We have stayed here several times in the past few years. The park is in a great location for good restaurants, bars and kids attractions, and yet being relatively isolated and secure. There are some good hiking trails, a historical attraction, a fishing jetty and a swimming beach on the park property that a lot of campers don't discover. Check around! There are quite a few sites directly on the water (bay). When you make your reservation, check the site size carefully. Some are short. Sites are a little narrow also. Access roads are narrow for backing into a site, but adequate for two cars to pass. Last year, there had been some flooding problems with some of the sites after heavy rains (which happens fairly often in Florida). I notice they have brought in sand and gravel to raise some of these low sites. Coin operated Washers and dryers are at all the bath houses.
For some reason, at their registration office, you can check the availability of a certain site, but they will not make the reservation - you are referred to ReserveAmerica to actually make or change a reservation. The staff was cordial, but all business. Campground volunteers were parked on our site in their golf cart when we arrived and were in no hurry to move, even though it made us hold up traffic. Not a big problem, just strange. Sites on the water side, and some of the others, may have trouble will satellite reception. On some of the sites, previous campers have built campfires on the sand, out of the fire ring. This makes for difficulty walking around the site and not tracking soot into your camper. But, this is a good park; I'm sure we will be back. - Bama Camper
Location, location, location! Absolutely beautiful park, with enough scenery, trails, water sports and activitie0s to keep myself, my husband and the ten year old boy occupied. If it had sewer, I would have given it a ten. The location of the park was perfect to commute to other attractions.Panama City Beach is close to the campground.The sites have some shade with pine trees and sand/dirt ground covering. Our site was a pull through. It had a fire ring with grate. We stayed seven nights and had to tote our gray water to the station twice. Quiet and family friendly park. Some of the best snorkeling and beaches around Florida. If you have to leave...Panama City Beach has all the restaurants, shopping, and attractions you need or want. We have camped at Henderson Beach and Grayton Beach and this state park is on the same level. - scottymac
This campground is at one end of Panama City Beach. You drive through the active beach community to reach the park. The park is on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Grand Lagoon. The campground is along the Grand Lagoon. You need a car or bicycle to get to the beach from the campground - it is at least a half mile. The beach is absolutely gorgeous! The campground is right on the Lagoon, and many of the sites are on the water. The view across the Lagoon is of upscale condos and yacht clubs. We had some great kayaking in the Lagoon and the pelicans really put on a show. We had been told that it was hard to get a campsite here, but saw many empty sites while we were there. - User3302