7125 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: (800)-843-2421 / (941) 371-2505
Progressive RV Resort boasts the prestigious Woodall’s “5W” rating for facilities and recreation. Full hookup 30 & 50 amp, cable TV, picnic tables. Deluxe & premium sites available with crushed shell drive and concrete patios, pull throughs, propane, dump station, Laundromat, pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, sports courts, mini putt, shuffleboard, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, pool side bar & grill, Post Office, crafts, ceramics room w/ kiln, activities & entertainment. Nearby beaches, fishing, golf, riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, shopping, opera, ballet, museums, plays.
Directions: I-75, exit 39, Hwy 780/Fruitville Rd, East, ¾ mile on the left.
One traffic light east of I-75 on Fruitville Rd. in Sarasota, Fl. This four torch resort is convenient to all and accessible to the largest of rigs. From the time you are greeted at the welcome center until you pull out of the gate at the end of your stay; you will be treated to the warm and friendly customer service of the entire staff.
This very large, progressive resort has an ample supply of sites whether you are looking to buy or rent a park model or for a site to park your coach or trailer. Tenting is not permitted, except from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Check in at this resort could not be any easier; we didn’t even have to get out of the truck. We just pulled up to the Welcome Center/Gate, which is staffed 24/7, and checked in. By the time we were done a staff member was waiting in a golf cart to escort us to our site. Being a newcomer to this enormous property the escort service proved to be helpful. The roads are rather narrow and some wind around in a peculiar way. We got settled in to our site without any difficulties. Our site was a deluxe with crushed shell driveway and a concrete patio. All of the sites are of similar dimensions the difference between them is that standard sites are all grass, premium is grass with a patio, and both of these are in very sunny locations while deluxe sites are shadier. Pull through sites are also available on sunny sites with an understandably longer dimension than the others. All of the sites have 30/50 amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and a picnic table. Campfires are prohibited by local ordinance. Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort, but we found the connection to be slow (probably overburdened), and the signal fluctuated a lot. This system, as many others, is most likely fine for checking e-mail and doing light surfing, but for doing things like paying bills online and maintaining a website, as we do, you will want an alternative connection. The resort does have a computer room where you can use an Ethernet connection if you can be productive in a workstation environment.
The pet exercise area was located close to our site and had two separate runs for the dogs to do their thing off leash. Campers participate in plastic grocery bag recycling so that pet owners have bags to clean up after their pet. Restrooms were a short walk from our site and included a nice pet bathing area outside. The facilities are modern, large, and spacious. I became rather disgruntled on Saturday morning after we had packed up the rig to go home and the bath house had paper strewn on the floor and none on the roll. A gross oversight for such a large well staffed resort.
This resort has amenities galore; unless you are into some sort of way off beat type of recreation or craft you will find something of interest to pass your time. Most of the activities such as; miniature golf, shuffle board, bocce ball, and the gorgeous swimming pool with in ground hot tub and whirlpool are located towards the front of the property. Spread through the park you will find; a lapidary, wood working shop, card room, church, computer room, tennis courts, putting greens, a place to wash your rig, and a nice pond for fishing. If you are anything like me you will be exhausted after a day full of all these activities. So, don’t worry about dinner, just head to the restaurant by the pool for the daily special or dish of your choice.
We found this resort to be well managed and maintained. We felt very welcome and comfortable during our stay. The campers that we met were friendly. We understand that the resort hosts an annual gay camping club’s rally, and that all parties involved in the organization are very happy with the venue.
The things that fell below our expectations were; the dirty bathroom without toilet paper, the lack of an onsite store of any kind, and that tenting is prohibited during the peak season. These in my book are not deal breakers and I would recommend this resort to anyone interested in this type of facility.
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|LP Gas Sold||yes|
Dates and Times
|Check In Time||24 Hrs.|
|Check Out Time||11:00|
|50 Amp||Full Hook Up|
|30 Amp||Full Hook Up|
|Pull Through Sites||yes|
|Big Rig Access||no|