Date of Stay: July, 2016
This park was a over night stop for us on our way to Tn from Fl, and then stayed the night on the way back home. The park employees were so nice and easy check in. Pull through sites that are level that make you not even have to unhook for the night. Passport America rate is reflected, which they say to pay cash only which was fine. Pool was nice and warm and other guest that was here was friendly. Some permanent sites are in the back row and corners, but the people were friendly and sites were clean. I would highly recommend this park for a quick over night stay. Fuel at this exit is about 25 cents higher than two exits up. We will continue to use this for our overnight stops as everyone was nice and you can not beat the price. Plus they said they do not fill up in the winter. They have a dog fenced in area for your pet to run and all the grass areas had no pet residue left behind. Will return in November.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
We picked this campground as it is off the main road far enough to not be bothered with noise. We had a back in site to the river. The river was peaceful and low enough that you could walk in it. But watch out for snapping turtles. Our site was 49 and was all concrete just like all the others. The only issue I had was the tree above the back of us had some sort of berries on it that dropped and left a nasty stain on my outdoor kitchen door when open and the back roof area of the RV. Little elbow grease and it comes off but what a pain. Staff was nice, I did notice that that bathrooms did not have AC for them, or they did not have it on. We enjoyed our stay here and week at Dollywood. To me no site is bad, but the best site we felt we liked was site 61. We are returning in November for another week. The cons are the park does not have any activities, nor do they plan to they said. You are on your own for everything. Which is find as this is a tourist area.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
Great little park, quiet quiet quiet, nice camp host who joked with the kids. Campground is pet friendly. Sites are cement on some and hard packed sand with gravel on top. We were on site 7, was a little uneven but a block under the tires fixed that. Nice area for kids with all kinds of bikes. We took the family geocaching for the first time. Was successful on two here but there are many and could keep you busy for a day just doing this. Water pressure was great, bugs were bad that we were in most nights by 7:45 as the fire and bug spray just did not keep them away. We will be back for sure to do more trails and easy bike riding for the kids.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We booked this a weekend getaway to explore Dunedin. We got one night for $9 for never staying there before. They put us all the way in the back where everyone is living. People are nice in the park. We utilized the pool, playground and dog fenced area. All was great. I asked at the front desk why you would put a new camper all the way in the back when the nicer sites are the cement pull through and back in are up front. She apologized and offered to move us up front but I declined as it was only one more night. Bath house is not air conditioned, so made it hot while you used. Downtown did not have much. But we enjoyed the restaurants in Ozona which is right around the corner from the park. Will stay here again only if we can get a front site, as back sites are too close to each other and long term residents.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Easy check in with campground host. Park was offering a 50% off rate so we had to check in at the office the next day to get a partial refund. Nice sites all around. The FHU sites were $7.00 more but we just stayed one night. Gnats were bad while we were there which made it for a not so good to be outdoors. Water pressure was good, electric was good. Could not get the cable tv to pull in the channels but we used our antenna and was find for the night. This park is nice off the highway and is quiet. We would stay here again maybe when the bugs are not bad.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Check in was easy. Friendly staff. Lots of people live permanently here. Rate was PA. Water pressure was low, electric seemed good, loose socket. Was good for a night stay but nothing in town or area for late arrivals looking to not cook. Would not stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Rate reflects an RV show purchase. We booked a Premium site for this Labor Day weekend, back in January at the Florida RV show, as they had a special rate. Premium sites include: hot tub, outdoor grill, outdoor kitchen wash area, private fireplace, private gazebo. Our reservation got lost. They ended putting us on a premium site that was missing the gazebo and nicely landscaped area. Our site was right behind clubhouse. Nice, but not what was promised. Pool was green, and not working. Asked about pool and was told they are saving money to put in an inground pool. They did not have any planned activities for Labor Day weekend. No horses to rent. Was told they needed 24 hours advance notice. No horse wagon ride at night: same notice required. Outdoor kitchens are available only on beach side, premium sites. Yes there is a lake but had fish in it and smelled bad. No paddle boats. There is one volleyball area in nice, white sand base. There is a home made, mini putt putt course. Could not find any nature trails. They have golf cart rentals, but do not know why you would need one. Laundry area is in the back rest room area and there is no cost to use. The swim spa jacuzzi was the best since there is no pool. Everyone was using this as the pool. They say Wi-Fi is all over the campground, but was not able to connect. Only able to use Wi-Fi in the clubhouse. Direct TV is only available in the premium sites and cabin rentals. However, when I asked for it, they had a guy run a cable to our camper. They have a cafe, but things are a little pricey. They have an outdoor bar, but serve beer only, at $3.50 a beer. Premium sites go for $80 a night, but one can negotiate to $40. Not worth $80. Grass sites go for $40 a night. Cabin rental is $100 a night. We rented go carts for the VIP rate of $20 an hour, but it was supposed to be $40 an hour. The kids enjoyed these. Park did have a waterslide inflatable that everyone enjoyed. Would only stay here again if price comes down. I would not buy the package membership they offer, as you ask 3 different people the same question, and you get 3 different answers. Check in was not welcoming at all. Had to wander through the club house and not one person said, "Hello, can I help you?" Place has potential but it is a little over priced.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Check in was a little odd, went into the rec hall it was empty, heard someone talking in the back so I went to the back area. The office was stuck into a closet area, this is where you check in. Lady was nice, gave a gift pack to us upon check in. She advised what site we were on and wondered why someone put us at that site. She changed our site to be further in the back. The grass site we were on was far better than what was assigned. This resort is a second home to a lot of snowbirds. Some trailers were empty but some had year round people. I said not kid friendly as other than the pool I would not see much for kids to do. Site had W/E/S 30/50 110 amp power, no picnic table, no grill, no fireplace outside. Might be a good place for a couple nights during the summer for a beach getaway but ask for the grass sites towards the back. Roads are very narrow and when turning within the campground you will hit the landscaping as no room to turn unless you take out the grass or permanent peoples front porches. Viewed other campgrounds in the area while here and they are packed in tightly so at least at this one we had room outside for what we wanted to do. Not a far drive to the beach, great food places in the area and boat charters along the beach area. The beach was eroded away though due to tropical storm that came through a month ago. Would stay again but just for a short weekend summer getaway Rate reflects PA discount.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
This is a small Campground as far as sites go. We stayed at this park as a overnight too and from our trip to Louisiana. Sites are nicely graveled sites. Sites are gravel base, each has W/E/S, outdoor grill, firepit and picnic table. Camp check was easy and very friendly ranger. Host on the campground takes pride in the camping area. The bathrooms were spotless, host wife cleans the restrooms and never heard a complaint from anyone about it being dirty. Plenty of hot water in the showers, nice clean toilet, showers and nice shower heads. We did not explore the whole park as we were here for one night going and one night coming but would definitely keep this on our books to stay again if we travel that way.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Rate reflects Passport America. The only reason I stayed here was to see if older reviews were fixed and it was close to the Rodeo arena. Access in was easy, check in was easy with a very friendly front desk person. Got assigned site #31. Site had dirt and leaves on it but was OK. Site backed up to a fence which behind the fence is Florida Turn Pike. VERY NOISY ROAD all hours of the night. First night I did not fall asleep till 3 am but still heard cars and trucks all night long. There is no way around the noise at this campground as I asked other campers and they said they just muted it out. This is not a quiet campground (people quiet YES) traffic quiet no, never stopped the whole two days we were there. Found out that we can camp at the rodeo grounds next time. Wi-Fi says is available, we paid $10 for 48 hours of Wi-Fi and had no access luck of any kind. Park contracts the Wi-Fi out to a third party so office staff has nothing to do with Wi-Fi, will dispute our charge as they took our money no problem but customer service to help us get connected was not there, we left two messages for them to help us and did not get a call back. WE WILL NOT STAY HERE OR RECCOMMEND ANYONE THAT CAN HEAR TO STAY HERE.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Outstanding park. Busy holiday weekend, but Disney did a good job with check in process was a breeze as we did online check-in and that cut down on us standing in a line at the entrance. We stayed in the 1700 loop and sites were plenty big. We also had tent campers with us and plenty of room for them as well. Things to do here were horse back riding $46 for a 45 minute trail ride. If your kids are under 80lbs then you can take them on the pony ride for $5. Short ride but my kids loved it. Wagon rides at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $8 adults, $5 for kids, under 3 is free. Park had all kinds of activities around the pool and trading post. Archery lessons, fishing excursions, or use your own pole and fish in the water, bike rentals for canoe, kayak. Also had tennis rackets for free to use just had to leave your site card. Segway tours $ not sure how much. Campfire with Chip and Dale, after roasting marshmellows they have a sing a long and then a movie. Alot of activities were for a small fee, button making $2, tie tide shirts, kite making, all for under $5 per event. Golf cart rentals were $59 plus tax, but we rode our bikes around the whole park and got closer to things with bikes then you could with a golf cart. Lot of people use golf carts but there was no reason to if you can ride a bike, but everyone is friendly to bikes and golf cart people. Light show by the marina and fireworks were awesome. Best part of this campground is that you do not feel like you are at Disney what so ever like you would if you stayed at a resort.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
This campground is outstanding. Rate reflects PA rate. Wish they extended PA rate for more than just 3 nights. Sites are plenty long enough to hold any size RV or travel trailer. Pool was good, not too crowded, hot tub was hot. Playground for kids has swings, slide, tire swing, baby swings. Only has 50 amp service anything less must have a adaptor or they will give you to use but if you forget to return it will cost you $25. No open fires due to burn ban. No fire rings above ground either. THis was a sad thing for our kids but we managed to do marshmellows over the outdoor stove. Bike riding is adventurous as lots of hills, some you can not even make it all the way on bike. They do rent golf carts but I do not see the need for them as you have everything in your camper to accommodate your needs. In town was not much to do than the wildlife state park, which we found was awesome, our kids enjoyed it. We will stay here again but only to the limit of PA rate. Ask for a shaded site as that helps your AC run not so much. We were on site 285: sat on pavers and was very level and partial shade.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
We stayed here one night on the Passport America rate. We were escorted to a pull through site and once there, they left. Plenty of things to do with kids if they like putt putt golf (must leave DL at Front Desk), 4 pools, and a playground for kids. All sites were full hook, water, electric, sewer. Had cable TV but I could not get a program on our TV so I just used our antenna. Not very full this time of year but people were spread out. You can see who the long term residents are by the condition of the their campers. Would ask for a shady spot if you can find one so that the AC does not run so much. Front desk was nice but had no sense of humor. They do not know how much things are in town, they just direct you to drive in town to see. Much busier during the winter months as we drove through here once in November to just check it out. If you like plenty of people and sunshine then this is the place for you during the busy times of the year. Good for a one night stay or more if you can choose a shady spot. Would stay here again just for the local one or two night events that we went to.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Campground was easy to access off the interstate. Well nestled back in the woods, far enough off the road to have no road noise. We were on site 19 which was a good site for our 27' TT w/slideout. We had electric problems with the power box on 19 but site 18 was close enough to plug into its power. Reported the power issue to ranger stations and they said someone would come and fix it (never did.) They just did not rent out 18 while we were here. Checked with other campers of their 30 amp plugs, and they said they had no issue. Could not even run the AC for more than 10 minutes on 19 power. Plenty of sites were empty for walk up campers even though website shows they were booked. We had nice campers all around us, kid friendly, pet friendly. Fishing was good only at the bridge on your way to the furthest campground, talapia only. If you have a boat bigger than a john boat, do not bother to bring it as the water is too low. Bathrooms were kind of old but feasible and clean. There is a dump behind the men's room at the furthest campground: only accessible with a portable dump. For early morning bike rides or walks you will need your camera as plenty of animals to see. We saw deer, fawns, turkey, wild pigs, raccoons, owls, snakes, rabbits, plenty of gators along the water areas. Full hook site is $25 at the one camp area, they said there are 4 at each section of camping, but I only found one in ours. Outpost stores are nice and have general supply of camping stuff plus plenty of gifts. Has bike rental, canoe's, two air boats for $12 per person. Would most likely go and stay again but choose a different site unless they have the power fixed at 19. We stayed for 3 nights. Good bike riding from your campsite to the rangers station and back is 6 miles roundtrip. Anything longer than 30 foot, they tell you will not fit, but with certain sites you have plenty of room.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
We were on site 76 which was plenty long enough for our 27' trailer. Width of site had slopes on the side and hardly any room once your trailer is parked. You will need plenty of cord to plug in at this site. Trees over hang your camper and if you have a slide out like we do it is hard to get around it when out due to width of site. This is perfect for two tents per site but anything bigger than a pop up you are not going to have much room. Rules said no clothes line but everyone at every site had one put up. Do not gather wood but rangers said wood at store does not burn good so everyone collects some wood. Positives, Beach is a good bike ride away but if you have a lot of stuff to set up at the beach better drive. Store staff at beach was friendly, Wi-Fi at store was very good as long as you sat close to the building. We stayed here a week of Easter, other families not as friendly as other places we have camped but we still had fun. Rode our bikes into town for Easter Parade, to the fort, and the lighthouse, all on sidewalk. Farmers Market was good and the local flea market was OK. Sites that we thought were wider and more room for a travel trailer with slide out were 38, 58, 59, 66, 69, 70, 36, 77, 80, 87, 101, 117, 123, 124, 136, 137. First two loops are for tents only. Any other site is OK if you just have a tent or a pop up camper only. We would definitely stay again but at one of the larger sites. Did not rate a 10 due to sites are most sites are tight for travel trailers bigger than 24'.