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Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
We loved this park, for its beautiful native vegetation and for the wonderful white sand beach. We stayed in the Gulf Breeze loop, but when we return we'll try for the Shady Pine section. The latter has wonderful shade and great vegetation. The boardwalk connecting the 2 campgrounds provides a beautiful walk. The beach is to die for...with few people on it. This is a quiet and sane section of the Florida coast.....about the best we've seen. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $27.00
St Joe State Park has one of the most beautiful beaches we've seen so far on this trip. Beautiful shoreline with sand dunes that seem to stretch for miles. The campground itself was good. The sites were of various sizes and ours was one of the narrower. We couldn't put out our awning because of the trees. There are two loops and we definitely preferred the one we were in. The other loop seemed to be more crowded. Nice biking and hiking. Would definitely stay again. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Quite a drive to town.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Nice level concrete pads. Water and electric fine. Clean nice showers and restrooms. Lot was only a 100' walk to beach boardwalk. Palms shaded the site in the late afternoon. A real nice park. Beach was white sand but had quite a bit of seaweed piles and water was cloudier than Panama City. Was clear enough we saw a stingray on the bottom just several feet from the edge. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $27.00
This state park is at the end of the peninsula situated between the bay and the gulf. It is one of the most beautiful state parks we've ever stayed in. We camped in the Shady Pines loop. There is enough room between sites to offer some privacy. As the name suggests, there are lots of pines and other vegetation. And lots of no-see-ums mostly in the evening. A little bug spray took care of that problem. We also encountered several of the beach mice/rats. Hopefully we didn't carry any of them with us when we left. We were parked just near the beach access which was really convenient. You can't see the beach from the RV sites due to the high dunes. It is such a serene and quiet beach. Very uncrowded. We would consider staying here again in cooler weather. With 30 amp we could only run one A/C and it got pretty hot. I do caution large RVs as far as the roads. They are very narrow with lots of trees and, unfortunately, vehicles jutting out of some sites. I had to guide my husband through several twists and turns. The hardest part was parking the motorhome as we had to maneuver to avoid trees. We also blocked other vehicles from passing until we were situated because there is no room to pull over. The park ranger even questioned whether we would be able to get into the site. But we did! BTW all the park rangers were very friendly and helpful. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $24.00
The other recent reviews are spot on but failed to mention the Gulf Breeze campground. We reserved a spot here since it is closer to the beach; however, we found our site to be extremely close to both our neighbors. Most of the sites at Gulf Breeze are very close with little or no vegetation in between so we moved over to Shady Pines for our second night. Most of the Shady Pines sites are spaced some distance apart and the walk to the beach is not much further than Gulf Breeze. Some of the Shady Pines sites have concrete pads but none were available during our stay. We did see numerous "Beach Mice" (I believe they're actually Cotton Rats) and I have read where they will bite campers so beware. Noseeums made for an uncomfortable stay. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
Love this place. Sites are small but private, they keep lots of natural vegetation between sites so once you back in and it may time some time and friendly neighbors you really feel like you are on a private island in FL. Boardwalks along the ocean, great for biking and walking. Bayside and gulf swimming and kayaking. A mini dump station in center of loop for sewage totes., it was so much quicker. Great bird watching and miles of pristine beach. You only share this will fellow campers and there is plenty for everyone. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $24.00
Beautiful "Old Florida" campground with great location on peninsula, not close to big city, which we love. Easy biking and hiking trails, walk to bay side or the Gulf. Lots of shells on beach, try the Wilderness Trail on north side past campgrounds for a hike. Nuisance: large pesky raccoons visited our site each night, bird droppings from purple berries in palm trees make a mess of the camper. We will visit again and try for a Gulf side site. And we were in Shady Pine Loop so plenty of vegetation between sites for privacy. Clean bathhouse kept very clean and showers were great. Rangers very knowledgable about area, and knew how to navigate the Reserve America site to adjust our length of stay. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $20.00
Stayed in a 40' RV. Several sites large enough for large RV's you just need to use website to find them. Camped with two large dogs and found plenty of places to walk dogs. Cant take dogs on the beach within the park; however, just prior to entering park there is a public park (county I think) that allows dogs on the beach. Great biking and kayaking. Make sure to bring enough food and beverage. It is not near much in the way of grocery stores. The small store on Cape Blas Road does a nice job of stocking some basics long with beer and wine at fair prices. Only 30 amp but that was plenty in cooler season for us. Would camp here again. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $24.00
Newly remodeled showers and restrooms. Concrete site was very, very nice. People were super friendly. Beach was about 25 yards from my site. Beach is stunning. I will definitely go back. I have posted pictures on Facebook of the showers and the site. Just one of the best I have ever been at. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $28.00
Nice older State Park. Made for tents and smaller RVs. We managed to go around both campgrounds with a 40' Motorhome, but it is definitely not recommended. Narrow curvy road between trees and bushes. Phone reception ok, Verizon aircard reception spotty at best (no 3/4G). Beautiful Gulf beaches only a few hundred feet away. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $24.00
Awesome view, great fishing, horrible bugs! This is my husband’s favorite park. He spent days fishing from the beach and catch Whiting all day long (50-60 each day). I like it but the No-see-ums are vicious when the wind is not blowing. There are two camping loops. We camped in Gulf Breeze site 51; we were 10 steps from the beach. The site has no shade, small lots and no barriers between the next sites. Its also an older campground in that most of the “snowbirds” stay in this campground throughout the winter. But the fact that we fell asleep each night listening to the waves made it worth it. The other campground is Shady Pines. Its younger, more tents, more trees, more shade, further from the beach but more secluded. From our drive by, it looks like the best sites are 90, 88 and 91. We will try Shady Pines on our next trip. Hike the Wilderness Preserve 14 mile trail but you will need a permit since only 20 people a day are allowed into that section of the park. Also take some time about an hour before sunset to look for the deer. They are everywhere. Overall, the scenery is what makes this park. The bug, however, are ruthless. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Tent Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $28.00
We spent a week in the Gulf Breeze campground in site #55, which backed up to one of the bath houses. Our site was concrete which was better than the loose sand that most sites were, but it was covered with berries from the palm trees which are easily tracked in if you're not very careful. The sites are packed very close together with very little privacy. We had the advantage of a walkway to the bath house on one side but we had to listen to a full day of weed whackers and small brush hogs while they cleared out some of the overgrowth in that area. We were an easy walking distance from the beach which was great, and we could hear the surf from our site. We drove through Shady Pines campground and didn't find it any smaller or tighter to navigate than Gulf Breeze. Both campgrounds have varying sizes of sites with limited space for larger rigs so make sure you check the web site or call before selecting a site. Both campgrounds have narrow, winding roads with trees close to the road. There was one washer and dryer in the bath house behind our site and loads were $2.00 each to wash and dry! They worked fine but were covered in rust. The closest shopping is in Port St. Joe which is 25 miles one way. Our week here was okay but due to the private park feel with small sites and no privacy, I doubt we'll return. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $27.00
If you are looking for a pristine beach without houses, condos, golf courses, water slides, etc., this is the place. The park is on a peninsula with the bay on one side and the Gulf on the other. We stayed in the first campground you come to, Gulf Breeze. We had plenty of shade, but not all sites have shade. This seemed to be where most of the motorhomes were. The other loop,Shady Pine, is a bit tighter and might be tough to get a larger rig in but has lots of shade. There are 2 shower houses in both loops. Sea Breeze is the one with the newer shower with great pressure and lots of hot water., which during the summer may not be desirable. Verizon MiFi worked OK on anther provider's network. If you took a walk over by the bay side. Verizon MiFi worked great and there was the bonus of being able to feed the no seeums. The roads were paved, but the sites were packed sand/shells. They have a senior rate for Florida residents, and military, and handicapped discount. Our price reflects taxes, actually $26.46/night. You should be well provisioned when you come here because outside of a couple of Jiffy Marts the closest stores are about 25 miles way. This is an outstanding place to go experience the Gulf Coast as it was before it all got developed. We took a 3 mile walk up the beach and there were no other human foot prints. There are a myriad of birds, deer and other wildlife. The bugs can be an issue when the wind stops, but there almost always seems to be a breeze. I can't recommend the park highly enough for the time we were there in January. Downside: sand, dew, and fog most nights. Upside: pristine beaches, great sunrise/sunsets, great birding, boating (motor or self propelled), sea shells, fishing, snorkeling on the bay. I could go on but you get the idea. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $24.00
Campsites were smaller than I expected and I had difficulty maneuvering my fifth wheel into the site. I did see some larger sites that may have better accommodated us though. The park has two loops – Gulf Breeze and Shady Pines. The two loops are not very close to each other. Gulf Breeze sites appeared to be generally larger and not packed as tightly as the Shady Pines loop but offer less shade. The children’s playground is at the picnic area in-between the two campgrounds and is not so near to either that you could send children off by themselves. Camp sites are level and include poles for a clothesline, picnic table, and fire ring but no BBQ grill. The Gulf Breeze campground has two bath houses – one old and one new. The showers in the old one are more open than the new one and are not cooled in any way. The new bath house is cooled and has more private shower accommodations. The newer bath house also has a clothes washer and dryer available. My only complaint about the showers was that they tended to get a lot of sand deposited in them from folks visiting the beach. The beach on the Gulf side is a short walk over the dunes where you can catch some beautiful sunsets. The park also includes a boat ramp and small marina area for boaters on the bay side of the peninsula. You can either leave your boat in the water or park it in the ample parking area. St Joseph Bay is clear water for swimming, snorkeling, scalloping (in season), or boating. We saw several small sea turtles in the bay. We had excellent AT&T cell phone coverage at the park. Park rangers and camp hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $25.00
We stayed in the Shady Pines park. The park is nice. We stayed in site 73. The site are small and on top of each other. The bathrooms were not clean. No air movement in them at all. Would have been nice to have some sort of fan in there to move the air. The site did have a lot of shade. The sites by the beach access are seem to be a little bigger and better. We camped at T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Quite a drive to town.smitty12 • January 2015
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