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JEG

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Astor Landing Campground & Marina, Astor, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $28.00
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This is a small, quiet park. The people we saw, including those running the park were very friendly. It is not an active park - it seems that many of the people are there for long periods of time and you don't see them very often. There is only one restroom and it can be quite a walk depending on where your site is. The woman's bathroom was cute and clean, but only one shower and two toilets. There was never a line and we were camping on Daytona 500 weekend, so that was a plus. It was an easy trip to the race and I would recommend it to someone who was just looking for an inexpensive, quiet place to stay. If you are looking for the party crowd, this is not the place! We camped at Astor Landing Campground & Marina in a Tent Trailer.

JEG

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O'Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $20.00
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I loved this campground. To me, it is ideal! It is wooded and shady, the sites are private. Our site had huge logs laying around it and if you walked just beyond them, there was a beautiful valley (if you can call it a valley in Florida). The wild life was abundant and the park for the public is beautiful! The bathrooms are well maintained and there was a playground for children (although I had none so I didn't pay a lot of attention to it). The roads were a bit narrow and bumpy, but that adds to the ruralness of it. There is a great country store just down the main highway with wonderful food. We stayed here to go to a UF game: the trip to Gainesville was easy and not too far. I highly recommend this park. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Tent Trailer.

JEG

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Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $20.00
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Best park we have stayed in. This is what camping should be like. Very family oriented - kids riding bikes and playing all the time. Beautiful oak and pine trees. Located in the state park - lots of places to ride bicycles and see nature. The bathroom (closest to our site, #85) were the cleanest I have ever seen at a campground. Showers were great - no problems at all. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Tent Trailer.

JEG

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Camp Venice Retreat, Venice, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $45.00
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I was disappointed. Mother Nature does her best to make the park beautiful, so you can't beat the huge oaks and beautiful river, but it is really not well maintained. There are two parts to this park - one side is all RVs and the other side is tents and RVs. The tenting side has all the old oaks and is very shady. The RV side is crowded, but if you are lucky enough to be on the water, I imagine you can overlook everything else. It was very cold while we were there and we were not allowed to have campfires, so night life was early to bed. Next door to this campground is a restaurant/bar called Snook Haven. Snook Haven is well known in the area and pretty crowded. They have great bands playing there all the time. The food is expensive though for what you get ($19 for a ribeye steak) and with that you get a very small salad and one side, such as french fries or vegetables - all served on paper plates with plastic utensils. The pool is very small. The meeting room they advertise is a room connected to the office with long tables in them. There is internet access in that room as well. In the office they have three rather empty shelves of supplies and no food items. I stopped in the woman's bathroom about 9:00 p.m. and one of the toilets was clogged and they were out of toilet paper. I went back at 9:30 a.m., and nothing had changed. There are two showers and two toilets. The tops of the shower stall came up to my neck, which I did not like. Although I do not have kids, I thought the playground was the worst of all. There is a large sand area with weeds growing throughout it. There is one swing set with two swings. That is sum total of the playground. All in all, it is not terrible, but certainly not worth the $45 they charge each night. The picnic tables are small, and the lots are not groomed. The nature is beautiful though, which is really their saving grace. Oh, one more thing, the "gravel road" they advertise is a long dirt road with some fair size potholes. We camped at Camp Venice Retreat in a Tent Trailer.

JEG

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Fish Eating Creek Campground, Palmdale, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2007 - $20.00
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This campground is on a huge wildlife management area. There are three different parts to the campground. Two parts are primitive camp sites only. One of those is on the creek and the other is on a lake. The RV part is in an area between the primitive parts. There are shady RV spots, but not many. Most are very sunny. The F sites have the most trees, but directly behind them are railroad tracks and directly behind the tracks is US. 27, which is a heavily traveled truck highway. We were located on site B2 and although we heard the trucks on occasion, it wasn't really a distraction. When the train came through it was kind of neat and it only happened one time while we were there. The store is well stocked with food and other supplies and the people who run it are very nice. The bathrooms were as clean as campground bathrooms can be expected to be. They were relatively close to all the RV sites, but pretty far from the primitive sites. They have a small game room with a pool table and laundry facilities. Wood was directly delivered to your campsite when you bought it. It was a friendly place in a nice setting. It wasn't one of those huge KOA sites that has everything, but depending on what you like, this place may be just for you. It is in the middle of no where, so be prepared to travel if you have to run to the grocery store or want to eat out somewhere. However, Gatorama is just up the road. We camped at Fish Eating Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

JEG

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Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, Florida

Date of Stay: December, 2005 - $15.00
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I loved this place! It is so pleasant and pretty. The huge trees and the wildlife is incredible. The raccoons are very smart though - they are good at getting into whatever they want, so be prepared for that! The campsites circle the bathroom/showers, so everyone is the about the same distance away. The facilities were clean and nice. If this campground is more watched by the rangers, which is something I didn't notice, they are doing an outstanding job of keeping this campground first rate. We camped at Wekiwa Springs State Park in a Tent.

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