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Panama City Beach, Florida

Raccoon River Campground

Panama City Beach, Florida


12209 Hutchison Blvd
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
Phone: (850) 234-0181

Sites: 138
Recent Rate: $56 4/2017

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Latitude: 30.193754198288
Longitude: -85.82546889782
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

The shade is amazing! The campground is so wooded, you forget you're at the beach. Definitely helps with the high winds. We had our awning out the entire time without any problems. Campground is nice and clean. There was some minor "thru" traffic during the day while the gate was open but it was closed in the evening so only campground traffic. The walk to the beach wasn't too bad. We went with friends and neither one of our sites were level (we had to use two boards under our wheels). My only complaint about the campground would be the limit on the Wi-Fi (it would kick you off after just a few minutes). We have AT&T phone service and had no problems with coverage. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
93
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Was given a campsite, and they said they were doing me a favor moving me closer to a friend. I have a 31 ft. pull behind with a slide on both sides. They put me in 111. The campsite is so tight that I could not open my tarp. The cable did not work, and I had to back out of the site when we left! Will consider another campground next trip. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
111
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

The close proximity to the beach and pools are what really makes this park. Slightly overpriced but it is a tourist town. You really can't beat the private trail to the beach though. You do have to cross a very busy street just before the beach access. Was a great place for families with kids. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
131
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at the Shrimp Basket! Best shrimp etouffee ever!

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park with some attributes. They have 2 pools that look nice and a big playground for young children. I didn't use the laundry room or showers but they and the office were old buildings. A lot of the sites are tight to get into and people park where they can. The sites are well shaded which is great in the heat. The sites are dirt and have lots of pine needles. There was a patio area and picnic table at my site. I thought it was a bit expensive for off season. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

It is a nice short walk to the beach, mini golf and restaurants.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

First, the only negative that I have is that I booked a spot 4 months ago, but when I got here I was given probably the worst spot available. The trailer's slide next to us was almost on top of our patio pad. There were other sites available that I could have moved to but the trailer next to us came after I was unhooked so we decided not to bother asking if we could move. We didn't spend much time at our site anyway . The beach is in walking distance but seems long when you have to carry all your gear. The campground has all the amenities that you would need and is situated next to Shipwreck Island Water Park, which looks like a lot of fun if you have young children and fun for adults as well. The campground's location was convenient to near by shopping and all the different attractions Panama City beach has to offer. I would stay here again but I would requests spots 82-91 definitely stay away from sites 70-75. I'm sure these spots were created before trailers had slides because our neighbor's slides were more than over the boundary lines. We felt cocooned in our site! We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to bring a wagon to transport all your gear to the beach. We purchased a folding one at Walmart for 40.00 it was great; we used it everyday. We also purchased an umbrella. You'll definitely need it on the beaches here, especially in the summer. Be sure to visit Shell Island, bring your wagon and umbrella. It was a highlight!

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $64.00
Overall Rating:      

Don't let the Disney font fool you. The location is wonderful. Close to the beach and great activities. Restaurants numerous and nearby. The restrooms are dated. One shower looked to have been inoperable for awhile. Our site (#85) was littered with cigarette butts and an old RV sewer line . The pool had tattered and torn umbrellas and cigarette butts were everywhere. Office staff was none too friendly and seemed offended when asked for our military discount. Overall not a good park except for location. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was originally built like an old west town (think "Tombstone", gunfighters) and some remnants remain. The grounds are maintained well and the utilities worked fine. Most spaces were impossible for our 43' bus, but we got a pull-thru that worked. Corners of the concrete pads have been broken off. The staff was friendly and efficient. The location is great for walking to the beach and all the tourist attractions along the beach road. The wifi is inadequate, but there is a library with good wifi across the street if you need it. The pool is clean, but the furnishings around it really need deep cleaning and some umbrellas are actually tattered and hanging to the ground. There is a huge amusement park next door that may be noisy in the summer months, but it has lots of fantastic water attractions. The park has many tall pine trees, Magnolias and shrubbery that insulate it from street noise a little and provide shade. Loved the lily pond and listening to the croaking of the frogs at night! We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
138
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff is excellent. The grounds are clean, lots of pine trees, very rustic and private.

We did not use the restrooms but checked them out: out-dated and in need of severe TLC. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Short walk to the beach and restaurants. We ate lunch at Shrimp Basket the food was good and our server was great. Dinner at Skooners, excellent, great sunset view, friendly staff, great management. I bought a wind breaker from Skooners which is a must when visiting the Florida beaches.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

We did not have a reservation but received a friendly welcome, offered seniors discount and given choice of site. Site has lots of pine needles and cones as there are huge pine trees. Walking distance to the beach, two pools and children's playground. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Sites near Middle Beach Road have quite a bit of road noise. Be aware that pine cones fall and may land on trailer roof or a person.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate for 3 Adults. Have stayed here before. Park very handy to holiday destinations, short walk to beach, close to all shopping. 2 great pools and very good laundry. Bathrooms were not the best tho. Had a good site with good wi-fi and cable. Stayed in 38ft motorhome with tow. Would stay here again. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Management and staff are very friendly. We got in at night and someone helped us find our site, though they didn't actually seem to know where it was. It is very shaded which is nice, but the spots are just grass and dirt so they aren't very level. The park itself was quiet and we felt very safe here. If it weren't so expensive, I would probably return. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here one time many years ago. We went in June the sites are very small had trouble getting into a few. Watched others RV rigs trying to get in a few sites also. Very good location to beach, nice pools, staff very nice. Bath houses not so good very old and not clean and very small felt very confined. Same piece of trash was in the shower the entire week. I did complain to staff. I would stay again although. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Access to Campground is fairly easy on nice wide streets, only a few blocks off FL 98. Inside the campground, which is wooded, the roads are narrow and winding, but easily driven. We disconnected the tow at the office. River behind campground and walking access to the beach adds to the natural feeling of this campground. Office staff is friendly and helpful. Due to trees on our site, we could not use the satellite, but the cable worked well and had many channel options. We were here 3 nights and would stay here again. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
95
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There is so much to do in this area! Nearby are shopping centers which have anything you might need. Many restaurants in the area.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Price was for a one month stay. About 90 sites, all of which are very close together. There are a lot of trees on the nice landscaped property. All sites are on grass and have picnic tables. No fire rings. The 2 pools and playground are very nice and clean as well. The main office has a nicely stocked store for both groceries and RV stuff. There is shuffleboard and volleyball, but no rec center. There seemed to be a few hiking trails off the beaten path, although I'm not sure they're meant to be used for hiking; they're just there. I did not use the bathhouse, but I did look in. It appeared to be clean, but had a musty, moldy smell on the tiles. In one of the stalls, the tiles were very warped. Mind you, I'm very squeamish when it comes to campground facilities, so unless it's like a 5 star hotel, I wouldn't use it, so I can't really fairly judge the restrooms or public showers. There is a lake, but the only way to access it is by a bridge, which was closed. We arrived when the park was nearly empty, which provided a nice view out of the window. It did get very busy and filled up over Labor Day weekend, but it was still very pleasant. No wild, drunken folks making loud noises, no unruly kids running around, or dogs barking. All in all, still very pleasant, even if not so scenic to look at all the RVs and campers. We only met one woman who worked in the office. She was very friendly and helpful. My only complaints: 1) The roads around the park are gravel and dirt with a lot of potholes. 2) Our site had full hookups and a picnic table, which was on a cement slab which was broken and cracked. 3) The electricity at our site was substandard. In general, it was fine until the weekend when it got very busy. Then we were practically without power (not good when the thermostat reads 107!) because our surge protector kept shutting off, which it does whenever the voltage gets too high or too low. I'm told this is not unusual at a busy campground, but it wouldn't happen if they invested in upgrading their power grids. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay and I would come back again. We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for 4 months in 2009. Numerous cats still running rampant. Roots sticking up in many sites, making them unusable. No visual improvements, broken sewer lines, trashy, and no monthly rates after March 2012. Would I stay here again? Not even for $20.00 We camped at Raccoon River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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