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The beaches are like sugar (miles) and the campground is cozy with clean bathhouses. The park is not manned after sunset so if you're a campground guest make sure you call before 5:00 PM to make arrangements to get to your reserved spot because entry/exit into the park is only available by a coded gate after hours. Dogs are prohibited to roam the state park beaches however are allowed on the public beaches just a few miles away.

The sand is so solid and white, the sea shells are amazing and the water is deep, deep blue.

Funky campground

We had a bit of weather to deal with on our first night but it only got better from there. Our tent site was right on the water and was great for putting our small boat out when we wanted. The bathhouse is clean and the water hot. The views are spectacular.

The only negative is there’s no septic, so you have to have your black/gray water pumped, but even that’s not worth a rating deduction.

Great small campy

Great little campground if you are looking for views and not amenities. Nice spots, the ones on the water are absolutely amazing. There is a small store, laundry and bathhouse. Staff is very friendly as are all the campers we have met. Dog friendly and fine for kids but be mindful that there’s not much to do except fish and walk on the small beach.

Pretty good

Nice view and relatively easy set up due to pull through slots. Gravel makes stabilizers not as effective but not horrible. Restrooms were clean. Office staff was a bit surly with the people before me because the customer yawned lol. Come prepared with all supplies because they have little on offer to buy.

Friendly and easy

Great staff. Easy large spaces. Get the ones that back to the ocean. Best views there. March there is little beach available and reminder the water here is brown. Dog area (small). Cool pier that includes fishing license for guests.

One night

I showed up at 4:30pm, not expecting much. They had a couple of spots. I picked one that was a little more expensive but worth it. Bathroom area was clean and well lit. The shower room locked and had a working heater, bonus. The sun set was pretty, another bonus.

Gorgeous beaches

Beautiful State Park. The beaches are gorgeous. Great for fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

Under new management

Older reviews here were for Arrowhead Campground. New name and new management (or ownership?) We spent the first 3 nights of our Florida trip here (February 2020). Kids enjoyed the pool (polar plunge), the basketball hoop and the docks at the pond. Bathroom is nice. Staff very friendly and helpful. They are making improvements. Convenient to Florida Caverns while the park's campground is closed. We also visited Bellamy Bridge.

Great location

The campground is at the east point of St George Island, FL. Most sites have privacy vegetation but not all. Our site was 26 and at the far end of the entrance. Best thing about it was location to the trail head unfortunately closer to the playground. Many kids in the campground even when school is in session. Staff was pleasant. Bathrooms are dated and somewhat clean. We are one of only a few Floridians here this week. Water and electric, no sewer but they do have a dump station. Trails are wonderful and the beach is beautiful and empty. They are working to repair the Michael damage and really had little effect on our stay.

Remote and quiet

Set back in palms and live oak, the campground is private with some sites very private and others not at all. The best sites seemed to be #7-9 and #18-21 as they have the best privacy, are close to the river, and are completely set back from the main loop. Sites closest to the bathroom have to contend with hearing the bathhouse fan (although light from the bathroom didn't seem to be an issue). Unfortunately I ended up with the last sight available, #26, right next to the end of the bathrooms with the fan. Good thing I travel with earplugs. On the plus side, my site was a pull through so coming and going was very simple. 

There are some really nice trails along both the Ochlockonee and Dead Rivers, as well as a pretty scenic drive that is "paved" with wood chips, which makes it perfect for hiking. While I didn't see any gators, there were signs warning about them. I did see several deer, a raccoon, and some lizards. 

Town is about twenty minutes away if you need anything. There are several bars and restaurants as well as an IGA grocery. You can even find services offering boat rentals.