Overall, this campground ranks as another great Florida state park campground. Sites are large with plenty of space between them and vegetation to provide privacy. Within a five-minute walk from our site (#44) we were on the white sandy beach staring at the emerald water. And while you feel a bit isolated among the dunes and coastal scrub habitats, the park is located in the heart of Destin so there is shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and anything else you want within a two-minute drive. Walmart is literally right across the street.
Campsites cost $30/night unless you are a Florida senior resident which gives you a 50% discount. Our Verizon 4G phone and hotspot worked great and we had a clear view to the sky for our satellite television. Our television antenna picked up a few channels but only one major channel (CBS).
The park has 60 sites that can accommodate RV’s up to 60’. There are 20 very long pull-thrus but most of the sites are back-in. Pads and patios are packed gravel and offer 30 or 50 amp electricity and water. There is free wifi and it worked pretty well at our site. There are four loops and with bathroom/shower buildings with laundry facilities located conveniently between loops. The bathrooms were clean but chilly (even though they claim to be heated and cooled).
There is no sewer at any sites but two dump
stations are conveniently located in the park.
Roads are paved and wide enough for big rigs to maneuver. Sites are level.
|bathroom/showers and laundry|
|typical back-in site|
|typical pull-thru site|
What we really liked about this campground was the proximity to the beautiful beach yet all the amenities Destin and the surrounding area has to offer. We took advantage of shopping, restaurants and movie theaters that were all within just a few miles. But the best thing about this park was the privacy that our site offered. We backed up to a wooded area and felt isolated from the view of others.
|the beach boardwalk|
|incredible beach with nobody on it during our winter visit|
The not so good things about this park was the lack of sewer and the road noise. The park sites right off HWY 98 makes for convenient access but some sites closer to the road may be bothered by the noise from this busy road. Since we were here in the winter and experiencing record low temperature, we kept all the windows closed and did not sit outside much so the road noise was not an issue. I also imagine the beach at this park could be very crowded at times since there is plenty of access for the public.