We live very near the
Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater
area. We own a real home
and consider it our
Home Base.
We like RVing in Florida
and hiking in Florida
a lot...
Our travels are in chronological order
(All photo and video links are below...)
We went to Discovery Cove! We swam with dolphins!
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We've hiked Starkey more than once...
Great hiking!
Official Website.
Park Guide & Map.
Trail Map.
Pics are here: Here.
Beautiful, great hiking, water views!

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Our 3rd Visit.
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Outtakes!
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More Outtakes!
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Even More Outtakes!
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Still More Outtakes!
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Still More Outtakes!!
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Still More Outtakes!!!
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Still More Outtakes!!!!
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Oh My! Still More Outtakes!!!!
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Oh No! Last Outtake!!!!
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Another great hike!
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Beautiful, outstanding hiking!

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Our 2nd Visit.
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Our 3rd Visit.
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Lots of hiking, full hookup sites, great Gift Shop, alligators... This is an awesome State Park!

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Not a FL State Park but we saw pics and had to visit the waterfront sites in person! We were not disappointed! Extremely pleasant.

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We went back, huge mistake. We got ripped off. Booked and paid a premium for a waterFRONT site, and we were assigned an obstructed-view water view site. Completely unacceptable. This RV Park is managed by incompentent crooks. Do yourself a big favor and take your RV to any other RV Park.

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Little Manatee River State Park, FL. Beautiful. Very nice, private sites. Great hiking. Very quiet. We dodged tornados to get here!

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Highlands Hammock State Park, FL. Very beautiful. Great hiking. Lots of children but still quiet. Speed bumps on entry were very annoying. My pull-through site was marked on the inside but not visible from the road, the water spigot was 6" off the ground... We're glad we went but aren't likely to return.

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Day Trip
Sunset Beach Park, FL. Cute little park. No dogs allowed. We didn't hang around too long because we didn't want to spend Christmas in jail!

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Day Trip
Tarpon Springs, FL. Had planned on going to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park but didn't get there early enough so we went to Tarpon Springs and took a Dolphin Cruise. Sooo beautiluf!

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Alafia River State Park! Incredibly beautiful! It wasn't a warm weekend but you felt cozy with nature. We saw deer. We were visited repeatedly by a bright red cardinal!

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Our 2nd Visit.
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Our 3rd Visit
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Hillsborough River State Park! Awesomely beautiful! We saw a gator!!

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Our 2nd Visit.
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Our 3rd Visit.
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Wekiwa Springs State Park! Very, very beautiful!!!

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Lake Louisa State Park! Very beautiful, surrounded by lakes! One of the trails is a complete circumference of a lake, awesome!

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This is a County Park, not a State Park, in Dade City, FL. The actual camp sites are nice, kinda "old Florida," quaint. Sites are roomy, nice shade. Pretty much everything else is not very remarkable. Worst trail markings of all time. No printed maps or guides. Dirt roads, both ways, in and out. Sort of glad we visited, most certainly won't be back.

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This is a privately-owned campground in Homosassa, FL. It's an hour drive from our home. We spent 2 hours and 15 minutes on this trashy little place.

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Very nice, small, State Park in the Ocala, FL area. Great hiking. World-class mountain biking. Can't wait to return.

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Very nice State Park in the Ocala, FL area. Great hiking. An awesome, expertly curated Museum! Can't wait to return.

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What an amazingly beautiful place! Three gator sightings in 2 days! Wild deer running around! This County Park is absolutely fantastic. (Very narrow 2-lane approaching the Park.) We will return often!

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Beautiful, quaint, cute, cozy State Park. Really big tree. Can't wait to return.

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Our 2004 Winnebago Adventurer 33V broke down for the last time. We said "Goodbye," and now we're moving on... Bought a brand new truck (Ford, F-150, V8, Max Tow Package) and a brand new travel trailer (Grand Design Imagine 2970RL).

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Our brand new Grand Design Imagine 2970RL Travel Trailer arrived at LazyDays! We checked it out, spent the night there, learned lots of new stuff, and then drove her home!

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Absolutely shocked! This 2020 Grand Design Imagine 2970RL is so much better than the 2004 Winnebago Adventurer 33V we had! We spent some time getting outfitted, getting organized, personalizing the trailer. Still need to add some curtains, otherwise she's ready. What's next? Maiden voyage, SHAKEDOWN. I figured close to home base would be sorta smart (and getting Florida State Park reservations during the Snowbird invasion is close to impossible, big thanks to you folks because I'll be visiting new places while not paying State Income Tax).

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We couldn't get reservations at CCSP so we stayed at a nearby RV Resort. ("Resort" is not exactly accurate. Half of the place is an RV Graveyard. It's also directly alongside a railroad and trains pass every few hours and always blow their whistle, even at 3:30am.) But it was clean enough, full hookups, very friendly staff.

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We couldn't get reservations at Lake Manatee State Park so we stayed at a nearby KOA. Hunsader Farms, a working farm with many attractions, pull-through sites, full hookups, quite comfortable. Very cold and windy Friday and Friday night, not so cold and windy Saturday, and almost nice on Sunday. And we hiked a bit at Lake Manatee State Park. The best part of the weekend? Nothing broke! Nothing needed fixing! I'm loving my new truck and I'm loving my new Travel Trailer.

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Almost everything is closed. We're supposed to be staying home... Did we stay home? NO! We went exploring and hiking! But we were very careful...

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We're on LOCKDOWN! Almost everything is closed. We're supposed to be staying home... Did we stay home? Of course we did!! There's no where to go??!!

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We're on LOCKDOWN! Almost everything is closed. We're supposed to be staying home... So we made a Walkthrough Movie!!

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National, State, County Parks are closed. There are some RV Parks open, but there's no hiking... What do we do? Just staying busy...

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Florida State Parks are still closed... But some county Parks are beginning to open. So we went straight for one! Nice little Park, short but excellent hike.

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Florida State Parks are starting to open, for day use only. So we went hiking and exploring at the Boy Scout Preserve and the Jay B. Starkey Wildlife Park...

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We weighed our RV and on the way there caught a great example of the Equalizer Anti-Sway Weight Distribution Hitch in action.

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Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park is one of the best if not the best hiking State Parks in all of Florida! We hiked the EagleTrail and enjoyed every minute of it.

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1st RV weekend after the COVID-19! The Park was a bit over 50% capacity. The Gift Shop was open and Boat Tour was running. The Bird Walk was closed. Beautiful as always!

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This is our 4th weekend here. This is one of my most favorite hikes anywhere in Central Florida. The Lonesome Lake Trail around a beautiful lake.

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This is our second weekend at this amazingly beautiful Florida State Park. On our first visit we hiked the Nature Trail looking for monkeys. This time, during record-tying heat, we went to the tourist section of the Park and we were not even slightly disappointed. Some of the most beautiful and pristine natural spring water you’ll ever see.

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Very pleasant and scenic hike along the Canal. Site #47 was the most un-level camp site I'd ever seen... And the site was backwards, the picnic table and firepit were on the backside of the RV. No WiFi. Glad we visited but won't consider returning.

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This is our 2nd visit to Lake Louisa State Park. It is such a beautiful place! Excellent hiking, DO NOT miss the Defensive Driving segment at the end: We were almost killed (not joke, no exaggeration)!

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Absolutely beautiful, classic Florida beautiful. Many problems with this particular State Park but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Smokin' great WiFi. (And another Defensive Driving episode at the end.)

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