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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Elite Resorts at Salt Springs, Salt Springs, Florida

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We have camped here many times before. We came across a private owner on craigslist renting their lot cheaper than the official resort was. I was a little worried that the park had gone down hill because of some negative reviews on here but we had no problems. There was $5 fee for our car and golf cart at the gate but we were told up front so no problem. They have added a large dog park since we were here last. We normally spend one full day at the springs, but once you have done that the state parks have nothing else to offer. Love staying here because we have constant access to the lake and pools. We dropped our boat in the lake on Sunday and didn't put it back on the trailer until we left on Friday. Stayed anchored on the beach and were able to jump in and go whenever we wanted. The bathrooms are not fancy but they were very clean. We used them every night instead of bothering with our tiny camper shower. At first I was disappointed the site was not closer to the water, but our site in the back of the park was very shady and quiet and we didn't have to worry about through-traffic while the kids were out playing. Plus the lot was long enough that we were able to leave the truck hooked up to our 30 ft trailer and still park the bikes and golf cart in the back. We plan to book same site next year. We camped at Elite Resorts at Salt Springs in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
148
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The old local grocery store had closed down since we were there last but there is a new Dollar General with decent grocery selection. Just make sure you bring your meats and must-have items. No other shopping anywhere close that we found.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Laura S. Walker State Park, Waycross, Georgia

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park but we got bored quickly. We have been having family reunions here occasionally over the past 30 years. Sadly, the pool was closed down a while back with no plan to re-open it. Fishing and boating is normally allowed on the lake but they closed the lake to all activities due to some cabin construction they have going on. For the life of me I could not figure out what one thing had to do with another and I was very frustrated that we were not notified of that when we booked. So we had beautiful lake front lot but zero activities. We did go across the highway one day and went to Okefenokee park. The city is not too far but we don't go camping to do "city" things. Bathrooms were older but clean. We camped at Laura S. Walker State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lakefront
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We always have ant problems at this park so we just make sure to pack what and spray. We figured out if we spray our tires and jack stands ants don't come in :-)

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, Keystone Heights, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We try to camp here once a year. The lake is back open after years of being closed due to low water levels. There is a sandy beach area for swimming and canoe rentals are very reasonable. This is a park where the bathrooms and showers are always clean enough that we all shower in them instead of in the camper. Staff is continuously riding around so the park is VERY clean. On our last trip we had our Girl Scouts out and it was very challenging for them to find ANY litter to pick up, LOL! The trails are a highlight here. There are large ravines and streams with heavy shade. Very cool and scenic hike. We camped at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Any stores are pretty far away. I always double check my packing job for this trip.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here to kayak on Rainbow River. We have our own kayaks and put them in the river in the park. It is kind of a long walk from where they stop vehicle access to the water but they had carts available for use. We did not realize until we arrived that the springs and waterfalls and most other park attractions are not in the campground. The springs and park are to the north. We kayaked up to the spring one day, left the boats at the dock and explored the park, then kayaked back to the campground. The campground has tube rentals that include a trolley ride back up to the camp but it is a short stretch of the river. Instead we took the kayaks back out and went a full 5 miles down Rainbow River, pulled out at Salty's Waterfront restaurant, had a great lunch and paid for a shuttle back to the campground from the shuttle and kayak company next door. Campground had a decent game room where we played pool but it closes when the little store is not open and they were closed several times we wanted to head in. Hiking trails were not impressive but the water can keep you busy. The sites are very spacious, feels like you have a nice "yard" and they do a good job of keeping foliage in between the camp sites so it feels more private. Overall if we do Rainbow again we would camp here instead of taking a chance on another place. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Loop B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town is not too far. Has a Walmart and Dollar Tree for any items you may have forgotten. There were a lot of other stores and restaurants but we like to stick the woods when camping so didn't try any of them.

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