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Old 09-14-2005, 02:04 AM   #15
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Did you check the daily rate at Fiesta Key CG?
Last winter it was just under $100 a night. This was of purely academic interest to me.......... Nick.

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Old 09-15-2005, 07:28 PM   #16
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Wintering in Florida;;;; Depends on your buget, you can pay as little as $15 per night or as high, as previously stated $100. For $15 you can have as much camping space as you want, and for a $100 you will be like the preverbial sardine in a can.

there are 3 AS parks in FL, Christmas, Paradise, Travelers Rest forget about the 4th. I would recommend Christmas $15 and Paradise $19, be used as your base camp and look from there.
Average price is in FL is $35 per night, if you like the ocean then $60 per night. the best of the best are booked a year in advance.

good luck and drive safe.

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Old 09-15-2005, 10:28 PM   #17
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I found Christmas, and know about Travelers rest but, where is Paradise? I couldn't find it on a google or yahoo search? Thanks
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Old 09-16-2005, 09:23 AM   #18
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High Springs Campground at exit 404 on I-75 was only around $200+electric a month 2 winters ago. They have laundry, and very good hot showers. High water pressure and a remodeled pool area. You can get phone and DSL service via Alltel there too. BUT, they do not take reservations for monthlies, just overnights. They may have changed these policies since I have been there, 2 winters ago. High Springs is about 20 miles NW of Gainesville. Lots to see and do in the area, especially if you are a snorkeler, kayaker or scuba diver.
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:18 PM   #19
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One may find this acceptable & affordable if your going down into the mid Keys. (mile marker ~ 67)
You can reserve here:

Or just go the the Florida State Park site and roam around:

By-the-Way ... Disney has a great campground, on the property!
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:38 PM   #20
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I think Long Key was fully booked 11 months in advance for the winter. That's my experience.
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Old 09-17-2005, 11:17 PM   #21
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Christmas airstream park

We live about 15 minutes from this park - just to give you an idea of where it is - it is way out on the east side of Orlando in kinda the boonies, but you have good access - it is right on highway 50 which you can take east right into the cape area and I-95, or
if you travel west you hit the UCF (university of central florida my employer!) area of Orlando, there is a huge shopping center right off of 50 called Waterford Lakes that has everything, super target, every box store, restaurants. Also right there you can get on the east west expressway that will take you to downtown orlando, or you can hook up to 417 and travel down to the Disney area. To most of suburban Orlando Disney area is 45 minutes away - from the older sections of town.
Also you can get into Winter Park pretty easily where there is the Morse Museum with all the Tiffany glass and upscale shopping on Park Avenue. It is where the locals go. There is also a road not far from the park where you can turn north and get up to the northern suburbs of Orlando easily including my town Oviedo. You are also right near Fort christmas which is a park and fort where they have activities from time to time I know the Florida Unit of the wbcci is having an event there the first weekend in December where they volunteer to help at the event while camping out.
You can also easily drive down I-95 to melbourne etc. There are some fish camps further east on the St. Johns where you can airboat or at least you used to be able to.

I've never riden in the Christmas park but I've driven by it, and it looks very woodsey. they allow non airstreams in there I think.
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Old 09-25-2005, 03:35 PM   #22
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WINGFOOT321 hope you get this.

Paradise is 20 miles east of Punta Gorda, get off the I 75 exit 164 which is US17 drive east about 2 to 3 miles, to a set of traffic lights, at BERMONT RD (winn dixie) head east 20 miles cross over county road 31 (red light) and a little bit further (10 miles) walla and you are in the middle of nowhere, but its a good rest stop. and if you want to go south from there US 29 is an excellent road to drive on the entire length.

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Old 09-29-2005, 04:45 PM   #23
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Just last week my wife and I got a "10 minute" pass and checked out the Salt Springs Campground in the Ocala National Forest.

Very, very nice for $20 a day. Almost all pull through sites with full hook-ups (yes, full hook-ups in a Forest Service campground). Beautiful spring fed swimming area. Nice bike paths.

Best part -- it is run by a vendor for NFS. While you can reserve a spot through ReserveAmerica, half of the spots are "first come, first served" with a maximum stay of 6 months! This right out of the horses mouth by the site manager.

While not ready to full time yet, we will definitely be headed up there for a few weeks this winter.

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Paradsie Park is east of Punta Gorda, Fl. We are winter residents there and have been for seven years. If you like golf, It's THE place to be. Email

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