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Old 05-28-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Wintering in Florida

The DW and I would like to spend some time in Florida this winter. We figure about 6-8 weeks. We would like to stay on the gulf side, maybe splitting our time between the coast and a bit inland. I would like to be south enough to avoid the cold weather that was experienced in Northern Florida this past winter. Can anyone recommend any campgrounds or RV parks to us?

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Old 05-30-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
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Try Playa Del Rio in Perdido Key near Pensacola. I go there in the summer and they just redid the park. They have a fair amount of Snow Birds.

You can also look at St. Rosa and Pensacola RV Parks.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:00 PM   #3
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The DW and I would like to spend some time in Florida this winter. We figure about 6-8 weeks. We would like to stay on the gulf side, maybe splitting our time between the coast and a bit inland. I would like to be south enough to avoid the cold weather that was experienced in Northern Florida this past winter. Can anyone recommend any campgrounds or RV parks to us?



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How cold was the weather in northern Florida? In Wisconsin anything above freezing would have been welcome this past winter!
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:06 PM   #4
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As WI born and raised now living in northern FL it was not cold. I think one day required a light jacket!
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:15 PM   #5
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We like Silver Palms in Okeechobee it's mid state at the N end of the lake. On the Gulf side there is a new park in Fort Meyers called Cypress Trail. Also a nice place. We found it smart to stay south of Orlando for better weather. Okeechobee isn't much of a town but the people are very nice traffic isn't bad and the park is very nice clean great pool and always something going on. I'm no expert on RV parks in FL but those two I know to be very nice and not to expensive.
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The DW and I would like to spend some time in Florida this winter. We figure about 6-8 weeks. We would like to stay on the gulf side, maybe splitting our time between the coast and a bit inland. I would like to be south enough to avoid the cold weather that was experienced in Northern Florida this past winter. Can anyone recommend any campgrounds or RV parks to us?

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Take a look at Nature Coast Landing RV Resort just north of Crystal River Fl. You can rent lots from owners or buy one if you like.It is about 80 miles North of Tampa. It is very nice and clean. Check it out online. It is in a quiet area yet within driving distance of most anything in central Fl. We really like it.
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The DW and I would like to spend some time in Florida this winter. We figure about 6-8 weeks. We would like to stay on the gulf side, maybe splitting our time between the coast and a bit inland. I would like to be south enough to avoid the cold weather that was experienced in Northern Florida this past winter. Can anyone recommend any campgrounds or RV parks to us?



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If you want consistent mild temps for the winter in Florida...stay south of the Tampa/Orlando area as you look for camp sites.
We once resided north of Tampa and south of West Palm Beach...winter was much nicer in WPB
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We used to go to Destin in the panhandle but the cold weather drove us farther South. We like Three Lakes RV Resort in Hudson FL. It's about 25-30 miles North of Tampa. It had a few cold days last winter but nothing like the panhandle.

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We have spent the past two winters about 30 miles south of Tampa at a park called Hide- A- Way resort in Ruskin Florida. It's located on the Little Manatee River. They have all sorts of planned activity's and side trips. This past winter anywhere north of Tampa saw frost and a lot more rain than we did. The people there are great and not snobby like at some parks. Check out their web site, it's a 55 and older park also.

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We have spent the past two winters about 30 miles south of Tampa at a park called Hide- A- Way resort in Ruskin Florida. It's located on the Little Manatee River. They have all sorts of planned activity's and side trips. This past winter anywhere north of Tampa saw frost and a lot more rain than we did. The people there are great and not snobby like at some parks. Check out their web site, it's a 55 and older park also. Bill and Bonnie.
We winter at Fawn Ridge in Davenport, FL and up 27 13 miles at Thousand Trails Orlando.
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