Camping in an RV resort park can take all kinds of forms these days — from big expensive RVs to popup campers to Airstream rentals for folks who do not have a camper of their own, Splash! Magazine of Pensacola, Fla., reported.

“RV camping is like in the 1930s, when people sat on their front porches and visited with friends. People do the same in an RV park these days,” explained Jinks Dupré, manager of the Santa Rosa RV Resort on Highway 98 in Navarre.

She said the park, which is right on the water, has been open since 2012 and has lots of return visitors.

“There are some full-timers who live in their RVs and travel from place to place every few months, but we don’t get many of those. We get mostly snowbirds and vacationers, but a lot of those like to go back to some of the same places each year to see friends they made while in the park the last time around,” she said.

These campgrounds are not what they used to be, either — especially the campgrounds that accept RVs. When your grandparents were camping, some parks used to offer hookups for electric and water and an office and maybe a small store, with showers and propane available.

Now, at places like Santa Rosa RV Resort, amenities are many, including not only a beach area, but a heated pool, as well as a fishing pier, a patio with a fire pit, laundry facilities, a playground (soon) and a clubhouse area. Hookups in parks like these include cable TV and free wireless for internet connections.

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