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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 no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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
  • 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 no
  • 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
  • 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 no
  • 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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98 Reviews

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

It is quiet and peaceful. A bare bones site as with any national campgrounds but the host was friendly. There was hardly anyone there when we were there so it was very quiet. The sites were good sized. We were able to use our Golden Pass and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

My family spent 5 days in the Fort Pickens campground, primarily to have good access to the beach and to get away from the more crowded tourist areas. The trip was a success in that the beach was almost empty. There were more workers on the beach than tourists. The road leading to the campground is very low: had water and sand either standing in the road, or completely covering the road during most of our stay. Area A has the longer pads and better drainage. I saw water standing around campers in areas B, C, and D. The grass was about a foot high when some of it finally got mowed. There were water faucets running every day to flush the lines. The dump station did not have a water faucet to use for flushing my tanks. The walkway from the camping area to the gulf beach is just a path through the dunes since the boardwalk has not been rebuilt. Almost all trees are broken off and dead. Only a few sites have trees that provide shade. This is a great place to get away from town, people, and stores and just walk on the beach and relax. Sprint data card and AT&T cell phones worked fine. No problem with dish network either because there are no tall trees to block the signal. There is also a $8 charge per vehicle to enter the area and is good for a week. I paid $20 per night for camping. This is a great value considering all that it includes like touring the old military fort and batteries, access to miles of beach, and a hiking trail. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Note that this is the same campground listed as Fort Pickens under Santa Rosa Island. Newer reviews appear in this listing. Several of the loops are undergoing some sort of sewer construction, apparently for the bath house. That was the reason we were given on one day for the very low, to nonexistent, water pressure that we had. Except for that and the "boil water notice" that we received during our stay, everything else was great. In talking with one of the workers here, the low pressure seems to be a common occurrence. One of the pumps died while we were here, thus the reason we were told NOT TO DRINK the water. Now I get to sanitize my RV plumbing. Although in terms of roads and other amenities, this park appears fine, I think mechanically they reopened too soon. The closest bottled water, for example, is about four miles away in town. My son also noted there were no paper towels/dryers or hand soap in the bathrooms. With the low water pressure, the toilets weren't flushing anyway. If I were going back, I would certainly call first to make sure the water was deemed safe to drink again. Having no water in such a remote location is a big pain. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground with open sites. Some trees, but good satellite access in most sites. Would get higher rating if it had sewer etc. Verizon cell reception good. You can see where storms have damaged things and repairs are ongoing. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We were so happy to finally get to return to our favorite campground! Everything was gong well. There were not a lot of campers (20 -30%) full but the campground was in good shape. There is still work to be done but it looks good. Still have plenty trees. The boardwalks are not there yet but the walk to the beach was easy. Now for the problem...Ida the hurricane! Yea, we had to leave a day early. The only reports of damage is the road is covered with sand. Up to 7 feet of it! There is a phone number to call (850-934-2656) that says the road should be open in late December 09. Can't wait to return! Oh, by the way, I don't rate any campground a 10 unless it has 50 amp, water, sewer, cable and working Wi-Fi. Again, GREAT place to visit!!! We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

I didn't actually camp here but just wanted to give an update. The roads leading to the campground are being rebuilt and are expected to open in early April. For info on the park you can call (850) 677-1089. Press 1 for general info and I believe pressing 3 will give you info about the campground. As of right now you can only get to the CG from boat. From what we could see at the "Road Closed" signs there are not many trees at all still standing. Hurricane Ivan really messed up the surrounding Gulf Coast. I'm not sure if they will reopen the Fort. I had to give this CG a rating so I went with 5. I also had to put in a cost, not to sure if that's what it is or not?? I hope this helps. :-) We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here the last time before the hurricanes. It is a beautiful campground, if you like nature. It is not fancy, but has all the necessities. The only problem is, the campground is still not open for RVs. It is only open for hikers and boaters. I have been in touch with the NPS for a couple of years, and it looks like it may never open to RV's. So sad that the NPS would spend money alloted to rebuild this campground on "other" things. Feel free to visit the NPS website to learn more. 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, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

After several phone calls, found out the campground will be closed for the next two years due to hurricane damage. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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