This was our last chance to camp at a 1000 Trails Preserve on our trial membership from Lazy Days. The campground is mostly dirt and gravel roads that are very dusty. The lake is actually pretty small, more of a pond. You can pick shaded or out in the open sites. For a limited number of preserves (59) that are private and gated I expected a WOW factor for 1000 Trails which I did not get. The preserve was clean well maintained but again no WOW factor. A WOW factor for a campground to me would be an Army Corp of Engineers campground. They do not have sewer connections but are gorgeous and site are fairly large. I have decided that 1000 Trails is not my camping style.
We needed a nice place to stop on our way to Tampa. Flamingo Lake is right off of the highway. In fact you can see the cars and trucks buzzing by. This was great for an overnight but I did not like all the traffic noise. Staff was very friendly and the place was set up nicely and clean.
This RV park was OK for a night or two when we picked up our new fiver from Lazy Days. Not a place I would go out of my way to stay at. The grounds were clean, other RVer's were friendly. Sites were basically in the open. They have Wi-Fi but we could not pick it up at our site and we were close to the check in building. I would call this a good place to overnight on the way to another RV campground.
Nightly rate was for 50amp service. Main sites are notched into a hillside. Many folks had a hard time leveling their RV's. Sites need to be repaved. Tennis court was in bad shape. Grounds needed work and some better plantings. There was barely enough room outside our fiver for two lawn chairs. The sign coming into the preserve said 1000 Trails/NACO. Staff was friendly. Not really a place I would come back to. TLC and money would dramatically change this place. Lake Hartwell is down quite a bit due to drought over last few years.