Silver Springs, Florida (near Ocala)
We’ve been busy and are really enjoying our stay here at Wilderness Rv Park Estates. We got the Passport America rate of $22 a night. I heard that they give a couple nights free if you take their tour and sales pitch. Before we paid for additional nights, I asked about it and sure enough, we got two free nights! I’m trying to learn to be “cheap” and I guess I’m picking it up pretty well, huh? All it takes is to have no shame .
This is a great place to stay and more like a resort than a campground. They have all the amenities and everything is very nice.
There is not much shade, but in the winter that is a good thing. They have one section where they allow Park models, one section they don’t and a “Class A” only section with some really nice sites, some overlook the river. That section has it’s own private pool. They start at $47,000. The ones where we are parked start at $27,000.
Here is a tour of the grounds.
nice dog run with pond
Class A Section
sauna and steam room
pool and dart room
Kayak and canoe rentals and the launch into the Oklawaha river. The water at the “put in” area is a little scummy, but it quickly flows into the Oklawaha River, which runs into the beautiful Silver River.
It’s a very nice campground and we are thoroughly enjoying our stay here. There is a lot to do around here (hiking, kayaking, bird watching) and we would like to stay longer. Unfortunately, we have to leave soon.
They even let us wash the motorhome, so we got that done on Thursday.
We took a drive over to Salt Springs and toured the springs and campground. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow…this post is getting too long.
We also went to a u-pick Blueberry place and got some real nice berries. They were $2.50 a pound and quite a bit more expensive than our place we used to go to.
It didn’t take any time at all to get $12 worth of berries!
Al is rushing me to finish because he was promised blueberry pancakes this morning!
Al found a Brown Thrasher sitting in a nest right in the middle of a blueberry bush. I got a picture of her, but I didn’t want to bother her anymore than I did, so the picture isn’t too good.
Al is looking on line and has discovered another rv dealer here in Ocala, so that might be what we do today!
After breakfast of course!