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04/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We were very impressed with this park, even though it is still a work in progress. Once they get all the work done, it will be one of the nicer parks in the area. The views are good - especially to the south - and noise is only slight from the Blue Ridge Highway. The lots that are currently open are all well maintained. The staff was very friendly, and there was plenty of work and maintenance going on. Only two negatives we noticed during our stay. There currently is no cable TV, and some of the lots along the creek flooded a few days before we got there and still had not drained. There is a pool, but it was not open yet, but it is still early in the season - in fact it was in the mid-30's 2 mornings while were there. Our lot was a back in site made of pavers, and some of the others were stamped concrete. It took almost nothing to level the coach, and all of the connections were properly placed. Satellite TV reception was great, though some spots along the creek might have an issue. Overall, a very nice, quiet park with tons of potential that we would be more than happy to stay in again.
05/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the nicest park we have stayed in. We have had our RV over 2 years and put over 25,000 miles on it through 30 states and no park has been better than this - even Disney World - and all for less than $40 per night. The park is spotless, the amenities are plentiful, the staff is very friendly, its quiet and the casino shuttle is just a phone call away. The hook-ups are well-placed as are the laundry and restrooms. The CATV has 25 clear channels, the Wi-Fi is super fast and reliable and my Verizon 3G has 4 bars. The bar has been set very high for all parks from this point on.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Spent two nights here and it is our first KOA experience. If they were all like this, we would be very happy campers. They told us when we called that GPS directions will take you down some brutal roads, but their route was a kidney-pounder too. That appears to be an area-wide problem so be prepared. Staff is very friendly and helpful: a pleasure to deal with. We didn't use the amenities because we were sightseeing around New Orleans most of the time, but they all appeared to be in good shape. There is a lot of maintenance and upkeep going on: from new slabs to adding fill to low spots. All sites are back-in, but ours was level and wide with full hookups. Wi-Fi has been quick and reliable. Park is fairly quiet, but you do hear the occasional jet traffic taking off from the international airport, and train horns just north of the property but nothing too disruptive. Overall, the park is not perfect, but much better than many, so we would definitely stay here again.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Our second stay here. Good base for doing things around Tally. Staff is nice. Park does not have a ton of things to do, but it is clean and quiet except for the traffic on US 27. Wi-Fi was faster than my DSL connection at home. Access was easy and the site was level. We will stay here again on our next trip to Tallahassee.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was an overnight holiday weekend stay on our way to the panhandle. Park is clean with a few things to see, the main one being the tallest waterfall in FL. Campground itself is small, but sites were good sized but not very private. We were next to the bath house path so we did get extra traffic near our site. This is not a great park for biking if you dislike pedaling uphill. A couple of hiking trails are available, but we only did the one to the falls. Not many choices near the park for supplies, and it's only about 15 minutes to I-10.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed overnight in this "rustic" park. Roads in campground are unpaved and pretty tight for our 35' motorhome but do-able. Sites were a variety of shaded and open with probably more shaded. Plenty of hiking/biking opportunities if it isn't too wet. Park grounds are clean and the staff was nice. Restrooms are old, but clean and the beach/canoe launch/playground area was nice. Saw plenty of deer and a good variety of birds and it was very quiet - heard only the occasional boats on the river and the other campers were very quiet. We would stay overnight again, but there's not a lot to do for a longer period.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Short one night stay. Not a lot to do in the park other than the beach which in January was not really an issue. We biked a little and wandered around. Park was clean, and the staff was very friendly. Plenty of restaurants nearby and WalMart across the street. Only negative was how close to Hwy 98 it is which made for significant traffic noise.
01/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Stayed one night and we were very happy - the nicest Florida state park we have stayed at so far. Friendly staff, spotless park, plentiful amenities. Still some oil spill cleanup going on on the beach, but since it was January it didn't impact many people. Full hookups with CATV is surprising in a Florida state park - only thing missing was Wi-Fi. Volunteer warned us about being there during Spring Break if you don't like noise. Highly recommend the park, and we will be back - just not during Spring Break.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed 3 nights to visit son who is college and to do some sightseeing. Park is very nice - not fancy, but very clean. As stated before, there are a lot of workers camping here while they do some kind of pipeline work nearby, but other than traffic in/out, they were quiet and friendly. Lots are easy to get in/out of, and where we were we all had patio slabs and a picnic table. Food and supplies are available nearby at a variety of stores; WalMart is between the park and I-10 and there is a Camping World west on I-10. Staff was very friendly - led us to our spot, answered any questions we had and even stopped by to let us know they fixed a leaky faucet at out site while we were gone. Satellite reception might be a problem due to the trees, but they do have CATV at each site. When we go back to Tally, we will definitely stay at Big Oak again.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great park with a variety of sites. We had one that was very easy to get in and out of, but had no shade, but since it was April it was not bad. From May to October would be brutal though without shade. Had some mosquitos on some of the trails but that is to be expected. Plenty of opportunity for wildlife watching and photography. Biking is a great way to see the park. One thing that I didn't mind, but some might, are the military jets doing runs at the Avon Park Air Force Range sometimes pass overhead. They are pretty high up but the noise is noticeable at times. We live within 3 hours of this park so I know we will be back.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Perfect campground to enjoy the quiet beauty of Cedar Key. Rode our bikes all over the key without any problems. Great park for photography and taking it easy. Kayaks are available to explore the bayou behind the park. Owners are terrific: friendly, helpful and hardworking. They are constantly doing things to improve the place with plans to do alot more. We can't wait for the tiki bar to get fully up and running. We will definitely be back.
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