Date of Stay: September, 2011
We have stayed at quite a few CG's in SW Florida, but find Seminole to be a refreshing and somewhat unique place. Approx 90% of the sites are beautifully shaded by magnificent Florida Oak trees that have been nicely groomed to allow RV clearance. You get the "old Florida" feel, nestled among the oaks, palms and other natural flora. We find this a treat in contrast to most parks which are wide open barren pads. The (recently new) owner is doing a professional job making this a 1st class place to stay and unwind. Long pull thru and back in sites easily accommodate larger rigs and provide extra space for the toad, etc. The electric pedestals are new, the water and plumbing all look new and the lighting at night is especially well done. The pool, restrooms and laundry facilities are clean and in excellent shape. There is a game room and recreation hall. Also, there is a large area in the back of the CG to walk the dogs and let them run. The staff was overly helpful and very accommodating. We enjoyed our 1st stay so much, we returned 2 weeks later for another 3 nights. I expect this CG will be very busy once the word gets out. It would make an excellent location for a rally (off season), given it's layout, amenities and proximity to SW Florida attractions. We'll be visiting again soon.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
It has been quite a while since we stayed at any KOA's as our impression is that many are not what they used to be. Sad to say, this park lived up to that lack of expectation and was an overall disappointment. Most of the sites (that even have pads) are broken concrete slabs that need replacement or too short to accommodate our 40' Class A. The counter staff was not friendly at all, nor accommodating. The assistants driving the golf carts were the exception, and were pleasant, friendly and helpful. KOA did not accept Passport America discount, despite being listed in current PA website and considering the park was less than 50% full. We paid $38 plus a $3.00 resort fee (they should rename that, as this is far from a "resort") and were told this was the off-rate price. The campground has a few small ponds, but is NOT on the water, nor is it near any beaches or other significant attractions. The "designated dog walking area" is a non-dedicated, non-fenced area, more correctly defined as the side of the main road. No plans to return to this campground anytime soon, if ever.