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I was interested in the history of Pine Grove section, since the devastation is still visible in the surrounding area. The Park Service has done a very good job of re-designing and updating what was a more natural setting. But now it accommodates big rigs and has sewer hookups. The shower houses are clean, but although laundry hook-ups are there, there are no machines, at least in two I checked. Trees will grow. Even though there is no vegetation between sites, they are fairly far apart, so one doesn't feel cramped. We drove to the River campground, but glad we didn't try to get in there with our 33' motorhome. This is our second stay and I would return.

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This park now has three circles for camping. Old Prairie, Big Flats, which probably have 30 amp, water, and probably no sewer. The new section which we have been awaiting is PALMETTO RIDGE CAMPGROUND which has water, 50 amp electric, and sewer at the site. Laundry at nice new shower houses is $1.50 for wash and $1.50 for dry. Showers are new, clean, well lighted and large. There is so much to do at this park, hiking, biking, boat tour of Myakka Lake, fishing. Also very close to Sarasota, 9 miles, for shopping, and a little further to one of Florida's finest beaches. We live about 80 miles away, so this will be a good weekend destination. Myakka River State Park will be a 10 when growth separates sites more completely and trees give more shade. We will be back.

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Big rigs will be satisfied with sites 122-142 which are adequate, and far enough from the front that road noise is not a problem, although there were a few loud planes. Otherwise, the office staff was friendly and helpful. The laundry facility was large and well equipped. Showers were individual, clean and large, with plenty of hot water. Directions could be a little clearer. After exiting I-75, Mack Smith road is at first light, and turning left. We missed it the first time. We would stay here again.

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This park will be a 10 when extensive revamping is finished. Many of the sites are not finished at this point, but we had a beautiful long concrete site with paved car park area and picnic table. Landscaping has been thoughtfully done. Utilities were well placed for big rigs. We would have been better in a shorter site, but that was our fault, since we came in on Sunday when office was closed. We had called ahead and were told to pick a pull-through site and come up Monday to check in. Facilities are luxurious, both in the "Welcome center" and the pool/shower/laundry/game and exercise area. Quiet, outside the amusement park atmosphere, and extraordinary mountain view, make this a find. I was surprised to find a neighboring rig received a "Passport" rate. We asked and were told no. Still it is a lovely park and the trees will grow.

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This is a lovely small park, obviously the pride of the management. Wonderful landscaping. Some special touches, like some exercise equipment, a pool table, and a dog park. We were escorted to our site, which was stone covered and easy in and out. Utilities are well located and everything worked perfectly. The only reason we didn't give it a ten is that some people might be bothered by the trains, but we have stayed in parks where the sound was more intrusive. The park is a wonderful base for visiting Mammoth Caves. We would stay here again.

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Price reflects AAA discount, which is usually not an option. This is an easy in/out park and is pleasant enough, but could use work on interior roads, and a good picking up. Nice shade. Laundry room looked okay, and next to office and activity room. No restaurant within walking distance so plan to eat in or unhook. Good overnight stop.

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This is a good park for Passport price. The Passport connection is not advertised and was only by a casual comment that I was to get the discount. I am still waiting for the credit. The campground is split into three sections, monthly and creek side which have sewer available, and the rest which is a big treeless field on a lower level. Since we were staying several days and wanted sewer, we were assigned to a fairly narrow site with the monthly renters. Was like being in the middle of park models. I checked out the laundry and decided to wait a few days. There is also the issue of the steep entrance. I would like to try another park if I were to return to Rockford.

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Kids would be a little bored here, but those folks who enjoy a quiet, shady, laid back park would enjoy this campground. The laundry is spotless, and large commercial dryers shorten the time to finish this job. Nice lounge with pool table and fireplace. Galesburg has interesting historic district with several great eateries. Friendly staff guides to adequate sites. We would return.

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Nice park, great shade. Would have given it a 10 if it had been a little further off the interstate. Not a big problem when we are closed up. Wonderful location to park while visiting the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library. Would certainly return.

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Easy in/out from I-57 to this beautiful park. The owners bought this campground three years ago, added a new office, and have successfully turned a defunct campground into a wonderful stop. Sites are adequately separated and utilities are thoughtfully located. Trees are mature and completely shade all sites. Nice pool and "rally room". Site is complete with 1/2 dozen fresh brown eggs courtesy of a few free roaming chickens, some tomatoes, and peppers. We would enjoy staying here again.

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Easy in/out from I-65. Park is nicely designed around office and pool area. Very clean facilities and friendly greeting. A little concerned about the huge junk yard across the street, but noise and view was blocked by beautiful trees. The other concern was the helicopters, but they were not an issue after dark. Our site #3 was far enough from the interstate that to be quiet. Would certainly stay here again.

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This campground is easy to reach, but first reaction seems remote. This is great because Cullman RV is in a very quiet rural setting. The host said the campground was opened 26 years ago, and although clean, shows its age. The picture in Trailer Life doesn't show all the trees that provide shade. Not the "livestock". We saw horses, burros, geese. Very nice overnight with lots of restaurants nearby. We would stay here again.

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Beautiful campground. Friendly and helpful host. I'm sure it is full in the summer! I might have given it a 10 if it wasn't so far out of Eufala. Showers are older but clean. Even had a washer and dryer. For an overnight White Oak Creek might be more advantageous. Beautiful beach. Great place to canoe or kayak. I can see spending more time here.

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This might be the primo state park in Florida for the atmosphere and unique amenities. The museum and carillon are a nice walk from the campground. There is a small area for handicraft demonstrations and artisans do some teaching. There is cultural value for all ages. Although there is no swimming pool, there is a nice playground adjacent to the campground. The sites are well separated and shaded by trees and vegetation. Unfortunately, the Suwanee River as been greatly affected by drought, so there is no kayaking or swimming in the river. This is our second stay and we love it. There is a nice buffet at the Telford Hotel, within walking distance outside the park.

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This campground has just been significantly improved. A wide drive in, new showers, sewer hookups. It does however lack key elements for RVer's. Sites are narrow and sewer connection at the site is practically in the next site's front door. Avoid sites 32 and 33 which are only one car wide at the front. Sites are marked with large pieces of coral, some 3 ft high and four ft wide, which restrict maneuvering. Big rigs should look carefully at sites 34 and up, which are wider. The park itself offers so much in recreation and education about the reefs. Fishing snorkeling, glass bottom boats are within easy walking distance. Outside the park there are lots of restaurants and services. Inside the park we were unable to get any TV stations on the antenna, although phone and computer were satisfactory. We will try another park next time.