I have been to this park many times to see the deer and the birds or to walk on the beach. Great park. This was my first overnight stay. I was in the Lagoon area, and had a great water view. However, I also had music coming across the water from a restaurant or bar on the other side of the bay. I will stay closer to the boat ramp the next time so that I am closer to the walking trails and farther away from potential bar/restaurant music. Be sure to wear shoes or sandals at all times. Otherwise, you may get sand spurs in your feet. They are everywhere.
The guy who checked us in was a friendly guy who could have been in a movie...smooth fellow. He said we had selected the best park in Georgia for our stay and he was probably right. I have not stayed in many Georgia parks, but it was as good as any park I have been in. If they had WiFi and were closer to a store or restaurant, I would have rated them a 10. The cable TV was excellent. They have many pull-thru spaces and I had many to choose from. Providence Canyon is only about a 10 minute drive away. I highly recommend the trek. The marina that was part of the park looked really good, but I did not have my boat with me. Two guys came in near me who had a 30' travel trailer and a pontoon boat in tow behind it...never seen that much in tow before. They had plenty of room for both and the tow truck in their pull-thru camping space.
This park is well maintained. They had two hosts on site, and at least one was busy at the site all of the time. The drive back to the camping area was long, but scenic (bring your GPS to find your way back out the first time). The nearby trails we also well-maintained. Proximity to Marianna was easy and the selection of stores and restaurants is top notch for a small town. In addition to the caverns at the park, there is a Panhandle Pioneer Settlement about 30 minutes south...excellent place to visit. Proximity to I-10 is also superb. If the site had Wi-FI and cable, I would have rated them a 10.
This campground is close to a major road, and campsites near the road would hear the road noise. Access to the campsites is good and wide. However, the sites are dirt with some gravel or seashells. They are not level. The sites on the water side are narrow, leaving a tight fit if you put your awning out. There are excellent restaurants in less than one mile. The WiFi does not always work, and the speed is slow when it does work. There is a beach on Mash Island nearby. Parking is limited at the beach access, so go early if you plan to spend time on the beach. There was a lot of seaweed on the beach when I was there. Apparently, the water quality is sometimes iffy; there is a water quality posting at the beach restrooms.
This is an outstanding RV park. All of the campsites are easy to access. The pavilion is superb. The staff is friendly. If the park was closer to the coast or on the water, I would have given it a 10. Be sure to eat at Tony's in Cedar Key and try their clam chowder. It is to die for.
Proximity to the restaurants and stores in Florala is a plus. The staff are friendly. The grounds are clean and well maintained. The wireless (Wi-Fi) works but my signal strength was only two bars most of the time, and the speed was slow (but for a state park, how can you complain). Cell strength was excellent. My stay was in the middle of June, and all of the water side spaces were filled. You have to arrive early to get on the water side because it is first come first served for space assignments. You can call ahead for reservations, but the staff does not assign you a space until you arrive. Because the park is located on Lake Jackson, be prepared for families with kids when it is warm enough to swim. If you want seclusion, try the parks near Baker, FL. They don't have Wi-Fi and they are not as close to stores/restaurants, but they are quiet.
This is one of the best maintained camp grounds I have used. Access to each camp site is easy and the sites on the water side are superb. If you are an angler, try the fishing. I understand there is good bass fishing in the pond and the boat ramp is good. There are two small ponds just down the road that have even better fishing. I would have given this campground a much higher rating if not for the way I was treated by the Alabama State Highway Patrol (ASHP) and the USDA Forest Service. The ASHP patrols the campground around 9:30 PM and 8:30 AM and checks each campsite. If there is no clear evidence that someone is physically on your site the first night you stay in the campground, the ASHP will issue you a ticket in the name of the USDA Forest Service. I was out late having dinner with friends in Andalusia on my first night in the campground and left at sunrise to do photography at nearby Blue Lake. When I got back to my campsite, I found a citation attached to my travel trailer. Needless to say, it ruined my day.
I often visit St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) that is a reasonable drive down the road, and I sometimes visit this state park as well. This was my first stay there in a Travel Trailer. I found access to be tight. I was lucky that I selected a campsite that I could easily back into. There were some that would have been a challenge for my 19.5' trailer. What I really liked about this park were the pines trees and the walking path along the river. They have kayaks and boats that are for rent and a great floating dock. What really amazed me were the white squirrels. I saw two while staying there. Please note that the regular rate is $18, but I received a FL Senior Discount of $9.00.