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01/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our first year to stay at Riverside - and we plan to make this our Florida "winter home". The premium sites are very roomy; activities are abundant, and the staff and snowbird residents are extremely friendly. So many activities you will never be bored! This park has an Arcadia, FL, post address, but it is closer to Port Charlotte (only a few minutes) to shop, etc. We are impressed with this "find". Showers/restrooms, laundry rooms are spotless and well maintained. Two heated pools, hot tub, pavilion for parties (which are many), outside entertainment. Peace River borders the park for convenient boating, kayaking, and occasional "gator" watching. Beats NE Ohio for the winter!!!!
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is a short 1/2 mile from Mesa Verde Nat'l Park entrance and extremely well kept. The laundry, showers/restrooms were IMMACULATE! Management staff escorted us to our site and were very friendly. As someone else suggested, the Windmill Junction restaurant in Mancos is excellent! This park had no cable TV, but we had many antenna TV stations to choose from; 50 amp electric/FHU. We will definitely stay here again! Sites level, graveled, and CLEAN!! Didn't use the pool, but it did look clean, clear, cool and enticing.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
GREAT, GREAT: the only thing missing is a pool. But there is the Arkansas River flowing by the sites. Combination Colorado desert-like setting with lush green grass between sites and snowcapped mountains around. Sites are offset for more privacy. Staff and park residents could not be friendlier. A small park with views of snow covered mountains in June. We would come back in a heartbeat. WiFi is excellent and free. No TV unless you have a satellite dish though: but we didn't miss it viewing/listening to the Arkansas River flow through with rafters, canoes. They have this place well landscaped with a western flair. Great place to stay on our way to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Actually located in Howard though, but Salida just down the road. Wish we had time for more than two days here. Refreshing!!
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is well landscaped with lush green grassy sites and the best concrete parking pads and concrete patios that we have ever encountered. Parking pads were contoured to be wider to enter site and contoured wider for leaving the site so there is NO rutting of grass: making the park look great. Also has concrete roads. Showers/toilets very clean and there is a large and nice laundry area. The pool was very nice. Everything was pristine. Great WiFi and cable TV all provided free. A Good Sam Park. Although close to Topeka it has a green, rural atmosphere. We will definitely keep this one on our 'GO TO" list when traveling down I-70. And, the couple managing the park were extremely informative; we were guided to our site and all FHU/Cable explained precisely.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We did an overnight stay on way to Florida. The check-in staff very pleasant. Campground is right off I-75 which was very convenient. Nice steak house with good food at reasonable prices down the road from campground. Will stay here again on our way back home from FL to OH the end of March. Area around campground is open with green space and quiet but still near conveniences (sites though are fairly close together). Of course, we stayed when they were not hosting the Renfro Valley Music shows which we were told would resume end of March for the summer.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park is clean and well kept. Has a laundry on site. Gave it a 9 only because we are in the 50 amp sites that are along SR 27/80 and there is road noise even though we have a canal and buffer between sites and road. Would ask for site away from road and over on the Lake Okeechobee side which is more quiet. Wi-Fi is very fast and provided free to the park by Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce for campers to use. Verizon phone service is also good. Wal-Mart about 15 minutes away in Clewiston. We took the Sugarland Tour offered by the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce and toured citrus and sugar cane areas today with lunch at the Clewiston Inn - which was well worth it. There is access from the park to the Lake Okeechobee bike path that is a paved bike/walking trail on the dike around the lake. Will stay here again - just wish the lovely site we are in had more of a buffer for road noise.
02/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Corp of Engineer park located close to Stuart, FL and the "treasure coast'. Very clean camp with restaurants, conveniences just minutes away - yet the park is quiet rural atmosphere. Small park and only 3 sites are directly on the St. Lucie Canal - but all sites can view the river. Verizon cell service very good and close to Jupiter Inlet and Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island beaches. The downtown area of Stuart with its river walk is very nice. Love the COE parks even if we didn't have a Golden Access card for 1/2 price camping - would pay full price! Park seems a little older than Ortona and WP Franklin but well kept.
01/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Army Corp of Engineer Park that is an island in the middle of the Caloosahatchee River near Ft. Myers. FL. Stayed here for 14 nights and loved... it. Although no recreation director etc. like the private FL parks, we enjoyed the spacious sites - all but 3 are waterfront. Very scenic, clean, well kept. Now I can understand why it is so difficult to get a reservation at Corp parks. Great bicycle riding thru residential areas that have a ranch atmosphere with horses, etc. Restaurants, Wynn-Dixie grocery store within 15 min. Tried Maine's Best Seafood Restaurant - very good. A great park!!! with scenic views of the locks and yachts coming and going up and down the river.
01/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Loved this park. Very scenic with paved roads and brush is cleared away from road. Sites are sand, but very large with Florida palms and greenery barrier between each site for privacy. Restrooms/showers very nice - looked new. We had plenty of space on all sides. No trouble using my Verizon phone and connecting to internet with Verizon air card. Only stayed one night on way to FL, but already reserved for two night stay on our way back home the end of March. This is truly a FL state park that can accommodate large trailers/motorhomes. Not far from Bradenton and I-75.
01/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
We camped here on way to Florida. The park is scenic, but loop roads are narrow sand with brush right up to edge of road. The sites are also sand - but that is no problem. Due to the narrow road and our having a wide-body fifth wheel trailer pulled by a long bed F-350 dually tow vehicle we would not take our equipment through the loop again - although they say they will accommodate 40' rv. Of course, you never know if that means the trailer or the trailer and tow vehicle (I even called the Ranger Office and was told with our equipment - no problem). Obviously O'Leno SP's 40 foot site must have been referring to the total length of trailer/tow vehicle. We would not think of taking our 34' trailer and 17' tow vehicle thru the loop again and risking damage to roof and sides by the very narrow brushy one-way road to get to the site. Smaller motor homes, trailers, no problem - very scenic sites. Larger fifth wheels - wait until they decide they need to clear trees and brush at least a foot away from the loop road.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Overnight stay on way to FL. Office staff very friendly. Had a pull-thru site very spacious. Very convenient to I-75. Cracker Barrel just down the road as well as other convenient restaurants, gas, etc. Campground very clean and well kept. Will stay there again.
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