Lake City Campground
Big Rig Friendly9.5/10
Park Road Conditions9.5/10
- All Sites Are Pull Through
- 50/30 Amp Available
- Cabins/Tent Sites Available
- Camp Store
- Laundry Facilities
- Propane Available/Dump Station
- Pool/Playground/Outdoor Games
- Cable Hook Up
- Pet Friendly
- Good WiFi
- Hiking Trail Swampy
- Unable To Use Catch & Release-Grass To Tall
- No Scheduled Activities
- Strange Run Down Section In Rear Of Park
This is the third campground we have stayed at in Lake City. It seems you are always going through Lake City when you are entering or leaving Florida…lol. This campground is located in Columbia County which charges a whopping 12% tax on overnight camping according to this campgrounds website.
Far Enough Off I-10 To Be Quiet
This campground is a few miles off of I-10 so there is no noise to worry about here. The check-in process here was easy and the campground employee was very friendly. She handed us a sitemap and explained how to get to the site. It is an easy layout. There are two RV sections and the office is in the middle.
The site was a full hook up pull-through site. It was a little tight but long enough that we didn’t have to unhook. It took only minimal leveling. The water, electric, and sewer hookups were in good working order and we were hooked up in no time. Our cable hook-up did not work. After trying a few quick fixes, we still had no cable.
We Carry Extras
Now anyone that knows us knows we carry all sorts of spare hook up parts of all lengths…lol. I broke out a connector and attached two cables together and hooked into the site next to us. Worked perfectly. So off to the office I went. We were only going to be there for one night and we didn’t feel like moving just for cable.
After explaining the situation to the office employee she said she would block out that site for the night and we could stay plugged into their cable. Sweet!!! While I was in the office I took a look around to see what they carry. It looks like minor grocery/snack item and some RV parts.
Time For A Walk
After we relaxed a bit we took a walk around the park. It was not all that big so it was an easy walk. Behind our site was the recreation room. It was a little rustic. It had a pool table, a TV, a few video games, seating, and a microwave. The odd thing about the rec room was that it shared a front deck with a private residence.
Coming out of the rec room we headed over to the pool area. The pool was small but clean. Heading past the pool was a playground and shuffleboard courts. As you walk across the entry road to the park there was the dog walk. It was just an open area alongside the road and it was not fenced.
Catch And Release
From here you head back towards the park. There was a camping area to the right of the entry road. Other than a few old-looking trailers, it was a nice area. As you walked through that area towards the back of the park you came across a few rustic cabins, a tenting area, and the catch and release pond.
The grass was really tall around the catch and release area so I am not sure how you would have ever fished. I would have to think that during the “in season” this area would be kept mowed. As you went further back, there were some covered picnic areas and what looked to be a storage area.
The “Chill Out” Pond
Coming back toward our site we came across another pond. There was no fishing allowed at this pond. It was just a bring your coffee and chill out pond. I did just that the morning we left…lol. It was a nice pond with a fountain in the middle. The only other thing about the pond is that it had a small dock that went out a short way. The entry to the dock was nailed shut.
Coming around to the final area of the park were a few houses. These houses are not listed on the map and I am not sure if they are permanent residences or rentals. Speaking of not on the map, I must mention one more thing.
Uh Oh, What Is That?
Behind the non-fishing pond was an area of very old trailers. There was a row of them and they were severely unkempt. Some had homemade decks that were falling apart. They were hidden behind a row of trees. I am not even sure if they were part of the campground. If they were not, the campground would be doing themselves a very big favor by completely fencing that section off.
Oops, I almost forgot about the bathrooms. The office was located in the middle of the park. The bathrooms/showers were located on the side of the office building. They have coded entry. They were extremely clean. There was a propane fill area on the opposite side of the office.
Overall the people we met and talked to were extremely friendly. The facilities were clean and the campground was quiet. Other than the cable, we had no issues and got a good night’s sleep. If we are in this part of Lake City in our future travels, we would stay here again.
Date of Stay: 10/11/18
Number of Nights: 1
Normal Cost Per Night: $39.20 (30 amp)
Our Cost Per Night: $35.28
Total Cost of Stay: $35.28
Amount of Discount: $3.92
Type of Discount: 10% Good Sam
Site #: 38