Florida: Exploring the Untamed Side of the Sunshine State
Tour these rivers, fishing grounds and lesser-known cultural spots to get new insights into Florida. See a rodeo in the heart of southern Florida and reel in tarpon in the Gulf....
Whether your idea of a vacation is testing your mettle against the Navy's finest fighters at the SEALS Museum or exploring otherworldly coral reefs in Dry Tortugas, you can have it all on this journey along Florida's picturesque Atlantic Coast. Toss in some top-notch dining, classic cocktails and one of the longest-running variety shows in the country and you've got all the makings of an adventure to remember....
Gulf Coast living is all about the simple things: family, food and old-fashioned fun. And it's easy to experience them all on this epic road trip from downtown Tampa to the heart of the Everglades. You'll enjoy endless entertainment in the culture-driven hot spots of Ybor City and Sarasota before heading south to the mangrove forests and inland waters of Florida's wild swamplands....
How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings
The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
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 / 10The 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 / 10The 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.