15 Parks near Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
613 S Co Hwy 393 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 (map) | (850) 208-3114
Sites: 16 | 0 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $42.00
My family and I stayed at Topsail for 7 days. I don't think you can beat this price per night for a very nice campground that has access to absolutely beautiful beaches. We had a concrete pad back-in site (36) with full hookups and beautiful trees and foliage around us. The pool was about a minute away and very clean. This is a Florida State park that is run in a large part by camper volunteers from all over the states. My wife and I found that out by talking to a volunteer in the camp store from Tennessee who was very nice and gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to see. The beach was about a half mile from our camp site that we chose to ride to on our bikes. The path is paved and mostly level (some small hills). There is also a shuttle (a pickup pulling several open air cars) that will take you from a pickup point in the campground to a drop-off point near a boardwalk path to the beach. I think it ran every 20 minutes or so. They allow you to bring beach items with you (umbrellas, etc) and will help you load them onto and off of the shuttle. The campground is just off of 30A and is quiet, well maintained, and clean. While the interior roads are somewhat narrow inside the various camping "loops", they were easily navigated by my 36' travel trailer. There were no fire rings at our site or any around us that we saw. Of note, I had a trailer related problem that I needed assistance with and found 4 different RV repair companies that provided onsite service that were listed in the campground map ads provided by Topsail. Very nice and convenient! We would definitely stay here again. - HighCountry_trio
Aug 2016 - $42.00
There are 2 sections to the campground: old and new. The old loop varies the most. Sites very private, and shaded to sites on top of each other or no shade. The newer section is laid out in an orderly pattern and overall has more privacy and more vegetation. Seems as though most prefer the newer section. The older section has some sites (especially the lower numbers like 1-20) that are part of the main entrance to the campground. These don't seem to be the most desirable.
All sites have full hookups. The pads are concrete or gravel. The gravel sites are new and are replacing the broken and heaved concrete on many sites.
The older section has a smaller bath building with 2 showers each side. It's doesn't seem to have AC. It's ok, but needs more place for items in shower. The newer section bath building is bigger, newer and has AC with several showers.
The camp store has some groceries, rentals for beach or lake gear and lots of info.
Highly recommend a convenient way to get your gear to the beach. (Wagon or cargo trailer). The campground is about a half mile from the beach. You can take the tram and all your gear, ride a bike, or walk.
Your parking permit will include a code for entry to the park after hours.
Be prepared for random thundershowers. We know better but left our awning out on a day no rain was forecast. Enjoyed full sun in Destin only to return to find Topsail had a torrential downpour with wind while we were gone. Took part of our awning out of its slot. Another camper's awning was ripped half way off.
Laundry is $1.50 each wash and dry. Works well, no change machine
Campsite photos available online, reserve in advance for best campsite selection.
Travel on Hwy 98 is SLOW, but Walmart and Publix nearby.
Nice bike trail along 30A and paved trail to Campbell Lake in park. - MNJessieJ
Jun 2016 - $46.00
Checked in June 18th for a 12 day stay! We like the large sites, some are closer together than others but nice. Many are gravel and some concrete. Some pull they sites too! Pool is closed due to structural damage, haven't seen anyone working on it yet! Free Tram service to the beach every 30 minutes 9am to 7 pm daily. Also to Campbell Lake 3 times a day. Bathrooms older but clean. Large separate tent area. Full hookups on all sites, cable tv too. Shaded sites and full sun sites. We reserved almost a year in advance due to such high demand. Park is full all the time. Beach is great to spend time at and is the biggest attraction here. They have kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals, shuffle board courts too. Small dock on a pond for fishing and Campbell lake for canoe and kayak time. - LaMonte
Apr 2016 - $12.00
We stayed in the "old" loop. More rustic feeling, but still nice. Gravel loop vs asphalt of the other loop. More privacy and shade. Sites are level, shaded, sand. Six-18 have partial Western Lake view. Facilities are good, staff is great. Beautiful beach with a dune hiking trail. Plenty of asphalt for biking/jogging exercise. - GDoug
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Beautiful state park with lots of bike and hiking trails and short distance to private beach with beautiful white sands and a nice bathhouse. Small park, maybe 60 sites, no sewer in older loop. The newer loop has sewer hookups, but no shade at all. I would recommend the older loop since all sites are a short walk to the bathhouse and have nice shade. One washer and dryer is located outside bathhouse. A big lake between campground and beach is good for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and if the wind is good, kite surfing. Reserve well in advance. Would definitely stay here again. - Katceg
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Nice, quiet and clean. Beautiful beach! Bicycle to beach or town. Bike rentals available. Nice hiking trails. Note: pet friendly however, pets not allowed on the beach. Pets are allowed on trails. Stayed 1 week. Gravel sites in excellent condition. Nice staff. - Driftrs
Jun 2016 - $160.00
My site was 724, about 50 yards from the water's edge. Just what I was looking for. Thankfully the escort was great at getting me backed in. I left at 6 AM and it was tight for my 40 ft motor home with jeep in tow because all the pickups that were not parked on their site correctly. - sbrown
May 2016 - $115.00
As we arrived at Camp Gulf, we were met by a staff member to take us to our sight. The site was a little bit of a bugger to back our 35ft TT into, but the staff member stayed to help until we were in and unhitched. I would imagine that backing a decent sized trailer into these sites would have been very difficult for a novice. Camp Gulf is really two RV parks in one. We stayed in an upper park site which is good walk from the beach, but near pools, and the sites here are nicely spaced and most are shaded with trees. The sites below the casting lake (beach sites) are not shaded and very sandy, but very close to the beach, and look a little easier to back/pull into. I think if we come back, we will choose one of the further back beach sites to get best of both "parks". The staff seemed very polite and attentive to needs. They were very present and always riding thru on their golf carts, so if you needed help, it would only be a matter of minutes before someone was riding by. The bath houses are nice, consisting individual rooms with shower, toilet, sink, bench, and hooks to hang clothes, towel, etc. One of the only gripes I have about Camp Gulf, which is minor, is the lack of water pressure. It wasn't great at the campsite, and you had to flush the toilet in the bathhouses 2 or 3 times for all the toilet paper, and other residue to flush completely. I am undecided on the cost of our trip. On the surface, over $100 per night for a campsite seems insane, but on the flip-side if you were to rent a house or condo in the same area, you'd easily pay 3-4 times the amount. I do feel that you get a lot for what you pay for, but the value would be better if at a slightly lower price. Overall, my family loved our trip to Camp Gulf and we will likely return. - Scargile
Apr 2016 - $125.00
This park is perfect. Literally right on the beach if you want. The shower rooms are wonderful. The whole facility is just a good experience. I have seen pictures and have heard that they have added water slide now also. We will be returning in September for another stay. The only downside is it is a little expensive for a campground even being a destination campground. - like to camp
Jul 2016 - $90.00
We were only there for a couple of nights, but its a very well kept park. Nicely landscaped. Easy beach access and a good restaurant, the Surf Hut, an easy walk across the street. The sites are a bit tight, but manageable. Our Class A is 37 ft with 3 slides and it fit. Was able to extend all slides and the awning. The concrete pad was perfectly level! Only had to seat the jacks to stabilize the coach. Its a gated area, so felt pretty secure. Also had a nice swimming pool area for the guests. We would definitely stay there again if in the area. We did not have a toad, so can't answer those questions. Cable hook up was also provided. They also have WiFi, but we really weren't able to get it to hook up. Minor inconvenience for a couple of nights. - Harleyjt1
Apr 2016 - $80.00
Wonderful park with easy beach access. We've VRBO both Miramar and Seaside for the last 5 years with our family spring break. With the kids off in college this year we decided to sneak down for an adult spring break. What a great time. Surrounded by Prevost, Newmar, Entegra, Super C's and the finest 5th wheel rigs we were a little out of our league with a 33' keystone. No matter, everyone was very helpful with our late arrival in a pouring rain. This property is managed by the same family that owns Days Inn next door. This group also owns beach frontage just left of the Surf Hut allowing for private access and a discount on chair and umbrella rentals. We soon learned drive over and park in the Surf Hut parking lot next to the private entrance. 10 steps up and 10 steps down to a rented chair and enjoy a cold drink and powder sand. Seriously, 10/10. - GoDawgs
Dec 2015 - $57.00
Very nice small, quite park. Great location. Site was a little small for 43 ft. motorhome, but worked. Lots of landscaping on sites gives lots of privacy, but makes it inconvenient for door access on motorhomes. I have satellite dish and had no problem with reception. Excellent cable and WiFi. - Tom 573
Apr 2016 - $70.00
In my opinion, it's the best park in the area if you have dogs and want to go to the beach. Since dogs are not allowed on the beach, then at least you are near by and can check on them regularly. Another park is nearer to the beach, but has a limit if 22 or 23 feet max. in their park. Good hookup pedestal. Allowed pens outside for the dogs. Beware: nasty little dog in the office that ran out to attack my dog while I was standing outside waiting for my husband. - beach89bum
Jan 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here three nights and chose the park because it offered Passport America rates. At $60 a night rack rate, it would have seemed too expensive, since it offered no resort facilities; e.g. a pool, hot tub, clubhouse, etc. The park was immaculate, sites were perfectly level, staff professional and friendly. A good location for tourism in Destin and surrounds. It was so clean, I wanted to be outdoors most of the time. - MissMyGolden
Jul 2015 - $65.00
Very friendly, helpful staff. Level concrete pad with ample room. Clean and well maintained. Quiet and peaceful, close to beach, but away from traffic. Good access from highway and within park. Would stay here again. - MSTraveler
Sep 2016 - $45.00
I moved to this park getting away from a Tropical Storm and this is a super park. Clean, excellent staff, and the best WiFi I have ever experienced in ANY rv park. It was rock solid and plenty fast enough. I was on site 95 which is one of their brand new ones. They said I was the first to use this new site. - edatlanta
Jul 2016 - $35.00
1st impression this used to be a fishing camp. Located on a canal with boat launch that opens to the Bay. A screened pool is the only on-site family activity, although there is a Community Room. RV sites are mixed with "tiny homes" that are privately owned and rented out. As the park expands more tiny homes are being built, sold, rented. This means there was construction noise from heavy equipment during our stay. Our site was concrete, level, in good repair, long enough for 35'MH plus toad. Had picnic table, BBQ grill. Good water pressure, 50amp elect, sewer hook up, trash pick-up at your site. If you have a vehicle other than your RV, this park is well located with access to Sandestin and shops/restaurants. Without a vehicle, plan on eating in your RV and playing board games if you don't have a boat and a pool doesn't interest you. We'd go back for short stay under a week. - Rick2804
Apr 2016 - $24.00
Rate based on month stay. Wonderful park - live oaks and Spanish moss.
Best Wi-Fi we have ever found in 11 years of rving .
Very friendly staff who are always busy cleaning, picking up trash or doing something. They never seem to stop.
Nice sized sites - plenty of room for our slides on both sides.
Planning on coming back next year for another month. - justbob47
Mar 2013 - $20.00
Fantastic park with big open sites and a view of the bay. Can walk right down to the beach from the RV for a little beach combing. However, I would not recommend swimming in the bay. While each RV site did not have its own fire ring, there were numerous fire rings near the beach. There is a decent newer playground. Bathrooms/showers were clean and adequate. Very close to Destin--just cross the bridge (cost $3 each way). Would stay here again. - Cap'n G
Apr 2010 - $20.00
Sites are far enough apart that you don't feel like you're camping right on the next guy. All sites are mostly shaded and some are fully shaded. Nice view of the lake. There is some highway noise from the bay bridge. Cable TV was very poor reception on our site. Most of the time the picture was unwatchable. Not a big problem as we were not here to watch TV, but it would have been nice to get reliable news. We eventually quit trying to depend on a cable picture and switched over to OTA TV. WiFi was slow but reliable. Bathroom/shower house was very clean but somewhat dated with some worn flooring. - Wadcutter
Oct 2007 - $18.00
We have stayed at this site a couple of times. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice and clean bathrooms. Sites are fairly roomy and have a nice view of the bay. Destin right across the Mid-Bay bridge. However, this is a toll-bridge. The sites do not have fire-rings. There are several community fire-rings along the bay. Lots of long-term campers. A lot of the sites are in poor condition. Most of the sites patio covers and grill are severely rusted. Also, the sites we were given had ruts, exposed roots and were not very level. Lastly, the Mid-Bay Bridge can be noisy. - Yoshi
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Our favorite campground in the Fl Panhandle. Sites are large and well landscaped. Very private. When in this SP you feel very secluded yet you're right in the middle of everything Destin has. Lots of room to walk the dogs, private beach on the Gulf. - theSkycop
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Wonderful long, pull through site, although a little un-level. We had a mess up with Reserve America (our mistake--always check your reservation dates carefully--we didn't), so only able to stay one night. Rangers were very helpful giving a list of all other nearby parks with telephone numbers and called another state park for us. Hey, its February, everything is booked. Very private, large site with patio area with trees and bushes between the next site. Paved walkway right to the beautiful, white sand beach. Utilities worked fine, although no sewer at site, handy dump station on the way out. We would stay again. - starwind
Feb 2016 - $30.00
What a nice state park and campground. Our only regret was having just 4 nights booked. We would stay again or live here if we could. Sites are great with plenty of room and a private feeling. We found the walk to the beach to be enjoyable and an opportunity to enjoy nature.
The bath and showers were very clean. There are laundry facilities which are convenient. The only quibble is the lack of wifi, however the Verizon signal was very good. - jtl2
Aug 2015 - $24.00
This is a nice campground which is for us close to relatives. We had a site on the back side which was spacious but very difficult to get into because of the narrow street. The site next to the water are much easier to back into. - HaveDieselWillTravel
Jun 2015 - $16.00
First and foremost we had cell service here versus just coming from St George's Island and having none. This park is very small with just about 40 sites. Bath houses as air conditioned. Laundry and a coke machine as well there. Only the one bath house for all the sites so be prepared to maybe wait for a shower or toilet. Lots of accesses to the Bayou but not from your camp site. You can rent canoes and kayaks from the ranger post at check in. Volunteers and hosts were awesome and did a wonderful job of keeping the sites and park tidy. Did I mention the bathhouses were air conditioned? Yeah! We were very close to family living in the area so we spent most of our time with them rather than in the waters. Never even put on our suits in fact. We will be back; no problems here! No real extra parking at your campsite for visitors. No guest after dusk; we got in trouble! Ooooops! - MOJOTANGO
May 2015 - $16.00
Campground was very nice, sites secluded from each other by brush and trees. Sites were wide and shady. Very quiet. It is on a bay and there are canoe and kayak rentals available. Usually a breeze and we didn't feel any mosquitoes. Bath house was clean and modern and had laundry area. No Wi-Fi and limited free TV stations. Grocery stores nearby. Free access to Henderson Beach state park in Destin, but it costs $3 to cross the toll bridge to get the the gulf park. We have stayed at Henderson Beach SP on the beach and like this park just as much. Will stay again in future. - tealcat