Joshua W.

Winter Garden, FL

Joined October 2020

Great Get Away

Hardee Lakes Park is a nice quiet park. Camp sites are nice and clean, with beautiful lake views.

Stayed at a non-electric site right on the lake. Fire pit is great and camp hosts even recommended a local small biz that will bring you firewood.

Trail system is great from dirt paths to boardwalks to cut straight through the woods.

Bath house was clean and in good working order.

Overall a great quiet place to visit for a connection with nature.

A tale of two camp grounds

Wife and I decided to give Ginnie a try… We have read the reviews and listened to stories on Facebook about how it’s a No holds barred drinking paradise.

We went for a Monday-Wednesday stay. Primitive camping in our new roof top tent in an effort to avoid the pub crawl atmosphere. I love my camping to be primitive and quiet.

Entrance to camp ground is great. Camp store was very inviting and the workers very friendly with great advice.

Bath house is great and cleaned daily. In the age of COVID, you have to love the smell of bleach. Showers were great and the hot water flows extra steamy.

We stayed at a campsite along the river. Campsite includes a picnic table and a charcoal grill. Camp fires set up right on the ground. Although not needed, I like to have a campfire ring.

We loved the “tube trail” and visiting each of the spring on the property.

There was a group camping that were college kids and partying was their mission.

We chose a site several 100 yards down river and enjoyed solitude and picture perfect river scenery!

Ginnie is so large that if you simply drive through you can find the perfect site for you.

First Time Camping Florida

New to Florida. Have not experienced “real Florida” nature. 1st trip took us to Alexander springs. Great spot and the camp host was outstanding and friendly. Bathhouse was clean an adequate. No neighbors, so provided the seclusion the wife and I were looking for. Campsite was clean and level. Shade provided protection from the sun. We were surprised with an albino squirrel sighting as an added bonus.