While we were waiting for delivery of our Sandpiper, we booked a few places to visit. On such short notice, few had available sites. Sloppy Floyd State Park not only had a site, it is not too far from home. Being close to home on our first excursion made us feel more comfortable.
Despite its proximity, we had never been to this park. It is small and quiet with only 25 camp sites. We fished in the lake, fed the ducks, and hiked a bit. This weekend they hosted a small antique car show.
Several people in the park were escaping the hurricane hitting Florida. The hurricane then turned towards us, and we had a lot of rain. This washed out the entrance to the dump station. Many rigs could still use it but because it is on a steep hill and our rig is so heavy, I did not want to chance hitting the deep ruts and getting stuck. We dumped at a Flying J on the way home.
The playground is near many of the sites, which made it convenient for us to relax outdoors while our daughter played. The bath house is older but well maintained and also convenient to most sites. The camp hosts and the ranger were super nice people. Not all carriers have good mobile service here. We have T-Mobile and it was spotty coverage, but the office has free WiFi if you need to communicate.
We did not get to hike as much as we wanted because of the rain. There is a trail to an abandoned mine we will do another time. We absolutely loved the park!
James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park