Moss Park

The CurbCrusher’s made a big trip this last weekend. All of eight (yup that’s 8 ) miles from the RV storage lot to Moss Park. Moss Park is a county park located south east of Orlando International Airport on the shores of Lake Mary Jane.

This is a fairly large park, up at the front near the entrance are two boat ramps, a swimming area, a number of pavilions, a playground and some large fields. As you go back towards the camping area, there is a group campground that always seems to be busy with scout groups and a couple of more pavilions. The campground is located at the back of the park. It has 56 regular sites with water and electricity and two large bathhouses laid in one big loop. There is a smaller loop inside the bigger loop that contains four “family” sites. These family sites are set up as big pull through sites that have two water electric posts that are set up to serve three rigs. Each site also has a grill and fire ring (except the family sites which only have fire rings). The sites are a crushed shell/sand surface. A big appeal for some folks is the dock that is located next to the campground. Campers are permitted to put their boats in at one of the ramps, and then keep their boat in one of the slips during their stay. In addition, there is a rather long trail, the Split Oak Trail, which starts at the beginning of the camping loop and heads back west into an area that is closed to vehicular traffic.

One of the reasons for heading on this looong camping trip, was because Lady CrubCrusher was taking Little CubrCruhsers Girl Scout troop Orienteering. The Florida Orienteering group was putting on an orienteering event. This is where you get a map with check points on it, and you use a compass to find your way. The troop managed to work their way around the course in about an hour and a half. Then we all went back to the campground for a lunch and some play time on the playground near the campground and dock.

It was a cool weekend in Central Florida, with temperatures dropping into the upper 60’s, lower 70’s each night, so we enjoyed a campfire both nights. Its the first time in a long time that we’ve had a fire in Florida.

All in all a pleasant weekend camping. No long drive, and not really far from home, but a good time was had by all.

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