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Review Count: 38
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Helpful Reviews: 12

Long Point Park Campground (Brevard County Park), Melbourne Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Large campground, waterfront sites are smaller than the ones in the center. It was very windy so we did not have an issues with no-seeums or mosquitoes. We did not see many campers outside, maybe due to the wind. Lots of Class A RVs in campground. There are lots of small trees but not large enough to shade the sites, in most cases. Newer restrooms are across from the bridge to Scout Island. Showers are OK in the older bathhouse (6 on women's side), but the restroom is very run down. Lots of birds around including Wood Storks. We camped at Long Point Park Campground (Brevard County Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
158
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Make reservations - fills up on weekends where 2 nights minimum for reservation. Publix groceries & deli 10 miles to the north on AIA. If you don't want to drive to ocean, bring a bicycle as the entry road is long. Several beach parks along AIA with free parking. Erna Nixon Park in Melbourne has a nice boardwalk for a walk in the woods.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose the Gulf Breeze section since it is closer to the gulf. There are some partially shaded sites. The sandy sites are irregular and fairly close. Our site was listed as pull thru - it was at the end of the road. If no one was on the site, you could drive thru to the main loop. There are a few paved sites across from the older bathhouse. As stated previously, there is a newer bathhouse that is much nicer. There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Gulf Breeze Site 28
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Make reservations - it was full over the weekend and almost full on the weekday.

Walking the beach along the dunes was a highlight. We saw deer on top the dunes.

Port St. Joe is a quaint little town with nautical/antique shops, park with a a lighthouse, restaurants, etc.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

O'Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground loop roads need much improvement - sandy and full of pot holes. Sites are sandy and most have a little wood fence around them. Most sites are large and shaded with trees and shrubs between the sites. The Magnolia Loop is the nicer of the two. The bathhouse is newer - roomy, clean showers, well maintained. Magnolia is also closer to the river and activities. Many sites in the Dogwood loop are not level. River Sink trail is a nice walk. Very interesting how the river goes underground for miles. Some mosquitoes but not too bad. I would give it a higher rating if the campground road was in better shape. We camped at O'Leno State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Magnolia
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Walk the river loop trail and check out the old village exhibits.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

DeSoto Resort State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, clean, large campground with mostly partial shaded sites with gravel pads; although some sites are asphalt. There is a pull thru section but sites are closer together and more open. The modern clean bathhouses are in the center of the loops with dirt paths leading from the campsites. My only complaint was there was no paved pathways and it is hard to navigate the long dirt, tree rooted path in the dark. To drive to bathhouse you have to go behind the RV dump. I agree rate is on high side as you have to add a 3% resort fee + $4 convenience fee to reservation. Azalea Boardwalk is worth taking. Desoto Falls & Howard's Chapel are worth visiting, both outside the park boundary. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31 Upper Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Fort Payne has supplies, Walmart and other stores. Mentone is an artsy weekend village but most places are closed during the week. Little River Canyon & Desoto Falls are a must see.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, Georgia

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose the East Rim as it is close to the canyon/waterfall trails and overlooks. Most of the sites are good size, gravel pads, nice picnic table, some are shaded. Some sites have terraces with woods behind. We really liked Site 55. The East Rim sites are more open and you can see your neighbors. The restroom is clean but very outdated and (showers especially) were very small - not ADA compliant. You have to go to the West rim for ADA facilities. West Rim sites are shadier and more spacious.
The trail down to the waterfalls is definitely worth doing (even though there are 600 steps total, they are spaced far enough apart, that coming back up wasn't bad at all. Not much around so have all your supplies before going into park, although there is a gas station, cafe and little shop not far from entrance. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
East Rim 55
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Hike waterfalls trail.
Attractions at Lookout Mountain for day trips.
We enjoyed Rock City

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Cheaha State Park, Delta, Alabama

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

There are two campgrounds - the upper & lower (by the lake). I prefer the upper. There is a one way loop road from the visitor center to access the lodge, restaurant, Tower, Bald Rock Boardwalk trail, cabins & campground. The upper campground road is hilly and has pot holes. The sites are large, most partially shaded. CCC built many of the facilities. The beautiful stone exterior restrooms are very old. There is a newer bathhouse within easy walking distance of sites 12 & 22, so I recommend those sites. The newer bathhouse has separate unisex/family shower rooms. To pick up a WiFi or phone signal, you need to be near the visitor center store. Be sure to take the Bald Rock boardwalk trail and to go up to the Tower. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Upper site 12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are waterfall trails in nearby Talladega National Forest at Lake Cinnabee. Ask for trail map at store.

This park has a lodge with restaurant.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Florence Marina State Park, Omaha, Georgia

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nicely forested campground, sites are large - most pull thru, but you can see your neighbors. Some sites are paved. There is an incline to some of the sites so leveling may be required, depending on your rig. It looked like the exterior of the bathhouse & laundry had been redone, but the interior was old and could stand to be updated. We camped at Florence Marina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Go to Providence Canyon - about 8 miles away

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Manatee Hammock Campground, Titusville, Florida

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice shady park, but note that not all sites are shaded. Although there is grass, most sites are sandy. Some of the nicer shady sites are for tents only. Most, but not all sites, are fairly close together. RV sites have electric, water & sewer; tent sites have water & electric.

Restrooms/showers near pool are nicer than bathhouse closer to river. Family restroom/shower available.

There is a pier on the river. Several people fishing. Place to launch canoe or kayak. Also large fenced dog area.

I would stay here again if in the area. Wish there was a rocket launch while we were there as the view would be awesome.

2 nights required for on-line reservations
We found a good site as a one night "walk-in" We camped at Manatee Hammock Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
O
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Enchanted Forest - nice walking trails thru sanctuary

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, Florida

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

You camp here for the park, not the campground. This is a park where it is nice to have a bike. There is a bike path along the loop road & bike racks at the trail heads. Most trails are approx 1/2 mile long. If you only have time for a couple of trails, I recommend the ones with boardwalks like the Cypress Swamp & Fern.

All sites are not created equal and it is hard to choose from the photos on ReserveAmerica. As others have said, there is no privacy between sites. Most are partially shaded under pines, but there are some sites in full sun.

There is a new modern shower house across from sites 129-130. The sites across from this bathhouse are large, paved, ADA accessible but not limited to handicapped, but most of the RV parking area is in full sun. Many sites are pull thru, as you have to watch for all the trees. Some hookups are right next to site, others are a distance - check the notes on ReserveAmerica before booking.

This park is best in the dry cooler seasons. There were no bugs in the campground, but deer flies on the Wild Orange Grove trail where it was damp. I can see where in rainy season, there may be mosquitoes & flies. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Sebring is close by with many stores & restaurants.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, Orlando, Florida

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fairly nice campground. Rates are less than private ones around. Most sites are shaded. Level sites are nearer to the campground entrance. Sites in the upper 30's across from the restrooms, are shaded and level. The ones heading down hill are slanted as previously mentioned. Parking is on concrete pads. The sites are large but open, therefore you can see your neighbors. You can see the lake from most campsites; but, there is a fence between the campground and the lake. Some sites including ours lacked a picnic table. They could use a paved walkway from the road to the restrooms - it must be hard on handicapped people. Restrooms could use some updating. They are cleaned daily from 7:30-9 am by a service. Park & swimming pool are heavily used on weekends. There is no swimming in the lake. We did see a couple of alligators. We camped at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Juniper Springs Recreation Area (NF), Silver Springs, Florida

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. The springs is a local swimming hole, very busy on weekends. There are 3 loops in the campground. Most of the sites are shaded and very large with a good amount of space between. The Fern is for tents only, with dirt road and no set tent pads. The Sandpine has more vegetation separating the sites. I prefer the Tropical Loop which is an easy walk to the springs and nature trail. Your neighbor may be visable but is a good distance away. There are several pull-through sites. A few sites are in full sun during the day, but most are under large trees. You can hear traffic on Hwy 40 at night but it isn't that loud to wake you up. Bathrooms were kept very clean even on the weekend. Showers have a push button which automatically turns off after a couple of minutes. I would give it a 9 or 10 if they had electrical hook ups. The Juniper Canoe Run is 7 miles, narrow and shallow in most places. Toward the end it is more open and sunny. They say it is not for beginners as there are lots of fallen trees in the water, curves, a constant current and one small area of rapids. They check coolers for disposal bottles and alcohol. They will send you back if you have these. They have a shuttle service to take you back at the end of the canoe run but you must register and pay at the store in advance. We also stayed at Alexander Springs but I prefer Juniper Springs. We camped at Juniper Springs Recreation Area (NF) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Alexander Springs Recreation Area, Altoona, Florida

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful river for canoeing with lots of wildlife, also a short boardwalk trail. They have rentals as well as carts to help wheel your canoe to the boat ramp. The spring is the local swimming hole - very busy and crowded on weekends. They do check coolers for disposable containers and alcohol. The campground has mostly large shaded sites. Most have vegetation between sites. Most have nice tent pads, picnic tables, and paved area to park. The campground road is narrow and has a lot of potholes. The bathrooms are adequate but kept clean even on the busy weekend. The showers are controlled by a push button the turns off after a few minutes which is annoying. Note: check the site map as not every loop has a shower house. It would be nice if they had electric hook ups as it gets hot at night in the warmer months. I gave it a 5 due to lack of hookups, and need for road maintenance. We camped at Alexander Springs Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Silver Springs State Park (formerly Silver River State Park), Ocala, Florida

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park - 4 loops that are pretty much the same with very large campsites, many pull thrus in wooded area so sites are mostly shady, on hardpacked gravel pads. Sites are spaced far apart with trees and shrubs in between IMO the nicest sites are the pull thrus nearest to the restrooms. The best time to camp here is in the cooler months after or before rainy season. Reservations are needed for weekends. A paved pathway leads to modern bathhouses /restrooms (including 2 family /handicap units) that were kept immaculate by campground hosts. Infrared heater lamps in showers. Several nice easy walking trails within walking distance from campground. Bike trails are for experienced mountain bikers. There is a boat ramp for canoes & kayaks which can be rented at the Silver Springs attraction area. One point six (1.6) mile loop around to the spring. Silver River is a beautiful paddle with lots of wildlife like including monkeys. You can also take a ride on the historic glass bottom boats ($10). We camped at Silver Springs State Park (formerly Silver River State Park) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

West Bay Oaks, Largo, Florida

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not really a campground, but an older trailer park with permanent and seasonal residents. They have a few sites available for short term stays. It is a quiet park (sign says for over age 55). Most sites are nicely shaded by the oaks and mature landscaping. The gulf beach is 2.5 miles over the causeway. Manager was very friendly and helpful. There were 2 restrooms with shower (1 men, 1 women) - no paper products supplied; we had to bring our own toilet paper. There is a large laundry area and community room. No picnic tables on RV sites. It was fine for a night, but I wouldn't want to stay much longer. We camped at West Bay Oaks in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, Florida

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a beautiful state park with lots of trails and wildlife. I highly recommend the canopy walk and tower overlooking the area from above the trees. There is a marina that rents boats and bike and gift shop and snack bar/restaurant. You can easily bike from any of the campground loops to these places on the 7 miles of paved road. The newest loop Palmetteo Ridge is the nicest with 2 newer modern bathhouses, paved entry road, very large gravel sites, with an extra area for picnic table or tents. This area has sewer and more suitable for big rigs than the other 2 loops. The only drawback is the lack of shade. Site 72 is the shadiest, 80+81 partial shade. Big Flats seems to be favored by tenters. Since we wanted a shady site, we stayed in the Old Prairie which has a dirt entry road with several ruts. The small bathhouse was very clean, but old. The campground hosts kept the loop very clean. Summer is not the best time to camp there as there is standing water in several areas. Some sites flooded during heavy rains. No problems with mosquitoes, but I heard they can be a problem. Rate is $26 plus taxes and fees = $29. The Palmetto Ridge loop fills up first so you might want to reserve a site, if you want to stay in the newer area. We camped at Myakka River State Park in a Motorhome.

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