ON THE BANKS OF THE BRADEN RIVER This 5-star escape is nestled along the Braden River with its own 12-acre private island. Enjoy being close to all the Sarasota/Bradenton area offers. Beautiful beaches are just minutes away from our sanctuary in the sun.
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.
$61 per night sets a fairly high expectation, and a big let down. A very minimal part of this park is open to RVs...the rest is park model type homes. The sites are very narrow. We do not tow, but noticed others had issues with parking a towed vehicle. The space we were given had a hill in the middle...up hill going in and down hill going out. It did not appear true for all sites, but the leveling for several sites around ours was very challenging. The camping instructions given had 3 different items that said "check with the office", including what to do with your trash, though the office was closed when we got there and when we left. We had 3 English speaking TV channels available. Called in advance and was told cable was not available and that we would get all of Tampa stations and local stations with our antenna....not so. Verizon hotspot was weak in this location.
This is one of those “community” type of parks with mostly park models including year around as well as seasonal residents mixed with RV spaces. The RV sites are dispersed throughout the park but concentrated in the southern end. The driveways and site pads are asphalt and in good condition. The site pad, which included a concrete patio and picnic table, was fairly narrow. There are good facilities: nice pool, workout room, meeting rooms, etc. The bathrooms are modern and super clean. The free WiFi worked well for us. We had a pull through with full hookups and 50 amp electric. AT&T 4G signal strength was -110 dBm which is OK. We paid $33.30 per night with a Good Sam discount.
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How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
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.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10
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.