This beautiful farm and park with a view of the Smokey Mountains to the west gives a unique experience for motorhomes. Each site has a great view and full hookups. Wild turkeys and deer abound. The owners raise chickens for eggs, ballerina geese for their beauty and bees for organic honey. The breakfast ($15) is optional but should not be missed, at least once. The park caters only to motorhomes; there are no shower or restroom facilities. One of the owners has every tool imaginable and is ready to help with RV problems. The other is a great cook.
Fishermen's Memorial is the worst state park we ever visited. Sites crowded together. Air conditioning not allowed (but you can run your generator until 10 pm). Prominent No Alcohol policy; sites crowded together. No 037 almost impossible to level. Avoid if you have slides. Park is close to local fishing and super restaurants. Seemed to be mostly seasonal users. We left a day early. Didn't bother to overcome strict "no refunds" policy.
RV sites are first come, first served, and include only 2 50-amp lots and 1 pull-through. Off/shoulder season best as sites are close together although offset to give most a view. Lovely CCC stone buildings around were built around the ancient spring first used by Native Americans for alleged health benefits. You're free to drink, bottle or lather the sulfurous water on affected body parts. Didn't cure the writer's arthritis. "'Multiuse' Trail" only for hikers and very experienced and well-conditioned mountain bikers. "Nature Trail" can be hiked by those in average condition. Park has miles of paved road with a lot of "hoops and hollers" (up and downs) that will challenge bike riders in only fair condition. Lovely stream near the entrance with lots of flat rocks can be climbed. Day use area has beach and is well away from camping spots. Fishing available. Town couple tenths of a mile from park entrance had only one open shop, a general store with everything from bug spray to worms for fishing, and an open-carry clerk. Well worth a couple days stay.
Trails are bikeable with hybrid/mountain cycles. Gobbler Ridge (2.4 miles with some walk it sand) went down to Lake Kissimmee. Saw sandhill cranes and deer. North Loop Trail (4-6 miles) was well marked but not much seen other than pine needles and 2 tortoises. Well kept with friendly rangers. Worth a couple days. Large rigs should avoid site 13 despite 40' rating. All sites have foliage so get out the OTA antenna, dish won't work.