Clerbrook Golf and RV Resort
When we traveled south through Florida in December, we stayed at Thousand Trails Orlando and Christine really enjoyed the park. Unfortunately my dad fell ill, and I flew to Oregon while Christine stayed with the dogs in Orlando. Because of this I did not spend much time at the Orlando Thousand Trails. We were hoping to stay there again in February while we took care of business as Floridians, however the park was full. Thousand Trails put us in an overflow park in Clermont called Clerbrook Golf and RV park.
To say the least, it was by far the one of the best non Thousand Trail parks we had stayed in since hitting the road in May. After our experiences with Encore “Resorts” with our “Elite” Thousand Trails camping package I have to admit we had some reservations.
We stayed in Clermont 5 days enjoying our last days in Florida for a while. Clerbrook Golf and RV Resort was a fantastic park, with lots of woods to take the dogs out walking, nice (but small) RV spaces and well maintained facilities. There are lots of full-time (annual or seasonal lease holders), but unlike some places everyone kept their lots neat and tidy. And, if you like golf, this is a perfect place with an on-site golf course and pro shop.
Clerbrook is close by to Lakeridge Winery – the largest winery in Florida. We got some of the wines, but the ‘Southern Red’ surprised us tasting similar to a Boones Berry Farm style sweet red wine. High School memories for Christine (har har).
Don’t miss the Citrus Tower (Orange Tower) – a tourist icon since 1956. Probably the coolest fact we learned was that just for Lake County, there are over 1,400 natural fresh water lakes. We took the elevator ride up to the top, then brought the drone out for some more pictures.
Clermont is in the Ridge area of Central Florida, and is equidistant between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. We visited Space Coast on the Atlantic side to see the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. We got to the Space Center after 3, so didn’t go on a tour; but enjoyed seeing the rockets and the rocket launch sites.
We had fantastic weather for February… low 80s during the days! Just about perfect. It was a nice week to finish up our first Florida Snowbird season.