5 Parks near Destin, Florida
Jan 2016 - $35.00
Camp Gulf is only one of three RV parks in Florida where you can park right in front of the beach and the entire park also have easy access to it. The other two are nowhere near as nice as this. The Destin beaches are the best in Florida!
Everyone is most accommodating from management on down to the workampers. If you want to enjoy the beach, this is the place to come!
Everything is very close by: groceries, shopping, places to walk and ride a bicycle, and awesome pizza across the street at Jordanos!
The concrete pads will large for your RV if you let the office know the size of your unit at the time of booking. The park has staff that work landscaping and site escort so it appears they work hard to keep the RV sites well maintained.
The park is easy to navigate as long as everyone parks where they should. We did have issues getting out of the park as the driveway has a steep drop to the road which scraped the skid plates of the RV. It looked like others had the same issue.
The services were adequate: water pressure of 40 psi or better depending on when the well cycled, strong on the electrical voltage, and no problems with the sewer other than it took us thirty-five feet of hose in our RV site. Other sites looked like this was not a problem. There was also cable TV service provided with many channels.
We stayed on the monthly rate. - Howard Jaros
Jan 2016 - $37.00
PROS-It's rare to be so close to the white sand and beautiful emerald waters of the gulf. Our site was about 150 yards from the beach. You just can't beat walking from your RV and strolling up and down this wide beautiful beach. The park offers a variety of sites, from right on the beach, to sites in the sand with cement pads and a palm trees, to landscaped sites and no sand, the closure you are to the beach the more expensive. They have an outside pool and a covered one with a hot tub. Others have mentioned about the friendly and helpful staff, and they are. They have a gas fire pit for guest to gather in the evening. No problems with electricity or water pressure. They offer 69 cable channels.
CONS-Our site (608) was a bit tight for our size 5th wheel and parking our long-bed truck in this site was awkward. We had a wall in front of our site that made it necessary for us to jack knife our rig in which is always fun. Spaces starting just one space north of us didn't have the wall. They had sites that would have been better for our size fiver but this is their busy season, so book early. This site would be better for a shorter rig, or a short bed truck. During rain sites 608-609-610 flood, they moved us to another site but we will need to move again before our month is up. Wi-Fi was poor, had to use our hot spot for Internet most of the time.
WOULD WE STAY HERE AGAIN? Yes, the view of the Gulf makes this a come back place, but not in site 608 -- rate is based on staying for a month.
We stayed here in a 36 foot fifth wheel. - Traveler II
Dec 2015 - $75.00
We arrived after sunset, but was greeted and escorted to our camp site by a employee. He was very helpful in helping me back in my "new to me" 40' motorhome into the space. Site was very level and easy to get into/out of. We stayed in the upper sites.
The park was very quiet and guests were friendly. We enjoyed the pool and hot tubs. Having the beach so close was wonderful, we did spend 1 day at the beach until the weather turned stormy. Lots of nice rigs. Very well kept landscaping. - W0GER
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
Jan 2016 - $80.00
We stayed here 2 nights en route to a longer stay in Florida. The resort has a scenic setting as it backs up to the bay. Sites are lengthy and interior roads are wide. Sites and surrounding borders are nicely landscaped. Access to the park is off Hwy 98 which is a very busy road, so turning in from the west could take awhile depending on traffic. Guests can use the pool and other services at the Ramada Inn across the highway. There is a pool on site but it is smaller and unheated. We would stay here again and camped here in a 42' motorhome. - gbburgess
Dec 2015 - $57.00
Very nice small, quite park. Great location. Site was a little small for 43 ft. motorhome, but worked. Lots of landscaping on sites gives lots of privacy, but makes it inconvenient for door access on motorhomes. I have satellite dish and had no problem with reception. Excellent cable and WiFi. - Tom 573
Jul 2015 - $90.00
We recently stayed at this campground while on vacation in Destin, Florida. I'm not sure what classifies this campground as a "resort," but it is definitely in a good location close to the beach. The sites had concrete pads and were nicely landscaped to create privacy. The bathrooms were clean, although there is only one toilet in the men's bathroom. The pool is nice, but the light wasn't working which made it hard for kids to swim after dark. The so-called "private" gated entrance to the beach was broken the entire time we were there, essentially allowing anyone access to that area of the beach. There was also a gated entrance to the campground which was left open during the day. I was repeatedly approached by shady employees of an RV washing business trying to sell me their services. There was also a rundown ice cream truck that made repeated passes through the campground. At a cost of $90.00 per night, I don't think I would stay here again. - thor4
Jan 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here three nights and chose the park because it offered Passport America rates. At $60 a night rack rate, it would have seemed too expensive, since it offered no resort facilities; e.g. a pool, hot tub, clubhouse, etc. The park was immaculate, sites were perfectly level, staff professional and friendly. A good location for tourism in Destin and surrounds. It was so clean, I wanted to be outdoors most of the time. - MissMyGolden
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
Jan 2016 - $27.00
This is a very nice FL state park. The sites are large and very private. The roads are wide making it easy to back in which is important to us as we have a 42 ft 5th wheel. The beach is across a board walk and very clean and well kept. Will come here again! - Joe and Giny
Dec 2015 - $30.00
Easily one of the best state parks, in any state, we have ever camped in, and I find it hard to believe anyone would have something negative to say; it rained most of our stay here for Christmas but that did not stop the park, campground and restrooms from looking immaculate at "all" times, or the staff from being super friendly and attentive to all guests' needs and questions. The physical layout of Henderson Beach is a model of its kind - truly, there is not one bad site in the campground and privacy is insured as each site is surrounded by foliage. A neighbor is not really visible at all from another site. It's a little sad to see the overly developed areas of Destin taking over the dunes, but this park is an oasis of beauty amid the touristy aspects of the town. Fabulous boardwalk from campground to beach. By far, this campground was the highlight of our stay in Destin. Would give more than 10 stars if possible. - GLCDP
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Stayed here 3 nights, based largely on the reviews. We were disappointed that the campsites were such a very long walk to the beach, making it an "event" to get there with all our gear, thus the lower rating. The sites themselves were fabulous, however. Very private, quite spacious, super clean. We noticed the camp hosts raking gravel as soon as someone pulled out from the site. Fire rings were cleaned out, litter picked up. We did have a little highway noise, but not enough to complain about. - MissMyGolden