patfux Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
March 21st, 2019 Lauffen official RV parking

Small parking lot outside of Lauffen direct on the river Neckar. The parking cost 7,50€ per day. There is also a sewage disposal for free. fresh water (in wintertime not available) and power cost seperat. you can take here some hikes, bicycling, and there is a pool just 200 meters away.

March 4th, 2019 San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Toll Info

crossed the bridge once time 4 month ago (Dezember 18) with an Canadian license plate. until now, no bill is coming....

February 24th, 2019 Sesquicentennial State Park

Campground at the Sesquicentennial State Park. It has 84 Site’s in different dimensions. Each site has a Picnic Table, Fire ring, water tap and 30A Power. The sites are all in the pine Forest and not very level. There are also 3 Washrooms with showers. At the entrance it has a big Garbage container and a little dumpstation. Price is 23$+tax. At the park you can do some hiking, cycling, fishing, boat rental and it has a big playground. You can make reservations at the internet, but only for minimum 2 day’s. If you wanna stay only one day, call them, and you can make a reservation for only one day. If you don’t have a reservation come before it’s getting dark. There is a gate thats colse, and you will need a code to open it.

February 23rd, 2019 Mill Stone Landing, Hardeeville

two big parking lots. I think, that the right parking lot is only reserved for the marina rescue, so I stayed at the left one. there are no facilities. stayed for one night from Saturday to Sunday. at the Saturday evening it wasn't to bad, maybe around ten boat trailer and some people. on Sunday morning at 6:30am it's getting really busy, they also parked at the grassy area between the parking lots. but anyway, I had a quiet night, and nobody borderd me. maybe the best option here around Savannah. I tried it before at 3 Walmarts, and they send me all away- so I stayed here, and I was lucky about it....

February 23rd, 2019 Walmart

at the entrance of the parking lot, there is a sign that says "no tractor trailer parking". I was wondering about this sign, so I wanted to go the the customer service. At the customer service there was another big red sign, that says "no overnight parking at all"- so I didn't slept here as well....

February 23rd, 2019 Walmart

arrived at 4pm. Because I didn't saw any other campers I ask at the customer service and they called the manager. He said me, that he don't care about if any body stay at his parking lot overnight. but the city law says No! so if a police car comes and catch me, he is not responsible. So I didn't slept here....

February 22nd, 2019 West Tower Campsite Osceola NF

Established campsite in the Osceola NF. You can stay on an big flat grassy area in the front, or behind in the Forest on single sites. each side comes with an picnic table and a fire pit. there is also a small building in front with flushing toilet, portable water and a warm shower! At the moment it's for free, but as like all campsite here it's proposed to get 10$ per night. Sites not to crowded

February 22nd, 2019 Olutstee Beach Day using Area Showers

nice day using area where you can have a picnic and can take a swimm. there is also a bathroom in the disabled washroom with hot showers. the dayusing fee is 3$ self registration. but there is a permanent host, that takes control. I came only for showers....

February 21st, 2019 East tower camp Osceola NF

primitive camp in the Osceola NF. it's only a big flat grassy area, and some places under the trees. there are only bin's- not toilet or other facilities. very quiet

February 21st, 2019 17 mile campground

nice campground with nearly nothing, except bin's. there are around 14 site's all far away from together. when I stayed her, nobody else was here. the terrain is a bit swampy, and the roads are a bit narrow. but I think, a 24ft motorhome can also fit here. with my Ford E150 van I was very fine.

February 19th, 2019 Copp Camp Osceola National Forest

That is the first really nice and free place that I visited in Florida since the last 3 weeks! Lot of space, no designed sites (just stay wherever you want), minimum 10 brand new portable toilets and bins. There is a post that's proposed to get a fee from 10$ (at February 2018) but it's still for free! The only bad thing here, is the noise from the I10- but the running generators are louder :-(.....
after two days, there came some guy's that collect the toilets and moved them away and didn't replaced them. so I decided to go to the 17Mile Camp. this is much quieter and you have more privacy.

February 18th, 2019 lake dorr national forest

Nice campground with 34 Sites in the Ocala National Forest. Each Site comes with tentarea, BBQ, fire pit, picnic table and bearcontainer and is surrounded from tree's. There is also a big washroom with toilets and hot showers, and there are some water tap to fill up the tanks. Actually the price is 12$, but will be proposed to 20$ whenever- Self-registation. There is also a couple of volunteer camp host- very lovely.
the campground is near the street, but the noise is not so much...

February 16th, 2019 Tram Road (equestrian) campground

4 Sites at the state forest. Booking for ALL! sites required. Site 1 has the most space, it's on an wide area. Site 2-4 are mostly covered by tree's- they should have enough clearance for big RV. All sites comes with picnic tables, BBQ and a fire pit. Nice an very quiet at night. There are also portable toilets and pitcher pumps with non drinkable water-resistant but good enough to clean dishes. If you come after sunset, there is a gate, that's close between Sunset and sunrise. You will find a gate-code in your reservation.
there is also a bis picnic area for day use with picnic shelter. the campsite is on an horse trail, so you will also find some facilities for horses.
8 miles away, there is a Walmart in direction to Ormond Beach on the intersection to interstate 95.
price still 8,90$+tax, reservation fee 6,70$+tax

February 16th, 2019 Bennett Field Campground

6 Sites and 1 additional group camp at the state forest. Booking with Reserve America required. All sites comes with picnic tables, BBQ and a fire pit. Nice an very quiet at night. There are also pit toilet Available, no water!. There is a gate, that's close between Sunset and sunrise. You will find a code in your reservation. Walmart only 13 miles away on the intersection of I95 in direction of Ormond Beach

February 11th, 2019 Picayune state forest

it's now my second time here. it's a very nice and quiet campground for all kind of rigs. the access is very complicated. you have to drive a 15 miles detour, that you come to this place, but it's worth. as described it's a big, flat, grassy area with some trees- so not many shade from the sun. there are portable toilets and some water tap with non drinking water. most sits have an picnic table and there are some BBQ.
it's still 10$. if you want, you can make a reservation for 6 of these sites- but you have to pay an reservation fee of 4$. but the campground host telling me, that it isn't necessary- he will find a place....

February 8th, 2019 Everglades - Long Pine Key campground

Nice campground in the pine Forrest. There are buildings with flushing toilets, and seperat buildings with solar heated showers. On some evening there are ranger programs at the amphitheater. There is also a dumpstation.
20$ per night, 18$ with annual pass

February 4th, 2019 Miccosukee Resort & Gaming

not bad.... for me it was the same experience than Walmart. the trailer let run her generators during the night, car's with big exhauster and loud music drive around and the trucks starting at 6am.
the registration is pretty easy. just go to the security counter right beside the cashier, show the driver's license and fill out a form. in the casino you have clean toilets and a cheap buffet. And it is a nice hub to come in each direction :-)
on the registration paper is a set that's says, that only self contained vehicle can stay here- but I didn't think, that this is so much enforced.

edit February 10th:
as I wanna register my van the second time at the security counter, the security officer ask me what for a kind of RV I have. I told him , that I have an converted Ford E150 Campervan (self-contained). he told me then, that I didn't get an permit because it's only for trucks, big RV and trailer. so I had to search an other place to sleep.

February 3rd, 2019 Middleton's Fish CampPark

what for a f... great spot! you camp on the side from a small pond/River on an dead end road. there you have no protection from the sun, so it could be maybe hot in summertime. near the boat ramp at the day using area you could find picnic tables and BBQ. On your side you can sit in your chair and watch the wildlife cinema just few feet away. lot of alligators, birds, turtle, otters and fishes. beside the boat ramp you have an 24/7 open washroom with showers. and that's for 5$ per person. I didn't see any signs, that forbidden big RV's. but it's for sure nicer without because it's only a "camp". because of the wildlife I stayed one night longer. you also can take a airboat tour, just ask at the shop. it's very quiet at night, except the frogs a bit.... I will definitely stay here again on may way back from the key's.
edit February 12th:
I wanna stay one night here again, but the owner telling me today that it must be 30 days between each stays. so he sent me away! no exceptions! that was definitely a bad experience.

February 1st, 2019 Moss Park

Big campground with 54 sites and additional family campground and group campground. Each side comes with picnic table, BBQ, fireplace, water and Power. The washrooms and showers are very spacious and clean. They also have a dumpstation. Pets and alcohol are not permitted at the campground. When you come, you get 4 papers of restrictions :-(.
Make sure, that you come early at the first day. There is a gate that close at the same time like the Park. Summer opening from 8am til 8pm, Winter opening from 8am til 6pm. The only sad thing here, is the airport nearby. You are in 20 minutes at the airport. Do you hear all the time the planes starting at landing. But usually I had a quiet night.
if you want, you can also hike a lot of trails. Walmart and Publix are 15 minutes away.

January 29th, 2019 Stuart Beach Park

two pig parking lots, with no signs, that overnight parking is prohibited. there is one big building an one small building behind, with flushing toilets- but closed at night. The parking lot has regularly parking spaces, so maybe not a good thing for big rigs. behind the second parking lot are picnic shelter's and a small playground. the place is also highly recommend by surfer's. nobody borderd me, would stay here again

January 28th, 2019 Flamingo campground

stayed here for one night. it's a big campground with over 200 places, the T-circle has Powered sites. there could be more sites, but the B and C circle was closed- looks like forever...
the showers are solaroperating, so make sure, that you take your shower at daytime or early evening. at my time the check in was operating from 9am to 5pm. after that you can make a self check in.
quiet at night, because generators are prohibited from 8pm to 8am :-)

January 27th, 2019 keys Deer Refug.

Nice place at the end of the road. Saw same deers. very quiet at night. stayed with one other here- no issues at all. thanks for sharing

January 27th, 2019 Casino Miccosukee

we eat at the buffet for 11,50$. it's on the 2th floor. each day different types of food ( Mexican, American, Italian...). can recommend it.

January 23rd, 2019 Alson Tract FREE

Nice campground, very quiet. You have to reserve online at https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/alston-tract . You will receive an email with the gate code. The campground has an covered picnic shelter and a portable toilet. There is also a pump with water on side, but not drinkable.
The sites are mostly covered from Trees. Beside the campground you will find the Hillsborough preserve, were you can do some hiking.

January 19th, 2019 rest and picnic area. overnight allowed

couldn't find it.... maybe destroyed like so many things here.... :-(

January 19th, 2019 Washroom and Shower

public washrooms at Santa Rosa Beach. There are also free cold water outdoor showers. Free parking in front, but overnight parking and camping prohibited

January 18th, 2019 Shoreline Park

now there is a sign that prohibited camping in each manner... :-(
but still ok for shower.
stayed at Walmart parking lot 7 Miles East...

January 18th, 2019 Mobile Bay Ferry

Ferry Dauphin island to Fort Morgan

Schedule Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am,12:30am, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm

Schedule Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island: 8:45am, 10:15am, 11:45am, 1:15pm, 2:45pm, 4:15pm, 5:45pm

prices vehicle+1 driver:
Auto, Van under 21ft: 18$
motorhomes 21-40ft: 36$
motorcycle: 11$

additional Passenger 6$

Feed passenger 6$

January 17th, 2019 Rest area/Visitor center

there is a sign, that's clearly say "no overnight parking"!

January 17th, 2019 Bethel Trailhead

I slept also one night outside the gate due the Gouvernement Shutdown. if the place is open, there are for sure enough level place for small and bigger RV's. it is a very nice place to stay. the pit toilet was open- not in a good condition, but usable. had a quiet night.


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