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This park has spectacular natural beauty. In five minutes one can walk from the campground to the Gulf beach one way; the sheltered bay beach the other. Staff and hosts were helpful. There are several trails for easy hiking and many song birds at the time of year we visited. It is about 6 miles from the little village of St. George; 12 miles to the mainland from the campground.

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Park is well run with many social events run by park volunteers. The terrain for hiking is sandy two-track roads through scrub forest, much of it burned or in process of reforestation after removal of non-native plants. There is a new paved rail-trail for biking that cuts through park property. Laundry is available as well as Wi-Fi internet, at the Nature Center building. One very small lake for swimming has an alligator warning. No park-owned access to the Gulf beach although public beaches are within 5 miles. Canoes are available for rent at the park, to be used in the small stream.Lots are 55 ft wide on paved access roads. Most lots are shady.

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Just an excellent campground! It would be a 10 if it had sewers. Many sites have ocean frontage. Access road and sites are crushed shells. There is a picnic table and grill on each site. Sites are 60 feet wide and very deep. It is really friendly to dog owners. There is a dog's beach. There are organized nature walks. There are laundries. There are bike trails and exercise stations. The beaches are one of the 10 best in the US. There is security. The park is fifteen minutes from the shopping center. Trash is emptied daily.

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Even though we were across the campground road from the dune and the walkways that access the beach, we could still enjoy a view of the ocean at all times. Lots are 60 feet wide with half being 70 yards from the beach and half 100, depending on which side of the sandy road you are on. The locked access gate is awkward to manage and makes entering and leaving slow, but the ranger explained that having highway behind the campground necessitates good security. There is no laundry. Dogs aren't allowed on the beach, but a 10 minute walk down the highway (on a sidewalk) brings one to the city beach where dogs are allowed, on a leash.Staff is friendly and helpful. The main activity for us was walking the beach and walking in the more sheltered area near the inter-coastal waterway. It was too cold to swim. We would come here again.

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There are picnic tables and fire rings at each 40' wide shady site. Gravel road and sites. One feature is a wonderful spring that is 72 degrees and can be swum in year-round. The Suwannee River flows through the park and Manatees and Sturgeons can be seen daily. There are lots of interesting birds also. Canoe trips are available. There is a playground and many nature trails. There is a security gate locked at night. There is no laundry. Chiefton, with laundry and Walmart is six miles away.

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Lots were 55 feet wide. Features include playgrounds, laundry, fire rings, paved access roads, good security, boat launch, two fishing piers (lagoon and ocean), lagoon and ocean swimming, ocean surfing, shelling, hiking trails, abundant wildlife. We were right on the lagoon, connected to the Gulf, and we had huge herons and egrets right in our front yard. Tame deer are seen in the evening. Just outside the gate is a commercial area. Inside is private and wildly beautiful. Campground hosts are particularly helpful here.

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Beautiful beaches to walk, fish and swim. Wonderful woods with nature trails. A large wilderness area. Sites have fire pits and picnic tables. Sites are at least 40' wide. Paved pads and access roads. Plenty of staff. Very family friendly. Twenty minutes from town with all the major tourist attractions. This would be a ten if it had water and sewer at sites. In the newer Pines campground many sites are close enough to a water tap to run a hose to fill fresh water tanks.

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This is strictly a stop-over campground. Roads and campsites are paved, sites have crushed-rock "lawn". There is an active train track very close; noise from freeway and airport nearby.Sites are 25 ft. wide and many are pull-through. Amenities include a complete camp store, gas station, propane sales and free use of the Holiday Inn swimming pool,very near by. Each site has a picnic table.Laundry available. Easy access to highway I-65; just minutes from downtown Louisville, KY. About one-third of the campers are seasonal.

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This is OK for a stopover. There is a lot of interstate noise. The lots are 22' wide. But they have a lot of amenities: laundry, pool, picnic tables, shuttle to Grand Old Opry, shuffleboard, exercise room, store and playground. There are no campfire pits. Interior roads and rv pads are gravel. But there are nice 8x9' wood patio pads.

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Friendly staff, paved interior roads, gravel 25' wide sites. Each site has a picnic table, but no fire pit. Resident manager on site. A nice country setting just far enough from the freeway to avoid freeway noise. About half the sites appear to be seasonal occupants.

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This campground would rate a ten if it weren't so close to a major highway. However, this makes it convenient for one-night stops while traveling North or South. Lots are 35 ft. wide,partly shady, concrete pad, with gravel interior roads. Fifty percent of campers are seasonal. There is a nice laundry/lounge area with huge TV,and a hot tub. Sites have tables but no fire pit. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful Everyone gets a bag of popcorn and a USA Today newspaper upon check-in. They provide an electric-cart escort to your lot.

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This park is on a beautiful peninsula and all sites are within a five-minute walk of the Gulf Beach. Outdoor showers near the beach boardwalk make it easy to rinse off after swimming or wading for shells.Lots are sixy-feet wide, served by paved roads. Every site has a table and fire ring. The boat launch is on the bay side of the peninsula. Fishing and snorkeling are possible activities. It is a stopover for migrating birds. Guided bird tours are offered several times a week.

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The campsites are 32 ft. wide, on grassy lawns, served by dirt connecting roads. Only about half of the sites have sewer hook-up. Tent sites are secluded and beautiful. A 1/2 mile scenic boardwalk takes one through a cypress swamp to the banks of the Suwannee River, where there is a deck for observaion and a dock for fishing boats. Not every site has a picnic table and there are only 3 community fire rings for the whole park. There is a laundry, horse shoe pitching area, and a small camp store. The staff is helpful and the park is clean and well-maintained.

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Thirty two foot wide grass lots with a concrete patio. No fire rings or picnic table. Interior roads are paved. Most of the lots are seasonal or permanent residents. There is a shuffleboard, fitness center, playground, laundry, store, horse shoes, mini-golf and basketball court. There is a nice clubhouse. Convenient to Disney and Sea World. Camping World is four minutes away. Only 50 amp service. Dogs, you can have two, must be under 50 pounds.

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We stayed in the Big Flats campground. It is wooded and quiet with 30 ft. dirt lots. Interior campground roads are also dirt. There are two dumpsites, one convenient to this campground that doesn't have vehicle access but one can roll a gray-water tank to with ease. There is one laundry facility for 2 campgrounds. The park is popular on weekends with many visitors enjoying boat rides on Myakka Lake, viewing alligators, renting canoes or bikes, visiting the large camp store and snack bar. Two areas allow close-up observations of egrets, anhingas, and herons from the water's edge. Another trail has an impressive wooden tower one can climb safely to see the "canopy", looking down on the tops of palms and oaks. Many people bicycle the 8-10 miles of paved park roads. The park is about 9 miles from i-75 and about 45 minutes from downtown Sarasota attractions.