Cajun Palms transforms from a quiet park with a couple ponds and many ducks to Red Necks on Parade on weekends. It seemed like each person in the resort was trying to play their music louder than the person next to them as well as blaring music from what I would call pimped up golf carts. Now personal opinion aside. The park is clean and well maintained. They put a wristband on you when you check in and you are supposed to wear it at all times. The wi-fi was useless on the weekends because it can not handle the volume of users. They also use blocking technology on the wi-fi, so many sites I use including Netflix, Hulu, Itunes Store, and Carbonite were blocked. I have the PDF page prints that state Cajun Palms has blocked this site for your safety and security. Moving on, the shower rooms were very clean. They only have one laundry open before 10:00 am that only has 4 washers. The hot tub was not turned on, and we were told we had to ask them to turn the heater on about 2 hours before we wanted to use the hot tub. The cable TV signal was weak so all we had were snowy channels to watch. The resort is nice, but it does have some issues. I would stay again, mid-week, but I would not come back for a Friday or Saturday night.
The park was clean and the staff very helpful. We checked in after dark, and they had a person to escort us to our site. Due to a combination of low hanging trees on some roads in the park, very narrow lots, very narrow roads, people parking their toad or tow vehicle partway into the road, it is a very difficult park to maneuver in for a big rig. It took some work to finally pull into our space. Some of the spaces that are pull through, are on a side street with a good bit of traffic including garbage trucks and city maintenance trucks. If you can, get a space off of the street for a quieter stay. Two beaches are close for walking or bicycling.
The Smell of Money. That is the title of a paper stapled to the park map when you check in. What they mean is the park is within smelling distance of a local paper mill. Depending upon the direction the wind, you can either open your RV windows to fresh air or to the stench of the paper mill. They call the rotten egg sulfur smell "The Smell of Money" because much of the local economy is based upon the mill and forestry. The park is average at best. They advertise broadband internet, which is spotty. The signal is not that strong, and it just drops the connection at random. It is not reliable. The pool which is advertised as heated and open all year is only solar heated, so in February, it was too cold to swim in even for someone from the North. The hot tub did work. The office staff was friendly and helpful, and they were the best part. I would recommend the park to only those that are passing through and need a place for the night. I would not recommend the park for longer stays.
Blackwater River State Park is a nice, clean, and quiet park in north Florida. The 30 spaces are arranged around two loops with a central bath house between the two loops and a campground host on each loop. The gravel lots were level and well maintained with a built in BBQ grill and a fire ring. The river is just down a very short path. While we were in the park, they were experiencing river flooding so all of the beach areas and boating access areas were underwater. We would like to come back when the river is at a more normal level. Choose this park for a nice quiet camping experience.