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Retired, traveling, and enjoying visiting state and national parks.

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Nice park. Staff and rangers friendly and helpful. Facilities clean and up to date. Plenty of hiking/biking trails. Great boardwalk along the spring to the river and around spring head. Sand/gravel loop roads could use some smoothing out. Good day visit facilities (playground, pavilions, picnic benches, grills) and a good concession with wi-fi. Canoe/kayak rentals, river tour available. Cell phone spotty. All sights look pretty level. Ours was perfect.

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Renovations were recently completed to this park and it is nice. Paved loop roads, new and well kept bath houses. 50/30/30 electric. The sites are gravel and level. Some are close together and some not so. There are a few with privacy shrubs in between and all are shady to partially shady. Great staff! Maintenance and cleaning on going for your pleasure. There is a .9 mile nature trail into the marsh, a 3.5 bike/hike trail through the marsh and hammock and a 6.5 mile hike trail through a wet cypress swamp. There is also a boat ramp, playground and a couple of interesting historical things to see. Plenty to see and do or just rest and relax. The park was really quiet, despite being close to SR92. Little traffic. There is a tent specific loop and group camping area. There are ample paved roads to bike/walk, or do the bike trail.

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Quiet, quiet quiet. Big park, 54000 acres, small shaded campground. Star-gazing and birding paradise. Over 100 miles of hiking/biking trails. Great staff. Clean facilities. There are two campgrounds: family and equestrian. The sites are shaded with level, packed dirt sites. Room between. 50 amp only in equestrian loop. 30 amp in family loop. Birds and deer wandered through the campground. Well into the prairie there is a group campsite.

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Very nice park. Campground #1 is hilly and some sites are not too level, but all are partial to full shade. Most have ample space for privacy, but some not. Staff friendly. Campground #2 is a long drive from the main entrance and mountain top, but has a lake and more level sites. Great views from the mountain top, interesting CCC history and museum at the observation tower. Sunset is great at the restaurant. Small camp store, but best to get provisions and fuel before arriving.

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Neat small, shaded park. Several miles of challenging hiking trails (elevation changes, rocks, roots). Sights are level packed sand. Some are close together, some have ample space and foliage for privacy. One yurt, one cabin. Staff is very friendly. Facilities are clean. Historic plantation house, Gregory House, is interesting tour and view of Apalachicola River. In the middle of nowhere. Nice. Well maintained.

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Small, quiet place, convenient to Tallahassee even though out of town. Clean park, level sights. Several have lake view.

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Excellent stay, beautiful park. The campground loops and sites are well maintained, bathhouses clean and functional. The park is well maintained and provides many hiking, biking and equestrian trails. There is a very good museum displaying the area history and geography with many artifacts. Staff is very helpful and friendly.

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Well maintained roads, sites and bathhouses. Sites are shaded, packed sand. Staff is excellent. Lot to do here. Some sites are a bit far from the beach. Good to have a bike handy.

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New bathhouses since last visit. Very nice and well maintained. Also, new extension to bike path since last visit. Lot of activities or just a good place to relax. No manatees this time of year, but allows for water activities in the spring run. Good hiking and biking.

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Lot of shade and privacy in level dirt sites. Facilities and campground area are kept clean. Plenty to do here both locally and just a short drive away to other trails. Saw lot of wildlife and plant life. The staff is great. Good park for families and hikers. Has good tenting area.

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Stayed in the Riverside Loop. 50/30/20 amp, water; inner sites have sewer. Outside sites more privacy. No shade, but level asphalt/gravel sites. Staff is great. Mile long hiking trail, bike paths (paved and unpaved), kayaking on the Inter-Coastal Waterway, fishing, small butterfly garden. Well maintained loop. Only a short walk across A1A to the beach. And, a short walk/bike ride/drive to Flagler Beach for groceries, restaurants, fuel, etc. Would return to Riverside Loop definitely.

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Nice quiet campground, level gravel sites. Partial shade in one loop, no shade in other. Facilities are good and maintained, staff friendly and helpful. A short drive or paddle to the spring head and gardens. Small hiking trails and asphalt paved loops for easy biking. Miss the store that was there. The gardens and waterfalls are a must see.

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Excellent well maintained quiet campground and park. Facilities are good and staff is great. Sites are mostly shaded, level gravel, a couple close together. The cultural part of this experience is awesome. Several events held throughout the year. Check the schedule for those of interest. Well maintained museum, carillon, store and craft demos. Good hiking/biking trails, gazebo by the Suwannee River. Close by is Big Shoals SP with a different view of the river and plenty of hiking/biking.

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We stayed in the "old" loop. More rustic feeling, but still nice. Gravel loop vs asphalt of the other loop. More privacy and shade. Sites are level, shaded, sand. Six-18 have partial Western Lake view. Facilities are good, staff is great. Beautiful beach with a dune hiking trail. Plenty of asphalt for biking/jogging exercise.

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Very nice small clean campground and park, but a lot to see. Level sandy, shady sites. Showers/restrooms clean. Some construction going on, but still enough hiking trails to satisfy. Asphalt roads to bike on. Hilly. Interesting sink holes and some local history. Good signage. It rained hard one day, but campsites drained well. Great staff.