Libbys on the Loose:2 Humans. 2 Great Danes. 1 RV.: Manatee Hammock Campground Review - Titusville, FL

Friday, July 17, 2015

Manatee Hammock Campground Review - Titusville, FL

Manatee Hammock Campground 
Website
7275 South U.S. Highway 1
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-264-5083
Fax: 321-264-6468
Campground Manager, Bruce Taylor


The first piece of advice that we can offer for this campground is to book early - especially if it's during the time of year that everyone else is freezing, usually October through April. Providing you book early and/or have some flexibility in moving sites, you should not have a problem. The staff is very helpful via phone or email, so don't hesitate to give them a shout if you have any questions that we (or their website) hasn't covered.
Part of the reason his is a very popular campground is for watching rocket launches from Cape Canaveral (sorry, no more shuttles!) The viewing area is truly unbeatable as it lies at the end of a approx 200' long pier in the shape of a T, so plenty of room for lots of viewing pleasure! When booking accommodations, make sure that if your travels include the middle of March, there is a TICO Warbirds (vintage airplanes) airshow practically across the street, so the campground sells out.
As far as amenities, the campground has 152 sites with full hookups and 36 sites with electric/water only. The campground is county-owned, so maintenance is top-notch. There is a pool, laundry, horseshoe pits, fenced in dog area, and, of course, free wifi, which is big for us! In addition to these tangible amenities, there are also many other draws to this area including varied bird life (osprey, pelicans, etc) as well as aquatic life (dolphins, manatees, etc). Covering nearly all of the 125 acres is a canopy of tall pines ensuring great shade for those long summer days - this is one of the best amenities as many Florida campgrounds don't have a whole lot of tree cover.
We spent a week in the campground to start. We found most of the campers were, of course, from all over the place, as can be expected just about anywhere in Florida during the "winter". We were first introduced to a couple from my home state, Pennsylvania, whom offered us flank steak before we had a chance to set the anchors on our travel trailer! They immediately feel in love with our dogs (very easy icebreaker!) so it made the moving-in process much more enjoyable (as it was our first time). Since it was the middle of February, we were met with brisk mornings and finished off most evenings with a fireside cocktail. Even though it barely registered on the gauge as "cold" to most people staying (read: non-Floridians) we had no issue in cranking up the heat when necessary and it made the stay much more cozy.





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