Very clean park and nice folks. Very strict rules, though. No alcoholic beverages allowed in the park. No outside TV's. We are a family, and we keep things quiet and reserved, and we had no problem. However, I just felt like it is a bit unreasonable to prohibit me from sitting out under my awning watching a ball game at low volume; and prohibiting me from enjoying a beer while doing so. I chose not to do either of those things, so not a problem for me. But, I would have enjoyed the freedom to make those decisions for myself- as long as my neighbors weren't impacted.
I can't believe this place is not the #1 campground in the United States. This is the nicest, the most unique, the most fantastic park in North America that I have found, and I know that opinion is shared by many. If you are looking for a campground that is right on the beach- not across the street, not a mile away, but right on the water- this is it. If you don't like sand, you might reconsider. If you want a shaded, well landscaped site, this is not the place for you. But, if you want the beach, there are NONE better. I've been camping here for almost 20 years, and this is, by far, my favorite campground. Maybe my favorite place! Far enough out of Destin to avoid all the crowds- it just doesn't get any better. It's not cheap in the summer, that is for sure. But, there is a reason why people are willing to shell out $165 a night for a CAMPSITE!! Not all are that expensive,but if you want to be the closest to the beach during the peak, summer weeks, that's what you'll have to pay. Not a week, but a night. And, there's no sewer- you'll have to pay $10 every time you want your tank pumped out. The fact that you have to reserve a spot about 1 year in advance to get the pleasure to spend $165 a night for a tight campsite should tell you something. Well worth it. Lifetime memories.
A beautiful park! The park sits on the Black river, although RV sites are not on the river. Most RV sites are water and electric only, with one dump station available as you leave the park. Some of the sites are very difficult to get into if you have a big rig; watch those overhead branches! They do have a few pull through sites, but even some of those are better to back in and out of to avoid the many trees. This place gets busy in the summer, so you probably should call ahead. I've had some trouble with the electric boxes over the years; the place could use a few repairs. Free, abundant firewood most of the time.
Beautiful scenery. On the banks of a beautiful lake, with beautiful, snow capped peaks in the background. Extremely nice folks with great recommendations about area activities. No cable, unfortunately, but other than that we really loved the campground. Nicest in the area, for sure.
Well, I would have to disagree with previous comments about the park and the town. I have camped at this campground for years, and I have always had very positive experiences. That said, you have to understand that this is the town's city park- this is not a campground in the woods. The park is well maintained. There are several restaurants in town, along with 2 wineries and several more within a few miles. There aren't abundant antique shops, but there are quaint shops. The town hosts numerous events all year long and often will have craft fairs and other events with various vendors. I've camped here in October, during the Octoberfest, and I've never had a problem with rowdy crowds. Yes, the town is very busy in October, and there are some rowdy people at the wineries during that time, but overall it is well managed and the police do a good job of keeping things under control. I would absolutely never hesitate to take my children there at any time. It's a charming, delightful town and a unique and well kept campground.