- Recommended Campground -

Fort Summit KOA, Orlando FL - February 2007

 

I've always considered KOA campgrounds as a place for a quick overnight stay while traveling.  Usually a very open campground with few trees, and no privacy between sites.  This one is no exception.  The upside is they are usually clean, well maintained, and have pull through sites.  Since this was our second trip for us and my in-laws, with our new campers, this was a good place to visit.  There is a playground, a rather small putt-putt golf course, and small game room.

Our sites had full hookups, including cable TV.  The fire pit look like it had never been used.  We stayed two nights and had a campfire each night.  The campground store even sold firewood, but it didn't appear as though anyone had a campfire while we were there.  Must be traveling the next morning I guess.

The weather was ideal.  Low 70s during the day, upper 40s-low 50s at night.

If you're looking for a campground near the central FL attractions, this might be a good choice for you.

 

Our campsite, #125.

I'm doing a little detailing while waiting for the rest of our crew to arrive.  If you haven't done so yet, give a Magic Eraser sponge a try on those black streaks.

The wind picked up for a while, but never did get any rain.  I'm assembling a small portable BBQ from Walmart.

My wife relaxing in the shade.

The rest of our crew pulls in.

This is was one of the few campgrounds I've ever seen that didn't use a 4x4 post to protect the water line.  Instead, they used a flimsy piece of PVC above the ground.  A nameless person accidentally kicked it, shearing it off at ground level.  Old Faithful washed down their camper.

While they were off seeking help, I put on my poncho, and carved a plug from a piece of palm frond.

I wedged it into the broken pipe.

Tapped it home with the broken piece of pipe.  A little while later the park service guy showed up and turned off the water to repair the line.  Other than a little embarrassment, and a $10 fee, no big deal.  The poncho worked well until water shot up my armpit!

We enjoyed Smores one night, homemade ice-cream the other night.

 

 

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