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Camelot RV Park in Malabar: What to Expect

Our first week on the road with #whereverimayroll has been at the Camelot RV Park in Malabar. It has the best setting for miles.

The first campground on our #whereverimayroll extended vacation was to Camelot RV Park in Malabar, Florida. I’ve driven by this attractive property countless times on my way from Vero Beach (my old home) to Melbourne or one of the other East coast cities I like to frequent. Camelot has exceptional views of the Indian River Lagoon (the Intracoastal) which is across the road. The campground is near bustling Palm Bay and world-famous Melbourne.

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Campsites

Camelot RV Park is a 55+ snowbird destination with dozens of campsite sand both 30 and 50 amp electric service. It is family-owned for almost 50 years and sits directly on US-1. We chose a waterfront site on Bay Circle, which had exceptional views toward the front, but you do have the traffic noise from busy US-1. River Circle is to the north of the campground, and Camelot Circle to the south. Each campsite has a concrete pad and picnic table.

The water, sewage, and electric were easy to hook up and the park was well maintained. We saw grounds crew working on projects daily, including caring for the plants and pruning palm trees.

We really enjoyed camping here and would definitely come back again. Our dog enjoyed the many places to walk around, my husband said the showers were clean and had decent water pressure, and for me, I liked the scenery and location, but the pool was my #1.

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Amenities

This campground offers full hook-ups, cable TV, and complimentary Wifi in most areas. It is $12 per day to have an extra person at your site, which I gladly paid when our daughter drove up to spend the night with us.

The park has two separate private shower houses and a laundry facility. A large recreation hall is attached to the shower facility nearest us, but was still closed due to COVID. There are shuffleboard courts and a bocce ball area in a shaded part of the property. Winter activities, which may be curtailed due to COVID, include bingo, pot luck dinners, cookouts, Zumba, quilting groups, motorcycle rides, and card nights.

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My favorite feature at Camelot RV Park was the 20×50 outdoor heated pool, which was relaxing and a great way to cool off and get some exercise. Being a 55 and older community, we saw many couples out walking dogs, but no children at all.

This campground is pet-friendly (Priscilla thanks you) and even has a separate Swift Paws Park for your dog to enjoy some off-leash time. A bonus feature is the 200′ pier across US-1 that you can fish from or just take in the scenery. If you are a birder, note that I saw many great birds during my stay, and even an adorable armadillo foraging.

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Daily rates from April to November are under $50. Weekly and monthly rates are available, too. Camelot also has some designated multi-vehicle sites.

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My Experience at Camelot

This was our very first RV experience, and even pulling our RV. We chose Camelot since it was close to our house and a good place to practice driving and hooking up—and also because the park is clean and well maintained.

I appreciated the personal escort to our campsite and help with parking our truck since we were newbies.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we ended up staying two extra nights at Camelot and there were no problems in doing so. The staff was friendly and helpful, including the incident when I left my purse in a friend’s car (I told you I was a newbie) and was locked out for my RV for part of the evening.

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Things to Do in the Area

The location of Camelot RV Park is awesome. Palm Bay is about four and a half miles away to the west and Melbourne six miles to the north. Palm Bay has all of your box stores and chain restaurants. You could easily spend hours seeing everything there and shopping for camping essentials.

Fun Fact: Orlando and Kennedy Space Center are only an hour away.

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Melbourne is one of my favorite Florida towns. It has a historic downtown (East New Haven Street) that is a do-not-miss area. You’ll find shopping boutiques here, vibrant murals, thrift and antique shops, and amazing restaurants. A few of my favorites are Meg O’Malley’s, Mustard’s Last Stand (best hotdogs in the world!) Crush XI, and Hell ‘N Blazes Brewing Company. You can read more about Melbourne in this post.

If you are a gambler, be sure to check out Melbourne Greyhound Park, where you can play poker and Vegas-style games, plus bet on simulcast horse and dog racing around the country.

Explore the arts in Melbourne’s Eau Gallie District, bursting with eclectic shops, art galleries, and more wonderful murals.

Melbourne Beach is minutes away and one of the most cherished surfing beaches on the coast. Many national and regional surfing championships are held here.

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