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Oct 27 - Dec 31, 2018
Since going full time in May (part time for a year before that), this is easily one of our favorite camp sites! It's completely peaceful, clean, and enjoyable! The staff are quite friendly and the camp hosts have become friends (at the least). The base is very quiet, and almost seems deserted at times... but that's what makes it so nice. No traffic, no crowds, nothing! You get this big, beautiful lake almost to yourselves. There are three camping areas.. the old RV campground, closest to the office, the primitive and tent sites in the middle, and the new RV camp at the far end. In our opinion, the older RV campground is the best! The spaces are very large and spread out in such a way that you barely notice your neighbors. There are lots of trees for shade, and an asphalt road. This camp does not have a dock, like the other two, but has a couple small beach areas and a nice deck to sit your chair and enjoy the sunsets. There is a small PX on base, but it's more of a glorified convince store. The towns of Middleburg and Starke are close by, and can take care of all your needs. Starke is quite rundown and we suggest going to Middleburg for anything and everything. Jacksonville and St Augustine are less than an hour drive, and give you all the premium Florida touristy things to do. Cell signals, for ATT and Verizon, are fantastic. There is fee wifi, but there is also the option to pay for upgraded services. The signals are very good. The PX has ice, sodas, snacks, a few grocery items. There is no fuel or propane on base. The recreation center (camp office) has kayak and paddle boats for rent. Pets are allowed in the RV parks, but not in the primitive section. They are not allowed any where else on base. You need to get pet pass from the camp office, for your car, if you will be taking your pets on and off base. We had a reservation for one month. Because of issues at our previous camp we came early. Thankfully Blanding was able to accommodate us. We love it here so much, we have decided to skip going to The Keys for Christmas and to stay here through the end of the year!