Sunrise in the Florida Keys

Sunrise in the Florida Keys

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Heading South

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. Smile  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. 

Lee's Country Campground, White Springs, Fl

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. 

Lee's Country Campground, White Springs, Fl

It’s big rig friendly.

Lee's Country Campground, White Springs, Fl

Lots of “wildlife.”

Lee's Country Campground, White Springs, Fl

Lee's Country Campground, White Springs, Fl

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.

Lee's Country Campground, White Springs, Fl

There is no pool, shuffleboard or hot tub, but is a great overnight stop, or for a few nights rest.

8 comments:

  1. Not a bad campground for stopping over a night or two. Nice price since it is Passport America! You guys travel safely!

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  2. Actually looks like a nice campground. Good size sites and FHU. Definitely a good buy with Passport America.

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  3. Had to laugh when you said you have learned to appreciate sewer hook-ups. Seems funny, you are heading south and most everyone else is heading north. As hot as it was in AL yesterday, I'm ready to return to Citrus Ridge. I have had trouble making comments lately - did you get the one where I said you could stay on our lot at Citrus Ridge if you are in that area? Just let me know.

    So glad you are finally full-time. We never make reservations unless we absolutely, positively know what the plan is (like Yellowstone). So far, so good.

    We should arrive in TN to drop off the grandchildren. Two weeks in TN then off to Michigan.

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  4. Looks like a nice park, all that grass looks pretty inviting. I guess the mats would eventually turn all kinds of spots brown so that's why they don't allow them.

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  5. Looks like my kind of campground. When we're in travel mode I really don't want the amenities like a pool or game room or whatever. I want a quiet big spot to park and just enjoy relaxing.

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  6. For a quiet rest day or two the price is great.

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  7. We've stayed at Alexander Springs Park in the Ocala National Forest and really like it. They have a nice river for canoeing or kayaking on.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  8. Glad your enjoying FL. If you want to check out a great place in the Ocala area, head west to Cedar Key. It's a slice of old Florida you seldom see any more. If you decide on a trip over, contact Pat and Cindy at the Low-Key-Hideaway. They have 4 RV sites but call first. It's a great place right on the water, it's well worth the trip out. Check out their web site.
    No affiliation, we just had a great time there last year and they are great hosts.

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