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A very out of the way state park with some rough road getting in once you are off the main road. Easy enough with my 24 ft and a towed but I imagine those coming in with big rigs might find a bit tedious. The site was packed sand--well packed--was very level and easy to back in. Water and electric were easy to access. Aside from the occasional plane from what I believe is a nearby Navy air base it was otherwise quiet and pleasant. Even so, the planes were not especially loud and I never found them a bother--and I like quiet. I was able to get a decent wifi signal on Verizon. There is also free wifi at the park office up the road (which is on a lovely lake and is a former CCC built bathhouse for visitors to the lake ) . You can go to the office and get your parking permit and then drive back down the road and up the hill to your site. Or if you have received your confirmation in your email, you can go into your site and staff will come and collect--that is what I was told at the park office when I went in to pay. There is a host at the campground who can assist as well. It is not the easiest campground to access but it is worth the effort--whether at the camp site or down by the lake it is a lovely spot.

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This is one of the loveliest, most pleasant parks I have stayed in. I was here for three days. It is about ten miles off the freeway through the town of Richmond Hill until you get to your site. It is a bit of a drive even after you pay at the park office--but the views are gorgeous. The roads are paved though the sites are packed dirt and sand. They are pull through which was very convenient. Site was level and hookups were easy. They have a table and fire ring. The sites are very spacious with the forest being the view from the door. The park offers river and wetland views, hiking trails and biking trails. And it is very quiet--there is no noise whatsoever except for the occasional plane that flies over, or a vehicle driving in. It was nice to hike to the river and sit and listen to nothing but birds and wind. I was lucky to see dolphins in the river one evening while there. I was able to get a good wifi signal with Verizon.

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The rate I have noted here is a combination of two weeks Passport America and two additional weeks at limited services. The park is easy access from 95. (One may find the close proximity of 95 to be bothersome with the highway noise--did not bother me much though I was right by the lake which is closest to the highway.) RaceTrac service station and mini mart is right next door. Sites were not quite level but not too bad. The pull through sites are on concrete, other sites are on grass with a small concrete patio. Utilities were easy to access. Wifi was iffy but my Verizon worked pretty well. The park wifi appeared to work best in early morning--likely due to less people using it; at those times it worked well. There are many full timers here but they were all quiet around me and the ones I could see kept their spots neat. Maintenance could have done a better job of cleaning up the debris from trees littered about. This park is right next to the flea market and there are vehicles frequently going in and out through the park to get to it, but the flea market is fun to go to --and there is a farmers market there as well--at least it was going part of the time while I was there. Basic park at a reasonable price for this area. If you want to see St. Augustine on a budget, this is about the best you can do.

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The overall park itself is great. Right off highway 17. Very pretty, close to the beach and pier. A great place for bicycle riding. The RV section I had a few issues with but even so my stay was enjoyable. Perhaps my site was designed for a larger rig--mine is 24 feet--or it was just poorly set up--the water and sewer were so far from each other that if I used one I could not reach the other. The site was level and being near the rest room where the wifi was, got excellent connectivity. The restrooms and showers were spotless. The water pressure in the shower was very strong. Sent water everywhere. And the water was barely lukewarm--but I am sure that was just a one off and I reported it to maintenance. But beware if you use the shower. The park is under the flight pattern for the airport but the planes were not as noisy as one might expect. They did not bother me and noise usually does. The park is easy driving distance to stores and restaurants.

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The nightly cost I noted is based on the monthly rate. To start, I will give the good: I have been here nearly a month and have found my stay to be quite pleasant. It is a clean and quiet park. Staff is gracious and helpful. The ladies room was spotless. I had need to use the shower one night and found that to be spotless as well. It is conveniently located to access all you need in Washington and there is a little market right across the street. (I did not use it so dont know what they sell in there.) There is a humongous grassy area for dog walking. The waterfront along the river is lovely and a short walk from the overnight/transient RV area. Each spot has a picnic table and fire ring. My complaints are minor but annoying nonetheless. The wifi is usually good but not always. My Verizon wifi is iffy sometimes--sometimes good. The area for the overnight/transients is just an open grassy field. Could not keep the dried cut grass out of my rig, it's made a real mess. And then when it rained, it was a muddy mess. There is some gravel in the RV spots but it really needs refreshing. There is no gravel on the path to the dumpster and after the rain it was muddy and slippery. The spots are very close together. A few pot holes on the roads through the park. Not a big problem unless you are riding a bicycle. The laundry room only has two working washing machines and three working dryers. For a park as large as this, that means guests are jockeying for use of the laundry room. I wound up using the laundromat in town one day. All that being said, it is a nice, gated park and I would stay again if I were coming though the area.

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Dont let the looks from the road fool you--this is a pretty nice park. Nice in that it is well maintained--maintenance was busy with various projects around the park while I was there-- it is older but they are not letting it feel old. The sites are roomy with a patio, picnic table and fire ring. My spot was perfectly level and hookups were easy. It is a busy park but everyone's site was tidy with no shabby looking units and it is very quiet. I was parked in the middle of the park and I could hear some of the highway noise if I was outside or had my door open but it was not intrusive. Minimal artificial light at night. Access to the park is pretty easy but depending on which direction you are coming from you might have to go several miles once you get off your highway. Nice washers and dryers in laundry room at a great price. Plenty of grassy areas to walk my dog. I would definitely stay here again if I should be coming back through Wilson.

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I came in on a Sunday so there was no one to check me in. I had made a reservation and they told me my spot so I just pulled in. I was very pleased with the site. Easy pull through that was level enough for the one night I was there. While I did not use any services but electric all seemed easy to access. My spot and some others had a deck with a picnic table that looks out over the lake--a nice addition if you can take advantage of it. The site was quite spacious and since my door side looked out over the lake, there was no one on that side which gave me a nice sense of privacy. Since I had no one to check me in and I did not see any paperwork left for me, I did not use their wifi but my Verizon worked quite well. The park was tidy and well maintained. It was quiet (off season so few people there) and nice that there was very little artificial light at night. Nice place to walk my dog by the lake. It was easy access from and to the highway. I look forward to staying again and perhaps for a longer visit.

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This is just my second day here and unfortunately based on the more positive reviews elsewhere (shame on me) I paid for a month, needing to be in the area for a couple weeks. I should have noticed how long ago those reviews were written. Not only is the park full of full timers (not seasonal recreation users) but management allows them to turn their areas into junk yards---many do---and unfortunately, right across from my door is somebody's junk yard for me to look at every time I go out. There were barking dogs last night and this morning with their owners yelling at them to shut up-- but apart from that it is quiet--so far. I am staying here after the end of the season (November) and many of the summer folks have covered their units (or not) and have left. I can only imagine what it must be like in the summer. The sites are all back-ins and mine was quite uneven, requiring levelers on one side. I write this review early in my stay to warn others who at this moment may be considering a stay here--if you need an overnight stay it might be OK but it is so far out of the way from the highway it would hardly be worth the trouble. On the positive side, the WiFi is good and the nights are pleasingly dark--no artificial light. The hookups were in convenient locations and easy to hook up. The rate I cited is based on what I paid at the monthly rate.

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This campground is worth the stay to see the Old Grist Mill and there is a good selection of deli items and groceries in the store. My site was level and utilities were easy to access. WiFi is excellent. Stayed right after Memorial Day holiday so very quiet. There is some highway noise but could not hear it from my rig in the middle of the park. Just what I needed for an overnight stay and happy to stay another right when rain delayed my leaving. Back in sites have shade.

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The grounds surrounding the campground are beautiful with nice places for walking (dog). The campsites themselves on the upper area were overgrown with weeds and debris from the trees. My spot was very uneven and even with my leveler I could not get level. It was so uneven around the site that it made it difficult to find a level spot for my chair and to even walk around, being gutted and overgrown with weeds all through the site. It looks like the sites on the lower level are in better shape but they have no shade. There is a large collection of stuffed wildlife in the store and it is called a museum. Included in this collection is the stuffed hindquarters of a deer. I found this offensive and even disturbing. On the plus side, it is easy in and out--though the entrance is steep coming down--one exit is not marked (may be on the park map) and goes out from the lower level to the right when facing highway and is not steep. The utilities were easy to access. WiFi was sketchy and generally unusable and my Verizon was also sketchy--perhaps due to the campground being in a valley. It was enough, however, for me to take care of what I needed to.

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One of the most delightful places I have stayed. Lovely riverfront spots and places to dog walk. There were about a dozen unoccupied units in the park and I assume they are people who come on weekends and holidays. Except for us few "transients" there was nary anyone around. It was very quiet being far from the road and the train across the river in Kentucky. The spot was satisfactorily level and the water and electric were easy to get to. No sewer but the dump station is easy to access. If one has an extended stay, they offer tank emptying service twice a week for a small fee. They have no wifi but I got an excellent signal on Verizon. The Verizon phone however was sketchy. Despite being by the river there was not a problem with insects anywhere--no mosquitoes to worry--at least not in May when I visited. The trees are still small so unless one is parked over by the forest, there is no shade.

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Pleasing, quiet location, friendly staff, easy in and out, level spot and easy access to utilities. Snacks including ice cream as well as DVDs and a small selection of supplies are available in the office. Enjoyed my stay.

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Information on Passport America--it only applies to weekdays. The "normal" rate, though they do not note it on the PA website is for weekdays. If you come in on the weekend, in addition to not getting the reduced rate, the weekend rate is higher. Also beware of where you park if you are 30amp. If you park in the 50amp section, they will charge you for the 50amp rate even though you are 30amp and there are 30amp outlets. Plus side, easy in /out, level spot easy hookups.

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Came in as an Escapee-- the ad said 15% off $22.00 rate + tax. When I asked about the discount she said it covers the 14% hotel/motel tax, so it is $22.00. So I paid the $22.00--did not want to argue the math (nor the tax she quoted) which according to my calculations should have been about $18. I had trouble finding a level spot and was directed to the fifty amp spot which was reasonably level if I did not try to reach the water. I put water in my holding tank and then positioned myself. She then tried to charge me more for the 50 amp spot. I told her I was only 30amp. Don't think there is WiFi there though the ad says so. She did not tell me of it and I did not see WiFi available. I was not able to get a connection on Verizon but was able to use my cell phone for a hot spot which worked well. The dump station was not level but I appreciated the good water pressure on the hose. The grounds are nice with a park like atmosphere and it is nice for dog walking.

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This is a campground next to a lake that used to be the site for Bluegrass shows. There are no more formal shows but the owner and manager says people still come to "pick". There was no "picking" while I was here. The campground is easy access off highway 107. It is run down but pleasant nonetheless. Peaceful and quiet but for the sounds of nature. On the periphery, there are some permanent residents with run down units but the central area by the lake has the visitors with newer units and tidy spots. My spot was frightfully unlevel and the other sites did not look much better. But for $12 a night-fifteen if you do not belong to Escapees, this annoyance can be overlooked. That is what levelers are for. It has no WiFi but I got a bar or two with Verizon and was able to get online well enough. If I come back through Arkansas I will stay here again; only longer than the two days I stayed this visit.