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Pensacola, Florida

Fort Pickens Campground

Pensacola, Florida


Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola, Florida 32561
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Sites: 180
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.320174282304
Longitude: -87.273289551343

Elevation: 10' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 no
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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96 Reviews

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice facility on the gulf. We stayed two weeks, and would stay again. Price reflects the Senior Pass discount. Two factors make this a "7", instead of higher. First, there are no sewer hookups. Secondly, if you have a very large coach or fiver, try to get something in Loop "A". We stayed in loop "C" with a 36' fiver. Got away with it OK because we managed to reserve one of the longer sites. Roads are very narrow, so back-ins can be challenging. Verizon signal was good. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a good campground; some of the sites are not very long so when you book a site pick a site that is long enough. Access roads are narrow. Sites can be hard to get into and some sites the tow vehicle or auto barely fit. They do have several areas for overflow parking. Nice beaches and interesting historic forts and gun batteries. It was very wet when we were there; some sites were poorly drained. We were not sorry we went, but probably will not return. It would be a great place to camp in the summer to access the beach. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, and we have stayed here before. Price reflects Golden Age Pass. Walk to beach. Close to Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach. Very clean, new bathhouses were being built (almost done, older ones needed updating). Only a few miles from town, shopping, restaurants, and activities. We would stay here again! We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great location! We stayed here 5 days. December is definitely the least popular season. Weather was gorgeous one day, cold and rainy another day, with remaining days semi-comfortable. On the one gorgeous day, we had the spectacular white sand beach all to ourselves. The beach is an easy 300-m walk from Loop A, which is close enough to the beach to hear the surf. Our ankles quickly got chewed up by no-see-ums, so we suggest regular use of insect repellant while in campground. Verizon voice and MiFi worked well. Potable water appears to very hard, which could be an issue with RV plumbing after awhile. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice staff, good site pads made of asphalt, decent facilities, although older, still nicely maintained. The park is amazing and the beaches are some of the best in Pensacola! The fort is cool and there are lots of trails. We look forward to coming back when the weather is better, we stayed when the temps were down to 40 at night and no higher than 60 during the height of the day with high winds. So we didn't get to do as much outdoors as we would have liked. We were able to have a fire in the fire pit one night. Sites are nicely spaced apart for privacy. We would stay here again! We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects 1/2 price camping for senior Golden Age park pass. Sites are large with paved pads. Can be difficult to park a large rig (ours is 40') because roads are very narrow. Beautiful beaches. Would return. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate has recently increased from $20 a night to $26 a night, but you can't beat that price for a campground at such a gorgeous beach! The park is old, so the campground roads and spots are narrow and a bit of work to navigate. The bathrooms and showers are also pretty old and kept moderately clean. Camphosts are very friendly and helpful. The location, scenery, trails, and beaches are wonderful! Even with no sewer, WiFi, or cable... we cannot wait to go back! We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Walking distance to the beach makes staying here great. We stayed in loop A site 35, it was about 4 inches off level on passenger side. There is more space between campsites in loop A. Hosts were friendly and easy going. The bathhouses need updating. You have to pay $8.00 fee at main entrance to national park to get to campground unless you have Golden Access or similar then it doesn't cost anything. We will return next vacation. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful but primitive park with the most wonderful beaches anywhere. Loop A is walking distance from the gulf side beach ( just barely) but the other loops are too far to carry stuff on foot, but a very short drive. There are showers and restrooms at the beach. One campground restroom was closed completely, and all the rest were really worn out and not very comfortable to use; you may be a long walk from a bathroom depending on your site. Some sites are very roomy, some are tighter. We saw many osprey, some armadillos, and heron. It is a long slow drive to any stores or places to eat, and the road can close due to flooding. But worth it all for the beaches and interesting fort, and a great value particularly with the senior discount. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 456
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Great value with senior discount. Most sites are very level with the exception of A loop which has some grade on certain sites. Check site descriptions carefully. Some have trees that may cause problems for roofs and slides. Very good TV via batwing. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. But the Verizon broadband would take several attempts to connect, then was stable. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Even though this campground doesn't have full hookups (sewer, cable, etc.), it has breath taking scenery and is an excellent park. We stayed in A loop and had no issues getting into our site. The showers in this loop have a lot to be desired. They were cleaned daily, but had a lot of grime buildup and the doors were lower than what would provide full privacy while showering especially for women. The biggest complaint that we had was that our site was all picked out to be close to our friends for the week and the park had some issue with electricity on our site and "cancelled" our site. Customer service between corporate and campground was terrible in resolving the issue. Luckily, I was able to snag a new reservation elsewhere in the park and then finally the campground was able to work us into the A loop. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this campground. Stayed here before. Nice sites. Lots to do biking, birding, fishing, hiking and more. Stayed in A loop (our favorite) and C loop. Both were great. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects the Golden Pass discount. Beautiful area! Love the beaches. Sits between the Gulf and the bay. The sties are hard to back into. We love the park and the area, and will return for a longer visit. You must make reservations! We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 4 nights. Had planned to stay longer, but it was supposed to rain for the next 3 days, so we left. The $10/night fee reflects Interagency Senior Pass rate; otherwise the fee is $20.00. Camp sites are short and fairly close together, but this is a good place to stay if you like to be near the ocean and beaches of Santa Rosa Island. We recommend this park. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I dearly love this place and will stop every time I get the chance. It is my understanding the restrooms are being remodeled. I sure hope so because they are about done. With all the government budget cuts I am sure this too will get the ax. If they had new restrooms, this place would be a 10. The staff is always friendly which is refreshing for government employees. I did request a specific spot near the restroom and for some reason they would not give it to me. It was not occupied during my stay so I will be asking why that happened. Those wonderful beaches will always keep me coming back even if I have to shower in the ocean. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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