Date of Stay: April, 2015
We recently spent four nights at Wekiwa and we loved it. We have a large fifth wheel (38 feet), but we managed to get in our spot without much trouble. Some of the sites are a little tight, but they are manageable with a big rig. Most of the sites have quite a bit of tree cover, which can make satellite reception difficult, but we managed to get ours working, as well as our antenna. There is not much foliage between most sites, so I wouldn't say that there is a lot of privacy. There were some sewer hookups in the other loop, but we didn't have a hookup, so we used the showers at the bath house. The showers were acceptable, mostly just older and dirty from recent showers. We used them later in the day, so I suspect they received a lot of use after their cleaning. The park is beautiful, with hiking, horseback riding and the spring. We brought our own kayaks and went to Kings Landing, about 20 minutes from the park to launch. They say it's 8.5 miles down river, but Mapmyride said we went 11.8 miles. It was beautiful and completely worth it! Kings Landing picks you up at Wekiva Island and takes you back to your vehicle (they also rent canoes). We plan on returning when we are back in the area, it is a very beautiful park and we enjoyed our time in the campground.
Date of Stay: April, 2015
In a panic of needing a place to stay after our plans changed, we ended up booking two nights at Lake Louisa State Park. Unfortunately, I booked the wrong two nights and needed an additional night on the front end. I ended up with one night in one site and the other two in another (I didn't need the third night, but kept it anyway). We knew nothing about this park, but the reviews I read were good. We arrived and explained our situation to the Ranger at the gate and she found us a site for both nights. We backed into our site, which is quite narrow, but we loved the trees behind us and that we were not on top of another site. As mentioned, most sites are gravel and don't have sewer. There are a few with sewer hookups, but I couldn't find a pattern to them. The restrooms and showers in our loop where very clean. They have good firewood for sale and the camp host even suggested we wait for a new delivery, which arrived just as we were going back to our site. The park is huge, with a lot of hiking and equestrian trails and lots of paved roads for biking. It is quite hilly for florida, which makes it challenging for this flatlander to bike! There are multiple lakes and canoes available for rent, or you can bring your own. UPDATE: We have returned to Lake Louisa for a longer stay and still are happy with the park and the campground. We stayed in a different loop, but the restrooms and showers were as clean as before. We would highly recommend it.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
We selected Suwannee River State Park because we planned on kayaking the rivers in the area and we prefer to stay at state parks when we can. The facilities at the park were nice, although we did not use the showers. The sites are nice, with tree cover and some level of distance between most sites. We had a corner site that was exceptionally large and was a pull-through, an added bonus. The entire loop is .3 miles, so overall it's not very large. Each site has full hookups, but some people complained that the distance to the sewer hookup was too far. We did notice that most people needed longer sewer hoses. The sewer was also high, making it difficult for liquids to flow easily into it. This was a minor annoyance, considering all the other nice things about the park. They have a washer and dryer outside of the restrooms that worked fairly well. This is a pretty park, but there isn't a lot to do in the general area. There are several short trails, which I recommend. The Lime Sink Run Trail is especially nice. There is no real place for bicycling, but the younger kids enjoyed biking the campground loop. There are no restaurants nearby. A few restaurants in Madison (10 miles). Live Oak is about 25 miles in the other direction, but you have more choices there. We stayed here for 11 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I hope that we can return sometimes.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We camped here with friends over a long weekend and absolutely loved it. The campground is beautiful, with lots of tree cover and some level of privacy between campsites. There was enough to do in the park and in the area. It was windy when we were there, so we didn't get to go kayaking, but we still enjoyed ourselves. The restrooms near us were older, but clean and convenient. There were a couple sites with concrete pads, but mostly it was sandy and shelly. The nice thing about being closer to the beach is that you don't get a lot of the fine black dust around the campsite. There was no sewer hookup, but there is a dump station. Only complaint is the water wash-down hose at the dump station had a strange end on it and wouldn't hook up easily to our RV to flush the tanks. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely visit again.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Myakka River State Park. The campground area we stayed in did not have sewer, only the newer loop has that. But, our loop was very nice, shady and the bathrooms were quite clean. The campground host was friendly and sold firewood from their site, so that was convenient. The only downside was that there isn't much privacy between sites, but it really didn't bother us much. The park has much to do and one benefit of camping is you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the canopy walk. We camped here with our two grand daughters and they really enjoyed the park and the campgrounds. We would recommend this park to anyone looking to see real Florida.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We're new to RV'ing, but it's hard to argue with Disney. The cast members are friendly and the park is immaculate. There is lots to keep you busy and away from the parks. We brought our bikes and rode everywhere. My only complaint was that the vegetation wasn't overly dense between the campsites, but I didn't feel overcrowded or that we lacked privacy. I guess I just expected something different. We had a premium site, so maybe we were spoiled. Overall, we loved it and feel its worth the extra cost (you get free parking at the parks, and that's $14/day).
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We had a great site on the water, so we really enjoyed our stay. The people were really nice and the pool area looked clean and refreshing. It does have a lot of full timers and if you aren't on the water you are basically in a grass field. We will go back, if we can get the same site. It was awesome to watch all the birds and we had a bunny visit as well. We were disappointed that we didn't have cable, we were under the impression it was available. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We stayed at the river campground. It's nice and I like the location, but definitely not much shade and very little privacy. I like the park and there is a lot to do, so it's worth it if you want to bike, hike or kayak. The power in the river campground popped our circuit breaker a few times. The park staff suggested the pine grove campground, since it was recently redone. That location has no shade is just off US1. The bigger rigs have to go there, but we were looking for something not quite as open. The experience was good and the price was reasonable. It was our first outing with our new TT, so basically a learning experience and shake down, but we enjoyed it.