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Old 08-01-2021, 08:36 AM   #1
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Winter hideaways in Florida

Having lived in Florida, with an RV for a number of years, we had the opportunity to discover some of the local RV Parks that were run by the Counties, instead of the State. Most of them were out of the way, but not at all remote from civilization. These parks were usually a little smaller, more intimate, but still accommodated the biggest rigs with all the amenities like water, sewer and full 50 amp electric and wi-fi. And, the price of a stay was always reasonable too, usually no more than $50 a night. They were also always well maintained and managed.

For instance, this County run park, right in the heart of West Palm Beach, John Prince Park. There is plenty to do in the park, even before you think of going into town... There is walking, biking and paddling areas and the county puts on entertainment, such as movies, music concerts and live plays, "under the stars" during the winter. You could spend a full week there and never have to go into town, if you don't want to...

Another County run park is in Apopka Florida. It is called "Kelly Park"
The big attraction there is a natural fresh water spring that comes out of the ground and meanders nearly a mile downstream to a pool where the water is only about four feet deep, so people can get out and walk the quarter mile trail back to the source. And, a little further down the same road that the park is on is Kings landing where you can continue down the Rock Spring river in rented canoes and kayaks (or bring your own) for another eight miles and they bring you back...

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Thank you!! We use municipal and county operated parks often. Most are well run.
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Thanks for sharing!
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As someone who grew up in WPB, Ivan give a big thumbs up to John Prince Park. Quiet for the most part. It is part of John Prince Park. Largest park in the Palm Beach County system. Large lake, good fishing. Lots of play areas for kids. You are next door to the Lantana Airport. Very busy small plane airport. PB Community college close by the park too. Lake Worth beach is 20 minutes away with traffic. All in all, a hidden gem.
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Well next couple of years those parks will be full!
Sometimes it is best just to keep quiet!
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Well next couple of years those parks will be full!
Sometimes it is best just to keep quiet!
Totally agree. You need to keep good finds like those a secret. We do! Sure beats a RV park with rows and rows of RVs.
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