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Great place to swim and snorkel in the springs and river. Since the campground remodel a few years ago the brush and trees are growing in nicely and most sites have become private or semi private. This campground is always clean and staff is always great. Just wish they would fix the pool.

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Just like so many Florida State Parks it's in disrepair. The bathhouse in the Magnolia loop was nasty. Showers were filthy, toilets backing up and filthy, the rest of the boathouse just nasty. The campground needs an upgrade. There is also a tick issue so dog owners beware and also watch yourself. Positive, staff was nice and spring and trails were awesome.

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The last time we stayed here was 2007. There has been some updates in the campground like sewer connections and 50 amp but this was the only thing that kept me from rating lower than a 5. The rest of the park is falling apart though. The aquarium was closed. The beaches are in need of work at both Cannon beach and Far beach. The wooden bridge to Far Beach looked like it was about to fall into the bay. The boardwalks and observation tower were closed due to disrepair. Loud music after quiet time was not uncommon and not a park employee in site to address this. The smaller bathhouse in the campground needs updating. We will not return and its sad because this place has so much potential.

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This park has changed over or is the process of becoming a KOA. The pool was awesome. Being able to ride an ATV from the park to Ocola OHV area was awesome. Grass sites are somewhat level and bathhouse was clean. They need to get firewood and a better stocked camp store. This park is far from anything so bring what you need. The WiFi was useless but I did have a weak ATT signal. I would stay here if I was riding an ATV but other than that unless you fish its limited.

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I am not a big KOA fan because of other experiences at KOA's. I picked this because of the location and indoor, year round pool for the kids. The place was empty for the most part because of winter. The sites are close and I could see in peak summer season this place would get crowded. The staff was great. We had prepaid but had to leave a day early because of pending weather and they offered a refund. The grounds were clean and well kept and it is located in a beautiful location in the mountains. I would use this location again but only in off season.

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Great place for an overnight stop. Clean park that is close to the interstate. I did not hear the road but my wife said she could. Night check in was good with a list of what was available. Would use these place without hesitation for a overnight stopover.

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I take the kids to ride ATV's here. If possible: do not use the bathhouse. They are never clean. Its not a place to go unless your going to be riding off road. Would I stay here again? Yes but it's because of the riding, and that's all.

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Great place to camp and ride ATV or off road motorcycles. The staff is outstanding and they are always making improvements.

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The springs are so refreshing and just beautiful. The campground has nice tree cover and spacing between sites. The water pressure was good and 30 amp electric worked fine. The bath house is old and dated, but I was told they are getting ready to update this park. These updates will make this a real gem. Deer would come right into the campground.

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Nice wooded sites with lots of shade. Staff and security was friendly and helpful. Nice enclosed pool and club house area. The only thing which kept me from making it a 10 was the bathrooms where few and spread out, this park is very large. There was also a small park in Crystal River with a spring and swimming area which was very nice and refreshing and free. We will be back.

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We stayed here so we could ride our ATV's and it was a wonderful five day stay. Sites have plenty of room between. Grounds well kept and clean. Front office folks very friendly and helpful. Only negative was the restrooms that have no A/C so it gets hot. Would stay here again.

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This is a wonderful campground which is well kept and clean. We stay here each July and just love this place. It is under heavy tree cover and stays very cool. There is a stream which runs down the middle of the campground which is very relaxing. The owners are awesome and folks who work there a friendly and helpful. Will always stay here when in the Balsam area!

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It has been some years since we used this campground and I can say they have made many improvements and it appears they are still in the process of making more. Grounds were very well kept and clean. Lots of play stuff for kids. Great location. There is a lot to do in Bryson City. Will be back as this place is a great campground with wonderful folks who work there and make it a great experience for a vacation.

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Used this campground for an over nighter and it was good for this. Sites where not level, but not to bad, they are close together. Grounds are clean and kept up. Bathroom was clean, but dated. Did not use pool, but it looked crystal clear. Would say again if it was for an over night stay.

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Easy in and out for a over night stop. Park was clean and had level concrete pads. Good water pressure. Cable TV was clear and had many channels to pick from. Did not use showers or bathroom so cannot comment on them. This is not our first stay at this park, we use it as an over nighter and it's great.