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This campground is adequate but suited mostly for seasonal campers who stay a month or more. It is very crowded during high season (winter). We were given a site that had oak trees overhead and along the side, and it was extremely difficult to maneuver our 40-foot motor home into the site. It was also difficult to get out of the site and out of the campground along the narrow, crowded roads. For obvious reasons (economic) the better sites are reserved for the seasonal campers. It would be great if they set aside some sites for the weekend campers at the front of the camprground near the highway, and improved those sites, making it easier for the 2 to 4 day guests to get in and out. The campground is very clean, and the staff are reasonably helpful, though not overly friendly. If you stay there, take a drive past the campground to the beach at the mouth of Crystal River, which is a beautiful place to watch a sunset. Note: there is a charge for WI-FI, and there are only 18 cable channels. Many sites are shaded, so satellite is difficult to obtain.

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This is a very nice state park campground. The roads into the campground are somewhat narrow and lined with trees. The sites are hard ground and not as level as we would have liked. There is a lot of room between sites, and the area is wooded, so it is very attractive. But no open space for satellite reception and no cable, so bring some books! The park has 9 miles of trails for hiking and biking. A key spot is the 4-story observation tower by the visitor center at the edge of the prairie, where you can see deer, alligators, and many species of birds. We are Floridians who enjoy the state parks in the winter when there are no mosquitoes. We stayed 3 nights and wished we had planned to stay for 5. Micanopy is a delightful small town with antique shops and nice places for lunch. Gainesville is north of the park.