Love this place. Great setup for tent camping. Make sure you check the privacy level of your site when you book. It ranges from a decent enough amount of privacy to right up in people's business. Easy walk to the beach, which was mostly abandoned for the entirety of my stay. The staff was super friendly, and they have pretty much anything you could need in the store on-site. Can't wait to to back!
Located in Jacksonville, Florida this state park is one of the most impressive places we’ve stayed. The surroundings make you feel as if you’re staying in a jungle. The park is massive and offers cabins, RV sites and tent sites. The bathrooms and showers are clean and well kept. The park offers a variety of activities including mountain biking trails, access to a lake and several beaches. We spent one day fishing and had a great time! Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table, along with full hook ups. The store has everything you could possibly need and sells firewood and propane. Book online to see photos of what each site looks like to make sure you get as much space as you need for your size rig.
This park has it all! Great beaches, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, camping, and the list goes on.
Cute little camp spots in the woods with decent privacy. Very close to the beach for total serenity. Pets are allowed. Lots of mountain biking in the park, which is a popular place for people to go to in Jacksonville. There’s just too Many mosquitos and the park needs a good prescribed burn.
This park makes me think of The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland. It is heavily forested and the sites are literally like threading a needle. Even on the map they look close together chances are you won't really see or hear your neighbors. Bathrooms, shower and dump site available as is recycling and dumpsters. Close to a dog friendly beach but please use the walkways and stay off the dunes.
There is also a store with rentals and playgrounds available, walking trails and bike trails have limitations posted and entrances so be aware.
Site have water and electric hook ups but came across a bit of a problem as the outlets are installed upside down so it was really hard to insert the 30amp plug because the cord made it a very tight fit. (50amp same way) see pictures.
Good cell coverage with AT&T and Verizon.
Stayed here in a tent for two nights, after driving up from at St Augustine KOA. The park's natural beauty is breathtaking. The lake, the bird islands, the serenity, the tall trees, the gorgeous beach on the premise are all juxtaposed with the actual state of the camp sites themselves. Having seen the mistake of choosing site #6, was able to switch to #243 with no neighbors, but a short walk to the bathrooms. The bathrooms are somewhat ghastly. The shower stalls are small, and the water pressure is questionable. The camp store is very well stocked. The bike trails are somewhat challenging because of the spider webs, haha. It rained during this outing. Site #232 is not quite level, and the bedding is natural dirt. Some mosquitos, but not as bad as the truck-sized ants. Paw prints on the picnic table was evidence of visitors during the bike ride absence, but they didn't pay visible visits like at Anastasia and Fort De Soto.
We stayed in site 138 after a really bad rain (TS Sally). I want to really like this park as there is a lot to do without leaving the premises.
The pros: the beach is right there and really nice! There’s also a lake on premise that has bass jumping everywhere during their evening feed. It would be great to kayak out with a fishing rod. The kids have a great playground, but the splash pad was under maintenance. There is a camp store at the front of the campground that sells ice, firewood, and misc items. Didn’t go in as we got in late and left early. There’s also a laundry house which is very handy.
The cons: bathhouses leave a bit to be desired in the way of cleanliness. There are some nice private sites, but many are exposed and muddy when it rains and the setup is a bit odd. We also had biting ants in our site so bring a can of Raid spray and you’ll be fine. The roads around the camp are falling apart and need some attention!!
Over all, I’d give it a try again if it was during a dry spell and a few of the better sites are open.
Price paid: $30 + $3 tax for electric and water.
We visited this park for the first time for a one night trip. The sites are close, but there is enough vegetation between them that you don’t see your neighbor. The bathrooms need a bit of upkeep and were rather unclean - especially with the pandemic going on. Our site was a wonderful pull through with views of the lake. The beach is a short drive away. There are many amenities offered by the park as well such as a store and laundry facilities. The sunset from the beach is gorgeous.
This campground has everything Beach lake water park playground store you won't even have to leave the campground if you don't want to
A beautiful Sunday afternoon in Florida