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Old 02-03-2015, 05:18 PM   #51
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Was not able to read all the responses, so don't know if this was already answered or not...Ft. DeSoto is not a Florida state park...it is managed by Pinellas County Parks. Fantastic kayaking and fishing. A beautiful beach is about 1 mile down the road in the park itself...easy biking distance. Egmont Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, is accessible via ferry from inside the park...more beautiful beach! Why spend time at the artificial Florida (Mickey Rat Land), when you have the real Florida right here?
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:09 PM   #52
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Why spend time at the artificial Florida (Mickey Rat Land), when you have the real Florida right here?

Mmmmhmmmm. Different stroke for different folks. :-)
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:33 PM   #53
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I will pass... like the snow, windy and cold better than the snow birds! :O
Besides ... when we go camping in the winter (North Georgia) no bugs, no snakes, and NO PEOPLE!!
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:49 AM   #54
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I know you've had some Fort De Soto pics already. I have some in this album: Forest River Forums - dkb74's Album: 2013 Camping in our 2014 Rockwood Mini-Lite 2306

But we stay in the pet friendly loop. Little water access. Affordable, but HARD to get into! You have to book 6 months in advance to have a chance... and Pinellas Co residents get a 1 month jump on top of that.

We love Fort Wilderness! But yes, $$$$. Worth it with the Disney-fied add-ons, in my opinion. But it depends on what experience you're looking for.

I guess I didn't post any pictures from our 2014 camping. We spent a week on Myrtle Beach.
Just fyi, on Friday mornings (They hold back 10% of their sites.) you can get online and probably will find a site. Also we booked for 6 nights not that far in advance (We were surprised - dog loop also) and when I got there was able to book another 4 but we had to move.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:51 AM   #55
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Thanks, Jo, I'll keep that in mind!
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:10 PM   #56
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Juju, How is Ja-mar north, we plan on heading down the last couple os weeks in March and thought about staying there. Thanks for any input.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:31 PM   #57
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ccpeso:;Ja-Mar North is real nice. Clean;beautiful landscaping and a lot to do. You must attent the Coffee Break at 9:30 on Mondays. Bring your own cup and you can buy a doughnut for 50 cents. If you have a dog, be sure to ask for a site on the side of the park where you can walk it. We were on a site where we could walk her one site, then had to turn around, walk back to the end of street, go to the next street over and walk her up the same length. However, on the other side of the park, there is a place with a whole street of pet friendly site.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:32 PM   #58
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Thanks, We will make our reservations tomorrow
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:44 PM   #59
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Just fyi, on Friday mornings (They hold back 10% of their sites.) you can get online and probably will find a site. .
In reference to those Friday morning hold backs at Fort Desoto there was a recent change ... DH coworkers participated in that circus ... one spouse used to head out in the car before 6 am & got in line (yes, there was a line at that time) and then if they actually got a site would call the other spouse to bring the camper down.

Recent change : Ft. De Soto campers no longer have to wait in line in front of the camp office to try and reserve a walk-in camp site. We are changing to a hold-back system where 10% of the campsites will become available every Friday morning at 7 a.m. Hold-back sites will be secured either online beginning at 7 a.m. or any remaining sites will be secured in person at the Camp Office after 9 a.m.
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We're at a loss now for where to go.
Fort Clinch SP at Fernandina Beach has campsites on the Ocean. I think you can't swim there, though, because of currents.
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