7 Parks near Mexico Beach, Florida
Apr 2016 - $26.00
This was the 4th or 5th time we have stayed. It is one of our favorite places to camp in Florida. Yep, lots of "issues" to consider that could cause you to move on: small number of showers, some needing fixed (most folks have facilities on board), sand/grass areas (you're "camping" in a "rustic" area), no cable (but reasonable over the air reception), crowded (hmm, that may be a problem.) In the years we have been coming, we have seen more sites developed, more folks coming, and more amenities provided (Tiki bar, heated pool, good laundry) and have enjoyed the folks we met. Seems their busy season has increased from mostly summer shoulder folks (Spring/Fall) to almost all year long. Only complaint this time was we asked for two sites (friends along for first time in van camper) and when we got there, those sites were taken and we were separated. We enjoy the ambiance and will be back. - Too-wow
Mar 2016 - $26.00
We had reservations to stay for two nights. We were assigned a sight based on the size of our RV - 39 feet. The site, #58 was the only one they had that would fit our rig. On arriving at the site we noticed the neighboring site had their Direct TV dish sitting slightly inside the area of our site.
We backed in and got all set up. Unfortunately we had to block their dish from it's reception. They asked us to move (about 3 hours after we got all set up) but we could not due to a tree and tree stump that was about 2 feet from our other side.
We decided to leave after one night.
The park has mostly (95%) long term tenants this time of the year. There were only 2 sites available. Some long terms need to clean up their sites - lots of stuff sitting around.
For the price with our Passport America it was an OK place. Not something I would want to stay in for more than a couple of nights though. - prstlkid
Mar 2016 - $20.00
Really like the woodsy look and our site had plenty of room. Quiet with no road noise. Have a little restaurant open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The pizza is good. Friendly managers and easily accessible. We will be back.
(Lot spacing was spacious with some shade. Site surface was gravel/dirt and featured a picnic table.) - ccrn8
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Folks running this park are in the wrong field. They should consider doing something else. Very hard to work with. Very rude. Gravel and grass. Poorly maintained. If you get stuck in the back your not gonna like it. Sites are semi level, WIFI doesn't work nor did the cable TV work. Beach is close and the hotel pool is nice. You will not like the people running this park. We will not be back unless they change management. - Mbhill
Feb 2016 - $48.00
Most sites are like being in a parking lot. Only shade along the canal, and lots are small. The managers are new and don't have skills to run a campground. There is another campground 1/2 mile away which is much more appealing and price is less also. You can never get through on phone. They have to call you back when they get to it.
(Site was sunny/open. Site surface was gravel and featured a picnic table.) - ccrn8
Feb 2016 - $24.00
Gravel, shells, and sand. Lopsided picnic table. All full hookups sites, 30 and 50 amp service. Rest room/laundry room. No shade in most of the park, new wiring and plumbing for rv's. - GGeorge
Jun 2016 - $60.00
Excellent, newly renovated park. Beautiful view with friendly staff, we will be back. - swamp1
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Beautiful location located right on the Bay.. Staff couldn't be nicer..30 amp service only and no septic but onsite dump.. The view however cannot be matched., besides the state park this is the best campground in the area. - JP Ride
Jul 2013 - $32.00
First off, the lady that is the manager was rude. Bathrooms and shower were clean, but could not use them due to so much rain the toilets were backed up. We decided to leave a day early so when I went to tell her she said that I wasn't due a refund because I had not given her a 24 hr. notice. She then stated that it was on the web site about the 24 hr. notice. EXCUSE me, no it's not. No where that I saw was there anything posted about a 24 hr. notice. We'll needless to say, she has taken the last of my money. - loweral
Port St. Joe, Florida (map) | (850) 227-1327
Sites: 115 | Latest Rate: $28.00 | 46 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Do not attempt to back in to a spot in the Shady Grove campground at night. The roads are narrow with big trees closely lining them. It's hard to turn while backing without bashing-in your truck fender. Big trees also stand right at the edge of the pads. The pads are walled in by jungle-like vegetation. You can see nothing through it. Air does not circulate through the area. At nights it is incredibly dark and mosquito-infested. We wasted 30 minutes trying to get in safely and gave up. We left and went to the Gulf Breeze campground and found it easier to get in to in the dark, but still infested by mosquitoes. You cannot sit outside your RV. The camp ground is not pretty but the beaches are incredible. We cut our visit short and left to go back inland to a nice lake with open campsites and no Kamikazes. - Tidy Boy
May 2016 - $24.00
We chose the Gulf Breeze section since it is closer to the gulf. There are some partially shaded sites. The sandy sites are irregular and fairly close. Our site was listed as pull thru - it was at the end of the road. If no one was on the site, you could drive thru to the main loop. There are a few paved sites across from the older bathhouse. As stated previously, there is a newer bathhouse that is much nicer. There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach. - On the Road again 11
Mar 2016 - $29.00
Beautiful campground. Gulf Breeze loop is a bit tighter than Shady Pines. They were running water lines when we arrived in The Gulf Breeze loop; which was a nuisance since the Bobcats and dozers were noisy. Other than that, it's a wonderful campground. Great kayaking. The closest grocery store is about 45 minutes away in Port St. Joe, so stocking up is important. There was a Catholic Mission just a couple miles out of the park. There was a big "closed" sign on the door. Not sure if it's operational or just seasonally closed while we were there. - Boondockdad
Nov 2007 - $32.00
This campsite has definite pros. Easy beach access, gorgeous beaches and great clean bath houses. Cons: the noseeums, mosquitoes and biting flies were horrific. We thought by waiting to camp here in November would ease that problem. It did not. Camp sites are not set up efficiently. We had to manually swing our camper around in order to not have power cords running across our entire site. We made the mistake of arriving after dark to find that we had the least desirable camp site. We chose another site to set up and the park ranger made us move to another camp site the following day. We knew this might have been a possibility but we were surprised when they actually made us move. At our originally assigned site, our water hookup was forty feet away and we couldn't find it. The only possible way we would camp here again is after a hard freeze, possibly February. - NLJernigan
Jul 2015 - $48.00
The location is nice, right on the water, and the staff is very friendly. We knew going in that we were in a 'fish camp' environment and were ok with that. However, we felt the prices were a little high for what you get. Sites are a little tight, although our view was wonderful. The park seemed a little run down and dirty, which lead to our lower review. - harvmoon
Nov 2010 - $33.00
Check rates, ours was the prime A11 site overlooking the bay. Listed at $42, but we paid $33. Just large enough for our 35' Class A. Sand and gravel lots. Watched dolphins and pelicans from our window everyday. A fishing camp with old Florida style. Located at the dock to St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge and less than thirty miles to St. George, St. Joseph beaches and Apalachicola sites. - Crawdot
Mar 2010 - $46.00
Great camping if you want casual, less developed area. It is not for everyone as it is not cement and landscaped but it is a great natural setting. I loved being so near the water. Short drive to nicer beachs for the sun lovers but for relaxing and fishing this is a great spot. Heading back for a week end of September! - gocamp30108
Jul 2014 - $14.00
Dead lakes refers to the dead trees from when the river was dammed up to form Dead Lakes. Quiet country atmosphere. Very few amenities, but a very nice place to stop if you' re in NW Florida. I drive a HDT pulling a 39' fifth wheel and had no problem getting in park. Dump station is very poorly set up, but over all good experience. Very clean well kept park. Playground for kids. Fish pond, and of course beautiful Dead Lakes! We will return again. - Genecolleen