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The internet at this park is terrible: on and off most of the time. The sites had not been mowed for some time and during our stay, only the maintenance people (living in the campground) had theirs mowed. The path along the river had not been maintained and weeds were everywhere, even growing up through a bench with slots on the seat. In the men's bathhouse was personal toiletries that were on the counter the entire time we were here. (Found out later they were owned by one of the maintenance people living here). Very disgusting. I wanted to throw them away but there were not many visitors and I didn't want to cause problems. Heard also the park owner had a fire with no insurance. Money normally being used to keep up the park, is being used to fix fire damage. We would not return to this campground. It's a shame, because it could be real nice. There is road noise, even in the early morning hours, but with the air conditioning on, it wasn't too bad.

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It had been a few years since camping here. You have to like this type of campground to enjoy it here. The campground is undergoing a major revamp and one large section was closed. There has not much rain there and it was very dry and dusty. I think when the improvements are done, they will have more sites but some are closer and small. We had a good time at local restaurants in the area called The Cove and watching the cruise ships go in and out each day. Not all sites have sewers but they have one of the best clean out stations I have seen in ten years. We'll be back.

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It had been about 10 years since we were last in this campground and it hasn't changed much. Still a very clean, kept up campground and huge. Only negative from us was the amount of pets, dogs. It seemed there were more of them then children. A few days before we arrived, our "new" neighbors said a site with tents put up (1600 Section) were allowing a large dog to run loose. They called Security and was told, "do you want us to change your site?". That is not the answer I would want to hear, it would have been, I want you to refund my money and leave. While we were there another group of people took over the same site with a different large dog and let him also run loose, chasing the wild turkeys and scaring neighbors with small dogs. You would think Disney would have a little more control on that type of situation. Maybe make a couple of sections no pets. We won't go back for a long time. While we did not go into any of the parks while visiting, we did use the convenient buses/boats and monorails to sight see. Also, some of the sites in the 1800 section are very tight on backing in. We had a tough time but made it in and another camper came in at dark and could not get in without people moving vehicles across the street. I suggest arriving in the daylight.

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This is a $25 dollar campground. No WiFi, but they are working on it. Lots of old RV’s that have been here a while. Some picnic tables, we had to go find one about 4 sites down that was not being used. Best thing, it is close to I-10. We would not think about using the bathrooms here. If you don’t have to do anything but stay overnight here, you would be fine. Almost forgot: we saw a dog unleashed and it went over to a utility hookup pole and did his thing on it. Glad it wasn’t mine. I think Wal-Mart would be a good choice next time, over this campground.

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Stayed here one night and had a clean, level site and easy hookups. The office staff was nice and we were escorted to our site. There seemed to be a lot of full timers in the park, but there are areas for overnight and short timers. I had no complaints about this. Park is close to get on and off Interstate 10. The large oak trees are a compliment to the campground. Wi-fi worked fine. There is only one building with bathrooms by the office.

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Stayed here five nights as part of a group for Thanksgiving weekend. This was really a nice RV park, well kept up, clean and the only complaint was the internet access from our site was terrible, even outside the RV. The connection kept going on and off and every time requires a new page to log into. I know you are supposed to have fun camping but this was a weekend I needed to stay in touch with family far away. I would definitely stay here again. Also, nothing against them, there were a lot of golf carts in this campground. There was plenty of room for kids to run and play.

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We stayed after receiving a invitation to visit the resort and participate in their sales presentation. There was no high pressure sales meeting. The staff of the resort were all very friendly and helped answer questions. However, the resort is very old. The buildings look tired, worn out. The only fresh looking building was the visitor center where the presentation was held and the cottages they offer. The asphalt on the streets and most of the sites is worn and breaking up. Many of the sites are not level (unusual for Florida, but this resort is 136 feet above sea level). The picnic tables are warped and should be trashed. The dock at Lake Hancock inside the resort needs replaced. I would not even think of paying almost $8,000 for a membership at a resort with no free wireless internet or cable at the site. They have free wireless at the activity center, but in a 850 site park it's doubtful you will be close during busy times and might have to drive or golf cart up to the building. Also, we were told choosing sites are first come, first served. The resort was clean and has two huge pools, one for families and one for adults (best thing we observed during 4 days, 3 nights there. If you only need a place to base while you visit the Orlando complexes, it would probably be perfect. The gated entrance with security was a plus, especially with Orlando's terrible crime rate. As you pull out by the security entrance, just don't back up - they have stop bars that would flatten your tires. Would we stay here again, even if we had to pay? No.

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This campground was very reasonable on it’s price, which included water, electric, sewer, cable tv and wireless internet at the site. The internet was slow, varying from 1 Mbps to 54 Mbps at times. The office staff, which was very friendly, said other campers were complaining and they would contact their tech people. This is also a county park and had a lot of boaters/fishing people during the weekend. The roads are not paved and are sandy and have a lot of small pot holes. It rained once while we were there two nights and there were many puddles. It is not a "friendly" motorcycle campground due to the roads only. The sites were level and there also some long pull throughs at the far end. A few mosquitoes, but not bad for as much woods as you are staying in. Sites have a lot of foliage between them and you have more privacy than most campgrounds. We would stay here again.

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This is a Passport American Campground and has quite a few long term residents. However, it was clean and a good one night stop with level sites. It is behind a Ramada Inn and you can get a pool/Jacuzzi pass to use at the hotel. Also, you are given a code for the hotel’s wireless internet but it worked poorly while there, even in the hotel lobby. The hotel blamed it on recent storms, which I have some doubts about. The campground staff are very friendly. We would stop there again if in the area.

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This campground was recently purchased, and the history of the campground is on their brochure. The campground appeared to have many recent improvements, and was clean and well kept up. Level, pull through sites by the front as well as farther back in the campground. No road noise. We would stay there again. Wireless Internet worked good at the site we had up front.

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This campground is for the most part very clean and has most of its roads paved. There was a lot of seasonal campers there as well as cabin and park models. Some of the sites are on a higher level and look down on other sites. The road noise from Route 15 from site 197 was constant. Even with the air conditioning on you can hear trucks and cars on it. They have a strict pet policy, not more than two dogs and NO outside cages. Just behind our site the person had a dog cage about 4 foot by 12 foot and 4 dogs. There were a LOT of seasonal campers there, obvious by porches, sheds, etc. on sites. I recommend you park and go look at your site before paying if there more than a day or two. It was a convenient campground for visiting Gettysburg and I would stay there again.

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We stayed at this campground for three nights after receiving a recommendation from someone in Maine who had previously owned a auto repair shop nearby and worked on RV’s in several campgrounds in this area. He said it was a five star campground and he was correct. As mentioned, it is a Fine Adult Campground (over 55) and no children allowed. There is no swimming pool but some great views of the marshland at the entrance. It is also gated and does not allow night entries. We talked several times with the co-owner, Chris, but did not get to meet his wife. They are the best hosts I have met in the past 5 years camping. They run a top notch campground. When a RV pulled out, we saw a maintenance person hand rake the site, and he said it would be raked again before the next one pulled in. The wireless internet worked flawlessly. We would not hesitate to stop here again. I don’t usually give a 10 rating because there is usually room for improvement but not here. I wish more campgrounds took the pride of this one. We would not hesitate to come back here again.

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We stopped here for three nights, June 30 thru July 3. When we arrived we had no idea this campground would be inundated with kids. They were everywhere. The campground has over 300 sites with over half being permanent seasonal campers (many with wheels off, porches and rooms added on). We found our site and watched the parade of people walking, riding bikes, roller skating and using push scooters on the streets. Some children are very bold and ride their bikes close to you while you walk on the street and force cars to go around them. The rules say children under 12 must wear helmets. Scratch that rule. They advertise wireless internet but it is not at your site. The only place you can get it is in the office area, which was a long walk from our campsite. There is no place to sit and use your computer and I had to stand at one of the store counters to use it. I told them it would be nice if they had a picnic table or something out front to use but that idea went right over the persons head. One person outside was sitting on the ground using theirs. I realize some people may think I shouldn’t be complaining about this, but wireless is important for some people traveling to make advance reservations, keep in touch with other family member or read reviews on campgrounds to avoid (like this one).In one month of traveling it was the highest priced campground we stayed at. On our arrival the fire ring was loaded with cigarette butts and some trash on the site. The water pressure was very low coming out of the faucet but the bathrooms had about three times the pressure.. Showering in the RV was lousy. Also we observed a lot of dog barking. Some people would leave their dogs tied up outside and leave the site. Other people were walking by and the dogs started barking to the point it sounded like a dog fight – and we were almost a block away from this and it was so loud I walked over to see what was happening. Would we stay here again – never. The RV coach next to us (also had no children) had prepaid their stay and left early with no refund offered by the office. They could not stand it and gave up two days of a paid up site.

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Something just isn’t right at this campground, which we think could really be a nice place to stop. We stayed here a week with a fifth wheel toy hauler. When we made our reservations we discussed sites using the site map and what the employee told us was available. For a whole week we needed full hookups and the campground is limited on these with none available by the waterfront. The first site was so small, behind us was a pickup truck with a slide in that had the fire pit where the back of my RV would be. That didn’t work and we were shown other sites available and picked one that was fairly level. Some of the sites are terribly off level and it would seem some work could be done to make them more attractive. We watched, during the week, many RV’s come in and escorted to their site to look at it and then jockey around looking for another site. It seems the worse sites are the ones they want to put you in. One site next to the bathrooms was a mosquito ridden area with no view and several people backed in and before setting up pulled out. The hosts that work there are very friendly and that should not reflect on how the campground is maintained. The second day, a large bus came in with and a “tent city” was setup in one section with a busload of pedal bikers and kayakers that would be there for several days. Needless to say, the bathrooms were very busy. The lobster man, mentioned in other reviews, was there but not doing much business. You have to supply your own plates and butter. For $ 36 you get two small lobsters, two ears of corn, two cole slaws and that’s it. We opted to buy a pan at Walmart for 20 dollars and bought lobsters at a lobster pound nearby for 24 dollars and they were bigger.

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We stopped here three nights to visit the Mystic Seaport area and this was a excellent campground. Well landscaped, almost all sites appeared level, very clean, no trashy type RV’ers allowed (no tents at sites, no hanging of clothes, no parking on the grass and dog leash rules enforced). It is gated and controlled with cards. There is no pool but we saw some families swimming in a pond within the campground. There was some problems with the wireless internet connection sometimes not working or very slow. This is a campground we would return to.