8 RV Parks near Panacea, Florida
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
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
Oct 2016 - $40.00
This was our second visit to the park, this time for a month.
The more expensive sites are of course waterfront while the less expensive smaller sites are arrayed around the perimeter fence. The waterfront sites and some of the perimeter sites are big enough to put out slides, awning, decks etc with room to spare. Some are sunny and some have shade. Some tenants are relatively permanent, some are just for a few months to a year and some are transient. All are required to keep sites clean and neat with only normal camping items such as chairs, coolers grills etc allowed; right now the park is almost full and there's no junk or random stuff sitting around anywhere. It's expressly forbidden to wash an RV, vehicle or boat in the park. WiFi works most of the time and is reasonably fast. The few outages have been I believe upstream from the park. Verizon is strong. The restrooms and laundry have been clean all month but unfortunately Hurricane Hermine took out the pool pumps. Office people were pleasant. Our only dislike was that the road through the CG is dirt and things got rather dusty during the dry season. - User3322
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
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
May 2017 - $40.00
Staff very friendly and park was very clean. Campers we're also very friendly. - Cruise42
May 2017 - $30.00
Very nice park directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Entire park is crushed rock/sand with a scattering of trees. Very nice views of the water and even though you are adjacent to HWY 98 the road noise is very low. Very good cable TV and WIFI. Park staff is very nice and helpful. We would definitely return in the future. - Bob & Stephanie
Mar 2017 - $20.00
A lovely campground well maintained by staff. We were lucky to be under trees with a perfect view of the Gulf. My husband enjoyed the fishing. The staff is helpful and friendly. The price reflects a 45 day stay. The only suggestion is upgrading the laundry, activity room and office. It has been well used. - GailMOH
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
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
May 2017 - $45.00
The park has 2 sections. We were next door at New Haven Beach retreat where the sites are longer. - Jane-D100
Feb 2017 - $45.00
We really enjoyed this campground. It was a little tight to maneuver but our site was a drivethru and had plenty of parking room with a swing and picnic table. Landscaping was nice and everything was very neat. For $10 you can wash your motorhome, and we did. Small fenced dog park but sufficient. Across Hwy 98 to beach and during our visit, there were very few people. Beach is dog friendly which is a huge plus for us. Laundry takes credit cards which is helpful. Quiet little town, grocery 2 miles. Pool area was nice and large screened porch adjacent to laundry for visiting while waiting. Office staff friendly. We would definitely come back here. - busyteach
Dec 2016 - $42.00
Great place with friendly campers and staff. The WIFI was awful due to bandwidth availability. - Charlie_72704