Sleeping in the Country – An Overnight Stay

Eagle’s Landing RV Park, Holt, Florida

What’s Going on with Don & Norma?: We left St. Joe and stayed overnight right off the interstate in a quiet park near Holt, Florida. This campground caters to the big rigs and our little RV looked a little lost among the big rigs. We were just here for one night so stayed hooked-up to our little toad (the jeep.)

We are going next to Davis Bayou in Ocean Springs for a few days. While there Don will take Van Go (our RV) to the Mercedes-Benz dealer in Mobile, Alabama to find out what is going on with the ABS system.

Why did the blog format change?: You may have noticed I’ve changed the format of the blog. As fulltime RVers, we have a hard time remembering details of the campgrounds and RV parks that we visit. To jog our memories, we are writing these campground/RV park reviews. We are also writing them for family and friends who like to travel vicariously with us or just keep up with where we are and have been, or for other travelers looking for ideas on where to go.

We like private RV parks, state/city/county/national parks and will occasionally boondock. We especially like to boondock at Harvest Host sites, particularly alpaca farms. (Boondocking is also called off the grid, off the cord, dispersed camping, dry camping or wild camping or RV’ing without any hook ups, no water/electric/sewer.)

We are members of Escapees, AARP, Harvest Host, Good Sam, Passport America, and Don is a veteran. These affiliations allow us discount rates at some campground/RV parks and we will always note that on the cost of the site.

We like big sites, level sites but they aren’t necessary since we are a small RV. (I do get nervous if we have to go 5 leveling blocks or more under a tire/s – I just feel unstable.) We like privacy. We like open sites in the fall/winter, a bit of shade in spring/summer, and when we are boondocking we like an open site to keep our solar panels working.

We like campground/park management that keeps things safe, quiet, clean and running well. We like low/no lighting at night, smooth roads (notice I didn’t say they had to be paved), well placed utilities, adequate trash disposal, a picnic table at our site, and at times, a fire ring.

I hope when you read this blog I have been able to capture the look and feel of the campground or RV park so that you will enjoy it, too. Let me know what you think and/or if you have been to a place please add some comments about what you thought about the park, we would all benefit from your input.

Eagle’s Landing RV Park, Holt, Florida

Opinion: Recommended for an Overnight Stop. The owners live on the grounds and this park is well maintained.  There are several long-term campers at this park but the sites are well maintained. Very convenient to I-10.

Amenities: City Water, Clean Restrooms and Showers, Laundry, Trading Library, Mail Accepted, Fax and Copy Service, a Clubhouse, 2 horseshoe fields, and we heard there was good Satellite Dish Reception.

Dates of Stay: February 6 – 7, 2017

Weather During Stay: 70’s during the day and 50’s at night

Overview of Sites: 60 Sites – all sites are 100′ long x 35′ wide, pull-through, level, grassy, gravel or sand, FHU, and interior roads are gravel.

Laundry: Multiple washers and dryers were available and appeared to be in good working order.

Restrooms: There were two private restrooms/showers.  They both looked clean, well maintained, and well stocked.

Rate: We paid $26.00/night for 30 amps FHU which is an average nightly rate. Monthly rates were also available. You must pay by cash or check.

Our Site/Phone/TV: Row B Site 6 – Level. Verizon and AT&T worked for phone. Wifi is an additional charge of $1 per night but is very strong. Over the air TV picks up 5 channels and we heard that satellite TV has good reception.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain:  The park is located in an open, flat field.

Lighting/Noise: No obtrusive lighting. Slight noise from the interstate, but not enough to disturb you.

Favorite Camper Sites:  None, all sites are equal.

RV Office: Reservations can only be made by phone between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm Central Time, 7 Days a Week (Note: No check ins after 9:30 pm are allowed at anytime)

Good Toad Hook-Up/Un-Hook Site: Since our site was a 100′ long pull-through site and we were only staying overnight, we did not un-hook.

Hiking/Walking:  You can walk around the park but it is not connected to a trail system.

Comments: This park is very dog friendly and there are several large fields. Your dog must be on a leash at all times.

Interesting Tidbits of Information about the Area:  

  1. Within 1 mile: ATM, Ice, Post Office, Fuel, Deli, and a Convenience Store
  2. Twenty minutes, or less, from the park: 24 Hour Walmart Supercenter, Publix Grocery, Restaurants, And Shopping
  3. Good Day Trips: Flea Markets, Gulf Beaches, Zoo, The Gulfarium, Silver Sands Factory Outlet, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Eglin Air Force Base and the Air Force Armament Museum

Happy Trails

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