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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 3/2017

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Latitude: 28.791186928521
Longitude: -82.601759433746
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

29 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large park with a lot of long-timers, but everything was neat and attractive. Close to everything in Homosassa Springs. The sign at the gate says Homosassa Springs, they were formerly Turtle Bay, and our book called them Carefree. This was rather confusing. We had little contact with the office, but they were friendly and helpful. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
M7
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Homosassa Springs was a great place. We went on a boat to snorkel with the manatees and visited the Homosassa Nature Center which is outstanding. There are lots of little restaurants and bars and we enjoyed an afternoon of music at the Old Mill. The roads in the park were ok, but cars were parked close to the road which made it a little difficult to maneuver.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for a week in a 40' 5th wheel toyhauler at site A3 across from the water pond/culvert. Name is somewhat misleading as it is down the street from the river but there is no river access here. Our site across from office was probably one of the better ones for a large rig. Pull-thru. Narrow and right next to neighbor but very long (at least 100 feet). Wifi was crappy Tengo internet but could perform basic tasks. I paid to upgrade of $15 for a week of better internet and it didn't work at all, so don't bother. Got good cable tv. Laundry facility is excellent, pricey but very, very nice with lots of washers and dryers and extremely clean. The park itself is very clean. Mostly seasonals but at least 20 (maybe more) overnighter spaces. Nicely paved roads to navigate within park with no obstacles. Lots of activities and good looking pool (didn't use). The best of this park, for me, as the location. Old Homosassa right down the road. About two miles to launch kayaks on Homosassa River. About 25 minutes to Three Sisters Spring and Crystal river. Lots of shopping and restaurants nearby. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Museum Cafe, right down the road, had excellent Cuban food - highly recommend.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for a week at the end of March, the campground was still pretty much full of folks that had spent the winter or lived here full time. This is a nice, quiet park that is mostly occupied by the 55+ crowd which pretty much means that everyone says hello but respects your privacy. The laundry is huge, clean and we'll maintained ($1.75 wash and $.75 - $1.00 dryer). Be sure to take in the wildlife state park that is just off of the main drag. Plenty of shopping nearby for just about anything you need. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly full-timers. Our site was nothing fancy, but easy pull-through. Pool was nice. Kid pooped in the pool when we were here. I thought a pool had to close for several days to sanitary reasons, but it was open later that day. (We never went back in). Laundry room was clean, but also open to the public. I never had to wait for a machine. They also had an ice machine which was convenient. Great location. Close the great marina area with casual dining/bars/music. Great if you like fishing, kayaking. Manatee area. Might stay here again because of the location and price. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pullthrough end spot
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

1/2 hour to Weeki Wachee (cheesy mermaid show, but fun). Kind of overpriced for what they offer. Boat ride was cancelled because the captain was stuck in traffic and they didn't have a replacement available. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is worth a visit. Great for fresh seafood and cheap beer prices!

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Pulled in and asked for water view. Was given last site on stream which was mud and green slime. Great place for mosquitoes to breed. What looked like a nice little river online was actually a little tiny stream. I think many of the online pics were taken at a nearby state park and not this place. Got settled and decided to check out clubhouse. It was closed due to renovations. Was not told when I arrived. Then informed there were no activities as season hadn't begun yet. Walked around and talked to upset woman as she rented a trailer for a month and was charged $200 pet fee for her little dog. Everyone I talked to seemed unhappy so cancelled the remainder of my stay and moved on to another park. We camped at Homosassa River Carefree RV Resort (formerly Turtle Creek) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
D4
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

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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Review Count: 233
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 15

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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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

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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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
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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Review Count: 233
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 15

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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
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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