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With a freshwater lake as its focal point, the Flamingo Lake RV Resort offers a restful, natural setting for both destination RVers and for those traveling through northeastern Florida. Sites range from affordable ones along the resort’s tree-lined perimeter to luxury, lakefront sites with private decks over the water.
From lake recreation to live entertainment, there’s plenty to do without leaving the resort. Anglers cast their lines into the state-certified swimming and fishing lake. Guests enjoy swimming in the lake or pool, sunning on the sand beaches and exploring the lake in canoes, inner tubes and paddleboats.
The lakeside cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and weekly dinner specials. Diners can enjoy the meals inside, on the deck or back at their RVs. The cafe even provides free delivery. On weekends, the cafe features karaoke and live entertainment.
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, off I-295, Exit 32. Easy access to downtown Jacksonville, beaches, Amelia Island, and other coastal islands of northeast Florida.
- 17-acre state-certified swimming and fishing lake with sand beaches and watercraft rentals
- Lakeside cafe with full menu (breakfast, lunch, dinner), inside and outside seating
- Friendly, attentive staff that takes pride in maintaining the resort’s cleanliness and beautiful landscape
- Live entertainment on weekends
- Swimming pool (open April to October)
- Large laundry facility
- Free Wi-Fi
- Full hookups, including cable
- Clean bathhouse with consistent hot water
- Daily trash pickup at your site
- Front office and store
- Large pet exercise area
- Weekly and monthly rates available
Things to consider: The resort borders Interstate 295.
Area attractions: Riverside Arts Market, special events in greater Jacksonville, Jacksonville Zoo, EcoMotion Tours at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, beach es and coastal islands of northeast Florida.
For more information, visit Flamingo Lake RV Resort.
We spent eight delightful nights at Flamingo Lake RV Resort in late November/early December, camped on a regular lot on the north edge of the resort. On warm days, we ate our lunches at the picnic table under the shade of loblolly pines. From our front windows, we could watch the fountains in the lake shoot sprays of water skyward. Our dog Sonya loved taking walks with us around the lake and chasing her red ball in the ample, fenced-in pet exercise area. The strong signal on the free WiFi was an amenity we especially appreciated. And the large laundry facility (8 washers, 8 dryers) meant no waiting to wash our clothes.
With its onsite café, answering the question, “What’s for dinner?” is simple. We’re partial to hearty breakfasts and give kudos to the chef and staff for making everything exactly as ordered and serving it the moment it’s ready. The biscuits and sausage gravy were especially yummy – doubly so when enjoyed on the deck overlooking the lake.
The resort’s location (near juncture of I-95 and I-295) made exploring the sights of greater Jacksonville and the northeast coast of Florida easy. We explored downtown, the Jacksonville Zoo, Amelia Island, the historic district of Fernandina Beach, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Fort George Island and more. We also visited family scattered around the city.
The only drawback, at least for noise-sensitive people like me, is its proximity to the interstate. Our site was as far away from the road as possible, so the road noise was minimal – and compared to most private resorts I’ve stayed at, it was barely audible. David, by the way, is rarely bothered by noise.
We’ve enjoyed it here and highly recommend Flamingo Lake RV Resort, whether your stay is for a night or several weeks.