Date of Stay:
March, 2017 -
We stayed at the campground March-May 2017. It was a very affordable option for Florida at $400 monthly. The park was very full during the season and we stayed in their newer section in the back of the park. It had recently been cleared and was all grass other than the road to the sites in back. The road was fresh asphalt and easy to maneuver our 33' Class A with tow trailer and vehicle. We had beautiful views of the sunset but the bugs were troublesome. We had to contend with major mosquitoes and an ant infestation. There were also tiny little flying insects the locals called "blind mosquitoes" which are apparently harmless but very intrusive at times. We initially rented Lot B11 but after a pretty hard rain, our entire patio area was flooded. The ladies running the office were apologetic and accommodating though. They said we could move to another site as soon as possible and we ended up choosing the site beside us B12. Those newer sites seemed to be more spacious than the sites up front (which were mostly full of snowbirds or full timers). We did have to use our satellite dish and also get a separate Internet Service Provider on our own since we couldn't stream moves or shows from the WiFi. Overall I would recommend to others and most likely stay again myself, especially once they do some more upgrading to the sites out back. We camped at Lake Toho RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Definitely check out Rodeo Diner that's about 7 miles away. Great service, food and prices! If you need to fill up propane tanks, go to Tractor Supply located in the same shopping plaza as Rodeo Diner.
Date of Stay:
October, 2016 -
We stayed at the park for three months (Oct 2016-Jan 2017) during my travel nursing contact in Columbia. It was a 45 min drive for me which wasn't ideal but we arrived just after Hurricane Matthew struck the area. There were very few parks to choose from at that time and none had availability. When we arrived it was still a Jellystone affiliate. They were in Halloween season so the weekends were very busy but it never felt crowded. They had activities for kids and adults (which I believe will continue even without the Jellystone affiliation). The layout is a large rectangle so navigation of the road was very easy. They also offer sites for tents and pop up campers. There were pull thru sites but we stayed in a back-in site. There was plenty of space to park our SUV and Harley. We parked our tow trailer in a separate secure area out of our view but behind fencing. There were 2 washers and dryers in the clubhouse which also had a game room and swimming pool. The bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. There were also small lakes to fish on the property. There was a non working propane tank on site so we had to purchase a separate tank and take it to be refilled about 20 miles about every 2 weeks. We didn't encounter any snow but it got down into the low 30s several times. It is definitely off the beaten path but the owners were a mother daughter team and they were always helpful and accommodating. They allowed us to move into one of the pull thru sites the day before we left so we could easily leave in the morning. I would stay there again because of the owners and the fact that it's spacious and quiet a lot of the time in the fall and winter months. We camped at River Bottom Farms Family Campground in a Motorhome.
This park is about 8-10 miles from a gas station, a few restaurants and a small family owned grocery store in the small town of Pelion. The bigger chains including Wal-Mart and Lowe's are roughly 25 miles away. Camping World is at least 35 miles away. I do recommend the House of Pizza in Pelion. Tasty food with generous portions every time we went. The chef salad was big enough for both of us!
Date of Stay:
August, 2016 -
I really enjoyed our stay at the park. It was a very affordable option at only $300/month. It is a converted mobile home park so the lots are really spacious with concrete pads and extra large parking spots in front of each spot. We were able to park our custom tow trailer, my guy's Harley Ultra Limited (large) and my Ford Escape side by side in that parking space the whole time. The managers were awesome; polite and helpful all the time. If we needed anything, they would assist immediately. In the front building, there was a laundry area with 2 washers and dryers and a full bathroom with a shower and toilet (like in a home). There was also a seating area with a big table and chairs. Everything was always clean in the whole building. Unfortunately the wifi never really worked at all. You could get email but even with a wifi booster in our coach, we weren't able to stream movies or shows. There were only 8 or so channels available from the antenna as well (including 3 shopping and 2 Spanish). There was also no pool but that wasn't as a big a deal to us as not having wifi, even in the Texas heat. We camped at We RV Champions of Tyler (formerly RV Parks R us) in a Motorhome.
If you are in Tyler, definitely go to Jucy's burgers! They are amazing and inexpensive with free baked beans and an updated soda machine for flavored sodas. They also serve tater tots!