Keeping up with the Joneses

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We have camped in nearly 100 parks all over the country and have never stayed in a noisier place than Hardeeville RV. I'm appalled they advertise themselves as a "peaceful, wooded site surrounded by the sounds of nature," "quiet, relaxing atmosphere," and "quiet, with a natural environment." I suppose...if you think it's natural to have a busy highway a few yards from your rig, and your idea of "the sounds of nature" consists of nonstop traffic zooming by. No wonder there's a large "No refunds" sign as soon as you walk in the office. It's a nice enough park otherwise, except there are no bathroom or shower facilities.

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I'm surprised this park isn't rated higher. Granted, there's no pool or playground, but we thought it was perfect. We like state and national parks, and this CG has that feel (lots of trees, quiet, wildlife, hiking, biking), but with amenities that many government parks don't offer: big rig access, spacious and level sites, strong cell signal, full hookups including cable. The bird "sanctuary" was just a fenced in garden with bird feeders, but very peaceful and a variety of birds.

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Definitely NOT Big Rig friendly! Turns are tight, sites are short, and cars line the narrow roads. It took us and two staffers (one a professional truck driver) half an hour and several tries to park our 35' 5th wheel. To do so, two neighbors moved their vehicles and another had to pull in his awning (thank heavens they were around). Power was out part of each day. I thought we were next to a rocket launch when jets began taking off at 8 a.m. (CG is sandwiched between 3 Navy runways and an international airport). On the plus side, staff was pleasant and helpful and you're just 5 miles from downtown Key West.

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We love staying here, especially around Christmas when they have a 1.5-mile long holiday lights display (normally $15 but free for campers). It's quiet and pleasant, there's wildlife, biking and shops nearby. Just a couple of issues: When we were here in September, with the park mostly empty, they put us in a spot prone to flooding and we woke up in an ankle-deep pond one morning. Even worse, we got a dozen nasty fire ant bites as we loaded up to move. So check your site carefully.

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Few amenities but very good for what it is; an affordable stopover or base camp to explore the Bay Area. Level, gravel lot with FHU sites starting at $30 (30 amp 20x40' back-in). Clean and well maintained in a nice, quiet, safe area. Bathrooms are new, spacious, and spotless (there's a $20 deposit for each key card). Good WiFi but no cable or over-the-air network channels. Not sure what things are like when there's an event at the fairgrounds. Preference is given to vendors during the county fair, so you'll have a hard time getting in for 3 weeks in June/July. Enter at Gate 12 off Valley Ave. and drive past the North RV Campground, which is for campers with horses.

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Basically a brick parking lot with mostly full-timers. As far as I can tell, they have one spot with TV, but it’s just a few feet from busy, noisy Main St. Don’t believe them when they say it quiets down in the evening. Another spot with partial H/U is maybe half a block away: off Beach St. and probably quieter. Within walking distance of many attractions, well-maintained, clean restrooms/showers, laundry facilities, nice manager, good Wi-Fi and TV reception. Spaces are level and not too tight. Nothing for kids.

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I was impressed with this park. Nice, clean, quiet place to stop for a night. Spaces are roomy, level and mostly empty this time of year. Clean restrooms. Agricultural displays are worth a look. Rate is for E&W, FHU is $5 more.

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AAA rate. Not sure why this campground has been rated so highly. It's fine, but nothing special. We drove 2 miles off the Interstate because it was supposed to be quiet, but there was significant traffic noise. The light in the laundry room didn't work and the washing machine ate my quarters. Which is probably just as well, because I later found out the water was tea-colored, so we didn't hook up. Wide spaces, friendly staff, pay showers, slooooow WiFi.

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Nice, quiet park with lots of amenities. Showers are cinderblock with concrete floor, but clean. Very friendly.

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We didn't actually stay here, because I needed WiFi for work and they no longer provide it. So I'm correcting that info as well as the seasonal rate of $17, which starts October 1st.

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Parking lot in a shabby part of town, but seems safe. Very quiet, next to the ocean, wide spaces. Cable TV only available to long-term campers (which most were). Showers were closed for the season. Affordable place for an overnight stay.

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Rate reflects senior discount. What I like most about this park is it's well off the highway and very peaceful/quiet. Deer came quite close to our site in the evening. There are only a handful of sites where we were, and only two others were in use. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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In this area, it's hard to find an RV park with full hookups that isn't right off the highway. This park goes farther back than most and road noise was barely noticeable. Friendly staff, pretty park, very clean restrooms (showers 25 cents for 5 minutes), plenty of room, level spots, WiFi and cable TV worked great.

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Everyone before me, rated this campground a 10, so I wanted to find something to complain about out of sheer perversity. Granted, I like more mature trees and spacious sites. Closer dumpsters and some hiking trails would also be nice. But from the basket of chocolates in the office to perfectly level sites, spotless bathrooms, 5 strong WiFi antennaes, 60+ cable channels and plentiful hooks in the shower, it's clear these owners are focused on the comfort and convenience of their guests. Best of all, it's totally quiet at night. I had to give it a 10 as well.

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Rate reflects 10% AAA discount. Nice, clean campground. Quiet, even though it's just off the road. Room between level sites, mostly shaded. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable. My favorite part was seeing a black bear right next to our site.