5 Parks near Destin, Florida
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
Apr 2015 - $250.00
We stayed in a cabin in early April. It was a small one bedroom unit- clean and tidy. It had a fully functional kitchen, stocked with all the necessary cooking essentials. Included a dishwasher which was very nice. One bathroom which was rather small but clean and fully usable. Bed linens were provided- the bed seemed to be a queen or full at least. There was a sleeping loft above the bedroom where the children slept. The wooden ladder was very steep and not suitable for very young children. No railing or protective barrier to prevent someone from falling off the edge so kids need to be old enough to be safe. There were some foam sleeping pads provided plus linens in the loft which made things nicer for the kids. There were no night stands or clothing storage options in the loft. An adult cannot fully stand up in the loft. It was hot at night- an oscillating fan would be good improvement. Opening the small windows up there greatly improved the conditions by allowing cross ventilation. The single bedroom was small and didn't have a dresser for storage but did have a nice bureau which accommodated hanging-up clothes. Not that you typically being many dress clothes to the beach. The outdoor pool closer to the ocean was open and quite nice, but the water was still very cold. The pool closer to the main road was still covered by an inflatable structure- it kept the water temp up but also trapped in the chloride and heat. Felt like a sauna in there. Kids liked it but massively unpleasant for audits. The kids enjoyed the smallish playground and liked to ride their bikes around the complex. It's definitely not the largest complex but backs right up to the ocean. The rec room seemed a little tired and dated. During the summer season, activities are offered for the children. - Kelsey Ledare
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
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
Nov 2013 - $60.00
While we were here a rat infestation became an issue. We as well as neighbors had them. Topless sunbathers(that's different). Bath areas and guest lounge need a good cleaning. Beach access is scary as construction is happening next to it. Large equipment races by you on the pathway. The area tho is fantastic. With brand new resorts opening, we will stay elsewhere next visit. - ron 23
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
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
Nov 2014 - $34.00
Our second visit to this park during the last three years. One of the best features of this park is its consistency. The park was excellent during our last visit and nothing has changed. Excellent location, beautiful white sand beaches, nicely separated sites, and the cleanest bathrooms. The hosts always rake the pea gravel on your site before you arrive and ensure it is clean. Reservations are needed but if you need a one night stay call since we notice sites are available even when the campground full site is posted. One of our favorite state campgrounds in the South! - linnemj