We stopped here twice—01/04-01/09 and 01/16-01/20—on our way to and from Everglades NP. A nice campground in south-central Florida. Campsites are close together but enough room to park trailer and tow vehicle. Most sites have some shade trees. Beware of low grassy areas after a rain. Enjoyed all the amenities including the heated pool and hot tub. Very well maintained shuffleboard lanes. Several trails for walking or bike riding. Sifted through the sand and gravel on the bank of the Peace River to find sharks teeth. They are easy to find without any special equipment, but the park does rent/loan equipment if you want to get serious. We will bring our kayaks next time. Two criticisms: 1) only two small restroom/shower facilities and they were not always stocked with toilet paper or paper towels; and 2) the two dump sites are located along busy park roads with no pullover area causing traffic flow issues. There several parks with hiking trails nearby. We plan to visit again.
This was our first stop(Jan 2-3) on a trip south seeking warmer weather. Easy access to the park and quick and painless check-in process with reservations. The main road in the campground is fine but the roads to the sites are gravel with potholes. The park has abundant wildlife—we observed many deer, five manatee, a ground tortoise, and hundreds of vultures. Even managed to pick up three ticks while walking in the woods behind our campsite, but none on the marked trails or boardwalk. It was a bit chilly for swimming for us but others were swimming in the springs and kayaking to and from the Suwanee River. We regretted not bringing our kayaks, and did not rent one, but the rates are average. The campsite was spacious with trees or bushes separating nearby campsites. Good place to ride bikes on road and trails. We also walked the Sink Hole Trail. Bathrooms and showers were well maintained. Little to no cell phone service with ATT or Verizon, even near the concession which reportedly had Wi-Fi. No trash receptacles in the campground loops so Trash must be deposited at the dump site away from the campground, but it is an easy walk or bike ride. Nice campground with beautiful springs and wildlife. Would definitely go back again.
Quiet and relaxing campground(other than one camper with a very loud generator). Quick and easy check-in with the camp host. Walked the service road and the trail north of the Oasis Visitor Center. Several alligators in Monument Lake and the canal next to the visitor center. Interesting facts about local cougar population. Had beautiful sunsets on Monument Lake. Cell service was adequate. Did not us the restrooms or showers, but very clean. We would camp here again.
It is an hour drive to the campground but a good road and worth the trip. There are several points of interest along the way but we did not stop to check them out. Check-in with reservations was very quick and easy. Both campgrounds are well maintained. The T-loop showers are cold water only but the A-Loop showers are solar heated and there was hot water on sunny days. We parked in a site without services but potable water is available at nearby restrooms. Our campground was quiet except for a couple of campers running their generator during official quiet hours, but they were not an issue. The beach area is a short walk or bike ride from the campground and is not suitable for swimming, at least by our standards. There are a variety of scheduled and unscheduled activities available. The Ranger Led Programs are excellent—guided canoe trip and mobile museum. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We biked on the paved trail to the marina several times and observed crocodiles, alligators, manatees, osprey, and vultures. Don’t leave food outside unattended because the vultures will visit your site. Supplies and rentals at the concession are bit pricey. Overall we enjoyed our stay and stops at the visitor centers and Nike site.
This was our last stop on our way north to Alabama. The road to the campground is hard packed gravel but we traveled slowly and had no issues. We had a reservation and went directly to our site. Each site has a spacious level concrete pad and plenty of shade trees. Clean and well maintained campground, including the restroom/shower with very hot water. Very quiet, but cold weather could have been a factor. Firewood available for a donation is a plus. Primarily used the campground as a staging area to visit other points of interest in the local area, such as Three Sisters Springs and Copp Winery/Brewery, so we did not use the trail system, but there is easy access to the trail. Plenty of places to shop and eat nearby. Cell service with ATT was adequate. We would stay here again.
A quiet and well maintained campground. We always enjoy our stopover night here on the drive to Alabama. It is our go-to place. The Otis House tour and other artifacts are interesting and worth the time. We routinely walk the campground road and trails each trip. Once we spotted a few alligators near the boat ramp area. There is also an eagle’s nest viewable from the Swamp Trail. It is very peaceful sitting on the boardwalk bordering the Tchefuncte River. The restroom/shower are individual rooms and huge. The park manager and staff are always pleasant and helpful.