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Date of Stay:
July, 2016 -
We stayed 4th of July weekend. The park was full. Our spot was nice with a small opening in the bushes to allow access to the water. No shade so bring your own; it is an island with some trees on the edge. We had 50 amp service and water, no sewer. The water is easily the worst I have ever experienced before. It is saturated with sulfur and the smell is very very strong. Since we didn't have sewer I used the showers at the park. They were sandy and dirty, I blame this on the other guests more then the park itself. The bathroom was not clean either, no air in there, it was hot and humid. Taking a shower was really hell. If we go back I will fill our tanks with fresh water first. We lost power one night from a storm, water too as it is a well, and then half the park lost power the next day as well as water for the whole park for a short time.
Each day I walked the dogs and picked up beer cans and trash from other guests that had just left them anywhere. It is a shame, what a beautiful place on the water and people just don't care.
The 4th was great, we watched fireworks from all angles at the waters edge. Other guests were friendly, and it didn't look like to many long term people, there was a camp a few down from us that had signs of a long stay, but still not too bad. Be ready for mosquitoes, ants, and other critters as this is a state park, not a resort. The staff was friendly and happy to help. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. We camped at Long Point Park Campground (Brevard County Park) in a Travel Trailer.
Shop before you go, the closest grocery store is about 15 miles north.
Bring more then enough bottled water and I would fill your tanks with clean water as the water has a heavy sulfur smell.
The restaurant at the entrance is OK, stay away from the biscuits and gravy. The bait shop was expensive and the guy at the counter could care less about helping. Try Whities bait about 1/4 mile north on A1A for better prices and selection as well as friendly staff.
Date of Stay:
May, 2016 -
The park continues to excel and improve. This is our 3rd stay and we have not been disappointed. Our site was ready, clean, level, and comfortable.
They have now added some basic supplies in the office, creating a small store; prices were reasonable. The conditions in the showers/restrooms continue to be maintained. They are clean, air conditioned, and water pressure is good too. We stayed the weekend over Memorial Day and they had live music at the stage both Saturday and Sunday night.
We were told that improvements coming are a pool, activities center and planned activities during the winter months. They have also added 4 Vintage brand travel trailers that are used as rentals for anyone that wants to try the camper experience. These are brand new and they have maid service, not too shabby. The rates may be higher then other parks but we enjoy the benefits and quality that they provide. We have already booked for Labor day weekend. We camped at Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
Music Saturday nights. A free shuttle to the trolley service in St. Augustine is the way to go. I believe tickets were $25.00 per person for all day, they let you get on and off the trolley in the historic district all day and then transport you back to the campground when you're done. Parking in town can be a real pain and also costs a lot. This is an easy way to enjoy the day.
There is also a Dollar General store right at the entrance of the park for anything you may need.
Date of Stay:
February, 2016 -
We came in Friday night, our spot was fairly level and paved. That was the good part of the visit. The entrance is not clearly marked for staging, more no parking signs then anything. We checked in and were told where the site was, that was about it. While getting setup a staff member drove by, no hello or welcome, not what we are used too at KOA. After setup we noticed the site across from us was empty accept for an old discarded mattress, next to that was a site with a large pile of belongings, a truck packed full of stuff and a utility trailer. We visited the office needing a few items from the store and advised them of the issues, we were told, yea the maintenance crew has gone home, someone must have thrown that over our fence and the guy next to it just sold his camper. The place is about 50% live-in's and right off A1A. Traffic is loud, the view towards A1A is the back of businesses or an old car wash. There are no activities, the club house is scary and a walk around the "lake" (drainage pond) takes you through a forgotten land with old trailers and a look into the neighbors houses at the back side.
I took our dogs to the dog park and noticed the signs were rotted and propped up against the poll that held them. The only modern/new item was a round table with 4 chairs. It looks like that was this years upgrade here.
I believe I have said enough, no we will not be back. We left Saturday morning and found a new place for the weekend. We camped at St. Augustine Beach KOA in a Travel Trailer.
stay somewhere else.
Date of Stay:
February, 2016 -
Please note, this park is under new owners since December of 2015. The updates and changes are huge!
We stayed 2/27 for one night after leaving the KOA due to seriously unsatisfactory conditions. I called Saturday morning and the lady that answered the call, took the time to look and find us a spot. We packed up and moved to Compass. Wow, what a difference. We pulled in to see a nice clean wooded modern camp ground. Check-in was quick and easy, they explained everything including the free community campfire and live entertainment that night. Next, we were escorted to our pull through site. It was wide, clean, and honestly the most level site we have ever pulled into. This was a standard spot so it had a gravel pad, picnic table and plenty of room for our TT and Tow vehicle. The utilities were new, hook-ups clean and easy to get too. They included 50 and 30amp connections, as well as a cable connection. The sewer connection was new, (not cracked and difficult to connect) and right in line with the other connections.
After getting setup we took a walk. We found the dog park, this is new too. It is clearly marked, bags and other amenities such as dog toys and a few training steps and jumps were setup. The dog park is big and fenced and there is plenty of room for them to run.
Driving into St. Augustine is only a short 15 min ride depending on the traffic.
Saturday night we checked out the live entertainment at the stage area. It was a group of 3 performing live music, bring your own chair and beverage of choice. We stayed for a bit and listened, not too shabby.
The campground is just off the hwy but it was quiet at night and we slept well. I did not see many live-ins, maybe one or two, but they were in good condition. The park was clean and up to date.
The laundry was new and spotless, bathrooms were also great. Request a free fire ring if you want a real fire in your site.
We booked another stay for the Easter weekend and can't wait. We camped at Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
St Augustine is a fun place, weekends can be crazy, arrive early and look for parking fast.