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One of the nicest places we have stayed. As one reviewer noted, there are several sections on the park. We were in the Premium section around the pond near the office. I would guess that these are the newest sites, very spacious with big concrete pads, concrete patios, no shade and lots of lawn. It had a new laundry and bath house too. The other sections are more rustic, with gravel pads and lots of shade. All roads are paved an easy to maneuver. We stayed 2 nights, just long enough to visit the Kennedy Space Center. If we decide to stay longer the next time we are in this area we will ask for a rustic site to get trees and shade. All sites have FHU, 5o amp and cable. While there is no fenced dog run, there are several large grassy areas and a nature trail where they are welcome. I'd give it a 10 if the WIFI worked. It didn't and we were right across the driveway from the repeater. AT&T cell data worked fine.

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Passport America use restricts site selection to the back-in section that doesn't have sewer connections. Absent PA, this place is too expensive. The sites in this area are very close together. 4 sites share a utility connection point so it is on the wrong side for two users and requires running long power cables and hose. It does have good cable TV. No WIFI, but AT&T data worked fine. The showers were clean but really need updating, and had no amenities at all: no soap dish, stool, even no clothes hooks. The original site we were given was unusable because neighbors had encroached. Several sites were open so we moved. Management was certainly helpful, but the place really needs an escort service to insure that incoming campers set up correctly. Given how tight the spaces are, conflicts must be frequent. The site was too narrow to get our big awning out, but it was so windy that we wouldn't have used it anyway. I had to trim a couple of limbs to clear the slides. Our mirrors hung over the end of the site which was supposed to accommodate 45'. The park has three large tent camping sections that were very busy, a small marina where boats on trailers were coming and going and a small restaurant and bar. All together a very busy place on the weekend: lots of kids riding bikes, radios, grills going, family groups , etc. That all said, the setting is spectacular, with panoramic views of the ocean complete with gorgeous sunsets. Our site was one row back from the waterfront sites and we had water views.

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Nice park. No discounts offered, but price is very attractive for this area. The roads are a little tight and the sites are too, but we got our 43' coach into site A15 without any drama. All concrete pads, lots of grass. Nice pool. The park is very well maintained. No cable, no WIFI, good OTA reception, strong AT&T data. Lots of room to walk dogs but no formal fenced dog run. Most sites contained the rigs of permanent seasonal renters and full time residents. In mid-April most of the seasonal folks had already departed. Everyone we met was very friendly and spoke glowingly about the park and all the activities in season.

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We stayed two weeks, using Passport America for the first one and paying the weekly rate of $285 for the second. The rate shown is the Passport rate, which is effective beginning April 1. Most of the sites are long term residents in park models. All of the sites are fairly large, but a couple are really big. Originally we were assigned site 112 but were able to move to site 40 after a few days. 112 was unshaded, wet and muddy, and we were looking at the side of our neighbor's park model. Site 40 is the largest in the park, completely shaded and is staggered from the site on the left so much that we had no view of them. Marvelous. If that wasn't enough, it backs up to a large pond that is a perfect dog walk. Sites 28-41 all abut this pond and would be my choice if available. The pool is nice, and is popular with the kids. The laundry and showers are fine. The park is divided into pet and no-pet sections; the formal dog park is pretty small but serviceable. Clearwater is a city, so traffic noise is pretty constant. It is right on US 60, roughly 30 minutes to St. Petersburg and about the same to Tampa. Costco, Publix, Walmart, Best Buy, Marshalls, etc. are all within a couple of miles of the park. Trader Joe's and Total Wine are several miles south on the way to St. Pete. The park Wi-Fi is usable, OTA reception is outstanding but cable is not available for short term renters.

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Cost includes metered electric because we were given a vacant lease holder's site. I don't think we would stay more than a night or two in the transient sites. Site was very spacious, nicely landscaped and fully paved. Escorted to the site and guided in. He would have helped hook up if I asked. Great pool, nice clubhouse with library and covered pation area. Wonderful people welcomed us and included us in evening social get together. The park ws built and is maintained by the lease holders and reflects real pride of ownership. It really does need a good dog park, though. AT&T worked well and we did get a few OTA channels. Zolfo Springs doesn't have much but Wauchula is well equipped with Walmart, Winn Dixie, etc.

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The sites are spacious and fairly easy to get into from the right direction but the roads are a little tight for big rigs. No OTA reception, no WIFI. AT&T wasn't strong but good enough to communicate. The whole park seems to be suffering from benign neglect. The pool looks like it has been empty for years. The sites need gravel to mitigate mud puddles, and the electric and water hookups appear to be the original construction. Signs at the minimal dog park are hand lettered on cardboard and the fence needs repairing. There is a general air of "make do." That said, the setting is lovely. Lots of birds and other wildlife are around. We didn't see the resident alligator in the swamp that borders one side of the park but think we heard him at night. There is a small friendly donkey herd in an adjacent pasture that the dogs enjoyed. Bushnell is a pretty good sized town with Walmart, Winn Dixie, etc. Lots to do in the area, especially near Ocala.

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The waterfront sites are pretty special, your bumper overhangs the water's edge but none were available so our site was near the main road. The sites are pretty close, our awning wouldn't clear the neighbors but I could have moved over a little if we had needed to use it. The roads and sites are a mix of gravel and crushed shell and could use scraping and new topping to mitigate muddy places when it rains, as it does frequently in this area. Some longterm residents who kept to themselves, and many snowbirds who come every year. No specific dog walk area, but when the tide was out we could walk north about a half mile on firm sand. The dogs really liked that. Good cable and adequate WIFI. AT&T data worked fine, too. Lots to see and do in this area, both along the coast and inland in Tate's Hell State Forest and Apalachicola National Forest. Minimal services in Carrabelle; Apalachicola is really nice.

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Sites are all spacious with some shade, but are grass with some dirt so can get pretty messy in heavy rain. Roads are very wide, access to the sites is easy. All are backin. Part of park is only 30 amp. The park is a mix of houses, longterm leased lots and rv sites. The facilities and the park are spotless. There are activites going on every day at the clubhouse and visitors are encouraged to join in. Be sure to go to happy hour. Very large fields adjacent to the developed area makes ideal dog walking but folks are a little casual about cleaning up. No WIFI or cable, but AT&T data worked fine and OTA reception was good. We look forward to returning for a longer visit.

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This park is the ideal base for visiting New Orleans and the areas around it. The cost is also a bargain compared to the limited alternatives. It really is just 20 minutes to the French Quarter by car, or take an hour and use the Algiers Point ferry instead. Take time to explore the Algiers Point neighborhood, too. The sites are all spacious and paved. Grassy areas get pretty wet when it rains. Many sites have some shade. Laundry is free. Lots of families and kids. It gets busy on weekends, but most state parks do. It is secure and well patrolled. Airboat tours passing down the slough along the street side of the park are very noisy and run into the evening. No formal, fenced dog park.

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Boy, we wanted to love this place but have to echo many of the comments of others. We are enthusiastic Escapees and plan to stay at as many Escapee parks as we can, as we travel around the country in a 43 foot rig, this year. This park is supposed to be the flagship, but it falls short. I think it is also expensive given what isn't included. It is badly in need of a major refresh. The landscaping is tired, the roads in the camping areas need attention and most of the sites need to be regraded and either paved or have fresh gravel put in. The park also needs cable TV and/or a strong WIFI system. Fire ant nests are everywhere and I saw no effort to control them. The dog park is very basic and uninviting. The park structural issues notwithstanding, we enjoyed the people, the clubhouse and the activities. Contrary to what one reviewer said, we had no trouble walking our dags anywhere, day or night, and the residents seemed very dog-friendly, too.

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Newish park in south San Antonio, just 20 minutes to the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Large, spacious pull thru site, all concrete with a small grass strip. Great staff. Immaculately maintained. Good security. Outstanding showers. Good cable tv, easy access hi-pressure air line, pool, spa, fishing pond (not a lake). Lots of space to walk dogs, free dog wash station. Most of the park is filled with oil field workers and, in many cases, their kids. Each site seemed to have at least two large pickup trucks.

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Most of the sites are long term residents. The foliage really needs work: we scraped badly going in and I insisted on doing some serious pruning to get out without doing worse. Sites are gravel, not overly large, but ok for a few nights. 10 cable channels (no PBS), no OTA reception. Good showers with lots of hot water; laundry looked ok but we didn't use it. Be careful dog walking, lots of stickers.

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As others have noted, basically a gravel parking lot, perfect for big rigs to pull through for a night or two. Far enough from I-10 that traffic noise isn't an issue. Good utilites, spotless restrooms, showers and laundry. Very friendly residents; be sure to go to Happy Hour every afternoon, you'll be welcomed. Even a high pressure air hose. Area outside the park looks like a great dog walking area but beware: it is loaded with stickers.

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Over 2,000 sites, 2 pools, bars, spas, poolside bistro, etc., etc. If you like acres of wrinkles basking in the sun, this is the place for you. Most of the sites are park models on yearly leases. Corporate RV living at its finest. Super clean, but also very tight getting in and out. I almost took an awning off of a park model making a turn. Sites are just big enough and not an inch bigger. Limited dog facilities and rigid pet restrictions.

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One of the best places we have ever stayed. All sites are leased and are put into a rental pool when the leaseholder is out of the park. We were given site 660, which is roughly 55'x70', just down the road from the clubhouse. It has a large heated pool, two spas kept at different temps and a really nice library. Other highlights include two dog parks and 70 acres of desert trails, two work shops, three laundries and showers, 4 pickleball courts, 400 scheduled activities a month and the nicest folks you could meet. Jojoba doesn't take reservations, so if there is no leased sites available when you arrive, you can use the boondock area, which is also the nicest we have seen, with it's own laundry and restrooms. The new craft center is located in the boondock area, too. Any guest has free use of all the facilities. All of this was built and is maintained by volunteers who live here. Very impressive.