Quiet park with many owner owned lots. No pull-through, but good level sites. Slabs and grass depending on site. Nice pool, baths, and library. Staff was easy to work with. Monthly rates are high all over Florida as was this park. Well kept, no trash. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park. Mostly park models. Nice pool. Only draw - no pull throughs. We have a 39 ft 5th wheel - had a hard time backing in -was very tight . Staff was friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park, clean with good water pressure and electric. Wi-Fi is $5.00 a day, we didn't try it. No shade. Most sites are grass with a concrete pad. No table provided. They now will not accept Passport America until after April 1st, even though their sign out front states differently. Lady at desk said the owner is thinking of dropping P/A all together. Over all the park is in a good location for visiting the Punta Gorda area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For the money this park was a good three day stay for us using our Passport America membership. The park had a comfortable feeling for the 55 and above set. I do not recommend the pay wireless that is available as they have it configured to slow down access the more you use it. The WI-FI is probably the single biggest negative to an otherwise pretty nice park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is conveniently located to the Punta Gorda Fisherman's Village and Harborwalk area, which are very nice. The paved interior roads were very narrow, and parking our RV was a challenge because of cars parked along both sides of the street. Our site (#4) was grass and level, with a nice concrete patio. Glad we didn't have to use our jacks though, because they would have sunk right into the soft, water-soaked ground. Spacing between the sites used for transient folks like us was generous, with room to park our car off the street. Water and 50-amp power were strong, and our Verizon reception for cell phones and Hotspot was excellent. The downside was that our site was located right up against the busy street running along the park, and traffic noise during the day was terrible - we didn't even want to sit outside to read or relax. Trucks going by at night made sleeping difficult, too. The office staff was very nice and helpful, and we found folks in the park to be extremely friendly. The laundry room was fine, with at least 8 washers and 8 dryers, but no car parking outside the building. Bathrooms were nice and clean, with separate shower rooms which were also clean. The grocery store and several other services were just up the street. With our only complaint being horrible road noise, we would probably stay here again if we could be located further from the street. Our rate was based on an RPI membership. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great passport park in off season. Grounds were wet after rain and did not drain quickly. This is snowbird USA. A few overnight spots with an old gravel base - pretty much grassed over. Cable TV only with Comcast hook up and billing. Close to many restaurants and other as well as Walmart. Price is passport rate. Many DTV stations which gave good coverage. Lots of mobile homes and park models interspersed with open RV sites. We would stay here again in the off season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful CG with heated pool, hot tub and friendly people. The rate is Passport America, FHU and a pull through. The site has grass/sand with a concrete pad and was challenging to get in and out. Home Depot, Walmart and other shopping is very close by. Cable is purchased through Comcast. TV reception was very good. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is clean, staff is friendly, and the location is convenient. The road construction, reported in other reviews, is now complete. The pool is warm and sparkling clean. The park advertises as being pet friendly but there is only a small area devoted to dog walking. The showers/restrooms/laundry were all clean. I have a pet peeve with shower temperature valves that try to trick the user; I wasted lots of water trying to find the hot water setting. We had a heck of a time maneuvering our 43 footer in this park and, therefore, won't return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Nice pool, terrific new staff. Right on a canal, with boat ramp and dock. Fishing right here, saw a Manatee swim right by every day! Awesome clubhouse with tons of amenities. This is a very nice park, lots of full-timers but newer park models make it very cozy. Some construction on road, but temporary, if you don't mind the noise they discount those sites by 50%. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This ENCORE park is neat and tidy, the staff is very helpful and friendly. An escort will direct you to the assigned site and help you get aligned and ready to setup. The interior roads are paved and in good condition, just narrow and one way. Nearly all the sites have paved patios and all full hookups. Cable TV is available with Comcast but you have to sign a contract to get access, so it didn't seem worth it. This is the off season in Florida and the park was nearly vacant. There is highway construction on Burnt Store Road, however, there was no noise to deal with. A NOTE here: Burnt Store Road will be closed between FL-41 and Acline Road beginning 5-9-11 and will remain closed for the rest of 2011 to replace the bridge over Alligator Creek. Access to the park will not be affected, the detour will be using Acline Rd off FL-41 to reach the park. The pool, hot tub, spa, clubhouse, restrooms, laundry and showers are sparkling clean. There are some cosmetic repairs needed, otherwise this park would easily rate even higher. Monday through Friday the park maintenance people pick up your garbage at the curb. We would return if we are ever in the area in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excessively noisy for the price. We were here for two weeks in the 2nd row from the road and from Monday to Friday all we heard was the sounds of construction from across the street. There were machines moving and pounding pylons, constant beeping sounds from machines backing up etc. There was dust blowing across the road all the time. When the workers went home they turned on very loud generators to run pumps, so that when there was no work being done, we still heard constant noise from the massive generators. The office people lied to us when we asked what was the construction for. They said a retention pond was being build. Later we discovered that in addition to the pond, new sewers, an extra lane, and new concrete power poles were being build along 4 miles of roadway. This is a huge project that will take a long time. I walked over to the seventh row in the park before the noises became minimal. They have a nice park here, with lots of activities, the people are friendly, but they won't reduce the price because of these terrible noise conditions from the heavy construction. One day I went into the office and overheard a phone call. Someone was calling in and asking about Punta Gorda RV Park (which is nearby) and I heard the Encore lady say " I have no idea where that park is, but I can take your reservation here." She quoted them full rate and took the reservation. Oh, and if you go to the pool, you will hear the construction sounds because it's right near the roadway. The activities are great and every good thing this park had was spoiled by the construction. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed a week. Not a bad park with good managers. Wi-Fi was Tengo and we could not get it at our site. The park is flat and there is no drainage. It rained and even the paved road was under water. After 6 days of no rain the site was still muddy. Pull throughs are OK but the road is so narrow its almost impossible to get in and out unless the site next to you is empty. Watched a number of people going back and forth trying to get out. If you have a long motorhome or trailer you might want to look elsewhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were visiting relatives in Punta Gorda, so this park was very convenient. We timed our arrival around the departure of Snowbirds, who pretty well fill the park during the winter months. There were a multitude of sites available. Sites are not large and are grass with paved patio plus paved roads throughout park. We arrived just after rains, and our jacks went straight down into the soft topsoil - had to go to the local Home Depot for boards to reinforce under jacks. We camped in a 40' motorhome and the turns were a bit tight when maneuvering. Many of the folks who work here also live here. Very helpful and worked with us well. We will definitely return. Keep in mind this is primarily a membership park that is also open to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great park and the people that run the park are the best in the world. They were able to handle my rally of 45 rigs ranging from 20 ft. all the way up to 45 ft. with full hook ups and the best service, with smiles on their faces. The nice people that run the camp ground even DJ'ed for dinner one of the nights. They also DJ on the side. We love them and will go back to their park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Stayed here for 5 months. Park facilities damaged from hurricanes. Park personal unable to be of any help. Managment more interested in selling park models than seasonal RVers. Improvements promised for 06/07 season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were going to stay longer than the minimum 3 days, but we had a weird impression of the place when we first drove in. It is an older park with a lot of park models. It was fairly well taken care of but not our style. The swimming pool was fine and overall it was OK but we did not want to stay there very long. We probably will not be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was near the workshop. The workers are up early starting law mowers, using electric saws which means if you want to sleep in or take a nap it can be noisy. They work all day too. No hot tub. We didn't join in the activities, but they have a lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects one week at the Passport America rate and one week at the Good Sam rate. This was a quiet, clean park. There are a couple older, permanent trailers here but they are kept up. The clubhouse was active with bingo, karaoke, movie night and other activities. Overall this is very nice park. The only negatives I could add would be that there are not very many 50 amp sites, which wasn't an issue for us, and the sites are narrow. I would have rated this place higher if it weren't for those two things. We stayed here on an end site (151) in a 40' fifth wheel and would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We reserved a certain site two months in advance, they did not honor our reservation. We were put in the worst site of the campground. We got to look at the garbage dumpster, a makeshift work area and piles of split wood. We did move to a new site which was much better, but we had the inconvenience of moving. WiFi: I suggest you buy the most expensive, I didn't and could not get internet most of each day. If you have a dog, beware in warm weather. Behind the campground rattlesnakes are seen. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No review for this one in awhile, so thought I'd chime in. We stayed here because the price was right for a FL winter, and it was a last minute reservation. There were no dogs roaming free, no pet waste, and the management seems competent but somewhat aloof. There are just a handful of 50amp sites out of the 300. There seems to be some activities on a regular basis if you are so inclined, but we were not. Our main complaint is that the drainage in this park is very poor, so with big rains areas of it floods. We had water up to the bottom of our rims at times. A few of the 50amp sites are a bit higher - just don't be in the sites that back up to the drainage ditches! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is clean and people friendly! We registered with friends and were supposed to be across from each other. Instead we were on opposite ends of the park. There are permanent full time residents in this park and many trailers are very old and un-kept. Wi-Fi worked part of the time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Dogs run free (suppose to be on leash). Pit Bulls there with the Managers. Pit Bulls are aggressive. Dog waste not cleaned up. Grounds not kept up. Pond is an eyesore. Palm trees not taken care of. Management borrows money from residents. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the cleanest parks we have seen. Staff and campers are very friendly. Our site is spectacular (Passport America, 2 nights). We were a bit hesitant to come here based upon reviews, but seriously, can't think of a negative. We will always stay here when in the area. They even ensure that all RVs are at least 3' off the road - both ends on pull-thrus. VERY level site as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is around a pond, 1 mile walk around. We stayed for 1 month (960mo) residents all wave and say hi but beyond that you're part of the clicks. Not many park models but many lot "owned'. No true activities director, few planned events and some cancelled because there weren't enough "owners" attending. Airport right next door with small planes flying 200 feet over head all day long. We will look else where next year. They also add electric than a admin. charge of 6 bucks and then another charge of 6.25 for?. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This 55+ park/resort is surrounded by a lake, and situated in an industrial area and beside an airport! Between commercial trucks, cars and airplanes, it is very, very noisy. Restrooms, shower and laundry facilities and the park itself is clean and tidy. The pool is heated with hot tub. Wi-Fi is extra, no cable TV. Mostly owner sites which are well kept. Rentals are on grass and the park is attempting to sell. People are extremely friendly, but found the small clubhouse empty except for activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a relatively new and very clean and tidy park. Most guests are retirees who live seasonally in RVs or park models, but several dozen unsold spaces are available to transients. These spaces are on grass in the sun. The park is in a quiet rural area (and it can be hard to find). The clubhouse hosts activities such as pancake breakfasts (quite good), pot lucks, crafts, movies, bingo, socials, etc. The pool was heated during our visit (February), and there is a fruit & vegetable market each morning. People are especially friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much and extended it twice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 3 nights at this park and found it to be delightful. Very friendly. Even invited us to an all you could eat fish fry on Friday night. (I can eat a lot.) My wife uses the bathrooms and I use the camper’s shower. She reported that they were very clean and that the laundry was nice. There is a large lake in the center and campsites all around. Nice club house and recreation hall. It is close to a private airport and we did hear several airplanes during the day, but it was not offensive. We had a pull thru site, but I would say there are about half and half back-ins. Roads are paved and most sites have a pad. WiFi is available. We stayed in a motor home in Jan 2007 and we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Noisiest campground I have ever been in. within hearing distance is a very busy airport, a sheriffs gunnery range, an auto race track and a very busy road full of dump trucks. All good sites are captured by the long term leasees, the rest are just bare spots in between two campground roads. There is only one payphone to service the entire camp. Electrical voltage some times drops to 93 volts on a warm day, at best it is erratic. Campground rules are posted, but not enforced. We camped here in a camper.