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Old 08-08-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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heading south for the winter

hi all! new member here... hubby and i are headed down to FL for the winter (not sure where we are parking it yet), leaving PA about the middle of October and will be taking our time visiting places along the way. We want to make a stop for a few days near Williamsburg VA and then on to charleston SC for a few days. Has anyone ever stayed in a military campground? We've seen a few online but dont know anyone who has actually stayed at one.

any recommendations for a FL campground? We would like to stay midstate but then again, not sure. Can you tell we are new to this?

thanks for all replies......happy camping to all


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Old 08-08-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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I can't help you w/ campgrounds, but make sure you visit Patriots' Point in Charleston .

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Old 08-08-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you have a great trip planned. Although I can't help much with the military campground question I can tell you that I like to plan our stays using

They have user reviews for many campgrounds and although you kind of have to read between the lines sometimes I find it very usefull to see what a fellow RVr has to say about a prospective campground.

Have a great trip!
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:03 PM   #4
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Highland Hammocks State Park near Sebring FL is a great park. And the surroundings are beautiful.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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We have stayed a few times at Camp Gordon famcamp in GA. It is a nice cg and had everything we needed for a great price. As for where to stay in FL, I assume you mean as a permanent site for the winter. My DH's cousin used to spend the winters there and it was at a place maybe an hour S of Port Charlette. If you want I can try and find out where it was. I think they had to rent it for a year and not just 6 months or whatever. They did like it and had lots of friends there. Good Luck and enjoy your warm winter.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #6
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Try this web site for military campgrounds. U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks
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thanks for all the replies! I really appreciate them. camping!
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:38 AM   #8
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American Heritage at Williamsburg will be your best bet. Alternatively, there are two KOA's in Williamsburg, Williamsburg KOA and Colonial KOA. They are next door to one another and operated by the same management. But I suggest American Heritage if you can get in.

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:45 AM   #9
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I have only stayed at 2 military cgs and they were in VA and Delaware. The military cg website will have reviews for the cg as well as how long you can stay at various places. I have been pleased so far but some may only be a site with nothing else.
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Originally Posted by revrnd View Post
I can't help you w/ campgrounds, but make sure you visit Patriots' Point in Charleston .
I second this recommendation!

As a former submariner on a missile sub (a "Boomer") in the early 80's, I was super impressed with the "Cold War Memorial".

As the President of the USS Will Rogers Veteran's Association, Inc., a non profit dedicated to creating opportunities for former shipmates to get together at reunions and special events we actually had a memorial bench dedicated to our submarine at the Cold War Memorial during our 2008 Reunion held in Charleston.

The rest of the entire facility is outstanding as well! See Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum - Charleston Harbor, SC for more information.

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