Date of Stay: June, 2006
Even knowing it was expensive, we chose this campground because it advertised a laundry and WiFi. When we checked in and asked for a site where WiFi would work and near the laundry, we were told, "that's going to be a problem". The laundry was too far away from any campsite to easily carry your laundry between your RV and the laundry. We drove our motorhome to the laundry and stayed there until we were done before hooking up. We've used WiFi throughout the country with few problems. Here, we were told "our WiFi doesn't work well" and our experience was just that. The first site we were given had no signal (using our directional Hawking antenna placed on the roof of the motorhome pointed at the building the office staff told us contained the antenna). We changed to the nearest site to the WiFi antenna and we were able to connect to the access point, but not use the Internet. The next morning, we were able to connect to the Internet at speeds slower than our 14 kbps cell phone connection. Also, this is one of the few campgrounds that uses WEP on their WiFi system, making it more difficult to connect. We were provided no written instructions and had to ask the office until we were provided the WEP password. We didn't like that kids were driving golf carts through the park well past Midnight. The sites are close to the road and to each other. The hookups worked and the campground is clean and neat. There are many activities for kids. We didn't enjoy our visit becaused we NEEDED a WiFi connection and didn't get it. The park was not worth the $49 nightly charge.
Date of Stay: October, 2005
This is a City of Orlando park. Paved roads and paved sites. Most sites are significantly unlevel; many motorhomes had their front wheels off the ground; some RVs had a stool to be able to reach their lowest entry step. It's not easy to access the campground at dark because the park's gate is locked dusk to dawn with a combination padlock; campers are given the lock code. About one third of the sites have sewer connections; most are only water and electric. There is a dump station, but large RVs using it can block the only exit road to the campground. The park is adjacent to the Florida Turnpike so traffic noise is always in the background, although it's not too loud since the campground is about 1/2 mile across Turkey Lake from the Turnpike. Exiting the park to go southbound on Hiawassee Road is difficult because there is no traffic light and this is a busy four-lane urban road.