The Weather is Cooling Down, but the Fishing is Hot at Gulf Coast RV Resort

The latest end-of-September/beginning-of-October fishing reports indicate that Gulf Coast RV Resort favorites redfish, snook, and grouper are in abundance off the coast, and they are biting! Cooling temperatures don’t have to mean an end to the fun that Gulf Coast and Inglis, FL, have to offer. If you’re heading our way to camp and take your boat or a chartered trip onto the water, here’s some tips!


  • Snook season just opened on September 1, a boon for fisherfolk! Snook can make for an exciting catch, as many fight hard and jump on the line.
  • The jury is out on snook appetites. Many fishermen swear by live bait, while others swear that snook prefer an easy, dead meal.
  • If you use live bait, try shrimp, pilchards, mullet, or sardines, but any small fish will do to capture the snook’s attention.
  • If using dead bait, think big! Try mullet heads or ladyfish halves fished on the bottom.
  • Fish near docks and mangroves, and be sure to test waters during different stages of tide, or try fishing at night near the full moon.


  • Fresh cut mullet is a popular bait for redfish, but pinfish also renders positive results on the water! Our area is great for catching baitfish by the netful!
  • These popular fish are easiest to catch first thing in the morning in shallows or later in the afternoon in deeper waters.
  • Redfish, along with other popular catches, cling close to docks, mangroves, any other structure, and ambush bait quickly. As summer draws to an end, numbers are only increasing, with water temperatures lingering around the 80s!
  • Don’t forget, the population boom known as Red October is coming!


  • Different varieties of grouper come in and out of heavy population around Inglis throughout the year, with the Black, Gag, Red, and Scamp varieties starting to really add up as the weather shifts colder.
  • Different from many of the smaller catches in the gulf, fishing for grouper means you’ll need equipment and strength that is up to the task!
  • Groupers enjoy just about any bait, but particular squid, sardine, or octopus pieces. Try dropping live bait to the bottoms to specifically draw a grouper’s eye.
  • Stick to bottoms covered with rocks and other debris, but these come with their own challenges!

As always, be sure to check on regulations for numbers, weights, and licenses.

Have you had success snagging snook, redfish, or grouper recently around Inglis, Crystal River, and Homosassa? Tell us all about it on our Facebook page! Ready to book your next stay at Sanctuary? Book entirely online or give us a call, and don’t forget to check our current specials!

There’s Still Time to Join Us for Gatornationals!

Hey, what’s that noise? Is that a beehive in the distance? Nope—it’s Gatornationals season!

The NHRA Gatornationals is one of drag racing’s most exciting events of the year. When Gatornationals 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19, it seemed like Florida’s racing scene might miss out on its favorite spring tradition. Thankfully, the event was rescheduled and is being held safely in Gainesville from September 25-27, 2020.

The Gatornationals event staff has taken great strides to make sure this year’s event is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. New safety guidelines include required masks for all attendees over the age of 2, contactless temperature checks at the door, and maintaining a 6 feet distance between all parties.

Whether this is your first year experiencing the excitement of Gatornationals or you’re a seasoned fan, Gulf Coast RV Resort is the best place to park your RV close to the action. When you aren’t at the racetrack, hit the pool with the family or take Fido for a run in our large dog park. Our selection of reservation specials makes getting to the finish line all the better.

Get your tickets now for this weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals and book your stay to guarantee you’ll have a cozy place to rest after a day at the races. See you there!

Howl, Woof, Yippie! Dog-Friendly RV Travel Destinations

There’s nothing quite like traveling with your best friend. Your dog is always by your side on your adventures, and as your pup sticks their head out the passenger window of your RV, you might be thinking of ways to make your vacation more enjoyable for your furry sidekick.

Our dog-friendly amenities make Gulf Coast RV Resort the perfect place to stay with all members of your family—Rover included. Our resort features a large dog park for your dog to race and feel the wind in their fur. But don’t forget to always clean up after your furry friends!

If your pup needs to stretch their four legs off-property, there are plenty of local parks for you and Rover to explore. Florida is brimming with lush wildlife for curious sniffers, and shores for dogs who like to hit the water snout-first. Spend the day at Bark Central Dog Park, where Rover can run free through 15 acres of off-leash land. Land O’ Lakes Dog Park also has spacious land for your dog to run and play while you check out the amazing views. Hernando County’s first dog park, Rotary Centennial Dog Park, offers a separate run for service dogs!

When you need a place to “bark” your RV, browse the available specials at Gulf Coast RV Resort, and when you’re ready to reserve your spot, give our office a call at 352.247.4697 or use the promo codes to book online!

Stroll Through September

Why is September the perfect time of year to visit Florida? Once the hottest heat of summer is over, September is nestled between Labor Day beach crowds and winter travelers from less tropical places. Gulf Coast RV Resort is thankful to be at the heart of Florida, tucked among bustling tourist attractions near Bonita Springs and Naples. If you’re in the area, consider taking an afternoon away from the bustle to slow down and soak up Florida’s natural beauty.

And there’s no better way to enjoy Florida than outdoors! There’s plenty of natural spaces to explore when the crowds have cleared. Take a stroll to some of these nearby parks and wildlife areas and see what makes Septembers in Florida so special:

  • Bring the family on a hiking trip in Picayune Strand State Forest, where you can spend the day on a 3.2 mile hiking trail or a 22 mile equestrian trail
  • Pack your binoculars and looks for creatures in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
  • Feel the freedom of cypress swamps and floodplains at Bird Rookery Swamp Trail, where you can explore 12 miles of trails and a 1500 ft. wheelchair accessible boardwalk
  • Explore local waterfowl and fishing at Miromar Lakes or one of Florida’s more than 3 million acres of lakes

These are only a few options from the countless parks, rivers, and beaches Florida has to offer! Stretch your legs, look at the beauty around you, and enjoy everything that makes September in Florida great.

When you need a place to park after a day of adventure, browse the available specials at Gulf Coast RV Resort, and when you’re ready to reserve your spot, give our office a call at 352.247.4697 or use the promo codes to book online!

Start Your Engines – Gatornationals Is Around the Corner

On your mark, get set… go… to Gulf Coast RV Resort for Gatornationals!

This fabulous event, a part of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, has been rescheduled from March. Masks, social distancing, and temperature checks will be required, so know that the Gainesville Raceway has your safety at the forefront.

If you’d like to stay in your RV, or our tiny home, close to the action of Gainesville’s favorite NHRA Racing event, give the friendly folks at Gulf Coast RV Resort a call at 352.496.9131 to reserve your spot for the weekend of September 24-27. Reduced admittance numbers at the Raceway mean that you’ll need to purchase your tickets for the event ahead of time! Don’t miss any of the fun of the qualifications and the lead up to the finals on Sunday afternoon.

If you aren’t planning to attend Gatornationals, Gulf Coast RV Resort is still a great place to stay for a weekend, week, or even a month away from home. Check out our specials, and when you’re ready to book now, you have the option to do so online!

Don’t Let Summer 2020 End!

Gulf Coast RV Resort doesn’t want you to let summer slip away, so we’re offering a promotion that will save visitors 25% off your next two-night or longer stay in our tiny home when booking by September 28, 2020!

Want all the benefits of an RV resort without packing up your camper? Our tiny home is perfect for a solo traveler or couple looking to get away. This rental cottage features a flat-top burner, microwave, full refrigerator, couch, loft bedroom, and a deck built for sitting outside to enjoy the natural wonders of central Florida. Gulf Coast RV Resort offers top-class amenities as well as access to fishing and walking trails along Florida’s Nature Coast. Renting a tiny home for the week is the perfect way to get all the fun of camping at an RV resort without the RV!

If a tiny home rental wasn’t what you had in mind, Gulf Coast RV Resort always has some of the best specials in Florida. And if you’re ready to book now, be sure to use code SUMCR25 to stay for two nights or more and save 25%! We can’t wait to see you!

Hold On to Summer 2020 with an RV Getaway!

Gulf Coast RV Resort is proud to offer this end-of-summer promotion that will save visitors 25% off of any 7-night reservation made by September 23rd!

For many, August and September mark the return to school or heading back home from a relaxing vacation. But you don’t have to let summer get away! Whether you’re working and schooling remotely or living that retired life, Gulf Coast RV Resort is a Nature Coast Florida oasis where summer stays encapsulated well into the fall. Enjoy a game of shuffleboard. Doze off poolside. Go fishing at dawn. Break out the grill. However you’re spending your day at Gulf Coast is another day of that summer feeling!

If a week-long stay doesn’t match up with your plans, Gulf Coast RV Resort always has some of the best specials in Florida. And if you’re ready to book now, be sure to use code SUMEND25 to stay for a week and save 25%! We can’t wait to see you!

Back to School at Gulf Coast RV Resort

This back-to-school season might be different from years past, but that doesn’t have to mean your travel plans have to wait. If remote schooling is in your future, students can go back to school this fall from Gulf Coast RV Resort.

Gulf Coast offers a bunch of modern amenities and activities to supplement your family’s online education. A fishing trip on one of our nearby waterways could be a teachable moment for a curious young scientist, or enjoy hiking nature trails or lounging by our expansive swimming pool in between school assignments. Zoom looks better poolside!

Book your stay by September 1, 2020, to stay one night & get one free using promo code B2SBOGO. Click here to check availability and book now! Missed this offer? Check out our other special promotions!

Why Stay at an All-Ages RV Resort?

When choosing stops along a route for an RV vacation, or when reviewing options for a destination or long-term stay, there’s no end to the options! Whittling down the categories can be a month-long endeavor or a quick Google as you approach an area. So what makes you choose one RV Resort over another? And why should you make the decision to stay at an all-ages RV resort?

One of the biggest reasons is to be surrounded by other travelers, residents, and seasonal residents who are looking for the same thing in a resort that you are. An all-ages RV resort has all the basics that you’d expect from an RV resort, and caters to the needs of adults, seniors, and children. If you are looking for a social experience where you’ll meet peers who enjoy travel and relaxation while keeping the kids entertained, there’s no better place to stay than an all-ages RV resort!

Gulf Coast RV Resort in Inglis, Florida, is proud to be an all-ages RV resort! When staying at Gulf Coast, seasoned RVers, family vacationers and first-timers will find a community centered around you! Our amenities are all about relaxation and fun for all ages.

Looking for a destination or way-point on the gulf coast of Florida? Our Scallop Season special continues through September. Check back often to see our new specials!

Scallop Season at Gulf Coast

Up here by Homosassa and Crystal River, there is a bounty of scallops to find! Some more southerly waters have been reporting unimpressive returns, so guides are recommending the gulf waters near Gulf Coast RV Resort for the best of scallop season.

Even better news is that here at Gulf Coast RV Resort, our Scallop Season promotion continues so your trip doesn’t need to break the bank. While the season, and our promotion, last until September 24, there’s no better time than now to hit the road and RV camp with us at Gulf Coast.

We can’t wait to see the scallops you bring back to the resort after a day diving for dinner!