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Lake Monroe County Park, FL

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Lake Monroe Park is located about 21 miles north of Orlando on US-17. It's a small, well-kept park with 24 campsites and great boating access to Lake Monroe. 

386-668-3825

 

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We've discovered that finding campsites in Florida is a little more difficult this winter, be it the low gas prices or the severe winter back in New England...or perhaps both...so we had called Lake Monroe a week or so before our planned arrival and were able to reserve site 6.

Date of visit: Jan 2015

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A little further down the road from our site are sites 7-10. All sites are quite level; we didn't even bother to extend our leveling jacks. It's a bit of a challenge setting up a satellite dish, but with the help of an app on my phone I was able to find a hole through the trees.

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Across the road are sites 22 to 24.

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Site 11 with site 12 to left on the other side of the bushes.

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Site 1 was a little more open than most and well-situated for satellite reception.

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Site 14. The park really reminded us of the smaller Florida state parks, with the live oaks and palms.

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Sites 15 and 16.

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Site 3 is a large open site near the bathhouse.

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  The bathhouse is quite new and provides individual bathrooms with showers, toilets and sinks. The bathhouse was part of a $1.2 million renovation project completed in 2004.

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This is one of two dual boat-launching ramps. The park is on an inlet at the southwest corner of large Lake Monroe. It boasts of being a top bass-fishing lake.

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Near the boat ramps are docks for fishing.

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There is a large day-use area with a pavilion and a nicely-shaded play area for the kids.

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Another attraction at the park is the Spring-to-Spring Trail which passes through the park. The first several hundred feet of the trail are along a wide wooden walkway.

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The boardwalk wends its way through a cypress swamp.

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Once past the swamp, the path is paved the rest of the way to Gemini Springs and on to Green Springs, a total of 7.5 miles.

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This little guy was lurking on the fishing pier, hoping for a handout.

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As we walked the trail one morning, we spotted this creature - pretty good size!

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I'm not sure if this is a true strangling fig, but it reminded us of those we saw in Key West a few years ago.

 

 24 RV sites with Hookups: W/E(30/50) - $22

Tent sites: Apr-Aug - $12, Sep-Mar - $17

Coord: 28.840938 N, 81.321566 W

Elevation: 15

Amenities/Activities

Dump station available

Showers

Boat ramps and docks

Playground

Fishing piers

Hike/bike trail

Orlando attractions

 

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