Date of Stay: July, 2015
The majority of the sites that we saw in this park are quite tight, with ones in the center being back to back sites. We had very little room to park our truck and just barely fit into the site assigned to us. The single tree next to us was so close that our slide pushed into to get it open. I used the laundry and it was clean and convenient. The location is an easy drive into downtown Pendleton and close to the highway. When we booked, we selected a back-in, full hookup 50/30 amp site. Our spot was is in the middle of the park, with another site directly behind us. We unhooked, leveled, and I went to plug in and the site only had 30 amp, with the heat we really wanted 50 amps to run both AC's (highs were 100+), and we had reserved a site with 50 amps. We went up to the office and they only had one 50 amp site for our stay (just a couple of days, but over the 4th). It wasn't a great location and looked awkward to get into, and we'd have to take our bikes and bike rack off to fit in. We decided to see if we could live with 30 amp for a couple of days. This was a learning experience for us, we thought if you reserved 50 amp that you will get it. It's especially frustrating because, before our arrival, I tried to get the days leading up to our stay but they only showed 30 amp available, which led us to believe that we really had 50 amp. It's the ultimate in bait and switch. We don't often stay at KOA's, if we can help it, but we hadn't experienced this problem before, so we really were upset about it. At least the staff attempted to be accommodating, and they weren't upset when we told them we backed in to the picnic table and bent it. Overall, we survived and we're glad that we cut our time there short. If you need to be in the Pendleton area, by all means stay here, just don't expect a bunch of room and be prepared to not get what you reserved if it's a busy weekend.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
This is a beautiful campground located in a nice county park that includes an arboretum that has a paved walking trail through it. The access to the campground was not direct but fairly easy from the highway. The roads to the campground and in the campground were fine and access to most of the spots is easy. The check in process is self serve, take an envelope, select your spot, fill out the envelope and put it and your fee in the slot. The spots are gravel and mostly level with nice grassy areas with a picnic table and a firepit. Hookups are electric and water, no sewer, with a dump station on the way out that was an easy pull through. There are lots of trees, although they don't provide much privacy, except towards the back where some of the smaller spots are. We had no difficulty finding a spot big enough for us, although there were some that we wouldn't fit in. We had no problem with our satellite, but it might be difficult towards the back. I tend to like state parks with lots of privacy and tree cover, but this campground (the campground, not just the park) is so beautiful I wanted to stay much longer than the one night we had planned. I would recommend this campground for anyone wanting a quiet place to spend a few days.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
We stayed at Reed Bingham for a few nights, heading North from Florida. The park is easy to get to from the highway and most of the sites looked to be easily accessed. We chose a pull thru, facing the woods, which was a premium site with water, 50 amps and sewer. As with all Georgia state parks, you reserve a site type and pick one that is open when you arrive. We have a 38' fifth wheel and there were quite a few site that would accommodate us. With the sewer hookups, we didn't use the showers, but I looked at them and they were very clean. There is a dump station for those without sewer hookups. There is tree cover, but the sites aren't very private. The park is fairly large, with a lake in the middle. There is a lot to do, hiking, biking, canoeing, picnicking. It is a fairly popular park on the weekends and they were supposed to be full the weekend we were there, but the weather kept a group of Girl Scouts away. Even still, the campground was very busy despite the weather. This isn't a place to stay if you want nightlife or lots of dining options. We explored the area and can recommend Horse Creek Winery for the food and wine tasting. The convenience of the park and ease of access are a plus for travelers. We would stay again, for that reason.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
This is a beautiful park, with lots of hiking trails. We have a 38' fifth wheel and a large dually truck, so I was little concerned about the two switchbacks, but we didn't have a problem. At the check in the ranger convinced us to go to the east rim and we found a pretty decent site that was easy to back into. The sites on the east rim don't have as many trees, but our site faced the woods, so we liked that. Many of the sites are built up, due to the hilly landscape, and framed in with wood, with the fire pit below the pad. Ours had a washout at the first step going to the firepit, being short this presented a problem for us. We have a step we use for our RV and moved it there, which helped. The sites are gravel and most appear level, but ours wasn't as level as it appeared. The hookup are 30 amp and water, so we used the showers and they were clean. We also used the washer and dryer, $1 each when we were there, and they worked fine. The east rim has the benefit of being within walking distance to the canyon overlooks and long walk down to the waterfalls (we didn't do that walk). We drove down to the west rim campground, to see what we were missing. The drive down has a switch back, but it didn't seem too bad. The sites had more trees and many were fairly private. The road thru the campground is a single lane and there are several areas where both sides of the road has been washed out. This eliminated a few sites that we thought we could get into, but we still found a few that would have worked, so if we return we'll try the west rim. There are some beautiful hiking trails from here, and you can get to the waterfalls from here as well. Up hill from the east rim campground are a couple of trails, including the backwoods trail that has primitive campsites. Further up is the disc golf course and a wildlife viewing area and fishing lake. Overall, a great park.
Date of Stay: April, 2015
This was our second Georgia State Park, so we were familiar with the process. Check-in was easy and the clerk gave us an overview of which sites would be appropriate for our rig. We have a 38' RV and we're hoping for a 40'+ site with 50 amps. We started by driving through the lakefront sites, but the site we wanted was taken, so we decided to head towards the other loop that she said had more sites that would suit us. The roads throughout the campground are narrow, single lane, with washouts on both sides in many places and trees sometimes in places that make it difficult for a larger rig to get through. That said, we made it out of this loop and headed to the next one. Georgia had seen about a solid week of rain before we arrived at FDR and many of the sites had flooded areas, so that limited our choices as well. We eventually found a site that we could back into and we started hooking up. The site we chose was a 30 amp site, with two 30 amp hookups. The first we tried didn't work, so we hooked up to the second one, which worked until out AC kicked in, when it popped it's breaker. We reset it, but it was very hot, so we contacted the park and they sent someone over, who ultimately replaced both. So, all was well. When we don't have sewer hookups, we use the bath house and, although they are fairly old, they were clean. There was no washer/dryer, but we were OK with that. The park is huge and there are lots of hiking trails and the drive through the center of the park was beautiful. We drove to Warm Springs and visited the Little White House one day and Callaway Gardens another. After driving around, minus the RV, we found many other sites that we would be happy in. There are a wide variety of spots, some more private or scenic than others. We had no problem finding a spot for our satellite, but I suspect you wouldn't be as fortunate in some other spots. We enjoyed our stay and would consider returning in the future.
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.