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This is the fourth year we have stayed at St. John's RV Park, but it will be our last. In the past the incentive to stay here was the close location to St. Augustine, and the Passport America rate of $15. per night. This year that rate has increased 60%, to $24.20 with tax, and no improvements to the park can be seen. The shower/bathrooms used to be clean, but now not so much. In the women's shower, only one of the 4 fluorescent tubes lights, so shower before sunset. The water pressure in one of the two showers in men's side is dismal at best. Last year we had great cable reception bringing in 69 channels; this year it is 37 and they are all analog. There isn't any kind of channel guide, so a lot of searching is needed. The laundry room always has at least one machine on the fritz; last year it was a dryer, this year a washer. The machines are old top loaders with small capacity so the $1.75 they are charging for one load seems a bit steep. We found a nice place in town (the "Laundry Room") and were all done in a little over an hour. My biggest complaint is the sewage smell coming from one of the nearby permanent residents. It appears that his sewer hose may have a leak. I made a comment to the office the first day here, and was told their man would check to see if any of the sewer connection seals were loose. Five days later I asked again if they had found the problem, but was told: "They are working on the sewer lines." When I told her the smell was coming from just one place, she said she would have someone take a look at it. In less than 10 minutes, here comes a golf cart with a park employee. He walked over, stood 4 feet away and looked at it. I could have done that! When we think of all the places we have stayed for less money, and what those places offered, we have decided we will not be returning.

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We stayed in this gravel parking lot for just one night. I agree with the comments about being packed in like sardines, the permanent residence, and the dust. What upset me the most was the bathhouse. It is very clean, but there are no doors providing privacy; just skimpy white curtains. The shower is the same way and you must hang your things on a hook outside the shower stall. I like to keep my eye on my possessions at all times. They have lovely new sinks, faucets, automatic soap dispensers, but they really missed the boat on providing privacy for the women using the facility. One night and I'm out of here! (Our rate reflects our PA discount.)

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We spent a week at this campground. It is a nice park with a great location to New Orleans. My only complaint is that the bathrooms and showers are not clean, and they do not smell clean. It is true that they are "cleaned every day," but the result is they need more than a wet mopping. Behind the building is a large air conditioning unit that was running constantly. However, the bathrooms were very warm and damp, with black mold growing and water droplets falling from the ceiling. The floors were always wet along with the counter tops, and walls. (The only way to get air to circulate was to leave the door propped open.) I asked the man cleaning why it is so wet in there, and he said the air conditioner is broken. There was a female Park Ranger who came by, and I asked her if she had ever been in any of the bathrooms. Since she had not, she came with me to see the conditions. She was surprised how wet everything was, the black mold, and plugged ventilation ducts in the ceiling. She said she was going to talk with the maintenance supervisor. Five days later, everything was just as damp as the day we arrived. I really hope they are able to get this problem rectified because people using the facility deserve better.

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I am writing this review because of reading the previous comment about the so called 'rude' hosts here at Live Oak. We are currently camped at Live Oak, and have been here for 6 days. We have met all of the hosts tending the front gate, and ALL of them have been most helpful, polite, and friendly. Because of the previous review I approached them expecting a possible unpleasant conversation, but found them to be nice! A beautiful campground, with great views! Our rate is based on the Golden Age discount.

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We had heard a lot about this park from camping friends so we were excited to be going there. Our site #1 was very narrow as are most of the sites. Nearly all sites are on the same side of the road with dense vegetation on the other side, making backing into the site difficult without driving into the plants. The restrooms are older but clean and well maintained. Free Wi-Fi is available at the Nature Center. Oscar Scherer has a large group of volunteers who provide everything from breakfasts to musical entertainment. You can find some planned activity just about every day. When you are in the park you get the feeling you are camping in the middle of the jungle, but just outside the gate are beautiful beaches, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. They say it is all about location and Oscar Scherer has it. We will return for another stay in the future.

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We stayed here a year ago for 3 days and decided of all the state parks in Florida, this one is our least favorite. We wanted to come to the Naples area, so decided to try again. We were told they were going to redo the park. Some people told us the re-do is in process; it isn't. The sites are extremely crowded. Trees that should be removed to make access to the sites are still in the way. They have 3 buildings with restrooms/showers, all very old. There are missing light bulbs, missing shower curtains, and little room to hang or set things. I realize that they are waiting for a re-do, but in the meantime, keep what you have in working order until the State decides to renovate. The park is in a wonderful location; close to so much this part of the state has to offer. But in it's current condition, it is an embarrassment to the state of Florida. A beautiful area that could be so much more. Will we return? Maybe, but if we do we'll bring light bulbs.

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We stayed 8 days at St. John's RV Park for our second visit. The park is located about 7 miles from downtown St. Augustine. Half of the RVs parked there are permanent residents and further back are RVs being stored. Most of the larger RVs are located in their open field area with cement pads but little shade. The Verizon Air card worked well here, and they also have free WI-Fi and cable. The restrooms were very clean, but there is no heat, and when the temps fell into the 40's you feel like you are showing outdoors. The laundry room is usable, but nothing special. The staff was helpful and friendly, but the office is staffed only during certain posted times. If you check in when they are not in, they have an honor system, and the sites available are indicated on the front door. The weekend flea market next door was an interesting experience. One of the local trolley tours will come and pick you up at the campground if you wish to take their tour. This campground may not be the nicest place we have stayed, but the price and location make up for it. Our price was with a PA discount plus additional discount for staying longer than 7 days. We will stay here again.

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We stayed here a week during our second stay at Skidaway S.P. The tall trees and Spanish moss make you think you are camping in the forest, but just outside the gate is all Savannah has to offer. Historic downtown is about 20 minutes away, you will find a Wal-Mart Super center 6 miles up the road, and a Kroger Store is just 3 miles from the gate. The sites are very large giving you privacy, plus the park was only 20% full while we were there in December. Our Verizon Air card worked well while camping here. The Comfort Stations are a bit old, but extremely clean; they even smell clean, and they are heated during cold weather. There is one washer and dryer located outside and at $1 per load, its a bargain. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a small camp store in the office, not for milk and bread, but it does offer some interesting items for children. Be sure to visit their Interpretive Center while you are there. The price we paid was with a Senior discount of 20% and they do charge a one-time entrance fee of $5 for your stay. We definitely will return.

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This is the second time we have camped at Lake Aire; this time for 5 days. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and showers are very clean as is the laundry room. The comments made about the water smelling like rotten eggs is true, but we noticed that same smell all over the Charleston area; even downtown along East Battery Street next to the water. We plan to return to Lake Aire the next time in Charleston. Our rate is with the PA discount.

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Singing Hills is close to Mammoth Cave and other area attractions, but out far enough to be quiet. The campground is located on a farm with pond and water fowl. The bathhouse is old, but the owners are in the process of making improvements. To us it is the owners who keep us coming back. We will stay here again in the spring when we return to Michigan. Our rate is with the PA discount.

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A small park with one of the friendliest managers we have ever met. We were there on Thanksgiving Day, and he even offered us something to eat! The laundry room was small but extremely clean. They have one bathroom/shower for women, and one for men. Once you are in that room, you have the entire place to yourself. Everything you need is there, including full size bottles of shampoo, bath gel, lotion, and powder (in case your forgot something)...and a scale. The only downside of the bathroom/shower room would be if they were very busy, but that wasn't the case in November. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. Our rate is with the PA discount.

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This is by far one of the best campgrounds we have stayed in thus far. When we checked in at the office they gave us a packet of information with everything we needed to know; they are very organized and helpful. You can see Lake Champlain from two sides of the property. The pool looked very good, however it was closed for the season. The community building offers library (book swap),exercise room, along with a couple of large meeting rooms. Laundry room was clean with nice machines. The restrooms were clean, and the showers were individual rooms. The only thing lacking were hooks on the shower wall. It was mentioned in another review that there were many "seasonal" people staying there. But the campground is terraced, so many of the seasonal sites are not even seen from the lower level where we were camped. They have a golf course, a camp store which serves home-made sandwiches, and sells local wines. Our rate is with our PA discount, and we would definitely return for another stay.

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This campground is located out in the country with the rolling hills and woods. There were a few deer and many wild turkeys around. The sites are generous in size. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They offer laundry facilities, a lounge area with library, TV, and a couple of game tables. (Wi-Fi is available in the lounge only.) The bathhouse was adequate, but since we were the only campers there at the time, I believe the restrooms would have been better maintained had they been busier. The bathhouse was not heated, but there was plenty of hot water. The price we paid was with the PA discount. We would stay here again if passing through.

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This campground is located in a little valley below a ski hill providing a pretty location, esp. in the fall. There are several old apple trees scattered around the grounds. The staff was friendly and helpful. Although it is an older campground, they have remodeled the restrooms and showers with ceramic tile floors and walls(the pictures on their website is a good representation of how it looks today). The price we paid is with our PA discount. We would return here for another stay.

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We spent 4 days here with 40 other Aliners camping on their lovely green-space group sites, and had a great time. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is a great place for families with a very large swimming pool, play ground, game/arcade building. There is a large covered picnic area with an old stone fireplace. The restrooms were modern and clean, and the showers are individual rooms. Even with our large group there were no lines waiting for the showers. My only complaint is there was no heat in the showers. There are plenty of places to walk and explore with a river running on each side of the campground. They have a laundry building on the property that has 20+ washers and 20+ dryers, us 6 huge-sized. The machines operate with a card that you put money on so you don't need a pocketful of quarters. The campground is located close to restaurants, shopping, and local attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return.