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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $23.00
This is an Escapees park so staff were very friendly. The park was mostly empty since it is not peak season. Sites are grass with concrete patio, mostly back-in with some pull-through. The activities room looked in need of some repair, but it was large, has a small book exchange, small dvd library, pool table, tv. There were no activities going on and I didn't see a swimming pool. They offer smart weigh and propane filling services. There is no wifi or tv reception. The park was quiet, shady with lots of birds. Not a resort campground, but nice. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 76
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $13.00
The rate we paid reflects the monthly rate plus the $1/day we paid for metered electric. Our requested full hookup 30 amp site drive in site was level and nicely shaded. It was located adjacent to a partially full rain water retention pond that was frequented regularly by sandhill cranes and other water birds as we sat out on our concrete patio enjoying the view. The pasture behind us had both a herd of beef cattle and flocks of wild turkeys wandering about at various times. The park has many scheduled activities, and a number of restaurants and stores, including a Super Walmart, are only 5 miles away in Bushnell. As expected the other Escapee RV Club members and park workers are quite friendly, and the offered "Escapee hug" at check-in is something we always look forward to when visiting this and other Escapee parks. The satellite view from our site was limited by the trees, easily done with our portable dish. Verizon cell service was quite strong, with a tower within view of the park, so our phones and hotspot worked very well for us here. The park work campers do a good job of keeping the park clean and in good repair, but some of the facilities do show their age. A number of the sites also show their mobile home origins in the odd patio layouts shared utility stanchions. All in all, we very much like this park, and we made our reservations for next winter before leaving. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
The town of Bushnell is just one exit north on I-75, with a number of stores and restaurants. The Orlando attractions are only about an hours drive east, and many other attraction are in the general area. The Florida National Cemetery is just a few miles away and open to the public.
Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 19
Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $22.00
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. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Glass bottom boats at Silver Springs State Park and Don Garlits Racing Museum in Ocala. Lickity Split ice cream shop in Bushnell.
Review Count: 135
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30
Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $24.00
Park facilities are showing their age. We stayed four nights. The site was a pull thru site on grass. The site was not level so we had to use blocks. The large trees provided shade, but also blocked our rooftop satellite reception. We did get around this using a portable satellite dish. The site was FHU, but only 30 amp. We did have Verizon cell/MiFi reception. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $25.00
Old park, easy entry, OK sites, staff polite and business like. Escapees Park. Tried to join. They said "wait and see how you like us". Offered again when registering. Same recommendation. Paid full non-member price for a weekly rate. Asked to join and apply discount to rate (refused). Checked out after 2 days. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Nothing real close to the park but Bushnell is about 10 miles up I-75 and has anything you need, including a nice Walmart.
Review Count: 173
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $29.00
This is an Escapee Park, but there is very little advantage in price to Escapees (We belong to Escapees.) This is an older park and very little has been to upgrade the park in recent years. Half the park has 50 amp service, but has such a large tree cover, there is no way to get satellite TV from an dish on top of the RV. The other half of the park is open but is all 30 amp. The hookups all work, but they are antiquated. The park does not have WiFi or cable TV. The park refuses to accept mail and gets quit testy if mail is inadvertently sent to the office rather than to General Delivery at the Post Office which is about a 20 min automobile ride away. In spite of all these negative thoughts, we will probably stay here again, as we like the people who stay here and we like the rural surrounding with a resident family of sand cranes and an owl who occasionally visits. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 197
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 23
Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $23.00
Park is run down overall. I was hoping for things to be nicer. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 156
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 23
Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $31.00
Roads are gravel with firm grass sites. We had a very long and very wide pull through with FHU. I think it was pricy for a Escapee 30a site, the back-ins were less $$ but we wanted one in the open for our rooftop dish. The utilities worked well as did out Verizon cell phone and internet hotspot. Yes, the pool is closed. Park is quiet but close to I75. No picnic table. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $23.00
Stayed as a one night stop over to get our Rig weighed. Was quiet. We would stay there again. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 53
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $21.00
Past reviews are pretty accurate. Strange utility hookups - you better have long power cord and water hoses. Lots of trees but we got Dishnet, no wifi but verizon jetpack worked ok. If they have Chicken ala Orange on the dinner menu - don't go. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 76
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $13.00
The rate shown is based on a one month stay at the member rate, and does not include electric. Everyone from the front desk staff to the maintenance folks have been as nice as could be. The park is well maintained, with the maintenance folks regularly filling in low spots on the roads and sites as needed. Escapees are overall a friendly group, and the long term residents and temporary guests here are no exception. Our level tree shaded site is right next to a run off pond where we can sit on the concrete patio under our awning and watch the sandhill crane that visits the pond daily. Our portable satellite dish works fine here as well as our Verizon cell phones and data service. We will definitely be back again. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
A Super Walmart and other stores, restaurants, etc., are just 5 miles north on I-75.
Review Count: 46
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 13
Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
We made our reservations for this park fairly late in the "season", so had to make do with a less-than-optimal 30 amp space instead of the 50 amp we prefer. After a few anxious moments maneuvering nose-in with our big rig (as required by the utility placement), we grew to enjoy the place. There are quite a few Escapee members (as are we) in residence, so the typical friendly attitude and activities that group sponsors were in evidence. Sumter Oaks features quite a few large trees and an adjacent marsh. Sandhill cranes, ibis and other water-loving birds were frequently feeding in the area. Apparently the pool has been out of commission for several years, but the clubhouse boasts a pretty large library, arts and crafts room, lots of jigsaw puzzles, and even a somewhat playable upright piano. During our week there we were invited to participate in a New Year's Eve party and a delicious potluck dinner. We understand there is also regular bingo, cards and musical jam sessions. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
The nearby Withlacoochee River and adjacent (really long and fully paved) Withlacoochee Trail are favorites with us for great running, biking and kayaking.
Review Count: 32
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $21.00
Campground layout is unusual (sites alternate directions; roadways are 2-way but only 12 ft wide. I was told that it had been a mobile home park. There are lots of shade trees in some parts of the campground. We were assigned a 30-amp site in full sun that is supposed to be a pull-through but was blocked on one end. Manager argued that we could pull through and then husband came over and agreed no way. Took several hours for coach to cool off due only 30 amp power. Not sure why we were assigned this crappy site when there were plenty others that were much shadier and had 50 amp power. Would stay here again, but now know to ask for shade and 50 amp. Shame that the manager couldn't figure that out on her own and take better care of us. Price reflects SKP member rate. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 59
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $20.00
Rate reflects Escapees discount. Nice park. Sites level. Shade trees, nice roads and very friendly people. Indoor pool not open while here. Very quite and restful. Will stay again. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
This is an Escapees Rainbow park and like some, have rather grumpy and standoffish staff manning the front desks. Fortunately, though, also like most Rainbow parks, the residents are the best around! Escapees tend to be a rather friendly bunch when taken as a whole, and Sumter Oaks is no exception.
Our site was level although dirt, the power was clean, and the water reasonably tasty for Florida, so overall, really no complaints during our stay other than the front desk staff. We will definitely stay again in the future. We camped at Sumter Oaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
The nearby Withlacoochee River and adjacent (really long and fully paved) Withlacoochee Trail are favorites with us for great running, biking and kayaking.The Borgs • January 2015
A Super Walmart and other stores, restaurants, etc., are just 5 miles north on I-75.NYDutch • February 2015
The town of Bushnell is just one exit north on I-75, with a number of stores and restaurants. The Orlando attractions are only about an hours drive east, and many other attraction are in the general area. The Florida National Cemetery is just a few miles away and open to the public.NYDutch • March 2016
Glass bottom boats at Silver Springs State Park and Don Garlits Racing Museum in Ocala. Lickity Split ice cream shop in Bushnell.bobcovey • April 2016
Nothing real close to the park but Bushnell is about 10 miles up I-75 and has anything you need, including a nice Walmart.jimdave • May 2016
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