Saint George Island, Florida

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Saint George Island, Florida



Saint George Island, Florida
Phone: (850) 927-2111

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $28 6/2015

Latitude: 29.7216425567554
Longitude: -84.7422656578523

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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 yes
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • 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 ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • 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 no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • 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

Review Details

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58 Reviews

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MOJOTANGO

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
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We were lucky to get any spot here at all even with 4 months in advance reservations. Let me SCREAM that you will have no cell service at all here let alone Wi-Fi! No phone calls in or out are going to happen. Our host in our section was a bit on the rude side but he was leaving in July. $3 for a bag of ice and $5 for firewood. Not too bad but you can get ice in town for cheaper and bigger bag too! It rained the entire time we were here so that was a bummer for us! Tons and tons water activities but not much else. Before you cross the bridge over check out the estuary it was awesome. Pets are welcomed at most restaurants they have water dishes everywhere! Roads in camping section are narrow but enough to get through. HUGE issue we had was that bathhouses are not air conditioned (lights on timers so some showers were in the dark a bit) once you are done you need another shower! Recycling sections were awesome! Beaches were awesome and not crowded multiple access points. Campground is at far end of the park, nearly 5 miles from the front gate. No sewers at sites; must use dump stations. Park was exceptionally clean too. There is a Piggly Wiggly Express on the island just after you cross the bridge. Get groceries before you cross the bridge! We ate the Peach Pit and the pizza place (sorry can't remember the name). It was pretty yummy. We are not really big beach people and probably would not go back to this location but highly recommend it to those who do lots of water craft activities. Gorgeous area! Water was always perfect and white sandy beaches as well. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Subway is only chain restaurant on island others are all local. There are a couple of beach shops for beach apparel and sand buckets and souvenirs. Funny big red chair is a must see and photo op!

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VtLee

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $38.00
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We loved this park. The only thing to watch for is which site you are on as some are not as private as the others. We were on site 57 which is close to the beach and private. Our AT&T service was marginal but allowed us to use email. Bring your bikes as it is a great place for riding. If you want to kayak, make sure that you know when the tide is going to be low as there is not much water on the bay side near the boat ramp. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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gfarmcafe

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $24.00
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Camped here first week of February, 2015 and was very satisfied with everything we found there. Good sized sites and easy placement of trailer. Water and electric connections were modern and easy to hook-up. Beautiful beaches and trails. Shopping is 4 miles away so get essentials before heading to the state park. We'll be back! We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Nature walks are close and shelling along the beaches. Sightseeing and wonderful oyster bars can be found in Apalachicola.

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Free

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $26.00
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We were staying in an RV park in Eastpoint, and decided to check out the RV park on Saint George Island. The ranger at the guard house was brusque almost to the point of being rude. When we asked if we could drive in and see the campground, he said we would have to pay the entrance fee. When we insisted that we just wanted to look around to determine if we wanted to relocate, he relented and gave us a 30 minute time stamped pass. He said that gives you 10 minutes to get to the campground at the speed limit, 10 minutes to drive the campground loop, and 10 minutes to get back. If we weren't back in 30 minutes, he would charge the entrance fee. Gentlemen start your engines! You must be kidding me ... are they trying to discourage prospective campers? In any case, we kept a tight watch on the clock and made the loop without hesitating. It takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r to get to the campground. If you plan on going and staying at the campground for a week, no problem. But if you are coming in and out, it is impossibly slow. The campground itself is a mishmash of oddly placed and mostly small sites. It is supposed to be big rig friendly but personally I disagree. The entire campground is in the woods so if you want to see water you must take a short hike. There have been many positive comments regarding the beach (which we didn't have time to see given our 30 minute window), so hopefully that would make up for all the downsides. BTW - with good time management we made it back in 30 minutes! We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Diane Ameter

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
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My husband and I loved staying at this Florida State Park for many reasons. The 9 miles of a beautiful, secluded beach with many large shells, the bathroom and shower facilities at the campground but especially because they offered a 'Beach Scoot' (electric vehicle) for free to drive on the beach for handicapped or people with a disability. I am recovering from an open femur fracture and it gave me a wonderful opportunity to experience the beach with my husband. The park also offers beach wheelchairs with large tires. The weather was beautiful so that obviously helped us enjoy our stay. It is very important to come well stocked with food and clean clothes because the park is very isolated and doesn't have laundry facilities. Check the forecast before you go because there isn't much to do if it rains. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This would be a great place to bring your bike to ride on the 9 miles of beach.

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Chippy

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
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This campground is a virtual treasure that one should experience. The park is huge and the campgrounds are shady and comfortable. The bathroom and shower facilities are very clean. The best part is the beach. Regardless of how busy the campground is, the beach appears nearly empty and gives the impression of being a private beach. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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John WD Smith

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
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Large back in site with electricity and water. Great location on the gulf with beautiful, empty beaches nearby. Bugs were a pest. Nice open areas, friendly staff, TV antenna was good, no Wi-Fi. Recommend it. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User3125

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $24.00
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We stayed here for 4 nights in October. The campground was almost full, but it was very quiet. The sites all appeared to be level and clean. We were a little disappointed that the site we had was made of coarse gravel and shells which made walking on it rather difficult. All the sites had vegetation which gave them some privacy. Some more than others. It is a basic campground with water and electric, but now sewer. There is a dump site, but if you are staying awhile you need to find a way to dump your tanks occasionally. There was two volunteer camp hosts there. They were there to help you find you site if necessary, sell ice and firewood and clean the sites when empty. They were also a good source of information about the island. There were a couple of hiking trails leading to the bay side of the island and to the primitive camping area. They were well maintained and easy to follow. The only problem was the mosquitos. The parks dept. sprayed two times a week but it didn't seem to help. The ocean side beach is about a quarter of a mile walk from the campground, or you can drive to other beach access areas if you wanted. The beach is beautiful white sand. There is 9 miles of beach with the first 4-5 miles having beach access by boardwalks through the dunes. The last few miles of beach to the Eastern end of the island is accessible through a locked gate for a fee or by hiking the beach. We hiked about a mile down the beach and were almost totally alone, with only a couple of people walking by. Overall we really enjoyed our time there and will return when we get the chance. If we stay longer then this trip we will have to get a portable dump tank. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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K & S

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
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This was our 3rd time camping here, and really loved it. It is among many pine trees, natural dunes, and hardwoods, with each campsite screened for privacy with lots of foliage; It was a quiet campground, with wonderful camp hosts and maintenance staff. They kept the bathhouses (2) clean everyday, and always had hot water for showers. Bathhouses are not air conditioned but ok for what you use them for. We camped here in 30 ft. TT, had plenty of room for slide out, awning, and to park our truck, plus room for one more vehicle. We used the dump station once, and it was working properly. Also, garbage dumpsters were conveniently located at front of campground, near dump station. Would have been nice to have one at back of campground, but realize it would be an inconvenience for the big trucks to maneuver down the campground roads, plus a bit noisy, in wee hours of the morning. Reserving campsite was easy. Always check size of the site, to allow room for your rig, and vehicles. Campground is about 1/4 mile from Gulf/beach. Easy bike ride or walk, if you are able. Beaches were sparsely populated, at this time of year (June) but, nice with pavilions, picnic tables and restrooms, too. It is a remote campground and about 4 miles or so to the front gate, and a little ways to St. George "town area". A great camping experience and will return. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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hehrb

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
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This state park was a surprise. It is located on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico. Half of the island is commercialized and the other half is the state park. You can easily walk from the campground to the beach. The grandkids loved it. There are several pavilions along the beach for use. The beach was beautiful, very similar to the other beachs of north florida. Campground was well maintained with clean restrooms. No seeums around but that is florida. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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it was getting late

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $22.00
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Wow, what a blast at St. George Island State Park. Super quiet and close access to a beautiful white sandy beach. The campground host was a kind gentlemen. He told me all about the park and the Native Americans that roamed the shores. He even gave me a sand dollar!! Of all the beaches I have walked, this beach beats them all...miles and miles of white, smooth sand. The only bummer was I could not take my dog on the beach, but it still was a wonderful time there. Thanks SGISP. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Boondockdad

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $38.00
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Spacious sites. Good privacy. The island beaches are wonderful. The state park is beautiful. Loads of aquatic life and birds. Swimming, shelling, birding, fishing, canoeing, sunbathing, hiking, biking. Mostly snowbirds, families. We were there during spring break, and it was very quiet. A real hidden gem. The bad: the campground itself has a serious bug problem. I guess Florida park system doesn't bother investing in LP bug harvesters because the place is always booked solid. Bring heavy-duty bug repellent--you'll need it. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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PegL

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $26.00
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This was our second two week stay here and we anticipate coming back every year. The campground is very isolated, but that's part of the appeal. It's a 4 mile drive to the campground from the gate. There are 9 miles of state park beach to explore and almost as much bay side shores as well. This is a very popular campground so unless you only want one or two nights at most, reservations are strongly suggested. The sites are spacious and well separated. The Gulf side sites are larger than the Bay side so are better suited for larger rigs, although there are a few sites on the bay side that can accommodate a large rig. There are several ADA sites which are all concrete and the two bathhouses are well situated. Come prepared with plenty of provisions and your laundry caught up! There are two tiny grocery stores on the island at this time (one is for sale) but they are very limited and quite expensive. The next closest grocery shopping is Apalachicola, which is about 9 miles away. There are no decent laundry facilities in the area. None in Apalachicola and the one in Eastpoint is so dirty that even if over half their machines hadn't been out of order, I wouldn't have washed rugs in the remaining ones! There are a few restaurants on the island and a few gift shops. The Lighthouse and museum are interesting. Our only complaint during our stay was the lack of information or notification of a tornado warning while we were there. Our smart phones alerted us but the rangers and hosts did nothing to make sure campers were aware of the danger. There should be better training of hosts and information included in camping literature for what to do. Considering there were 100 mph winds clocked on the bridge and the bridge was closed during the passing storm, it would have been good to know exactly the safest course of action. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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slb

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

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $24.00
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Nice, quiet, clean state park close to the beach and bay. Sites are spacious and well kept. The beach is close enough to walk to and the bay area is great for kayaking, especially if you enjoy seeing dolphins while paddling. The island doesn't have a lot to offer, but the campground is worth a stop. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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snabo

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $24.00
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Nice park. Great beaches nearby. Quiet walks and great biking is available. We've camped here several times. Since we experienced near-misses by two tornadoes in 24 hours, a weather issue that the park cannot control or predict, we were concerned about the lack of facilities which would provide safe haven under such circumstances. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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