Date of Stay: October, 2011
This is the park I have been looking to find for a stay of a few months. The rate reflects 483/mo. rate. Wi-Fi is available but weak unless you are close to the office area. I was told Bright House is looking at a total park system in the near future. The park has a marine and launch ramp right on the Homosassa River. It's $5 to launch and $5/night to keep your boat in the water. There is a boat/trailer storage area and plenty of room to walk your dog. Pool is small but nice. Some sites are larger than others but many large 5th wheels and motorhomes come and go. There are some sites occupied year round, but are not filled with junky old tin boxes. As far as the comments about difficulty getting there, any modern GPS will put you right on the door step as will the map supplied with their brochure. Full Wi-Fi would be welcome.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
Very nice park, bike trail runs adjacent to the park, swimming available in "Lake Oscar", many shaded sites with good privacy between. You'll need a 50' water hose as sites share water and often the water is located 30 - 40 feet from you, read the Reserve America notes for each site. The park has some pull through sites, but some are very difficult to make the turn into the site from the access road if you are in a fifth wheel. Site #103 is a no for a 5er. I stayed in that one and took a full half-hour to maneuver into position where I could deploy 4 slides and the awning. I did it, but would not do it again. Pulling out was even more fun. #102, 104 are doable. A really great site is #66: it is a back in, but on a curve giving you a straight shot to back in. It's another one of Florida's great State Parks. We'll be back, but in one of the better sites.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
We stayed at this park one night on our way to the keys, and liked it so much, we stayed here on our way back. It is truly a beautiful park with landscaping second to none. Park Models, Double Wide units, and RVs together normally do not mix, but in this ownership park, that is not the case. It is well thought out and designed with plenty of room to maneuver. The sites are concrete, most with varied decorative coatings. Since the sites are owned, many have lawn sheds at the back of the site, but the sites are so large there is no interference. Their park rules read more like a condominium association than a campground with fines and such for infractions, but I believe that is mostly when the park is full of owners in the winter months. There were few residents here during our two, one night stays, those that were seemed friendly with everyone passing by waving. It's a good one night stop if you want a break before crossing the state on Alligator Alley. We'll stay here again when down this way.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
This is an excellent destination campground with plenty to do and see. Snorkeling, kayaking, boating, (boat rentals), swimming, bike riding to name a few. Some very good restaurants nearby within walking or biking distance. The sites have full hook-ups, although the State Park Web Site only mentions water and electric. Sites are level, gravel, some shaded, and I felt spacious for a four slide fifth wheel, plenty of maneuvering room getting in and out. New picnic tables are a nice touch. One thing of note, the sites have a dual water outlet positioned to serve two sites, so if you are on a site where the water hook up is on your curb side, you'll need more than a 25 foot hose. Sewer and electric are close together about mid way down the site like most places. We'll be back.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
A newer state park created in 1991. The sites are well laid out with privacy in between I would rate from good to very good. The sites will accommodate just about anything you can bring, plenty of maneuvering room. Only a few sites have an ocean view, check the park map on RA for those ocean side. There is a one way system in the park so some sites are naturally left back in others right. Some sites are "7" shaped which allows you to pitch a tent or dining fly off to the side. The sites are level and topped with some very fine gravel. Underneath the gravel the ground is like concrete so if you wish to stake out awning supports, it's tough driving in the pegs. We liked the park, the bike trail runs through it on the opposite side of US 1. We rode it to Pigeon Key and back one day. Very enjoyable stay.
Date of Stay: March, 2011
You would think many of the campers owned their sites by the way they landscape with flowers, trees, and grass keeping it exceptionally attractive neat and clean. Yes, it is foremost a seasonal park for our northern friends, but this park has plenty to offer for anyone year round, particularly if you love to ride bicycles. It is adjacent to the Withlacoochee State Trail which is about 46 miles in length. People are very friendly and active. Many participate in organized bike rides and kayak adventures on the many springs and rivers nearby. The park has nice facilities, pool, laundry, and propane. They have free Wi-Fi throughout with excellent service. Don’t let the connotation “mobile home park” discourage you, there is a separate section for RV’s. We really liked it. We’re coming back for a month this summer to enjoy the things the area has to offer.
Date of Stay: February, 2011
We choose this park because we wanted to bike ride some of the trails in the area. Normally we frequent state parks when possible, so this was a pleasant surprise. Everything from the reception, the escort to our site, the friendliness of the staff and camping neighbors was nothing short of excellent. They are very pet friendly, everything is clean and neat. Sites are on pavers. They do lack outdoor tables, but we had our own. We lucked out getting one of their pull through sites close to the office and pool. Some sites are owned, but you won't find any junk units. They have a few park model rentals, but they are in their own area. The rate includes taxes and reflected their current promotion, pay two nights, stay the third free. We will return soon.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
Three types of sites. Premium Ocean Front, Ocean View, and across Route A1A behind fence, each having it's own price structure. Cost was high due to having premium Ocean Front Site and $100 minimum 3 night for Thanksgiving. Parking rules strictly enforced. Dog rules not so much, the reason for this rating and we brought our two dogs along. Sheriff's department sub-station borders camp ground with direct access and cruises through occasionally. Beach bars and restaurants within 2 miles on A1A. Good bike paths. We would stay there again in the summer.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
We were very pleased. This state park is excellent. Rangers helpful, friendly. Pointed out many of the areas activities like tubing the Rainbow River etc. Signage to the park is very confusing. Three separate areas, Head Springs, State Park Entrance, and then the one you want, the campground entrance. These are several miles apart and are not linked internally. No TV reception. Pool is closed. We will be going back soon.