Date of Stay: October, 2015
If you are looking for a very private campground, this is it. Dirt road begins at entrance and has a lot of dips. There are places where trees are close to the road, difficult to navigate with 30' trailer. Not a lot to do in the park, had a playground, water access, wide sites. About 5 minutes from I95. No store, not very many trails, bathrooms were old, but were clean. This was not what I have come to expect from a state park in Florida. We have stayed at approximately 10-15 parks in Florida and this is not one I will go back to. It is close to St. Augustine, which is a great place to walk through the historic district. TV reception was very bad, cell service was on and off.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
The park has a lot of hiking trails that vary from 1 or more miles long to 1/2 mile. The sites are very private and are adequate in size. My spot was a little tight to back into with my 33' trailer and crew cab pickup. They have a grill and picnic table. No sewer hookup. Road within the park are nice. I would have given it a better rating if it had a store within the campground, but if you want ice or other items, you have to leave the park. The Visitor's Center is great and they have a 50' tower that you can climb to look out over the prairie. The park also has a second entrance that allows you to hike out on to the prairie. We saw numerous species of birds and a lot of alligators. There are no barriers between you and the gators, so be careful. They have wild horses and bison, but we did not see them while we were there, probably stayed in the shade. The park is just south of Gainesville, Florida and an hour from several parks that have springs.
Date of Stay: March, 2015
We normally camp in a travel trailer, but my son and I wanted to "rough" it in a tent. Wooded sites, some near water, miles and miles of trails, all levels of terrain. Pond to fish in, lots of history, built by ccc, near callaway gardens. I have camped here 3 times in the past. Staff is very friendly. The only improvement I think they need to consider is to have the park ranger make more trips through the campground.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
We have stayed here twice and both times we had a great time. The pool is fantastic, especially if you don't like the sand at the beach,but want to have an ocean view. The club house is awesome, pool table, foosball table, TV, comfortable chairs, rocking chairs on the front porch. The sites are almost level, slopes a little to the south. RV supplies in the store. The best thing about our visit was the staff. They are always friendly and helpful. We do not have a dog, but they have two different areas for dogs to run and "do their business". Ask about the length of the site you want, I noticed some had to park their tow vehicles at angles or in other parking areas. We will not hesitate to stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Sites were big and partially shaded. Level, gravel, fire ring and grill. Bath houses were clean and well stocked. The DNR Ranger is very friendly and drove through the campground several times each day. The civilian staff were friendly and were willing to help, if needed. The camp host took us on a boat ride to see wildlife and went above and beyond to help our friends try to fix some plumbing issues. Breaker went bad and they fixed it within 20 minutes, of course it was during the day. I would highly recommend this campground to anyone. Nice center with info on the area. Live "gator" in a tank to look at.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This park had great sites. They were hard packed gravel, level and shaded. There were only 4 other campers in our area. Campground #1 was closed and the pool was closed, which was a big disappointment. They have a nice pond to fish in: my son caught a 3lb bass. They have farm animals and farm buildings, plenty of hiking trails and new playground equipment, but no swings. I would stay again if it were just me and my wife.