Very well maintained campground in 45,000 acre Withlacoochee Forest near Inverness. Spacious sites with paved entry roads and paved sites. Large open pavilion plus huge recreation building with kitchen available for groups. Set up for equestrian use with modern stalls for rent, corral, many miles of riding trails in the forest. Couple of cautions: absolutely no dogs and must call ranger at number given to make reservations for all facilities - no drive-ins. A real undiscovered gem not shown in most RV guidebooks.
Exceptional waterfront location on Hall's River leading to Homosassa River, springs and Gulf, but sad to report that this place is very run down. All the amenities were here at one time, but now many are in only fair to poor condition. Fair number of full time RV residents with attendant junk sitting around. Many sites, if not all, have a concrete (porch) pad, thankfully because the balance of the site I was on was very low elevation and very muddy after only a moderate rain. My "full service" site had 50 amp service (only) so it was lucky that I had a 30 amp pigtail adapter for my trailer. TV cables running all around, on top of the ground. Amazing that anything worked, but it did. If you want river access, get a site near the river (at a premium $$), other sites are a long distance from the common facilities: pool, clubhouse, etc. I can recommend another campground with river access, boat ramp, docks, and pool in Old Homosassa, which I think is far better, but it's not found in many CG guides. Camp N Water CG 11465 W. Priest Lane, (352)628-2000, rate quote $38 per night. Have visited, but not stayed there.
Have stayed here 3-4 times and can report that the condition of the campground now is far superior to previous visits. Substantial improvements to roads, trails, etc. Campsites have been raked clean (ala DisneyWorld), everything was very tidy. Check site map, but we prefer Hickory loop which is nearest to the swimming springs. Reservation alert. I checked availabilities on ReserveAmerica and they reported very few vacancies for the dates I wanted. Called the campground office directly and they said they withhold many "walk in" sites from the reservation service. So while it might appear full at ReserveAmerica, there could likely be many sites available by reservation through the campsite office. $20 campsite fee a bargain, made better by 50% discount offered to Florida residents over 65 years - $10 per night. Probably best visited in the summer when spring swimming can be enjoyed.
Second time that I've used this fine facility. Though the sites are a little close together, considering the amount of land at the property, public facilities are very good. Back-in sites only, but plenty of room to maneuver. Pool is large and well maintained. Nice lake behind campsites with community fire ring which is also nice. We get spoiled wanting cable TV, but it's not available here. Wi-Fi very accessible and free throughout the property. Be alert to the sharp driveway turn entering the campsite from the south. Swing wide (especially with a trailer) to avoid a possible problem with the ditch dropoff. Try this nice place: you won't be disappointed.
I don't like rating a nice park as low as six, but for the quality, steep price, convenient interstate location, it should have cable and W-iFi available, which it doesn't. Owner doesn't apologize either - take it or leave it. Nice store, pool area, other amenities also good. Not too many other park choices in the vicinity of Winchester. Some sites very easy to get into -- others very tight. Make inquiry if you have a large unit. Escort service is helpful. Wal-Mart, gas, good shopping very nearby if you need to stock up. Easy access to/from I-81, so good for over nighters. But I agree with earlier posts which point out traffic noise.
Very good experience with this overnight site, traveling from FL to NY. Probably not a destination, but it would qualify due to all fine amenities. Nice shady sites, well separated. Two check-in clerks on duty all the time, helpful escort to site. Large, clean restrooms, private shower stalls, good cable, Wi-Fi. Close and convenient to Interstate 81 exit, but not so near that noise is a problem. Would recommend highly.
A very nice country setting with variety of types of sites: some on a hill, some on a river, some are open field with water and electric for tenters. River sites are especially nice and all sites are roomy enough for privacy. Owners are very active with programs for children, pizza, BBQ prepared onsite and delivered to your RV if desired. It has a nice store, and an old-fashioned fountain with food service in office. One complaint: the older restroom serving the north end of property is totally unacceptable. However, the new facility next to office is very nice, yet undersized for the capacity of the park. It gets hard use from tenters. It is quite a hike from the north river sites to the new restrooms. Suggest that this nice park might be best for self-contained units.
Though prior comment was negative about the owner/operator, we found them to be courteous and helpful. Husband escorts you to site. The pool is closed this time of year, but it appears to be a nice pool, deck, furniture, etc. Has first rate restrooms and the showers were very clean. There is a nicely stocked store, an excellent laundry room with lots of good equipment, quality cable TV and Wi-Fi connections. Park has very shady private sites, lots of paths (and rules) to prevent site cut-throughs. Some might consider this "big-rig" unfriendly, but if you know what you are doing there are no problems (we have 31' TT). Couple of cautions: (1) The entry road is fairly steep off the highway and there's evidence of tail-end dragging on the highway. If you have an overhang, approach at an angle. (2) Interior roads are paved but the corners are tight with trees everywhere. No problem getting through, just be careful. (3) Entire campsite quite hilly, so put 'er in low coming in. Some sites a little tricky getting into. But once settled, I think you'll rate this place highly.
Surprised that this fine facility does not appear in some of the RV guidebooks. It seems mostly focused around fishing tournaments operated from A-1 facility on site. Boat ramps, docks, great store with all types of fishing gear, snacks, etc. But the campground is superb. Sites are large, shady, easily accessible. For $5 extra, choose a shady waterfront site on the east side with open water views and docks right at your campsite. Fish strikes all over the place - take your pole. Be alert that waterfront sites near the office/dock area might be noisy at 5 AM when tournament fishermen take off in bass boats. Do not, do not, do not miss fried catfish dinner at on-site restaurant "Choby's" with full service bar, lots of colorful locals - a very easy walk from your campsite. Wal-Mart and good shopping available just a few miles to south in town of Milledgeville. Though we only stayed overnight, we will go back and stay longer next time. An excellent overnight stop for travelers going to/from Florida, if you are not using I-75.
Wow, there are staggering lake views from waterfront sites and even from inside sites as campground is hilly with open lake views. Sites are spacious, asphalt paved, and arranged for privacy. The park is divided into area north, and south of the highway. If you require full service, be sure to specify campsite on same side (north) as the Fairgrounds. The south side very suitable for tent, pop-up camping, but pretty tight for trailers and motor homes. There are lots of 'events' at the Fairgrounds which causes sites to be booked well in advance during these periods. I Suggest that you call to be sure sites are available. I stayed one week while attending conference in the area and would go back many times. I had a very good experience.