Campground Review: Recreation Plantation RV Resort, Lady Lake, FL

IMG_5873Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Recreation Plantation RV Resort
  • Dates of stay: Oct 30, 2019 – Mar 29, 2020
  • Location: 609 Highway 466, Lady Lake, FL 32159
  • Type of campground: Private / Independent (Adult)
  • Cost: $33/night (monthly rate)
  • Additional fees: some activities
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: yes (mail room)
  • Cell reception: ATT good
  • Website: https://recreationplantation.com
  • Pros: Inexpensive, great amenities
  • Cons: none

Full Review

Recreation Plantation is an adult RV resort that primarily caters to seasonal visitors. Although a small cadre of residents live there year round, the vast majority are snowbirds. Many sites are occupied by park models or stationary trailers, but there are still areas set aside for transient RV-ers.

We happened to be assigned a  spacious “double wide” space in the newest section. Designed for a park model, the utility hookups were way at the back. We needed a 50 amp extension cord and every bit of sewer hose we had on board to reach them. And the sewer connection ended up being slightly uphill, which made for awkward dumps. But those are small niggles in what was otherwise a great site and a great seasonal stay.

The new utilities included 50/30 amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV AND high speed internet! We were given a cable modem ($50 refundable deposit) and instructions for hook up. We were able to hook up the modem in the basement and enjoy real, honest-to-goodness high speed internet during our stay. After years of cellular internet, having this amenity was a delight. The provided cable TV wasn’t bad either, with 50 – 60 decent channels.

The park’s amenities included several sparkling clean bath houses, two multi-room club houses (a third was under construction during our stay), pool, hot tub, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocci ball, shuffleboard, billiards room, card rooms …. the list goes on. A full time activities staff create a packed calendar of all sorts of activities from weekly coffee hour to bingo to every flavor of sport, game or exercise class. You could keep busy from morning through night. I learned how to play mahjong and do Swedish weaving. Jeff joined the Pickleball tournament ladder and played Tuesday-night poker. Friendly residents were always willing to lend a hand, give a wave, or teach a new skill. We loved this place!

Cost-wise, it’s a bargain if you stay several months. It averaged out to around $33/night for our stay, which included electricity, cable and internet! Not to mention all of the activities and amenities. If that’s not enough, the mega-retirement community of The Villages is literally next door, with all of its associated shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Our travel plans take us West for next winter, but we will be back the year after. Can’t wait!

Bottom Line: Awesome winter destination – we’ll be back!

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