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Fulltimers living in a 43' RV with 4 Border Collies.

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This is one seriously beautiful Georgia state park! Besides being very convenient to the amazing old city of Savannah, this park is a destination in itself. Full hookupsites 26-41 in area 2 are all big rig friendly, but avoid 42-51 as they are not level or on the small side. If you don't need sewer, the sites in area 1 are large to huge with more privacy and most are big rig friendly. Very dog friendly park with bags/waste stations throughout the park and about 7 miles of gorgeous walking trails that allow dogs. We did have sattelite reception on our site (36), but I suspect that's unusual due to tree coverage. Verizon was decent.

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We have mixed feelings on this park. Some nicely spacious and very long sites mixed in with some closer smaller sites. You select a site when you arrive, so hopefully you get one of the better ones. Some very nice dog friendly walking trails in the park. The down side is that it is very dusty and our site was next to a golf cart trail (unknown to us when we arrived) that kicked up even more dust. Also, behind our large site was a pumping station or water treatment plant that would give off some very strong black tank odors at times. Two loops in the park and if you have a big rig, side 1-38 is friendlier than the other loop, but there are several sites on that side which can handle large RVs. Useable Verizon coverage, but no sattelite reception due to tree cover. Decent enough place, but we have no desire to return.

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From looking at aerial views, the campground looked pretty barren, but after arriving, we were very pleasantly surprised! Few large trees, but lots of shrubs and smaller trees and bushes. The crew here is still working on adding additional/replacing dead trees. Sites are very large and flat, but most have limited privacy if that's important to you. Lots of off road bike trails and a few miles of paved walking/biking trails. The campground is near the highway, but unless you're right next to it, the noise didn't detract from a very peaceful campground. A huge bonus (to us, and our dogs!) was a very dog friendly off leash 2.5 stretch of gorgeous beach only about 5 miles away. Lots to do in the area and less than an hour from Palm Beach. We already have two seperate two week reservations for next winter. This is now one of our favorite Florida state parks (so far). Open sky for satellite reception and very good Verizon.

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We got lucky with a last minute reservation as we were trying to escape the mosquitoes at Collier-Seminole. Very happy we did as we really enjoyed this huge county park. Most sites are long term parking and are tough to get into, but water sites have a two week limit. The campground is a mix of different size sites with varying widths. Some are pretty close together, others have decent sized yards, so check the map when making reservations. Our site, 119 was an end site so no close neighbors on either side, but rear site was close. Bonus was that it's directly across from the dog park, and not so much of a bonus, directly across from the dump station. Good news, it was rarely used since most sites have full hookups. We were as close to the airfield as one could get, but the air traffic didn't bother us and we actually enjoyed watching the small planes take off and land. The really nice thing about the park was the miles of paved walking/biking trails. Lots of green space once you get outside the campground in a lovely area.

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We really wanted to like this State Park, especially since we read it was recently redone. Unfortunately, it was a major letdown. Sure, the new comfort station was nice (although whomever designed the sidewalk and entrance needs to be fired), but the campground was very crowded with some super tight sites. We saw a few that you couldn't even put an awning out without hitting your neighbor. We saw zero appeal to the park except for an easy drive to Marco Island. To add insult to injury, the mosquitos were horrific!! We couldn't be outside without covering our entire bodies with clothing and/or mosquitoe spray, and they still bit us! We lasted 5 days of our 14 day reservations before bugging out (pun intended). We were ready to leave after the first day, but had trouble finding openings anywhere else. No way we'll be back. Verizon was mediocre, some sites had clear sky view for satellite reception.

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We have mixed opinions about this county park. Overall, the entire very large park is pretty nice with lots of green space, a large dog park ($25/year), some walking paths, model airplane and boat areas, a gun range, and an outdoor exercise area. Plenty to do! The down side is the campground itself is rundown with a mixed weed/sand surface. Our site on arrival was littered with broken plastic utensils, cigarette butts, and garbage in the fire pit. Very little maintenance seems to be done, and the trash dumpsters seemed to be missing about 1/2 the time. The sites are mostly pretty close together, but depending on the site, you may be lucky enough to have a decent to large rear area. We got lucky in site B6. Although it had the typical small side yard, the rear was huge with nice shade overlooking the canal. The entire park gets very busy on the weekends, and you literally risk your life if you attempt to walk along the road on the weekend. The 15mph "strictly enforced" speed limit, isn't. Between speeding cars and bicycles, you're best to stay away from the road on the weekend. There is constant noise from the highway and gun range, but we got used to it after a couple of weeks. The jet skis on the weekends and evenings were very annoying though. Lots of long term residents are spread throughout the park. I won't say we'll never stay here again, but we'll look for alternatives first.

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We actually enjoyed our stay here more than we expected. Most of the sites are owner occupied with some really lovely landscaping, although almost all the sites are pretty close together. Friendly staff and owners, and a very dog friendly park. The official rule is two dogs per site, but they made an exception for our 4 border collies, so if you do have more than two, call and check. Really nice fenced dog park and run area with waste stations around the park. The 'S' sites where we stayed mostly have water and electric only, but the much larger grassy sites made up for it. Another big plus of the S sites is that they are further from the road and much quieter. If you don't need sewer, I highly recommend S section over the others. Very good Verizon coverage and we had open skies for satellite reception. A couple of minor dings...lots of golf cart traffic on the narrow road and you are close to a small regional airport. Not a lot of air traffic, but Wednesday mornings are helicopter lessons so a few hours of low flying helicopters over the park. Close to town and shopping, we'll be back if we're in the area again.

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A decent FL state park. We really didn't enjoy the campground itself since there was no privacy, lots of smoky fires at all times of the day and night, and a surprising amount of traffic. But, the overall park is gorgeous with several miles of very nice dog friendly trails. We skipped the glass bottom boat tour since it seemed expensive, but we did do a kayak tour with Brian and it was amazing! If you have a kayak or SUP, this park is a must stop. Amazing history, and even more amazing wildlife. A few sites have full hookups, but most do not so book early if you want them. Our site (14) was FHU and plenty long, but wasn't very level. Very good Verizon coverage and we got lucky in that we had a clear sky view for sattelite, but I wouldn't count on that in most sites due to tree coverage.

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A really nice smaller Florida state park with lots of privacy between sites. Sitting in most of the sites, you'd think you were the only ones there. The center pull through sites were huge and easy in and out. Our pull through (52) was plenty long, but had a sharp angle to it, so getting in without scraping the nearby bushes was a bit tough. A few back in sites were a bit short, but mostly very big rig friendly. Pretty quite park and even though it is close to a highway, the road noise wasn't noticeable. Lovely, long beach which unfortunately was not dog friendly, but boardwalks and nature trail are. Great Verizon coverage and open sky for sattelite.

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At almost 500 sites, this state park is HUGE! The nice thing is, the camp ground is almost 2.5 miles long and is divided into several sections, so it really doesn't feel that big. Well, unless you walk on the main road, then there is a lot of traffic. You really need to check aerial and camp ground maps when making reservations since there is not a lot of consistency between them. Some are very long, some short, some have very close neighbors, others have decent spacing. We spent a lot of time walking/riding through the park and sites 14-37 on the lake and sites 469-496 on the canal were our favorites. 447-468 are also decently long pull throughs, nearer to the great bike paths, but further to the beach. The new blacktop paths and boardwalks are awesome!! If you ride a bike, this park has wonderful trails and connects with additional trails. A beautiful location and we will be back. One ding on the park...no dog waste stations! Hopefully, they will add some. One major ding on the area - Zero dog friendly beaches. Decent Verizon coverage and our site had open sky for sattelite reception.

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A really lovely small Texas State Park. We stopped here for two nights while driving cross country. Right on the gulf with an easy short walk to the dog friendly beautiful beach. We really enjoyed our short stay here except for one issue....Mosquitoes!! We used to live in MN, so we know Mosquitoes, but these were BAD! Except for that, we could gave easily spent a week or two here. A long way from the interstate, so not a good overnight location.

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We really enjoyed our two week stay here. Very spacious sites with plenty of room between them. Some really beautiful hiking trails starting in the park and continuing into Tonto National Forest (dog friendly). No sewer, but dump station on site. As with other Maricopa County Parks, the pull through sites are just a wide spot in the road. Most of the back in sites are big rig friendly and easy in/out. Archery range and gun range in the park. If gun shooting bothers you, this isn't the park for you as it is constant throughout the day, but we got used to it. We'll be back. Verizon was ok, clear sky for sattelite.

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Another decent Maricopa county park. The park is a bit on the smaller side and some of the sites are closer together compared to other parks in the area. They just converted the group camping area to general use, so that should help some with getting reservations. Water and electric only, but dump station on site. Pull through sites are basically a wide spot in the road. Several sites aren't super level, but not horrible. There are other nicer regional parks near here so we won't be staying here in the future. Friendly hosts, convenient to stores, and some nice hiking trails. Decent Verizon coverage and clear sky for sattelite.

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Our second stay at this wonderful county park. Maricopa County has to have some of the nicest, prettiest parks anywhere. Water and electric only, but nice dump station in the park. Very nice spacing between sites with many sites having no view of neighbors. The sites are plenty wide with picnic table and fire pit in the rear, but they are not overly long. Our 43' RV fit, but without much room to spare. The only downside, if you can call it that, is the park is far from pretty much anything. Fountain Hills has a really nice Safeway, but like everything else there, prices are high. Decent Verizon signal and no problem with sattelite reception. Lots of hiking and biking trails in the park. We wanted to stay longer, but the park gets pretty full on weekends, so plan ahead.

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Probably one of the worse parks we have ever stayed in. Located in a National Recreation Area, but managed by a private entity. There was literally inches between our slide and our neighbor on one side. We were "lucky" in that we were on a corner lot so no neighbor on the door side, but the site was shorter than most and there was a large, very smelly dumpster right outside our site. The entire park looks like it used to be a trailer park and most of the park consisted of run down old mobile homes, both single and double wides. To be fair, some sites were well taken care of with nice landscaping, but most of the park was just plain creepy. Full hookups and very convenient to Hoover Dam (5 miles away). Decent Verizon and clear sky for sattelite reception. We were here for a weekend and couldn't wait to leave. If you don't need full hookups, I can recommend the Boulder Beach campground (managed by the NPS) next door.