Date of Stay: April, 2010
This is a brand new RV park that opened in like October of last year (2009), and they were still working on completing their plans during our visit. Since the pool is set back away from sites we truly were able to enjoy the late pool hours. It sure was nice to be able to get some exercise and take a dip in the hot tub right before bed. We totally enjoyed the nice clear free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) signal that was available at our site. The park was dog friendly with restrictions on barking and leash length and such. I noticed on their website they have a dog run, but I didn’t notice it during our stay. There are nine holes of golf that will surround the perimeter of the park. Supposedly, there is a stocked fishing pond. Due to the park’s sophistication, I’m not sure if this is meant to be considered a “family campground” or not, but there was a changing table available in the washroom by the pool, so at least children are at least welcome to visit. I would call and check if I had young ones along. There are some huge trees surrounding the property, so there is some shade available. Personally, however, I would have liked to have seen more trees scattered throughout the park. And those campers who are bothered by trains may not like the proximity to the tracks. We don’t notice trains too much after like two days. Everything was brand-spanking new and we are truly excited to go back to see the final touches on the sites, golf course, the rec hall and exercise room.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
Nice cozy little park with a lot of character and an eclectic mix of friendly characters. When first pulling into the park, one might be a bit apprehensive. Try out Google maps' street view, but don't base your willingness to stay on that. It truly is a hidden gem at a terrific price. We came for a week and decided to stay a month. The park has lots of huge trees hanging with Spanish moss for shade and lends to the feeling of being in old Florida. Has lots of boat slips, a boat ramp and fishing accommodations. It seems to be naturally quite quiet, (other than the occasional airboat), but that may just be a “fish camp” thing. We especially liked the planned events that occurred during our stay. There was a hog roast get-together for St. Patrick’s Day, with live music. This Easter they had an Easter egg hunt and ducklings for the kids, followed by a potluck brunch in their screen room. Everyone was quite warm and friendly and it seemed as if all of the children had an awesome and memorable time. The wireless internet (WiFi) was awesome. I was surprised with all of the trees, that the signal was so good. There were over 60 channels of free cable television. The park was super pet-friendly with super friendly pets. Big drawback was the distance to any real shopping. The town’s grocery store was closed and so it was quite a haul to pick up groceries and other necessities. You want to make sure you have a complete list of what is needed. (However, it was only a couple miles to pick things up at gas stations in an emergency). I did miss being able to swim, there is no pool and the lake is a popular place for alligator hunting (in season). Still, feeling that comfortable and welcome did balance things out a bit. We’ll definitely return. We have plenty of friends to go back and visit! Besides, they honor Passport America.