Creating a closet
Before every camping trip, we try to make a repair or improvement to the Airstream. Prior to this trip, Justin finished the closet and wardrobe area, and also installed the bathroom wall in between. With this project, he created his first countertop, using leftover Formica from the kitchen area. I think it turned out quite well! And having more storage for clothing and gear is a big help.
On this trip, we visited Fisheating Creek in Palmdale, Fla. March 13-15 for my belated birthday campout. It’s located just west of Lake Okeechobee in the middle of the Sunshine State.
I discovered an old Florida camping book that belonged to some dear friends who have since passed away. They had made notes in the margins, raving about Fisheating Creek when they visited in the 1970s.
I imagined much had probably changed, but it was an area of Florida we had yet to explore, so we gave it a try. It was a beautiful drive across the middle of the state through oak hammocks, cypress swamp, and orange groves. We rolled the windows down to bask in the scent of orange blossoms. Divine!
We stayed in site #C-1, which was one of the few sites left when we made reservations. It was lacking in shade and privacy, but the surrounding campers were friendly. We were joined by our friends who stayed with us in the Airstream, and our neighbors who snagged a great site under the oaks (A section) for their pop-up camper. We were all ready for some R&R.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but if I came back, I would tent camp to capitalize on the waterfront view, like this, on our last morning at Fisheating Creek:
Fisheating Creek Outpost
7555 U.S. Highway 27 North, Palmdale, Florida 33944
52 RV sites including 48 full-hookup sites with 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer; 68 tent sites; picnic tables at every site
Restrooms with hot showers
Creek, camp store with firewood and necessities, kayak and canoe rentals, wi-fi
Fishing, canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking,
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