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Small, nice campground. Obviously, a very popular place for mountain biking enthusiasts. We rode the "easy" trails. The trails are fun and nicely maintained. Our biggest complaint is with the restroom/bathhouse. It really needs a good cleaning. My husband described the men's shower as "grody" and he's not near as picky as me. Also, no toilet paper or paper towels in the men's the first couple of days there. The campground and campsites were litter and cigarette butt free. There were caterpillars crawling all over the place and made for sitting outside not a pleasant experience. Obviously, out of the control of the campground, just the wrong time of year. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Easy check-in. Several restaurants and grocery stores within five miles of the CG.

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Another nice state park. Nice hilly bike riding. Never went for a bike ride without seeing deer, turkeys, and gopher tortoises. Site was large and shaded. A lot of cigarette butts and trash left by previous occupants in our site. Spent half hour picking it up. Not campground's fault. Spring area is nice. We were here during the week. Imagine the Spring area gets very crowded on weekends. First time camping here, but will return.

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Rate reflected is with a four night buy-one-get-one offer. Would not stay here if we had to pay full price. The best thing this park has going for it, is its location, close to Disney and many restaurants. Has one pool that is too small for a campground of this size. Never went in the pool due to it being overcrowded. Bathhouse/restroom could use a good scrubbing. Thick dust on top of toilet paper holders, mildew buildup in shower stalls. No bench to place items in shower area, just a couple of hooks. Tour helicopters are constantly flying overhead during the day. Most sites do not offer any type of shade and the sites are close together. Old Town is trinket stores, bars and carnival rides. The resort employees were very friendly.

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Rate reflects summer rate and includes tax. First time here. We enjoyed our stay. Nice folks and well maintained. Nice pool. Went to the nearby Orlando Wetlands several times and walked and biked the many trails. Great for bird watching. Didn't notice the water being too bad, but we always drink bottled water. It's definitely a snowbird park with many unoccupied trailers "parked" at sites for the summer, but wasn't a problem. It's under new management and I hope they keep the park just as nice. We will return.

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Very nice, well maintained park. It is small and you are close to your neighbor. Everyone, to include staff and campers, were very friendly and helpful. Not a lot to do but R&R and maybe some fishing. The visitor center has nice interactive displays and videos about the Army COE. Worth a visit. Bathhouse was clean and had hooks and a bench and a place to put your soap and/or shampoo, something frequently overlooked in many campgrounds. We will return, if we can...tough to get reservations as it books up fast. Rate is with Interagency Senior Pass. Still a bargain at full price.

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Campground is basically a large grassy area with little to no shade. Two sites share power/water poles, so you are close to your one neighbor. But, nice spacing between each shared area. The sites are "waterfront", but you can't see the water or the boats cruising by due to a steep embankment. You can sit or stand on the embankment and view the water and boats. The embankment is not mowed and some of the growth is quite high. There is a picnic table and fire ring at each site, but at the even numbered sites the table and fire ring are on the "wrong side". If you can pull in vs. backing in, then they would be on the "right" side. Bathhouse was fairly clean and well stocked. Dressing area was large with a long bench, but afforded little privacy. No soap holder in shower area. Mostly quiet. You can hear and see the Turnpike from the campground, but it's not bad. The campground is very near the FL Turnpike and I-95, so it is a good park for a stopover.

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Nice campground. Most of the sites are well spaced apart except #9. It is very close to #10. My only complaint about this park is with the bath house. The dressing area floods while taking a shower and there are no electric plugs, however, it was clean and well stocked during our stay. The amenity we enjoyed most about this park is that one of the trail heads to the Lake Apopka Loop Trail is right across the street. We biked about eight miles of the trail. The trail consists of hard packed gravel/marrow. We saw a variety of birds, several alligators, and one Water Moccasin(beware!). A great bike ride! Several restaurants are nearby in Apopka.

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Rate reflects senior non-county resident. We love this campground. There are no bad sites, just some better than others. Of course, the lake front sites are the best. The facilities are well maintained. There are nice nature trails; one has a very nice boardwalk as part of it. We saw many, many different types of birds, including eagles. The sunsets over Lake Carlton are just breathtaking. Downtown Mount Dora is very close. We ate at Fiesta Grande Mexican restaurant there and it was very good. There is a Publix's just a few miles from the campground on 441.

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We enjoyed our stay at Blue Spring. Many of the sites are very shallow, and big rigs would have a problem fitting, but we did okay with our trailer. Swimming in the spring is fun and very refreshing during the hot summer. Some sort of flotation device is highly recommended. We had noodles, and they were perfect to use during snorkeling. During the weekend the spring area is very crowded, but not too bad during the weekday. Tip: they let campers stay in later than non-campers. There is a great paved bike trail right outside the entrance of the park. We saw deer and turkey while on our ride. It's about 5 miles one way if you do the loop at the end.

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Loved this park! It only has 15 sites, but about ten of them are waterfront on a large beautiful lake. There is a nice paved patio, a large picnic bench, a BBQ grill, and a campfire ring with two small permanent benches around the campfire ring at each site. The entire park is surrounded by large beautiful lakes with several docks located within the park. There is is a nice nature trail and a very nice boardwalk. Downtown Mount Dora is less then three miles away and provides many shopping and eating opportunities. There is also a Publix Supermarket about two miles from the park. We will return to this park.

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This is a nice campground. It has great biking opportunities both paved and off-road. The River Campground is much more treed than the Pine Grove Campground, but big rigs would have problems navigating in the River Campground. Rangers were nice and helpful. Check out the observation tower at the Park, especially at sunset. The Blowing Rocks Preserve is also a must see and is just a few miles from the Park. We will stay here again.

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This is a nice State Park. If you like to fish, this is a great place. They were catching a lot of flounder while we were there. The sites are small, but okay. The no-see-ums were bad, but bug spray kept them under control. The Rangers were very nice. One of the bath houses was having drainage problems while were there and it was closed. Luckily, there was another bathhouse not too far down the road that was usable. We would return to this campground.

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Great state park! First time we have stayed here, but we will be back. Nice large sites with a picnic table and a fire ring. One of the most well maintained parks we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot.

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Very nice park. Nice large sites with a fire ring and a picnic table. The hiking trails are also nice. It's just a shame how people throw their trash on the trails...not the campground's fault. The falls were low due to drought conditions, but still pretty. We ate a nice dinner at the Hot Dog House...good food, reasonable prices, good service, and free Wi-Fi, located on the main road through the Park. Park Rangers were very helpful and friendly. The only complaint is how the showers are built. The shower floor and the bathhouse floor are almost level, so it floods the dressing area and then some.

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This is the third time we have camped here and enjoyed it very much. It was buggy on this trip and we were glad we had our screen room with us. They were building a new bathhouse, which was needed, and making more sites full hookup. So, this already nice campground will be even better once the improvements are completed. Ate dinner at the Catfish House again, and again. It was very good. This campground will be a 10 in my book once all the improvements are completed.