Johnnyonthespot

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This campground is pretty old and pretty run down. We stayed here one night at the Passport rate but I doubt we'll ever return. The only pull-through site big enough for our rig was right on a busy and noisy highway. The service post at our site was old and falling apart. There were no circuit breakers to turn off the power while we plugged in. The 50-amp plug didn't work and the 15-amp plug showed a hot ground wire. The 30-amp plug had just been replaced and worked OK. The park has narrow, rutty roads and is filled with old, permanent trailers. I can't think of anything nice to say about this place.

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This campground is all about location. You can camp on the beach if you buy an annual pass for $12, or you can camp here, just off the beach, for $25 with electricity and water. There is nothing fancy here but if you love the beach, this is not a bad place to camp. But, it certainly has some issues. The place was half empty when we arrived and yet we were assigned a site where the repairman was working on the service box. He assured us that he'd just be a few minutes but it took over 4 hours, and two more workers, to finally get us connected. At one point, he tried to blame my RV for the problem. All the time the worker was at our site, he was chewing tobacco and spitting out tobacco juice around our service post. I went to the office in the middle of the afternoon to see about moving and when I got there I found the door locked. A number of other campers were gathered around and told me the office was locked during a "shift change". Through the glass wall I could see one employee on the phone and the other one standing around doing nothing. Oh, I forgot the mention -- this is a government-run campground.

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We were very impressed with this park when we first arrived, but as the month wore on, our enthusiasm ebbed ever so slightly. The park is divided into three sections, east, west and north. The north is the newest section, mostly spacious, pull-thru sites and has it's own pool and hot tub. It also costs about $100 a month more. There are lots of sites in the older sections that are level, plenty big enough and sometimes even pull-thru. And besides, the older sections are much closer to the activity centers. The pool in the north section may be new, but it's also out in an open field with little protection from the wind. The adjacent golf course is pretty basic and charges residents about $29 for 18 holes. You can do a lot better on the price by going to an online golf site to get a tee time. The WiFi is the best we have ever encountered on the road. The half-mile road leading to the park is a little rough and is also posted as having an 8-ton limit, which means most of the rigs in the park got there illegally. The water is very hard and has a bad odor most days, but they do sell drinking water for 25 cents a gallon. Electricity is extra and cost us just over $100 for the month. Everyone seemed very friendly, but we quickly found that the cliques, particularly in the older sections, are well established and hard to crack. We were totally overwhelmed by all the activities going on in the park. One month wasn't long enough to sort them all out.

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If it weren't for the beautiful beach behind this park, it would not be worth a stop. The government employees who run this place obviously know very little about the needs of campers. The sites vary greatly in size and yet they do not ask you how big your rig is when you check in because the computer does not tell them how big each site is. The first two sites we were offered weren't wide enough to put our slides out. We paid an extra $10 a night for a "premium" site, only to discover that the dump station was just 10 feet behind us and there was nothing to block the smell or the noise. The burrs in the grass were a major distraction. We enjoyed the beach. We didn't enjoy the park.

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This is a beautiful little park, right on Highway 59 and only $24 a night. Most of the sites have concrete pads and half are pull-thru sites. When you check in, a gentleman takes you to your site, points out all the hookups, and sanitizes the water faucet before handing you a little thank-you card. The grounds are immaculate, the services, including cable, are perfect and the Wi-Fi is strong. Phone before you stop because they seem to fill up most nights. The noise from the highway is the only thing that stops me from giving this place a 10.

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The previous reviewer from November has this place figured out perfectly. Particularly the part about it being very dated. This is a membership park that claims to be super friendly, but we didn't find that to be the case. Unless you have a satellite dish, TV watching is limited to a few religious and Spanish channels. There is no cable. They will allow you to wash your RV, which is about the only thing this park has going for it.

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The campground is a little rough around the edges and has very little going for it, except, it's less than a mile off the interstate, friendly and the Passport rate is only $12. It's filled with what looks like permanent workers, but there were a number of empty sites, including three pull-through sites at the back. The office is usually closed. A sign instructs you to find a site and make yourself comfortable. The friendly owner came by about 9 p.m. to collect the fee. There is free Wi-Fi, but the signal is weak at the back.

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We keep coming back here every year because of the location on the beach. But we have noticed a steady deterioration as an increasing number of permanent campers seem to be homesteading. Each site has a picnic table under a roof. The sides are open, but more and more campers are enclosing them and turning it into a usable room, complete with TVs and electricity. There is also no restriction on what is allowed on a site. The site next to us, for example, has a Class A motorhome, a trailer, 2 cars, 3 bikes, 4 adults, a toddler and 2 dogs.

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The previous reviews describe this campground perfectly, but they miss one key point -- the noise. The airport is directly behind and between the noise from the jets taking off and I-95 just a short distance away, sleeping can be a challenge. They advertise that they will accept Passport members for a maximum of 6 nights in October, but when we called, we were told that if we wanted to stay that long, we would have to pay the weekly rate of $260, much higher than the $21 Passport rate. No reason was given. The campground appeared half empty when we arrived.

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It's been three years since we reviewed this campground and when we got here this year, we were pleased to find that little has changed. The overnight fee is still only $15 and the golf is incredibly cheap. You still get a free golf cart when you arrive and you only pay when you take it golfing -- 50 cents per hole per person. The place is very laid back with few rules and the owner and staff will do anything to make your stay enjoyable.

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This feels like one of the oldest parks in the Escapees club system and it's looking and feeling older every year. It is the only Rainbow park that doesn't offer Wi-Fi and the nearest hotspot is at least 8 miles away. However, it does offer a phone line hookup in the club house for anyone who can still use dial up to go online. The indoor pool is closed because the heater is broken. There is no cable TV and we were unable to pick up any of the networks with our aerial. After we were set up we discovered that less than 10 feet from our door was an unsealed sewer manhole cover. We were only staying for one night so with threw a big mat over it to stem the stink. There were many other sites available and we couldn't help wonder why they would park us in that site. Having said all that, the people are very friendly. We've stayed here before but we'll check to see if anything has changed before we return.

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The previous two reviewers pegged this park perfectly. It's small, the sites are tight and it's looking very old. But this friendly, little park is all about location. It's just a few minutes to the beach and, if you have a bike, you can ride a bike trail to the Blue Jays stadium in about 20 minutes. As a bonus it has excellent, free Wi-Fi, an open-air clubhouse and lots of friendly people. We'll be back.

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We have stayed here (I'm talking about the south park} many times before and will continue to return. The streets are all paved, each site has either full asphalt or at least a concrete pad and most of the sites are adequate, if not large. The park is neat and tidy. The last time we were here we had trouble getting in. This year there are empty sites everywhere and they are charging $24 a night for anyone with any membership card. The only problem we had was with the Wi-Fi, which is free in the library. We couldn't connect and they kept telling us that we had to change the settings on our computer. Hours later they finally rebooted the router and all was good. There's a big flea market just to the north and lots of shopping in the area.

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This is an old park that is mostly filled with permanent residents. The streets are paved and most of the sites are grass, dirt or gravel. On the positive side, the staff and residents are very friendly, there are lots of facilities and lots of activities. On the negative side, the sites are very tight and many of the permanent sites are looking rather junky. The leaves had not been raked and as a result it was hard not to track dirt into the RV. Each site has a small picnic table, hardly big enough for two and most of them are so old, they look dangerous. Wi-Fi is an expensive extra, but if you ask the office staff, they will give you a coupon for one session. We came here to meet some friends and so we stayed for a couple of days. I can’t imagine ever coming back.

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We have stopped here many times, mainly because of the Passport rate, as we come and go down I-75 and have never had a problem or a complaint. It's a large campground and many of the sites are filled with what looks like homesteaders that could be cleaned up. We always try to stay in the front area nearest the office. Most of the sites are pull-through and the campground has all the facilities imaginable, including free Wi-Fi and cable TV. It's a very short distance from I-75 and yet you never hear any highway noise at night. If only the check-in staff could be trained to look up and smile, this place would be perfect.