This was a fast favorite! We were there around Halloween and they had decorated the park so nicely. The sounds of the farm animals all around was fun and amusing for us. It was an easy hike as suggested on the map to circle around and through the cornfield, you get a great view of the farms nearby and the river. The country store has souvenirs, sundries, snacks and ice cream. You can buy firewood there too. The main attraction is the animals, but there is also a cute playground for the kids.
We had a spot by the river for a couple of weeks. We got to know some of the regular gators, stumpy (three legs), one-eyed Jane, etc. The birds are plentiful and fascinating. There is a wildlife refuge right around the corner for a quick and nearby day trip. The Cracker Museum was closed, for awhile it looked like. There are quite a few residential campers all clustered together close to the highway. They can have it. They have regular activities and a crazy mail system. All the usual amenities.
Small,quiet, and out of the way in the middle of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Only 27 sites with water and electric and a dump station on the way out. All sites have fire pit with grill, picnic table and level cement pad. We had a large beautiful oak on our site. Lots of hiking and hunting if you want it. Way out in the forest yet near to town. A campground for tents or RV. They have a clean, well maintained bathroom and recycling at the trash house. Fenced and gated (I assume to keep pets and people safe from the wildlife). Kinda sketchy cell service. I only wish we had more time here. A change of plans left only one night. And I was unable to get reservations to extend our stay for longer. So plan well ahead of time.
We stayed for a month for part of an Escapees winter hangout. The owners are very accommodating and friendly and are working hard to finish putting in the rest of the sites. Very nice laundry and the bathrooms are the best! Paved sites that are mostly level, but very exposed with no shade. Great for biking and a great bike path nearby that we used often. Manatee springs is close and Cedar Key is a welcome getaway. Plenty of shopping options. We got a great deal on tires with stellar service across the road as we were leaving. A sweet quilt museum and shop just down the road 3 or 4 miles. Giant pavilion for group activities and an air conditioned game room and library just completed.
A friend stays here seasonally and loves it. Lots of friendly people and close to attractions. Loves truck stop near by. It is getting a little dated and showing sign of wear. However it has all the features you expect from a resort.
We stayed 2 weeks with our Thousand Trails affiliate plan. We were surrounded by empty sites which was probably due to the pandemic. This was a great central location to visit lakes, gulf coast, springs and historic towns. Plenty of shopping nearby, whatever you could want. Many awesome restaurants in the area and the flea market/farmers market is next door on Thursday! Many great bargains to be found.
Sites are kinda close together but it was fairly quiet even though it was full. I was not able to get WiFi even though I paid for it. We had to park near the office to get it to work. Kind of a pain to not be able to use the booster for all our devices in the rig.
This place was kinda rundown and in rough shape. Lots of cabins that are seasonal but have seen better days. We were able to find a site that was out of the way and felt like we were the only ones there. Nice trails leading out our door. Many of the sites had unusable hookup post. No wifi but okay AT&T cell service.
Didn’t take the history tour, but loved the southern charm and wildlife throughout the campground. We rode our bikes all over but the most enjoyable ride was the mile of causeway through the salt marshes. Campsite was level and the grounds were full but quiet. The only wifi was at the office/museum, so we would ride there on bikes and sit on the porch watching the visitors and taking care of business. We were visited by a snake and cute little gecko. Wishing we could have stayed much longer.
Nice spot within the Nature preserve. Sites are close but not on top of each other. Paved but not necessarily level. The cleanest and most well designed bathrooms I’ve ever seen in a campground. Lots of great hiking trails throughout the preserve. Level boxed in pads for tenters in a separate area from RVs as well as sites that can be packed out to. On a visit during COVID it was open but limited. Set on the beautiful Lake Wylie, surrounded by marinas and large beautiful lakeside homes. Well designed for fishing, boating, gatherings and picnics. It feels so remote but is literally minutes from the full metropolis of Charlotte, NC. A must see for at least a day hike if you are in the area or camping if you have the chance.
Not much going on but the sites are level and kinda tight, but good for a short stopover or inexpensive snowbird escape.
Nice park with area loops that all have a central bath house. Cute cabins sprinkled all around the park. Lake with a nice beach and swimming area. Carry in boating. Great for tents or self contained RV.
Hard to give an accurate review for normal times, but TallPines works hard to keep it fun even in a pandemic. Great for kids, kinda close to busy roads but close to convenient shopping and local activities when they open back up.