Date of Stay: October, 2010
This campground is a very nice COE park that has had most of its sites upgraded to 50 amp service (1 - 32). We frequent many COE parks in the state and this is our favorite so far. Most sites are spacious and level with concrete pads but some are gravel. AT&T cell service was excellent despite the seclusion of the park. There are sites with complete privacy (33 - 42 gravel) and others are not as private but are more private than other campgrounds. Sites 18, 20 and 21 are excellent with large yards and are water front. Some sites have water front views with steps leading down to the water. There were many people fishing in the river that would park their boats at the steps leading to their sites. They have two new playgrounds that kids were enjoying. Lots of level paved roads for bike riding. Bathrooms and showers were clean and kept up daily. There are no sewer hookups here but other than that I couldn't ask for a campground better than this one.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
This campground is a typical COE park, beautiful and well laid out. We had site #30 right on the water with a wooden deck and was possibly the best site in the park. Great place for kids to ride bikes. There is a large grassy area with a playground. Most sites are concrete and level with table, grill, lantern hook and fire ring. There is zero cell service, at least with AT&T and Verizon. There is a small store next to the park where very basic items are available, such as ice. A bigger selection of items is available in town about 10 miles east.
Date of Stay: November, 2009
This is a typical COE. Nice lay out, very spacious. Park appeared to have recently been updated. All sites except 11 through 15 have sewer hook ups. I really don't think there is a bad site in the place. The site we choose had a deck overlooking the back water from the river. Great scenery. The entire park was very clean including the showers and bathrooms. The only reason I didn't rate this park a ten was because of the noise from an adjacent chemical plant and train tracks. The noise was tolerable and didn't bother me enough not to return.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This park is our little piece of paradise. The snorkeling in the shallow water bay is excellent. It is very remote and at the end of a peninsula that is a wilderness area. There is abundant wildlife in the park and you should be aware that there are rattle snakes and alligators within the park. If your the type that likes to get away from it all then this is a great place. There aren't any Walmart or Target stores nearby. In fact the nearest grocery other than a couple of convenience stores is about 20 - 25 miles away. So take what you need with you. This is exactly why we love this park, it is secluded. The park has two sections to choose from. The Gulf Breeze and the Piney Woods sections. Gulf Breeze is more big rig friendly and less private than the Piney Woods section. The Piney Woods section is very shady. The only reason this park does not rate a 10 is because it does not have full hook ups. There is very spotty cell service and very little TV reception. Lots of great places to ride bikes. The swimming in the gulf is excellent and the beach is second to none. The beach area at the campground is for campers only so there aren't any crowds at the beach.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Like all COE parks we've been to, this is a model park that all campgrounds should follow. This park appeared to have been recently remodeled. The site we had was river front and had a brand new deck built on it. We honestly could not find a bad site in the place. All the river front sites are top notch and private. You will love this park. Although the park is remote there is a Publix grocery, restaurants and a CVS drug store about 10 miles away. There is a paved walking/bike trail that looks great but honestly we did not use it. There are a few other trails for foot traffic only. They are not paved.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
This is a nice COE campground but is very remote. Just the way I like it. Our site was lake front and the view was spectacular. Most sites were shady and private. You will have problems getting a satellite signal. As listed on the web site the entrance road to the park is dirt, mud if raining. It was in bad shape and had 3 inches of mud on it because it rained for three days straight, but we didn't have any problems with the road. We loved the park and will return. Lots of fishing and boats on the lake every day. We saw a 4' alligator in the lake, very interesting. Needless to say there is not a swimming area. The bath house could use a make over but it was adequate.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
A very nice COE park on the river. The park is a long way from any major town and is very remote. There are 8 sites on the river. The balance of the sites are in a wooded area along a creek and are very shady. Some are very private and some not so much. Some sites have wooden decks overlooking the river or the creek. These are especially nice. The bath house is the best and cleanest I've ever seen at a campground. The entrance road is very steep so be sure you've got enough brake and engine to deal with that.