The Phoenix Nest

Pecan Park RV Resort, near Jacksonville, Florida

Pecan Park RV Resort, near Jacksonville, Florida

A target destination on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

 

About This Page

A Message from the Phoenix

This is a Keepable Popup
Abstract

I spent a week at Pecan Park RV Resort near Jacksonville, Florida. This was a target destination since the Jacksonville Museum of Science & History was reputed to have a good fossil collection. Sadly the reputation exceeded the reality. The web site hinted at a lot more fossils than they had. While in the area I did spend a day in St. Augustine, and that was definitely worth the time.

Page Prerequisites
Table of Contents
Page Specifications
Id Flights_GFT_2018_0213
Title Pecan Park RV Resort, near Jacksonville, Florida
Subtitle A target destination on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour
Keywords Jacksonville, Florida, Pecan Park RV Resort, Jacksonville Museum of Science & History, FOSSILSITE, St. Augustine, STORY
Author Jim Fulton
Author's URL http://fenixnest/Phoenix/
Copyright 2018
Status Published: 2018/3/27
Last Revised 2018-05-06

Jacksonville, Florida

Arrived 2018/2/13
Day of Tour 206
Nights Stayed 7
Departed 2018/2=20
Map miles from last stop 158
Mileage on arrival 32,000
Actual miles from last stop 330
Accumulated miles for trip 15,095

Click "More options" to view full-size version.

I spent a week at Pecan Park RV Resort near Jacksonville, Florida. This was a target destination since I expected, mistakenly, the Jacksonville Museum of Science & History to have a good fossil collection. While in the area I did spend a day in St. Augustine, and that was definitely worth the time.

Page Contents

Pecan Park RV Resort

This "resort" was like camping not in a campground but in an airport parking lot. The rows were laser-straight, quite orderly, and they were of reasonable size, though the concrete pads were cracked with the strain of the comings and goings of big rigs. But the air traffic from and to nearby Jacksonville International Airport was constant and loud.

They have some of the requisite amenities of a "resort": swimming pool, playground, etc. And they've planted a few trees, which will need another 20 years to provide any shade. There is a nice sized pond, with the necessary Florida warnings about snakes and gators.

The neighborhood is something to drive through without notice. It's that rough stretch of scrabbling old and new small shops that you find on the outer frontier of a city.

Nonetheless, campers are there for the month or the season in their big, fancy RVs. I guess we all have different expectations.

Photo Gallery for Pecan Park RV Resort

Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
One of the constant jets flying raucously over Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Another of the constant jets flying raucously over Pecan Park RV Resort
Pecan Park RV Resort
Address 650 Pecan Park Road
Jacksonville Florida 32218
Home Page https://www.sunrvresorts.com/Community/pep.aspx
Phone ‭(844) 746-1841‬
Associations
Rate (net US$) $51
Pros
  • Neat, orderly rows of good sized sites
Cons
  • No campground feel
  • Noisy air traffic
Reviews (as of 2018/3/8)
Reviewer Rating Out of
RV Park Reviews 7.5 Good 10
Good Sam 10 10
KOA n/r 5
Tripadvisor 3 5
Phoenix 5 10
  Site Type pull-through  
  Site Size 7 10
  Ease of Access 8 10
  WiFiNotes 8 10

Points of Interest

My original reason for coming to Jacksonville was to visit its Museum of Science & History, whose website seemed, misleadingly, to promise a good collection of fossils. Once there, however, I decided to spend a day in St. Augustine

Jacksonville Museum of Science & History

When I did my Google search on The MOSH, I convinced myself that there were fossils there to see. Looking back, I see now that their own website does not make such a claim, though it promises things to come. No fossils! Some bones of modern sea creatures, and som neat exhibits of technology and life sciences to attract field trips from local schools, but that was not why I went there. Sigh!

Photo Gallery for Jacksonville Museum of Science & History

Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Jacksonville Museum of Science & History

St. Augustine

History, not fossils, took me to St. Augustine. "Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States."Wikipedia During that nigh half a millennenium, it has flown many flags, defended since 1695 by garrisons at the Castillo de San Marcos, after a series of wooden forts. All in all, it made for a nice day's visit.

Photo Gallery for St. Augustine

St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
Flagler College
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
Mask Fountain
St. Augustine
Mask Fountain
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
Old Spanish Trail
St. Augustine
Old Spanish Trail

St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
Chimneys from troop quarters.
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
Watchtower
St. Augustine
Watchtower
St. Augustine
Watchtower
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
St. Augustine

Next Stop

My next stop after leaving Jacksonville and Florida behind was Columbus, Georgia, which I initially targeted because there was a major fossil discovery there. I have since discovered that once the fossils were recovered, they built a housing development on top of it.

Comments and Conversation

What follows are comments and conversations I have had with people about this page of The Phoenix Nest.

Dialog 1

Oops! Could not find that item!