Saturday, March 12, 2011

South Bay RV Campground-South Bay FL 3/3-3/10/11

Site: We had site 148. It was a double wide very level paved site.  There was a very large grass area on both sides of our paved area.  Behind us was a small canal.  There were small gators in the cannel. Site was very spacious.  In front was a double wide paved road.  It was a full hook up with 50 amp electric. There was a picnic table and a grill. We did have a few large trees on our site. Not all sites have trees.  There are 72 sites, about 10 are double wide paved. About 25 are 50 amp, others are 30 amp.
Laundry; There are 2 washers and dryers in each of the 2 restrooms.  Washer $1.25, dryers .75.  Very clean. Partily opened and screened in area in entry to restrooms .
TV,Phone,Wifi; Cable TV with about 70 channels. Verizon phone worked well, 3-4 bars. Wifi worked great.
Dog friendly; Very large area to walk your dog. No fenced in area. There is a large area like a tennis court without lines and a 10 foot high fence. I did see some people letting their dogs run in there.
Amenities; There is a small club house/game room. Limited planned activities. A few swings for the kids.
Location; South Bay is on US 27, in South centural FL.  The park is about 1/4 mile from Lake Okeechobee.
Summary;  This is one of the nicest public parks we ever stayed in. This is a super park with a very friendly staff.  The rates are: for out of County residents $27.75 -day;$166.50-week; $693.50 month;extra vehicle(not sure if this would include a boat) $4.25,$25.44,$106. We were in the back loop. The front loop is along route US27 and there is a lot of road noise.
We would consider spending a month or more here if it wouldn't be for the $4.25 a day extra charge for an extra car. First time I ever saw this type charge. There is a gate that is locked at night. There is a pond and a canal/channel around the the campground. There is a boat launch on Lake Okeechobee about 1/4 mile away.  There is a street light about every 4 sites.  Good lighting at night. Good bike riding in park.  About 6 miles to a Winn Dixie and 16 to a super Walmart. Few resturants in the area. This is a small town with not a lot of amenities. Very poor signage to park. Very easy to miss if coming from the north.
Bonus; Lake Okeechobee  right aside of park. On top of the Dike surrounding the lake, 140+ miles, is a hiking/biking trail. About half of it is paved. Great birding area.
Our site is behind the big tree on the right.
These last 3 pictures taken from the top of the Dike behind our site.
Our site is on the left, behind the tree, you can see our truck.

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