Saturday – January 25, 2014
Zolfo Springs, Florida
We departed the rest area on I-75 (Exit 131) at 8:15 a.m. and arrived at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, Florida at 10:20 a.m. We will spend seven nights here. We discovered this campground from a fellow camper during our stay at the Midway Campground in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Zolfo Springs is located 70 miles southeast of Tampa, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and Florida State Route 64.
Pioneer Park is a 115-acre county owned park that offers 65 grassy campsites with electric and water hookups and 25 campsites without electric and water hookups. There are three restroom facilities with flush toilets and hot water showers. There is a museum, wildlife refuge, hiking trails, a boat ramp to the Peace River, and fishing.
Inside the small town of Zolfo Springs a grand event occurs each year, the last week in February. The Annual Pioneer Park Days. Pioneer Park Days is one of the largest, and is the oldest antique tractor, steam engine and farm equipment shows in the southeast. Some of the highlights include over 400 exhibits of tractors, hit and miss steam engines and farm equipment.
This year, the noted Florida Frontiersmen will be conducting daily demonstrations on Pioneer living at its best. Activities will include dutch oven cooking, wood burning, basket weaving, pioneer toys, how to make and play a native American flute, wood burning, and other 1800’s era activities.
In the flea market area there are 491 flea market booths that sell items from old tools to arts and crafts.
Each day at 2:00 p.m. the antique tractors host a tractor parade around the outside perimeter of the park.
In the Nickerson/Ullrich building daily entertainment is scheduled. Country Music, bluegrass music, and cloggers just to name a few.
All this family entertainment and taking a stroll down memory lane for a cost of $2.00 daily admission or $5.00 for the weekly pass.
We receive excellent Internet service here through our T-Mobile service provider, using a smartphone tethered to our laptop. Our smartphones get 4G with 4-bars signal strength.
$20.00 + tax ($21.40) w/electric ($3.00 + Tax for 50 amp Service)
$15.00 + tax ($16.05) w/o electric
$100.00 + tax ($107.00) w/electric ($15.00 + Tax for 50 amp Service)
$69.00 + tax ($73.83) w/o electric
$300.00 + tax ($321.00) per month w/electric ($45.00 + Tax for 50 amp Service)
$250.00 + tax ($267.50) per month w/o electric
(Above rates are based on one (1) or two (2) persons per campsite.)
$2.00 + tax ($2.14) additional guest-per night, per person (ages 10 & up)
$10.00 + tax (10.70) additional guests per week, per person (ages 10 & up)
$25.00 + tax (26.75) additional guests per month, per person (ages 10 & up)
$1.00 per person, per night, Boy Scout Groups.
Total miles traveled today: 73
Tomorrow another adventure begins.
Locomotive Engine & Tender - Pioneer Park
U.S. Post Office 1870's - Pioneer Park
W.H. Hart Cabin 1879 - Pioneer Park
Hardee County Wildlife Refuge - Pioneer Park
Peace River - Pioneer Park
Campground - Pioneer Park
Our Casita Trailer