We stayed 5 nights. Nice staff, tried to help us with poor cable signal on lower channels to no avail. Water pressure not very good but we would stay here again. Very clean and well kept. Recommend you try it.
The park is really clean and right across from the beach. The only down side is its a little tight trying to get into some of the sites. Depending on the site they give you we were in 54 which is a head in site for MH only there might be someone directly in front of you. The laundry and clubhouse were clean and reasonable to do laundry.
A very nice, comfortable campground. Large sites covered in gravel and hard-packed sand with bushes separating many sites. Utility posts are well positioned and different voltages are clearly labeled. Verizon cell coverage was 2-3 bars and over the air TV received 7 stations some days and 15 on others (??). Easy walk to a beautiful beach. There are also some long trails that are well maintained. If you have a pet you are out of luck taking it to the beach as Floridas forbids pets on beaches...most other states don't adhere to this policy and there don't seem to be problems.
Since you're a long ways from stores, they do have ice and firewood at the campground. Camp hosts keep the campground attractive.
Shower needs a curtain to keep the water off your clothes. Also they need better cleaning as my shower had lots of hair in the drain...ugh!
Bring your bug repellent as the chiggers were out. When the mosquitos come out it could be brutal.
Nice lots. Well maintained Very short walking distance to beautiful clean beach. Would definitely recommend.
Don't get sucked into their lingo about the park being full and you can stay in their "new" extension area. First, we were lied to as to the proximity of the public beach. We were told it was a mere 100 yards away. It was more like 500 yards. There was no view of ocean, unless you want to look at a couple private homes and a run down shed. Sites are nice from the perspective that it's new concrete, however, we were placed on the roadside and it was noisy because Hwy 98 is a main road. This is definitely an overflow area. There is a slew hole in the center of the extension area which I am sure will produce it's share of bugs in the warmer weather. When we stayed, there was no cable and another camper said they were there two weeks with promises of it being installed. He finally called the cable company himself and they were going to his site to hook up. Again, he indicated he was lied to about the circumstances surrounding the cable not being available. The wifi was supposed to work, however, stopped after our first day. We suspect it was because there were too many people on the wifi as the extension area filled up on the weekend. There are 3 channels available on regular tv and weather was cold and rainy, so we were greatly bored when not sightseeing. Plus, we needed the wifi for personal business. When we asked about when wifi would be fixed, they indicated we could call and talk to service person! Seriously?!!! Further, the office personnel basically didn't believe us that it wasn't working because campers three slots away from us indicated they had it. I have a background in computer technology and I assured her that it was not working. They came and reset the router on a telephone pole in the extension area and I was told that's all they could do. I was made to feel like I shouldn't be asking for it to be working and how dare I bother them. Needless to say, we left the next day, although planned to stay for more than a week. Three days was more than enough! It was Carrabelle Hell! Btw, the pool is not heated and laundry is 500 yards away. Plan to take your vehicle. We certainly were fed a line of bull when we reserved this campground. There is no excuse for lying and I feel they are trying to prove to their management company that the extension is a profitable venture. While there, we observed numerous sites that remained empty, yet over nighters were stuck in the extension. We found that to be curious. Do yourself a favor and find an alternate campground. There are many others in the area.
Amazing RV resort. Very clean. All sites have cement pads. Landscaping between sites. Beach is across the street/easy access. Would definitely consider coming back and definitely recommend it.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is in a great location. Would recommend to friends and family
Very neat, tidy RV park. It is just across Hwy 98 from the beach and the Gulf. As I write this review, I can see the water out my door. Not much shade; the trees are palm trees and you know how much shade they provide. Sites are pretty level; we had to use a lifter under the front right tire. Nice pool, and it is open at this time of the rear; not always true along this coast. Bathrooms and showers are bright and clean and nice.
Friendly people at the front desk. Gives a 10% Good Sam discount. About 1.5 miles west of Carrabelle.
This is a well-maintained Park very easy for Big Riggs? to pull in and pull out, there is a nice pool area Pull-through $65 back-ins waterfront $76
Stayed here for the night as we were just passing through. Wish we could have stayed longer. Great park with plenty to do. Saw Bigfoot (not really the real thing) and had fun with the activities offered. Wanted to kayak, but rentals were due back by 6. Only thing to make it better was that the rentals should be returned an hour before sundown would have made a difference.
The sites are clean bathrooms and showers are great, the Internet speeds are real slow to nothing, the only fishing acces is on the boat docks
Disclaimer: RVC Outdoors pro-actively contacted us and invited us to come check out this resort during our travels, free of charge. All opinions are our own, and they specifically asked us to be 'brutally honest' in our review. So we're being more critical and detailed than usual at their request.
This park is about 2 years old, and you can tell they have put a lot of thought and effort into being something different than your standard RV Park or Resort. This is a full vacation destination in and of itself. Not only do they have the RV parking spaces, they offer cabin and yurt rentals - which is fantastic for the RVer wanting to vacation with their non-RVing friends.
Also onsite is a beautiful saline pool overlooking the entire complex, a game room, a small gym, a huge covered pavilion with outdoor kitchen, frisbee disc golf course and boat/kayak dock.
The RV Parking Area:
While their RV area is not as bad as a typical RV Parking Lot style, it's not that much better either. The spots are right next to each other, however because of the 'curved' shape of the area leading down to the waterfront - each spot seems to be thoughtfully positioned so that your direct view is not of your neighbor's RV. So that was a definite plus over most commercial RV Parks that tend to be nothing more than a parking lot with pedestals.
The spots were wider and more spacious than most RV parking lots, but not nearly as spacious and private as something you might get at a public campground.
Also, there is almost absolutely no shade in the RV area, or privacy between spots - they have planted small trees, but it'll be nearly a decade before any of them provide shade or division. When you walk around the land they own, you start to wonder if there might have been other possibilities for laying out the RV lot to make it seem more like a campground. Especially when you check out the cabin area, where they have laid them out quite nicely with ample space and division between the lots. (Of course, after our walk through the woods and frisbee disc golf area, we found several ticks on us - so perhaps it's not a bad thing after all!)
On the positive: Each site is super easy to get into - they have provided ample angling space that even a novice RV driver should have no trouble getting into. We witnessed no one needing to give their approach a second try. And each space is spot on level. Each site provides a picnic table, BBQ Grill, fire pit, 50 amp electric service, water and sewer. All were strong, in great shape and modern. We did have a bit of trash on our site - mainly cigarette butts.
We were given a premium waterfront site for our stay there - and the views of the water were quite nice. While we had a direct view of the water, just as soon as we walked outside our RV we felt no privacy whatsoever from our neighbors.
Since RVC goes to great lengths to sell you on their amenities, we're going to be brutally honest about them.
1) WiFi. On their website, they advertise 'Free & Reliable WiFi' throughout property. Yes, the signal is there and their basic WiFi service is free - which the welcome page says is ample for checking e-mail and some light browsing. If you want WiFi capable of streaming video, you're asked to upgrade to their premium service. The standard free WiFi was barely usable for even checking e-mail, so we decided to upgrade for $4/day. The process to upgrade was insanely difficult, and once we did - our speeds actually DROPPED!!! We called customer support with Single Digits (their WiFi provider) and were on the phone with them for 35 minutes trying to diagnose it (they were pretty inept), to no resolution. They promised to have a more senior tech call us by the end of the day, but that never happened. They didn't reverse our $4 charge either - we've now had to put it in dispute with our credit card company. We posted a Facebook status update about our troubles with the WiFi, and Catherine's Landing did respond (kudos for the active social media guys!) and admitted that they only have a 1.5 MBPS pipeline coming in for the entire park to share. That's ridiculously little bandwidth for advertising reliable WiFi. They said they plan to double that soon, but in our opinion - that's still not enough.
Thank goodness we had good AT&T and Verizon 3G signal here.. so that we could continue to get our work done!
2) The Pool. The pool is gorgeous, and we really appreciate the saline instead of nasty chlorine. However, every time we went to use it - it was a kid-stew. And usually unsupervised kids. This park is a FAMILY vacation destination, and the kids were running all over the place while we were there. We tried to relax in the pool one evening just before closing time (way too early at 10pm if you ask us), and the kids were still overruling the place. And we were there on a weeknight, and the park wasn't even half full! We would have loved to make more use of the pool - perhaps some adult only swim hours are needed to balance the needs of the guests?
3) Gym & Wii Room. We checked out the gym, and it has 3 pieces of equipment. They appeared to be modern and in great shape - but hardly what we call a gym. We didn't check out the Wii Room, as again, it was full of kids. However, what really stood out to us was the codes they issue to use these rooms. It's 12 digits long!!! We really don't understand why a 12-digit code is needed. This location is so off the beaten path, it's not like folks from outside the resort will be wandering through. So why inconvenience your guests with such a ridiculously long code to use the amenities they are paying an arm and a leg for? Wouldn't an easily rememberable 4 digits suffice?
All of the other amenities looked great - the baths & laundry facilities are conveniently placed throughout the facility, and are very clean, modern and sizable. Laundry was a very reasonable $1/load.
The pavilion looked like a fantastic place to gather, and would be ideal for a rally or large meet up. There is even an ice machine if you need to keep your cooler filled (although at $3/bag - you may be better off going up the road to the convenience store.)
We didn't use it, but they also rent kayaks and boats. If we had been there longer, the lake looked like a great place to kayak.
Would we return?
On our own, probably not. When we're passing through Hot Springs, we really enjoy bath row - and have loved our previous stays at Gulpha Gorge campground (run by the NPS). It's nearly half the price for a waterfront spot with electricity, and a nice shaded 1 mile hike to the bath houses. The 7 mile drive & traffic to go take a bath from Catherine's Landing was a bit much to be relaxing. And on our own, we're just not drawn to family vacation destinations, so this isn't our ideal 'get away' spot .. and at $42/night, it's outside our normal comfort zone for a routine stay.
However, we would not hesitate to attend a rally here. This location seems ideal for hosting such an event, and very much provides the amenities and layout for keeping a nice community feel and providing plenty of onsite activities.
And for someone seeking a family vacation - this is an ideal location. So please don't let our description dissuade you if that's what you're looking for. We write this from the perspective of a full-time, remote working on the road, childfree technomadic couple... who was asked to come check this spot out for our own needs.
Our review is intentionally 'brutally honest' at the request of the staff of Catherine's Landing - we really do appreciate their social outreach, and asking for honest feedback on what they offer.
My wife and I stayed at Catherines Landing on 9-16 to 9-18 2011. I could not ask for a better place to stay. We travel quite a lot and this was one of the best parks we have stayed at. the staff was very helpful,the landscaping will be up to par in about a year.the pull thru sites are very large,they can handle my 41 foot fifth wheel and one ton truck with plenty of space left to park another truck or car. the pads are concrete and level. plenty of water pressure, cable tv, 50 amp service no loss of power or brown outs, the baths are first rate, we have stayed at more expensive rv parks with less,a lot of thought went in to the planing of this park, we will be going back again.It is centerally located to every thing in Hot Springs.
My husband and I stayed at Catherine's Landing in July. It was a wonderful experience. The landscaping is still coming in, but the grounds are very nice. The washrooms and showers are about as good as it gets. They are very clean. The saline swimming pool was a delight. and the boat dock is the perfect place to just sit and look at the lake. There are kayaks to rent if you are a kayaker. My review wouldn't be complete without saying how great Ian Horgan, the concierge, is. Being first time travel trailer owners, he was extremely helpful to us and never made us feel silly for now knowing how to hook up the trailer. We hope to be in the Hot Springs area and Catherine's Landing campground again.
Live Oak Landing is a beautiful, well maintained park. We spent two weeks in the park on site #74 which is an ample back in near the front entrance. We do plan to comeback and we will stay for at least a month. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Spent the night here for a test run on our recently purchased motor coach. Very friendly and accommodating people. Excellent site with docks and boat launch right on the very scenic Black Creek.
We live in the area but will return this summer for more stays with grandchildren.Great campground.
This brand new Park has an "Ole Florida" feel with all modern facilities. It's nestled at the end of a road surrounded by mature Oak Trees which provided shade on hot sunny days.
Neil, the GM, was as nice and accommodating as could be to the +/- 75 guests at our Annual Navion/View Rally. The recreation building including kitchen & grilling facilities was the prefect gathering area rain or shine.
Patricia, in the office, was absolutely lovely and helpful to everyone who booked their reservations for next year.
My husband thoroughly enjoyed his fishing expedition along the river with Captain Mark, who provided beverage, bait, gear, AND license! He even caught lots of fish; unfortunately, they were too small to keep:( Nonetheless, Captain Mark fileted other legal-sized Redfish and divided them amongst the other fishing guests.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience and encourage you to visit Live Oak Landing, too.
New, large sites,with full hookups. Great club house,great staff.
The park is very new; a pool is in construction. Showers are huge. Sites are large. Each has a picnic table, fire ring, and barbecue grill. Interior road is paved and sites are concrete. They aren't completely level, however, which is too bad for such a new park. Sits right on Black Creek and has lots of contacts for fishing trips etc. in the Gulf.
Always a good time at this RV park. Sites are concrete pads with full hook up and cable TV. Very fine pool complex to enjoy and a great place to walk. The staff is help as my cable tv went out and they fixed it within the hour. The small town of Pine Mountain is fun to explore as well.
The park is clean and well cared for. Bathhouse was clean and pool was new and very nice. Park is quite large so you could be far from pool or bathhouse depending on location. We stayed in shaded area, with gravel pads. Pads were reasonably level. We were off season and wifi was very good. Park is very convenient to Calloway gardens and Warm Springs
The RV park is very nice. Many sites. However, we were placed in the most expensive site area (no discount despite going through the Good Sam site) and despite the park practically being empty we were all clumped together and right up by the pool, where there are no trees or shade. There was an additional charge that I couldn't understand and while trying to call the desk to clarify no one answered.
I seem to recall the RVC in Carrabelle, FL did something
similar with their fees.
Customer service is key to my return to the places I visit so not sure about this one.
We had a lovely stay here enjoying the neighboring towns. We stayed on site 196 and had a sunset over the cows and farm
Concrete sites lots of space. No shade on hill but it is where the big rigs stay. I would have given it 5 stars if I didn't have to sign into their wifi several times a day
Very few people here in September, could be the fee
Off season but campsite was great!! Nice open spaces... Wifi, neat pool and kiddie pool.... Some cleaning needed in restrooms but one will definately return to!