We have stayed here several times from a 3 day weekend to a little over a week. The Rangers are very helpful, there are many hiking trails if you like to hike. They have a great tram experience to show you all the different areas and wildlife. There is a CCC museum and a quaint little store that has local made non dairy orange ice cream, key lime pie and a to die for sour orange pie.
They do not have sewer, but electric and water. They have a dump station and to make up for lack of sewer, behind the clean rest rooms, showers they have a row of big sinks, all clean, ready for one to do their dishes. I wish this was implemented in a lot of other campgrounds that don't offer sewage but a dump station instead. Allows for the extension of your RV sitting in one spot especially if you're there for a week or two. Ranges are very friendly and helpful. They have a constant workforce I believe of volenteers that come around and make sure empty sites are clean for the next person. Plenty of bike trails and walking trails. An outdoor amphitheater, campfire ring, playground, museum and a camp store to name a few. Oh and if you like orange creamsicle you have to try Maxwell's ice cream in the camp store delicious! We will definitely be back.
I had tent site 14 which was spacious and secluded due to shrubbery. Road noise is prominent as it’s next to a main road. It’s a trek to the main area with facilities and camp store so you’ll want to drive there. There are compost toilets in the tent area. The park itself is beautiful, with many trails and a variety of foliage. The tram tour is a must as the guides are knowledgeable and it’s an interesting description of the park, with almost guaranteed gator sighting. The camp store has all basic supplies (ice, firewood, cold drinks, etc). Great kayaking nearby at Arbuckle Creek.
Very nice campground with friendly hosts. Holiday weekends are insane and busy. Get reservations… Enjoy the Tram and Hammock Loop, wow!
5 Star Experience
Very large camp sites, large fire pits, friendly camp staff, all make for a beautiful nite under the stars. Far enough away from town to not be bleached out and see a beautiful sky. Worth a good trip to enjoy. Have been twice so far in past year.
This was a very nice park. Most of the sites were large with plenty of room between each site. The only thing I would recommend is that you make sure you have plenty of length in your electric cord and water hose as they were rather far. It has some lovely trails and bike paths.
Bring plenty of water hose bug spray. Gets very busy on weekends. Bathhouse are very clean. Washer and dryer available for only a dollar. Museum and camp store. Activity on the weekend.
This campground it not only midway thorough Florida but it offer so much to do! From hiking to boating, fishing to a great restaurant onsite this is a great campground!