Well, we made it!!!!!!!!!! We are in FL. Went to Daytona for a few days,,,disapointing. they just keep squeezing and squeezing the drive on the beach areas. Went to Key West, too many people and cruise ships. Went to the Everglades, beautiful.
Any suggestions about the Ocala area, where to stay. We want to go to Homassasa and see the manetees and the springs.
I pulled my little Orbit just fine all the way down from KY to FL.
Went thru Miami what a trip...
Camp at Juniper Springs, rent a canoe and paddle the springs. Then the next day, hop on SR40 west. Just before you get to the big bridge over the Ocklawaha River, there's an RV park on the right hand side of the road that also rents canoes and kayaks. Rent a boat to paddle up the Silver River to Silver Springs. If you're lucky you'll see some of the monkeys that are descendants of the monkeys used in the old Tarzan movies.
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Don't know how long you will be staying but if you are going to want to stay near the Ocala area you better get humping making reservations. Bikefest week is upon us and all the CG's will be full up with bike enthusiasts within over a 20 mile radius of Leesburg and that includes Ocala!!
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If you can get a site at Rainbow Springs SP, they have full hookups, and are not too far from Ocala.
If you enjoy nature and paddling, you are not too far from the Silver river and the other various spring runs.
The Rainbow river is awesome for snorkling or just plain paddling.
Most of ther Manatees are gone now, but you might see some in Kings Bay at the Three Sisters Springs, or at Homosassa river.
I live just north of there. This part of Florida means springs. Around Ocala are Rainbow and Silver River (right in Ocala) both state parks. And Juniper, Alexander and Salt Springs in the National forest to the east. All have CG. Silver Springs is the commercial attraction and they have a wet and wild attached. there is a very nice museum in Ocala with many old Masters. The Appleton Museum of Art.
Off the top of my head I'd say it's too late for Manatees except for the captive population in Homosassa. They usually hang around springs and other warmer water areas in the winter since they are cold water intolerant. But it's been warm for well over six weeks.
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Rainbow River State Park or Salt Spgs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest. Both have FHU sites. Do visit Silver Glen Spgs on SR 19 in the forest. It is a slice of the Garden of Eden and you will realize why I never leave the state.