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We spend several months here each winter and Encore has a long way to go fixing up this place before they could call it a resort. Even though FL law prohibits permanent residents there are quite a few people who live there all year round and SUPPOSEDLY home school their ill-mannered children. Although the website indicates there is a limit of 6 people on each site that is not adhered to. I have observed 10-15 people on one site. There are kids in the pool under age with no adult. Although promises made every year, the laundry room is terrible, low water pressure, broken machines with outsiders coming in to tie up the machines. Friends rented one of their trailers for $200+/night. Furniture torn, lumpy beds. Cell phone service is intermittent throughout the park, WiFi is non-existent. Their booking policy changes constantly i.e. someone staying 3 months can pick their site and can bump someone who is staying less time. Isn't true. We had people next to us staying 1 or 2 weeks, sometimes it was empty, yet people were told they couldn't rent the site as it was booked. I had an opportunity to observe the "corporate" and "district" people in the office. I can tell you I was NOT impressed with their lack of professionalism and customer relations. On a positive note, the Activities Director is wonderful. She works hard to provide entertainment and activities that are creative and the people having fun are her top priority. If they would get some serious security and REALLY listen to their customers, they might have a chance. Every year there is a new manager, so I'm sure next year someone new will be there again and without the continuity, nothing ever changes.

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We were pleasantly surprised after reading the poor reviews. Staff were very nice and friendly. They were able to accommodate our 40' with toad easily and had a great pull through place. Nice patio furniture and a big fire pit. Due to time of year we didn't use the outdoor facilities but the park was a great find for us on our way south. Other park was unable to accommodate us with our size.

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This campground is very convenient to the historical sites in Gettysburg. Most of the campground is uneven gravel. Full hookups added to the $30/night charge bringing it to $50/night. The staff was friendly and helpful but as far as the campground I can only say it is "rustic." They have a nice pool and play area for children.

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This is a nice and quiet campground, right off I-81N. A little hilly but were able to maneuver easily with a 40' RV and toad. Grounds are well maintained with really nice dog park. Owners were very nice and helpful. Close to Natural Bridge. We would definitely stay here again.

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This is a lovely small campground in a pretty area outside the hubbub of Pigeon Forge. Some of the sites have a concrete patio with patio table and chairs, overlooking the creek, fenced in area for pets. We were easily accommodated with 40' rig and toad. There are laundry facilities nearby but not on the premises.

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This is a lovely small campground, clean, well-kept with friendly owners. They were able to accommodate our 40' rig with toad easily. I would have rated them a 10 but for their road, which was only accessible for one rig at a time and seriously needed repair of holes. Their sites were level and we had enough room that we didn't have to unhitch the toad, so easily pulled out in the morning. We would definitely stop here again.

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This is a yearly stop for us on our way north. Every year the park adds new features. This year was the huge dog run area. It is always clean, convenient to shopping and attractions, well kept, friendly. We will definitely return again next year.

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This park was a big disappointment. The driveway to enter the park is not suited for RV's or 5th wheels as it curves and only allows two rigs to be parked while checking in. This blocks the entire driveway so if you are trying to drive in, you can't. Within the park roads are very narrow with very large holes, not just pot holes, but holes the width of the road. They are only sand roads so when it rains, gullies all over the place. The majority of the park is permanent park models. The only nice part is the access to the beach. I would not stay here again.

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We stayed here one night. Very easy on easy off of I-95,definitely a convenient stop. Our pull thru for 40' was fine but no one was next to us. People were friendly. Nice area for dogs to play. Laundry room was pricey especially because you had to purchase a $2 card. Office hours are very limited (closed on weekend). Trash disposal was limited to behind the office, which was a distance for us. Park is clean and neat.

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Unfortunately Sunshine Key has gone through a manager every year and the place, owned by Encore, really needs to be cleaned up. We have stayed here the past 4 years and this year it really took a dive. The sites were dirty, needing grass cut, trees trimmed, trash picked up, etc. Sewers backed up several times while we were here. The people in the office are very nice and helpful, but the grounds are a disaster. We picked up at least 150 zip lines and numerous bottle caps on our site, and had to request gravel as the site was muddy. Although they have a new clubhouse, their game room is disgusting. The bathrooms in the game room and off the pool are moldy and cruddy. Several activities, including line dancing, are held in the clubhouse and every time they had to call for someone to come and turn on the air conditioning. The classes are every Tuesday and Thursday, so one would think someone would be assigned the task without asking. They replaced the pool furniture but the heater on the pool doesn't always work and several woman complained. The laundry facility is antiquated and needs replacement. People come from outside the park and use the laundry facilities as there is no other one in the area. Security at the park is non-existent. Saw wind surfers come in several days, park their van in an unoccupied space while everyone else had to pay. There is no night security at all. Last year several people wrote letters to Encore documenting the problems to no avail. Encore is only interested in $$$.

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This is a beautiful resort. I say "resort" as it is definitely upscale: immaculate grounds, friendly helpful staff, convenient laundry facilities throughout the park and beautiful large showers. This year we were at the resort for New Year's Eve and attended the party at the clubhouse. The acoustics in the room are terrible and it was very difficult to talk. Although the music was extremely loud, the acoustics in that room do not allow you to have a conversation even during their "meet and greet" get-togethers. We will definitely stay here again.

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Beautiful, large campground with a helpful and friendly staff. Easy six miles off I-77. Well kept and easy to get in and out with large MH. Only suggestion to make it better would be hotter water in showers, as we stopped here on our way south. Definitely would return.

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The staff is always so friendly. We stop here on our way south and then north every year. It is easy to get to and convenient. The showers and bathrooms are especially warm and cozy in the winter.

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Enjoyed our stay at this campground. Very convenient to many areas. Grounds are well kept and ocean view from anywhere in campground is beautiful. Easy access to beach and water and nice restaurant on premises. Will definitely stay here again.

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Staff was very friendly. Campground was very quiet but it was after Labor Day, so to be expected. No real amenities such as pool. Heavily wooded. Not all sites are level, basically just gravel. The roads are really bad very bumpy with large pot holes. Trees are very overgrown and could use some trimming and landscaping. It is convenient to all areas on the Cape, especially National Seashore.