It's a nice state park close to a beach on the Gulf of Mexico. There wasn't as many snow birds at the park at the time we went. We were in the back part of the park at Royal Cay. Lots of large pine trees and very spacious. There were as few as 4 and as many as 53 campers in this area. But most of the time around 4 or 5. The water park does not open until late May and was closed in April. We enjoyed the birds, especially woodpeckers and blue jays. TV reception was kind of off and on but a lot of channels. This part of the park is very close to a train track. And there was a lot of trains going by but after a short while we got so use to it we didn't notice it at night. We slept very soundly. Site 182
We stayed at the same rest area on our return home. Thought we would give the rest area another try but the big trucks were just as bad noise wise. But for the price you can't beat it and it was for only one night.
This is a county park and very spacious. It is right next door to a KOA, which was not spacious and from what we were told considerably higher priced. We had spot # C-182 and it was fine except for the sand burrs and little tiny ants that were annoying. It was a little odd for us since we had to pull in our spot forward instead of backing in because the utilities were on the opposite side.We were allowed to wash all our vehicles, the rules were lax, their was an activity center and activities were planned for the whole month we were there. I believe there were about 500 spots. The park has lot of beach and bay front. Beautiful sunrises. We ate at the activity center some and played bingo a couple of times. The people were all friendly and helpful. We found a church to go to on Sunday at Port Isabel and several of the campers were in attendance. Lots of things to do close to everything on the island. There were many services for RVs including washing, repairing and propane filling that would come directly to your site. The water was extremely hard and it required softening or bottled water. Was not good to drink. Free cable TV. Internet provided for $30 a month. We were given a card to reenter the park and leaving the park we had to go over spikes, which we did not care for.
We stayed at the rest area in Texas overnight. We found out Texas allows overnight parking for one night. Everything was fine and we were the only ones there until the early mornings when a charter passenger bus pulled up and it was a deafening sound from their motor or generator. We didn't find it necessary to have a generator going because it wasn't hot or cold that night. We were glad when they left and we could get a little sleep.
Not your typical state park. More like a commercial campground. It was clean and new. Level paved pull-through sites. Free wi-fi although not consistent. Expensive. Nice boardwalk around small island. Good place to watch fish, birds and nutria. Small beach but we did not go there. Lighted fishing pier. People were catching red fish and blue crab. Saw brown pelicans, seagulls, various birds along with ducks. Didn't see any alligators although we were told there was at least one. Met nice folks at this park from Tennessee.
The park was lovely and the trails amazing. It was well cared for. The park ranger was pleasant but really short handed. If you like the sound of trains thru the night, you are in luck. They blow their whistles a lot. Plenty of restrooms all were modernized. All in all a good place to camp. Trails along the Suwanee River were well maintained and informational. There was a really large spring that feeds the river along the trail. We saw a huge Gopher Tortoise in the River. Lots of pretty birds too.
Discounts Accepted: America the Beautiful Senior Pass
Total cost of stay: $210.00
This campground has 9 beautiful sites. All are great. We were in site #8. Next time, if there is a next time, we want to be in sites 1-3 or site #9. Lots to do around the area. Two weeks have gone by really fast. Met lots of great friendly people including Jim and Norma Corbin from Georgia. They visited the same Church of Christ we did in Stuart, Florida. Gone out to eat twice with them and picnicing with them today. Tried really hard to spot a Manatee but so far no luck. Found all kind of animal tracks on the trails including feral hog and bobcat tracks. Found shells at the Stuart Beach from the Atlantic Ocean. Visited the Fort Pierce Manatee Education and Conservation Center, Aquarium and museum. Must be reserved at least 3 days in advance but not longer than 180 days in advance.
Location, location, location nothing really special about this campground other than its in Disney World. Free Disney transportation to all the parks. Getting there is a little challenging due to lack of signage. Be sure to follow Google Map instructions to the letter. Didn't spend much time in the campground. Spent most of our time in the parks. Many of the campers had their Halloween decorations out. We were only there three nights.
First time boon docking at Wal Mart. Not alone others there also. We followed the rules but others there did not. We did not put down our jacks, did not extend the slides, did not run the generator, did not put out lawn chairs and sit outside. Outside temperature was pleasant. We slept good despite the noise. Overall good experience but definitely not in hot or cold weather.
Small spot we were in. Crowded the day we came. Only spent overnight. 5mph rule, steep fine for going over if you get caught. Friendly people. Asked us if we were smokers, apparently rules for that too. Signage confusing. Just picture graphs no words such as registration office, etc. Price was right if you have America the Beautiful senior pass.
States we have stayed at least one
night in the motor-home