This is a hidden gem of a campground located at the Sopchoppy city park. The sites near the entrance road have FHU's and the river sites are water/elec. only. It's quiet, clean, seldom busy and first come/first served. All the state parks were booked so I came here. I was the only one here for two days! There is a shower room that was moderately clean. Open fires are permitted. Bird watching trails are on site. Since there are no reservations, come pick your spot and the friendly host will stop by to collect your fee. It may be cash and/or check only. Also, there is no laundry on site or nearby. IGA grocery is in town. There is a boat ramp and fishing pier on site. It looks like an excellent place to canoe and kayak. This place is unmarked on Google or other campground websites.
We camped at the first cul-de-sac as you enter the campground. Hosts are friendly and easy to find when you need them. Pros... good rates (monthly rate avg'd $18 per night) Passport America friendly too. Quiet and clean park. Cable was excellent. Pool and restaurant/bar was great! 5 blocks from the beach... easy bike ride. Cons... Laundry facility had many machines not working. But, $1 per machine for washers and dryers. Pool is not heated until the Spring season. Park does flood with heavy rain. Many sites can have standing water for a day. Wi-Fi was never working right at our part of the park but worked great near the office. All sites have sand pads and lots of trees. I love the Mexico Beach community. Tucan's is 5 blocks away but the campground bar and grill is excellent too. Gulf foods is a good grocery store nearby. Many gift shops and great fishing along the main drag. Beaches are white and wonderful.
Very friendly and helpful staff. The entry is a mobile home park. Treeless sites are in view of barbed-wire prison facility and some woods. All sites are grass or gravel. The left side of the park is prone to standing water. Be sure to set-up on the "right-hand" side. The playground is minimal. Biking is only around the campground roads. I only see a couple of sites with fire rings. It's not a bad place for an overnight stay. I would have be happier with an option to pay less for 30amp service. All sites appear to have 50amp and FHP's.
Friendly hosts with all the basic services you will need to be comfortable. They say they don't waste your time with amenities because there is so much to do in the area. This is true. But the off-season really only offers the cave and that's about it! Still, the campground is simple but satisfactory. Passport America accepted.
We picked a site near the pond. Veterans told us that this site could flood in big rains. Community fire pit was nice to meet & greet. Lots were fairly close. Never went to the bath house but they did have a nice but very small clubhouse. Not much amenities besides the two very nice fishing ponds. Longbeach area is nice and rebuilding from Katrina. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the beach from the campground. Many shopping opportunities near.
The off-season means we were the only ones with kids in the park. Still, they got the wagon out for a ride and crafts for my two boys. Tall pine trees everywhere on all sites. Nicely spaced out so not too crowded. Very nice fishing lake. Nice playground and pool (pool not open in off-season). No cable but Wi-Fi was great! Most games in the gameroom were "Out of Order".