Sunset Isle RV Park & Motel
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
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Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps
Still Great.. and Getting Even Better!
We stayed for 2 months at one of our favorite campgrounds in the 2014 winter, and really appreciated all of the improvements the park has been making. Freshly painted buildings and updated landscaping really make this place even more inviting. They even upgraded the laundry facilities by adding in more units. All of these upgrades of course also come with new slightly increased rates - which we still think are a bargain.
While were there, they also switched their reservation system from pencil & paper to computer - a much needed improvement. We still recommend reconfirming your reservation, as they tend to have a pretty high inaccuracy rate. Several of our friends who joined up with us over the winter had problems.
The WiFi was pretty strong, and AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all worked great (sometimes needing boosters).
Just a shame the weather didn't cooperate as much this winter, but this was still a great place to spend some winter months and soak in the warmth of community.
We stayed here for five days in January. We had specifically came out to visit other RV'ers who were staying and recommended it. We really enjoyed our time in Cedar Key and this RV campground had some good and some bad.
The RV campground is older and its layout was probably carved by organic growth, rather than pre-planned out. Driving our 36' RV around the RV campground was difficult and for the first time ever, I had to ask someone to move their car so I could park in the spot.
The flip side is everyone is very friendly, they have an onsite restaurant, and oh yeah... beautiful waterfront sunset views. The family would head to a dock and enjoy some time watching the sun go down every day. During the morning dog walk, I would stop to enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds the RV campground.
This RV park had water, sewer, electric and cable hookups. There was a laundry room, which was clean and had some newer machines. The WiFi was good but not always reliable. I was disappointed to find there was no playground nor dedicated dog walk.
When we did leave, I found it hard to leave. The town and the RV campground were very laid back. I never once felt stressed out during my stay, since Cedar Key is at the end of the road there was no road traffic or noise.
Would I recommend this park? Absolutely. Would we come back? We are debating returning to Cedar Key in a month, but we will absolutely come back.
Do not go
Paid for 3 nights, but only stayed for 2. Sites so close we could not open awning or put out chairs. Cigar stogies and cigarette butts everywhere. If you don't mind being near a chicken coop, this place is for you. Only had 2 golf carts and where in bad shape; seats were moldy and chocks were needed to go to town.
Quaint & Charming
We stayed here a week in one of the waterfront spot - absolutely delightful. The staff is super friendly and helpful, and the sunset views from the waterfront spots are worth the upgrade. The location is just a 1.5 mile walk/bike ride into town.
There's a cafe on site that serves BBQ, soft serve ice cream, breakfast (with fresh eggs) and grill fare for probably the most reasonable prices in all of Cedar Key. The facilities are kept in great condition.
Some things to be aware of:
- Most of the spots are quite narrow - 20' at best. Very tight maneuvering. Our neighbor had parked his RV a bit over the line into our spot, which made it extra difficult.
- When you book a waterfront spot, be sure to inquire about the state of the mangroves. Some of them can grow quite tall and block the view. By law, they can't cut them down - but they still charge for a waterfront spot regardless.
- There are public docks all around, but you have to cut through campsites to get to them. If you book a waterfront spot, know upfront that your spot is always a walkway for everyone else.
The park WiFi was hit or miss, even with our WiFi Ranger we couldn't keep it stable. AT&T was a pretty solid 3G signal, and Verizon 3G was in and out.
All and all.. we'd return and probably book a spot for a few weeks. Their rate structure is really quite flexible and gets cheaper the longer you stay. The rate below is based on a waterfront weekly rate in season, without taxes.
Good location, good price
This is a Passport America park (hence the reasonable rate). Some spots on the water, and they seem to be the transient spots! Quiet, and 5 minutes from Cedar Key. Accessible off-season, owner says it's crowded October to May. Very worth the drive, if you want some great seafood and old Florida charm. Be sure to ask for the PA rate.