We had to leave early to avoid a possible tropical storm. But we encountered lots of deer flies and rogue, bold raccoons. The park is beautiful and there's lots to do. Just be prepared for some drawbacks.
A great place for smaller RVs or tents and those looking for kayaking, fishing. Free to use but there's a system in place to check in. Visit website for instructions.
Parking your rig is TIGHT. Like super tight. 2 nice pools and all other amenities like Wi-Fi, laundry, sewer, etc. Easy access to local shopping and dining.
The Hurricane Lake North Campground is located within the Hurricane Lake Recreation Area, in the Blackwater River State Forest (Okaloosa County), about 1-hour northeast of Pensacola, FL. This campground is located on the north side of Hurricane Lake (318-acres) and has the following facilities: campsites with electric and water (potable), campsites with water (potable) only, dump station, fishing dock, boat ramp, restrooms, and showers. Recreational activities featured here are: fishing, boating hiking, picnicking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, nature study and photography.
The lake system in the Blackwater Forest is under renovation so fishing may currently be prohibited. Beautiful lake. Clean but dated bath houses.
A cool spring fed swimming hole centers 2 camping loops. Be forewarned-locals do not provide a serene experience for those that lack patience with others. While pets are not allowed, don't expect a lower noise level. I've been a dozen times and half of them I'd rather hear dogs barking than loud country music, redneck battle cries, and country parents scolding screaming kids. Not that there's much parenting, just shouting. It's a great place, but it's no vacation for seniors or someone looking for a quiet spot. There's a great hiking trail. The bath houses are clean but very dated like most state facilities.
A private, gated road leads to level, stamped concrete pads landscaped with red lava rock around 2 lakes with great fishing either on the water or newly renovated or rebuilt piers lighted for night fishing. They have, likely, the nicest shower rooms you'll encounter on the rv trail. A well equipped camp store has everything you need to get by and some things you didn't realize you need ( hello hammock seats that I had to drop $200 on). They have townhouse cabins and glamping yurts as well as a community center, pool, and laundry room. Full hookups and Wi-Fi. Sites not located on the waterfront are elevated so they still have a water view. Since buying this resort a few years ago, the new owners have poured their hearts and souls into updating this resort into a next level haven for the new generation of the rv lifestyle.