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We've been staying here for years. The sites are rather crowded. Many of the renters are snowbirds from the village or surrounding area and are yearly summer occupants. As described by others the sites are essentially parking spots opposite the marina. Its not a resort, but it works. Management is great to work with and the seasonals are friendly and keep their sites neat and clean. I note that its rated as not big rig friendly but I've been in there with a 44' 5th wheel. You just have to let management know so they can let you know if they have a space that will accommodate a big rig.

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There are seven sites at the front of the bluff over Lake Memphremagog that are limited to two weeks. Many other sites have water views. There is a sandy beach down the bluff that has kayaks, canoes, small sailboats, and bikes for rent. There is a playground and tennis courts. A walking/bike trail goes about a mile into downtown Newport or about 9 miles to Canada. The included WiFi is mostly good, and the Verizon cell signal is very good. Most, if not all sites, would allow a satellite signal. Sites are firm grass and look to be mostly level. The grounds are well maintained, and the staff very accommodating. GPS might ask you to turn under a 9ft railroad bridge about three blocks from the campground, but continue north on Union St. to Bluff Rd. and follow the signs to the campground. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. Water pressure was measured at 80lbs, and power is consistently good. There are no Walmarts anywhere close, but a few good grocery stores, a Dollar Store, and a good hardware store within 5 miles. We camped in a 44ft 5th wheel and there are about a dozen sites, including all of the bluff sites that would accommodate us easily. Most of the sites would easily accommodate a 40ft motor home as we have visited here with one of those too, and there is plenty of room to turn around in a large parking area. This campground is definitely on our return to list.

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One of the nicer Florida state parks. Easy access for our 44' 5th wheel with lots of sites that will work. There is a nice rubber matted ramp for easy in and out of the river with our kayaks within walking distance of our site. The river is very nice and full of kayaks, canoes and divers on the weekends. There is a playground and a pool, but the pool is closed this time of year. Our Verizon signal was sometimes weak, but worked both for calls and data. There are several dedicated tent sites near a bath house. Hosts are friendly and helpful.

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There isn't much landscaping and the sites are grass with a concrete pad and picnic tables are scarce. But this is a very comfortable big rig park with the bonus of an 18 hole golf course, a driving range and a deep water marina off the Inter Coastal Water Way. It has about everything a snowbird would want. We cringe when we try to get our 44' 5th wheel into many parks, but this park makes it easy.

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There are probably a couple of sites that would accommodate a 40' RV and tow vehicle, but the one we booked wasn't one of them. The trees and the narrow winding road make it difficult for a big rig.

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This is essentially a lot with sites located around its perimeter. The surface is gravel with some grass between sites and a paver surface with a picnic table. As another reviewer noted the entrance was very tight for our 44ft 5th wheel and we needed to get some help moving some vehicles to get out, but it works for big rigs. Just make sure you approach the gate from the north. Its located right on US-1 and we were two spots from the street. The gate near our site was left open at night and our bicycle was stolen from the front of the RV. They need better security.

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I marked that this CG is not big rig friendly because of the narrow winding road access and the sites perpendicular to the road. We had booked site 28 because it was rated for a 42 foot RV. There is no way we could have gotten our 42 foot 5th wheel into that site. We did get into site 30 which is rated for a 30 foot RV, with a struggle. I won't say don't go because there are some pluses. I will say be prepared to be challenged if you have a big rig.

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Maybe just the first 6 sites have 50amp service. The rest are 30amp with some sewer hookups. All have water and all back up on a bank on the Shenandoah River. There is a boat ramp and apparently deep water with a little current that had me concerned about launching a kayak. We had to use 2x6's under the front tires to level and the soft ground absorbed about half of the boards under the jacks of our diesel pusher. The WiFi was strong and fairly fast. About half the sites seem to be seasonal.

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Rate includes taxes and was for a non sewer site, the pump out was $10. Sewer sites are available but were reserved. They plan to make more sites with sewer. The young couple who manage the CG are very friendly and accommodating. Wi-Fi did not extend to our site. Verizon signal was good. Sites very from fairly open in the front to nearly private towards the rear in trees and they are level. We will visit again.

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There is a working Amish farm right behind us, the hosts are great, the location is great, the Wi-Fi is much better than most. With that said the CG is much less than ideal for a large motor home. The sites are terraced and perpendicular to the road so it there was more twisting than I have ever done to get into the site. Then I had to drag out several boards to level up, something that I refuse to do at most campgrounds. Getting out may be a little easier, but its going to take several back and forth maneuvers to get lined up to the exit and I haven't yet figured out where to hook up the towed. I'm not saying don't come, because the location is great. Just stop by a lumber yard on the way and make sure you look at the site you're assigned before you try to get into it if you have a large motor home. In fact I'd definitely discourage anyone with a motor home larger than 40'.

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The rate is the approximate monthly rate with taxes and electric charges. We've stayed in hundreds of campgrounds all over the country. There are a few that are fancier, better landscaped and have larger sites. But this is the best run RV Park that we've stayed in. And all of those things, landscaping, and site size, are quite adequate. In addition to that Ft. Pierce is a great location and a friendly, not so busy town. The people are great; they have good water and beach access without having to hunt for parking or change to pay for it.

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I agree this is a beautiful place. I would just caution that for a "Big Rig" it is very tight and not possible to navigate the Shady Pines Loop without at least brushing branches that may leave scratches, did leave scratches. Some of the turns are such that we were not able to stay on the paved road and it took some maneuvering to get in and out of our site. I would recommend site 98 for large RVs as it is paved and is on a turn so that it would be easy to get in and out of. Also there was no cell service so we had to drive about 30 minutes to make calls.

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To say CATV is available is a bit misleading as you would need to call the local cable operator and have them come and set it. The owners are nice and very helpful. The roads and sites are gravel and roads a bit rough. Most of the campers appeared to be seasonal campers. Our site was level and we were given a site where we could get a satellite signal. Its a bit tight getting around in a big rig, but passable. It would be hard to give it a 9 or 10, or even an 8 compared to CGs with slabs and paved roads and landscaping. But it works and is comfortable and we'll return. Our rate was the PassPort America rate.

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Nice park with a very friendly and helpful staff. There are many permanents, but they're separate and well taken care of. Wi-Fi works only at the club house. The sites are grassy (not muddy in rain) and level. The roads were dirt and dusty with potholes. But they were being graded while we were there. It is lake front but the lake is remote from the area used for short stays and we didn't see an area to get to the beach without going through another site. We would recommend the CG and will return.

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The roads and sites are sand/grit, but are level and firm. The campground is nearly hidden in thick water oaks which will make satellite signals difficult. The roads are narrow and we found it challenging getting into our site. But once in it was long, private, and wide. When we asked about Wi-Fi we were given a full typed page that on later reading explained that Wi-Fi doesn't work well near water and in other conditions. When I asked about this at the office I was told that they don't have Wi-Fi but at the office. This was a big disappointment, particularly the long explanation of why they don't have it under circumstances that many others do.