Homosassa Springs, Florida

Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek)

Homosassa Springs, Florida



10200 West Fishbowl Drive Homosassa, Florida 34448
Homosassa Springs, Florida 34448
Phone: (352) 628-2928

Sites: 225
Recent Rate: $20 3/2015

Latitude: 28.7911869285208
Longitude: -82.6017594337463

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly ?
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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dmnm04

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived after office hours to find an envelope on the door for us. The site was not level, so the next day we were able to move to another site, which was much better. The park has a decent laundry facility, which is also open to the public. We enjoyed bicycle riding on the park's flat roads. The pool is heated and looks very clean, though we did not use it. Bug bites... there was some sort of tiny bugs that would bite us and leave whelps. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park with Manatees. Crystal River with good restaurants nearby.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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H42 Sailing

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was OK but not a destination. We felt there were too many fulltimers there. There are some quiet spots away from the clubhouse and pool that seem to be the center of the park but then you are getting a little close to the main road. It is rural and quiet for the most part. It is close to the Homossassa River. Clubhouse has a restaurant. We were told there were nearby hiking trails. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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The Ear Vinery

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is Passport America. Very disappointed here. We arrived and were taken to site L08. Barely fit there. "Caution" tape across the back and side, they were trenching for new utilities. Had to park in alley next to site. Clearly the worst site they had, I guess because we were PA. Many 'nice' empty sites. While most sites were narrow, ours was ridiculous. Our slide was 2" from the power box, and the next site Water and sewer was a foot under our awning. I guess that would have been nice for a neighbor if it was raining when they arrived. I don't think we will stay here again. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Travel Trailer.

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Libby

Review Count: 208
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

New office staff since my last stay. Everyone very nice. The park has had many of the older units removed. Many empty lots and newer campers on others. No Wi-Fi system. Pool sparkling clean. We enjoy it here. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Fifth Wheel.

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camperme

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Entrance looks great. Some RV's here are unsightly and not maintained giving CG a bad look. Staff is friendly. Lots of birds and turtles in river. WiFi is Tengo and very expensive ($5.95/day). Staff does NOT control barking dogs during day, and this is a real turnoff. Park has 30 amp. It is located close to state park, grocery stores and other services. Very quiet and restful at night. Some activities most days for guests. I would come again but only if WiFi is improved or included in price. We used Passport America. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an old park that is mostly filled with permanent residents. The streets are paved and most of the sites are grass, dirt or gravel. On the positive side, the staff and residents are very friendly, there are lots of facilities and lots of activities. On the negative side, the sites are very tight and many of the permanent sites are looking rather junky. The leaves had not been raked and as a result it was hard not to track dirt into the RV. Each site has a small picnic table, hardly big enough for two and most of them are so old, they look dangerous. Wi-Fi is an expensive extra, but if you ask the office staff, they will give you a coupon for one session. We came here to meet some friends and so we stayed for a couple of days. I can’t imagine ever coming back. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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Rib

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This park claiming waterfront on a lake would be a major stretch: dirty pond yes. There are many derelict units throughout the park along with many permanents. The stafff claimed the pool was 85 degrees, and that too, was a stretch. We forgot to remove our water splitter and filter when we left. When we called, they said they would check, but called back to tell us they were not there! That was about four hours after we left. The park was convenient to visit Homosassa State Park and a few other places, but I would not come here again unless they made drastic improvements, especially to the derelict units. If you are going to have permanent (campers) in a park, keep the transients separate, or improve the look of the permanent spaces. Hoarders are not a good view for transient RV'ers! We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Stormcloudnine

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects AAA discount. Pulled in just after 5 on a Friday. Lady at the desk made sure to let us know she was supposed to be closed. Set us up in a very narrow site next to a neighbor who blasted their outdoor TV until 11. Generator started up within earshot at dawn. 4 hours of free internet. Quite a walk to the dumpsters. Paved roads, dog friendly. Very close to Homosassa Springs State Park, which made it worth the stay. The State Park was great. I highly recommend it, but the RV park was a bit tight and full and made us feel claustrophobic. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Travel Trailer.

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Libby

Review Count: 208
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

It seems we have a different view of this location than others. We only stay 3 days at a time. We visit there during the summer months and don't have a full campground to deal with. Usually no neighbor on either side. The pool is near and large enough. The laundry is huge. So we really like it there. There are many local restuarants close by and thats a big draw for us. Small cable lineup and pay wifi is something they should change. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Fifth Wheel.

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luckybamboo76

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campsite was a disappointment! The lots are small and close together. Their Wi-Fi is NOT free, you have to pay $6 a day (although they claim the first 4 hours are free). It seemed more like a mediocre trailer park than resort. On a the positive, the front desk girl was nice and moved us to a different lot that was more accessible for our 38ft motor coach, and it is 1-1/2 miles from the Wildlife Refuge. An easy bike ride if you don't have a car. The only reason we stayed here was because we got a one night free coupon from LazyDays. We actually debated on staying at another campsite, but decided to leave a day early instead. Will NOT be staying here again! We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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dndfamilyfarms

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

After staying at a Carefree Park in Carrabelle, this was a total letdown. I've waited till the end of our stay in hopes of being as objective as possible, but things just are as they are. If you are looking for a place to park for months at a time, with the snowbirds, do check it out. At least 50% of the campers are permanent to the point of having decks and roofs on them, several have HVAC/heat pumps! The short term sites (which we were after) are interspersed in the midst of the settlement (rather than placed close to the front or at least more accessible) down very narrow, winding, sharp turn roads. Once in your grass/mud/sand pad between the trees, you can hope your slides don't hit the neighbors. I cannot get my awning fully extended on one side and the rankness of my chain smoking neighbors camper gags us out every time they open the door up to change out their oxygen tanks (no I'm not making that up, standing by for the midnight explosion). My slide is 3 feet from their awning, its way too close. I would check out the other RV parks in the area before I would stay here, there are other parks, just not reviewed on this site. The wildlife park is great, but no need to stay this close to it. They really need to create some short term pull through sites. Only shining moment is the PPA rate we were given. We won't be back, and I really will question the Carefree brand in the future. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Summer Minnesotan

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Carefree Park with mostly seasonal/long term residents. Entry road is narrow. Staff were friendly. Bathrooms were old but clean. Our site (A3) was 2 feet from the neighbors shed and we could watch & listen to their TV. Residents used the site next to us to drive their cars and carts through and walk/relieve their dogs. This park is acceptable for overnight and for Visiting Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park which is less than 1 mile away. Proximity to the park is the only reason we would come back. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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padre44

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Many extended stay sites. Road and sites are not paved. It rained, so we had mud around RV. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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Gypsy Jane

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is now a Carefree Park. This was the second time we stayed at this park. It was better the last time. They do not keep up the grounds. The staff is friendly, but overworked. There are fewer than last time. The look and feel is definitely tropical - especially with all the no seeums. The laundry is open to the public, so it's busier than most campgrounds. However, it is cleaned every morning and the gal that does it is wonderful. There are grocery stores and drug stores close by, but everything else is quite a drive. If you want to kick back, get one of their "special" rates. If you want other things to do, look outside Homosassa. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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imperial

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park, clean with friendly people. The no-seeums were horrible for me and I am still scratching 3 days later. I spent very little time outside. The road into the park ( from either way ) is a 10 ton limit road. I commented to the maintenance man and he said, " We were here first. " At 13 tons, I feel like I could have been ticketed and I do try to avoid that situation. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

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