Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pioneer Park - 01/03/17 - Zolfo Springs, FL

Tuesday – January 3, 2017
Pioneer Park
Zolfo Springs, Florida

We spent Christmas through the New Year at the Ocean Pond Campground in the Osceola National Forest in northern Florida. Cooler weather is forecast for this section of Florida so we decided to move south to central Florida where warmer weather will prevail. We will spend two weeks at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, Florida. This is a county park located 73 miles southwest of Tampa. Our last visit to Pioneer Park was in January 2014.

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.

Every year, during the last week in February, The Annual Pioneer Park Days takes place. 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, steam engines and farm equipment.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

Campground: Pioneer Park
Type: County
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 27.49091
Longitude: W 081.79493
Camping Fee: See Camping Rates
Campsite: A49
Campsite Hookups: Electric and Water
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Hot Showers, Trash Dumpsters, Dump Station
Total Campsites: 90 (65 with Hookups, 25 without Hookups)

Cellular Service: Verizon – 4G-3 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack – 5 Bars
Dish TV Satellite Service: Excellent Service

Total miles traveled today: 227
Route Traveled:
West on US-90
South on I-75 to Exit 289
South on US-27
South on FL-33
West on FL-570
East on FL-540
South on US-17 to FL-64
One entrance on US-17, north of FL-64
One entrance on FL-64, west of US-17

Camping Rates:

Per Night
$20.00 + tax ($21.40) w/electric ($3.00 + Tax for 50 amp Service)
$15.00 + tax ($16.05) w/o electric

Per Week
$100.00 + tax ($107.00) w/electric ($15.00 + Tax for 50 amp Service)
$69.00 + tax ($73.83) w/o electric

Per Month
$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.)

Additional Guests
$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.