Camped 2 nights over the long weekend. The campground was nearly full but our site in the lower loop was quiet and tucked into the woods. Our site was concrete but most were not, so very lucky. Bathhouse was clean and had plenty of space, even with the packed sites. Trails were well maintained and we took a beautiful walk to the beach! Only wish was that the path to the bath house would have been better lit, but that’s part of being in nature so we just brought flashlights after sunset. Cable at site was an unexpected treat for winding down in the evening!
All concrete roads and campsites with patio and picnic tables. No fire pits or rings. Very private feeling between camp sites with lots of trees. Lakes for fishing and a tram that runs every hour. Just a 1/4 mile south of hwy 98 in 30A.
Great campground with full hookups! Longer hike to the beach than Henderson State Park but everyone seemed to have adapted with beach cart trailers behind their bikes. Beach tram runs when not on COVID shut down. Some sites are close together but the south loop sites had more privacy. Great biking in the park and along 30A. Also has many nice cabin rentals. Beach is absolutely beautiful!
The campground and park were beautiful and clean. There is room to ride bikes and walk/hike on the trails. The trip to the beach is a bit hilly for Florida standards and the walk down the boardwalk is a bit long, but the beauty of the almost untouched dunes and coast is worth it all. Typically there is a trolley from the campground but it was closed due to COVID while we were there, but we would have taken our bikes either way. There is a pool, which was also closed due to COVID. We suggest bringing your bikes and a light beach rig you can pull down to the sand. Topsail is one of our favorites so far and we look forward to going back!
We had a reservation for one night and on the reservation I specifically said we would be arriving after hours. The website said to call a number the day of before 5 to get the gate code. No problem, normally. BUT, I called multiple times that day and nobody ever answered. Then I called the general Florida Park number and the lady tried to help. She also could not get anyone to answer and said she didn’t have any other number to use. So, we just hoped to arrive and maybe someone would be there. Nope!! Arrived, gates closed, nobody there to help, slept in the local Walmart parking lot. 😡.
We love Topsail Hill! We stayed for the first time in July 2020 in a bungalow. Met some folks on the beach that convinced us to try tent camping. We just returned from a week long tent trip and it was wonderful. The facilities are very well maintained and having a laundrymat on site helps out a lot! We did bring bikes and purchased bike trailers since the tram is not currently running due to COVID. You can rent bikes and trailers there, but we found bikes with gears to be helpful on the hills.
LOVE this place, the staff and the volunteers - and will be back soon!
This is one of the nicest capsites I have ever been to. I love the privacy of the pod style tent sites, and the beach is gorgeous.
We loved our stay here! Beautiful beach, trees between paved spots, bike path, cute coffee shop on site, bike rentals, & a great location! The beach is a a little bit of a walk so I would recommended bringing bikes or renting one there. The park is at the beginning of 30A closer to Destin. Many restaurants nearby & easy access to groceries.
Awesome staff and great amenities. Clean park that is right off of the beach. They offer a trolley service that will take you right to the beach. Or you can take the bike trails. Nice size camp spots and very clean restrooms and boathouse.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is one of our top 5 parks we like to frequent. We were able to watch for reservations online and scored a site for ten days in late November. The sites are paved and level with full hookups (50amp electrical service, water and sewer). A paradise for those with large rigs. There’s foliage between each site providing adequate privacy from your neighbors. This is a great campground for walking/biking as many neighbors have their favorite decorations out. All sites are marked clearly with excellent lit signage throughout the park to provide directions. There are spherical lamp posts scattered every few sites to provide ambient lighting. The staff is informative and humorous at times. There were weekly nature series led by park rangers. Restrooms and laundry facilities were immaculate. There’s even a butterfly garden with a bench nearby the laundry house. Minimal highway noise can be heard from the sites. The most prominent sounds are those from the Air Force base nearby. Be sure to bring a bike to explore the park and access the freshwater coastal lakes. It is a long walk to the beach. We opted for the complimentary tram. During your visit be sure to stop by the Donut Shop about 5 minutes from the park, an excellent location for breakfast. Be sure to be there at opening as it can become quite crowded.