Lake Oklawaha R.V. ParkA private campground offering nearly 400 full service hook ups and facilities. It has a large 6,000 square foot recreational building that houses a kitchen and is large enough for banquets and gatherings.
Located on a bluff overlooking the 9,600 acre Rodman Reservoir (also known as Lake Oklawaha), the park is surrounded by the 400,000 acre Ocala National Forest. The park has taken the best nature has to offer and enhanced it with the amenities and conveniences desired by today's RVers.
The park has 3,700 feet of privately owned water frontage. The park is located in the northwest corner of the Ocala National Forest on top of a one hundred twenty-five foot high bluff with a tremendous overview of Rodman.
A junior Olympic swimming pool lies next to the recreational building.
Small boat launching is possible from the old Orange Springs ferry road Hog Valley ramp about one half mile away from the park. All campers have full use of all facilities (swimming pool, showers, laundry facilities, etc.)
There is no primitive camping (tent camping) at this park. The US Forest Service is developing an ATV trail to be known as the Hog Valley Trail about an eighth of a mile from the park entrance. No ATVs are allowed to be operated in the park, but you can camp in the park and trailer your ATV to the Hog Valley Trail while still drinking your morning coffee.
The normal rate for camping with full hookup is $27.50 plus tax however, membership in several organizations like AARP or being a senior citizen can get you a 10% discount.
- Entrance Station Hours: 7 AM - 8 PM DST / 7 AM to 6 PM (Non-daylight savings time)
- 8 AM - 6 PM (During Rodman Reservoir drawdown, non-daylight savings time)
- Check out 11 AM
- Check in 1 PM to 4 PM
A sewage dump station is available at the campground entry area. There is a good boat ramp with plenty of safe parking. Covered picnic tables are near the boat ramp.
- Campsites w/ power & water hookups: Normal $22 + tax; Seniors (65+w/FL DL or 100% Disability) $11+ tax
- Primitive Campsites: Normal $12 + tax; Seniors (65+w/FL DL or 100% Disability) $6+ tax
- Dump Station and Boat Launch free to campers.
- Dump station: $5+ tax - Non Campers
- Boat Launch (non-campers) $5 + tax Up to 8 persons/ $1 per extra person
- Annual Pass $30 + tax (Up to 8 persons/ $1 per extra person)
- Day Use $3.00 per vehicle, up to 8 persons
- All prices plus tax.
- Leave something at your site at all times to show occupancy.
- Firearms, alcohol and ATV's are prohibited from this area
- No rain checks or refunds.
- 10 PM - 6 AM is "Quiet Time" No generators or radios may be used. Please do not make any loud noises that may disturb campers near you.
- Campsites are limited to one family (mother, father, and their children) or a group of five people, two cars and two tents or RV
- Maximum Stay -14 consecutive days. You must leave for 7 consecutive days before you may check back in to camp.
- Primitive camping area is for tent camping only and generators are not permitted.
- Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and attended at all times. You must clean up after your pets.
- The recreation area front gate is locked at closing time. Campers are responsible for keeping the gate closed and locked. The combination is given to each camper upon check-in. See gate house attendant if you have misplaced the combination. DAY PASS USERS MUST LEAVE BEFORE CLOSING.
- Lanterns should be hung on lantern posts. Please do not hang on trees.
- Campfires are permitted in fire ring only. Dead wood may be gathered from the ground. Please do not cut or chop trees and vegetation.
- Garbage cans are provided; please use them for your litter.
- No hunting
- Help keep our facilities clean. Please don't litter.
- The campground may close without notice upon management's determination that the facilities and/or area are deemed unsafe to visitors.
Many Baby Boomers are discovering the benefits of RVing, and as a result available RV sites are becoming expensive, if you can find one at all. This is especially true in the state of Florida where so many campsites recently have converted their properties to housing developments or condominiums. If they do remain as a "campground", in many cases all sense of communing with nature has been diminished or eliminated.
Lake Oklawaha RV Park, has made the property more comfortable, added some needed conveniences but still retained the openness and natural surroundings of what camping and RV people desire the most - to get away from it all and find a friendly place that allows them to experience the best that nature has to offer and to meet and mingle with others who are just like them. Lake Oklawaha RV Park is proud to state that they are kid and animal-friendly. So bring them along!