Sumter Oaks RV Park February 2015

Location: Bushnell, Florida

Webpage: RV Park

General Description: Sumter Oaks RV Park is an Escapees park, mostly for club members.  It is a relatively small RV park just south of the Florida Turnpike connecting I-75 to Orlando, Florida. It is a mix of full timers, seasonal, monthly, and nightly residents with 99 full hookup sites.  Many of the sites are pull through, especially for short-term residents.  However, most of the pull-through sites are only 30 amps.  There is a clubhouse with a large meeting area for group meals and activites, a TV room, a library, and a pool and ping-pong table.  Outside are two shuffle board courts.  The office area has a small cafe and full laundry facilities.  You can get your propane tanks filled on site, put air pressure in your tires, and even have it weighed at one of their SmartWeigh units that give the weight on each tire individually.

Brochure

Impressions:

1) As with other parks of this type, there is more a community atmosphere to the park with very friendly neighbors and lots of activities in the club house through the week.  Activities included community dinners, crafts, exercise groups, card playing, bingo, and blue grass music jams.  We found everyone very friendly and helpful.

2) There is not very much room between the sites, which was okay since everyone was so friendly.  However, it also made some of the pull through sites impossible to get into without backing in for our 35 foot fifth-wheel.  Our site was so tight that we could not pull straight into it without running over the rocks surrounding the sewer connection.  We had to pull around to the other side and back into the site.

Campground

3) Propane was cheaper than any other place we had found in Florida, although this is not a big deal since propane usage in Florida is not going to be very high.

4) We had the opportunity to dry camp in a small area next to the swamp for one night while we waited for our site to open.  The price of $5.45 a night was great and it was no problem.

5) The only concern I have about the RV Park is its location.  It is right on the edge of a swamp (our site was less than 100 feet from the swamp), which is not a problem in the winter, but could be a problem during the summer.  Also it is right across the street from water treatment ponds, which were very noticeable a couple of times during the week.

Swamp

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