One of the online reviewers for this resort said “this is one the best RV Parks we have ever stayed at in the country”. While we haven’t been to enough parks yet to make a blanket statement like that, I can say of all the resorts we have stayed at so far it is certainly the best resort for the money.
Our rate here was thru Passporter (Sun-Thu only) and under $20/nite. The monthly rate in the winter (peak season) is $565 + tax and electric ($18.84/day). The 6mo+1 day rate is $2834 with no taxes ($15.75/day) and the annual rate is $3600 with no taxes (that’s less than $10/day).
The entrance is gated but left open during the day, after 5PM an access code is required to enter. We heard pretty quickly that new owners took over last March and have been rapidly picking up where the former owner left off and finishing all the facilities and proceeding with plans to add more sites.
All the buildings, pool, function hall, pavilion etc. seem brand new or relatively new. The bathrooms/showers we looked at were very nice and very clean. The sites appear to have new or well maintained utilities and all have full concrete pad (except for some lower priced grass sites near the entrance). All interior roads are paved and all sites have a lamppost with site number.
We are on a pull-thru site which is huge – long enough for two cars to park at each end of our rig. And this particular site (312) is on a corner and has a thick stand of trees and brush between our living side (right side) and the roadway so is very private. The utilities side (left) is about 25′ from the next pull-thru site. The pull-thru sites here are reserved for transients and cannot be rented monthly.
All other sites are back-in and most are very nice, with some very private. There is a mix of all types of campers here from Prevosts to 5th wheels to Class B, but no tents and the management reserves the right to approve entry to any rigs older than 10 years.
The function hall is beautiful and huge! The pool looks great and adjacent to it is a waterfall and a grist mill with water wheel. Adjacent to that is an open sided but roofed pavilion where they will be serving all-you-can-eat Buffalo wings tomorrow night for $7. Behind that is a path to the adjacent quarry with I think 7 or 8 levels of deck/stairs going down into it. At the moment it is almost completely dry but apparently the water level can be quite a bit higher based on some photos on the web site.
The look and feel of the sites here is somewhat akin to Fort Wilderness at Disney World (which is hands down one of our favorite campgrounds). There are 300 new sites currently under construction (sounds like at least some of them will be open by this time next year) which will I think more than double the size of the park. The new sites are supposed to be quite large (120′ x 48′) and will have sections specifically for Class-A, Fifth Wheel, Park Models, etc. Some of the sites will be on the rim of the quarry so will therefore have a nice view.
We still have two more nights here, but I think this place will be on our short list for a long term stay – the price is less than half of an ordinary campground in southern FL and probably one third the cost of a resort with like amenities.
We have talked to several other residents and all are very friendly. There are enough restrictions to keep everyone in line, pets under control and the park looking good, but it also seems like extra effort has been made to accommodate the needs of the residents, like providing a special site where you can wash your car or RV.
Some of the restrictions are:
- No fire rings are allowed probably because of the heavily wooded sites, but there is that community fire pit!
- No “homemade” RV’s
- Satellite dishes must remain within 3′ of the rig.
- Pets must be kept under control at all times. No aggressive dogs allowed.
- No fireworks
- Quiet hours from 10PM – 8AM
In regard to utilities, power is good at 123v on both legs of the 50A. Power poles also have 30A and 20 A outlets. Sprint service is marginal – OK for voice but iffy for data. Verizon data is a bit better. Water pressure is a tad lower than we like but not problematic. Sewer has threaded cap so the hose can be easily secured. OTA TV is marginal with maybe 2 or three of the networks within good reception distance. Cable is provided with 45 channels including HBO. WiFi is included and supposedly throughout the park, but at our site is not solid enough for reliable use (later I am going to experiment with a WiFi feeder amp).