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Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort, near Tampa, Florida

Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort, near Tampa, Florida

A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

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I spent a week at Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort near Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. My web search found nothing that would contribute to my collection of fossil photos, but this would give me an opportunity to visit the west coast of Florida. As it turned out, it gave me my first exposure of the state's warmer winter weather, and of Florida's pack-'em-in-as-tightly-as-you-can practive for tourists.

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Id Flights_GFT_2018_0116
Title Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort, near Tampa, Florida
Subtitle A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour
Keywords Tampa, St. Petersburg, Florida, Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Author Jim Fulton
Author's URL https://fenixnest/Phoenix/
Copyright 2017
Status Published: 2018/3/27
Last Revised 2018-03-05

Tampa, Florida

Arrived 2017/1/15
Day of Tour 178
Nights Stayed 6
Departed 2017/1/22
Map miles from last stop 233
Mileage on arrival 30,400
Actual miles from last stop 460
Accumulated miles for trip 13,495

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I spent a week at Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort near Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. My web search found nothing that would contribute to my collection of fossil photos, but this stop would give me an opportunity to visit the west coast of Florida. Besides, it was much too far to travel all the way from Perry to Miami in a single go.

As it turned out, this stop gave me my first exposure to the state's warmer winter weather, and to Florida's "pack 'em in as tightly as you can" practice for tourists.

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Around Tampa and St. Petersburg

Tampa, and Florida in general, illustrates what happens when business rules the roost. While it is not quite Potterville (and here the allusion is to Frank Capra, not to J.K. Rowling), it is the chaos that results when developers are utterly unmanaged, and are allowed to build whatever they want, however big they want, without any consideration for the overall effect. Yet the fact is that they bring in money, lots and lots of money. And liberal economists have never come up with a satisfactory solution to the challenge of extremely high demand for an extremely limited resource. Tourists have been conditioned to pay high fees for being packed tightly into bulging containers, whether they be hotels or cruise ships or RV parks. It's Florida! It's warm! There's lots to do! We can decompress later!

The result is that there was very little I wanted to record in photographs. I spend a day driving a big circle around the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, but the only photos I took were of the white sands of the St. Petersburg beaches.

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Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida

Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort

I made reservations for this campground through my Thousand Trails membership, which I shall not renew because this is the kind of campground they feature: closely packed, difficult-to-navigate, poorly maintained spaces, but a friendly, helpful staff and lots of "resort" activities. Nonetheless, snow-birds and retirees seem to love it. They flock down by the thousands to nest in such places for the month or the season or the year. Not me! Ain't my type of place! I visited Florida as a kind of "bucket list" item. Now it's over, and I won't go back. Anyway, for those of you who like the resort life style, here are a few photos of what you'll find a Winter Quarters Pasco.

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Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort
Address 21632 State Road 54
Lutz, Florida 33549
Home Page https://rvonthego.com/florida/winter-quarters-pasco-rv-resort/
Phone ‭(877) 570-2267‬
Associations
Rate (net US$) $4 (1000 Trails Zone Membership)
Pros
  • Warm winter weather
  • Resort atmosphere
  • Lots of activities
Cons
  • Sites small and poorly maintained
  • Difficult to back into
  • Pack 'em in mentality
Reviews (as of 2018/3/4)
Reviewer Rating Out of
RV Park Reviews 6.4 Average 10
Good Sam 8 10
Tripadvisor 4 5
Phoenix 5 10
  Site Type back-in  
  Site Size 7 10
  Ease of Access 5 10
  WiFiPhoenix 7 10

Onward

From Tampa I headed toward Miami and the Everglades.

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