(Click here for an article I wrote about Thousand Trails.)
Address: 910 North Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
# of sites: 285
Full hookup price: From $378.00 Per Week
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Warnings: Not well landscaped/maintained, road noise
The Clover Leaf Forest RV Resort is one of the central Florida Thousand Trails parks. It's about an hour from Orlando, an hour from Tampa and about 30 minutes from the Gulf. It's a natural stopover location between southern Florida and the panhandle. Like many RV parks in Florida, it is especially popular in the winter months.
The Clover Leaf Forest isn't one of the best parks in the Thousand Trails system, but it is clean and the staff is friendly. There is a long pond that runs through one end of the campground and there are green spaces on that shore and in and around the main office. They post when mail has been delivered on an electronic reader board and have a guard manning the entrance at night. There is an exceptionally well-kept laundry room and one of the nicest sets of shuffleboard courts that I've ever seen, if you're into that. By far the biggest pro is the proximity to central Florida's attractions and coastline.
This park is tight. In fact, we could only put our awning out about two feet due to the trees along the pad. My rear bumper ended up only about 18" from the 5th wheel behind me.
The other primary annoyance here is that the park sits along a small highway, with more-or-less continuous traffic noise. The town of Brooksville is split into two sections, a modern shopping-centric area about a dozen miles from the campground and a tiny historic district close by. There is no night life close to the park.
There is no fenced dog park at Clover Leaf Forest, though they have a post near the shuffleboard courts with a trash can and a poop bag dispenser.
There is nothing fabulous about the Clover Leaf Forest RV Resort, but it's far better than many of the campgrounds we've stayed in, thus my 3-star rating. I would recommend it as a waypoint, an interim stay along your journey, but not as a destination. Orlando Thousand Trails is a much better option, if that works for your itinerary.
Click here for an article I wrote about Thousand Trails.
Jack Huber is a novelist with 7 mysteries published, along with several books of poetry and photography. Now retired, he and his wife, Nadyne, are free to travel the country in their 32' 5th wheel and 1-ton Ford pickup.