MYSTICAL MAGICAL MANATEES This central Florida gem has a state park feel with a fun and relaxing atmosphere perfect for the whole family! Spend some time at the screened-in swimming pool, participate in seasonal activities or explore the local area.
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Spent a weekend with my travel trailer and this place is fantastic. Remember to bring your 30 to 50 amp adapter.
The pool is amazing. You'd be silly not to enjoy an evening at the screened cage pool. It's open til 10pm, with lantern lighting throughout!!
Very peaceful park and there is virtually no trashy campers or run down RVs in the park. I am lead to believe they have a strict policy on appearance as every site looked great.
This was my 2nd stay and I will be back!
Have been here for 2 days now and staying for 2 more yet. We have enjoyed this park a lot. Its quiet with a mostly the snow bird crowd and a few families with younger children. The park is well maintained along with the facilities. Bath houses are of the suite type where it has a sink, stool and shower all in one room and its all yours when you occupy it so there is ample privacy. They were clean for the most part but it takes everyone to clean up after themselves and consideration of the next person who will use it so with that in mind they are in good condition.
The sites are large and mostly shaded with palms and hardwoods and are generally flat and level. They are 50 amp only so an adapter is needed for us 30 amp units. WiFi is good in the park. Pedestals are in good shape with cable TV and a 20 amp outlet, water and sewer. With the trees come squirrels. Ants were mentioned in another post but I have not had an issue with them. Florida is sandy soil and it has ants so use what ever you use for that.
We have family in the area so we will definitely use this park again for future visits. I could even winter here. Its very nice and we really like it here. Sun Resorts recently took it over so improvements are in its future we were told. The pool and club house are nice and has some activities and I do agree that a camp store would be a good addition.
Called to make a reservation the evening before and were told our site would be ready anytime the day we arrived and the security would let us in. However when we arrived the office was closed and there was no security. The people inside were very rude about the office being closed and that we would have to wait what ended up being 45 minutes. Very unimpressed.
Facilities rating would be higher if there was a store. Ice, firewood and 50/30 amp adapter were only items available. Overall this is a nice park. Spa and pool are covered and appear to be well maintained. Laundry and bath houses were clean and neat. The park is big, very big with almost 400 spacious sites. The two bathhouses are not conveniently located and can be a hike from most sites. I estimate 70% or more of the sites are permanent / long term guest. Many with "yard art", light shows and canopies covering vehicles and boats. ALL sites are 50 amp so bring an adapter of buy theirs for $25. Most all sites are sandy, grassy, wooded and without a patio. No problems with leveling the trailer but keeping sand outside is a challenge. We stayed in mid August so most of the permanent guest were not there. Could be a rocking place during the winter.
There was a call box for security stating to call for late check in. I called security it was about 7pm and security was very friendly and said he would be right there to meet us. A few minutes later he arrived and let me choose a spot from the list of available spots. It was raining for most of our stay, but the location was nice in a wooded area. nice big spaces. The only down side to this park was that there were many ants and the park was all dirt and gravel spots. but the shortfalls were more than overcome by the great staff and nice pool area and other facilities.
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Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
From Jct of US-19 & SR-44, E 3.4 mi on SR-44 to Rock Crusher Rd, S 1.6 mi (L); or From Jct of I-75 & SR-44 (exit 329), W 22 mi to CR-490, SW 3.5 mi to Rock Crusher Rd, N 2.1 mi (R)
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