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rating [ 4/10 ]
My review will probably be contrary to some of the other recent reviews. First their is a lot for families to do here. It is right on the ocean. From Block 1 North sites you can actually see the ocean. Both indoor and outdoor pools with a splash park and water slides. What more could a family ask for. Unfortunately we are not a family. We are a retired couple. The sites are crowded together. Yes our coach fit, but it was not fun getting it onto the site. The roads are narrow and crowded. The sites all have full hookups. Many golf carts are rented by the adults, then driven all over by the teenage kids. The speed limit is 10 mph. How fast can a golf cart go when the "pedal is to the metal"? The teenagers all seemed to be trying to find out. The golf carts rent for $56 per day. This seems quite high to me. The 6 seaters were even more. The park is BUSY! Quite noisy right up to and after quiet time which is 11 PM, not 10 PM as many other parks. It is an adventure to walk anywhere on the roads. Walking on the beach is very nice and safe. The ocean was a lot of fun, and the indoor pool was nice to clean off in, after a quick shower in the rooms next to the pool, to clean off the sand. The spa was very nice as well. If you are into family adventures for a weekend or week, then this is the place for you. But if you are looking for some relaxation and sightseeing, then perhaps one of the parks away from the beach would be better. Perhaps in the off season this would be nicer, but it just did not suit us.
rating [ 3/10 ]
Overall this park does not seem to care about customer service. Perhaps this is because they cater to weekend guests from Baltimore and do not really care what out of town guests say. Unfortunately there are not many alternatives in Maryland, especially near Baltimore. Overall the park is OK, not outstanding. The facilities are clean, but could use some updating. They do have things for kids to do. Again the playground equipment could use some TLC. Do not believe everything the web site states. For example the "petting zoo" is comprised of a pen with 2 goats and a sign on the fence that states the goats bite. The miniature golf costs extra, even for those guests that have paid extra to visit with a camper in the park. There are a lot of sites crowded together. Even the larger sites are not big although they have quite a few sites that can accommodate large rigs lengths. However you side neighbors will be close. Most of the roads are paved, but none of the sites are. They do have 50A/30A electric service and full hook ups with basic cable. Do not try to get your satellite to work, the entire park is heavily wooded. Our biggest problem with the park is their total lack of customer service. We voiced 2 separate questions which ultimately became complaints and the staff's response in both cases was "oh well". This take it or leave it attitude really put me off. They know basically they are about the only game in town so take it or leave it. For the quality of the park and the need for some TLC, we felt the prices were high, but again, there is little or no competition. I will probably be stuck going back when we visit our daughter only because there is nothing close other than this park, but I cannot recommend it for those wishing a quiet park to stay for a week when visiting Baltimore. It is pretty noisy on the weekend. Read all the reviews then decide for yourself.
rating [ 2/10 ]
What a joke! Miniature golf??? Looks to have been closed for years. Overgrown and not usable. Showers/restrooms right out of the 70's. Infested with flying bugs (no screen doors) If you have a seasonal site there is shade, if not, good luck. We were in the middle of a grassy field. Our MH sunk in about 3 inches before we left. NO SHADE AT ALL! Pool looks ok, but lots of kids splashing around. No night patrol or lights. Laundry also directly out of the 70's. This whole place needs huge amount of TLC. What sewer hookups there were (none in the non-seasonal sites) were just a corrugated plastic pipe sticking out of the ground. Scummy pond is still there. Who knows, perhaps this is where the sewer does go. You can find MUCH BETTER parks fairly close by. I will not be back and suggest you do not go there as well. THIS WAS THE PITTS!!!
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed for 3 weeks at Ocala Sun. The resort is very clean with a friendly staff. The restrooms and clubhouse are very clean. Nice outdoor heated pool. The sites are grass on sand. Sites are both pull through and back in. Some have 30 amp, most are 50 amp electric hookups. Our only complaint was the inability to move to a different site since we were scheduled for the season. Our site was in front of the waste water treatment plant, which at times was not pleasant. When another site was not available we looked elsewhere and left. Most of the pull-through sites were alternated from one road or the other and were quite close together. This would have been OK for a short stay but would have gotten old for a long stay. There were significant ant problems because of the soil, although Ocala Sun did provide ant products to help. Shopping was about 7 miles away with several choices of grocery stores.
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wilderness is one of the nicest resorts we have stayed at. We spent most of the winter season (2013 to 2014) at the Preserve Estates section. This Class A only section has VERY large concrete pads sites with full hookups. There is access to the Cross Florida Greenway and the Ocklawaha River with tours of the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers available. There is a heated pool outside the brand new clubhouse. The resort has a separate pool for each section with a full bath house, laundry room, recreation room, and exercise facility. You can't go wrong here. We have already made our reservations for next year. This resort has deeded lots for sale in all 3 sections. We are considering a purchase in the Preserve Estates section.
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