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We survived Hurricane Michael

Open 4 years Very Big Big Rig Friendly with state of the art full hookup 20 30 50 amp level sites 7 back in's 17 pull throughs  up to 110  feet 2 large shaded dog parks corral for Horses Family Friendly  Pet Friendly Owner Friendly Discounts are Military First Responders Sr (55 and older)  Passport  America FMCA Escapees $28.per day  tax included no restrictions on discounts with Free Firewood Free Wi-fi Free Fishing Free Paddle Boats 45 minutes to local Beaches  very clean  safe and owner lives in site #1

Fantastic hideaway

A great place to get away from it all. The campground is on a lake where mostly canoes and small jon boats are used. There are trails and a small beach area, as well as the mounds and a museum. The staff are excellent and the campground and facilities are always clean.

Awesome!

Great campground! Full hookups and all waterfront sites! They do have a primitive area but I was able to check it out. This is a corp lake so half off with an access pass.

All sites have a concrete pad and gravel area! Plus a fish cleaning table! The sites are large so you dont feel like you are sleeping with your neighbors!

This campground sits on a massive lake so fishing is the activity of the day!

Differently will be back!

Camping?

We were camping in another nearby (fee) US Army Corp of Engineers campground and decided to check this unreviewed free campground out. The website indicates there is camping here but I saw no evidence of any place where you could pitch a tent or even park a vehicle. Absolutely no services. Lots of felled trees and swampy land and a decrepit covered bridge that was not photo worthy at all. Perhaps navigation brought us to the wrong place but there were signs for the park. Glad we didn’t decide to plan on staying here!

One night

I showed up at 4:30pm, not expecting much. They had a couple of spots. I picked one that was a little more expensive but worth it. Bathroom area was clean and well lit. The shower room locked and had a working heater, bonus. The sun set was pretty, another bonus.

Seasonal five-star rating!

My seasonal five-star rating is based on being here in the offseason. There is just something about having a campsite right on the water that is so peaceful. However, in the summer, I would imagine the water would be clogged with boats zooming around, and we would not find it so peaceful or enjoyable (but many others would). 

There are four sections to this 130-site campground: Mallard Point, Oakwood, Creek View, and River Chase. The only sites that are reservable are in the Oakwood and Creek View Sections. Only Mallard Point and Oakwood were open when we were there; I’m not sure if it was because of flooding or just low occupancy. Based on Elaine H’s review, we had reserved Site 50 in the Oakwood section for two nights and we were not disappointed. We were right on the water, which gave us a little concern after the host said the water was expected to rise (some of the sites had some water) but we didn’t have a problem. Not much separation/privacy between sites but most people were in RVs (didn’t see any tents). Each site has a large picnic table, fire ring, lantern hook, and food prep table. 

Bathrooms were very clean AND heated, which was nice as the temperatures dipped below freezing at the end of February. Each section has laundry facilities ($1.50 each for wash/dry) The map showed two dump stations, one at the very end of the campground and one located in the Oakwood section but again, only the one in Oakwood was open when we were there. Sadly, no recycling. 

There are two very short nature trails but no other hiking trails. There is a fenced-in dog park. If you are not a boater, there is not much to do but again, it was very peaceful at the end of February.

Don't waste your time like we did!

We were camped at another Army Corps of Engineers (fee) campground and decided to check out this unreviewed one further south. The website indicated that there was camping at this free site but although there was a loop at the end of the road, we could find no evidence of a place to pitch a tent or even park a vehicle (or even that you would want to). Absolutely no services, not even a porta-potty. In the middle of nowhere - no gas stations, grocery stores, or any other type of amenity. Lots of felled trees and swampy land. Only saw a decrepit covered bridge that was not even photo-worthy. Perhaps we were in the wrong place but signs indicated we were at the park so I dunno?

Under new management

Older reviews here were for Arrowhead Campground. New name and new management (or ownership?) We spent the first 3 nights of our Florida trip here (February 2020). Kids enjoyed the pool (polar plunge), the basketball hoop and the docks at the pond. Bathroom is nice. Staff very friendly and helpful. They are making improvements. Convenient to Florida Caverns while the park's campground is closed. We also visited Bellamy Bridge.

Caves in Florida

Only cave in Florida where you can take a tour. I love caves and this was a great tour I was very surprised of the extent of this cave in Florida. There was some pretty good hiking trails and the campground was small but decent. There's a waterway that runs by the campground you can go kayaking.