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Old 05-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Help with Florida Winter Plans

We are thinking of spending December to March in Florida. Rough plan was a month each in four differnet spots. 30 amp power and a dumpstation every 2 weeks are our only needs. Somewhere with access to affordable monthly golf memberships is our highest priority. Driving distance to a some nice beaches would be nice at one or two of the spots. We'd rather put our money into entertainment than RV Resort fees so really basic parking lot style parks are fine by us if it drops our accommodation expenses. We have 38' RV and a Honda Fit tow and are okay with parks further away from the usual attractions.

Any suggestions or recommendations from those who have gone before???

FYI Arizona area is next winter.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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Don't want to rain on your parade, but campgrounds in FL are not cheap from Dec to Mar. Would suggest looking at trailer parks. We are members of Thousand Trails and stay at Orlando (Clermont) and Peace River (Wauchula). They offer public camping, but I don't know the price. We pay a yrly dues and our camping is free.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Agree with dunnnc, this is the HIGH season b/c of the large number of "snowbirds" who come south for the winter. The weather is generally pleasant this time of year (great for golf), may have a few cold days by FL standards, but considering you are coming from BC, you probably won't even notice
Lots of golf available throughout the state... again high season. On the attractions side, this is actually a good time to see them, especially if you go during the week and avoid Christmas and Easter weeks.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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Here are a couple South of Ocala:

blueparrotrvresort.com

Olde Mill Stream RV Resort


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you can also look at reserveamerica.com which is the states websites and if money is an issue you can become a campsite host and get a cheaper rate.

I use reserveamerica.com to look at all the state parks in Florida and make my reservations. have to look at some of them because they only allow a month at a time or longer depending on the camp ground.

Do you know the area you are wanting to camp?
North, Central, East, West or South - alot of great camping places here for sure
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:51 AM   #6
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Hmm, a number of those Wilder RV Resorts look really interesting. $600-800 per month is in our budget and a few even seem to have Par 3 courses available.

Have you stayed in either Old Mille or Parrot for an extended stay?

An yes I have not looked at any of the state parks yet. Still on the to do list. We are not really tied to any area other than it would be fun to stay in a few different areas over the course of the winter. $600-$750 per month and access to inexpensive golfing are our two biggest drivers on where we stay. I know in Arizona we saw a few parks where you could get monthly weekday golf memberships at a really reasonable price. Still need to figure out Florida golf savings options.
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Our RV club did a 3 nite rally at Olde Mill last fall and went to their October Fest party - had a great time. Olde Mill is on a small lake

I sometimes fill my propane tanks at Blue Parrot and go to their craft show in January. Blue Parrot is in a wooded area and has a 9 hole GC and has many golf courses in the area.

If golfing is your top priority - Blue Parrot
If social community life is your priority - Olde Mill

Rainbow Springs Florida State Park website:
Welcome to Florida State Parks

$30/Nite

Rainbow Springs was remodeled a couple years ago and is very nice. Most Fla State Parks have a sewage drop that you have to move your rig to.
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