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Old 06-28-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Camping This Weekend in SW Flrorida

Need some help. Living in Soiuthwest Florida and never experienced any camp grounds and need some help in finding a good one for this wekend. I'm taking my 3 grandchildren, wife, son and his wife. Anyone one have any good experiences that may help me.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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With it being the 4th of July on Monday you really need to start searching for a campsite like right now. Weekends during summer months are usually very busy. I live on the West coast so I have no idea about Florida CGs.

You could try ReserveAmerica.com and see what is still open. Also check online for campgrounds in your general area like Regional Parks. It's a long shot but sometimes people end up cancelling reservations so it doesn't hurt to keep checking. I've picked up several openings when the park was originally full.

Hopefully you will find something because it will be so much for the family!
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:10 AM   #3
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We live North or Tampa and have camped here. Very nice.

Chokoloskee Island Park & Marina - Chokoloskee, FL
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:12 PM   #4
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thanks much we will take a look
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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You may want to consider Brownville Park just north of Arcadia (this is a county park) if you cant find another spot on short notice (it usually has opening even on holidays). The campground is not the greatest, but does have electric sites. It borders the Peace River and is locally known for great fossil hunting in the river bottom. You can find sharks teeth, mastadon bones and such. My grand kids love looking for teeth and walking the paths in the park.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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I grew up in South Florida...camping sucks in Florida! No offense...just a fact!


Go north to Fisheating Creek http://www.fisheatingcreekoutpost.co...age=campground

or north of Crystal River to Homosassa Springs. http://hswsp.com/info/camping/campgrounds.html

Salt Spring in the middle of the state near Lake George.

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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We live North or Tampa and have camped here. Very nice.

Chokoloskee Island Park & Marina - Chokoloskee, FL
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OMG!! Chokoloskee Island Park & Marina - Chokoloskee, FL
I spent sooo many weekends there when I was a kid... the bugs were awful!

Just seeing the name is a bad flashback!
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:31 PM   #8
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Sable Palms - I haven't camped here but took a drive through last summer. It seemed like a nice enough CG, but there were a lot of kids. I tolerate them when I hit the State Parks in the Keys, otherwise I'm semi-perm in an adult only community.

It's in Moore Haven/Palmdale area and an easy drive from Ft Myers area.

Sabal Palm RV Resort and Campground

I pass the M RV Resort every weekend and it looks nice enough. During season, it is packed but in the summer there appears to be plenty of availability.

Welcome to M RV Resort

I live in SE FL and`just adore camping in the South Central area, especially in the parks with huge live oak hammocks. We camp almost every weekend and love it!

I hope you can find something nice for the holiday weekend. We were lucky and found our "home camp" with relative ease. The owner lets us keep our TT on our site and doesn't charge storage. Everyone is like family and we have crazy fun. Good luck!
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Well we've decided to go to Okeechobee KOA. expensive and I hope it's worth it. I think we'll head North to Homasassa/Crystal River next time. It's our maiden voyage for our kind of new 2008 Georgetown 350TS. And thanks for all the info, this really helps for future visits
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We went to Okeechobee KOA this spring and really enjoyed it. Sites are all right on the lake. Fishing was great from the pier. Resort like pool with a great tiki bar next door. The lake level is really low right now and I imagine the bugs will be pretty bad. Have fun and let us know how it turns out.
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