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Old 08-23-2018, 06:47 PM   #1
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Any good central Florida campgrounds?

We have been going to the Cape Canaveral area during the winter months for years. Started out going for 2 weeks in Feb the gradually went to 3 months, now that hubby is retired. We have grandchildren and family in the Orlando area and only see them when we are down there.
The Campground we have been staying at, has been sold and they have jumped the prices up from $675 a month to $815 and they have decided to change from an RV park to more a mobile home park. This change was not mentioned when we booked for the upcoming season and now we find out they will only have 30% of the park for RVs the rest for permanent residency.
Now we have to start looking for another place to call home in the winter months. Can anyone recommend a good park where your NOT looking into your neighbors Windows and where you can open your awnings without hitting the RV next door?

We would like to stay in Central Florida area south of Ocala and NO lower than Kissimmee and east of the villages or Clermont area.
We have 2 medium sized dogs that travel with us ,so pet friendly is a must.
Full hookups with Cable and Wifi .
Not really into social activities as we pretty much stick to ourselves but do like to use the swimming pool once in awhile.
We are quiet people, so a park full of bikers and kids really isn't our thing.

Is there such a place anymore in Florida?
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:48 AM   #2
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Thanks for the detailed requirements. I think East of the Villages is going to be the difficult requirement. If you do not mind West of the Villages let us know.
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Here's the Good Sam Snowbird site which I've been looking at:

We've hit FL for a couple of weeks for several years and are looking forward to this winner going a couple of times. We
ve stayed at The Bee's between Leesburg and Cleremont several times and enjoyed it as a home base. Like you we enjoy our time together but also some of the amenities. There are 2 other larger parks next to the Bees and many more South.
We've also stayed at Red Oaks at Bushnell which is a larger park with large sites. Right off I-75 North of Tampa. Enjoyed our time there too.
We are Good Sam and Passport America members. Just a couple of nights savings pays for the annual dues.

The cost of owning and upkeep on a RV park is increasing steadily and the FL taxes are high so many of the park owners are looking for ways to insure a steady income stream. One way seems to be changing dynamics to combined usage. Not just FL, other states too.

May want to stay shorter time in several parks this year to check them out as well as the area. We usually spend our days out in the area seeing what's around us. We love the outside from the comforts of our DP or car.

Wish you the best in your search. Richard
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:20 AM   #4
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Look at Winter Garden RV Resort. It’s right on Rte 50. Winter Garden is a nice little town, good food and regular events in the downtown area. We stayed in the RV park for 5 months and had no complaints. They might not have cable, but plenty of channels are available over the air.
Wekiva Falls RV Resort, just east of Sanford off SR46, is another good one. My in-laws go there every winter, they like it. There is a major highway project to improve SR46, so traffic there might be unpleasant, but the RV Park is far enough away that it won’t affect you in the Park.
There’s one in Tavares on Lake Harris, too, but you’re getting a little further from Orlando at that point. Fisherman’s Cove RV Park is a little more rural, but right off Rte 19 and handy to Tavares, Eustis, Leesburg, and Mount Dora. Be sure to ask for a concrete pad if you want one, not all sites have one.
The only other park I’ve stayed at in Central Florida is the KOA in Mims. I can’t recommend that place for anything more than an overnight, as they are very convenient to I-95. They need to clean out the full time residents, especially the ones living in tents on pallets.
I’m pretty sure all these places fill up for the winter months, so you want to call TODAY to make your reservations.
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Try here:

It's a nice place about 40 miles east of Orlando.

Also there's a CG in Christmas but I don't know anything about it.

We expect to be pushed out of central Florida in the next few years by significant price increases.
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