Apalachicola National Forest, FLORIDA
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Beautiful & Quiet

We stayed for 4 nights. There were people in & out only staying a night or two. It is very quiet, the beach is nice (there are 2 gators that live on the other side of the lake), the bathrooms are clean, the shower was decent & the host was great! The sites are all HUGE (the outer ring is better than the inner), they are all close to the bathroom & more than enough privacy. You MUST reserve your site either online or by calling & the prices listed on the board are NOT correct. It is now $20 a night for non electric/water site and $30 for water/electric

Quiet, laid back, adults only. Beautiful view of The Gulf on scenic US98.

Full hook ups, gravel parking, cable TV, bathhouse, store, LP gas, clean and quiet, well operated.

Absolutely beautiful!

Very nice park. Lots of places to explore. Fishing is great. They have some very good restaurants in town. And there is a lighthouse you can climb.

Currently closed but...

From what I understand, the park is currently closed to camping and cabins due to hurricane damage but some areas are still open. I am reviewing anyway to help encourage public support to rebuild the access to the park and reopen.

This park had smaller sites that were close together; however, the thick vegetation between sites gave each one a very private feel. The ground is dirt/sand (with a paved road leading to sites). The beach is absolutely wonderful. The restrooms were very large, clean, and well kept. There are bike trails leading down boardwalks and paved roads, and a large playground. All of the staff we encountered were very polite and helpful.

As we left, a very heavy storm came and the site flooded as we were packing up. Of course, as most daily gulf storms go, everything dried up rather quickly.

The Best Camping Ever!

Small fishing camp atmosphere. Dog friendly. Kayak in the bay. Catching fish from the shore. Friendly staff. Store not stocked. No sewer hookups. Utility hookups may be on the wrong side so bring an extra long cable. And a waste wagon if you're staying for more than a few days, although the mgt will empty your tank for fee. Charter fishing within walking distance. Miles of beautiful beach with few people. Love, love. Love this place. St.. Vincent Island charter within walking distance. Bring your bike.

Beautiful camp, gorgeous beaches.

We were lucky to arrive the first weekend they were open since Hurricane Michael. Nice camp spots, clean and level. Really, really nice bathrooms and showers. Walking distance to white sand beaches. Close to Appalachicola, with cute sh I'llps and great seafood restaurants.

Out of the way.

Clean restroom, great host, and good fishing.

Quiet waterfront campground

We loved this campground! It’s a bit crowded but there’s plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs being that it’s steps away from the beach. They are also extremely dog friendly which is a huge plus for us because our pup loves to swim. No playground but there’s a park along the beach nearby in Port St Joe. There’s also a popular restaurant right around the corner that has live music and seafood. Great place to relax without a crowd! We will definitely be back!

Most peaceful place on earth!

Abundance of places to explore and great fishing. We have been visiting for a few years now. Feels like home!

Kick your sandy feet up and relax!

Great, short walk to beach access. Lots of activities on bayside as well, including kayak rentals and put-ins. Two large, clean bathrooms with showers at Shady Pine campground. Recycling available and dumpsters in good order.

too noisy

stayed for a weekend with co workers. never again. interstate noise is too loud. will choose another spot over this.

Quiet with a beautiful view

We stayed for the weekend. Our camper was located directly on beautiful Lake Seminole. The campground is spacious with full hook up to include sewer, water and electric. There was plenty of room for parking.

I did not use the facilities so I can't comment on them. I do think the grass could have been mowed a little more recent.

Great State Park

A Florida State Park that reminds us of the foothills of North Carolina except for the occasional palm tree. Toured the Gregory House a cotton plantation house that was moved across the river by the CCC. We made a trip into Chattahoochee, FL for lunch and a look at the Jim Woodruff Dam where The Chattahoochee, Apalachicola and Flint Rivers converge.

8 Cabins are the best in FL

You need to book this place way in advance, within minutes of these cabins being available for reservation. Reserve even if you don't know you'll be able to go; cancellation is like $17 or something.

Cell reception is spotty with At&T.

Beach is a pretty hilly 10 min. hike or so - so you will need to be organized and not be hand carrying big coolers; you'll need backpack. But not many people make the hike; you'll often have the beach to yourselves.

Lots of wildlife around - deer, armadillos, etc.

If wind is blowing from the north (shore toward beach, from behind you if you are looking at the gulf) the beach may have nasty biting flies, so drive 45 mins and go to St. George beach. Usually wind comes off the gulf though and keeps the bugs at bay.

We love Cabin #7.Cabin 8 has steps down to the bay; all others are a straight walk out.

Downstairs "beds" are not really suitable for adults; I wouldn't try to put more than 2 adults in a cabin and expect much sleep.

Bring kayaks and SUPs! You will be right on the bay, and St. Joe bay is great paddling with tons of fish and wildlife. We've seen manta rays, tons of cownose rays, huge schools of Jack Crevalle, turtles, and caught many species of fish…redfish, snook, seatrout, etc. Even saw an alligator way out at the end of the peninsula once!

Beautiful and natural campground

Nats and mosquitos really bad, take bug spray and fans. Nice place to ride bikes.

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Quiet and Remote

This is a small quiet remote camp ground. The camp ground is on Lake Seminole north of Booster Club. The sites are grass, offer water and electric with a dump station on exit.

They have full bath and showers available with a camp host.

The fishing here is great, but no swimming

Hiking is Great

The hiking in this state park camp ground is really nice. You have some hills to navigate and it can be strenuous.

The RV spots are close together but have water and electric.

Beautiful Beaches

We have stayed at St. George Island park a couple times. It's a nice campground. Some of the spaces are somewhat private others are close together. Be sure to look at sites online prior to reserving.

The beach is a short walk or drive from the camp ground. It is several miles into the campground and a lovely bike ride area.

The restrooms are clean.

Beautiful and Quiet

We love to stay at Seminole State Park. I highly recommend reserving a spot on the water. The view is lovely. The restrooms are clean and you are able to rent both canoes and kayaks.

Tate's Hell State Forest

Tate's Hell State Forest is a primitive dispersed camping area slightly north the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle region. Instead of a single campground with multiple sites, Tate's Hell provides individual camps sites through out the forest, many of which are along the Carabelle River. Sites offer fire ring, picnic table and cleared tent area. All sites are accessed by dirt roads that are fairly well maintained. Many of these sites can accommodate a popup or RV, but there are no electrical, water or sewage hook ups in the state forest. If you are looking for an authentic backwoods, roughing it camping experience - this is your place!

Sites can be reserved 1 877 879 3859. The regional ranger station is located at 290 Airport Rd, Carrabelle, FL 32322.

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Taste of hike in camping!

Very clean with hike in camp sites over looking river! Beautiful!


if you want serenity and lots of beach to yourself this is it. it is located out on peninsula and there is no thru traffic. day use area but so much beach you have lots of solitude.

First to Review
It was vety nice.

Waterfront sites, pull-thru sites, clean bathrooms. Will definitely stay again.

Great for group camping by the beach

This camp ground was fantastic for our church group. They had electricity and water by the tent sites and also a shower facility that was very well kept. The water is a very short walk and the beach is beautiful. At night the stars are like nothing you have ever seen. A blanket above you for sure. The only downfall is that we could not have our hammocks hanging up. This was a few years ago and may have changed.

Gorgeous beach Campground on a beautiful florida barrier island.

Half of this beautiful Island of St George , is develpoped, Hotels,condos, shops , bars, and amusments of varios kinds. The other half is pristine beaches, dunes and bay of St George. Great long clean beaches, wonderful fishing , hiking , boating, or just lying on the beach, with at least 5 miles of them, they were never crowded. Great place to stay if you want a little bit of both.

First to Review
Nice people nice space. Not kid friendly. dog friendly. mostly gravel... enjoyed our time there

Cool spot Fun place nearby. Fathoms . you will enjoy it !

Scenic, but not tent-friendly

We stayed here several years ago. This is a pretty campground, but in the heart of summer, the mosquitoes and bugs were plentiful. It rained so much that our tent was virtually floating and we had to seek shelter in the bath house. We ended up getting a hotel that night. The island itself is beautiful. Great beaches that are not overcrowded and there is even a lighthouse.

Beautiful and quiet shady sites

Water and electric at RV sites and a dump station. Stunning lake view

Very nice and clean. Great pool and friendly place

Nice,level sites. Paved patios with gravel parking for rvs.

No shade, great WiFi and cable tv. Sparkling pool and a fishing pier but no sand beach. Right on hwy 98 so some traffic noise.