We happened to stay with our local camp group during the park's Veterans Weekend for free. We were warmly greeted and efficiently checked-in. Our campsite was located in a large grassy, open area typically used by groups. Each site had 30/50A electric and a water hookup. Electric was stable and water pressure 45+. Site width was generous and you didn't feel you were camping on top of your neighbor. Wi-Fi was available but a bit finicky to connect to. Once connected it was reliable. A dump station is conveniently located for use on departure. The rest of the campground is mixed into the pine forest. The park is family friendly with a huge pond for swim and play, a rec room and a nice little ice-cream store. Prior comments about golf carts are true and it gets a bit dusty when the wind blows in your direction. It was unusual the park allowed youngsters to drive the carts around at night without any lights. At any rate, the open camping area worked great for our group and we'd come back again. We camped at Vista Royalle Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
This is NOT a park for transients or for a weekend outing. Most of the spaces are "seasonal" or "permanent" (they are purchased and used by part-time residents). We were lucky to be able to reserve a site that was isolated and had a great amount of space, but we got to listen to the seasonal residents having their patio/garden parties each evening.
Golf carts abound in this park, and many are driven by children or teenagers. Each evening there is a "parade of carts" with residents continuously driving around the facility with wine glass or bottle or glass in one hand while driving (usually faster than the posted 10 MPH limit AND ignoring one-way streets) until after the sun sets.
Teenage staff at the office and around the facility; never once saw any sign of adult supervision of the sites or streets.
Don't consider a stopover or a weekend here. We camped at Vista Royalle Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $42.00
In the pines, there is only sand and no grass. In the open, there is much grass but no shade. There is an airport across the road which had crop dusters flying every morning. Don't stay near the trash compactor aft of the office. It smells. Wi-Fi was very spotty. The pond is nice to swim in with lots of floating structures. Probably would stay elsewhere if in this area again. We camped at Vista Royalle Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Gave us site that had someone in it. No escort to site even though roads are narrow and confusing. We had to wait for them to leave. Roads all dirt, so between golf carts and wind, sitting outside was uncomfortable. Wi-Fi worked well. Large mats in our site that were not fastened down, and blew in wind. We'll stay somewhere else on our next trip. Probably a good place for kids. We camped at Vista Royalle Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $39.00
First off the campground was clean and the layout was nice. I liked the fact that groups could rent a number of sites in a row and then camp in a circle or at least set up close together and not really have to stay on your specific site. Restrooms were clean, and the staff was friendly, but not what I would call helpful. The negative side is they do not enforce their own rules. Kids on bikes ride up and down the roads recklessly. I was almost hit from behind while my wife and I were walking to the Lodge. To drive golf carts you are supposed to be 16, have a valid drivers license, and liability insurance, but very young kids were observed driving with no parents along. The quiet time is supposed to be 11:00 P.M., a group of college age young adults across from us partied until 4:00 in the morning 2 nights in a row. I was in the office when another group of campers complained after the first night, and of course nothing was done. I also observed many sites, not just the college kids, with every available space taken with a tent, or vehicle. I do not recommend staying there for safety reasons, unless the owners remedy their actions and show control. As long as they fill up on the weekends they won't rock the boat in my opinion. I was told personally by seasonal campers that this downward trend in the rules started last year and has gotten worse. The place could be a very wonderful campground, but I guess until someone gets hurt the owners will look the other way. I won't go there again unless I hear of new ownership. We camped at Vista Royalle Campground in a Tent Trailer.
We've stayed at this campground in the past and can't believe it hasn't been rated in the past. Vista Royalle is a second generation owners campground. It offers many things for kids to do during the weekends and all kinds of shows and events for fun loving adults over the weekend also. The staff is very friendly and helpful and there is a nicely stocked camping store with game room. They offer wood for sale and have the ability to fill LP tanks if need be. The man made lake is a good size with a nice sandy beach for kids to play in. There are huge floating toys in the lake that little and big kids can climb on and splash around. There is no life guard so parents need to watch their own kids. The campground also has a huge in ground jumping toy, similar to a trampoline but five times as big. Kids really love this thing... All in all this is a great family campground with lots to do. My only complaint is they only have one dump station and on Sunday morning when everyone wants to hit the road it gets really backed up as everyone at once wants to dump. They have expanded the seasonal sites but seem to have forgotten to upgrade the dump station for their weekend campers. We highly recommend this campground. Happy camping... We camped at Vista Royalle Campground in a Fifth Wheel.