Empty nesters enjoying life when we can!
Date of Stay: September, 2016
This was our second time staying in the park. Everything was clean and the staff was friendly. They are cost cutting so no soap in the women's bathroom (men's bathroom had soap) and no fans running (unless they are cleaning). Bring your kayak, bring your fishing poles and/or boat, bring your bikes, and bring your hiking shoes. There are many places in and out of the park to enjoy outdoor recreation. The town of Palatka is about 10 miles away and has everything you forgot to bring. St. John's River is not far. No Internet or tv reception (unless you have a satellite, which we don't). Sites are roomy and shaded. They also offer tent camping, but watch out for the rattlesnake. We only saw him once and he was a beauty.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
55+ park with many full-timers who were gone for the summer. There is a nice lodge with a big screen tv, a/c, tables for games, etc. Pool area was decent size and clean. Park is well-maintained. There is a fitness room (we didn't use this time), game room with pool table and ping pong. Laundry facilities available. Access to Silver Springs was pretty easy. A little bit of a walk if you are carrying a lot. We kayaked on the beautiful river. There is a restaurant on site which I believe is open for breakfast and lunch. Candy shop is also on site with old style candy, homemade goodies, and homemade whoopee pies. Sites are mostly paved with full hook-up. Nice streets within the park to walk or ride your bike. WiFi and cable available.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
The sites are small and not meant for larger RV units. We watched a large fifth-wheel struggle to get backed in site. Bathrooms were clean with great water pressure in the showers. Laundry facilities were up to par. There is bike riding, kayaking, fishing, and some hiking (not a full on hike, but walking). They have a general store but it doesn't have everything. Town is not too far for essentials. You can rent a kayak. Small boats can use the dock and I believe go through the channel to get to the ocean. Observed deer and raccoons after dusk. Saw dolphin and manatee in intercoastal waterway. Fire pits and picnic tables at every site. The beach is only a few miles away in your vehicle. Plenty of restaurants in town. I-95 is close. We can't wait to go back.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
The place was empty so we had our choice of spots. This is a 50/50 campground where many people stay half the year and are gone in the summer. They have a pool, which was closed for renovations. Well maintained nine-hole golf course which is walking only (unless you have a handicap sticker). Tennis courts, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, activity hall, library, laundry facilities, etc. This is a great place to live year round. Plenty of bike riding and bird-watching. Beautiful, tranquil garden area taken care of by the residents. We like to count the Airstreams and there were over 100. I believe someone told us it was an old Airstream park. They even have a little water area where you can put your toy boat in the water to race. We enjoyed the quiet beauty of the summer.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
We had a great site near restrooms which were clean. Water and electric only with a dump station. We rode our bikes to the dam(Marjorie Cross) up the road where everyone fishes. It's a beautiful area. Next time we plan to bring the kayak. Great area for ATV riders with many paths. We found a foot trail and enjoyed the shaded walk. Stores are not close so bring food. Bugs were out at dusk. There is a ramp for small boats. Bring bait. We saw no wildlife.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
During the "season" September to April, the park is hopping. Dances, events, all kinds of sports, and other activities abound. We have been six times in a few months. We are weekend campers. The people in the park are super friendly. Plenty of space for bicycle riding and walking. If you want to do it, it's there. We have enjoyed visiting this campground and will continue to go often.
Date of Stay: December, 2013
We loved this state park. Plenty of bike riding (we rode 82 miles in three days), hiking, nature, and wildlife. Wi-Fi is available at camp store. We used our antenna and had plenty of TV channels. Our site was #76, paved, and right next to the restrooms. We were in the newer section and had sewer hook up. You can either bring your own kayak or canoe or rent one. They also rent bicycles. The restrooms were new and clean.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
The park is very nice. It is a 55+ but welcoming to a little younger. Check-in was quick and the staff was friendly and helpful. We were escorted to our site. The restrooms were clean. Wi-Fi is free, but you need to take your device to the computer office in town so the service provider can enter your mac address into their computer. Browsing is slow. There is not really a place to ride a bicycle except throughout the park. You are located between Zephyrhills and Dade City. Dade City has antique shopping and little bistros. The location of the train tracks in close proximity to the park makes for a sleepless night. The trains seemed to come regularly through the night and because the park is close to an intersection, the train has to blow it's horn. We planned to stay for three nights, but had to leave after one. The noise was the only deal killer for us.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
We absolutely loved this campground. Our site was directly on the oceanfront side. We plan to go back frequently. For bicycle riders, it's a dream. We rode from Ormond Beach to Daytona Beach and then from Ormond Beach to Flagler Beach. A1A is all flat riding. You can also ride your bikes on the beach. The resort is in an area of privately owned homes and condominiums so the beach is not overly crowded. During turtle nesting season you cannot have lights on past 10 p.m.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
Off the beaten path a little bit. The park is in an older section of town. The ride to the beach is about 10 minutes by vehicle and 30 minutes by bicycle. You will need to ride on a well-traveled road with no bike lanes for about a half mile. The campground pool was clean. They also have a playground for children, but it needed to be cleaned up. The sites are grass and most have picnic tables. There are many pull through sites. The roads in the park are packed lime rock. Wi-Fi is not available contrary to the website. There is another campground right up the road from this one that we would consider staying at only because of the bike riding issue.