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St. Marks, Florida

Newport Campground

St. Marks, Florida



8046 Coastal Highway
St. Marks, Florida 32327
Phone: (850) 925-4530

Sites: 34
Recent Rate: $22 12/2016

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Latitude: 30.19921399597
Longitude: -84.176825732422
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • 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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small county park hosted by one very helpful man. Many of the sites are along the tree line at the back of the park. The roads & sites are packed dirt The water, electric and Wi-Fi worked fine. It Is quiet and has lots of trees. The beautiful St. Mark's Preserve is directly across the road, a great place to bike, hike & paddle. This park is not fancy but certainly serviceable and convenient. We camped at Newport Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
10
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to camp!! Beautiful, clean, shady and well kept. Bath/Shower house is older but clean!! Host is a SUPER nice man!! He helped us get our RV toilet unclogged!! Had great Verizon coverage. Free WI-FI! Would absolutely stay here again!! We camped at Newport Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

The park is located next to Hwy 98 just before the St. Marks river if you are headed west. Everyone we met was pleasant; however, we did find the sites to be tight and rather close together. My opinion is 30' or less for access, we had to move the fire pit to get out of our "pull through" site. The boardwalk to the river is nice. We stayed one night on our way through and would not stay there again due to the cramped conditions. Lots of trees which is nice, but those with a satellite dish will probably have issues. We camped at Newport Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Try Outz Too, it is a hole in the wall but the oysters were excellent.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Campsites are ample, but relatively close together. All sites have water, electricity and sewer. Nightly rate without sewer, $22.00, with sewer $27.00. Wi-Fi is a bit weak, but with a booster antenna good. We stayed for over a week. Weekly rate $138.00. We camped at Newport Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
007
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Definitely visit the light house, the road is just across from the park. Also, other nearby state and county parks merit visits. Tallahassee just a few miles north.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Newport Park and Campground is a tiny county campground with only 6 electric (30 & 50 amp)/ water sites ($22/night) and 11 primitive sites ($11/night). Bill, the camp host, is welcoming and helpful. The restrooms and showers are clean. The campground is on the St Mark's River and directly across the street from the St Mark's Wildlife Refuge, considered by many one of the best birding sites in the US.

There is a lovely boardwalk which leads to an observation deck and boat launch on the St Mark River.

Everyone was so friendly, we are likely to plan our trip home to include a stop at this hidden gem. We camped at Newport Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Just across the river, a 5 minute walk from the campground is Ouzts Too Oyster Bar. As raw oyster lovers, we were pleased to read the reviews online and ecstatic to see we could walk to it. Since we didn't have lunch, we set off for a very late lunch or very early dinner. Three Blue Moons, 13 freshly shucked Apalachicola oysters, and an order of crispy fries set us back $30 (with tip). Captain Outzs was the original owner, and though the new owners are no relation they continue his fine tradition.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a county run campground. The place is getting much better(new grass and leveling of the sites) They do have wifi but you need to be close to the hosts camper. They have reduced their price for camping. Once the bathrooms are done, hopefully next year, it will be a nice stopping off point for traveling on HWY 98. The host is very nice and will help you if needed. We camped at Newport Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 153
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Let me review what you get for $35/night, no discounts available. The most distant site from the highway is about 200' and the road noise can get noisy. The power, water, and sewer are all on the right side of the coach if you back in. The sites are not level. The road in is tight and getting into the sites requires a delicate touch, the same with getting out. The showers were filthily. You could see where they started the battle against the mold and gave up. The water from the shower went every where but down the drain and if you used your imagination you could say the shower was vaguely warm. Toilets (see showers) On the plus side the host was pleasant but they only arrived the day before we did. I have been full timing for 3 yrs now and this place gets the award for the "way overpriced for what you get" and comes in first in the most disgusting shower I've ever been in. The only reason I could see that they are charging that much is to pay the light bill on all the street lights in the CG that light it up like day light. My advice don't even slow down if happen to drive by. We camped at Newport Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

People visiting St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge would do well to choose this park, since it is the closest one to the Refuge, the next closest is 20 minutes farther away. The Good: friendly park manager, well-run park in that it is quiet and we saw both county sheriff and State police roll through. (I hope that doesn't mean they had a reason to be on the lookout). We thought December was a great month to visit, no bugs, not freezing yet and low tourist count. However we were lucky to get a spot because hunters and kayakers come in droves. We got the last spot and it was a tight fit even for our narrow van to back into a 50 amp site. Had to borrow a 30 amp converter from the manager. We wondered how rowdy a hunters group would be, but they are quieter than anyone we've ever seen. These aren't wealthy recreational hunters out for a boys weekend, more like hunting to feed their family. We got up twice at 5;45AM to photograph sunrise at the lighthouse and they were already gone silently. The Bad and Ugly: Horrible washrooms. I think they were built too low and look like they get flooded and not cleaned up. I showed my husband photos of the ladies and he said the men's looked the same. He showered, but but I could not bring myself to undress there. Unheated. Brrrr. Would we go to this park again? You betcha, bad washrooms and all. St. Mark's is fantastic. We camped at Newport Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small, rustic county campground on the St. Marks River. Lots of kayakers and fisherman. It is clean, quiet and convenient. We had a mechanical issue with our RV and the Park Manager went out of his way to help us find a qualified RV mechanic. Our two day stay was very pleasant. We highly recommend this park for families and outdoor activities. We camped at Newport Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is Wakulla County Park located beside the St. Marks River on US 98 at Newport,FL. It has 10 sites with hookups and perhaps 10 more without. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is across the highway. It is shady and the river front lots are beautiful. US 98 is not a heavily used road and it is quiet at night. We camped here on a Sunday night and there were only a few other campers. The bathrooms and showers are "rustic" but clean. The manager and his wife have lived on-site here for a number of years and are very helpful. Calling the park number will give you the cell number if he is not available. The boat ramp for the St. Mark's River is beside the campground and it is a wonderful place to canoe/kayak. Sites with only water and electric are $15.00. There is a good seafood restaurant across the bridge and many others within a few miles. I rated it a 7 because of the unpaved roads and vintage restrooms but it suited us just fine. We camped at Newport Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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