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Old 10-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Looking at spending a couple days in Jacksonville this December. Any recommendations for places to stay?

Pecan Park RV looks to be one of the nicest in the area.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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Absolutely not. Pecan Park is a dump and in a very bad part of Jacksonville.

First choice:
COJ.net - Camping at Hanna Park

Second choice:
Campground Details - TALBOT ISLAND SP, FL - Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Third or last resort:
https://plus.google.com/100622372845...ut?gl=us&hl=en

Every other campground in Jacksonville is either in a high crime area or next to a highway. (very noisy)
Id offer to let you park at my oceanfront lot but the city & neighbors will freak after 1 day.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Flamingo Lake is also a pretty decent choice. Rvparkreviews.com listings here RV Park Reviews :: Jacksonville, Florida ( FL ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews
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Retired military? Try Mayport NAS, right next to beach, we are trying it in NOV? Reates are good for sure.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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Flamingo Lake is nice and just off the beltway on the north side. Have you thought about St. Augustine just south of Jacksonville? This is one of our favorite places in Fl. Very quiet with a LOT of history. Location for the "Fountain of Youth"!
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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Flamingo Lake is nice and just off the beltway on the north side. Have you thought about St. Augustine just south of Jacksonville? This is one of our favorite places in Fl. Very quiet with a LOT of history. Location for the "Fountain of Youth"!
We have not. We thought Jacksonville would have more to see / do with three kids.

Where do you stay in St. Augustine?
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If you want a taste of old Florida, just above Jacksonville there is Fernandina Beach which has a super state park with room for lots of bike riding and the park entrance is a block from the beach. Very quaint old downtown historic district with shops and restaurants. There is horseback riding nearby, dolphin cruises and kayak rentals. No buildings over 3 or 4 stories high. There is also boat trips to Cumberland Island which is interesting also.
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Lots of stuff for young and old to do in St. Augustine. We stay at North Beach CG, just a couple miles out of town. Large sites, cross the street and you are on the beach, go the other way and you are on the intercoastal . Only down side is that it is a "'natural" setting... e.g. sand roads and sites. no pavement. I don't consider that an issue, but some do.
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Flamingo Lakes. Great park, good prices, nice little eatery on the lake. Really nice park. Cheap for long term campers. 650.00 month, all inclusive.
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Thanks for the info. We made reservations at Flamingo Lakes.

Now - What is there to see in Jacksonville?
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Thanks for the info. We made reservations at Flamingo Lakes.

Now - What is there to see in Jacksonville?
Flamingo Lakes is on the north side of Jacksonville near the airport and the Zoo. Day trip to Fernandina just north of town IS recommended. Pecan Park isn't in a bad part of town, it is northeast of the airport. It has a flea market on the same location too. Flamingo Lakes is just southwest of the airport and closer to the bad part, but is indeed a nicer park to camp and stay at. Just be carful going south of Flaming Lakes by more than a few miles on Lem Turner Rd. I recommend using the interstate to travel south. The NW section of Jacksonville's core has a reputation for bad. Flamingo Lakes and areas outside of the 295 loop are not bad areas at all including the area NW of Jacksonville.

SR 105 follows the north bank of the St Johns river as it turns east to the ocean. Hugeonot park at the NE corner of Duval county and is the last beach you can drive on in the county (Jacksonville is all of Duval county = REALLY BIG). Talbot island is just north on 105 and is a nice state park. Amelia island and Fernandina Beach is north of that.
St Augustine would be a nice trip too. It would be about 50 minutes at speed limits.

Where are you planning on stopping here in Florida?
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Just an FYI, I live about 5-7 miles east of Flamingo lakes and can give you a locals insight to many lesser known Parks and where to dine /shop in the area.
PM me if you would like to get my number. Enjoy your stay. Nothing I posted is intended to scare you, just inform you, so you can keep your family safe.
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Flamingo Lakes is on the north side of Jacksonville near the airport and the Zoo. Day trip to Fernandina just north of town IS recommended. Pecan Park isn't in a bad part of town, it is northeast of the airport. It has a flea market on the same location too. Flamingo Lakes is just southwest of the airport and closer to the bad part, but is indeed a nicer park to camp and stay at. Just be carful going south of Flaming Lakes by more than a few miles on Lem Turner Rd. I recommend using the interstate to travel south. The NW section of Jacksonville's core has a reputation for bad. Flamingo Lakes and areas outside of the 295 loop are not bad areas at all including the area NW of Jacksonville.

SR 105 follows the north bank of the St Johns river as it turns east to the ocean. Hugeonot park at the NE corner of Duval county and is the last beach you can drive on in the county (Jacksonville is all of Duval county = REALLY BIG). Talbot island is just north on 105 and is a nice state park. Amelia island and Fernandina Beach is north of that.
St Augustine would be a nice trip too. It would be about 50 minutes at speed limits.

Where are you planning on stopping here in Florida?
Thanks for the info. We plan on stopping for a day or so during before New Years. We will be traveling home to Pennsylvania from spending a week in Florida.
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