Date of Stay: July, 2014
This park has some of the nicest landscaping we have seen in our travels. The whole time we were there, we felt amazed every day about why the past reviews about this place are so negative. Yes, some of the spots are tight to get into. We stayed in the off season so we did not have that much of a problem - there were tons of empty spots. We were initially given a spot in full sun but chose to shoehorn our 40' rig into a shaded spot. Management gave us no problem about moving sites. Check-in was a breeze. We arrived and they showed us where our site was on the map and told us to just tell them if we picked another. Resort is huge and is comprised mostly of very nice park models and mobile homes. The RV section is minuscule in comparison. The pool was sometimes a hopping place to be in the Florida heat. It's huge with a shaded veranda and hot tub. Big laundry room runs on credit cards as well as coins. This place must be really busy in the winter given the large facilities; in the summer we had them nearly all to ourselves. On our walk through the park we saw that the older, 30 amp only sites were uneven and had cracked concrete pads. But they were tucked into beautiful pine & oak trees and made for a nice setting. We were within five minutes of ECHO Global Farm, which brought us to the area. The staff was extremely nice in all our encounters - checking in, moving sites, getting packages, etc. Nightly rate reflects a weekly rate with a Passport America discount (an especially great discount in the off season).
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Price reflects the monthly rate. We spent 30 days in this park while needing to be near Largo, FL during the month of June. Even though it was the off season the place has a communal feel to it. The resident managers must be the reason for the friendly atmosphere of this place. They are always about maintaining the place during the day or just walking the circuit and saying hello in the evening hours. We felt welcome from day one. We travel with five children and it is one of the few places we found in the area that did not bat an eye at our kids. A huge outdoor grill and a rec room that had a nicely stocked kitchen really helped save on AC inside the rig because it allowed for cooking outside. The pool was a must visit on a daily basis with the FL heat. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
This is actually the county fairgrounds. We pulled in just for a quick overnight. Office was closed and we didn't see where to check in, but the gate was open so we just pulled in and found a site (we were the only ones there). We paid in the morning once we found the office, which is actually a double-wide trailer. (Hours 7-12, 1-4). Apparently there is a mailbox next to the fence where you could pay at night. Excellent easy overnight spot.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
All the good comments are true. As far as families, note that kids (under 16) are not allowed to go around (for example to the pool) by themselves. There are three swings on site but no playground, however, the back corner of the park has a direct gate to Tom Bass city park where there are many playgrounds; the closest one might have been about a half mile from my site, not bad. Nightly rate reflects the monthly rate. One downside to note is that they only give the monthly rate for an exact whole month; if you stay a few extra days, for example, you pay the regular daily/weekly rate as appropriate. The park is very busy and sometimes full; a monthly reservation can actually be hard to get.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
The managers seem to try hard but it seems you get what you pay for. This RV park is pretty rustic overall. The camp store is nice. There seem to be many seasonal visitors who come year after year and enjoy fishing and tubing. With small children, the fast-running creek was a little scary and for big children, too muddy. We saw wasps and a snake at the playground, which was so rundown it really didn't deserve to be there. Coin-operated showers were more than half a mile up a hill so we did not use them. Pit toilets right by the campsite with cold water sinks. Our pull-through was pretty tight with a 40' rig, but it worked fine - it just tore up the grass a little bit. Our campsite had a regulator on the water spigot where you would have to keep holding it for it to stay on, but after asking our host he came and helped us jam it to stay open. We stayed about three rows back from the stream. In general we found the park muggy and dank; the ground is squishy and never seems to dry out. With the downsides of this place plus about 30 minutes from the main Lancaster County attractions, we wished we had spent more money at another park closer to those. If you stay here, make sure you check the web site for directions; there is one way with a covered bridge an RV could NEVER go through, and there was some construction along the other route as well at the time we visited which required careful routing.