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Old 02-02-2016, 12:55 PM   #1
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Spending a month or two in Florida - but where?

Hi all! We are planning to spend a month or two (January/February) 2017 in south Florida to get away from the cold northeast weather. This is our first attempt to find a good place that is clean with nice ammentities. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-02-2016, 01:03 PM   #2
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Are you interested in a specific part of the state? There is the panhandle, the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Coast, the central part and the Keys.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:04 PM   #3
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There are tons of places, but my fear based on past experience is that if you are just looking now, you might be a bit late.

Everything in Florida seems to get booked up quite early, state parks, fed parks, and most of the better private parks.

Wr are headed that way this year and made our reservations at four different locations for a 7 week visit last August! And even then, there was not as much choice as I had hoped!

One place you may well get in is Land Yacht Harbor Airstream park i Melbourne on teh Atlantic side, we will be there for ten days.

It isn't only for Airstreams any more, they let in a % of others, but we always seem to get a spot there.

Not the greatest in terms of amenities - no swimming pool - but kept extremely well and nice and peaceful as a home base. They do have decent clubhouse facilities (no showers) and quite a lot of organised activities if into that sort of thing.

Rates are very reasonable.

No pets allowed though - not sure about youngsters.

They do have a website.

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Old 02-02-2016, 01:10 PM   #4
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This is high season here in the sunshine state, you'll have to accept what you can find, picking and choosing is not an option until mid April. Like SeaLevel said pick an area, then start calling around maybe you'll get luck if someone cancels.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:17 PM   #5
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Since you will be arriving next year, you should be able to get reservations. The closer to the attractions, the more expensive.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:30 PM   #6
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Sorry, didn't realize it was for 2017. There is a real nice RV Park in Sarasota just 5 miles from Siesta Key Beach called Sarasota Sunny South, its small, clean & friendly. The Sarasota area has everything to offer from the Arts, fine restaurants to that beautiful 2.5 mile beach designated by Mr. Beach as the #1 beach in the US just two years ago.
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:22 PM   #7
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Not the warmest part of Florida, but the Ocala area is nice and prices are more reasonable.

http://willistoncrossings.com/about.php#.VrEPQsc4_LQ
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:30 PM   #8
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Another, more rustic RV Park in the same area is the Canyon Rock Crusher RV Park.

https://www.sunrvresorts.com/Communi...utUs.aspx#open
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You can't go wrong at Corps of Engineers parks. But you do have limits on how long you can stay at any one park at any one time, typically two weeks, with a possible two-week extension if you're lucky. There are three CoE campgrounds that I'm aware of on the banks of the Okeechobee Waterway. You could bounce back and forth between these three campgrounds all winter, moving every two weeks.
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Three coe parks on the caloosahatchee river.
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Thanks to everyone! We're starting very early because we have read that it's the smart thing to do. I intend to check out all the suggestions. Keep them coming!
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Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami has reasonable monthly rates and decent amenities if you want to be far south. Bill Fredrick Park in Orlando is another hidden gem in a metro area but no pool and limits on stay length. There are some great state parks, including Oscar Shearer, Hillsbourgh River, Little Manatee and Lake Louise in the mid to lower part of state. All have 14 days reservation limits but you could move among them or hope for extension as a walk up. The Sebring and Lake Wales area has many private parks and tends to be a warm area since less wind the coastal areas at similar latitude and fairly reasonable prices. There is another large former airstream only park called Travelers Rest at Dade City but I haven't stayed there.
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We have been staying at the Recreation Plantation RV 55 and up park, has everything you could think of and more. They are in Lady Lake FL right next to the Villages, FL. They have all kinds of activities going on all day every day. Check out their web site.
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Thanks to everyone! We're starting very early because we have read that it's the smart thing to do. I intend to check out all the suggestions. Keep them coming!

Hello PA AS traveler,
We will be spending late winter (March-Apr) in Florida in a few weeks. Will post trip report following our trial at Topsail and Ocala National forest. If all goes well, we may plan longer stay next year but further south in Jan-Feb.
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