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Whippoorwill Sportman's Lodge, Inc.
3129 cooks Landing Road
Quincy, Fl 32351-0587

Phone: 850-875-2605
Fax: 850-875-3345
E-mail fishtalquin@aol.com
Website: none

This is a small campground with 6 RV spaces. The lots are small but have full hook-ups and are heavily shaded. The campground is located on one of the best bass fishing lakes in Florida, Lake Talquin. Although the address is listed as Quincey, it is actually about 7 miles south of I-10. It is also home to the relatively unknown white squirrel. Accordingly to local game officers, the white squirrel is a cross between the grey squirrel and the fox squirrel. As you can see in the picture, it is not an albino because it has dark eyes.

The campground has a store that meets most of your camping and fishing needs. The owner was on-site and very friendly and accommodating. During our visit, the store was out of diet cokes, but had plenty of beer and bait. It also has a restaurant with a great view of the sunset and decent food. The crowd consists mainly of bass fisherman and spouses. It is a family friendly place.

There are several nearby "must see" places to go. The closest is Wakulla Springs State Park. The wildlife cruise is a "must see". The river hosts a wild variety of wildlife and you are able to get an up-close look at alligators and a broad range of birds.The "Creature from the Black Lagoon" was filmed here as were several of the Johnny Weissmuller "Tarzan" movies.

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is about a one hour drive from the campground or 30 minutes from Wakulla. It is a very natural setting and, if you visit, you should be prepared to wade in the Gulf. Bring a small net and a camera, you never know what you might find. Also, the speed limit is 30 MPH: watch out for federal officer friendly who is in the park instead of protecting our borders. I didn't and it cost me $100.

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