We love to camp throughout the Southeast. This campground is our go-to spot when we're just wanting to get away for the weekend. I thought I'd share our pleasure. We are locals in Atlanta and if we need a weekend away close to home, for whatever reason, we choose this place. The mainly large sites, the safety of locked gates at night, the wooded sites many with wood decks are why we continue to frequent this campground.
Having a sewer site at a FL State Park is wonderful! We loved this park. The sites are so very spacious that we felt completely isolated. The bathrooms were modern and clean. The only downfall was that the actual state park was about a 5 minute drive. There is a place to put in a kayak, but I wish we were closer to the activity. There's so much to do in the area and Crystal River. We loved our 5 night visit and will definitely return!!
Once again, we're thrilled with our stay at McKinney. Because we live about 45 minutes away, this is our favorite campground which is close to home. It's very shaded, with huge hardwoods. Many sites have little trails down to the water. We stayed in site 103 which was great and off the beaten path. Gates close at 10pm, so make sure you're on the inside. We'll definitely continue to use McKinney! Oh, bathrooms are too far to walk to if in a hurry. This might not be a great place for little ones if you need to use their bathrooms.
We stayed here during the Wanee Festival. I hope that people don't panic because of the nightly rate. We stayed in Special Persons for $500 for 3 nights. The volunteers and people were so wonderful. I had a fantastic time. The music was great, the facilities were more than adequate, and the experience was phenomenal. I can't wait to go back to this park next year! What a great place to find peace, love, and happiness with 25K of my favorite people! Thanks Spirit of Suwannee!!
Just came back from the best campground ever. Huge private sites, clean wonderful bathroom (heating and A/C), very nice paved paths and bike paths, great access to the beach (although a 1/4 mi walk), great access to beach wheelchairs for our handicapped child. I can't say enough about this place. We saw snakes, rabbits, squirrels (don't feed them), lizards...Walmart is right across the street, Publix is about 1.5 mi away. Great shopping and outlets. Great 4G service on my phone. Will be back again next year for sure.
What a wonderful park. We really lucked out in visiting here. The campground is so nice; we stayed in the Hickory Loop, close to the springs, boardwalk and playground. Chiefland has stores and restaurants close by (a Wal-Mart Super center). Cedar Key was a wonderful old Florida fishing town to visit 30 minutes away. If you go, eat Tony's yummy Clam Chowder. Stop at the wholesale clam place and ask for a tour. An $18 bag of clams are easy to steam on the grill at the campsite: yum! We saw 11 manatee, many deer, buzzards galore, a raccoon, and other birds. The Spanish moss in the trees, the quiet Suwannee River, the unbusy-ness, were so relaxing. My two (14 and 16) loved swimming in the springs, and searching around for animals. The dirt roads and sites are a little pest, but it was worth it for the great experience! Verizon 3G was very sketchy.
After deciding we'd weather the cold, we went on a camping trip to Indian Springs after a friend's recommendation. It was the best decision we have ever made. It was only 1 hour south of Atlanta, and it was so serene. The bathroom was clean (and very warm), the sites were spacious, and the trip was very restful. We enjoyed visiting High Falls State Park during the day (this is a very busy campground, we prefer the quiet). Open Air BBQ (down the road) was yummy. We loved their $30 special. The lake was bigger than I thought, and there were plenty of letterboxes hidden for our scavenging enjoyment!
This is our 2nd Thanksgiving at the park and we had a blast. The weather was in the mid-60's, the people were so friendly, the food we cooked was delicious, and the activities for the kids around the park were entertaining. I love Alex City and its surroundings. The first night we stayed had some terrible weather expected, so the staff put us close to the new bathrooms in case evacuation was necessary. It wasn't! Thanks for another reason to be thankful.
Great waterfront sites, but no shade. It's not the campground's fault. Campsites are close together and the 2 times we've camped here, we've noticed lots of young families. This would have been perfect when our kids were younger. Even my daughter, 13, loved the beach. I just prefer a little more privacy/distance from our neighbors and shade.
Great staff and campgrounds! We needed a quick overnight stop and the staff was so accommodating. They were kind to recommend restaurants in the area, they even called others for additional advice. We needed an extension cord and the staff let us use theirs; so trusting! Bathrooms were clean and cold (we liked it that way). It was in a nice location! Actually in Rossville, Georgia.
What a great place! The bathroom facilities were perfect, the grounds were nice. We were close to shopping and fun, and the other campers were SOOO friendly! I love this park. We're planning another return trip for Thanksgiving. It's such a lovely place. Just follow the rules. I misunderstood one, and thought I was going to get kicked out of the park until one lonesome, nice attendant stood up for me. I think with that many sites, they have to run a tight ship!
Loved this place!! Great location on the Dolores River with unlimited free firewood for campfires. A cute little area to paint your own river rock, so bring paints for the little ones. The bathroom/shower area was always vacant. There were plenty of washers and dryers for use. Nice shaded large sites with a security gate. It was awesome!! WiFi was $6.95/day and terrible. Don't go if you need the internet. No cell phone service (you're in between two huge mountains). It's a great campground! Just go to the grocery in Cortez before driving the mountain roads to camp.
We loved the campgrounds. The pool was wonderful and the staff were extra friendly. Sometimes we had to wait for an available shower, but it wasn't a horrible wait. The only complaint I really had was the dusty roads. Walking to and from the bathroom would get the shoes extra dirty but, I would keep the dust to keep the beautiful grounds. Not being from NM, we really felt like we were experiencing the flora, fauna (rabbits) and surroundings. We definitely recommend this place!
Love it, love it, love it!! Yes, the campground is dirt/gravel and would be a mess if it rained, but it has wonderful amenities. The showers were my favorite with a large "bathroom" complete with mirror, sink, toilet, and hot shower. It's very clean. The rec area has some arcades and ping pong. The indoor pool and hot tub were wonderful for the kids. Even the landscaping around was nice to the eye. The stream running through pulled a nice variety of birds to watch and hear. We'll definitely be back again!
Very friendly staff, but we'll try another campground next time. They claim to have WiFi and cable TV. The WiFi was sketchy and the cable TV didn't exist. The showers were closets without ventilation. I was shocked at the price also. We've loved many campgrounds, but not this one.
Great new park! We loved the showers with a security code. There was a weight room and pool. The sites have no shade, but it was safe with extremely friendly staff. The road it's on leads straight to Graceland, about 15-20 minutes away. We were also glad to have the Super Wal-Mart nearby. Will definitely return!
Great time at this State Park! I hated that I didn't have cell phone service, but we knew that coming in. It's a beautiful campsite with a beach and "Three Sisters" historical site. The park offered interesting classes for the family and a information boat ride ($9 adults) at night. We'll definitely return!
We enjoyed the campground. The good: sites close enough to the lake to park your boat, bathrooms somewhat clean, sites level, hosts VERY friendly. The bad: no shade (not campground's fault, pine beetles), bring EZ ups. We'll be back!