After our stay at Miami and the trip to Key West, we went back to Orlando. We had family staying in the area and wanted to spend as much time as we could with them. We hadn’t seen them since July 2020! We stayed at the Orlando Southwest KOA.
It was an easy drive to grocery stores, Disney (approximately 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic) and Universal (20-30 minutes), Costco (30-45 minutes).
The pool looked nice, but was always a little crowded, so we didn’t go in. The office store had a nice selection of RV items, grocery type items, and even a little library! It had a cool spiral staircase in the middle, which I found out leads just to an office.
There were trees around the campground, which gave some nice shade. Sites were decently spaced out. It was nice to walk around, although there was not a walking trail. This was one of the first KOA’s that we have been to that did not have a front gate. We also had water problems several times while we were here. The park did send out a text to us when they shut the water off for repairs, but it happened a couple of times times. The water pressure was low for most of our stay.
The boys loved the little library. We didn’t use the laundry room. Staff members were always nice when we interacted with them.
We would probably stay here again, although I would choose the Orlando Thousand Trails over this one. We had better water pressure and internet/cell service at the TT campground.
SUMMARY OF CAMPGROUND:
Our rating: 2.5/3 out of 5 hitches (it was nice, but had several water problems)
Cell Phone Reception: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, although Verizon got a bit laggy sometimes
RV Sites: Pull Through, Back-in (grass and gravel sites)
Pop Up Tents/Gazebos/Outdoor Rugs On-Site:
Amenities: picnic table, fire pit/grill, cable, pool, playground, 2 dog parks and a dog wash, community camp kitchen, little library in office, pickleball, basketball, horseshoes, bike rental
Tent Camping: Yes
Full Hook-ups: Yes
Food On-Site: No, although some snacks and general supplies in camp store
Camp Store: Yes
WiFi: Yes (basic)
Accepts Mail: Yes, no charge