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We chose this campground based on the relatively good reviews and the availability of "oceanfront" sites. We made our reservations in May, however, upon arrival at the campground in July, they had absolutely no record of this. I was able to show them the emails between us, confirming our reservation, however, they indicated that they could not honour this. Although they appeared to have sites open the whole time we were there, they told us they were all booked. They did give us the choice of a few other non-oceanfront sites, and charged us for 2 nights instead of 4, which was appreciated. The main portion of the campground is really just open fields. It was fairly quiet while we were there, even on a Friday night. The restrooms were clean, however, the showers were extremely tight. The men's restrooms are in the process of being renovated, and the showers in that section were much bigger. We might return to this campground again if in the area, however, I will certainly confirm my reservations before I leave home!!

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This is a wonderful park set in the woods, and the owner is continually making improvements. Sites vary from quite small to larger pull throughs; however, most of the larger sites appeared to be used for seasonals. We were in site A6, which was a very nice, large, pull-through set up on the hill; however, maneuvering in and out with our 35ft fifth wheel was a bit difficult simply because of the slant of the hill. Would rate a 10 if there was wi-fi somewhere in the park, and if laundry facilities were expanded (there were only 2 washers and dryers, and the room was only open from 10am - 7pm). The staff and manager were awesome. When we arrived one of them drove my husband up to our site so he could see it before we went up to it with our trailer in tow; we also needed a mechanic because our truck died and they had someone come out to the campground, and he had it fixed within 24 hours! Since the lake is open to the public it does get pretty crowded, and it's a busy place on the weekends; however, noise was really not a problem. It's a great place to do a lot or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the campground. We also liked the close proximity to Amish country. There is a great mall nearby (that's where we hooked up to wi-fi) and Beuhler's grocery store. The "Lynn Drive-In" theater is about a 25 minute drive. We'll definitely return.

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We used this as a stop-over on our way home from Florida. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They escorted us to our site (#1 which was a pull-through and quite level). We purchased firewood and they delivered a fire ring to the site. They also sell pizza and wings etc. and deliver it to your site. Twice, while we were sitting around the fire, they dropped off warm chocolate chip cookies. Due to close proximity to I-75 there is traffic noise, however, once inside the RV for the night, it was really not too bad. Wi-fi is free for 30 minutes, or $5.00 for 24 hours. We paid $31 for a full-hookup for 4 adults, this includes the KOA discount. I would definitely use this spot again for a one or two night stop over.

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We have stayed at this park before, however, it's not likely that we will return. The fees have gone up significantly over the past few years and considering there is no sewer hook up, no cable, no Wi-Fi (except at office) it is high. In order to have a fire you either have to buy your own ring, or rent one of theirs for $3 per night; firewood costs about $8.00 a bundle! There was "stuff" on one of the toilets that remained there for two days, and the showers were not overly clean. We found getting into the site (#225) with our 35 ft/3 slides a bit difficult. The setting is beautiful, but, considering all things, we will not likely return to Fort DeSoto in the future.

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This is a mostly seasonal campground (just over 100 sites - only 17 transient) in the Kawarthas. The draw for this campground is that it is right on Pigeon Lake and has spots to dock your boat. The washrooms and showers were rather old and were not consistently clean. Lots of outdoor activities for the kids - including the pool and the beach area ("inlet" lake- very warm!). Our site was an empty seasonal site near the highway, and there was quite a bit of noise from the traffic, however, sitting by the lake with a book was very peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This campground was fairly nice and quiet, but we would likely only return if we needed a place to dock a boat.

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We used this campground as a one night stop-over. We were there the Saturday night of a long weekend and it was still very quiet. Very friendly owners and staff, clean and very well maintained. Not a lot to do in the area, but there is lots to do at the campground itself. Sites are mostly pull-through, large and grassy. We wouldn't use as much more than a stop-over, partly because there is no sewer hook-up, however, it was a very nice spot to rest during travels.

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This is a fairly new campground set in the woods. The sites are a good size - gravel and sand, and the trees provide good privacy. Our site was not particularly level. We were there midweek and it was very quiet. Some noise from the road, but not too bad. There is not a lot for kids except for the playground which was quiet nice. WIFI will be available once the rec hall is finished (was being built while we were there) - could only get 13 channels on the cable. Owners were friendly. Small store, not a lot in stock. Seasonal sites were very nice. Washrooms clean, but no air conditioning - pretty hot in there as it was over 100F while we were there!

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As most other posts have indicated, this campground is done in true "Disney" fashion - the setting is beautiful, stores are reasonably well stocked (I really didn't find the prices that high, considering it's in a prime tourist area), washrooms were beautiful, laundry rooms had everything you'd need to get your laundry done. Although it is a large campground, we didn't get the feeling that we were in a huge park. Check in was a bit slow, but we arrived the same time as 5 others. Although we arrived before normal check-in time we were given a site right away and were able to head off to the theme parks. We were situated in the 800 section and had no problems getting around on foot (or bike). When we used the bus we just drove our truck up to the front bus pick-up and left the truck in the parking lot. One thing I would recommend that is not directly connected to the campground is the "Magic Your Way Dining Plan". We purchased this plan because we knew we wouldn't want to head back to the trailer to eat. It was well worth it - it cost about $700 for our family of 4, however, the actual cost of the snacks and meals we got through the plan was about $900. You could literally go to the park with just your Magic Your Way card and still be able to get drinks, ice cream, meals, etc. We ended up getting food for the road on our last day because we hadn't used up all of our snack and meal coupons. We had never stayed on Disney property before, but we'll return to Fort Wilderness Campground the next time we go to Disney.

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We used this KOA as a one night stop on our way home from Florida and made a reservation the same day we arrived. We arrived after the office was closed and our registration information, including a couple of complimentary mints, was left in their night time registration box. We had arranged to pick up firewood at the owners site, however, as soon as we pulled into the campground at 10pm the owner greeted us, gave us our firewood and escorted us to our site. All sites are pull-through, our site (#6) had a paved pad (not concrete) which was not quite level, as well as gravel. We had a grill, concrete picnic table and a firepit. The washrooms were clean with soap pumps and hand dryers, and piped in music. The store appeared to be very well stocked. The pool wasn't open yet, but it, and the playground, were very nice. There wasn't much in the game room or arcade. It is close enough to the highway to have easy access, however, it is much quieter than many other campgrounds near the highway. We heard no traffic, however, we could hear a train in the distance, but it was not bothersome. Although the amenities could be improved upon a bit (i.e. leveling pads, improving recreation), I gave this an 8 because the staff and owners were very friendly and helpful and appear to put a great deal of effort into their work. We would definitely use this campground again as a stopover, or even for a few days.

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We were disappointed with this campground which we chose after reading reviews on this site. We thought that the campground was becoming a bit dated and run down and was overpriced for what you got. The buildings are clean, but rather old and the dock is basically falling apart - I wouldn't feel safe letting a young child on it. The ocean is just across the street, however, most of the beach is very rough sand. The water was still quite cool when we were there - the waves were a lot of fun, but we could not swim, and my youngest son did not go into the water because of the undertow. The pool area was nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a lounge area with TV, books, puzzles and an arcade room - however, the games looked fairly old. Our site (#3) was long and narrow, we had a complete wall of foliage on one side, however, we had to keep our blinds down on the other side or we were staring at our neighbours. The sites further to the back appeared to be more private and a bit wider. You are provided with a code for the gate, however, the "arm" of the gate coming into the park was missing so anyone could drive in. You are also provided with a code to the laundry room/restrooms which were locked once the office was closed - however, it was sometimes difficult to get it. The door also locked a number of times throughout the day and if you didn't know the code, you had to walk around to the office and go down the stairs. There was a spot in the laundry room to hook up computers. Cell phones did not work very well in the campground. We will not likely return to this campground.

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We found this campground to be very outdated and run down. Our site (#78)was essentially at the edge of an open field, with one small tree at the edge. We were right by the dump station which is used by commerical vehicles, so there were a number of large buses etc. that came in which were quite noisy. We had to buy a 50 ft hose to reach the water spiggot, which was a long way from the electric and sewer hookups. The washrooms were very old but they did appear to be fairly clean. Site had a concrete slab and sand. The only thing we liked about this campground was the location (i. e. beach was within walking distance and cruise ships could be seen from our site) and the playground was great (however, it can be accessed by anyone using the beach). The store was not well stocked, and the hours it was open were limited. Wood fires are not allowed and the grill at our site (kind of a brick "fireplace" was falling apart). We chose Jetty Park in order to see a rocket launch and to visit the Space Center. We were very disappointed with this campground and will not return.

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Fort De Soto was one of the most beautiful campgrounds we have stayed at, and is about a 5 minute drive to the beautiful North Beach. Sites are sandy, very large, and very private with your own private view of the water. You cannot swim in that area because of deep holes. We saw a great deal of wildlife, including racoons. The racoons really weren't a problem, however, you did need to look out for them if you were walking around after dark. There were also quite a few cats. They are currently having a problem with ants. There are two washrooms and dryers outside of the restrooms ($1.00 per wash/.75 for one dryer cycle). Store is not well stocked and it is a long drive to a decent sized grocery store. Campfires are not allowed except in an approved enclosure. They recommend a steel tub like you would wash a small dog in. It was to be enclosed on the bottom and on all sides. We had no problems manuevering our 25 ft TT, in and out of our site (#218). We stayed here for 4 nights, and wished we could have stayed longer. We will definitely return to this campground if we are in Florida again.

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This is a beautiful campground, with lots of upgrades in the last few years. We had a site along the riverfront (#10) which was right at the dock - great for the kids, however, I would not recommend this site as it was the access for the rest of the campers to the dock. There are large and small trees surrounding the sites, which are a fairly good size and covered with sand and grass. I would have given this campground a 10 if there more amenities - virtually no store, or kids activities; couldn't use cell phone and "sand gnats" were bad - got lots of bites. However, it's a wonderful place to just be out in nature - we rented a boat for the afternoon and enjoyed fishing on the Suwannee and stopped at Manatee Springs for a swim. This was one of the few campgrounds we found in Florida who actually allowed open campfires. I would highly recommend this campground.

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We used this campground as a one night stop-over on our way to Florida. Comments are similar to those above. Very close to highway (I-75) - good for access, however, it was very noisy. Ground cover was sand/gravel and pine needles. We did not have a fire pit at our campsite (#5). Campground is very pretty, well maintained and clean and staff was very friendly. About a 20 minute drive to an Outlet Mall. We would stay here again.

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We used this park as a stop-over on our way to Florida as it has very easy access to the I75. We found the campground to be quiet well maintained and clean. Restrooms were a little bit outdated, however, they were clean and decorated with a "homey" feel and there was a bit of a smell to the water. The roads and sites were gravel and most sites had a wooden deck. We were in site 63 and you can see and hear the highway, however, it was not a big problem in the trailer. We had made a reservation the day before and had no problems even though we didn't arrive until after midnight. We would use this campground again, but likely only as a stop-over. Rate of $30 per night includes a KOA 10% discount.