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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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38 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is on an outer bank island, surrounded by magnificent fine white sand beaches. Great place to swim in the surf. On loop C the trees were trimmed OK for our very tall coach. The sites just barely fit our long wheel base 45 foot coach. But they do fit. The area behind the tires must clear the concrete tire barrier. This is a great place for bicycles. The park is large with lots to see and a bike is just right for it. The roads are paved and level. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C41
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

To fit our 45 foot motorhome, we had to park our tow vehicle in overflow parking. The overflow parking was pretty close.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful beach on the gulf and the bay, great trails and a cool old fort. Site was spacious and shaded. Store was closed. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Love, love, love this park. We have been here 5 times over the years. Quiet, close to pristine beaches, and family friendly. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tips for other Campers:

The camp store was closed during spring break which was a bit of a hassle since we don't have a toad so couldn't go into town to get supplies. In spite of the draw backs this is the perfect beach campground. It is very relaxing to just sit on the gorgeous beach and watch the ocean all day long. Was not bored at all. We will definitely stay here any chance we get.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This popular campground was full over the long Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend, and there was a 25 minute line to get into the park through the single entrance gate. There are 5 camping loops, and most (possibly all) have water and electric service. Sites are fairly close together, with sites on the outside of the loop a little more spacious. Location of campground is outstanding for nature or history lovers. The trails and beaches and the fort give a variety of things to do without leaving the park. There were plenty of over-the-air TV stations and our Verizon network worked well. The fee shown reflects a 50% senior pass discount. A dump station is provided in Loop A and likely other loops. We enjoy this park and will stay again when traveling in the area. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A-32
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The Florida National Scenic Trail passes by or through all campground loops and goes out to Fort Pickens and to southern Florida in the other direction. Bike friendly. Fort Pickens is interesting for history buffs, and the beaches and woods are excellent. Take whatever food and libations you like as there little in Pensacola Beach.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Park, sand lots, miles of pristine beach and ocean. Sites can be hard to negotiate so make sure you review the park map before choosing a site. Hint: the corners of the loops are easier to get into with a motorhome. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A-A09
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

It is eight miles into the island stores and 12 miles with a one dollar toll into Pensacola for decent grocery shopping. Hint: buy booze before arriving as it is very expensive there.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

I rated this a 9 because on one side of the campground you have the Pensacola Bay and across the street you have the pristine beach and ocean which is relatively free of people. Bring your bikes, kayaks and fishing gear. We preferred loop E as had more open space than loop A. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Camp store in walking distance but advis you to bring inenough groceries so you don't have to drive out of area.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The location is absolutely beautiful. Even though it was very crowded, it wasn't overly loud. Nice bike ride to Fort Pickens but quite a distance (about 5 miles) to Pensacola Beach and about 40 minutes (by car) to the mainland. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D10
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground! You can walk to the beautiful beach plus many hiking trails. The actual Fort Pickens is about 2 miles from the campground, but highly recommend you check it out. Very cool!! Only negative was the National Parks fee is not included in the camping fee. $15 extra if you don't have a National Park pass. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Very close to Pensacola NAS. Sometimes the Blue Angels practice right off the Beach!

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean park, the only problem is they don't have a beach set aside as a dog beach. There is a dog area as you enter the park but that is over 5 miles away. Clean restrooms. Clean showers. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Good Verizon, and good over the air TV. Restrooms and showers were spotless. Plenty of room between sites and campground kept clean.
Road in can flood during heavy rain and is about 20 minute drive back into town for groceries so best to stock up before you go to campground although there is a small store near campground it is a bit pricey. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E058
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Navy museum. Try to schedule during Blue Angels practice check their website for times.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground, part of the Fort Pickens area in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is large with 5 loops. Our site in Loop A was paved and level, and partially shaded. The barrier island that is the national seashore in this area is very narrow and low, so it's common to see water in the road and parking lots from rain, plus white sand blowing across the road. We stopped here to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola NAS. There is no wi-fi but our Verizon card worked well and there were plenty of over-the-air TV stations. Sites had electric and water. The campground is reached by crossing two bridges from the mainland through Gulf Breeze and then to Pensacola Beach. This is the second time we've come here and would likely return in the future. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Naval Aviation Museum on Pensacola NAS is simply outstanding, and is a must-see. The 150+ aircraft on display are all in museum-quality condition. Allow a full day to visit this museum; admission is free.

The National Cemetery on Pensacola NAS is also worth a visit to reflect on the many service people who have served our country.

Fort Pickens has an interesting history over the centuries and is definitely worth a visit.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in the A loop were many sites are not level. Our rear tires needed six blocks under them and we needed to stay forward in the site to avoid the worst part of the slope. The site, 37, was right where the dump station exits. Also, in order to dump we needed to loop back around, that turn is very tight. But we had good beach access, Verizon cell and broadband both excellent and good TV via batwing. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A037
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Peg Leg Pete's has daily M - F happy hour on draft beer from 3 - 6. Wednesday they have 69 cent oysters. Also very good Grouper.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 15

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

We loved this park! Neat and clean, plus friendly neighbors. The site was large and easy to back into. The roads in the loop are paved and can get a bit tight, and a couple of branches had started to hang a little low, but we cleared them. A lot of the shaded sites, we could never have gotten into, due to low branches. We forgot to check the restrooms, and never used them. Easy drive to Fort Pickens and enjoyed a day there, a lot of history! The beaches are amazing!! The water was awesome blue! We were in loop A, which has fewer sites than the other loops. Most sights were taken throughout the week. There seemed to be more available sites in the other loops. The camp store was nearly out of ice on Monday afternoon, there were only 2-3 bags of ice left, but was restocked later in the week. Rangers were very helpful at check-in. Can't say enough nice things about this park! We can hardly wait to go back! We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Cost based on Disabled rate. Roads into the campground are paved. Campsite paved, but not very long and about 2 inches above ground level (C38). There is not much shade in Loop C. If we return, we would try to get into Loop A. However, the new bath house in Loop E, is wonderful!!! If you go to shower late in the day, you would likely find the showers extremely sandy. We learned to go at noon, right after cleaning. The water pressure was good and there was hot weather. It was difficult to determine exactly when the showers would be cleaned, however. There are signs up, but that doesn't mean that the shower house would be cleaned earlier or later than listed. The campground hosts were the most unfriendly we have run across to date. When seeking their help, shoulders would be shrugged and they would go on with what they were doing prior to our questions. Although, the drive into the campground from the front gate is about 6 miles, be prepared to drive 20 miles per hour back to the campground. This is due to the nesting birds in the area. There is a nice camp store and a laundry with two washers and two dryers that cost $2.00 each to use. The Fort is a great place to visit and learn more about Geronimo's capture and escapee. If in this area, we would stay here again. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was highly recommended to us and on the drive in, we thought we were in heaven, beautiful beaches just lovely. The staff member was not very friendly and scoffed when I asked if they might have had any cancellations in Loop A (we've been quite lucky in scoring great spots because someone else canceled). We were in Loop E. We have traveled from California and love all the state parks but this was sorely disappointing. The campsites are just back-ins on the lawn, all on top of one another and really nothing special. The showers were a flooded mess, probably because the shower head (not adjustable) shoots beyond the shower pan. We really wanted to like this, but didn't. We camped at Fort Pickens Campground in a Motorhome.

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