Headed for Florida - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-06-2017, 09:04 AM   #21
Junior Member
 
Name: Laurie
Trailer: Scamp
Ohio
Posts: 14
Lightbulb Can't get into a state park

Good Morning,
My husband and I are heading to Texas on Monday in our 13 foot scamp. I gave up on southern Florida for this year. I would get up at midnight and click on any state park in the Keys and couldn't get a reservation. Does anyone have some recommendations for commercial campgrounds in the Keys? We are not retired military so that is out. We are not antisocial but when I see campground advertisements for the Keys, campers are dancing in a congo line or the trailers are crammed in like sardines. Or does anyone have any tricks they have learned to use to get reservations in state parks in the Keys?

I appreciate any help.
Laurie
TimandLaurie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2017, 09:19 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: 2018, 21ft escape— 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie
NW Wisconsin
Posts: 4,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimandLaurie View Post
Good Morning,
My husband and I are heading to Texas on Monday in our 13 foot scamp. I gave up on southern Florida for this year. I would get up at midnight and click on any state park in the Keys and couldn't get a reservation. Does anyone have some recommendations for commercial campgrounds in the Keys? We are not retired military so that is out. We are not antisocial but when I see campground advertisements for the Keys, campers are dancing in a congo line or the trailers are crammed in like sardines. Or does anyone have any tricks they have learned to use to get reservations in state parks in the Keys?

I appreciate any help.
Laurie
I called the State of Florida Parks Dept and asked how to get a site at a State Park in the Keys . They told me I needed to book / reserve the site a year in advance . So if you want to reserve a site in the keys , you should be reserving it now for the winter of 2018
steve dunham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2017, 09:42 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Trailer: 16 ft U-Haul VT
Posts: 2,822
Registry
We are on our way back home to IL . We tried to book our same campground for next Xmas before we left but were told that snowbirds get first chance and that we could not book until September. We booked it earlier this year (spoke to the hubby manager at that time instead of the wife this time).

The campground was tight, but I am returning with just a couple of noseeum bites. It was away from the water, so not so many. Plus the new camper made it comfy to stay inside when the bugs were out.

If noseeums don't bother you (They never bit my husband.), the KOA we stayed at before was nice and seemed to be fairly easy to get reservations. It is the Naples-Marco Island KOA. I cannot speak for the Keys.

CindyL
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2017, 07:27 AM   #24
Junior Member
 
Name: Laurie
Trailer: Scamp
Ohio
Posts: 14
I did try to book a site for 2017. I even got up at midnight to push the reserve button for Long Key State Park. I still was not able to get a reservation. I must have a very slow computer. I also noticed that Long Key State Park will be closed starting October 17 for a year.
TimandLaurie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 09:57 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Name: Bob Ruggles
Trailer: 2015 Escape
Michigan
Posts: 1,524
My experience over the years(many of them) is that private campgrounds and rv parks usually have sites available. Since 1962 have never been left high and dry without a spot. We have spent a few nights in Walmart parking lots, truck stops, casino parking lots, and once in a church parking lot on the advice of a local police officer. Over all those years the above four examples probably total less than a dozen nights.


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
rgrugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2017, 10:21 AM   #26
Member
 
Name: Sally
Trailer: Scamp 19' Fifth Wheel
Florida
Posts: 54
ooopsies!

39 degrees this morning in Ft.Myers....sorry no FL temps this morning but as locals we love a bit of this...blink and you'll miss winter here!
SallyBEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headed to visit Parkliner Flharleycop General Chat 133 09-30-2013 12:23 PM
Boler headed North screaminbuddha Hi, I am.... 10 06-25-2011 11:37 PM
Headed for beach! Christi V. General Chat 4 08-14-2008 05:40 PM
Headed out on 4/27 to Blue Ridge Mtns. Chris Z Camping, Campout Reports 4 05-01-2006 10:05 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.