I have to correct some of the poor reviews this park has gotten earlier. We have been camping for 11 of the past 15 months and have stayed in a lot of RV parks east of the Mississippi, and this park is one of the nicest we've stayed in. The sites are long and wide, mostly pull-throughs, with level concrete pads and large lawn areas. Most have some view of the Mississippi River and the park is very quiet. There is a wonderful paved walking path along the river and Natchez is a five minute drive over the river. Rough neighborhood? Ridiculous, the closest neighborhood is quite a ways away and it isn't Beverly Hills, but it didn't appear unsafe to drive through to me! Dusty roads? The roads are gravel, but not as dusty as many we've seen. Wi-Fi doesn't work? Well, this was true, but we've long ago given up counting on RV park Wi-Fi to work, as they seldom do. We didn't use the showers or laundry facilities so I can't comment, but the office and all the grounds are lovely and clean. Don't hesitate to come and stay here.
This is a beautiful but primitive park with the most wonderful beaches anywhere. Loop A is walking distance from the gulf side beach ( just barely) but the other loops are too far to carry stuff on foot, but a very short drive. There are showers and restrooms at the beach. One campground restroom was closed completely, and all the rest were really worn out and not very comfortable to use; you may be a long walk from a bathroom depending on your site. Some sites are very roomy, some are tighter. We saw many osprey, some armadillos, and heron. It is a long slow drive to any stores or places to eat, and the road can close due to flooding. But worth it all for the beaches and interesting fort, and a great value particularly with the senior discount.
We stayed here for about four months this year and plan to come back next year as well. Overall it is a great place to spend the winter in Florida we would rate it very highly. Negatives: They claim to have WiFi but it is not usable. The landscaping is sparse--sketchy grass, stickers that get in dogs' feet, very few trees. Spaces are of various sizes and pretty close together. Parking is tight during Jan-Mar. The office help acts like you are disrupting their day whenever you ask a question or have an issue. Positives: This is the friendliest and most active RV park we have ever stayed at. There are so many things to do every day and people are so friendly. There are "happy hours" every day at 4 at sites all over the park and anyone is welcome to drop in. It is like a big neighborhood in Leave-it-to Beaver land or a college dorm for the over 55 set. Dinner dances, bike trips, cards and games of all kinds, tons of people at the pool and everyone is outdoors walking and chatting all day. It is generally quiet at night. The Bonita Springs area is a delightful place to spend time--great beaches, great restaurants, and night life. Interesting natural areas nearby, cultural events in Naples and Ft. Myers, and the best weather anywhere in the country in the winter. We highly recommend and hope to see you there next year!
We stayed here for 4 weeks in October/November and liked it quite a bit. Pros: very helpful and friendly staff, well-stocked RV supply store, good location, spotless bath/shower rooms, nice trees, decent size sites. Con: traffic noise was loud and constant, but we didn't really hear it inside (but if it were warmer out and we spent time outside, it would have been annoying). Unlike other reviewers, I didn't find the park hard to navigate or run down or crowded. We also liked the neighborhood and found a few decent coffee shops nearby, including one that had a bluegrass jam on Friday nights. It is a bit longer ride to downtown than the other major parks in Nashville, but not bad. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here and would come back.
This is a very nice park, very "woodsy" with nice views of the lake from many sites. There are mostly seasonal units, a lot of hills and sharp curves. We liked the isolation while being walking distance from the activities of Wiers Beach. A few spaces have sewer, but most don't. This would be a great place for families with kids during the summer, very quiet and peaceful after Labor Day.
We loved Seven Points, even though we couldn't get one of the better campsites. This is the closest public campground to downtown Nashville (20 minute drive) and like other COE parks is well maintained and clean. The setting is beautiful and the sites are very private. Some of the waterfront sites are spectacular. One of the best campgrounds we've experienced. The rate we paid reflects the senior access discount.
As others have written, Cherry Hill Park is very convenient to Washington DC, has fairly nice amenities (pool, cafe, dog area, etc.) and is a bit on the expensive side. Like most commercial parks, the sites were somewhat small and there is not a lot of privacy. Our site is all gravel with a picnic table. Since the park is only about 1/2 full, we were able to pick a site with a screen of bushes on our picture window side, but most of the sites would be looking right at a neighbor. The wifi is pretty strong but the connection drops frequently. The store has a good selection of RV supplies, which is handy. Overall this isn't our favorite type of campground, but they do a good job for the niche they fill.
We really loved Gulf State Park. The park has suffered a lot of damage from Hurricane Ivan and a forest fire last year, but it is still beautiful and has a lot to offer. We had a site on the north side facing the fire site, but it was very beautiful and green and the views of the sunset were spectacular. People were very friendly, the bike paths were amazing, the area is filled with great restaurants and the beaches were nice. Unlike the Florida state parks, there is no stay limit during the off season (before April 1) so there are a lot of snowbirds who stay all winter. We will definitely go back.
This is a permanent resident park with a few open sites that they rent out for shorter stays. We stayed here one night and it was pretty convenient to Birmingham, quiet and reasonable. Don't expect any interaction with neighbors or social life.
This campground is more like a park than a campground. It is set among beautiful large trees and there is not much low vegetation so even many of the non-waterfront sites have a view of the lake. Sites are pretty close together but the "pinwheel" design makes many of the sites feel very private and separate. Well maintained like other COE campgrounds. Downtown Nashville was about a 30 minute drive away, so not as close as Seven Points campground. Rate we paid was with the senior access pass.