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Welcome to another winter season and the flock of snowbirds have arrived in the beautiful sunshine state Florida! All who want to escape that cold crisp wind and snow scatter towards Florida to relax in the sun. It comes with a price if you do not plan well enough my fellow RV’ers. Those that already know the pain of booking campgrounds, it can get quite tricky when it comes to Florida in the winter. EVERYTHING is booked up and full. So, if you are planning on taking flight like the snowbirds do and head towards Florida prepare for next winter my dear. There isn’t anything available now. Which comes to my very first campground we have stayed at here in Florida. Sun Outdoors Orange City RV Resort in Orange City, FL just north of Orlando. It is about 1.5 hours to Disney and about 30 minutes from the Daytona Beach, one of the most famous beaches of all time.
In this article I will cover cost, amenities, a few things to do around the campground and the overall feel and rating of the place. Before I begin, always look up the campgrounds website, read Google reviews and search for YouTube videos or blogs about the campground you would like to stay at to get a bigger picture of what it will be like staying in the campground. As always, travel long, travel happy!
I would like to talk about this RV park and all of the ins and outs. I love to share our experiences to help you understand more about the campgrounds we stay at and maybe a possibility for you to stay and have a great time as well. Personally, I research a ton about a campground before we decide to book a site. Just because I have no idea what it will be like staying there. For example, are there long-term residents that fill up the park, or 55+, fancy resort or a basic campground, etc. There is such a big variety of campgrounds, and we always try to figure out what will fit our needs and wants to enjoy another experience.
First and foremost, we chose this resort due to it being rather close to Orlando and it was one of the parks that still had availability 3 months prior to arriving. Yes, we learned the hard way of not being as prepared as we should have been, but I’m giving you warning now. Just plan ahead. Once we arrived, we made our way to our site, which Orange City RV Resort is huge. They have over 100 sites to choose from. Once we found our site, our hearts sank. The site is EXTREMELY tight. We had to ask our neighbors to move their trucks and we were stuck in the middle of the road for a very long time. The whole neighborhood pretty much came out to watch us try to park our beast of an RV into a super tight space. Not ideal…. but we made it in and settled for the next couple of months.
The site we stayed in was a Back in super full hookup rv site, it had 50 AMP electricity and water and sewer hookups. During the winter months on a monthly rate of $32/ per night. There is an additional fee of $2.00 per night for extra person fee. We have a total of four of us in the family and my two children were “extra persons” that had the fees. That part was a bit of a bummer, but we were able to get into a campground in Florida and it was a fit for our family and it offered fun amenities during our stay.
Speaking of amenities, this campground offers Wi-Fi access, hot tub, outdoor pool, clubhouse, horseshoes, shuffleboard, fitness center, dog park and playground and more. Additional perks are close proximity to Disney, Universal Studios, Legoland, Museum Arts & Science, and Family Fun Town.
Overall, our stay here at Orange City RV resort was very convenient and rewarding for us visiting the sunshine state. Although, pretty costly and a very tight campsite we enjoyed our stay and appreciated the amenities offered and the Wi-Fi. We had fun at Disney and Universal Studios, Daytona Beach, nearby restaurants and shops. Check out more about this Resort on their website here. As always, travel long, travel happy!