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Very helpful and friendly park staff and camp hosts. One of the few CCC camps in Florida. The cabins and other structures are attractive. There are trails throughout the park. The riverfront offers fishing, swimming, plus near-by hiking trails. There are two campgrounds: Dogwood and Magnolia. Magnolia is the more "improved" with larger sites and split rail fences to define the campsites. Campsites are somewhat close together with sand/dirt, somewhat level surfaces. Roads in campground are compacted dirt. Trees provide shade but we were able to get a satellite signal. Verizon signal was strong. Small nearby town of High Springs offers groceries, fuel, and restaurants.

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Located mid-way between Jupiter and Hobe Sound, FL. Pine Grove Campground: Level asphalt site with full hook-ups. Verizon signal strong. No shade as hurricane took out all the pine trees. Some highway and train noise. Four clean bath houses. Each has one washer & dryer, but each costs $2.50 a load. Fun pontoon boat tour ($20) to historic site where park ranger gives tour. (Make certain tides are in, or the historic tour is not part of the tour and it's just a boat ride for the same cost.) Interesting and new visitor center. Many bike trails through-out the park. The River Campground is under construction and may open in 2017.

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Campgrounds in the Keys are pricey, so snagging a site in a state park is like winning the lottery. John Pennekamp Coral Reef SP is VERY busy with a near constant coming and going of campers. The sites are full hookups. Sites are close with vegetation between them and to the rear. The park staff provides nature walks. The visitor center has a small aquarium that is a nice surprise. While there are some trails to walk among the mangroves, this park has a lot of concrete and pavement. While I'm glad I stayed there, I will search for other parks in south Florida that offer more space and give a me a feeling of being in nature rather than such an urban environment.

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This park was obviously updated within the last few years. It has a clean, updated appearance. Full hook-ups at the level sites along with picnic table, fire ring and stand-up grill. Site #3 is a pull-thru that offers a line of sight for satellite signal. Verizon hot spot was okay. Sandy site surface meant a LOT of sand tracking into the motorhome. The springs are upriver about a mile, but the drive there is about 7 miles. The headwaters springs are worth a visit: lovely gardens and manmade waterfalls and a nice gift shop. It you snorkel, tube, kayak or do some stand-up boarding, this is the place for you. Otherwise, there is not much to do except walk the tram trails. There were surprisingly few birds or other wildlife for viewing. It's about 10 miles to the local town of Dunnellon. I'd return here.

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If you like quite, dark nights, and remoteness, this is the park for you. Wildlife viewing is abundant. Sites are dirt/gravel, close together compared to most state parks, and most are wooded. This is a dark skies sight. A resident volunteer provides sky gazing opportunities twice daily. Weekends buggy rides are made out into the prairie. Buy groceries and fuel before heading to the park because it is miles and miles to either of those. Park staff and volunteers are very helpful. I'd return here.

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On Gulf barrier island near Eastpoint, FL. Isolated. No nearby gas or groceries. Campground hosts sell ice and firewood. Verizon cell signal was adequate. Water & electric only. No pets on beaches, but okay on hiking trails. Plenty of hiking and biking trails. Sites separated by vegetation offer some privacy. Sites are concrete for disabled or gravel or sand. Picnic tables and fire ring. Gate locked sunset to 8am.

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Rate reflects 15% senior discount given except Sat. Full hookups, free wifi. Easy on and off I-10. Some noise from Mobile Bay Causeway truck traffic, yet mostly quiet. Site #6 offered clear view for satellite signal. No sugar ants this stay because it was so cold. Fishing pier. Good birding. Security gate currently not working. Standup grills.

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Level concrete full hookup sites, free wifi, laundry facility. Manager in office limited hours in morning and evening, but readily available via phone to assign site that you can then pay for when they are in the office. Propane sales. Many fulltime residents. Rate reflects GS discount.

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In metro area but isolated with trees on small lake. Site 19 offered sat signal only because it was winter and leaves were not on trees. Electric power was on weak side. Level dirt site. Water & electric only. Appeared to be several long term residents.

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Third time I've stayed at this state park. Sites readily available on weekdays, but sold out most weekends year round. Level site, standup grill, picnic table. Good for hiking and biking. Damage from Hurricane Isaac still not repaired so some trails are closed. Interesting on site museum.

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Very clean park. Vegetation between sites. Remote park in beautiful rural area. Nearest state park to New Iberia and Avery Island both of which offer interesting sightseeing. Black bear plentiful in park.

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Easy access to I-10, yet not noisy. Gravel site. If you need a clear line of sight for satellite, ask since it is a wooded park. Nice access to local historic and painted churches. Clean. Many full time residents. Volunteer hosts very helpful. Rate reflects GS discount plus cash discount of $3.

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Easy access from I-10. Some train noise. Concrete sites are level but only as wide as an RV. Many long term residents. free breakfast and wifi. No trees. Good for an overnight stay.

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City operated campground on west side of St Louis off I-370. Located on man-made lake. Plenty of recreation and rentals available. Paved, level site with full hook-ups. Sites close together. 24 hour security by park rangers. Strong Verizon signal. No trees so satellite signal easily acquired. Good place for a quick stop over or a few days if visiting St. Louis area.

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This is a very large park with almost 350 spots. Many are lakeside and almost all of the others have a water view. Many sites are shaded. Roads and parking pads are paved. Parking pad mostly level. Electric power is stable. It is very dry due to drought conditions and only propane grills (no charcoal) were allowed while I there. Fully stocked park store. Paddle boards and kayaks available for rent. Fishing pier. Wading area allows fly fishing. Strong Verizon signal.