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03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Visited this campground once again and it just keep getting better. The sites are huge and the park is allowing the vegetation to grow, which allows for privacy. My only objection this trip is not the park's fault, but a fellow camper on a site across the street was breaking every rule in the book. There was a temporary fire ban placed into effect and they were told twice by the park rangers to put their campfire out, they did not. They were also tearing down trees from the woods and using them as firewood. This is a definite violation of park rules. Also loud mouths and loud music was very irritating. I only bring this up to remind others to please follow the state parks rules. It makes for an enjoyable experience for all of us!
12/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an older Florida State Park campground. I reserved a site for two nights. I called ahead to make sure my 38' triple-slide Class A would fit into the sites. I was told by the park office "Yes". I just happened to be in the area before this weekend and stopped by the park to check out the sites. No way could my motorhome fit into the site I reserved through Reserve America. As a matter of fact, there were probably only 3 to 4 sites that would accommodate anything over 35'. The dump station would also be a problem for a large Class A. This is a nicely wooded campground and the park itself is great. I caution anyone with a large motorhome to ask many questions at the park office before reserving a site. Also, ask where the tent pad is located if your potential site has one. Most of the tent pads are part of the back in driveway. They told me the site I reserved was 53 x 16 feet. With the tall trees on each side of the site, I would not have been able to use the picnic table or the fire ring. All I would have had room for was the RV and that's it. Tents, Class C's and small Class A's will work just fine in this campground.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This state park is one of the best in Florida. The sites are huge. Back-in sites are even big rig friendly. The continued growth of the vegetation between the sites is allowing more and more privacy. The staff is extremely friendly. Only real complaint is their over priced firewood. It is small pieces and is usually wet and/or green. We are bringing our own wood next time. Nice picnic and playground area. There is a museum on the grounds, but have never seen it open. Plenty of hiking trails.
08/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is not a bad park, but it is mostly a mobile home park with the campground being just a small part of the property. There are numerous seasonal campers parked permanently in the RV portion that are obvious winter residents. The lake is very small, (large pond actually), and it is overgrown with vegetation along the shoreline. There are also houses just across the water. The place is nice, clean, etc. It is just not a lakefront "resort" for vacationing or weekend camping. It is, however, very close to Silver Springs and shopping.
05/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is an excellent place to camp. The park is in the process of reviving the live concerts they were once known for. The sites are grass and, for the most part, level. All electric is 50amp but they have 30 amp cables available in the office. Some minor problems in the park when it rains, but a far cry from giving them a poor review. There are no problems with management or staff members. Will definitely camp here again when we return to the area.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice campground with a boat ramp and docks directly on the St. Johns river. It is off the noisy roads. They offer a boat slip at a discounted rate if you are camping. They also have pontoon boats for rent. Combination of shade and sun sites. All sites are grass, but they are level. They are in the process of installing permanent grills and fire rings at the sites. Very friendly staff. Definitely will camp there again.
06/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here as an overnight stop. Staff very friendly and helpful getting you checked in and to your site. Nothing fancy, but was a good place for me to stop for the night, hook-up and relax. Extremely easy in and out for my 38' w/car in tow.
06/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
Visited here last year and gave a better review. Decided to rent a pull-through site this year and was told I could only use half of the site although my receipt clearly stated I had rented two sites. (The one I parked in and the one directly behind me.) Upon being told how to park, the lady steered me directly into a tree, which scratched the corner of my new RV. I had to yell at her to stop her parking directions because she was bound and determined to back me into this tree. I then had to pull up as far to the front of the site as I could in order for my rear slide to miss the tree, which it didn't. The second person trying to park me stated they would go and get some equipment to trim the tree branch ends so my slide would not be scraped by them. The manager then showed up and told me they were not going to cut/trim any trees without the park owners visual supervision. He offered to move me to another site, but I just settled for this one and decided to live with the aggravation of the tree. Then there was no room in front of my coach to park my car and I decided to use the space behind me. I was told cars were to be parked parallel in front of campers and no parking was permitted in empty sites. When I asked why both site numbers were on my receipt if I could not use the one behind me for parking, I was told, "This is the parking policy of this park." I had to park my car in their overflow parking area for the entire week while the space behind me remained empty. I don't know what has happened from last year to this year, but I personally felt extremely uncomfortable being here with the present people running the place and I will not return. Nice park, but weird management attitude. And, for gosh sakes, trim your trees! RV's and fifth wheels need the camping space. The trees will survive some slight trimming to accommodate your customers!
04/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a former Encore RV Park, but has changed name and ownership. Management and staff remained in place and provide as excellent service as with previous owner. Stayed here last year and have noticed no change in quality of service or cleanliness of park. This is a great place for overnight or for an extended stay. Extremely convenient to Gainesville and Ocala and is easy on/off from I-75 whether you are traveling north or south. I like this park and will continue to return on future visits to the area.
05/2005
rating [ 1/10 ]
Sorry for the bad review, but this place has nothing but grassy and poorly packed lime rock sites. Nothing else. No clubhouse, shower facilities, restrooms or even a staffed office. Don't bother stopping. This is an old trailer park with several mobile homes still present. There is a lot of teenage traffic on the property after dark. Highly suspect possible drug trades going on. The cars would come in, stop for a few minutes with another car and then both would leave. Take my advise, drive on by.
12/2005
rating [ 5/10 ]
An O.K. place to stay if doing business at Lazy Days RV Sales and or Camping World. Possibly an O.K. place for rallies, but this is definitely not the place for any other type of stay. Sites are small, close together and short. My RV had to overhang the rear of the pavement in order to park my towed vehicle sideways in front. I was nearly hit in the rear by a larger RV trying to get backed in on the site behind me while they were being supervised by a Rally park attendant. They, too, had to get enough room in the front of their rig for a towed vehicle. The small sites are very surprising considering Lazy Days owns the park and they specialize in big rig sales. One would think their own park would be big rig friendly! There are a few positives, however. Morning paper, excellent cable reception, complimentary food, trash pick-up, etc.
10/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
A very pleasant experience. Great folks checking you in and helping you to your site. Even offered to help hook up coach. And stopped by later to make sure everything was alright. Very clean. A little noisy from nearby highway, but that is the only thing wrong. Just stayed overnight, but will definitely be back.
10/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place to stay if you enjoy wooded, large campsites and the peace of being in the country. A little far from shopping, but no big deal! Closest shopping center is aproximately 10 miles. Only complaint while staying here was the noisy dogs in nearby sites. Seems quiet time is not really enforced. Not a real problem, just slightly annoying! Several large pull through sites.
05/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
A great campground located in the Ga Veterans State Park. SAM Shortline Excursion railroad makes a stop on the property. Most sites are either lake front or lake view. A nice place to stay!
05/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wonderful RV Park just outside Maggie Valley. Grounds are well kept and all public facilities were extremely clean. Individual private bathrooms with shower, etc... , in Rec House. Sites are slightly "tight" to back in larger rigs and fifth wheels due to narrow driveways and the way you must park your car. Not a negative, just an observation! No problem with my 35' Class A. Just may take a couple of tries to get backed in. Wonderful creekside sites in park are available. Planned activities during the week (live music, bingo, community campfires, etc). A fun place to stay. All WNC and East TN. attractions are close by.
06/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice RV park right off I-75 at Orange Lake exit north of Ocala. All sites are level concrete pads with picnic tables and room to spread out. Nice grounds and well kept landscaping. Very clean. Between Gainesville and Ocala. Perfect for overnight. Noticed they have weekly, monthly and reasonable seasonal rates. Both pull-throughs and back-ins. Big rig friendly!
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