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Date of Stay:
May, 2015 -
The Alafia State Park has great spacious sites some of which are pull-throughs, others are back-ins. We were in 23, a back-in with a fire-pit and extra large picnic table. There is water and electric at site. We noticed the black-water dump facility up by the round-about. Two nice driving loops contain the campsites. There are many mountain bike and horse riding trails. Some of the sites have two posts so you can tie your horse on a "run-line." We saw a stable of five or 6 stalls, but have not been to look at it close-up. It looked well maintained from our car. There is a small lake behind the first camping loop. We are told there could be alligators so keeping the pup close by is best. Otherwise not at all worried about the wildlife here. I love the way state parks are so well kept. They are so spacious and the sites have room between each one so you are not on top of the neighbor. The trees, forests and trails here are very enjoyable. A well-done park. We camped at Alafia River State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
March, 2015 -
We enjoyed site 152 very much. We were tucked in the furthest corner at the end of a cul-de-sac. Trees, cows, pasture and a very small creek were our neighbors. Luckily we had no one within four sites of us, otherwise they would have been 15 feet away. The sites are sort of graded, all sand and no concrete at all. So have a mat and take your shoes off before entering rig, otherwise you will have a very sandy rig. Overall the entire park looked pretty cramped to us. Somewhat laid out well with designated roads, but sites were not designated with railroad ties, pads or patios. Therefore people parked all sorts of ways into their sites. Being a Thousand Trails location, there were semi-permanent to permanent trailers on some sites. We find the kitschy decorations and assortments of decor to not be too attractive, in this and other TT parks we've stayed at. We did not use any of the extra-curricular activities (did not notice if they had any events going on) as we were here to do repairs during the day and hang out with our friends at night. It was convenient to The Villages, we loved the cows in the pasture and would stay here for short stays if needed to again. I'm not sure what it is like during "season" in Florida, but I can say you will be "close" to your neighbor for sure. We camped at Three Flags RV Campground in a Motorhome.
Head over and into The Villages. There are three different styled squares, each of which has music every night of the year. Very fun. There are many restaurants there to choose from. Even happy hour in the square from 5-6 pm where you can get drinks from their kiosks.
Date of Stay:
December, 2014 -
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we've ever stayed in. We love the forest, the trees they have kept in the park, the spacious sites, the well-laid out design, railroad-tied site markers, the designated patio and tent pad at each site, the park amenities, the paved roads for biking and walking, the lake, the rental boats, easy to maneuver roads, the clean bathrooms and pleasant staff. All around, just great. Hope to go back this Summer and stay longer than one night. We camped at F. D. Roosevelt State Park in a Motorhome.
Enjoy the mountain and nature.