We have not stayed at Bay Bayou but visited it to take a tour of the place last week. This is a very nice, almost up-scale campground. The campground is big rig friendly, security gated and just off Hillsborough Avenue, about 1 mile from Race Track Road.
There are 272 oversized sites, each with a patio & picnic table. All sites have sewer, water, 30/50 amp electric service, telephone, 40 channel cable with HBO. They have a beautiful club house with a lending library, big screen TV, pool tables, exercise equipment an adjoining huge pool. The club house has computers and computer hook-ups. There is Wi-Fi access throughout the park, and in the Clubhouse. Plus high-speed DSL to all sites.
The resort is close to shops of all types including Wally World. Not too far from the Tampa Airport… and about 12 miles to the Gulf of Mexico Beachs. Summer rates are $39 to $42. Winter rates are $52 to $56. Better weekly rates and even better monthly.
We toured it in advance of friends coming there from Vermont.