Bring Your RV For An Extended Visit

Bring Your RV For An Extended VisitHaving an RV is great if you are planning on traveling or going on vacation for an extended period of time.

However, camping sites can get crowded which can lead to a bad experience for everyone involved.

That’s why we here at Suwannee River Rendezvous have opened our RV Resort perfect for drivers of the automobile.

Upon arrival, your RV will have its own pull-through site with enough room to fit the vehicle as well as a car if need be.

Every site comes with a picnic table, fire ring, free WiFi, and satellite TV to enjoy once things begin to wind down for the night.

From there you will see our beautiful pool complex containing a large swimming pool and two spas. We keep it open and heated year round unless the day’s temperature does not break 60, which isn’t often.

Once, you’ve seen that and you’re all settled in, you can take a ride in a canoe or kayak along the historic Suwannee River. While out you can either fish or take in the amazing wildlife in the area.

We also offer activities on the weekend. On Fridays come play Bingo or sing along with Susie at the lodge. Then on Saturday, head over for some Karaoke and trivia that are sure to be a lot of fun. The lodge is also available for cards, games and parties as well.

Also, if you happen to run out of anything while staying at the resort, there is a Wal-Mart, a grocery store, and a hardware store only 30 minutes away.

Suwannee River Rendezvous is campground and resort in Mayo, FL that is now offering an RV Resort perfect for extended stay visitors. If you would like more information or want to book a stay with us, contact us or call today at 386-294-2510!

Why You Need To Experience Canoeing And Kayaking Down The Suwannee River

If you are coming to the Suwannee River, you come to enjoy yourself. Being in Florida, we are lucky enough to have great weather nearly year round.

With this being said we recommend taking a canoe or kayak down the Suwannee River.

No matter what your interests are, a canoe ride can be enjoyable and a great escape from daily life. The sounds of the river, seeing nature upon the banks and even in the water next to you can be both thrilling and relaxing.

You can enjoy the Suwannee River no matter your skill level; it is a comfortable experience for all that come and visit.

There are five river camps that can be enjoyed while paddling down the river as well: Woods Ferry, Holton Creek, Dowling Park, Peacock Slough and Adams Tract that you can visit along with state parks and county parks.

The river snakes through Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia into the Gulf of Mexico and spans 270 miles.

You can possibly see a few alligators, kingfishers, cardinals, and deer along the banks and cypress trees along your trip. You really can’t get such great scenery and connect with nature, as you can here, compared to other locations.

Here at Suwannee River Rendezvous, we will supply you with canoes and kayaks for your adventure. We have several available including a Ganoe which can fit 2 adults and 3 children comfortably.

We do have 3 – 4 person canoes available as well as eight-12 ft. kayaks and two–10 ft. kayaks available.

There’s a totally different setting and scenery to be enjoyed in Florida other than the popular theme parks that most families think of when they imagine Florida.

Come enjoy the Suwannee River with us on your next vacation or weekend getaway and learn why so many people enjoy spending time with us canoeing and kayaking the river.

Fun Things To Do In The River

Fun Things To Do In The RiverPlanning activities for vacation can be tough, especially when you haven’t been to the area before.

Luckily for you, there is plenty to do along the Suwannee River that can keep you and your family busy for days.

Suwannee River Activities

Hit the Water

We here at Suwannee River Rendezvous offer canoe and kayak trips. On that trip, you can either bring your own boat, which we can haul, or you can rent one of the many we have available. The best part about them is they are on demand, so when you are ready to go, we will pack up and head out on the water.

Sights and Sounds

The area that surrounds our resort is full of Native American heritage which is really something to behold. Also, most of the river is still undeveloped, meaning that it’s a great spot to view wildlife in their natural habitats.

Take a Dip

Be sure to bring your bathing suit and any other swimming items you like as you are going to want to swim in the beautiful water of the Suwannee River basin. These famous springs are sure to make your swimming experience a fun time and one you won’t soon forget.

Hit the Island

There is a very small island just downstream from our resort that is ideal for fishing. Many of our past guests have had much success when dropping a line near it. So if you’re in the mood for it, you can take your canoe or kayak and head on down to see if you can bring home a new trophy from your vacation.

Suwannee River Rendezvous is a resort and campground in Mayo, FL.

If you are looking to hit the outdoors for your next vacation, then we are the perfect spot for you. For more information on our resort or to book a stay with us, feel free to contact us or call today at 386-294-2510!

Introducing…

The Vagabond View: 11-2015

“A Wanderer’s reflections and commentary on the Rendezvous Experience; Happenings, interesting people, the local color and splendor of this magical place”.

Vag – a – bond: noun:  A person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders carefree from place to place.

Allow me to introduce myself; I’m Dave Pearson, a recent arrival here at the Suwannee River Rendezvous. As a full-time RV’er, writer and musician I was so taken by this special place that I decided to stick around for a while. Needless to say, my first impressions were validated in the ensuing days. The days melted into months as I was seduced by the serene surroundings, wonderful people and many diversions. This prompted me to seek Susie’s blessing for creating a website Blog wherein I could share my observations and experiences with our Web visitors.

Future entries will include pictures and dialog capturing the unique character of not only the physical experience, but more importantly, the diverse and colorful folks that invariably become part of Frank, Susie & Charlie’s growing “family”.

With the fall season upon us, I’m off to capture and share some of this splendor with you all in my next post!!

Till then…Cheers!

 

Cabin Camping Can’t Forget List

rustic cabinThere’s no doubt when you camp in a cabin, you need to bring significantly fewer things with you. While cabins provide your shelter and often come with bedding and dining supplies, there are still items you can’t forget to bring with you.

 

Although you’ll be indoors, it can still get cool at night especially if you’re camping in the mountains. Make sure to bring at least a 20 degree sleeping bag.

 

What happens if it rains? You can’t control the weather, but you can control your boredom. So don’t forget to bring a deck of cards. Perfect for any age, you can play a variety of games with just one deck of cards, keeping you entertained for hours. This small pack of cards can be a lifesaver on a rainy afternoon in a cabin.

 

Whether your cabin has electricity or not, you’ll still want to bring a flashlight and back up batteries. And back up batteries are necessities if you’re going to bring a flashlight or any other battery-powered device.

 

Aside from staying warm, preventing boredom and having a flashlight, don’t forget plenty of food and water. Families especially should take note of these items and make sure they re packed and ready to go for the next cabin camping trip.

Plan on a 2015 Winter Camping Getaway

log cabinIt’s depressing to think that the summer is almost over. We’re already in the first week of August! Before long, the crisp winds of autumn will be sweeping over your body like a marching band of multi-colored spiders. Your body will tingle, but your heart will know that any opportunity to extract the resources of summer have long passed you by – and that’s always a blow to the soul. Not something that will propel you into winter. Even writing (or reading) that word gives us headaches.

 

 

Thankfully, Suwannee River Rendezvous is located in Florida, which means that we get to avoid the avalanches of cold so many of you have to struggle with. But statistics show that winter is expected to come early and more furious than in years past. You might as well enjoy the rest of the summer when you have the chance, and that includes hopping in your RV and seeing the country – it’s what all the baby boomers and adventuresome seniors are doing, which are behind the biggest resurgence in RV sales since the early 1990s.

 

 

Jackie Crosby of Fredericksburg.com writes, “The skyrocketing sales are fueled by the 10,000 or so baby boomers who are turning 65 every day, plus a large band of 50-somethings who are planning for an active or early retirement.” Basically, these people are determined to experience the romance and grandeur of America, but have no interest in camping. We can’t blame them, as camping isn’t for everyone – but since we encourage the outdoors by any means necessary, RV-ing it up is the only option for some people!

 

 

Jeff Nobbe, general manager at Shorewood RV Center in Anoka, Minnesota sums it up best: “People are retiring and living more for today than the future. They weren’t doing that before. They were buying lake places before.” This is most certainly an exciting trend to see! Experience America this summer! You don’t have much time left!

Secrets to Camping Light and Fast this Season

real camperThere are different kinds of campers. Likewise, there are all different kinds of camping trips. There are of course the traditional, weekend camper you could find at any state park across the country on any given Saturday and Sunday. But then there are the more adventurous campers.

 
We are all familiar with the ‘family camping’ trip. The first component to family camping trip is what’s known as the contemporary nuclear family, with a mother, father and 2.5 children. Those enjoying the family camping trip, known as ‘family campers,” usually pull their SUV right up to the campsite where they plan to spend the long weekend.

 
What is usually most fundamental to the family camping trip is the type of campground selected. Family campground sites facilitate the park and camp principle, allowing family campers to park as close as possible to the site. This is because your typical family camper will pack everything that can possibly fit in their vehicle to contribute to their comfort on their camping trip. This can include anything and everything from 6 collapsible chairs to a full size grill to an 8-man tent.

 
Then there is the kind of camper who likes to travel lighter and quicker. They may also want to take a bit more adventurous of a route, either off the beaten path or away from the pollution and noise of vehicular traffic. These campers, ‘light and fast’ or ‘woodsman campers,’ integrate hiking as the main component to their camping trip. Enjoying only the comforts which can fit in a backpack, the ‘woodsman camper’ packs a bit more conservatively than the ‘family camper’ counterpart.

 
Because everything you camp with you must hike with, and a hiking bag only holds so much, scaling back what to bring as a woodsman camper is crucial. This means trading in a grill for a pocket camp stove, the 8-man tent for a bivvy bag and a giving up your collapsible chair. You may also want to trade in that 18 pack of beer bottles for a flask of whiskey.