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Date of Stay:
June, 2018 -
This is a quiet, relaxing place we like to visit often. We have stayed at Poplar Point several times, and once at Parkers Creek. We like Poplar Point better - both the campsites and the beach. Most sites are well spaced apart, and all are surrounded by trees. Power at electric sites is only 30 amp everywhere, and it can drop low during peak times. Used to have problems with my EMS kicking off due to low voltage when we tried running to many items at once. I now have a Hughes Autoformer and we've never had an interruption due to low voltage since. We did trip the 30 amp breaker once, but that would have happened anyway. The roads and some campsites need repair. Looks like they are starting some renovations on Loop C, as it is currently closed due to construction. But we still love coming here as it is less than an hour from home and is very peaceful. We camped at Jordan Lake SRA / Poplar Point Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
May, 2018 -
Needed somewhere close to Gainesville for visiting the wife's mother in serious condition at Shands hospital. Choose this place because of reviews here and elsewhere. A bit of a drive from Gainesville (about 25 minutes), but worth it. Sites are pretty close together, and many are long-term residents, but all sites are neat and orderly. Many of the long-terms have buildings to get their stuff in which minimizes the clutter and lots of "enhancements" to make their site nicer (pavers or concrete to expand existing site drive and patio, plants, decorations, etc). Everyone, staff and residents, were very friendly. I understand from the in-laws that the lake used to be low/dry, but since the hurricane last year it's full and looks nice. It is way off the road - the "driveway" goes at least half a mile or more, but it's paved and in good shape. Make sure to park close to the hookups as the site/patio is somewhat narrow. We camped at Grand Lake RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
July, 2017 -
As stated in other reviews, half of the site are sloped quite a bit. There are three sets of back-in sites, both sides of three different roads. The sites on one side of each road are fairly level, while the other side is not. But it's not the same side for each road. Consult the site map to understand the layout. When you arrive you will drive past the "exit" side of each row of sites, loop around past the host sites, then enter your site row from the other side. The mostly level sites are 1-8, 10-23 and 38-44. You will need a short RV to be able to get level in the unlevel sites, and even then you'll need a lot of blocks. The hookups are at the back of the site, so on some RVs you'll have a long distance to run your sewer & water hoses (if you want to keep your rear stabilizers on the pavement). Otherwise, this is a wonderful park. All roads and sites are paved. There are wide paved trails that go throughout the entire park (not just the campground) that are great for walking, running or biking. You'll want to drive to the pool, which costs extra, but you get a discount for having a camping site. When arriving, make sure you don't miss the camp road entrance (Campground Road), which is immediately after turning onto Tanglewood Park Road from highway 158. The signs are small and sometimes difficult to read. The Welcome Center is right there on the corner, which has a loop behind it to park your RV and then continue around to get back on Campground Road. It's difficult to realize this if you've never been there before. We camped at Tanglewood Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Pools, trails, horseback riding.