Originally a fish camp, the Lake Placid Campground was built into a full-service campground in the 1970's by Lloyd Schrader, who owned and managed the property until late 2013, when he retired to Chicago and sold it to Peter and Mary Forrest. Presently it has 133 full hookup sites, of which 21 are lakefront. The property itself is comprised of 12 acres of land that slope gently down to the shore of Lake Grassy, with old oaks and other tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants such as Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and Crotons, among others. The campground enjoys over 750 feet of lake frontage with a boat ramp and temporary parking for your trailer. But just in case fishing is not the only thing you like to do, there are numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius. We also offers LP gas, a dedicated boat and RV storage area, and a full schedule of planned activities in the winter season.
Lake Placid, Sebring and the Lakes region
Lake Placid just might be Florida's best kept secret. It is noted as the Caladium Capital of the World with the anual festival held in late July anually. With 27 lakes in the area, the fishing is always good, and the south-central Florida climate is always mild and sunny. The cost of living is low, and the pace of life slower than that of Florida's coastal areas, making it an ideal place for snowbirds and retirees to settle down for the winter, or forever. Along with nearby Sebring, the area offers all of the amenities of the coastal areas including restaurants, hospitals, a shopping mall, movie theaters and numerous national retailers including Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, and JC Penney Department Stores. Sebring is perhaps best known for the Sebring International Raceway, home to the famous 12 hours of Sebring, America's most popular sports car race, and which is about a 10 minute drive north of the Lake Placid Camp Resort.
Lake Placid is within a two hour drive of anywhere in South or Central Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers to the south, and Orlando and Tampa to the north. Bradenton Beach is a quick hour's drive to the west, and Vero Beach is about an hour east of Lake Placid.