This is the third year we have stayed here for the race and they are trying to grade the roads, but they are still very sandy and uneven. Nice friendly people that are trying very hard to make the campground as nice as they can. We will keep coming back.
Our Cub Scout Pack camped here under the KOA Scout special of $5 per day. We had 20 people, and everyone loved it. The staff was friendly, and they gave us enough sites to comfortably put up our tents, kitchen and fire pit. The showers and bathrooms were very clean, garbage was picked up frequently, and the kids pool was great. I have stayed here many times in a cabin and my trailer, and I this is the best KOA I have ever stayed at.
This is our second time staying at this park; this time over Thanksgiving. The staff is always friendly and happy to help. They went the extra mile to put up some great holiday decorations. We will stay here again when we get the chance.
Stayed here two nights on our way to North Carolina and the Coca Cola 600. The trees are all around and form a great canopy. The island is full or historic buildings, sea turtle center, water park, bike paths, and beaches. The campground is in a natural setting befitting the island, no pool but a pleasant place to stay while exploring.
We stayed here on the weekend special, which includes 2 nights and 4 tickets to Lion Country Safari for 2 days for about $100. This is the best deal. We've been here many times before and everything is always clean and kept up.
Stayed here for the Coca Cola 600. This was our first time camping at a track and it was a pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly and they showed a movie and had a fishing tournament during the stay. Without the race, I would not recommend staying here unless you are passing through or just want to make the rounds to the race shops.
Stayed here last year for the race. Roads are currently being filled with old ground up asphault, which they were in desperate need of repair. Cement slabs are getting very old and many need to be replaced. Very friendly staff and they had lot's of activities during the stay (BBQ, scavenger hunt, ice cream social, etc.). I think they are trying to do what they can to freshen up the campground but they still have a lot to do.
Normally stay in KOA's but gave this a shot after viewing on Google Earth and reading reviews. We were not disappointed. Stayed in a super site near the pool and had a wonderful time. The pool was nice, we saw a bunch of small (3') alligator's in the pond and saw about 10 deer one night in the area by the pond. If you don't have an RV or have friends that don't, the cottages look great and everyone we met liked them. You can walk to Old Town and everything else is close by. But once you are inside the campground, you would never know there was a busy world just outside the entrance.
We stayed here for the Daytona Pepsi 400. Didn't expect all the sandy roads and sites on a hill. The roads are not packed down, so your wheels do sink into the sand. They have a few sites behind the office for big rigs that are on flat terrain. Everything is fairly old but clean and they leave some toys by the pool for the kids, which is nice. A note in our welcome package informed us that they are no longer going to be a KOA. Not sure if that was their choice or KOA's. I did not see any security and there is no security gate, although we felt safe. We will probably be coming back next year.
Camped here for Father's Day weekend and they had a bunch of activities lined up. They had a Sunday morning pancake breakfast (free for Father's) and a mini-golf tournament. Unfortunately, the mini-golf tournament was on Sunday after most people left and the person running it was over 30 minutes late. This is our 3rd time coming here and never had had, a bad experience.
This is the third time we have been at this KOA in the past six months. Some people say that there is nothing to do on Pine Island. Well, that is somewhat the point. Pine Island is not developed. You will not find any condos, only one gas station, one supermarket and one drug store is on the island. Fishing is the main leisure activity and the waters around Pine Island and close-by Sanibel Island are some of the most beautiful. Of course, Ft. Meyers and Coral City are not too far. Get a spot on the lake and wake up to some of the most beautiful birds that you will ever see.
Brought our new boat down from Ft. Lauderdale to spend 5 days relaxing and boating. Sugarloaf has its own boat launch, gas and about 10 boat slips. Be careful of the strong current coming back into the marina. It is the perfect location to launch your boat to go out to Looe Key Reef, one of the best snorkeling and diving reefs. The facilities are well maintained but it does get extremely hot in the summer. Most of the sites are on crushed coral. They have a large area for tenting but we chose a waterfront site with mangroves with an opening to view the water. There was plenty of room for our tent, boat and van. We were there during the start of lobster season, so it was very busy with boaters, which everyone may not like.
We were very impressed at the facilities at this KOA. There was something to do on the calendar each day we were there. My son and I even watched Batman Returns outside on a huge (like 30') screen that the staff sets up to show complimentary movies each week. We used this campground as our base to go to Busch Gardens and planned on bringing our boat to launch at the nearby public boat launch. Will definitely be back.