Let me say that when we go camping, we like to stay in state parks and other places that are nature oriented. However, we wanted to spend some time in Tampa over Thanksgiving, and it's hard to find something with a full hookup in the Tampa area. The state parks in that area don't have a full hookup. Therefore we decided to give Lazydays RV Resort a try.
Lazydays RV Resort is located in Seffner in the Tampa area. The campground is large and has 300 campsites. Lazydays also has a huge RV sales and service center right next door. The campground is not a nature setting like a state park is, but it has some perks. Here's my pros and cons of this campground, which may be helpful if you decide to go there.
Pros - The proximity to doing things is great! The location of this campground is probably the best perk that it has. Located right by the freeway, you can be in downtown Tampa within minutes. Not only did we spend time exploring Tampa (and then make it back to the trailer within 15 minutes), but we also checked out some state parks in the area, where we hiked and biked. The campground has a full hookup, which is great. It's also clean, well organized and taken care of, they offer a nice resort-style pool and hot tub. At this place, you even bag your garbage and leave it at the curb by your spot and they pick it up for you.
Those who have dogs will love that they not only allow dogs, but they also have a dog wash station dog run, and dog obstacle course. They also offer a fitness center, rally center, restaurants, playground, sports area, and a RV supplies store. The campground offers a lot of amenities. We were even given four tickets (one for each of us) for a free breakfast at one of their restaurants. The food was not good, it was like a hotel buffet type breakfast, but some people may like it.
Cons - My only con for this campground would be that the sites are pretty close together and you can't have bonfires. There is a community bonfire area, but no individual ones.
We stayed in site number 43, which you can see the path to highlighted on the map. The spot was nice, the area is quiet (with the exception of hearing a lot of barking dogs), and I don't have complaints about it. However, I feel the best spots (and where I would book next time), is along Dolphin Drive. Sites 233-260 in that area back up to more of a nature setting. So if you stay in one of those sites you have nobody behind you. It looks like there is a canal that runs back there and then some trees, so it's more appealing to me for next time.
Within 20-30 minutes there are several places you can go to hike and also mountain bike (Alafia State Park). It's also minutes from Tampa. Lazydays RV Resort has a great location, which made it easy for us to check out things in the city, as well as in nature. We would stay there again when wanting to do things in the Tampa area, so that we have a full hookup.
Some of the things we did while staying at this campground were: