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

     


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

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $24 2/2015


Latitude: 29.7216425567554
Longitude: -84.7422656578523

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

56 Reviews

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gfarmcafe

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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.

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: 90
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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: 3

Date of Stay: - $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: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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hehrb

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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K & S

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

Date of Stay: - $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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it was getting late

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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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slb

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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PegL

Review Count: 99
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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pumper9x9

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $26.00
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This is a great campground. We showed up without reservations and got a great site but I wouldn't count on that with out checking the reservations site. The roads are paved and most of the sites are level sand but there's about 6 or 8 that are concrete pads. The power is clean and there's plenty of room to maneuver with a big rig. You about two dunes back from the beach so you are sheltered from the wind. The bathrooms and showers were spotless and I'd rate the shower a B+. You should come fully stocked because supplies are a ways off. There's great hiking, biking, and beaching. Verizon MiFi works well but can be a bit slow at high traffic times. I'd go back again. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Ellanora

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

Date of Stay: - $22.00
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This is an outstanding state park with a wonderful campground. Beach is pristine soft sand with plenty of access points and parking lots. Great hiking trail from the campground about 1.5 miles one way. Campground has two bathhouses, ours was exceptionally clean. Showers have plenty of hot water; shower head gives plenty of water though pressure is very light. Many large, private sites with plenty of shade. Also nice playground, though there is a fantastic playground outside the park near the lighthouse. Campfire rings have pull over grill top. Gravel. Do take bug spray. Very nice rangers and campground hosts. Whole week stay was easy, relaxing, fun. There are two grocery stores with essentials plus some on the island, or drive 25 minutes to Apalachicola to two larger grocery stores (though still not huge.) Less than that to laundry facilities in Eastpoint. Great restaurants on the island and in Apalachicola. We camped at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

    Diane AmeterFebruary 2015
  • Nature walks are close and shelling along the beaches. Sightseeing and wonderful oyster bars can be found in Apalachicola.

    gfarmcafeFebruary 2015

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