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02/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
I guess it is worth the price for an overnight stay in route down I-95. The pull through site was plenty long, but pretty muddy. With the Good Sam discount it was only $20.25. There appeared to be only two pull through transient sites available plus a few back in sites. The rest of the park was filled with older park models and permanently parked trailers. There is a motel also on the property. They had everything we needed. The hookups were relatively new and in good shape. The cable and Wi-Fi both worked well. There was free ice, doggy clean up bags, and recycling and trash containers. The campground is adjacent to an active train track, but as previously mentioned, it is not near a crossing, so you don't have to put up with a train horn, just the noise of the train itself which really wasn't too bad with the trailer closed up. We did not even look at the restrooms or showers, so cannot comment on those. Personally, I don't think this park is up to Good Sam standards - it is pretty run down and a little seedy - but we did not feel unsafe, and the price was right. Will probably look for a different place next time.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stopped here for one night on our way to Toronto. We paid $81 CDN including taxes for a good sized pull through site which was very close to the main building, store, pools, etc. Pretty pricey for us as we didn't use most of the stuff, but it was in a handy location for our trip. It looks like a great place for kids - lots of stuff for them to do. There are some fun waterfront bar/restaurants nearby.
09/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was the second time we stayed at this park. We were there Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend, and the place was full all day Saturday, Saturday night, and most the day Sunday. The crowd appeared to be mostly extended families and groups celebrating the holiday. Some partying into the evening, but nothing too wild. Things had pretty much cleared out by Monday morning. Cost including taxes was $45 CDN per night. Most the sites are huge and most have beautiful mature trees. We were in Site #6, which was plenty deep and wide for our 35' travel trailer, the van, and visitors' cars. The website is a little confusing for this American, as it took a while for me to figure out the dimensions of the sites are given in meters - not feet. Our site was 27 by 15 meters. As stated by others, the water and electric is shared by two sites, so if you get one with the utilities on the "wrong" side, you may need an extension and extra hose. Great home base if you are visiting Toronto!
02/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
A little pricey for our standards, but I guess not when you compare it to other RV parks near Key West in the height of the season. Stayed here at the end of February because we could not get into any of the Florida State Parks in the Keys. We had visited the "Fish Camp" restaurant here before, but never camped. They did a lot of work on the RV sites since our last visit - It seems they have cleaned out most of the semi-permanent residents, and are catering more to the shorter stay business. They have put down lots of hard packed gravel on the roads and sites, a new brick walkway along the canal, new electrical service, newly remodeled bathrooms and showers, and some of the sites have permanent "tiki hut" shelters and palm trees for some shade. The access is tight - we had to get some other campers to move their cars so we could back into our site. Once in the site, it was relatively roomy - there were quite a few big rigs there. It is true that the electric pedestals and water spigots might end up at the wrong side of your site, it's nothing a proper extension cord or hose won't fix. The staff and other campers were very friendly. The main walkway through the sites is the brick walk along the water, so be prepared for people walking back and forth across the waterfront end of your site. Some of the campers staying in the non-waterfront sites said the bugs were bad at dusk, but we had no problems out by the water in the breeze. The park is right at the end of one of the runways of the nearby Naval Air Station, so you will get an air show (and the noise that goes with it) all day long. You sort of get used to it, and they stop around sunset. They have rental kayaks available, and there are plenty of places to explore. There is a public beach a mile or so down the road, but like most places in the keys, it is more of a shoreline than a beach. The restaurant is a popular local gathering place - especially at happy hour - the food is very good and fairly priced. They have live entertainment on the weekends. No problem with the dogs, but as already said, the only real place to walk them is out along the road - there are no real grassy spots. The Wi-Fi was only reliable when you got up close to the main building, but they do have tables there where you can sit with your laptop. Some campers said they had trouble with the cable TV, but we got like 50 stations without the converter box that they will loan you if you need it.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at the older "River Campground". It is over four miles from the entrance, way off the beaten track. Most the sites are relatively small but maybe 1/4 or 1/3 are big enough for a 30 foot or even bigger rig. The numerous mature pines and palmettos do making driving around challenging, and on our site (#109) there was a tree that was in the way backing in unless (at the suggestion of the Ranger) you went the wrong way around the one-way circle. There is plenty of room around the sites, and the rest rooms were older, but clean. There are hiking/biking trails that connect to the boat launch area, go along the river, and to the river beach area where there is a small store, and you can take boat tours or rent a canoe or kayak. It was a full house on the weekend with lots of families in tents, but to us that adds to the fun. The new campground right up by the park entrance next to Route 1. It has been beautifully redone, and there are absolutely no trees to worry about. There are some sites with sewer hookups.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Also called "Pedro's Campground". We stopped both on our way south and then again a few weeks later on our way back north. Was an easy in and out off I-95, and the pull through sites were plenty long and level enough that we did not have to unhook. There were full hookups on both sides of each site. (I think the pull through sites are actually two back in sites placed end to end.) They are reasonably far apart, and since the park wasn't full, they were assigning every other site. The office was open until 10:00 PM so you can check in late. Easy walking distance to all the Pedro's stores, restaurants, and such, but far enough away to avoid the noise. I-95 traffic and an occasional train could be heard, but was not loud enough to be bothersome. Washroom facilities were older, but had fresh paint and were clean. Very reasonable with the AARP discount.
02/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great location and great Florida State Park. We stayed for four days in February, and had a big site (#002) that backed right onto the water with a view directly east to the pass. Fantastic sunrises and moon rises without even leaving the trailer! Others have described all the amenities, so I won't go over them again, but they are first rate. As mentioned, dogs are not permitted on the Gulf beaches, but there is a county dog beach a few miles west by the fishing pier.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
It is a beautiful setting. The campsites are situated around a large lake. One side of the lake is heavy wooded, but the other is more open with some mature trees. You enter the campground from the top of the hill, and get a great view of the whole site as you drive in. The CG was not crowded at all, and we had a large full hookup site backing right up to the lake. The site was huge! We put our 30' TT at an angle so the awning side faced the lake. The rest rooms on our side of the lake were relatively new and clean, although you do have to "hold the pull chain" to take a shower. The restrooms on the wooded side of the lake looked older, but we did not go inside. It looked like about 25 -35% of the sites were occupied by seasonal campers, mostly on the wooded sites. Check in was easy, and there was plenty of room to park the rig when you check in. The office/store was relatively new, well stocked, and neat and clean. We didn't have any problem figuring out the map, but there is a large area shown on the map that has not been developed yet. I can see how the roads could get dusty in dry weather, but they seem well maintained. We were impressed that the campground was set up for full recycling, with neat separate bins at the trash station for paper, glass, plastic, and cans. There is a low bridge in Endicott, but there are alternate routes described on their web page. One surprise we had was the steepness of the grades to get up to the campground. Whether you approach from the north or the south, you have to get up the hill, and it is steep! 15 mph in first gear is the best our old van could do! When you leave, descending the long hill is another challenge, but since you know it is coming, you can be downshifted,and get ready for it. We would be happy to stop there anytime.
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great location and great Florida State Park. We stayed for four days in February, and had a big site that backed right onto the water with a view directly east to the pass. Fantastic sunrises and moonrises without even leaving the trailer! Others have described all the amenities, so I won't go over them again, but they are first rate. As mentioned, dogs are not permitted on the Gulf beaches, but there is a county dog beach a few miles west by the fishing pier.
02/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, but not worth the price. Unusual circular layout that results in mostly pie shaped sites. It appears that the campground is at least 85% long term seasonal rentals, with about a third of the sites with permanent modular homes. It looks like it would be a great place for active retirees to spend the winter as there were all kinds of activities going on all the time. The pool, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, and club houses seemed to be in constant use. Very pet friendly and even has a fenced in dog park. We only stayed three days, and the transient sites were not anything to write home about. Mostly sand with pine needles. The mature pine trees do provide nice shade, and break the wind. On our site, the sewer was all the way to the back at the highest part of the site, and with our low slung ultralite trailer, I could barely get the tanks to drain (would not have been a problem with a taller rig). Good location though - close to the public beaches in Venice, and not that far from Siesta Key. Next time we will try to get into Oscar Scherer State Park which is right up the road.
02/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Was a very nice KOA, in a great location, handy to stuff both in St. Augustine Beach, and not that far out of the old part of St. Augustine. It is about a mile from the beach. Nice paved, mostly drive through spaces - a little close together, but I have seen worse. Some were a little uneven, but nothing you can't handle with typical leveling blocks. There is a nice duck/fish pond, and the ducks and egrets were fun to watch. In general, the grounds and landscaping were in fantastic shape, as was the pool and bathhouses. Pet friendly. We were going to stay at nearby Anastasia State Park which would have been half the cost, but it was booked up, and you can't take your dogs on the beach in the state park anyhow.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice set up. They have spent a ton of money fixing this place up. Brand new sewer plant with the best dump station we have ever seen. Really classy bay view sites, as well as fantastic shaded full service sites, many pull through. Looks like maybe 25% of sites are seasonal rentals. Some of the sites were very soggy after a good rain - In fact we were upgraded (at no extra charge) since the site we had reserved was very wet after a squall passed by. It appears that they have "special event" weekends during the season. Staff was really helpful, and the shower/restrooms were freshly painted, and well maintained.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you like a sunset view on the soundside of Hatteras Island, this is the place. There are full service sites that are truly soundfront: step out into the water if you want. We were there in the spring, so the bugs were not bad, but like anyplace at ground level (except the beach!) in Hatteras, bugs are bad! There was a bad storm with NW winds while we were here, and most of the site flooded, but the staff was very helpful finding a place for us on higher ground. Rest rooms and laundry room were older, but clean a well kept. The pool looking great, but it wasn't warm enough to try it. There are no ground fires permitted, but I think that is county law, as none of the campgrounds we saw permit fires. Beach access is handy, but you have to drive there: 4x4 is the best way to go.
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