About NYDutch

I'm a retired systems administrator/analyst and a life long camper/RV'er and tinkerer that has rebuilt/restored cars and RV's as a hobby. My bride of 50+ years and I enjoy traveling in our motorhome year round.

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The rate reflect both the off-season rate and the two night Passport America savings where we paid for two nights, but stayed three. This was our third visit to Seaport, and each time it has been better than the last one. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable, and the back-in site we were assigned to (#12) was very large, with plenty of room for our coach and parking for our toad. There was at about 100' between us and our neighbors, and the view across the street was of a heavily treed area instead of another row of RV's. The 50 amp electric and water hook ups were easy to reach and worked well. As has been said, there are no sewer hook ups here due to a wetland designation, but there are two dump stations and the park offers a free pump out once every three days during your stay. Other pump outs are available at a nominal fee. Our part of the park was very quiet day and night during our weekday stay, in part because several of the RV's near us were on seasonal sites that are apparently only used on weekends. Our AT&T hotspot cell service was strong here, but Verizon was on the weak side, although still usable. We didn't use the park WiFi service. The free analog cable service has a good assortment of channels, and our site was open enough to use our satellite dish. Nearby Mystic has many stores and restaurants to choose from, along with the Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium, both well worth several hours of your time.

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Twin Grove was a new overnight stop for us on our way north from Florida when our nearby usual stop didn't have a pull-thru available. Having been here though, we now expect it will be a regular stop for us since we liked Twin Grove better than our previous choice. Our pull-thru site was easy to access and the full hookups were well placed for our coach. The 50 amp service was very stable with 122 volts on each leg. We didn't try the cable or WiFi, since our satellite dish and Verizon and AT&T hotspots all worked well. There appears to be a lot of in season activities, but none were operating during our pre-season visit of course. The park would make a good base for visits in the Hershey, PA area during the summer season. As said, we will be back.

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As others have said, there is much to do at James Island County Park and in the surrounding greater Charleston area. The park roads are all paved, and our gravel site (#17) was a reasonably spacious and private back-in that had a garden swing facing a small pond right behind it. The full hookups were well placed for our coach and we had a stable 124 volts on each leg of the 50 amp service. We didn't try the cable or WiFi services since our satellite dish and Verizon and AT&T hotspots all worked well here. The park was very quiet at night with no noticeable road or other outside noises to disturb us. We will certainly be back again!

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We stayed here for 5 nights, and it's now on our "will return" list. The sites are large, and our pull thru was easily long enough for two motorhomes. The electric and water hookups were well placed and easy to use, and the dump station was conveniently located right across from our loop's exit. We had no trouble getting Dish satellite service with our portable dish. The Verizon and AT&T voice and data signals were strong here. The cities of Silver Springs and Ocala are nearby, with plenty of restaurants and store to choose from. And the entry to the famous Silver Springs are right around the corner. The glass bottom boat ride was fun, educational, and well worth the nominal ($10 for seniors) cost. Your vehicle pass for the campsites also admits you to the springs section, so make sure you bring it with you after you park. The museum in the campgrounds section is also well worth the $2 admission, but it's only open on weekends.

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Stayed here for 5 nights, and we will definitely be returning! Our site was well separated from the neighboring sites, and there was no site directly across the road from us, making it one of the most private sites we've had in some time. The water and electric hookups were well placed, but there are no sites with sewer hookups here. The dump station is nearby and well laid out though. The walking trails are well marked, but some have lots of loose sand, making walking difficult. Our Dish satellite service worked well, and our Verizon and AT&T voice and data signals were strong. The sites are very sandy, and that could be a problem if it's rainy. There are a number of restaurants and stores within easy driving distance.

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This was our second 2 week visit to this park, and just like the first one, we really enjoyed it. The walking trails are well maintained, and the canopy walkway was fun. There were plenty of gators to view along the river, including right from the roadway bridge that has parking available at both ends. The airboat tour on the lake is both fun and educational, but we felt the tram ride was not worth the cost. Our full hookup site (including sewer) in the Palmetto Ridge section was spacious and well separated from the neighboring sites by foliage. The utilities were reasonably well located, with all sites in this section having 20/30/50 amp power. Verizon and AT&T signals were weak here, but our Maximum Signal booster amplifier kept us in touch with the world. Our site had a good satellite view for either Dish or DirecTV, and we could receive both the Tampa and Ft Myers over the air stations.

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This Escapees RV Club owned park is a regular winter stop for us, usually for at least a month. This year, like other years, we felt welcomed and everyone was friendly, from the staff on to the other guests, but short and long term. Our only disappointment this year was that the site we had requested had been converted to a 5 year lease site over the previous summer, and the site we were reassigned to was not as nice. We knew that specific sites are not guaranteed though, so we aren't really complaining about it, just disappointed. All sites have full hookups, with about half having 20/30 amps, and the rest 20/30/50 amps. Our utilities were well placed within easy reach. The park had lots of activities available as usual, and our Verizon and AT&T phones and date services worked very well here. Our site also had a good view of the Dish eastern arc satellites, but the western arc might have been difficult to "see" with our portable dish. A number of other sites have a good view of both Dish arcs as well as the DirecTV satellites. There are a number of stores and restaurants in nearby Bushnell, including a Super Walmart. All in all, our stay at Sumter Oaks was quite enjoyable, and we look forward to coming back again next winter.

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We stayed here for a week on one of the few full hookup sites. The utilities were well placed for easy connections. The sites are a little narrow and close for a state park, but not as bad as some private parks. There is some vegetation between sites. Our Verizon and AT&T cell services worked well, and while satellite aiming for our portable dish was difficult through the trees, it was doable. There is a small network of hiking trails, including one to the second oldest live oak tree in Florida. The park is located in an urban area near The Villages, so stores and restaurants are plentiful within a few miles in either direction. All in all, our stay at Lake Griffin was pleasant and we will return in the future.

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We were on the beach loop, and access to the beach and ocean is excellent there via a relatively short boardwalk. There's a swimming beach and long fishing pier a long walk or short drive away, although the pier was closed due to hurricane damage when we were there. We really would have liked to see more space between the sites given all the open land available, but I wouldn't call the sites crowded in though. The water and electric hookups were well placed within easy reach, and worked well with good voltage and water pressure. Our Verizon and AT&T cell services worked well, and we had a completely clear sky view for satellite reception. The campground was very quiet at night with just the inevitable wave sounds to help us sleep. Our stay at Ft Clinch was overall very pleasant, and we will be going back.

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We stayed here for 4 nights to catch up on shopping before continuing on our way to Florida. The park is just a mile north of the Florida state line. All sites except the tent sites are pull-thru, and most have a picnic table and fire ring. The angled sites make them seem larger than they actually are, but the site we were put on was sandwiched between a semi-permanent site with only about 10' between us on one side, and an apparently derelict trailer on the other side. We've had much nicer sites here in the past. The free pancake or waffle breakfast is a nice treat, and served every day. The dog park is fairly large, and kept stocked with poop bags, as are a couple of other locations. The free WiFi is fairly good considering how full the park was during our stay. Our site gave us a tight satellite view, and the park cable system has a pretty extensive channel selection. Verizon cell service was quite good here for both voice and data.

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This was our first visit to this park, and we were very pleased at the cordial reception we received, and the offered veterans discount. Note that this park takes cash or checks only, no credit cards. The park is very clean and well maintained. the sites are a bit oddly laid out depending on which section you're in, but all are manageable as far as we could see. Our pull-thru site was convenient to the office, and situated well for an overnight stop as it gave us a nearly straight drive to the exit the next morning. The OTA TV stations from Charlotte come in clearly, and if needed, we could have used our satellite dish here. The park is nice midway stop for us on our way south in the winter, so I'm sure we'll be returning again.

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This year round park is a regular two night stop for us as we travel up and down I-81 and I-77. The staff are always friendly and do their best to meet any special requests. There were not many guests here this time, since it was January. The utilities were well placed for us, and our Verizon and AT&T cell services were strong. The free cable TV and WiFi both worked well. Our site had a clear view for our satellite dish. The park is very quiet, with just occasional truck noise from the nearby interstate. We will definitely be stopping here again.

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This year round park is a regular stop for us anytime we're in the area as we travel up and down I-81. The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. There were not many guests here this time, since it was January. The utilities were well placed. Our Verizon and AT&T cell services were strong here, and the free cable TV worked well. All sites have a clear view for a satellite dish. There is a fair amount of traffic noise from the nearby interstate, even with all the windows closed. We will definitely be stopping here again.

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This year round park is a regular stop for us anytime we're in the area as we travel up and down I-81. The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable, and do their best to meet any special requests. We were guided to our fairly wide pull-thru site by a helpful young man that made sure we where the hookups were before leaving. There were not many guests here this time, since it was January. The cold weather made our hot dinner from the on-site deli all the more tasty though. Our Verizon and AT&T cell services were strong here, and the free cable TV worked well. Our site had a clear view if we had wanted to put up our satellite dish, but not all sites do. The OTA TV stations from Harrisburg come in well to. The park is fairly quite, with occasional truck noise from the nearby interstate. We will definitely be stopping here again.

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The rate reflects our Passport America discount. The check-in staff was friendly and helpful. The park is an easy on/off from I-88. Our 30 amp back-in site was clean and well maintained, with well placed utilities. There a just a couple of pull-thru sites and 50 amp sites, but the weather was cool while we were there, so no A/C was needed anyway. The satellite view for our dish was clear, and our Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile cell phones and Internet hotspots all had strong signals and good 4G/LTE service. We were only here for two nights, but found the park quiet at night, and very convenient to the attractions and amenities in and around Oneonta. We will certainly return here when visiting Oneonta again.