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Saint George Island, Florida

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

Saint George Island, Florida


1900 E Gulf Beach Dr
Saint George Island, Florida 32328
Phone: (850) 927-2111

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $26 2/2017

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Latitude: 29.721642556755
Longitude: -84.742265657852
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

64 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our favorite park in Florida. Sites are well spaced among large pine trees. Easy walking access to the bay and to the gulf where there are miles if pristine sand beaches. Facilities were clean. Plenty of hot water for showers. Limited recycling. Lots of birds singing and calling in morning and at dusk. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bike path from the park goes into "town". Doug's yellow seafood truck had excellent choices. We enjoyed the Blue Parrott restaurant. Our friends really liked Paddys for lunch. We love Up the Creek RW Bar in Apalachicola.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 24

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

If you took this campground out of it's location, it would be a nice, clean campground with a slightly better than average rating. Put it back on St. George Island and it's a real winner, especially for a winter camping location. The Island is 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide, with the Gulf on one side and the Bay on the other. Lots of hiking trails. The State Park itself occupies the whole Eastern end of the Island, so you are well separated from any commercial development. There are a couple of small grocery stores out of the park for necessities, but the prices are high. There is fuel (gas and diesel) available on the Island. Great long, isolated beaches are available for the State Park campers and visitors on the Gulf side, about 1/4 mile from the CG. Sites are generally flat, but not necessarily level. Fairly good privacy between sites, and most sites are long enough for a long rig. My favorite sites are 46, 45, 42, 40, 38, 30-34, 50, 1-3, 55 (not in order of preference). Verizon coverage = 2/5, OTA TV=3 major nets, satellite reception is easy. Park staff was very accommodating and friendly. Saw a small (24") alligator in the pond next to the dump station! Good dump station with a threaded hose for black tank inlet. This is a great location for a winter trip, but I suspect it may be more of a challenge in hot weather because of the mosquitoes; also, there are no air conditioners in the bathrooms (hot, humid showers). Firewood and ice are sold at the campground in the afternoon - convenient. There are several seafood restaurants/bars in the developed area of the Island, prices run a little high. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

We ate at Harry-As, restaurant/bar just off the main road as you come in, beside the small grocery store. It's as close to a "locals" place as you can get on the Island. Pretty good, fresh seafood. Prices were fair.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We normally stay the winter about an hour drive from this park and often came here on day trips. This time we checked reservations we were delighted to find one space. So we stayed one night on your way to our winter stop. This is a gorgeous spot. Sand beaches that run for miles are a reasonable walk away. There is a lovely long trail you can walk your dogs on. The sand dunes are spectacular, some as tall as a three story building. (You aren't allowed on them.) And there was an abundance of wildlife. The showers and other facilities were spotless and it was the first place that was entirely wheelchair friendly I have ever seen, including the ramp down to the beach. I wish we could have stayed on longer! The only downer is it is a wild place and there are lots of biting bugs so bring spray. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The island is a tourist trap and the local stores charge a huge premium so stock up before you arrive. Also this place is very busy, immensely popular, and often fills up so a reservation is a must!

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Check the mosquito situation first! A week after a storm there was still standing water and, while it is posted that the county sprays weekly, you could NOT step out of your camper without being swarmed by ravenous mosquitoes. Even with heavy bug spray, it was inhabitable. After checking in the attendant said, "Hope you have bug spray because the mosquitoes are bad". A total understatement--so much that they should have given the option to adjust the stay. We planned a few nights but barely made until the next day. Even walking the dog was a nightmare for us...and our dog. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

While the mosquitoes might be less in winter months, even in September the grounds were swarmed. Call first to check on the condition. And, I would encourage the State of Florida to put a warning on their website too.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 10 days in this park and will return. The shower room was extremely clean, the playground well maintained, staff was helpful and the beach was awesome! The only negatives are b/c it's a state park there's no internet, cable TV (we brought our DISH) and cell phone coverage (we have AT&T) was spotty. For the most part we had the beach to ourselves most of the time; the water was clear, the surf mild enough for our 2 yr old grandson to enjoy, we saw dolphins and I found some cool shells. There's plenty of foliage between sites so it feels private. We did encounter some biting flies and mosquitos so if you have a screen room it'll be a godsend in the evenings. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a total of 11 nights. Our campsite was #42 and it was great. Semi- private site with shade. This park offers a beautiful get-a-way with great beach access without the crowds of more public beaches. The shower houses were clean, but hot! Bring plenty of bug spray. We HIGHLY recommend this campground if you are looking for a vacation without all the congestion of other campgrounds. We had water and electric but no sewer hookups. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Campground hosts sell ice for $3 a bag. That is a great price compared to other places on the island. Get your food before you come to the park on the mainland. It will be much cheaper. Next time we will buy our food in Dothan, AL.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

On Gulf barrier island near Eastpoint, FL. Isolated. No nearby gas or groceries. Campground hosts sell ice and firewood. Verizon cell signal was adequate. Water & electric only. No pets on beaches, but okay on hiking trails. Plenty of hiking and biking trails. Sites separated by vegetation offer some privacy. Sites are concrete for disabled or gravel or sand. Picnic tables and fire ring. Gate locked sunset to 8am. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48 and 49
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 154
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 32

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Sand, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

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

Large sites, so close to the beach..wonderful place. WIll come back for sure! We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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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