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Places to Camp near Apalachicola National Forest

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Apalachicola National Forest is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Florida camping has to offer. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Apalachicola National Forest. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Apalachicola National Forest, FL (111)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park Campground

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    Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park Campground

    37 Reviews
    171 Photos
    723 Saves
    Eastpoint, Florida

    This 1,962-acre barrier island park has 60 campsites with electricity, water hookups and a dump station that is nearby. Six sites have concrete pads and walkways.

    The campground is located behind historic dunes in the pine flatwoods. Although there are no ocean or gulf views, the campsites are only a quarter-mile from the beach and the gulf. There are two restrooms with hot showers, a playground, and a linear nature trail that meanders from the campground through the pine forests and coastal scrub.

    Pets are welcome but must be kept on a six-foot leash controlled by the pet's owner. Pets are not allowed on the beach or in any facilities. There are six concrete campsites with connecting sidewalks to the restroom facilities.

    Primitive carry-in, carry-out camping at Gap Point is accessible only by foot, via the 2.5-mile Gap Point Trail, or by canoe, kayak or other shallow drafting vessel. The two sites accommodate 12 people each.

    Youth/group tent camping is available for organized groups up to 25 or a minimum of six people. Chaperones must remain with the group at all times. Restrooms, cold water showers, picnic tables and a campfire circle are available at the youth/group camp.

    Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance of arrival for juvenile groups and up to 30 days in advance of arrival for adult groups. Juvenile group requests will not bump a prior adult group reservation made within the 30-day window.

    Hammock camping opportunities are available in every campsite. Maximum RV length = 43 ft.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Ochlockonee River State Park Campground

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    Ochlockonee River State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    188 Photos
    125 Saves
    Sopchoppy, Florida

    Ecological restoration at Ochlockonee River State Park has successfully preserved the beautiful longleaf pine forests that once covered much of the state. Trails allow visitors to explore the park and see the diverse wildlife, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, and natural communities such as pine flatwoods and sandhill.

    A boat ramp provides easy access to the river. Both freshwater and saltwater fish inhabit the waters around the park, including largemouth bass, bream, catfish and speckled perch.

    For overnight visitors, there are full-facility campsites with access to restrooms and showers. Youth group camping is also available. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the ranger station.

    Picnic facilities and a swimming area are located near the scenic point where the Ochlockonee and Dead rivers intersect.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Ho-Hum RV Park

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    Ho-Hum RV Park

    18 Reviews
    32 Photos
    135 Saves
    Carrabelle, Florida
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Torreya State Park Campground

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    Torreya State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    110 Photos
    114 Saves
    Sneads, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Camel Lake Campground

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    Camel Lake Campground

    8 Reviews
    19 Photos
    85 Saves
    Bristol, Florida

    Overview

    Camel Lake Recreation Area provides a quiet place to relax and take in the beauty of the longleaf pine forest. Camping, swimming, hiking, and boating opportunities are all available, focused on the crystal-clear waters of Camel Lake.

    Recreation

    Above the lake's rim, the focal points of this recreation area are the well-shaded ten-site campground, suitable for RVs or tents, and the day use recreation area with its picnic tables, picnic shelter, and sandy beach for swimming. A short loop trail surrounds the lake, with longer loops possible incorporating the nearby Florida National Scenic Trail.

    Facilities

    Some of the campsites have electricity, and there is a bathhouse with flush toilets in the campsite and in the day-use area. A campground host is always available. The day-use parking lots, picnic areas, and restrooms are accessible. Hours of operation through the summer are 8 am to 8 pm (April 1st - Oct 31st) and through the winter are 8 am to 6 pm (Nov 1st - March 31st).

    Natural Features

    The Apalachicola is one of the most bio diverse places in the world, and Camel Lake places you in the middle of this natural treasure. You will be surrounded by tall longleaf pines and wiregrass, while seepage slopes in the forest create pitcher plant bogs. Rare pine savannahs are just to the south and the creeks and swamps around host a wide variety of animal life.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby, several boat landings provide access to the numerous creeks that feed into the Apalachicola River. The Apalachee Savannahs Scenic Byway and the Big Bend Scenic Byway provide beautiful views of pine savannahs, and they make excellent routes for trips down to the coast, which is only about an hour south.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Refunds can not be made on site. Refunds must be processed by Recreation.gov

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Coe Landing Campground

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    Coe Landing Campground

    13 Reviews
    47 Photos
    106 Saves
    Midway, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Eastbank

    26 Reviews
    100 Photos
    99 Saves
    Chattahoochee, Florida

    Overview

    Eastbank Campground is located on Lake Seminole on the Georgia-Florida state line. The lake and surrounding area provide a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for fishing, camping, boating, picnicking, hiking, biking and birding.

    Recreation

    Lake Seminole is known as one of the best sites for sports fishing in America. Extensive stump and grass beds provide abundant cover where anglers fish for largemouth, hybrid, striped and white bass. Sizable populations of catfish, crappie and bream are also present. Over 79 species of fish have been identified in the lake. Boating, water skiing and swimming are popular activities. The campground offers a boat ramp, dock and a fish cleaning station.

    Facilities

    The campground is open year-round and offers a total of 65 sites, most of which have both electric and water hookups. Flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station are provided. A group picnic shelter is on-site.

    Natural Features

    Lake Seminole has a surface area of 37,500 acres with 376 miles of shoreline. A pine and hardwood forest covers the rolling hills around the lake. A variety of wildlife makes its home around Seminole Lake, including raccoons, alligators, ring-necked ducks, canvasbacks, scaup, hawks, bald eagles, black vultures, tortoises and snakes.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Change and Cancellation Policies and Fees Overnight and Day Use Facilities: To ensure fairness, reservation arrival or departure dates may not be changed beyond the booking window until 18 days after booking the reservation.__ Camping / Day Use: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation (including campsites, cabins, lookouts, group facilities, etc.). The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount. You can cancel or change reservations through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.__ Late Cancellations Overnight and Day Use Facilities: Late cancellations are those cancelled between 12:01 a.m. (Eastern) on the day before arrival and check out time on the day after arrival. Individual Campsites: If a customer cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival they will be charged a $10.00 service fee and will also forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a single night's reservation will forfeit the entire use fee but no cancellation fee will apply. Group Facility: If a customer cancels a group overnight facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date they will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Group Day Use Area: If a customer cancels a group day use facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will forfeit the total day use fee with no service fee charge.__ No-Shows Camping / Day Use: A camping no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Reserved campsites and group overnight facilities will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. Group day-use facilities will be held until check-in time on your scheduled arrival date.__ If a customer does not arrive at the campground or group facility by check-out time the day after arrival or does not cancel the reservation by the times listed under "Late Cancellations" above, the customer may be assessed a $20.00 service fee and forfeit use fees.__ Refunds Customers must request refunds no later than 14 days after the scheduled departure date. Recreation.gov will not grant refund requests after 14 days of departure.__ Reservation Fee: For some facilities, tours or permits an additional reservation fee is charged. For some overnight and day-use facilities, an additional non-refundable reservation fee may apply. The non-refundable reservation fee for tours and tickets is $1.00. The non-refundable reservation fee for permits varies by location. Refunds for Bankcard Purchases: Refunds for bank card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank card. Refunds for Check or Cash Purchases: Refunds for Recreation.gov payments made by check or money order, and cash payments at selected campgrounds will be issued a check refund. A refund will be processed within 30 days of receipt and approval. Please Note: Refund requests made during or after departure can only be processed when approved by the facility management staff based upon local policy. Refunds for Emergency Closures: In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team will attempt to notify users and offer alternate dates (as appropriate). If this is not possible, reservations will be cancelled and all fees paid will be refunded. Reservation fees for free tickets are non-refundable in the event of an emergency closure.__

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $28 / night

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    Indian Pass Campground

    29 Reviews
    134 Photos
    29 Saves
    Port St. Joe, Florida

    Waterfront campground on Indian Pass in Gulf County Florida.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $69 / night

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    Tate's Hell State Forest

    7 Reviews
    21 Photos
    148 Saves
    Carrabelle, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $8 - $10 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Myron B. Hodge City Park

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