Date of Stay: June, 2012
We went in the office to check on a site. The ocean front sites on the brochure stated the cost of $88.00, however the man behind the counter said they were $118.00 plus tax right now. Why the rate increase we have no idea. The sites on the beach are right at the beach edge looking at the water, with dotted palm trees. If you want to be right on the beach then this is for you. Side by side with barely any room in between each unit, then autos parked everywhere. We weren't impressed with how packed it was. There are sites on the opposite side of the road also, a very busy road to cross over. Most of those seemed to be more permanent residents. The beach was so packed at this area I don't know how one could see the beach for all the umbrellas. If you like crowds and don't mind reaching over and touching the camper next to you, but want to be right on the ocean, then this is the place for you.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
Ginnie Springs used to be one of our favorite places to tent camp when our boys were growing up in the 80's and 90's. We made the mistake of camping here right before the week local colleges started back to school. Alcohol is allowed at this campground and the college kids were drunk 24/7. Our price was for my husband and I and one son that was 15 but charged adult rate. Plus you pay for electric each night. They charge per person, so one person might not be bad but a family could run you into a lot of money. The restrooms were a mess. One night I went to take a shower and it was occupied by and gal and guy taking a shower together. I do know they are heated and were kept clean back in our tent camping days. Our site was not bad, very shaded but we were at an intersection of roads and motorbikes and ATV's were driven all over. The noise level here was just too much with all the motorized vehicles driving around. I notice now it states all vehicles must be street legal so maybe it isn't that bad anymore. I hope so because the kids driving around were so drunk and I almost got hit a few times. The springs are beautiful here, and to me the most beautiful springs in Florida. However they were so packed and the water so stirred up you couldn't enjoy the beauty of them. There is a nice store here with lots of fun stuff and a bit of food and drink items. You can tube down the river and that was fun, but again packed with the partying kids and some of the gals were making out with each other and our young boys saw things they've never seen before. Will we go back again? I'm not sure we ever will again: it has turned into a college hangout. We might give it a try during the middle of the week when college is in session, but never again in the summer.