I arrived on July 15 2012 for a 4 night stay in a tent site. A huge thunderstorm arrived just as I did, so I had to wait in the truck till it passed over so I could set up camp. During the storm the power went out. My site was flooded with 4-5 inches of water so I waited about an 1.5 hours to see if the water would soak in and if the power would come back on. During the wait, I checked out the shower/bathroom. 2 shower stalls with curtains. I didn't check the water flow. Spoke with management about moving to a different site that wasn't standing in water so I could set up my tent (several unoccupied sites were fairly dry) but they couldn't because the power was out and they could not tell if these sites were reserved.
I understand the campground can't be responsible for the weather, and I even expected some thunder showers, but perhaps they should grade the tent sites better so the rain would run off better. After almost 2 hours the standing water on my site was still about 3-4 inches deep.
I left since it was getting late not knowing whether I would get a refund or not since they state they are not responsible for weather related issues.
I came back home...a 5 hour drive...and called the next day. They issued me a full credit. THANKS!
My suggestions: Have a back up reservation printout for times like this when the electricity is out, and do some grading on the couple of tent sites that do not drain water properly.
Another comment: The tent sites are terribly cramped. I have a 10x9 tent and 1 vehicle and was concerned that I would not be able to park on the site after my tent was set up...but of course I never found out.
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- Campers Inn Panama City Beach, Florida