White Springs, Florida
We think we’ve finally rested up enough to continue our journey south.
We are going to head towards Ocala (horse country) and stay a few days before heading into Tampa.
Silver River State Park is in Ocala, and one of our favorites, but is full this week-end That’s one of the hazards of not making firm plans and reservations.
Some friends of ours recently stayed at Wilderness Park in Silver Springs, Florida. They said it was one of the nicest parks they have ever stayed at. It looks to be a typical Florida snowbird park with all the amenities. We always used to prefer state parks with but have come to appreciate sewer hook-ups more and more. I think that’s where we’ll be heading later today.
We have enjoyed our stay here at Lee's Country Campground, here in White Springs, Florida. It was perfect for our needs after we left Georgia. It is definitely not a “destination” campground, but a great place to relax a few days or overnight.
It’s less than a mile off interstate 75, just southeast of Live Oak, Florida. It’s only about 40 miles south of the Georgia/Florida border. They accept Passport America, so our stay cost us $17.50 per night with sewer. There are sites without sewer hookups and they are $16.50. We are in a nice pull through site with some afternoon shade. I think it’s site number two. There are no concrete pads, just sand and they don’t allow “big” rugs for over one night. I guess they don’t want their grass damaged. Not one of my favorite rules, but for our purposes on this trip, I could deal with it.
They do not allow permanent residents, which is definitely a plus in our opinion. Some of these campgrounds that have year round people can get kind of trashy. Most of the people who stay here only stay one night. It’s been very quiet and there are not many other people here.
It’s big rig friendly.
Lots of “wildlife.”
There are some pretty wooded areas to take a short walk, and a couple of gazebo’s and sitting areas. There are separate areas for a campfire.
There is no pool, shuffleboard or hot tub, but is a great overnight stop, or for a few nights rest.