14 RV Parks near Apalachicola National Forest, Florida
Dec 2016 - $10.00
Arrived to find they had no record of my reservation and another camper was occupying my site. The host was not professional like other federal parks. She wasn't even wearing shoes. People are clearly living out of this park. Beer cans and trash around.
Lot spacing was very close. Mostly shady dirt sites.
Everything was odd. Seems like a good place to get hyjacked or ambushed. I warned you. - My camp reviews
Nov 2016 - $10.00
The camp sites are extremely close. The map on Recreation.gov is very misleading, so expect to be about 10ft from the next site over. This wouldn't have been an issue except there were screaming kids at every other site, three of this kids were the camp host's kids, and they were no better with yelling at their own children at 0700 in the morning. This made for a frustrating weekend rather than a relaxing one. You will also be checked on frequently, more than any site we've ever been to.
The camp host also had "friends" stop by around 2200 (10pm). These guys were extremely intoxicated and drove circles around the grounds, yelling, and stopped at our campsite to check our rooftop tent out. It was ridiculous and they should have not been allowed on the grounds, let alone allowed to continue driving.
There is also no alcohol permitted on the grounds, this wasn't on the website, but they aren't going to check your red solo cup or other drinking ware if you decide to have a beer.
There is no swimming in this lake, either, due to alligator infestation.
Hiking trails were nice and quiet, as they were the only escape from the other campers. - LanaTheJeep25
Oct 2016 - $5.00
Very private 11 site campground on a small lake in Apalachicola National Forest. It is 2 miles off of Rt 12 on a dirt road. Sites 1,2,3,4 and 11 have electric the rest are primitive. Ringed off swimming area with nice sandy beach. Nice hiking trails and a boat launch just down the road. One room flush toilet bathroom and separate one room shower each for men and women. Great hosts
Be warned. I have camped here before when it was a first come first served no reservation campground. Now you would be wise to go online and make reservations as I got the last site available and it is a long way to another campground. Bring whatever you need is it is remote. - van-go
May 2017 - $18.00
I had a mix-up in my schedule related to the camp site, and Jonah the Park Ranger, took care of it professionally and courteously. This park is one I would consider a "hidden gem" because of its under-stated beauty, peace and quiet. Saw my first baby gator when we were driving to the campground, snake in the wild, and some deer on an evening jog. But overall, just a really great campground that is a fine alternative to the over-crowded beach-side campgrounds along the panhandle. Facilities were some of the finest I've ever seen at a state park. - webtrainer
May 2017 - $9.00
Road into the park is still quite rough in spots. Followed the ranger in so saw where to travel the road and not. Staff is friendly. Campsites are dirt, and most are shaded and level. The bathhouse is a bit dated, but clean. Hiking is easy and interesting. There is a large day area with pavilions, picnic tables, marina and boat ramp, and swimming. Watch for gators. You are in Florida. We saw the white squirrels, but not the deer. Some utilities are on the "wrong" side, so careful selecting a site if it matters. - GDoug
Feb 2017 - $18.00
Park is beautiful. Road in is really rough, go slow! Hosts were nice. Bathrooms were clean enough, the womens did run out of soap while we were there. Some sites has hookups on the wrong side. We have a teardrop so no big deal for us. Nice boat ramp. Trails were well maintained. We did see both the white squirrel and the white deer. Good Verizon cell service, not so good on T-mobile. We did pick up a couple of TV channels on antenna. - Nick_clark
Mar 2017 - $15.00
E/W sites on riverbank are beautiful, but probably tight for rigs longer than 35 feet or so. Full hookup sites along fence line by road (quiet road) can handle longer rigs. No reservations. First-come, first-served. Property caretaker will drop by for fee. Decent shade. Good Verizon signal. Just a couple of OTA TV channels. Boat ramp and fishing dock.
I would have ranked this park higher but the bathrooms were really filthy. Hopefully this is a temporary situation, easily fixed by park management if they want to.
Dump station is actually not in the campground. It is down the road a little bit, just past the large ball field/running track next to the campground. If you were coming at it from the wrong direction, it would not be easy for a longer rig to turn around to get in the right position for dumping unless you were to drive past it, circle a block somewhere, then come back. - aowcarol
May 2016 - $15.00
We stayed here for 3 nights on Memorial Day weekend. Our site was right on the bank of the Ochlockonee River with a great scenic view and a short walk from the dock. We camped here in a 40' fifth wheel and had no problem at all with access to the park and the sites.
The sites on the River have electric & water but there are full-hookup sites along the road at the front of the park. We much preferred the river front sites.
Overall, this is a great place to spend a few days. It is a quick run down to Carabelle and Appalachicola where there are numerous great seafood restaurants. The only place to eat in Sopchoppy is the pizza place in the center of town and open only on the weekends, but they do serve some great food!
The Sopchoppy campground host does a super job and treats his guests like family. - Cjackg
Jan 2016 - $15.00
Nice small, quiet town city park. All sites are grass as well as the access to the sites from the paved entrance road. Power is 30 amp electric by the road (back in) with water and sewer. The other sites are electric with water. When we were there the park had only 3 other RVs and one tent camper.
Finding the park can be a bit challenging because the GPS does not know the park by name; only address. Easy route with a motorhome is south from 319 intersection with gas station on the corner. Proceed through the 2 stop signs and turn left on Orange Street. You will see a large red brick church on your right as you make the turn. Continue through 2 stop signs to the end of the street. Turn right and follow this 2 blocks until it dead ends. Turn left and the park will be a short distance on your right. There is another park facility before you reach this park. The park name is Myron B. Hodge City Park in memory of one of the residents who was a large promoter of public recreational facilities.
The only negative might be the sharing of a pedestal for FHU requiring extra hose for one camper. There is no TV or satellite signal due to trees, but Verizon was no issue. There is a boat ramp on site into the river.
We would stay there again. - Workamper04
Aug 2017 - $15.00
We only stayed here because we were visiting our nephew who has the local marina. What a hidden jewel this little area is. We fell in love with the area & the people. The RV park was not deluxe but the showers were new & clean & the new laundry room was nice & the best washers & dryers for $1.25 The owners are friendly & very helpful as is the handyman. The owners wife runs the little restaurant in front of the park & they were always busy. This is a delightful place to stay & I would recommend it to anyone!! - Sharon Hendricks
May 2017 - $20.00
At first I was not impressed, the door going into the office is broke and it's disheveled inside, but the people could not have been nicer. We parked in a pull-thru just off the road, and it was shady and wide, but very sandy..not paved. I had asked to use the fitness center I read about and rolled my eyes when they told me they didn't think the 2 pieces of equipment worked, and they were blocked in by a bunch of junk...BUT I WAS WRONG. They are undergoing a total remodeling of their community room and that is the reason it was blocked, and they cleared it out immediately. The recumbent bike was working fine and not rickety like some RV parks, it was a nice one. Plus the handyman who let me in was so nice and friendly and wanted to make sure I was comfortable. We had not planned on staying but one night, but decided to stay an extra day and ride the motorcycle to Apalachicola, about 50 miles away. My husband first wanted to move because it was dusty and we were right on the road, but did anyways. On our motorcycle ride we did go past several other RV parks between Panacea and Apalachicola. These appeared to be much fancier, but when I checked, they were at least twice the price. I guess for what we wanted, Panacea was great. Water pressure and taste was good, wifi was great and even though there was a $50 deposit for the cable box, there was no problem getting the deposit back early. There is also a nice little cafe open for breakfast and lunch from 7 am to 3 pm. I went in to tell the owner we were going to stay another day and saw some of their breakfasts....they looked great! Nothing fancy here, but we would return in a heartbeat! Just wish they had a pool. - Ginny H
Jun 2017 - $40.00
All the sites by the water have a great view but some sites are very tight. You barely can fully extended your awning. The shower are disgusting. The welcoming need some work. They need to at try to make you feel welcome not making you feel like you are disturbing them. - Rstp57
Apr 2017 - $40.00
Only good sites on the water are 14-15-16-17 back in water view. Old park cost too much for what's here. Kind of dumpy off the water. Stayed here 5 days. WILL NOT COME BACK. - TKMI
Jan 2017 - $40.00
There is a lot of good to be said about this park. Granted we are here on a weekday in January, so there are no overcrowding issues. However the views are fantastic. Sites are spacious and easy to access. Wifi works great, no problems with the 50 amp electric. Restrooms and showers while old are clean. - 70 Nole
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Was just like their website said it was and more. The park is well groomed. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. The crushed rock was a plus for our poodle, she didn't have to go into the wet grass. Even though it was quite warm outside the ocean breeze made it nice sitting outside. Cable was good, WiFi way above average. There were no surprises staying here. We have a 38' Fifth Wheel. We will be back. - Traveler3072
Jul 2017 - $40.00
Stayed on waterfront site. Awesome view of bay and great sunrises. Hubby was able to fish off of the pier. Very quiet and relaxed park, even though the park was full when we were there. Dog friendly , our pooch loved walking on the beach. Girls in the office were very helpful about local attractions and great food spots. The guys kept park immaculate. Will come back and stay here again. - Brudon88
Jul 2017 - $35.00
We called a week before to make our reservation. They assured us a good big site for my 42 foot trailer and said there would be plenty of room to bring an extra vehicle with a large boat. The day before we got there they called us three times asking ridiculous questions about our trailer and if we were still planning on coming. So that was kind of annoying. We get there and they put us in a different site that was supposed to be easier to get into and more room to park. It was a bit tricky getting in but not too bad. The owner then came over and said we needed to move over about 2 foot. Got back in the truck, moved over. He then said we still needed to move over about another foot. For what reason I do not know. There was plenty of room on the other side which was part of our site. It wasn't a big deal just very nit picky I thought and weird. It caused us to be very close to the motor home on our other side. The whole place is sand and not easy or pleasant to walk in. EVERYTHING got Sandy. The hostess was a fairly new one. She had to ring us up three different times to get the total price right. She was also extremely rude and unpleasant. Very nit picky place for sure. Other than that it was great for what we needed - a place to stay for the weekend to go deep sea fishing. The boat landing was a mile down the road. We grilled out every night and didn't get bothered by the hostess then. I wouldn't stay there again unless it was the same situation where we just wanted to go out of that specific boat landing again for a couple days. We live only about an hour and half away from the coast and there is plenty of other campgrounds to stay at and boat landings we can go out of. We stayed here to go deep sea fishing. It was about a mile from the boat landing which was nice for what we were wanting to do since we planned on just cooking dinner at the campground every night. - Platinum88
Feb 2017 - $40.00
We stayed the month of February. Very nice park. Maybe 27 sites. Lovely main road made of brick pavers. $80 Palm trees and sea oates. All sites are gravel and very spacious. A few sites owned by individuals are concrete. Grounds are clean and well maintained along with pools, cook shack, observation tower and dock. Jimmy will greet you, direct you to your site and help anyway he can. Good grassy area for dogs. Cable, good wifi. No laundry facility on site. Very quiet. Would stay here again if in area. - jackiej
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Stopped here because they are in the Passport America system. I was told they have a minimum two day stay rule. This was in the middle of the week The book says unlimited stays. From what we could see from the entrance it appeared to be all permanents. Not somewhere we wanted to stay for 2 days. Certainly not anywhere near what the web site shows. Beware the road in, its a rig shaker. We moved on. - Libby
Mar 2016 - $3.00
Nice place if you are passing through.
One lovely pool but there is another pool that is partially drained and full of gross, stagnant water. For some reason, only part of the dock is finished. Pretty dangerous and definitely an eyesore.
Restrooms are small, dark and dirty. Shower is open to entire restroom an water goes everywhere. Very difficult to shower without everything getting wet, unless you stack your items on the closed toilet lid. Yuck.
Nice campers, but unfortunately the camp host couple was far from friendly. Despite allowing their dog off leash, the female host screamed at us for allowing our dog to play fetch. Screamed. Very unprofessional. Their dog also charged ours while off leash, without so much as an apology from them.
Paved road and fairly level sites. - KaMp5
Apr 2016 - $15.00
This park was a real find for an overnight on a roadtrip. I'd happily spend weeks here. Spots right on the lake, fishing piers, and a boat dock. There's something very peaceful, calm and beautiful about this lake. Old man is on grounds most days, and takes the entry fees, but they don't accept cards. Grounds are maintained by inmates and are really quite attractive. Beautiful boardwalks and pier walkways on the shores of this campground. Will be back again. - charlyhors
Jun 2013 - $15.00
Wonderful park very clean. Neighbors friendly. We stayed 2 nights. Our site overlooked the lake with a deck. A nice pier is available. The interior roads were unpaved. Looked as there were some longer term camping here. If we are ever in area again would drive out of way to get there. - J Arthur
Sep 2010 - $15.00
We have camped here several times. The camp sites are located on Lake Talquin at Hopkins Landing. It is maintained by Gadsden City. Has 2 bath houses that are clean. There is a boat ramp in the park. Sites are mostly grass and all are in the shade most of the day. It is located about 15 miles from Quincy on Hwy 267. - N4DOG
May 2017 - $22.00
This was home away from home for 6 months while I was purchasing and renovating a house in the Tallahassee area. It is a county park and is not fancy. Sites are gravel mixed with dirt. Main road is paved. However, it is close to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the St. Marks River, Wakulla State Forest, lots of hunting areas, Wakulla Springs State Park, many canoe streams, the St. Marks Bike Trail, and is only 30 minutes from Tallahassee. There are some full hookups and some water and electric and some primitive sites. There is wide variation in site spacing. There is a dump station. There is a camp host on site. Some sites are level; some are not. Big rigs can fit in several of the sites but have to maneuver around pine trees to get into the spot. Seen some huge ones fit in just fine. Favorite spot is number 23 -- a pull-thru water and electric site -- that looks over the campground. Some spots flood -- if rain is in the forecast talk to the camp host about sites where you won't get flooded out particularly if you are tent camping. Has weekly and monthly rates. Don't like folk for over 3 months -- I got special consideration because they knew I wasn't trying to become permanent. Can get crowded on weekends. I wouldn't want to arrive in the dark but lots of people do. There is a bath house but you share it with all the travelers (and there are lots of them -- the former camp host figured he got 200 people a day) on Highway 98 because it is a long time -- as in decades old -- rest stop on the Highway. It can get trashed. There is lots of police presence because the sheriffs and the highway patrolmen drive through and use the bathrooms! There is a small boat ramp on the St. Marks River. Great for canoeing and kayaking. Bigger boats need to carefully watch the tide chart. There is a fish cleaning and a deer dressing area (not sure if that is the correct name). Favorite place for birding and canoeing groups. I liked it a lot. - SoloRed
Dec 2016 - $22.00
This is a small county park hosted by one very helpful man. Many of the sites are along the tree line at the back of the park. The roads & sites are packed dirt The water, electric and Wi-Fi worked fine. It Is quiet and has lots of trees. The beautiful St. Mark's Preserve is directly across the road, a great place to bike, hike & paddle. This park is not fancy but certainly serviceable and convenient. - twotimes
Sep 2016 - $22.00
Great place to camp!! Beautiful, clean, shady and well kept. Bath/Shower house is older but clean!! Host is a SUPER nice man!! He helped us get our RV toilet unclogged!! Had great Verizon coverage. Free WI-FI! Would absolutely stay here again!! - Sunneee
Apr 2017 - $16.00
We booked a 9 week stay in our travel trailer but after reading some of the not-so-nice reviews, we decided to " pre-camp" in order to decide for ourselves. We are very pleased with this park, and YES it is a like a fish camp but A very, very, very clean one!! If you're looking for luxury, there is a Hampton Inn right off the interstate. Seasoned "campers" go find this part very acceptable and nice. Also very quiet and peaceful, very helpful staff and very nice fellow campers. Family friendly "mom & pop" atmosphere, pet friendly too! We Loved the ease of access to the lake via boat ramp on site AND boat slips are available to rent and bypass loading/unloading every trip. Onsite Store has everything from live bait/tackle to ice cream! There is also a restaurant right on water but we didn't try it. Lots of space to fish from docks, clean fish or just enjoy the view. It's not hard to find at all as long as you can read! Very well marked. There is only one bathroom and one shower for each male and female, but most people have facilities in their campers or are staying in a cabin. The bathrooms look like they were never used... Laundry facility on-site, which is very nice. I can't think of anything negative to say we are looking very forward spending the summer here! - Shagus
Feb 2017 - $15.00
This park is more like a fish camp. It is not well signed so you have to guess where to go. The office is not convient for checkin. This is not a park for us to come back to. - oniedu
Jan 2016 - $13.00
This was our first time at the park, we would come again. The park was very clean, we had a pull thru site #5. No cable, but local TV was OK. If you like fishing, this park would be great. Its located on a big lake, Talquin. It appears they have several long terms residents. Some mobile homes, and RV's. They also had several cabins to rent. - Joceil