This KOA is old and in need of a face lift. The park is on Lake Panasoffkee, but only two or three sites can see the lake. There are airboat rides from the park which allows for close up viewing of Florida wildlife. The pool is clean and safe. The staff is terrific. They are kind and caring. This park has at least 20 very old RVs that are from to 1970s or 1980s and they had roof overs, rooms added, mold and mildew cover many of them. Looks like Section 8 housing, only worse. This could be a nice park. Beautiful oaks, the lake, nice employees.
The park is in a beautiful natural area of Florida. It is set on a narrow river that is filled with gators and fish. They offer canoeing, kayaking, and nature trails. The price of rentals is reasonable. The service is another matter. If you go on the weekends you'll wait for service and the staff is less than kind. The canoe/kayak staff didn't say hello, can I help you or anything. They were extremely rude to everyone I saw come up for service. FYI, the park is in the middle of nowhere so you should ensure that you arrive prepared. There are no restaurants, markets or convenience stores within 25 miles plus. Dirt pads and when it rains, you'll get muddy. As many of my reviews in the past have stated, this is another park that has spent next to nothing on the park in the way of maintenance or updating the tables, sites, swing sets, or anything else. Concrete picnic tables that have been there for decades are crumbling. The only upgrades have been up to the Camp Store and boat ramp. But, if you're looking for a way to see the "old Florida", the place is worth a few days. Try and stay here during the week.
WOW! What a great state park. We stayed in the newer section called Palmetto Ridge site # 61, an ADA site. The bath houses are nicer than my home bathroom. Spotless, granite counter tops, tile throughout. The park is 12 miles from light pollution which enables you to see the stars in an unbelievable fashion. The wildlife is abundant. You will most likely have visitors throughout the night. Deer at dusk, gators everywhere, pink spoonbills, and many others. This park should be on every campers bucket list. Happy camping.
The park is extremely well kept and clean. The facilities are first rate. The pool and spa are spacious and very nice. The restrooms and showers were spotless. The Rt 10 Restaurant on site was great, limited hours of 3 till 9, but good food and adult beverages. The staff was exceptional. We will definitely stay again for weekend getaways.
Great location. Great staff. But the park needs remodeling. Clean the lake of debris, old fountain, and over grown vegetation. Plant flowers and take care of them. Remove rotten wood from planters, bath houses, lake side pickings. If they spent $10k, they could really make this park a premier KOA.
If you,re staying in Crystal River, Florida, this is the only RV park worth staying in. We stayed here in December of 2012, during the Christmas Holidays. The park is clean, the sites large and most separated by significant vegetation; thereby providing significant privacy. The clubhouse is very nice. The pool, small, but nice. The grounds are hilly, which for Florida, is rare. I highly recommend Rock Crusher RV Park
The park is old and shows its age. The sites are small and many are difficult to place a motorhome in. The speed bumps are ridiculously high and cause many trailers and campers to drag potions of their underside. Staff was nice. The pool needs to be replaced. It has so many coasts of paint on it that it looks uninviting. The park needs a major renovation but it is close to the perimeter (285).
You only have electric service, but if you don't mind filling up and emptying your tanks, some of the sites are great. Shaded, on the water or near the lake. For the money, it was a great park for three days.
A very clean park. Nice shaded sites. KOAs are always a risk, but this one is great. They do need to resurface the pool area and improve its over all look, but that was the only issue that I experienced.
If you like camping in a parking lot, this place is for you. Other campgrounds on the island are more beautiful and half the price. This may be the worst KOA I've ever camped in. They say they are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irene (2011), but the other parks have already completed their recovery. This park shouldn't charge more than $25.00 per night until they make it something other than a parking lot.
KOA used to mean some degree of quality. This park is terrible. The owners have not spent any money on upkeep or improvements. Many sewer connections are buried or 16 inches high, pads cracked, cable is poor and they haven't planted a tree, shrub or flower in 30 years. The picnic tables are falling apart, fire ants are everywhere, no shade and the water view is of a retention pond. At $35 a night, it is relatively cheap, but it is over priced for what you get.