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Places to Camp near Destin, FL

712 Reviews

While it’s closer to Alabama than most of Florida, Destin is a Florida destination you’ll want to make a note of. The main draw is water on both sides, with the ocean on one and the Choctawhatchee Bay on the other.

You’ll find plenty of beach campsites here, but the best camping near Destin, Florida is at Henderson Beach State Park. Set up at a campground with a good view of the Gulf and enjoy a warm weekend in the sun with your tent or RV. If you want to be on the other side of the Choctawhatchee Bay, head towards Seminole, FL and camp at the Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. You can still get waterfront views when camping here, but you’ll likely see fewer visitors around.

Best Camping Sites Near Destin, FL (101)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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    Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

    58 Reviews
    208 Photos
    627 Saves
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

    Welcome to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Topsail Hill is named for its dunes, which rise like a ship's sails over soft sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Those same white quartz dunes are responsible for a rare coastal ecosystem — freshwater dune lakes — which teem with aquatic wildlife. Walkers will pass through old-growth pine forests, sandy scrubland, dunes and wetlands, where they may see some of the 13 imperiled species that find refuge here, like the Choctawhatchee beach mouse and otherworldly-looking pitcher plants.

    Topsail Hill offers three miles of pristine beaches and is a bird-watching and hiking paradise.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 - $48 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Henderson Beach State Park

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    Henderson Beach State Park

    33 Reviews
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    772 Saves
    Destin, Florida

    Choose a wooded campsite within walking distance of white sandy beaches or camp along the banks of a quietly moving river. Bring your boat or canoe, or fishing tackle and a rod, for a relaxing time with family and friends. Explore nature on the hiking trails, while at the same time leaving stress of the busy world behind. Attend a festival, a reenactment or simply do nothing. We are committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities for all visitors at Florida state parks, including campgrounds and cabins.

    One responsible person,18orolder,must be present on each campsite or cabin. • Camping fees vary from park to park and include a maximum of eight people per site, not including children under 6 years old. • Check-intimeis3p.m.Check-outtimeis1p.m.You are welcome to stay in the park through the end of the day. • Quiet time is from 11p.m.to 7a.m. • Campsites are limited to two vehicles. Selected campsites may only allow one vehicle.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Camp On The Gulf

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    Camp On The Gulf

    28 Reviews
    75 Photos
    356 Saves
    Miramar Beach, Florida

    In 1937, our grandmother took her first trip to the panhandle of northern Florida and found pristine beauty in the crystal white beaches and the aqua blue waters. This unforgettable experience prompted her to take many more trips to South Walton with her family over the years. In 1968, our family's love for the area culminated with the purchase of this property, and we have been operating as a campground ever since.

    South Walton has experienced a tremendous transformation over the decades, but our goal of sharing this area with our guests has never wavered. Whether you have been staying with us for years, or if you have never visited us before, we are excited for you to experience the same beauty that captivated our grandmother over 85 years ago!

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Grayton Beach State Park

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    Grayton Beach State Park

    34 Reviews
    101 Photos
    724 Saves
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

    Grayton Beach campground has 59 camping sites and is one of the nicest camping areas along the Gulf Coast. Each site comes with electricity and water; some sites have sewer hook-ups. Four sites are accessible.

    Bring your RV or tent and enjoy a great camping experience. Pets are welcome in the campground. Rangers provide programs seasonally. Maximum RV length = 40 feet.

    Grayton Beach cabins are nestled in the pine woods only minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and a mile of sugar-white beaches. Cabins accommodate six people.

    Grayton Beach State Park offers 30 two-bedroom, one-bath duplex cabins, including two accessible cabins. Each cabin is equipped with a gas fireplace (available November through March), central heating and cooling, a kitchen with basic cooking and dining utensils, a screened-in porch and an outdoor grill. Linens, pillows, blankets and towels are provided. Linens are not refreshed daily.

    Park guests should bring their own beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. In most cabins, the front bedroom has a queen bed and the back bedroom has two twin beds. Two vehicles per cabin are permitted. For the guest's relaxation, televisions and phones are not provided.

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    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $45 - $130 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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    Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

    20 Reviews
    107 Photos
    158 Saves
    Niceville, Florida
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from The Hideaway Retreat

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    The Hideaway Retreat

    21 Reviews
    77 Photos
    166 Saves
    Navarre, Florida

    The former Magnolia Beach Campground is under new ownership and is now "The Hideaway.” We are a camping retreat in Navarre, FL, that is receiving a beautiful new facelift. Nestled under mature Oak and Magnolia trees, The Hideaway Retreat is a little hidden gem. The Hideaway is where you go to reconnect with nature and one another the old fashioned way, in person.

    If you’re looking for a secluded place with plenty of areas to explore and enough tranquility to revitalize your mind, body, and spirit, then check out The Hideaway Retreat. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to spend your vacation, then there’s no better destination than our camping retreat in Navarre, FL. You’re sure to find something worth taking in our natural setting that blends beachfront beauty with all the features and camping retreat amenities you need to make your trip a success.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $89 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Fort Pickens Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore

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    Fort Pickens Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore

    90 Reviews
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    743 Saves
    Gulf Breeze, Florida

    Overview

    Fort Pickens Campground is situated on Santa Rosa Island, a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore south of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Visitors are drawn to the Gulf of Mexico for Gulf Islands National Seashore's emerald coast waters, magnificent white beaches, fertile marshes and historical landscapes. Come explore with us today!__ Each camp site offers a fire pit, picnic table, and a paved pad to park on. There are heated showers and flush toilets. We offer electric and non-electric sites. Many of our sites have restrictions from low limbs or bushes so be sure you will fit. Limited overflow parking is available. Choose a site that will accommodate all of your equipment.__ Campers may not stay in the campground more than 14 consecutive days. This policy is strictly enforced. Entrance fees are required for the Fort Pickens area and are good for seven consecutive days from purchase.__ Pets are not allowed on any beaches sound and gulf side, ferries, piers, in forts, batteries, pavilions, or inside facilities.__

    Recreation

    Many visitors young and old come to Fort Pickens to enjoy its scenic location on the beach. The white sands of Santa Rosa Island are the perfect place for a long walk or an afternoon of building sandcastles. The warm ocean waters are great for swimming and snorkeling. Fishermen will find a pier just a short distance from the picnic pavilions. It can be used by visitors without a Florida fishing license. Many hiking trails through the sand dunes provide beautiful views and hours of exploration. Historic Fort Pickens, a pentagonal fort built to defend Pensacola Bay in 1834, is just 1 mile from the campground. The structure was fortified after the War of 1812 and was one of four forts in the South never occupied by Confederates during the Civil War.

    Facilities

    This campground is open for reservations year-round. It contains 137 family sites with electricity (30 & 50 amp) and water hookups, as well as 40 non-electric tent sites, one non-electric tent only group site with water hookup is also available. Fort Pickens also has 6 wheelchair accessible sites with electricity and 2 wheelchair accessible sites without electricity. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. There are no boat ramps in the Fort Pickens area. All Fort Pickens campsites are available to book up to 6 months in advance with 24 hour booking window. Fort Pickens does not have a wait list. You can set up alerts with your rec.gov account to be notified when a site opens.__Please feel free to bring your own firewood as the Park doesn't have any to sell.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located on a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay. Groves of live oak trees are scattered across the island, providing shelter for resident and migrating bird populations, as well as shade for park visitors. The Gulf Islands National Seashore is home to sparkling blue waters, white beaches and coastal marshes. However, more than 80% of the national park is underwater, as it's a vital protective habitat to marine life.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is a short distance from restaurants and beach nightlife, downtown Pensacola, the Pensacola Naval Air Station and Naval Aviation Museum, the Pensacola Lighthouse and other historic sites. Campsites are within 1/4 mile of the beaches of the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellation and modification fees are non-refundable.

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    $20 - $40 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Destin West RV Resort

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    Destin West RV Resort

    11 Reviews
    18 Photos
    125 Saves
    Shalimar, Florida

    Destin West RV Resort is the ultimate Florida campground. Directly on the bay and just steps to the gulf, you'll fall in love with our waterfront pool, beautiful landscaping, smore night, and more.

    Take time for you! Our RV resort is all about the beach, the bay, and the RVer's lifestyle. Book a stay at Destin West RV Resort now, and prepare to bask in the sun, sand, RV resort amenities, fantastic views, and beauty of the resort. The RV resort is directly on the bay and right across the street from the sugary white sands and teal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Our guests enjoy full access to all amenities at the gulf front Island Hotel. That's right, all amenities! Including the famous grotto waterfall and pool (with a bar inside), beach access, beach bar, restaurants, activities and more. (Access is subject to change.) Destin West RV Resort is only five minutes west of Destin Florida. A few more clicks and you'll be the family hero.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Blackwater River State Park

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    Blackwater River State Park

    27 Reviews
    99 Photos
    33 Saves
    Holt, Florida

    The campground consists of 30 sites nestled among towering longleaf pine, magnolia trees and Atlantic white cedar. The Magnolia Loop features a playground that is easily viewed from most of the sites in the loop. The sites range from fully shaded to sunny.

    Each campsite has 20, 30 and 50 amp electric service, potable water connections, RV sewer hookup, picnic table, fire ring and grill. The sites can accommodate all types of tent camping and 50-foot RVs. A playground is available for the kids.

    From the campground, the Juniper Lake Trail opens up to the unspoiled beauty of the Blackwater River for hikers, beachgoers and anglers. A well-maintained restroom with showers is located between the two loops and is accessible via boardwalk from each camping loop.

    Pets are welcome in designated areas.
    A dump station is located on the campground road. Maximum RV length = 50 ft.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $22 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Geronimo RV Beach Resort

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    Geronimo RV Beach Resort

    8 Reviews
    16 Photos
    96 Saves
    Miramar Beach, Florida

    A pet friendly, big rig friendly, family RV Park in Miramar Beach, FL, just 3 miles east of Destin, Florida. Located two blocks from the popular Emerald Coast with beautiful sugar white sand beaches; Geronimo RV Park is the place to RV.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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