Hi Eggers. Back in
SNOWY Ontario after three months in Florida
6000 miles and CGs from the Keys through both coasts and Central Florida.
Mostly state parks and one county park..all good to Great
Here's my "2 thumbs up list"
Curry Hammock -new, nice, ocean shores, canoeing,small, nice level pads.
Long Key -60 sites on the Ocean (if you can get in!) They lost 10 sites in a huge Feb rainstorm,#s 41 to 50 may be gone for a while!
Fort Desoto County park- great park, lots of bike trails, beaches, canoe routes, shaded sites -many on water...one loop designated for tents and pop-ups but they allow eggs in there too. Cool web/booking site.
Tomoka &Gamble Rodgers SP's near Daytona. Both nice, Tomoka has lots of shade and privacy...canoe routes...Gamble has ocean and cool cycling routes up through Flagler beach.
One thumb up:
Lake Kissemmee: LOTS of wildlife but airboat noise from adjacent fish camp can be loud. Nice sites but MILES from town and stores. Canoeing limited (Lake can be rough)
Silver River : Pretty CG but the advertised access to the Silver River was a LONG walk , and without a canoe cart (not available at park!!!), pretty much a no-go for the average canoeist. That being said, the river is a superb trip once you have found the Wayside Park at the river's mouth.
Bahia Honda. Pretty but busy, and the noise off the bridge can be intrusive. Might be OK in the tent area but the clearances there are "iffy" for some eggs.
John Pennekamp: Small narrow sites, no restrictions on non-campers so lots of "looky-loos" driving by....and "no-see-ums"
Gold Branch SP. Long way off the road, the "branch" was virtually dried up, facilities were many decades old...we only stayed one night.
On the road. off I-75..Kudos to the KOA's at Cartersville GA and at Sweetwater TN...always clean and well maintained. And the best kept secret ...The Kentucky Horse Park Camp in Lexington. HUGE clean bathrooms security patrols, and paved sites.
We ended our trip with the Casita rally
at Umatilla FL. Olde Mille Stream RV park is pretty, friendly, and there is a separate rally
area. Met a lot of nice eggers...we were the only 13 footer and the only green egg in a sea of white fg.
There you have it...my totally unscientific and biased rating system. If I had any advice to give to those going south next year...BOOK EVERYTHING! March Break is from mid Feb thru to early April. Don't be dismayed by no vacancy in the sites in the Keys there are lots of cancellations in late Dec- early Jan (Don't get me started on "the sliders": those who manipulate the booking rules by starting their booking 14 &15 months in advance!!!
), and lastly, STAY OFF I-75 on weekends in March!!!
Glad to be home Aunt Em, the tornado warnings in the Horse Park last Tuesday scared the Wheee out of me, but we just got the thunder & lightning!