My idea of camping is an abundance of trees and nature and relaxation. I've been hard pressed to find a camping experience in South Florida that fit that image for me. Fisheating Creek was much closer to what we've been looking for. There's many different options for campsites. The ones on the creek felt small, open, and on top of one another. Except for maybe site 16, which extended further back.
We stayed in site 21 and loved it. Although, technically not "creekside" the back of the site had a short path through the trees to a private spot on the creek. It was nice being able to sit at our picnic table, or fire pit and not really be able to see any other campers except for those directly across from us. the Lakeside campsites on the other end of the property also looked promising. They shared the beach but the sites themselves looked relatively private. The 3 main bath houses/showers were very clean. and for convenience a set of porta-potties were placed close to site 21.
It was a little chilly for canoeing this stay, but we will take advantage of it for sure next time. All in all we had a great stay. It is true that the highway can be heard at night, but it isn't that bad. And the management was much more lax than you would find at a state park with tons of rules and regulations. It was nice to see kids climbing on trees and people just enjoying nature.
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- Fisheating Creek Campground Hotel Palmdale