It is that time of the year when baseball fans get excited.
A new season is on the horizon and hope rises eternal for all baseball fans.
Spring training is right around the corner and RV campers will be flocking to both Florida and Arizona to watch their favorite teams.
When the 2013 Florida Grapefruit League season begins in late-February, it will be the 125th Anniversary of Major League Baseball Spring Training in the state of Florida.
This tradition has evolved from a time when players got into shape from the off season at fields around the state of Florida.
Here are the Florida cities that host Grapefruit League games each year:•
Atlanta Braves – Lake Buena Vista•
Baltimore Orioles – Sarasota•
Boston Red Sox – Fort Myers•
Detroit Tigers – Lakeland•
Florida Marlins – Jupiter•
Houston Astros – Kissimmee•
Minnesota Twins – Fort Myers•
New York Mets – Port St. Lucie•
New York Yankees – Tampa•
Philadelphia Phillies – Clearwater•
Pittsburgh Pirates – Bradenton•
St. Louis Cardinals – Jupiter•
Tampa Bay Rays – Port Charlotte•
Toronto Blue Jays – Dunedin•
Washington Nationals – Viera
For this blog, I would like to focus on three RV Parks near these major league spring training sites.
The three I chose are Lakeland RV Park in Lakeland, Woodsmoke Camping Resort in Fort Meyers and Bay Bayou RV Resort in Tampa.LAKELAND RV PARK
I chose this RV Park for all those Michigan RV’ers that might be heading to Florida for Detroit Tigers spring training.
This park has has 230 spacious, full-hookup sites, including several large enough to handle lightweight travel trailers, toy haulers or fifth wheel’s and is only three miles away from Joker Marchant Stadium the home of the Tigers.
Lakeland RV Park includes the following amenities:•
30 and 50 amp electricity•
WiFi access and cable•
Lots for Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels
and Toy Haulers
Rates are $35 nightly, $210 weekly and $485 monthly.WOODSMOKE CAMPING RESORT
This RV Park is located in Fort Meyers the spring home of both the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox.
Woodsmoke RV Park is nine miles from City of Palms Park Boston’s home field and eight miles from Hammond Stadium the spring home of Minnesota.
This 300-site facility with 75-foot pull through sites, are perfect for lightweight travel trailer, toy haulers and fifth wheels.
Other amenities offered at Woodsmoke Resort are:•
Paved sites for Motorhomes, Travel Trailers
, Fifth Wheels and Toy Haulers•
Full hook up 30-50 amp sites•
Restrooms and showers
Rates for full hook-up sites are $66 daily, $396 weekly and $970 monthly, while pull-thru sites are $76.50 daily and $459 weekly.BAY BAYOU RV RESORT
This RV Park is located in Tampa and close to the home spring training ballparks of the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays.
The 274-site park can accommodate lightweight travel trailers, toy haulers and fifth wheels up to 50-foot in length.
Amenities of this park include:•
30-50 amp service•
WiFi and cable TV•
Lots for Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels and Toy Haulers
Reservations are recommended and run from $58-$62 daily, $345-$365 weekly and $1,065-$1,215 monthly.
For more information on tickets for spring training games visit the team page of your favorite team.