This is a real nice FL State park. I would have rated it a 10 but the sites are just a little narrow. We are on site 4, and have a well placed fig tree that provides some great afternoon shade. Power and water are great, and sewer connections a real bonus. Dump station just outside campground gate. The park itself closes to the public at sunset and opens again at about 830 am...so you have the evening and early mornings to yourself at the beaches. Front gate locks overnight and campground has additional code operated gate. Good security. Price quoted was a guess from memory.
We stayed here as an overnight and have rated it accordingly. It's new, clean, friendly and well designed with easy access to Rte 95. Has good cable TV. This will be one of our choices for overnights off of 95. Clubhouse is still under construction.
Ok: this is a tough one. Based on my reading of this review, I wouldn't go here. But it is one of our favorites, and we will continue to come back. First and foremost: the bathhouses are in desperate need of replacement or renovation. They are not well maintained, nor are they well cleaned. The beach is the best. The sites vary considerably. Some are big, some are small. Some afford great views of the ocean and some are terrible and crowded. Cell phone service is spotty. Verizon was not too bad and can access internet with VZW, but a slow connection. A wireless hotspot at the office would be nice. Satellite receiption may be difficult with the trees, but it's possible from some sites. The interior roads are narrow, windy and the trees provide for a host of potential issues, both just driving through and trying to get into your site. Be patient, have help and you will be fine. If not, you could do some serious damage in here: just look at the roadside trees. Site maintenance is not well done and they have recently dumped sand in some of the sites for leveling or some purpose. They should have used gravel, not sand. It was a daily occurrence to see someone being pulled out (or in) by the park tractor. How long they will continue to put their paying customers through this is unknown, but I think it speaks to a general lack of customer service exhibited here. The ranger staff that we had contact with were unsupportive and uncaring. Some rules enforced, and others ignored. I was helping a fellow that had gotten stuck on a tree backing into his site. I went to the office for ranger assistance and none ever responded, unbelievable. We have been coming here for years, and will continue but is sure could use some love! SC really needs to take a look at how FL operates their parks. But aah, the beach!
Another very nice Florida State park. Surprisingly secluded for a park in the middle of Panama City Beach. There are two loops, Pine and Lagoon. Both are actually on the lagoon, but the Lagoon loop is more open, while the Pine loop more shaded. There are very nice sites on both loops, and the waterfront sites extremely nice. We were on a waterfront site in the pine loop: a little cool in March due to the shade. This tended to be a busy feeling campground, with a number of spring breakers, but not overly loud. Sites in the Pine loop are a little narrower. Interior sites in the pine loop have neighbors both side and back and not much privacy. Some sites can be far from the restrooms. Bathhouses are clean and have laundry facilities. We had a cottonmouth snake lounging on our patio mat one sunny afternoon when we returned to the site. Ranger advised snakes very common and that they have three types of venomous snakes in the park: but not a bite in years! Keep your tent flaps zipped! A nice park and we will return.
We stayed here for an overnight early in the season. We spoke with them by phone and were told that they were working on the water at the three way sites, but that it would be repaired prior to our after hours arrival. Well needless to say, it wasn't and there wasn't a soul to be found in the area. The park itself was deserted except for some seasonals. So, after a long day of driving we had to go searching for a water tap to fill up our tank. We had called them twice about this overnight, and feel strongly that they should have contacted us when they realized the water would not be repaired before our after hours arrival. Has lots of sites, fairly level and good power. Waterfront sites were nice, but look like they would be pretty wet in a big storm. I wouldn't return only because of the lack of communication/caring by staff.
This is a very nice state park located in a very nice area of the panhandle. It is more secluded than both Henderson and Panama City State Parks. There are two loops, one of which is older with shaded, somewhat narrow 2 way sites, while the other is new, paved and all sites are open and three way. There are about five lakefront sites on the older loop. We stayed on site 18, which seemed to offer the best views out of a large back window of all the lakefront sites. The sites in the older loop are visually very private, but close to each other. They can also be challenging to get into and are not big rig friendly. We were able to get into site 18 without difficulty in a 33' fifth wheel. It is a nice site. The older loop is dusty, but if you stay on the lake side of the loop the prevailing breezes keep the dust away from you. The inside sites on the loop get lots of dust. The new loop is very nice but does not have lakefront sites: although there are a few lake view sites. All of these are three way sites with the sites themselves being crushed stone. New, nicely done with lots of room and easy access for bigger rigs. Waterfront sites get a great breeze: but I suspect the inside sites are hot. We really liked it. Was very laidback. We will be returning next year.
For us, this is an overnight stop [which was how we rated it] and not a destination resort campground but it is a great overnight stop in a world of marginal overnight stops! Right off [and visible from] Route 95 with easy access in and out. Fast and friendly registration and assistance to the site. Our site was long, level and wide with all services we were able to stay hooked up and did not have to spend any time trying to level. We didn't use the restrooms, but the laundry was the nicest we have ever experienced. A great overnight stop but don't plan on sleeping with the windows open, there is highway and railway noise that you will not hear with the air conditioner on.
This was a tough park to come up with a rating for. It is an older park and was designed for small trailers and tents. There are limited sites for larger units, and the access to some of those sites is difficult due to road design, trees and limbs. I also would not want to try and get into the park after dark for a first time stay: very tight roads. Registration does not allow you to pre-select your site. So there is no telling what you will get when you arrive. And you have to take the tour through the narrow roads to find an open site. We stayed off season, arriving on a weekend, and there were no registration people on duty all weekend. A real mess when, after we got setup on our site, we were eventually told that we would have to move at the end of the week as they were closing that loop. Not real people friendly, although they did right by us after some discussion. Having said all that, we were on site G-6. Had to work to get a 32' fifth wheel into it, but once into it, it was a great site: very large, very private and a view of the Chesapeake out the back window. Good water and 50 amp service. Bath houses are newer and nice. We wouldn't go back, but if you were tenting or in a smaller rig, this might be a good spot for you.
Overall, this is a real nice place. We stayed here off season and were located waterfront on the sound side of the park. Fantastic views of Pamlico Sound which is a wide open body of water between the Cape and mainland with much kite boarding and windsurfing activity. This is one very windy place! We almost had the entire area to ourselves due to the time of year. It would be fairly close during busy season, but as previously mentioned, that is to be expected for the area. There are no water view sites on the ocean side. But the beach is just over the dunes. Real nice outdoor pool, and ok indoor pool and hot tub. Wi-Fi is very good, as is cable TV. It was irritating to be charged an extra $3 a day for a dog AND an extra $3 daily for cable!!! My only other negative comment is the lack of security on the sound side of the campground. The beach side, where the office is, is restricted by a coded gate, but the sound side is wide open. There is golf cart security, and it isn't exactly a high crime area, but for the money I expect some better security.
We stayed here for an overnight on the way to FL from NH. Easy access from interstate. Very clean, spacious and well kept park with a lovely stream, fishing, swimming and boating. We had a level pull-through site with W/E/S and cable. Free Wi-Fi with good strong signal. Although we did not use restrooms and facilities, there is no doubt that they were spotless based upon our observations of the rest of the park. We will return and use tis park as a base to check out Mystic Seaport, CT casinos and the general area. A little pricey, but sometimes you get what you pay for. ALSO, open all year. We always have trouble finding something in the area March and November. This is a great location and park.
This just is not a travel oriented park. Mostly run down seasonal sites. They do have 6 or 7 fairly new pull through sites with 50 amp, cable and water, but the one we were on needed three inches of leveling on one side to get even close. It did have good power. Interior roads are very tight and not particularly smooth. Trees tight to road on tight curves with plenty of indications of prior RV collisions: not big rig friendly. Pulling in at 8 pm in the dark after a LONG day: would drive till midnight before we stopped here again. PS: their web site lists them as being on the largest lake in Vermont. I always thought that was Lake Champlain. Their waterfront is mostly marsh.
If you want to be close to Quebec City, it is. If you want a quiet and relaxing spot, it isn't. The campground is right off of the main highway, and the swimming pool has a great view of said highway and the also has all of the attendant noise. The site setup is pretty standard KOA... just super jam packed. Don't get me wrong, it was clean and in good repair, but it was just a parking lot with trees. Having said that, access to downtown Quebec was pretty easy...about 20 minutes by car. We would not necessarily stay there again, but if you want a place to home base from, it would be ok. They did have a cool wood delivery guy in a golf cart that came around every night selling firewood!
We stayed on one of their eight premium oceanfront sites, and in terms of spectacular views, it was the best site we have ever had...and we have had some nice ones. Great view, ocean breeze and buoy bell ringing through the night. Sites not designated as premium oceanfront will have views...however slight...but all are close to the ocean and benefit from the great breezes. Although the sites are fairly close, they are not as packed in as many private campgrounds [we usually prefer the space of state parks]. The park is clean and well kept, and most definitely adult oriented. Restrooms are spotless. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, and while there is no sewer on site, they pump you out on Monday and Thursday. WiFi is available at the office only, and although there is no cable this year, they will be installing cable for the next camping season. There is virtually no TV over the air in that area. Kayak right from the beach, and swim if you like in the cold water! This is now one of our annual stops...don't miss it.