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Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $17.00
During our stay Jan-March I can note a few pros and cons. At that time, this campground is operated by a management company for a bank. Consequently, the site manager, who listened, could not correct larger problems. Small problems were addressed.
This is an attractive park. It is convenient to attractions in the area. Parking is on gravel or grass and sites have cement patios and picnic tables. Most sites are large and many have shade trees. There is a large fenced dog run. The park insist you clean up after your dog, little or no tolerance about this and the campers do comply. The park does organize a few activities and the campers add their own (handicrafts, cards, weekly dinners at local restaurants).
Standard utilities are fine. The wifi was unreliable. If there was not an interruption in service, the bandwidth proved inadequate. The signal is strong. The restroom/shower is HC accessible however inadequate for the size of the park. Too often the shower needed cleaning. No see ems are a constant companion. The water treatment area is noisy.
Rumor was improvements were coming and there were active buyers. We would stay here again if the wifi was upgraded and the noise from the water treatment area was mitigated. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Lots of nature nearby, short and long trails, boat launches, spots to kayak. Crystal River, 11 miles, has most everything. Walmart a bit further. Ocala has much more including the Florida Horse Park with mostly free events. Locals are mostly friendly but don't bring a big city hurry up attitude to a restaurant.
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $17.00
Here for the winter season so rate reflects monthly rate of $500. That's all inclusive (electric, cable, FHU, WiFi). I'd give this park a 10 if the bank who owns this park would find a better management company or better yet, turn the park management over to the staff that's on site. The staff is terrific and really do all they can to make things right, but the management company has no idea about RV parks and won't do what needs to be done to really service the guests. Older reviews say good WiFi - not any longer. Hasn't worked since we got here. Once the park has more than a handful of trailers, you can't get on so you better rely on your own mifi or forget internet access. The pool is supposed to be heated, but its kind of sketchy. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. There is no pool cover, so the heat escapes and after a couple cool days, the pool can be quite cold until the heater (when it works) has time to warm it up again. It is unfortunate that the management company (hired by the bank as the park is bank owned) is really bad and knows absolutely nothing about running an RV park. The park really need a meeting room or clubhouse and activities. The staff on site are separate from the management company and couldn't be nicer or more helpful, but as I said earlier, if the bank was smart they'd just let the staff runs the place and stop wasting their money on a poor management company, and spend it instead on upgrading the WiFi, adding a clubhouse or gathering room for activities, and getting a pool cover. The regulars have tried to get activities going on their own, but without a place to congregate it's hard to do. Another annoying thing is the signs on each loop have the wrong site numbers on them. There is no one to guide guests to their site so most times you see trailers or Motorhomes driving in circles trying to figure out where their site is. It would be nice if they had a "Work Kamper" who could lead people to their site. It's really a shame as the park grounds are pretty and it's an excellent location. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $17.00
We have stayed here the last few winters and plan on returning again this fall. Good sized sites. very friendly office staff, very easy to work with. Wi-Fi and cable are great. No-see-ums can be annoying at times. Few activities and no clubhouse. Good big dog run. Good hookups with no extra charges. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $27.00
This is a wonderful park. My only reason for a 9 rating is that because the sites are grass/sand, it's hard to not track sand inside. The shower was spacious and handicap accessible. In Florida, if you are near water then the gnats/no see sums can be a problem for awhile at sunset and sunrise. That said they can also swarm for a few days now and then. We stayed for a night at the end of June and had no gnat/no see um issues at all. It was sprinkling when we arrived and then there was a bit of a breeze later on. But in the morning, no breeze and no bugs. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $16.00
Friendly, well maintained in a country setting. Wi-Fi great. Easy access to salt and fresh water activities. Plenty of wildlife in area. Paved road, electric were excellent. A good value, no added fee's. Stayed 6 mos. The reason for rating a 9 is Walmart is 15 miles away. Website says it all. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $35.00
This is a very hard review to write. I have been traveling to this area since I was a child. Having passed this extremely nice RV park many times before we bought our travel trailer, I had always said I want to stay there someday. The park is located with so much access to both freshwater and saltwater fishing nearby. We arrived late afternoon to set up the trailer. Our cousins lived nearby so this was a good location to visit them and enjoy the area. The restrooms, showers, pool, and park are very clean with nice large sites. Again from all appearances we were going to have a fantastic time!! Alas, nature had a nice little surprise for us.....Sand gnats or No-See-Ums. We were swarmed by these pesky little 'flying teeth'. I am saying literally swarmed. Before I had the RV setup I had been bitten in dozens of spots. The next morning I had little red itchy dots all over my legs and arms. This is very sad, as I wanted to stay here so badly. I feel so sorry for the park management as there is little, if nothing they can do to help the sand gnat problem. We checked out the next morning and moved inland about thirty miles. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $27.00
Price reflects Good Sam discount. Lovely RV park, right off Highway 19 just north of Crystal River. Well landscaped with groves of pine trees in places, but lots of open sites if you don't want to be under trees. Wide, paved roads throughout campground. All sites have a cement patio. Majority of sites are plenty wide and long, but there are some that are bunched together. Large fenced dog run. Two bath & laundry facilities on campus. Nice outdoor pool. Majority of their guests were snowbirds who were flying north when we got here. One of our favorite things about this park is the price they quote is total, tax included. Great Wi-Fi signal throughout park. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Our chief complaint is that only the patio is cement. Our site was a lot of sand and difficult to maneuver our rig in. Also our utility pole & sewer dump were so far back. . We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $32.00
Weekend getaway for us! We live in central Florida and love to check out local campgrounds. This one was VERY impressive! Grounds are very neat and well kept with nice grass and whispering pine trees. The bath house/bathrooms and laundry facilities very nice & clean. Nice clean pool area. Good water pressure and free cable w/ great reception. We will be back for sure! We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $30.00
We began our fulltime rving in Dec. After staying 1 mo. in a KOA that we thought was quite nice we moved to River Lodge just for a change of scenery. We will be here for 1 month and I can honestly say this is the best RV park we have been in so far in Florida. Sites are spacious, personnel are so friendly and helpful, park is spotless, all paved roads, level sites. While they don't offer organized activities (which we don't care for anyway) this is the most affordable park we have stayed in. The owner is aware that seniors are living on fixed incomes and not trying to "break our banks" with over charging and extra fees. This is the first park that we have stayed in with NO ELECTRIC cost for 1 month stays! Monthly cost is $500.00 (includes, tax and elect.) This is a big plus when living on fixed incomes. We are telling all our RV friends about this park and I highly recommend River Lodge if you want a beautiful, serene, quiet spacious, friendly experience. Plenty to do in the area. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Back for our 3rd winter at this park. Large sites, great cable, Wi-Fi and 50 amps included in the $500 monthly rate. Very friendly staff. Not crowded at all, give this place a try. Near great walking trails, boat launches and shopping but in a rural setting. Just north of Crystal River, Fl. between the Withlacoochee River and the barge canal. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $35.00
Full time RVer so we see lots of parks. I would vote this park of the year. The staff is friendly, the park is clean, and located near some great sights. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $32.00
Newly renovated park in last 4 yrs right off Hwy 19, 10 miles north of Crystal River in Inglis. New pool, laundry, showers, rest rooms. They now have 5 "pull-throughs" near the pool. You have to drive on dirt to pull into them (no biggie), but gravel or a sign would be better. Beautiful oak trees, some sites with shade, some in the open. No problem getting satellite. Verizon Mi-Fi and cell service great. Their Wi-Fi also great. 70 channels of cable (DirecTV). Check-in could have been better. We were not given our site number. Directions for pull-throughs not clear, but we figured it out. Gave us outdated map so site numbers were wrong. For a park this large it would help if they escorted you to your site. Monthly rates very reasonable especially for the winter. Will definitely stop there again. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $30.00
Stayed there all winter, good big sites, friendly staff. Will be back next winter. Monthly rate is $500. No see ums are a bit annoying but that is common near the water. CG is near good walking paths and several boat launches. They have storage for boat trailers. Located between Withlachoocee river and the barge canal on HW19. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $27.00
We paid $27 with a Good Sam discount. Very nicely set up, modern and clean facilities. Excellent free Wi-Fi and cable, incl HBO. Campground is very conveniently located on US 19, with natural surroundings on all sides. Quiet (except for Great Horned Owl at night) - no clubhouse - will definitely come back. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $30.00
Park has large wide sites, concrete patios. Sandy dirt parking stops can be a little unlevel but sand can be moved to level your camper. Nice pool, free WiFi that works great. Very good laundry and shower facilities. Playground for kids. Paved access roads. Friendly manager and staff. Only negative is some dogs do run loose even though there is a fenced dog run. Located right on hwy 19 at Barge Canal near the trail and boat ramp. Lots of room for an extra vehicle or boat parking on site. We camped at River Lodge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Lots of nature nearby, short and long trails, boat launches, spots to kayak. Crystal River, 11 miles, has most everything. Walmart a bit further. Ocala has much more including the Florida Horse Park with mostly free events. Locals are mostly friendly but don't bring a big city hurry up attitude to a restaurant.gumper • April 2015
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