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Ja-Mar is a suburban park abutting U.S. 19, which is a major state highway to Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Tampa. It is not a traditional rural campground, but instead the best-maintained mobile home park I've ever seen. It offers the opportunity to basecamp with convenient access to many Florida attractions. Campsites are back-in. The staff members are unfailingly pleasant and helpful. The park office freely offers next-day permits to wash one's RV at one's site (no charge). Each site has a separate clearly-marked recycled water faucet to be used for RV washing.

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The park was well maintained. Numerous piles of landscape debris at the back of the park (away from campsites) apparently resulted from the changes being made. Staff was pleasant and helpful, inviting use of the rec hall and the other facilities.

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This is a well-maintained park with spacious sites at a price reasonable at today's rates. It is also well-situated and extremely convenient as an overnight stop. While no longer "ahead of its time" (I've been using it annually for over 30 years), upgrades and continuing maintenance have kept it a valued stop.

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Camped on a cold, windy weekend. Great Halloween programming for the grandkids. Pleasant staff. Some sites require 4+" RV leveling, which is the only thing keeping this from a "10" rating. Will gladly return.

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I visited as one of an owners' group, and I and all were treated pleasantly and helpfully by staff. The park was clean and well maintained, with a variety of site options available. The park recreation room was made available to the group because inclement weather curtailed our planned outdoor activities. As it rained for most of the time I was there I didn't get to see or use the campground at its best.

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This is an updated and extremely well maintained campground...I'm told this is the 3rd generation of the family to own and manage it. Many sites are in woods, or border woods. Campground security is constant, and mobile. I dinged the park a little for their weak WiFi at outer campsites, though it's strong near the office and available at a table in the laundry. I certainly would return.

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This is a beautiful, well-maintained campground with courteous, responsive staff. We paid the listed rate for the regular pull-trough sites (premium sites are available), but received a free night on their current "stay 3-get a free 4th night" special. Free cable offerings were excellent. WiFi was readily available but of average speed. The restrooms have been newly redone with ceramic tile and upgraded fixtures. The price is quite reasonable for a popular destination area and with the amenities included. We will gladly return.

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The campground was clean, and visibly well maintained. The one-night discount sites are grassy back-ins on a hill near to the office. The sites are fairly level. We paid the Passport America rate far a Water/Electric/Sewer site.

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This is a clean, well maintained campground with moderate width but generous length sites. Office and workcamper staff were friendly and helpful, and interested in solving potential problems. The campground does not take reservations, and had no Water/Electric/Sewer sites available when we arrived seeking such a site for a 5 day stay. The office worker told us that a number would be available the next day, if we wished a Water/Electric-only site for the night, and could move to the desired type of site the following day. Problem solved. The park is near to most Shipshewana attractions. Our only caveat about the park involves their WiFi setup. The 1st 30 minutes each day (starting and continuing from your 1st log-on of the day) is free. After that one faces a $3 daily or $8 for 3-day charge. This is a major irritant in an age where the majority of campgrounds offer a form of free internet connection. In fact, we went to breakfast each day at McDonald's to use their free internet....passing local eateries miles closer to the park to do so.

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Mildly rustic setting, but extremely well maintained campground. Programs and trail rides appear thoughtfully organized and executed. Close enough to Gettysburg to have access to historic sites without being in the midst of suburbia. On our "we will return" list.

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We paid the Good Sam rate. This former KOA park appears tired and very worn, with much deferred maintenance. Just after we signed in, two people (a male and a female) came to the office to report a lack of hot water in the shower rooms. Office person was attempting to find someone to work on the problem. We were charged for cable, but it simply was not working anywhere in our end of the park. After being assigned our site, we were told WiFi probably wouldn't reach that end of the park, but that the lounge was open 24/7 and that it would function there. We apparently did have one of the few level sites in the park. We believe this park is definitely not worth 50 percent of their charged rate, and we will not return.

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We paid the Good Sam rate. Pro: The sites are large, the staff friendly and helpful with information. Generally, the park seemed well maintained. Con: Whoever engineered the sewer connections had 40-foot motorhomes with far rear dump valves in mind. My 23-foot travel trailer would have required a 30-foot sewer hose to reach the sewer line. The park felt barely in use, with few others here. This former KOA felt deserted.

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We paid the Passport America rate. The campground's full name doesn't appear at the entrance; just "RV PARK", and "$25 a night", and "Good Sam". The sites are large, level, and clean. Catch-and-release fishing is free at the large pond. Wi-Fi is fast and free, and all hookups worked well. The long-bearded owner seemed very laid-back. As we arrived, he was leaving in his pickup, and paused to tell us, "Pick the spot you like best, and I'll catch up with you when I get back." This was a great overnight stop, and would also be an excellent place to simply kick back and read some novels. It is, however, far from any stores or service locations.

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We paid the Passport America rate. NOTE: Although PA is available Monday through Thursday of the week, one may only have the discount rate for two days. This is a clean, well-managed, quiet campground with a large pond, level sites, and free WiFi. The office and store staff are courteous and friendly. We will gladly return again.

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We paid the Good Sam rate. This is a clean, well landscaped campground with large, mostly pull-through sites. It is on a Civil War battlefield. The park is noticeably quiet, with an absence of road noise. The office staff are friendly and helpful, providing several handouts and directions to local attractions, services, and shopping. It is a fine, convenient location to base camp while enjoying the Chattanooga area.