Three Flags RV Resort is our first stay at a Thousand Trails campground. Thousand Trails is a membership camping club where you pay a flat fee and can camp without cost at a number of parks. We bought a six-month pass for the eastern US to see if we could get value from it. As a result of the club deal, we didn’t pay specifically for this stay. The nightly rate listed is from their website for the winter season.
RV Park Cost: $0* ($48/night)
Address: 1755 East State Road 44, Wildwood, FL 34785
GPS: 28.859248, -82.075270
- Large number of amenities
- Community events
- Lots of nice trees
- Grass lots
- Wireless is not free
Three flags is a medium sized park but it is packed to the rafters with RVs. When we arrived the park was very nearly at maximum capacity. The roads are narrow as are most of the lots so it felt rather crowded compared to most RV parks we visit. We were further disappointed to discover all the lots were grass with no actual pads for parking. That mean that we had to do a fair bit more work than usual to get things leveled out. We are seeing more and more parks with grass parking spots as we travel into the southeast. They aren’t terrible, just a bit less convenient.
The park has a pretty full slate of amenities. I found the showers and restrooms to be about average in quality but well maintained. They also have a large club room and a pretty good schedule of events. They were preparing for a St Patric’s day event when we were there and I got the impression they have a fair number of longer term residents. They had a mini golf course which was simple but in good shape. This was the first park we have stayed at that had shuffleboard courts. There is a pool, though it is of modest size.
I did not try the wireless here because you had to pay separately for it. Since we have our own cell based service, we didn’t bother. I suspect it would not be especially good considering how many people were in the park and how few transmitters I saw. Considering the park is pretty expensive on its own, this felt cheap to me.
The park borders woods and farms so it is a peaceful atmosphere. Many large shade trees are found throughout. There is not a lot of border area around the park however so opportunities to walk around and explore are limited. Nor were there many public areas to gather other than at the clubhouse.
As our first Thousand Trails stay, we were disappointed. They claim their parks are top notch, but this was more like a low to average quality park. Further, because it was so crowded, we could only manage to get 4 days here when our membership would allow us 14 days stay for free. It’s hard to get a lot of value when you can’t book a space. I hope this doesn’t become a trend for us.
If you have a membership, you might as well take advantage of it, but if you don’t I would not recommend Three Flags based on its price and what it offers. You could easily do better for less.