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This is a very pretty park with plenty of wildlife. The deer came within 10 feet of the campsite and we saw racoons and armadillos. We stayed in site #95 in the Hickory loop with plenty of shade. Our site was very near the trail the to park and springs and not far from the bath house. Only downfall to the restrooms and showers were the bugs inside and the lack of space to put clothes while showering. Our site was level with a fire ring and two poles to hang a clothes line. There was not a lantern pole though. As stated in an earlier review the sand/dirt gets everywhere. We did have some cell phone service. The kids liked swimming in the springs (only 72 degrees). They also enjoyed the bike/hiking trails (app 8 miles). It was fun to watch the scuba divers who cave dive there. The park area has plenty of picnic sites, concession area (open April 1) and decent playground. There's a boardwalk to stroll along the springs to the Suwannee River. Early in the morning you may be lucky and see a manatee and will surely see all the vultures at the end of the boardwalk. Walmart and other stores are within 7 miles if you forget anything. Staff was informational and helpful. Site #93 is only pull thru and overlooks the Catfish Hotel Diving Hole.

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This campground is very spacious, but not very private. There are three loops available. Loop A contains a couple pull through spots (#6 and #14) with level gravel pads and fire rings, not much shade though. Loop B is near the shower houses. These sites are like parking at a curb. I'm not sure if these spots had fire rings. The biggest benefit of this section is being near the restrooms as all other sites were a good walk away. We stayed in loop C, site #24. This site is a pull through (along with #36 and #21). Most, if not all, the sites in this loop have concrete pads for parking with gravel pads attached with grill and fire ring. The inner sites are partially shaded with pine trees. The view of this site is outstanding with the lake outside your door. The gravel pad is 17 paces deep and about the same wide. There is also a big green space for the kids to play between the camper and lake. The volleyball, tetherball and shuffleboard area was run down and could use new equipment.