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Markham Park & Target Range, Sunrise, FL

Park Review (out of 10.0)

9.0

Ground’s Cleanliness

6.0

Facility’s Cleanliness & Accessiblity

8.0

Park Amenities

8.0

Staff Friendliness

7.75

Overall Park Score

Impressions

Park Info                     

Markham Park & Target Range

16001 W State Rd 84

Sunrise, FL 33326

Latitude: 26.124868

Longitude: -80.361122

954-357-8868

http://www.broward.org/Parks/MarkhamPark/Pages/Default.aspx

Open all year.

Date(s) of Stay

March 11 – 17, 2018

Facilities

30/50 Amp, Water, Sewer

Wi-Fi:  Worked very well until the campground got busy Friday evening.

Showers, Restrooms

Dog Park – a really AWESOME one!

Playgrounds

Daily RV Rates

$40/night (Nov 1 – March 31)

$30/night (April 1 – Oct 31)

Rate Discounts for

Big Rig Friendly?

Yes!

Access

From broward.org’s website:

From I-95 or Florida’s Turnpike, take I-595 westbound, then veer right at the I-75 split to exit at the next ramp for Weston Road. The park entrance is on the right (north) at the Weston Road intersection.

From I-75, take I-595 eastbound. Exit on Flamingo Road (exit #1B) and make a U-turn under I-595 to go west on State Road 84. Go past N.W. 136th Avenue. The park entrance is on the right (north) at the Weston Road intersection.

Comments

Trying to find an RV park near Miami Beach during spring break time is, uh, not easy. Who knew?! So to get a reservation here at Markham — though still nearly an hour’s drive to Miami Beach — was a happy surprise!

This is a beautiful county park and part of the park is a campground. So while I was very thankful for a spot for a week, the campground part was not the best experience for me.

I was here in our camper van, which means I like to use the bathhouse to shower in rather than contort my body in the van. But these showers were awful! Not only because they are dated, moldy, and not very clean in general, but also because there is little privacy or convenience (meaning not enough hooks for towels, shelves for toiletries, etc.). Not only that, but it was quite a walk from my spot (J-2) to the bathhouse. (The campground is made up of loops. But not each loop has a bathhouse or a dumpster, which made needing to use either inconvenient.)

(Note, there is no laundry area.)

I had one of the worst spots in the entire campground. Not only was it about a mile away from the entrance and dog park, but it was also completely unshaded, which in sunny Florida is definitely not ideal. Also, it was closer to the target range, which is located at the far back of the park, so you can here the guns firing throughout the day. But had I been in a loop near the front of the park, road noise might have been an issue. (Though I don’t mind it, my husband definitely does.)

But not all spots are like mine. Some are shaded or partially shaded. Some pads are paved and some (like mine) are grass and dirt. (All roads are paved though!)

One last tiny complaint: There are no sidewalks in the campground, which means you’re walking along the road, which given the popularity of this park, at times felt somewhat dangerous.

Okay. Enough of the bad!

The park itself is really, really nice! And its dog park (Barkham at Markham) is AWESOME. The best I’ve been too — large, clean, & popular.

If you bring your bike, you will love riding it here! I didn’t have mine with me and really regretted not having it.

For such a large county park, I was pleasantly surprised at the free wi-fi, which worked great until Friday night bogged it down.

There is a Publix and a few restaurants within a couple miles of the entrance, but within ten miles or so, you can find almost any restaurant you would want, as well was plenty of shopping and grocery stores. Whole Foods was about 8 miles away.

The bottom line: Even though I belly-ached quite a bit above, I wouldn’t mind staying here again if I needed to. Preferably, next time I’d have a shady spot. And it would really go up in my opinion if they re-did their shower areas and added bathhouses to each loop, or at least in between each 2 loops.

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