly & helpful. Close to grocery stores, shopping & Lake Okeechobee. The pools are we'll maintained & the grounds are spotless. I can't say enough about this place, we can't wait to return next February & March.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Alice G
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Orangeville, Canada
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329 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We ended up staying here when we re-routed our trip plans and had few options for tenting as state parks were booked. This is a HUGE KOA with all the usual amenities and friendly, helpful staff.
But our tent site was just an RV site...it is too bad there is not even a separate tenting area with less concrete and more grass or trees. NO privacy at all. Sites really jam packed in.

Also, hard to sleep due to road noise.

Would not recommend for tenters.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Okeechobee KOA

Property: Okeechobee KOA
Address: 4276 US Highway 441 S, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6255
Region: United States > Florida > Okeechobee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Okeechobee
Number of rooms: 750
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The largest KOA, Okeechobee teems with fun-filled amenities for families and entire rallies. This tropical vacation resort features its own palm-fringed 9-hole golf course, driving range and putting green. Play tennis on four courts. Flex your muscles at the fitness center or soak in a pool: one for families, another for kids and a third for adults only. Fishing on Lake Okeechobee is a lure--and so is the kampground's social calendar filled with parades, parties and music events. Join in a Full Moon Bike Ride. Enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities, free Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas decorating contest. Swap fish stories over a cold one or enjoy live weekend entertainment at the Shanty Lounge. Golf cart rentals now available. Every day is special in paradise. ... more   less 

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