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Friday, March 19, 2010


Cute office at Pineglen Our Opinion: Neutral. Though sites are tight, this is an oasis in a congested area.

Date of Stay: March 15 through 17, 2010.

Weather During Stay: Unseasonably cool and windy.

Site Description: This small campground has 60 level, graveled sites, arranged in several curving roads in a stand of tall, tall pine trees. We were in site 34, a 50 amp FHU pull-through along the back row, well away from busy Hwy 98 and its fast-moving, noisy traffic.

The park includes three small, pretty ponds, and sites are arranged to take advantage of the views when possible. In the back row, where we were, our views were of our closely parked neighbors (front and sides) and the small screened pool. Finding a spot to park your tow or towed vehicle can be challenging.

Site 34 at Pineglen RV Park Rate: This is a resort area and prices reflect it. We paid $132 for three nights. Ouch!

Phone/radio/TV: Our Verizon phones and aircard worked well. WiFi is available, but we didn’t use it. No obstacles for our satellite TV; several networks on air antenna. NPR on 89.1 and 90.7.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: This is a flat campground at sea level in a stand of beautiful, tall pines. Benches beside the ponds in the park are appealing. Views vary - if you are lucky, you will be looking at a pretty pond. Otherwise, you get close-ups of your neighbors and the tall trees. Though the roads are winding and narrow, it was not difficult to negotiate in our rig.

Lighting/noise: Nighttime lighting was subdued in our site, and noise was not an issue.

Lakeside seating Favorite Sites: Sites 2-10 looked delightful, facing a nice pond. Huge site 39 was an end pull-though with lots of space.

Hiking/Walking: Not much in the park, but the white sand beaches of Panama City Beach are not far away.

Comments: This is not an area of much interest to us - too busy and over-developed - but this is where will stay if we return. Try not to get run over on Hwy 98!

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