5 Parks near Destin, Florida
Aug 2015 - $136.00
We stayed in our 45'. Some sites are tight in a big rig I noticed some areas where awnings were touching. 606 was easy with a drive area directly opposite for easy in and out. We did not want to be directly in the sand, the walk was 5 minutes to the ocean. Wifi was poor at the site but fine in the clubhouse. Tons of kids and activities to keep them busy. Wood picnic table on site. - Karens BAM
Apr 2015 - $131.00
We really liked this campground. We did have Good Sam discount for the non-holiday nights we were there. We were on a beach site, which was basically 2nd row. The beach is beautiful, with white sand and blue-green clear water like in the Caribbean. Apparently beaches are private in Destin, so the beach section for the campground is not very big. However, there is so much beach between the ocean and the beach front sites, that it never got crowded, and the campground was full while we were there (week before Easter). Could not really get wi-fi, but I was told at check-in it would be best at the office due to the campground being full. The air and ocean temps were slightly chilly still, but otherwise the weather was beautiful. Campground was easy to maneuver through in our 40' motorhome. There is a big dip at the exit, and we did scrape leaving. - CJHokie
Apr 2015 - $89.00
If you are a beach freak, this is the campground for you! If you're not, but in the Destin area, this is the campground for you! We had a spot off the beach, but it was a short walk to the beach and I mean right on the beach. Super friendly staff, always willing to help, even when we had some electrical issues with the electric post. We called and they were there literally before we could hang up the phone. Fixed it in a jiffy and we had power again. A little pricy, but worth the money. - SL592
Destin, Florida (map) | (850) 837-6423
Sites: 46 | Latest Rate: $23.00 | 13 Reviews
Apr 2015 - $23.00
Great price and good place to stay. Good electric. Close to everything. Nice and quite. Road is narrow but backed in OK. Nice concrete pads with lots of room. Military only beach down the street a few miles. Everyone was friendly. Would stay here again. - neilontheroad
Jan 2015 - $23.00
This park is about a mile off the main drag thru Destin and is quiet, on the water, clean and most facilities worked fine. Watching the birds and boats on the water is great. WiFi only worked in the office. This park is not on a military base which probably accounts for the very close spacing. We have stayed at numerous military famcamps across the country and this one is not typical. While some sites are large enough to fit in a 40 ft motorhome, some are suitable only for a small travel trailer. Parking for towing or towed vehicles is also tight. We were barely able to get our 3/4 ton longbed off the street. Some had to be parked elsewhere. If you are adept at backing and parking your rig, it is OK. Not for beginners though. We would stay here again just for the waterfront and the great places to eat close by. - Bojangles
Oct 2014 - $23.00
Army Rec Center is a small complex of motel like apartments, duplex type cabins and closely packed RV sites. The sites are FHU, cement and in some cases almost level. There is a swimming pool, kids water play area, and a fishing pier. A favorite activity seems to be watching the sunset from the rocky coast along the park edge or fishing. Downtown Destin, with it’s tourist trap restaurants, store fronts and kiosks is about 1 ½ mile drive/walk. If you have a rooftop satellite dish on your RV, be sure and ask for a site clear of trees. There is cable TV in the sites and apartments. A pressure reducer is not needed for RV's. Patrons make reservations a year in advance to be able to come here. Eglin AFB golf course is located off base and is about a 25 minutes drive from this recreation facility. It is also less expensive than the closer civilian courses. Traffic, especially on weekends, is really slow and backed up coming into Destin so don’t be in a hurry. They advertise freeWiFi from hot spots but it is mediocre at best. - 5thwheeler
Jul 2015 - $90.00
Vegetation not trimmed. You will have to break off limbs to keep from damaging your coach. The wireless service is a joke. You are lucky to get 0.75 MBPS of download speed which is good for nothing. The wireless phone service is not much better so a wireless hotspot is marginal at best. The close proximity to the street the fire department uses to run in and out is exciting when sirens wake you at 3 AM. Otherwise the place is fairly quiet and the sites are relatively private even given their close proximity to each other. - Ras2
Sep 2014 - $70.00
Wonderful hidden GEM across from beautiful Miramar Beach. Beautiful emerald green/blue clear water and white sandy beaches. Professional and friendly Check-In. The park is very clean with only 36 sites. The resort loop is all pavers with very nice landscaping. Restrooms and Laundry very clean. Pool is great but some lounge chairs need to be replaced. There’s not a lot of additional parking. Backing-in your coach can be difficult when the park is full, just take your time. Ocean beach access is across the street and up some stairs over the sand dunes. We recommend going down the street to "The Whales Tail Restaurant" and walk onto the beach with no problems. The "Whales Tail" also has a beach bar and bathrooms on the beach. Street side parking is free. The resort location is central to everything the area has to offer. Car rental is walking distance from the resort and tons of great area restaurants to try. Would definitely stay here again and again ! . - Travelholicdog
Mar 2014 - $60.00
Very nice landscaping. Pool is great. Restrooms very clean. Short walk to beach access. Bike/ walking trail that is on the road in front of the campground is great. Love the size of the campground. Close to everything. - TNfamily
Jul 2015 - $65.00
Very friendly, helpful staff. Level concrete pad with ample room. Clean and well maintained. Quiet and peaceful, close to beach, but away from traffic. Good access from highway and within park. Would stay here again. - MSTraveler
May 2015 - $70.00
Not sure how they believe they qualify as a "resort".
The site was very clean and the staff friendly but the sites are very close together. No pool. No games room. No entertainment.
IMO ,$70 for a parking space is excessive. - Chawkins
May 2015 - $65.00
Park is clean, quite and small with 29 sites and some pull thru. Pads are cement and narrow with a patio, WIFI, no table, no pool, no garbage pick up and no shuttle to beaches. Staff is friendly and helpful. Looks like a couple full time residents. - talsie
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Beautiful park, awesome beach. Bathrooms and showers pristine and even smelled clean. Areas in between sites were so heavily covered with native undergrowth that we couldn't see our neighbors, even though they were no farther away than typical. Very private. Flat and clean. Pad was pea gravel. Main drawbacks related to the busy time of year we were there, i.e. overflowing dumpster one day and long line at times to enter park. Frustrating that it was not unusual to have to wait in with a line of 10-20 cars that were using the public beach section and not be able to go right in once registered. Problem could be easily solved by adding a bypass lane for campers like at other parks. Beach is wonderful. The beach for the sixty camping sites is separate from the public beach. Most days, even in the height of tourist season, there were no more than a handful of groups spread out on about a quarter mile of beach. Beach was generally clean and well-tended. Playground substandard. Mutt mitt stations abounded but didn't find one that was stocked. Bring a wagon or some way to get your stuff to the beach--it's about a quarter mile from the campground down a boardwalk. Would stay here again. Booked a year in advance. - Jennyf12345
Jul 2015 - $36.00
Stayed July 4. First time here. Probably my last time here.
Very clean campground in the heart of Destin. Short walk to the beach. Friendly staff at the front gate. Long line to get in, but didn't wait long. They kept the traffic moving. Nice concrete trails through some dense undergrowth. Was extremely hot at campsites because there are very few trees for shade. Wouldn't recommend tent campers for the hot months of the summer. There are several trees that are dead at campsites. These need to be taken care of. Not a very kid friendly place to stay. Nothing to do besides go to the beach. Campground Host between loop A & B was walking around at bath house drunk, carrying a beer in his hand. He was yelling at kids for parking their bikes at the bath house and showing them a sign that he told them said 'no bicycles allowed'. It actually said 'closed for cleaning'. Not only was he drunk, but apparently he was too drunk to read. I thought that this was an alcohol free campground. (At least the Campground Host should refrain from drinking while representing the State of Florida.
Good points: very clean and neat campground in a good location.
Bad points: little to no shade, dead trees that could cause big problems, no lighting at campsites, VERY dark at night. Rude and drunk Campground Host. Poor use of space. There is enough space at this campground for at least twice as many campsites which would equal more money for Florida State Parks. The underbrush is so thick that you can't see the campsite next to you. Good if you like EXTREME privacy. Dryers at laundry area at loop A & B do not dry clothes; don't waste your time or money. We did three cycles and the clothes were still wet.
If you are looking for an excellent campground that's only a few dollars more to stay at, go about 10 minutes down Hwy 98 to Topsail Hill Wildlife Preserve State Park. It's kid friendly and adult friendly. Maybe Topsail has us spoiled :-) - VintageCampering
Dec 2014 - $33.00
One of the nicest campgrounds in Florida. Close to the beach. Not many people around in December. Sites are private and easy to get into. Wide paved roads. Close to shopping etc. Fairly quiet if near to beach vs busy highway. - K Willie