Should be called Camp Pack 'Em In. The roads to reach the park are winding and get you well away from traffic noise, but it wasn't difficult to get to. Our welcome was neither pleasant nor unpleasant. The only voluntary words were, "Sign here", three times. Once for the rules, once for the credit card and once to absolve the park for any damage to appliances caused by low voltage. Our voltage was fine. The park is quiet but has bright lights on high poles. Sites are set among the beautiful trees, making it necessary to fit them where possible. Our site was at a 75° angle to the next site, putting our back bumper 7' from theirs. Small concrete patios with an old picnic table, grass/dirt sites and very narrow gravel roads describe it. Most guests appeared to be long-term and a few had piles of 'stuff' filling the site. Restrooms were clean and functional but showing their age. Water was hot and had good pressure. We didn't attend the Bingo night but there are activities. Nice location on the water. We might have liked it better if we were boaters. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the park I have been looking to find for a stay of a few months. The rate reflects 483/mo. rate. Wi-Fi is available but weak unless you are close to the office area. I was told Bright House is looking at a total park system in the near future. The park has a marine and launch ramp right on the Homosassa River. It's $5 to launch and $5/night to keep your boat in the water. There is a boat/trailer storage area and plenty of room to walk your dog. Pool is small but nice. Some sites are larger than others but many large 5th wheels and motorhomes come and go. There are some sites occupied year round, but are not filled with junky old tin boxes. As far as the comments about difficulty getting there, any modern GPS will put you right on the door step as will the map supplied with their brochure. Full Wi-Fi would be welcome. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
"Off the beaten path" does not begin to describe this park. It is way off Route 19 and you must take very curvy roads to get there. It is very easy to get lost and we did. Just try turning around a 31 foot motorhome in this area!! They advertise "pull thru" and we reserved one but were given a "pull in" that we had to back out of when leaving. The park appears to be mostly seasonals and offers boat docks. So, I suppose it is acceptable if you bring your boat and spend most of your time on it. However, I prefer no bugs, no old trees dropping brown stuff all over my motorhome and no mud. We were there for 2 nights and the site stayed wet the entire time. Luckily we were visiting relatives in the area and were only looking for a place to park the RV and sleep. The staff in the office was very nice, but, I will look elsewhere next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kind of older park but very clean. Bathrooms spotless. Very clean pool and laundry. Boat ramp right to river and gulf. Noseeums were way worse than staff said they were on phone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was an excellent tree-filled county park that was quiet and offered access to lots of wildlife right at their dock. Interior roads were dirt, as were the sites. We stayed in #42 and it was perfectly level. We did have a lot of standing water in our site after 2 days of rain, but it dried fairly quickly and we were able to get around. Power was 50-amp and strong, water pressure was barely adequate at just under 40 psi. A nice sturdy table and fire pit were located at each site, with wood for sale at the office - although it was expensive. The park Wi-Fi was free and worked well, and the Verizon signal to our phones and Hotspot was excellent. The bath house was new and beautiful, with clean bathrooms and showers that provided several hooks and a bench for toiletries - nicely done! The laundry room was clean and consisted of 4 washers and 4 dryers, plus a nice folding table. The staff was friendly and helpful, and it was nice to be able to walk down to the dock and rent a kayak for the day. The Publix grocery store was just a couple miles away, as was a huge Shell station where we fueled up with diesel and hooked up the car. We would definitely stay at this nice park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a beautiful place! So many trees and right on Chassahowitzka River. Near the south bend in the river is a beautiful spring to swim in. We saw a family of manatee one day, and heard owls and foxes every night. Lots of good red fishing. The sites were spacious and well shaded. The only negatives were the no-see-ums, and the ubiquitous mud when it rained, and the very expensive washers and dryers ($2.25 each). Will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is a great place for family water activities. We stayed here on Saturday - Monday. The campground was crowded but the sites were spaced apart very nicely. Our site (#42) was a pull thru and provided plenty of space for the slides and awning. Even with lots of families and many children, the campground was very peaceful. Swimming in the Seven Sisters Springs is very refreshing. All of the campground personnel were very friendly. The camp sites are grass and dirt. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds in Florida. Off the beaten path, quiet, and a river that is abounding with wildlife. There is a boat ramp in the campground where you can rent canoes and kayaks. You can paddle down secluded creeks, and view the Seven Sisters springs that feed the river; or travel down the river itself to the gulf. Look out for manatees, alligators, dolphins, fish, and a myriad of birds. The campground is under new management, and has built a brand new shower/restroom/laundry building that is kept spotlessly clean. The sites are large and sheltered under huge live oak trees. On a practical note, there is a Publix near by, a Wal-Mart 3 miles north, and a major shopping area 20 minutes south. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is clean and not to hard getting in and out. There are a few sites which are tight. There was a pack of dogs at one site which sounded like the hounds of hell. The office manager did finally act and evicted them. We where the the 7 site to complain about the dogs. There manager was a bit snippy about the complaint stating if you are hear to bitch about he dogs I am working on it, and it was in a non joking way. The showers where not clean. We rented canoes from up the road, $13 per boat verse $30 per boat at the camp store. Over all Nice place for a weekend get away. Oh there was live music which was nice on Saturday night down on the docks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very quiet campground. Sites were large and fairly level. Loved the drive to the store where you could see the river. No discounts of any kind for camping so a little pricey. Would stay here again. We stayed 2 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are fairly close together. Bring your own firewood as they do not sell nor provide any. I thought it was a bit pricey at $40.41 including tax--but I was happy to have a place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent campground but it could use more attention by staff. The bathrooms were rarely cleaned and often without toilet paper. Not all sites at the campground have full hook ups, and the tent sites relied on the bathroom facilities. I had requested full hookups but was told there were none available when I made my reservation, however there were full hookup sites empty during my entire stay. Fortunately I had brought a portable septic storage tank which I relied on during my one week stay so I did not have to use the bathroom facilities. Laundry facility is available and wash/dry charges reasonable. The no se-ums were horrible and I learned from other campers that this had been an ongoing problem. Not much the campground staff can do about that I guess. My site was large and fairly level. There were no privacy barriers between the sites but there was space. The campground is adjacent to a boat ramp providing access to the Chassahowitzka River. Excellent area to kayak as well as great location to Crystal River area. This is a big plus for staying at the campground. I would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a county park located on the Chassahowitzka River south of Homosassa Springs. There is a boat ramp, canoe and kayak rental, and camp store a short walk from the campground. The campground is very wooded with some full hook up sites. Ours was a back in with water and electric and was wide enough for 3 slides. Our site was very tight to get into because of the trees but once we got set up it was a beautiful site. There is a nice laundry room. There is a Publix grocery store a few miles from the campground. Homosassa Springs State Wildlife park is located about 15 - 20 minutes from the campground. We enjoyed our stay and would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although this campground is in a great location and has very attractive sites, it could use some maintenance. Our site had broken glass and a glass bottle in it when we arrived, and the wooden picnic table had a big chunk out of it. The bath houses need a new floor. The vanity area and toilets were nice enough but the showers have no private changing areas, the water pressure is terrible, and there's no place to put your stuff. Great place for canoeing and fishing, though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bathrooms older, but clean. Bathhouse is a long walk from the tent sites, but right next to the RVs! What's up with that?? Tent sites were big and private from each other due to lots of woods, but you could still hear the Florida rednecks playing their music way too loud. The campground security never seemed to drive by when this was happening. Lots to do in the area. The river was amazing for paddling, and of course, the manatee are worth the visit alone. We camped here in a Tent.
Ya gotta see this place!! Woodsy, very rural setting in a very rural county, on the edge of a beautiful spring-fed river. Friendly folks manage this county park campground; just an easy-going inexpensive place to stay. Rent a canoe or a john-boat or bring your own. Our last trip we saw, very up-close and personal, a huge manatee, aligator, lots of fish, birds, turtles. Paddle to one of the many springs that feed this river swim in the crystal clear water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This park is one of our favorites. Woods abound. The Chassahowitzka River comes into the campground property, and kayaks/canoes are available for rent. The store stocks most supplies you could want, including ice cream. It is lovely and peaceful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The people were very nice. We had to pay cash for the site, or be charged a $2.00 fee. The store/office had plenty of supplies for everything you can imagine, including fish bait and tackle. The campground is set up like a boating/fishing camp. Bugs were horrible, so don't forget the bug spray. Campfires were allowed and each site a fire ring provided. Security, OK - we happened to be right next to the couple on duty for the night - no problems. Pet's vaccination paperwork/license are required. Lots of dogs in this park. No place to really "run them". The sites were sandy, and and no concrete pads, but if you carry a rake, it can be nice. Woodsy with oh so much shade (hence the bugs). Lots of traffic using the boat ramp and clearly not campers, just boating. Plenty of snowbirds, and "residential" campers, but still very nice, and enough space between to have privacy. The showers/bathroom were not very nice. No security (even though there's a lock and pass code system, door needs to be fixed), and when inside the shower, you only have a curtain. Some of the campers not so "pretty". Probably harmless, but hanging around the bathrooms. Kids were in the bathrooms a lot. There's a separate section for tent campers only. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The rate cited reflects a monthly stay. This would be a great campground if the owners weren't so greedy. They seem to have crammed as many sites as they could into it. Section F is the worst. If you have your patio mat out and your neighbor extends their slideout, they are just about touching. The roads throughout the campground are narrow. In Section F, the sites along the water are parallel to the road. The combination of the narrow roads, narrow sites, and the parallel sites causes a major problem when trying to back into your site. The parallel sites are also close together. Some have only a foot or two between the back of one RV and the front of another, so it's difficult for the owners of those RVs to walk around them. The main reason most people come to this park is to be close to the water, but access to the water is completely blocked in Section F unless you're in one of the parallel sites described above. Most of the sites in this campground are taken by permanent or seasonal residents. Another problem throughout the campground is drainage. When it rains, large puddles form and even after several days the ground is wet. I've seen several RVs get stuck in the mud. This could be alleviated if the owners would only fill in the low spots. The one good thing about this campground is the clubhouse complex which consists of a hall, the bath/shower rooms, and the laundry. The bath/showers and the laundry are very clean. The laundry has three regular washers ($1.75), several larger washers ($2) and two very large capacity washers ($4). The dryers are all large capacity (25¢ for 7 minutes). This area of Florida is wonderful. Lots to do here including swimming with the manatees. We will probably return to this area, but definitely not to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We happened to be here during "Chili Cookoff" weekend and the place was hopping! We drive a bus and, while a bit tight getting down the main lane, people moved to the side to let us through and I never sweated it a bit. Sites are ordinary, but pressure was good and power was clean and the sewer went somewhere else. Can't ask for more. The pool was nice and clean, as were the restrooms. The kids didn't complain about the showers. I liked riding my bike around the campground and everyone was really, really friendly. If we had more than three days there I would have liked to go to "Wings and Things" at their waterside bar. It was cheap enough and I heard that the wings are good. We also missed the chili, go figure, because we rented a pontoon boat one day and kayaks the next. Therein lies my one complaint. The boats had too many broken or missing things. For instance, the radio was broken and some large-backed individual totally destroyed the seat back on the pontoon, rendering it useless and causing discomfort to the captain (me). The same person appears to have used our kayaks, as the backs were just gone. This makes the whole ride uncomfortable. I know it costs money, but the campground should repair these types of things. Overall though, this was a fun place with plenty to do in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park; we stayed on the water and had Manatees swimming right outside our RV. The campground has been installing new boardwalks on water. Park personnel were very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here again to give park a second/third chance. This park needs to upgrade. Most of it was underwater when we visited during scallop season. There is no where for the water to go to once it rains, and with Florida rains, it makes it nasty. It seems the new manager just can't get it together. The only good thing about the park is the security officer, at least he is here. Don't know if we will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent 2 nights here while we were staging for the FMCA SEA rally in Brooksville. The road were paved the sites were not. They were a bit tight and you had to be somewhat selective on what site you took. Their 30 amp service plug was kind of caddy wampum but the power was clean. The showers were limited and there were street lights everywhere at night. They have a nice club house and you can get a cheap breakfast there from 0800-1000 hrs I had coffee 2 eggs grits and toast for $5. They were also running a 2 for 1 special so it only ran $36 for 2 nights. Check their site for specials. This place is close to the rivers and water sites cost about $44/night. This was the crown of 1969 technology and they are slowly upgrading. All in all a good park but nothing too fancy. In a word I'd say comfortable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was just a six. Face it: the place is run down, and the floods bad when it rains. I saw some tenters loose it all in the middle of the night due to the floods. The "perms" are a little out of control. I just was barely able to back my 25' travel trailer in because of a broken down truck across the street, that was part way in the street. When asked if he could move it the answer was, " IT DON'T CRANK." Turns out this guy was also one of the park rangers. The staff was nice, especially the guy at the boat ramp. If they would just clean up some of the trashy units here, it could be a 7 or 8, due to it's location on the water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you are looking for the perfect place, this may not be for everyone. Yes, the sites are small, yes the place is older, but they keep it up and its a lot nicer than when we were last here. It has not changed a lot. If you have a boat the spots on the water with a dock are nice, but small. No king sized 5th wheel models are going to fit on some of the waterfront sites. Cable was great, and there was 60 channels. Staff and all people staying there were friendly. We will come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Exceptional waterfront location on Hall's River leading to Homosassa River, springs and Gulf, but sad to report that this place is very run down. All the amenities were here at one time, but now many are in only fair to poor condition. Fair number of full time RV residents with attendant junk sitting around. Many sites, if not all, have a concrete (porch) pad, thankfully because the balance of the site I was on was very low elevation and very muddy after only a moderate rain. My "full service" site had 50 amp service (only) so it was lucky that I had a 30 amp pigtail adapter for my trailer. TV cables running all around, on top of the ground. Amazing that anything worked, but it did. If you want river access, get a site near the river (at a premium $$), other sites are a long distance from the common facilities: pool, clubhouse, etc. I can recommend another campground with river access, boat ramp, docks, and pool in Old Homosassa, which I think is far better, but it's not found in many CG guides. Camp N Water CG 11465 W. Priest Lane, (352)628-2000, rate quote $38 per night. Have visited, but not stayed there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I camped here for 2 weeks with 9 other rigs. The people here are very nice and did everything they could to please us. It is crowded on the weekends, but they have their people available to help with any problems. Sites are well maintained. I will camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground itself is ok, kind of run down and it seems there were more permanent guests than I prefer, but if you like to go to the springs you will not find a better place to camp. With just a short boat ride you will be enjoying yourself and swimming at the springs with the manatees. This campground has a lot of potential if it were to be cleaned up. We camped with 2 small children and a dog. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The location of this park is great if you like to ride around in a boat or fish. The park is run down and is in need of a face-lift and a good cleaning. Looks like some updating is in progress like Wi-Fi and new power boxes. The park administration were very disorganized. Not sure if it's their reservation system or just overwhelmed. Our reservation was incorrect and our site was double booked. There is cable hook up but the cable didn't work. Most sites were narrow due to trees, some not accommodating slides, but they are level. If you like to drink beer all day and ride around in a golf cart you may like staying at this park. We will not stay here again. There is a park down the rode "Camp and Water" that looks nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The electrical has still not been upgraded. I saw a fan at one of the electrical boxes keeping it cool so it wouldn't trip. We still like the campground but is in desperate need of maintenance and updating. Most of the sites do not have cable any more. We were told the manager got tired of people stealing the cable wire so started yanking the cable out. Very busy campground with a lot of boats and pick up's parked everywhere. You certainly have a lot to look at. I don't consider the campground a resort. It was a neat campground a few years ago but sadly to say it is getting run down. (800) 301-7880 We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful little park located right on Halls River in the middle of manatee country. The campground staff were very friendly and helpful. The facility is layed out well, with the riverfront, a small lagoon in the center of the cg area. The sites near or on the river looked to be mostly long term. We stayed in one of the a couple of hundred yards from the river front, but it is a very easy and pleasant walk down to the marina and the grille. There is a large clubhouse with many activities such pot luck supper and ice cream socials. The marina has pontoon boats and other fishing boats for rent. The "permanent" sites with park model trailers, is in an area that is somewhat isolated from the main campground. This campground is in an excellent location for exploring the Homosassa/Crystal River area and is close to many good restaurants. There is a Publix supermarket just up the street and it is near a Wal-Mart. We would definitely stay at this RV Park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The resort is more for a family type and/or for fishermen, provided that they have a boat at their disposal. The resort is approximately 6 miles (boat ride) from the golf of mexico, however, the fishing in the rivers and Golf is abundant and the water ride is quite save, even for small boats. The facility provides approximately 150 sides for daily or weekly or monthly renting and on top of that there is approximately 100 more spaces that are used for people staying there for long periods. The sites are not quite levelled, therefore, I had to use some support under the wheels of my 5th W. to keep it balanced and the sites facing the small lake and at the river are quite narrow but sufficiently large to park the unit with the slide-out. The facilities there are clean and at a reasonable distance from every campsites, however, some of them are in need of some maintenance (i.e. the doors may be in need of some painting, the showers' taps may not be well screwed in and the recreation room may be in need of some renovation), however, I have no problem in using and/or recommending this camp to our readers. In order to be more factual, I wish to clarify two points from the guideline; (1)I spent 3 months there (Jan-Feb-Mar) and (2)the rates were broken down per night, week, months, 6 months and for a year with the cost in accordance with the length of the period of staying. A negative comment on this campsite could be that the electrical system was in need of some maintenance, however, I was told that in the 2006,they are going to upgrade all hydro system of the resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed here for a week. Excellent access to fishing and all of the Nature Coast. Wonderful, quiet, clean. Owners were very kind and friendly as this was our first experience in our new 5th wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.