How High’s the Water Moma?

It’s not quite five feet high and risin’ as in the old Johnny Cash song, but it is well over the banks. We are here at the Peace River Thousand Trails Park near Wauchula, FL. We have had a LOT of rain all over Florida this Summer and now Fall. The Peace River surrounds this campground on 3 sides.

The lowest part of the park has only electric and water hookups due to flooding that has happened here in the past. Normally the river is about 8 feet below the bank in the back of the park. It was 6 inches below when we arrived and it is now over its bank and a new lake has formed in the low area of the park. Fortunately, we have a break in the weather coming up, so it should recede fairly soon. We are in the highest area of the park and from here, there is no indication of flooding. Just 150 yards away though is a new lake up to 3 feet deep across the lower part of the campground. So, the answer is “three feet high and risin'”!

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Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.