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12/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
I rated this park a 5 because of the fact it's a primitive campground area. Take CR 832 from highway 29 near Felda. Then turn on the last road on the right called Wild Cow Grade. The road into the campground is gravel but not bad. The numbered sites on Panther Pond would be too small for anything over roughly 27 feet and are well shaded. However just a little farther in there is an open field area that would take a big rig and generators are allowed to be run there. I've seen deer, hogs, a bobcat, otters, gators and many bird species. The quiet and scenery are great and well off the busy typical park. Miles of roads and trails. I find it better than Everglades national park.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a small park close to local attractions. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is fast and had a good signal. No extras such as playgrounds, but a big field with a volleyball net was available. The bathrooms were clean, but as my 17 year old said: "Kind of ghetto." A little work would make this a great place to stay.
07/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
We were camped in a free place in Mark Twain Forest and with no power the heat was brutal. I am on a small disability pension and was dead broke the day before I got paid. We counted up our change and was 2 bucks short. The owner kindly accepted that amount. The power for air conditioning was a huge relief as I was close to heat exhaustion. His kindness means a lot in my book. There is only 2 RV sites with full hookups. The other shaded area was for tents. Hookups were rough: one power box was taped together. For a rough place to stay close to the beautiful river and springs, it will do the trick. For looks I rate it a 3 but the people I'd rate a 10.
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is run by the town. The small river looks great for wading around in and good for trout fishing. Sites are gravel but level. Check in is manual: fill form in and drop cash in an envelope and stick it through the door. Was an OK spot, but not fantastic.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
My son and I stopped here for 1 night but ended up returning for a week due to low cash reserves. 110 a week and 250 a month with utilities included. Park is just outside West Plains and is clean and well kept. The owner is pleasant and checking in was easy. The only down side is no shade trees of any size and not much to do close by.
03/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I happened to stop here looking for a camp with power as I had been dry camping at Mitchell Landing and needed power to run my air conditioner. Guy at office was very pleasant and had me booked in quickly. There are two small lakes and most sites are waterfront. Kind of rustic looking but clean and neat. Wi-Fi was good but slow at times. Don't forget: you're in the middle of nowhere so any Wi-Fi was great. It was quiet and is gated for security. I'm still here and may stay one more day. Ask about the "Skunk Ape" or check out the website.
02/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
This was a nice place with lots of tree cover, but the sites haven't been raked in a long time. Generally looked pretty run down, but my power, water, and sewer worked fine. Wi-fi was marginal about a quarter of the way into the park. It was very quiet, and there was only one trailer besides mine in the camp. This is off season, though, and I suspect things will get busy in summer as there is tubing and canoeing on the river. Picnic tables look very old and rickety, and fire ring was an old truck rim. I think it will be a good family spot to stay, but no pets allowed. It just had an unused rustic look to the place.
12/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
I was here at a slow time in the season and it was a little on the cool side. The sites are bare ground but were clean and level. The spring itself is beautiful and cave divers were here daily. Saw 2 manatees and lots of vultures. Staff was friendly and helpful. You can swim in the spring: which is a constant 72 degrees and crystal clear. You can fish, scuba dive, rent a canoe or kayak. All in all a great spot with lots to do. Just wish it had internet.
11/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
I stopped here looking for one nights rest. The staff was very polite and helpful. The campground is catering to mostly permanent setups and the newest RV in was at least 20 years old. I did not see any open sites except for the small one they put me on. It would be too small for anything over my 21 footer. I did my laundry here and while the machines have been well used. Some had rust and some were out of order. My clothes came out clean and dry. Everything remotely movable was chained and padlocked. If you want cheap camping and not a large rig it would be OK, but if rough looks aren't your style I would keep looking elsewhere.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very scenic place to camp at and the drive there was interesting too. They were allowing overnight campers to access the beach because they were still working on the levee after hurricane damage. The only negative in my view was the lack of any shade but suspect the hurricane had a part in that. There was only 2 other units camped while I was there and the quiet along with the endless beach was priceless.
10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I came upon this park by chance and was glad I did. This campground is located in bayou and swamp country so lots of mosquitos. You can moor your boat at your own dock at some sites. I was surprised to have excellent wi-fi internet. The camp host went out of his way to show me around since I was from Ontario, and he really made the stay even better. There are cabins to rent on the water also. Washrooms were clean and also free laundry facilities--which was a real plus. This is a great camping spot if you want quiet and wilderness settings. Expect to see whitetail deer, wild pigs, snakes, alligators, and bugs. I would have stayed longer but they were booked full for the weekend, so reservations may be a good idea. For the price--18 dollars it is well worth a visit.
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