Larry & Penny Thompson Campground

12451 SW 184th St
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 232-1049

Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   visa   mastercard   american express


Type (Public Park)
Partial Handicap Access


Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Size
Tent Camping Allowed


Spaces Available (240)
Width (35)
Paved Sites (240)
Max Length (70)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (240)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (8)
Pull-thru Size (35 x 70)
Back-ins (35 x 50)
Site Length (70)


WiFi Hotspot
WiFi Hotspots (1)

Other Amenities & Services

Self-Service RV Wash

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Rec Hall

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)


On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Larry & Penny Thompson Campground
Avg Rating 3.67out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (3) Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Digital Don

Reviews: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: November, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Sites are in 8 "pods" with each having 10-12 sites arranged like a wagon wheel. Driving around the pod in a large motorhome could get tight (ours was a 30'). Decent sized lots with trees, easy hookups, concrete pads, some sparse grass. Wasn't quite long enough for RV + tow vehicle, but plenty of grass on site to park SUV. Deep in the city so there is lot's of HEAVY city traffic to get to it.
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Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: November, 2016
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Have you noticed that county/state parks generally get better reviews than comparable private parks? I'm not sure why that is. We chose this location since we wanted to visit both Everglades NP and Biscayne NP and it is more or less equidistant to both. The campground is part of a large park which includes a lake and water park (not open this time of year). Overall, it's a good campground but I see it as average or slightly above average. The campground has wide asphalt driveways and asphalt site pads. We had site 7 in pod 4. It was mostly level but we had to substantially raise the front and right side. I think all sites are back in with full hook ups. We had 50 amp electric. There are trees but we were able to get a satellite signal. OTA TV is strong as well. Free WiFi worked well and was generally reliable. Restrooms were clean and there was a large laundry facility. There is a pool but it seems to be closed during the week at this time of year. AT&T 4G signal strength was -108dBm which is about average. We paid $34.15 per night including tax.
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Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
An unexpected urban gem of a county campground in the midst of the Cutler Ridge area south of Miami. It is adjacent to Zoo Miami. Sites are level and are adequete size for medium rigs (we are 33 feet) but would be very tight for larger. Full hookups. Decent WIFI. Nicely landscaped with plenty of open areas. Staff pleasant and helpful. Each "Pod" (loop) has bathroom, laundry and showers which seem clean but we did not use.
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