When we stayed here, it was a KOA. It is no longer a KOA
As new full-timers, we were like almost everyone else. We needed someplace warm to camp during the winter months. We had decided that the first winter season that I would not workamp but Chris would. When we were deciding where to stay for our first winter, we decided we wanted someplace in central Florida. We also wanted the place to be away from both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
We’re Thinking KOA
Since we knew we were going to be workamping at a KOA in Amarillo Texas over the winter, we decided to pick a KOA for our winter spot. That we could check out the way it runs and chat with other KOA workampers. We decided on this place.
We had booked this place approx 7 months ahead of time because we had read that campgrounds are hard to come by in Florida for the winter.
Upon arrival, we found the place extremely busy. Check-in was a breeze and the staff was friendly. We were escorted to our site and that’s where we ran into a little trouble. The site they put us in was very tight. It was not bad once you were in but there was a pole on one side and a tree on the other.
This Was A Challenge
We had asked if there was another site available and were told there was not. Now I am not bad at backing in our trailer, but this was a challenge. The KOA escort stayed with us and helped me get in. Thanks, Wayne!!!!
Although we got off to a rough start, it turns out we really enjoyed ourselves while we were there. The people were super nice and went out of their way to say hello. The facilities were clean and well kept.
RVs Were Decorated
During the Christmas holiday season, people decorated their RV’s. There was an activity sheet given to us at the beginning of every month. On the weekends they served breakfast in the clubhouse. It was about $4.50 but you got a decent breakfast for that. Did I mention we got a visit from Elvis?!!!
Although they are not located on Lake Panasofkee, they are located on a little canal that leads into the lake. They had a nice fishing dock with benches. To the side of the dock, they had small boat skips you can rent and leave your small boat in. There were a community fire pit and a nice swing by the water. We loved the swing. It was very relaxing to bring your coffee down by the water while sitting on the swing.
They also had a laundry room that was well kept and clean. They had a pool and playground close to the laundry room also. They sold propane if needed. The store was small and not really all that well-stocked. They had firewood, candy, a few common RV supplies, and my favorite, ice cream!!!
It was located near I75 but we did not hear the traffic noise that much. What you will hear is the noise from the airboat rides next door. They don’t start until after 9 am and usually done by 4 pm.
The campground is an older one but is well maintained. There are tall trees throughout which makes for lots of shade. We had our screen house set up so bugs were not a factor.
Although we were a little skeptical of the place when we first arrived, it turned out to be a very nice place with some of the friendliest people we have ever met. If we were ever to need a place in this section of Florida, we would not hesitate to stay here again.
Date of Stay: 11/1/16- 4/15/17
Lake Pan RV Village
Big Rig Friendly9.0/10
Park Road Condition9.0/10
- FHU Pull Through Sites
- Tent Sites Available
- Cottages Available To Reserve
- Dump Station
- Fishing Dock
- Cable TV
- Pet Friendly/Dog Park
- Pool/Laundry Room/Clubhouse
- Activities In Season/Shuffleboard
- Some Sites Tight
- Wi-Fi Poor
- Loud Noise From Air Boats During The Day
- Camp Store Items Limited