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Couldn’t have been better!

We stayed here on our very first trip in our new motorhome and we could not have picked a better place! The people were very nice, invited us to a pot luck meal they were having at their clubhouse that night. There was a nice convenience store, nice enough bath houses and lots of fishing locations! You can hear the drag strip some but not enough to be a hinderance (or enough to really get your blood flowing either, if that’s more your style.)

Great sites!

The sites at this park are wonderful! Very relaxing and comfortable place. Very scenic and with water nearby. Great bath houses as well that have fun reading boards full of information.

Great Park!

One of my favorites in the are by far! There are kayak rentals at the office, very good prices for the amount of time you have it. The campground has great trails and bath houses. Some sites can get a bit soggy in different seasons but overall a great place!

Lovely

Never had a problem here and always very relaxing! The sites are spacious and unique. Close to water and there is parking for company. Personnel are always very nice and the camp shop is very convenient!

Awesome campground!

Really nice place to go locally!!

Love it

This is a fantastic find for us. So close to Perdido key beach but very nice quiet and fairly private feeling sites. Our site #7 had a large clean concrete pad and fun sandy area in back with place to stretch a clothesline or hammock. Bathrooms were clean. Price was very reasonable at $21 per night.

Clean and hospitable.

Isolated yet only one hour and a half from Mobile, AL. Plenty of room at each site. Well kept facilities. Hot showers. Located on Big Escambia Creek. Tubing and horseback riding available in season. Secure campground. Well kept secret.

Hostile Owners

From our first encounter until we left we were met with a hostile or maybe we just don’t care what you need attitude. Wendy. Since we were at their mercy because we had no other campground to go stay. The park hosts were friendly and helpful. The campground itself was nice. It was mostly well kept. If you are not staying long and if the park hosts are on duty I would recommend it.

Busy with Nosey Neighbors

This is a well kept RV park. It is very organized and clean. It is convenient to I-10 and many restaurants and shopping. I thought the people were being friendly and waving but they were holding up their hand for 5. As in 5mph. One time I was going 6, another time 3 and the last time exactly 5. We had issues with our neighbors letting their dogs out at night and they didn’t clean up their poop. The park host told me they had issues with them frequently but they are still allowed to stay there. They have activities planned and the mail system is very organized.

Peaceful surroundings

This RV Resort is quiet and peaceful. The bathroom/shower house is locked at night. There is a river with beautiful clear water. There is a place to grill out and to hang out. There is a deck that overlooks the river. The camp hosts are friendly and super helpful. I loved it there. It is convenient to I-10 and to the Foley Beach Express. I’m looking forward to staying there again. It was always quiet and peaceful at night and most of the time during the day as well.

quiet

a nice little campground on Hurricane Lake. the restrooms are clean. the tent sites have running water and the rv/tent sites have water and electric. very quiet expect for the frogs. a good place to fish where they built a dock out in the water so if you don't have a boat you can still fish away from shore.

Excellent as always

This was my third trip to Pickens and it was amazing as always.

*The camping store is closed until they can find someone to run it. Wood and ice can be bought at the Tom Thumb just outside the park or at Walmart/Publix in Gulf Breeze.

*Battery Cooper Rd was closed so those two batteries are inaccessible.

*Loops B/D no longer have electric or dedicated water (there is a water spigot every few sites). Tent sites D24, D25, B6 have the best shade and space.

*We stayed at A15 (right next to walking trail entrance) and my best friend on A14. Other good shaded sites on this loop are A4 (grass not level enough for tents), A6, A12, A19, A21, A24, A26, A35 (next to dumpsters though), A36 (okay but not great).

*You can no longer hang anything from trees or power poles (hammocks, clotheslines etc). You also cannot having a shower looking tent (we have one for a changing tent only—no toilet or shower—and they made us take it down). Max two tents or camper and one tent per site (awnings/pop up shelter over picnic table don’t count towards the two).

*I didn’t peek into the restrooms in loops B-E. A-loop restrooms were a little dated but clean and functional. The laundry/dish washing station was stellar.

*There are dump stations (one in loop A and one for B-E) but no sewer hook ups per site.

*The price for getting into Gulf Island National Seashore is now $20 and it’s a 7 day pass.

*The campground now gives out two slips at check-in. One is for your car and one is to keep with you after 8pm so you don’t get kicked out of the area after dark.

Everyone was very nice and helpful.

Excellent as always

This was my third trip to Pickens and it was amazing as always.

*The camping store is closed until they can find someone to run it. Wood and ice can be bought at the Tom Thumb just outside the park or at Walmart/Publix in Gulf Breeze.

*Battery Cooper Rd was closed so those two batteries are inaccessible.

*Loops B/D no longer have electric or dedicated water (there is a water spigot every few sites). Tent sites D24, D25, B6 have the best shade and space.

*We stayed at A15 (right next to walking trail entrance) and my best friend on A14. Other good shaded sites on this loop are A4 (grass not level enough for tents), A6, A12, A19, A21, A24, A26, A35 (next to dumpsters though), A36 (okay but not great).

*You can no longer hang anything from trees or power poles (hammocks, clotheslines etc). You also cannot having a shower looking tent (we have one for a changing tent only—no toilet or shower—and they made us take it down). Max two tents or camper and one tent per site (awnings/pop up shelter over picnic table don’t count towards the two).

*I didn’t peek into the restrooms in loops B-E. A-loop restrooms were a little dated but clean and functional. The laundry/dish washing station was stellar.

*The price for getting into Gulf Island National Seashore is now $20 and it’s a 7 day pass.

*The campground now gives out two slips at check-in. One is for your car and one is to keep with you after 8pm so you don’t get kicked out of the area after dark.

Everyone was very nice and helpful.

Nice state park

Spacious spots. Full hook ups. Nice pool and bathhouses. Bring a bike. Watch out for fire ants.

Nice beach campground

We had a fantastic stay at this campground. The camper spots are close but we had an awesome experience checking in and getting in our spot with a little help from friendly workers. We enjoyed the pool and the pier. The only reason I cant give it 5 stars is the laundry room and the shower rooms could have been better. 3 out of 6 dryers were broke so it made laundry a bit challenging to do.

A hidden gem

Bear Lake Campground is a little piece of paradise! Nestled within the Blackwater River State Forest, you are surrounded by beautiful nature. The lake is so gorgeous, I kept saying to my husband that I felt like I was in a jigsaw puzzle picture.

I visited in late January, and was unfortunately hit with a rogue cold snap much colder than usual Florida temperatures. We did unfortunately cut the camping short, but really enjoyed the little bit of time we had there. The campground is pretty small, and the RVs are on one side and the tent sites are on another, which I really like as a tent-er. Given the season, we were the only ones on the tent side, so we were right up on the lake and I can't remember ever staying in a more beautiful site anywhere. Sites have a picnic table and a fire pit with a grate. Bare ground here, no rocky tent pads. We were at the furthest site from the (very clean) bath/shower house, but it wasn't far at all.

You are about a half hour to the nearest town, so get your essentials beforehand. There is a small country shop closer, but options are limited.

Great fishing and canoeing available. Highly recommended!

AMAZING place!

From the second you enter the park, you feel like you are at a five star resort instead of a state park. The facilities are amazing. There is a pool, hiking trails, bike trails, beach, planned activities and more. It's beautiful and it's a huge complex. Our site was a pull through right on a swampy area. Within a few minutes we saw an alligator which sort of freaked us out but was totally cool at the same time. I suggest staying a week. You won't have time to see everything if you don't!

Tight

Nice little park, really tight for larger RVs, great location nice folks, great bay view.

Pensacola Beach RV

Great RV Park if you enjoy the beach. Not easy to get to, but certainly worth the effort. Looking forward the our next opportunity to visit.

Nice RV Park

Nice RV Park pretty. The office staff was helpful on the phone before we arrived. Also friendly upon arrival. They a man to assist getting in the parking spot.

Great RV Park

This park is now a Yogi Bear Jellystone park. It is located in Elberta Al. The sites are gravel and dirt but they are level and very spacious. Great for RVs and large rigs.

It offers a great central location for Gulf Shores, Perdido or Pensacola. They have tons of activities for the kids. (Crafts, hay rides, s'mores and more)

Just a short drive to many attractions including (Old Fort Morgan, USS Alabama, Drum Submarine, Pensacola Air museum, two water parks, Barber Marina and more)

If you are looking for a peaceful setting in a central location. This is the place!

There are many good restaurants - here are some of our favorites. (Reileigh's - best breakfast at the gulf, Wolf Bay, Fisherman's Corner, GT's on the Bay, Perdido Pass Oyster bar, McGuire's in Pensacola.

Beautiful beaches

My husband and I tent camped at fort Pickens campground in February, 2019. We were able to use our senior national park pass to get in for free and a discount on our site. This is a busy park due to beaches and the actual old fort Pickens buildings, but the campsites were fairly peaceful. We were less than a 10 minute walk from the beach and walked about 30 minutes to the old fort. The showers were separate from the bathrooms and what you might expect for a beach, the water was nice and hot. There is supposed to be a store, but it was closed when we were there. There is a book store in the old fort. The beach and water were just beautiful.

Like a small city

This park is like a small city, there are over 500 sites, only 11 tent sites. My husband and I tent camped at gulf state park in February, 2019 and it was very nice, they have so many amenities here you don’t ever have to leave. If you were looking for solitude time, this is not the site for you. The bathrooms were nicer than some hotels I have stayed in. There is a store on site, tennis/pickle ball courts, swimming pool, activities center, horseshoe pit, nature center and over 25 miles of very nice hiking trails, oh yea, and less than a 20 minute walk to one of the best white sand beaches in the USA. Also playgrounds for kids. There is a laundromat and they have a church service and other scheduled activities.

Bad

Campsites are bad. To close together. Dogs roam free. Management is nor good. Other campers told us stories you won’t believe. Stayed one night and got a refund for the other. Privately owned with no help from KOA.

Awesomeness !

Gorgeous white sand beaches a short walk from the campground. Clean, great hot showers, level asphalt pads, water and electric, dump station on site. Campground IS dog friendly, although the beach is Not dog friendly. There’s a very small dog beach area (on leash only), a short drive away at Pensacola-west Beach ( clearly marked for dogs).

Almost perfect

This campground was almost perfect! We called ahead for reservations and used a discount membership program. We arrived around 4pm and were glad we had reservations because the park had no more open spots. Check in was quick and the office has a small camp store with some basic necessities, fishing supplies, and firewood. They also have propane. They have FHU sites, but our site (#24) was a back-in site with 30 amp and electric. There is a dump station. It was a mostly level and sandy. Our spot was great because it was at the end of the "cul-de-sac". The spaces are not uncomfortably close together. We did have a picnic table and fire ring. They do have WiFi, but it was not the greatest. The best reception we got with our Verizon cell service was about 2 bars of 3G! It made it difficult to get any work done. There is a laundry room ($1.50 for each machine). They had a pretty small playground with swings. They did have horseshoes and basketball. The clubhouse had a pool table, TV, puzzles, and books, but it was locked when we tried to check it out. They did offer free coffee in the morning in the clubhouse (which is the only reason we knew what was inside). They allow fishing on the bank and have a small boat launch for guests. The restroom/shower was fairly clean with plenty of hot water. There is only one shower stall and 2 toilets. You can lock the bathhouse door for privacy. We really enjoyed the setting with the big trees and the riverbank. The slow internet and low cell signal was the only downside for us personally. We made a day trip into Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach. The weather was cool, windy, and overcast but we still enjoyed it.  

*P.S. this campground is in Florida not Kansas

Good but not very private

We went tent camping for two nights with our pups at Fort Pickens and we really did enjoy it. The campground was nice and clean. They had nice showers and potties as well. The showers in the RV section have better shower heads btw. The beaches are gorgeous! A tip for travelers with pets, FL does not allow dogs on their beaches accept in specific "dog park" locations. Our dogs are not.. eh, normal .. so we ended up driving down to a private beach so they could enjoy the ocean. There is a lot of night life but We decided to skip that this trip. We enjoyed the beaches in the park at night and i highly recommend it! All in all we enjoyed our trip but we probably won't be back to Fort Pickens campground. The sites are very close together and we had a very nosey and drunk neighbor who really wanted to chat. We camp to get away from people, just saying. We were also bothered by RV and truck lights shining directly into our tent both nights from people driving through the campground. Not the best but we enjoyed camping at the beach.

Good, Florida campground

We enjoyed our two-week stay here in late January 2019. Most of the sites are full-hookup, but they were full, so we ended up in the tent sites with no sewer. We still had 30-amp electricity and water and they have a dump station on-site. We liked our spot because it was tucked in the woods and we had no close neighbors. The rest of the campsites were in the open, but the distance between rigs was reasonable. The campground is mostly sand, but that is expected in Florida. Most was compact and there were no concerns of getting stuck. Very easy to get to this campground. It’s about 2 miles from I-10. We had good internet service for both AT&T and Verizon. It’s a small town so we went to Crestview for anything we needed which is about 15 minutes away. We originally booked for one week but stayed one more week to get some brake work done on the rig. The office staff were nice, and we were also able to get a package delivered while we were there. Overall, it was a good stop over to get some errands done. Not a ton to do in the area and the weather was not great when we were there. Had it been better, we would have visited the beach a time or two. We would stay again.

RV Resort

The park is nice. I find it too expensive at $50 a night. Too expensive for my taste. The park is more like a resort. If that is your thing, this is your place.

Another Beautiful FL Park

What a beautiful and family-friendly park. It is only $20 a night with electricity and water at each site. The sites are roomy. Bathrooms are kept clean.