They keep advertising Sawmill, as the "Americas first Gay Community". I have yet to see any sense of community! Since it became a co-op they have a board of homeowners running the place. They obviously have no idea how to run a campground. They are literally running it into the ground. First they raised the yearly pass rate from $75 to $200. Then they raised the rates for camping, and instituted mandatory three day stays, on holiday weekends. They closed the courtyard to only bar patrons. I could go on and on.
It used to be a fun place to go to. Now it's a place run by a bunch of old farts who think everyone likes to watch fat drag queens trying to be movie stars. They brag about how many new members they have, but I can't believe it. When I'm there even on holiday weekends, the crowd is smaller than what it was five years ago, on a normal weekend! While raising the rates, the quality of the place has gone totally down hill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The premier gay and lesbian Camping Resort in the Southeast. Rent a cabin, RV or tent site for a night, long weekend or fabulous vacation. Day & Evening passes also avail. Clothing Optional Pool, activities 365 days/yr. Weekends: theme events, contests, high energy music/DJ in Woody's nightclub, country music in courtyard, T-Dances; Splash Pool Bar & Grille w/delicious food; Wi-Fi, spacious grounds and lake. Nearby: Disney World, Universal, Busch Gardens, Honeymoon Beach, Caladesi, Raymond James Stadium, Homassassa Springs, trails. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sawmill Camping Hotel Dade City
- Sawmill Camping Resort Dade City, Florida