Judith P

Home Base: 
Poway, CA
Type of RV: 
1967 Fireball 16ST
2 Reviews
2 States Visited

Recent Reviews


SKP Sumter Oaks

We?ve spent the last 6 weeks here at Sumpter Oaks in Bushnell, FL. AN Escapee Park, Sumter Oaks is a great value for members.

There?s a lot I like about the park and some things that were a challenge.

There?s a lot of natural beauty in the park and that really appeals to me. You can observe mant different bird species, and if you?re lucky see an otter or an alligator. A special treat is the park owners donkeys, two of whom gave birth recently. The baby donkeys are super adorable!

Things I miss that are not in this park. No WiFi of any kind. Our Verizon jet pack worked off and on but connectivity or a lack thereof was really frustrating. I would also have enjoyed a pool or hot tub. Lastly, it?s so far away from everything. We spent so much time (and gas) looking for grocery stores, places to eat, and a Home Depot or Lowe?s. And let?s not forget Starbucks. The nearest is well over 20 miles one way. Ugh.

The staff and volunteers who run the park are really great. Most are friendly and kind. Always willing to answer questions and share local resources.

They have a large activities program but most activities were geared toward knitting, crafts, card games, and the like. Plus they are mostly attended by folks who live here full time or snowbirds who are here 6 months or more. So not very inviting to newcomers with more varied interests.

We will visit again next year and recommend to friends, but at the very least I sure wish they?d get some good, up-to-date WiFi. It important to those of us who work in our rigs and to my husband who can?t live without it.


Nice park but needs work

In past reviews they mention the owner being there and taking great pride in the park. That gentleman no longer seems to be here (perhaps he passed away or sold the property) and the park is now run by two young women, one of whom is in Texas. That being said, they were easy to reach by phone and very helpful.

There are still a fair number of folks on site who are here working at surrounding companies in oil and other commodities; I spoke today with a young man from Iowa who comes down to work a few times a year. There are also a couple full-timers here as well.

The park has come upon tough times, with at least half of the RV sites no longer usable. It looks like the gals are trying to get it back to its former glory but it?s a slow process.

We were lucky and got one of the pull-through sites with a cement pad. Everything works well and we are quite comfortable. I really hope they are successful in restoring the park to its previous state. It?s beautiful and peaceful here; lovely country.

Date of Stay:
 February, 2018
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