Snow birding


New Member
Hi everyone,

I'm going to retire next year sell my house and began living at campgrounds. I have a permanent site and large camper here in Ohio but need to find a location in Florida for six of the warm months. Any ideas on a reasonable community with a reasonable monthly or annually fees?


New Member
RE: Snow birding

Hi Van

I am also new to this snow birding thing, but this is where I will be staying this winter:

It will be my first time there - but I have visited the park. It seems nice and the price is right. I also like the location.


Woodalls is a good place to start your search: I have found their rating system to be pretty accurate.

Also you might consider joining the Good Sam Club. They also have a campground search capability and they rate the campgrounds. There are other benefits of membership also.

Hope this helps..



Senior Member
Re: Snow birding

Florida is not an inexpensive place to stay in an RV park. Typical prices for nice parks that are near the water are $50 +.

DL Rupper

Senior Member
Re: Snow birding

We stayed at Emerald Beach RV Park, Navarre, Fl in the cooler panhandle and it was around $550/month + electric for a reasonable sized site. Larger sites were more. Free donuts and coffee once a week. The park was well maintained.

Check out your possible picks on We reviewed about 8 Florida RV parks while we were there 2 years ago. Some were great and some were really crappy. :eek:

Florida is not our favorite place to spend the winter. Out west (Texas, Arizona, California) is much more to our liking. Too many tornadoes and violent storms down in Florida/Georgia/Alabama. :( Our Dodge pickup sustained $7000 hail damage in Georgia in Mar 2007. That was just 1 of many, many storms that were all around us the entire winter/spring. JMO