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!

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!

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!

Have You Caught Your Dinner Yet?

Staying at Gulf Coast RV Resort during scallop season just makes sense. Between easy access to the water and our special discount for month-long stays, the choice is clear! Plus you’ll be gaining access to all of Gulf Coast’s other amenities and meet new friends during your visit.

When you stay at Gulf Coast RV Resort, access to water is only about half a mile away. The closest boat ramp enters the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The Canal connects directly to Lake Rousseau (inland) and Withlacoochee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. An app like Navionix can help you plot your course to the scallop-laden waters just off the coast.

Already staying with us at Gulf Coast? Don’t forget to share your scallop haul with us on social media! Still need to book your stay? Get your mouth watering with some recipes for these saltwater delicacies. What are your favorites?

On Site Boat Storage Is Included!

Scalloping by Rob Briscoe is licensed by CC BY 2.0

Scallop Season is in full swing, and even if diving for your dinner isn’t your thing, you can still take advantage of our Scallop Season promotion! For just $399 plus electric, stay at Gulf Coast RV Resort for a month! And, on site boat storage is included!

There is plenty to catch out on the water around our resort. Whether you’re craving hog snapper, redfish, or grouper, you’re sure to snag something impressive when you launch from Gulf Coast RV Resort.

And if your tastes run a little more adventurous with spearing, gigging, bow fishing, or underwater spearfishing, Florida’s Nature Coast is just like heaven!

We have a new guide on our site that provides links to locations, regulations, and the delicacies you just might haul into your boat. Hope to see you soon!

Ramping Up to Scallop Season

Scallop season is finally here! At Gulf Coast RV Resort, scallop season is the best time of year, and we’re ready to greet our community out on the water.

Hit the boat ramp early to secure that perfect anchor point for a morning or afternoon of diving for dinner. Scope out buckets of scallops on the Withlacoochee River, or take off from our boat ramp and set sail for fishing and diving on Florida’s Nature Coast.

There’s nothing like a freshly-caught scallop dinner. Don’t miss out on our scallop season special! Book now to take advantage of the discounted price. See you on the water!

Scallop Season is Coming Soon!

For just $399 plus electric, enjoy a month’s stay at Gulf Coast RV Resort during scallop season!

This special is for the months of July, August, and September. On-site boat storage is included!

The joy of scallop season comes from a mix of snorkeling, saltwater fishing, and hunting for treasure underwater. Even for the less adventure-seeking visitors, scallop season means delicious eating all around the area, and Gulf Coast RV Resort is nearby many wonderful restaurants.

Check out our Activities page to see what fun and adventure you could have this scallop season at Gulf Coast RV Resort.

Ready to book now? We look forward to seeing you soon!