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Campgrounds in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach Camping

Whether you are camping in an RV, or a tent, there's plenty to see, do and explore in the Pensacola, Florida area. Visitors arrive here from all across the United States to enjoy Gulf Islands National Seashore, watch the Blue Angels practice from the Pensacola Naval Air Station, and visit the white sandy beaches at Santa Rosa Islands, Perdido Key and the National Seashore. We've put together a convenient list of places to camp, camping grounds near Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and information about some of the most popular hot spots including the Fort Pickens Campground at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Big Lagoon State Park, Perdido Key State Park and Santa Rosa Island, Florida. Just click on any of the links below to learn about the many places to camp, including beach camping. Campgrounds in Pensacola Pensacola Beach Campgrounds Campgrounds near Pensacola Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens Campground Big Lagoon State Park Perdido Key State Park Guides To Local Dining, Hotels, Condos and Vacation Rentals

Campgrounds in Pensacola

Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola , FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-1595 Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Big-Lagoon Campsite Reservations: Reserve America Big Lagoon State Park, FL  Facilities and Amenities: 75 full-facility campsites 30/50amp electric Water Picnic table Fire ring/ground grill Full-service restrooms Dump station Pets are welcome in the campground Maximum RV length = 40 ft Primitive Group/Youth camping - Minimum size of group: 11 persons. Maximum size of group: 40 persons.* Vehicle limit: 10 vehicles in youth camp Big Lagoon Beaches along the Intracoastal Waterway Three story observation tower overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the National Seashore Amphitheater Bicycling Birding Boat Ramp Canoe/Kayak Launch Canoeing & Kayaking Drinking Water Fishing Geo-Seeking Hiking/Nature Trail Parking Picnic Pavilion Shower Station Star Gazing Swimming Walking Weddings Wheelchair Accessible Wildlife Viewing Blue Angel Park (Navy DOD Military) 2100 Bronson Road Pensacola, Florida, 32506 Navy DOD Reservations Telephone (850) 390-6133 Facilities and Amenities: Camp Site - RV Space 40 Ft Bathhouse Boat Ramp Camping Concrete Pads Dump Station Equipment Rental Fire Ring Full Hook-up Sites Laundry Facilities Outdoor Shower Partial Hook-up Pavilion Pet Friendly at RV/Campground Picnic Area Playground Propane Camping cabin Mobile home Drifters RV Park 9110 Untreiner Ave, Pensacola, Florida 32534  Telephone (850) 484-2488 Website: http://www.driftersrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: 21 back-in sites - 25 feet wide, 65 feet back-in length Full Hookups and 30/50 AMP at all sites. Cable TV Free Wi-Fi Picnic tables at all sites Restrooms and Showers Laundry Pets Welcome Good Sam Discount Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Five Flags RV Park  2605 Wilde Lake Blvd, Pensacola, 32526, FL Telephone: (844) 453-5247 Website: https://www.fiveflagsrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: Free Wi-Fi Cable TV 30 & 50 amp service, Sewer and Water at every site 80 to 90 foot long sites Many pull through sites Pet friendly Laundry facility Big rig friendly Free vehicle wash stations for every site Heritage Oaks Mobile Home and RV Park 1523 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, Fl. 32507 Telephone: (850) 466-3954 Website: http://www.heritageoakspensacola.org Facilities and Amenities: 38 RV campsites available Dail, weekly and monthly rates Full hook up rates include water, sewer, trash and electric Wi-Fi Coin laundry Shower facilities Vending machines available. Leisure Lakes RV Park 5565 W 9 Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526 Telephone: (850) 941-4030 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Leisure-Lakes-RV-Park-120772284601797 Mayfair Motel & RV Park 4540 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 Telephone: (850) 455-8561 Oak Grove Park Pensacola (Navy DOD Military) Building 3696 A Pensacola, Florida, 32508 Navy DOD Reservations Telephone (850) 452-2535 DSN: 459-2535 Website: http://get.dodlodging.net/propertys/Oak-Grove-Park-Pensacola Facilities and Amenities: Bathhouse Camping - RV Space 30 Ft Community Center Concrete Pads Dump Station Fire Ring Free Wi-Fi Full Hook-up Sites Grill Area Laundry Facilities NMCI Computer Access Outdoor Shower Pet Friendly at RV/Campground Propane 1 and 2 bedroom cottage available Old River RV Park 17150 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone:  (850) 497-8886 Website: https://www.facebook.com/oldriverrvpark Facilities and Amenities: Yearly or monthly! We may also be able to accommodate daily or weekly rates Concrete pad Water, sewer & trash pickup Electric paid by tenant Easy access to the beach Fishing and crabbing on our docks Great kayaking & Dolphin and bird watching Pet Friendly. No tent sites Pensacola RV Park 3117 Wilde Lake Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32526 Telephone: (850) 944-1734 Website: http://www.pensacolarvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: 23 pull-thru sites Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates No Tent Camping Available Big rig friendly Pet friendly Full hookups with water/sewage 30/50 amp hookup at each site Cable TV WiFi throughout the park Kitchen facilities Showers Laundromat on site 2 dog runs Perdido Key RV Resort 13770 River Rd, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-7304 Website: http://perdidokeyrv.com Facilities and Amenities: 56 RV Sites Full Hook-Ups 30/50 Amp Electricity, Water, Sewer Cable Wi-Fi 24 Deep Water Marina Slips 3 Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath Fully Furnished Beach Condos Clubhouse Swimming Pool Coin Laundry General Store Picnic Area Horseshoes Activities Fishing Pier Playa Del Rio RV Park 16990 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-0904 Website: http://playadelrio.com Facilities and Amenities: 30 and 50 amp Cable TV Water and Sewer Wi-Fi Most RV Sites Private beach access Waterfront Fire Pit Dog park, dog sitting park, and dog walk Riverside Lounger, Swings, Gliders Beach chair and umbrella rentals Kayaks and Pedal Boat Rental Kitchen at Waterfront Pavilion Picnic Tables available upon request Boat slip rentals available Fishing and crabbing from pier Dolphin and Bird Watching Kayaking, Boating and Boarding from the resort bayside Clean restrooms with showers Laundry room RV Slips accommodate up to 45' Handicap accessible Resort Camp Hosts On-site Security Community BBQ area Waterfront pavilion Pet friendly  Tall Oak's Campground RV Park 9301 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534 Phone: (850) 479-3212 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tall-Oaks-RV-Park/111624255541652 Tanglewood Gardens RV and Mobile Home Park 6530 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32503 Telephone: (850) 476-9212 Website: http://www.rvparkpensacola.com Facilities and Amenities: RV, mobile home sites and mobile home rentals Owners and management on site! Full hook-up service Cable television (basic) Wi-Fi Paved interior roads Parking, and patio! Daily, Weekly, Monthly and seasonal rates Mardi Gras festival and parades! 30/50/120/200 amp lots available for older and newer model RVs Back in sites 45 X 100

Pensacola Beach Campgrounds

Fort Pickens Campground - Gulf Islands National Seashore 1463 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Telephone: (850) 934-2622 Website: https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm Facilities and Amenities: 200 campsites Campsite length varies from 16 feet to 50 feet One group tent site Sites in Loops A, C, & E have water, electricity, grills/fire rings, and picnic tables Sites in Loops B & D are tent-only and centralized water stations are located throughout Loops B & D Restrooms and showers Dump stations Stays are limited to 14 day increments and no more than 42 days annually Fort Pickens Road is prone to frequent flooding Campers with an Interagency Senior Pass receive a 50% discount on camping fees Fishing pier Historic Fort Pickens Camp store Hiking trails Miles of white sand beach Picnic pavilions Accessible Sites Beach Access Biking Birding Boating Campfire Rings Cultural Activities Educational Programs Flush Toilets Gift Shop Campground Hosts on site Lifeguards Parking Area Scuba Diving Snorkeling Swimming Pensacola Beach RV Resort 17 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Telephone: (850) 932-4670 Website: http://www.pensacolabeachrvresort.com Facilities and Amenities: 72 Campsites No tents or pop-up campers Electric, water and sewer hookups Cable Wi-Fi Pool Laundry Restrooms and showers 19 Premium waterfront sites 1 Premium pull through site 35 Deluxe sites 17 Standard sites Daily, Weekly and Monthly rates Pet friendly

Campgrounds near Pensacola

Avalon Landing RV Park / Pensacola East 2444 Avalon Blvd, Milton, FL 32583 Telephone: (850) 995-5898 Website: https://avalonlandingrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: Rigs Up to 45' Pet Friendly Pool w/Deck Waterfront, Pull thru & Off Water Sites Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Fishing Pier Private Boat Dock Located Directly on the Indian Bayou Water Way Saltwater Fishing Private Boat Ramp All Sites Full Hook-up 50-30-20 Amps Pull thru, Pull-in and Back-in Sites Cable TV Free Limited Wireless Internet Access Restrooms with Shower Facilities (Handicap Accessible) Laundry Facility No Tents Allowed Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA 11650 County Road 99, Lillian, AL 36549 Telephone: 800-562-3471 Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/gulf-shores/ Facilities and Amenities: 50 Amp 100' Maximum RV Length Wi-Fi Cable TV Pool Hot Tub / Sauna Propane Fishing Firewood Pavilion Bayview Lodges Poolside cottages Fishing Big Rig Sites Pet Friendly - Doggie playground Pelican Palms RV Park 3700 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 Telephone: (850)623-0576 Website: http://www.pelicanpalmsrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Restrooms Pool Laundry Pets Welcome Book Exchange Outdoor Games 50 amp & 30 amp Available Full Hookups Pull Through & Back In Sites Available Big rig friendly Picnic Area Rec Room Convenience Store Dump Station Sewer Hookups Propane Tent Sites Available Credit Cards Accepted Wi-Fi

Gulf Islands National Seashore

The Gulf of Mexico embraces this 160 mile stretch of  barrier islands that begins at Cat Island, Mississippi and ends at the Okaloosa Area. The distinctive white sand is made from grains of white quartz and makes a squeaking sound beneath your bare feet while you enjoy your walk. Of interest to visitors are the two developed campgrounds Fort Pickens Campground in Florida and Davis Bayou Campground in Mississippi. We'll mainly be discussing the portion of the National Seashore located in Florida composed of Santa Rosa Island and Perdido Key. You'll probably want to visit one or more of the visitors centers in the Pensacola area listed below: Visitor Centers Fort Pickens Visitor Center 1400 Fort Pickens Rd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Phone: (850) 934-2600 Fort Barrancas Visitor Center 3182 Taylor Rd Pensacola, FL 32508 Phone: (850) 455-5167 Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center and Park Headquarters Andrew Jackson Trail Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Phone: (850) 934-2600 Fort Pickens Campground in Florida In Florida the National Park Service operates Fort Pickens Campground which is located between Pensacola bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This section of the island has a mix of scrub oaks, pine trees and sea oats. Osprey sightings are common and it isn't unusual to spot a Bald Eagle. Taking the time to visit the historic sites of Fort Pickens is definitely worth your time. The famous Apache warrior, Geronimo and his tribe members were once held at the Fort as prisoners and for a time became a major tourist attraction to the island.
Here are a few resources for you to explore before you visit: Ranger-led guided tours https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm Fort Pickens self-guided tour https://www.nps.gov/guis/learn/historyculture/upload/032516_Fort-PickensSelfGuiding.pdf Fort Barrancas self-guided tour https://www.nps.gov/guis/learn/historyculture/upload/Fort-Barrancas.pdf Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas https://www.nps.gov/guis/learn/historyculture/upload/Advanced-Redoubt-02-08.pdf Swimming opportunities and safety tips https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/swimming.htm Boat-In Camping https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/boat-in-camping.htm Santa Rosa Day Use Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/santa-rosa-day-use-area.htm Hike-In Backcountry Camping https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/hike-in-camping.htm Perdido Key Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/perdido-key-area.htm Naval Live Oaks Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/naval-live-oaks-area.htm  Davis Bayou Campground - Mississippi Another developed campground operated by the National Park service is the Davis Bayou Campground located in Mississippi near Ocean Springs. All of the campsites have water and electricity and additional amenities include restrooms and showers. With 52 sites - some campsites are available for RVs up to 45 feet in length - you can enjoy the saltwater marsh, pine and live oak trees, hiking, viewing the abundant wildlife including alligators and a few miles away is the beach and beachcombing opportunities. Davis Bayou Campground 3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Telephone: (228) 875-3962 Online Reservations through Recreation.gov  Website: https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

Fort Pickens Campground

At Pensacola Beach, Florida you will drive west on Fort Pickens Road until you arrive at the  Gate House which closes at 8:00 PM. There you will need to pay the entrance fee or buy an annual pass. If you have the Interagency Senior Pass there is no charge to enter the park but you still have to pay camping fees discounted by 50%. A few miles west of the Gate House you'll need to stop at the Ranger Station on the right hand side of the road to check in if you are camping and get the sticker for your campsite. From there you continue west to the loop where you're camping. During the trip from Pensacola Beach you'll be surrounded by sparkling white sand and Pensacola Bay on the north and the Gulf of Mexico on the south side of the road. Both the Bay and the Gulf will be visible during the first part of the drive and then sea oat covered sand dunes and the Gulf of Mexico will dominate the scenery the rest of the way. At the entrance for the second campground loop is a campstore where you can buy ice, firewood and basic supplies, groceries and fishing gear. Continuing west you will arrive at the historic structures of Fort Pickens, the bookstore and finally at the fishing pier. There are two amazing unadvertised things you'll get to enjoy during a camping trip at this National Park. One is enjoying the stars on display in the night sky whether you're relaxing on the beach or sitting around a cozy campfire at your campsite. The other pleasant surprise is watching the Blue Angels practice twice a week over the campground between March and November. Practice flights are typically on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and last slightly less than an hour. You can check the National Naval Aviation Museum website to verify the Blue Angel practice times at this link ----> http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels/. For most people the main attraction is the beach. Depending on when you're there you'll see Dolphins, massive schools of mullet, stingrays, sea turtles, crabs and many other forms of aquatic life. On the beach there are plenty of shore birds to observe and pelicans flying in formation is a common sight. The ubiquitous ghost crabs are fun to watch as they scurry in and out of their sandy holes. Situated on Santa Rosa Island, Fort Pickens Campground is sandwiched between Pensacola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The campground is open year-round and most of the campsites in Loops A, C and E have water and electric hookups, paved pads for RVs ranging in length from 16 to 50 feet, bath houses with hot water and restrooms, picnic table, a grill/fire ring and dump stations. The sites at Loops B and D are for tent camping only and have a grill/fire ring, picnic table and centralized water stations situated throughout the loops. The Fort Pickens road is prone to flooding during heavy rain and Gulf storms. Do yourself a favor and check the webpage maintained ty the National Park Service regarding road conditions at the park. Temporary Road and Facility Closures  You may need to make reservations several months in advance, depending on when you plan to arrive. You can make reservations and book your campsite online at ReserveAmerica

Big Lagoon State Park

Big Lagoon State Park is located the the southeast of Pensacola at 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, Florida. This popular State Park is located on the shore of Big Lagoon.  Just across the lagoon is Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico with easy access at the nearby bridge. In 1977 Big Lagoon became a State Park and features RV and tent camping with 75 campsites that each have water, 30/50 amp electrical connections, grill/fire ring and a picnic table. RVs are limited to 40 feet in length. Additionally, there are full-service restrooms and a dump station. Hot water showers are available withing the campground and open outdoor showers are located at various picnic areas. There's also primitive adult and youth group camping which is limited to 11 people with total campers and day visitors limited to 40 people. You'll want to check the State Park website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Big-Lagoon for restrictions. If you have a dog or cat, you'll be happy to know that pets are welcome in the campground area. Be considerate of your neighbors and keep your pet leashed and pick up after them. Pets are not allowed on beaches or waterways. Water activities are very popular and kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes can be rented at the Ranger Station. For launching small craft the park offers a hand launch. Along the Intracoastal Waterway you'll be able to launch your boat at the park's two-lane boat ramp. Popular activities include bicycling along the park's 2 1/2 mile paved main drive, birding for migratory, shore and sea birds, viewing wildlife including deer and small animals, spotting alligators, enjoying the small beaches on the parks lagoon border, crabbing and cast netting for mullet in the lagoon, geocaching in the park, hiking five miles of nature trails, dining and enjoying gatherings at 15 available pavilions and swimming along the Intercoastal Waterway at designated areas. If you do go swimming be aware that there are no lifeguards so please exercise caution. For large gatherings with up to 250 people the Governor's Pavilion with picnic table seating is available. The facility includes restrooms, electricity, water, a built in grill, a built in fireplace and trash receptacles. If you want to plan a unique wedding, the park does offer facilities for rent, but the planning is up to you. An amphitheater located in the park provides stadium seating for up to 250 people for special events. As you would expect, restrooms, electricity and water are available at the amphitheater. Another popular feature at Big Lagoon State Park is the multi-story observation tower where you can enjoy panoramic views and photo opportunities of marshes, the barrier islands and the Gulf of Mexico. The tower is located in the southeast section of the park. There is an entrance admission / entrance fee to enter the park unless you have a Forida State Parks Annual Pass. With the annual pass you may also get camping and other discounts. Many restaurants are nearby and if you aren't interested in RV camping or tent camping there are hotels not far away. Before you go, you may want to make reservations through ReserveAmerica. Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Highway Pensacola, Florida 32507 Telephone:(850) 492-1595

Perdido Key State Park

Perdido Key is approximately 16 miles of barrier island beginning at the Perdido Pass bridge in Alabama and terminates at the western ends within view of Fort Pickens and Santa Rosa Island, all part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. If you are entering Perdido Key from Florida on Perdido Key Drive (Highway 292) you'll continue traveling east until you get to Perdido Key State Park. If instead you take a left from Highway 292 heading west on Johnson Beach Road you'll arrive at at the Johnson's Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore area. Although there are no tent or RV camping facilities in the State Park, there are three private campgrounds and camping available at Big Lagoon State Park across the lagoon. The campgrounds are listed below: Just north of Perdido Key on Big Lagoon: Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-1595 Just across the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge between Big Lagoon State Park and Perdido Key: Perdido Key RV Resort 13770 River Rd, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone (850) 492-7304 RV Parks east of Perdido Key State Park on Highway 292: Playa Del Rio 16990 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-0904 Old River RV Park 17150 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 497-8886 Additional camping is primitive only at Johnson's beach, however be sure to check before you go because the National Park Service recently closed the area to camping due to campers leaving behind excessive garbage and is reevaluating how to manage camping for the area in the future. Perdido Key State Park offers visitors almost two miles of beautiful white sand beaches. There is a small access fee to enter the park. From two beach access parking lots you will be able to access the beach over boardwalks designed to protect vegetation such as sea oats and fragile dunes. You'll have access to eight covered picnic tables and restrooms are available at both of the beach access areas. There are also drinking fountains and outdoor cold water showers for visitor use. A few of the things to do at the State Park include shelling, birding, surf fishing, surfing and swimming. There are no life guards available so be aware of undertow currents when you're in the water. Also, you will want to pay close attention to the Warning Flag signs posted at the beaches. Double red flags are not to be ignored and you should stay out of the water. Yellow flags indicate that caution is to be exercised by remaining closer to shore in shallow water and Green flags indicate safe water conditions. If you see Purple flags then there are potentially dangerous creatures in the water such as jellyfish. In any case, always be on the lookout for sharks.
Snorkeling is another popular activity in the area. If you're interested in snorkeling here are a couple of references to help you at Perdido Key: http://florida-divepros.com/perdido-key-reef/ http://www.perdidokeymarina.com/about-us/perdido-key-marina-news/perdido-key-snorkel-reefs/
Additional information about Perdido Key State Park and Perdido Key can be found at these websites: Perdido Key State Park Website https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Perdido-Key Gulf Islands National Seashore Perdido Key Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/perdido-key-area.htm

Guides To Local Dining, Hotels, Condos and Vacation Rentals

Restaurant Guide for Pensacola Beach, Florida is located at this Pensacola Beach Restaurants link. Hotel Guide for Pensacola Beach, Florida is located at this Pensacola Beach Hotels link.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Big Lagoon State Park
Fort Pickens Campground - Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Sunset at Gulf Islands National Seashore
Beach at Fort Pickens Campground, Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Dunes at Gulf of Mexico Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Campgrounds in Pensacola and

Pensacola Beach Camping

Whether you are camping in an RV, or a tent, there's plenty to see, do and explore in the Pensacola, Florida area. Visitors arrive here from all across the United States to enjoy Gulf Islands National Seashore, watch the Blue Angels practice from the Pensacola Naval Air Station, and visit the white sandy beaches at Santa Rosa Islands, Perdido Key and the National Seashore. We've put together a convenient list of places to camp, camping grounds near Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and information about some of the most popular hot spots including the Fort Pickens Campground at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Big Lagoon State Park, Perdido Key State Park and Santa Rosa Island, Florida. Just click on any of the links below to learn about the many places to camp, including beach camping. Campgrounds in Pensacola Pensacola Beach Campgrounds Campgrounds near Pensacola Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens Campground Big Lagoon State Park Perdido Key State Park Guides To Local Dining, Hotels, Condos and Vacation Rentals

Campgrounds in Pensacola

Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola , FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-1595 Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Big-Lagoon Campsite Reservations: Reserve America Big Lagoon State Park, FL  Facilities and Amenities: 75 full-facility campsites 30/50amp electric Water Picnic table Fire ring/ground grill Full-service restrooms Dump station Pets are welcome in the campground Maximum RV length = 40 ft Primitive Group/Youth camping - Minimum size of group: 11 persons. Maximum size of group: 40 persons.* Vehicle limit: 10 vehicles in youth camp Big Lagoon Beaches along the Intracoastal Waterway Three story observation tower overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the National Seashore Amphitheater Bicycling Birding Boat Ramp Canoe/Kayak Launch Canoeing & Kayaking Drinking Water Fishing Geo-Seeking Hiking/Nature Trail Parking Picnic Pavilion Shower Station Star Gazing Swimming Walking Weddings Wheelchair Accessible Wildlife Viewing Blue Angel Park (Navy DOD Military) 2100 Bronson Road Pensacola, Florida, 32506 Navy DOD Reservations Telephone (850) 390-6133 Facilities and Amenities: Camp Site - RV Space 40 Ft Bathhouse Boat Ramp Camping Concrete Pads Dump Station Equipment Rental Fire Ring Full Hook-up Sites Laundry Facilities Outdoor Shower Partial Hook-up Pavilion Pet Friendly at RV/Campground Picnic Area Playground Propane Camping cabin Mobile home Drifters RV Park 9110 Untreiner Ave, Pensacola, Florida 32534  Telephone (850) 484-2488 Website: http://www.driftersrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: 21 back-in sites - 25 feet wide, 65 feet back-in length Full Hookups and 30/50 AMP at all sites. Cable TV Free Wi-Fi Picnic tables at all sites Restrooms and Showers Laundry Pets Welcome Good Sam Discount Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Five Flags RV Park  2605 Wilde Lake Blvd, Pensacola, 32526, FL Telephone: (844) 453-5247 Website: https://www.fiveflagsrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: Free Wi-Fi Cable TV 30 & 50 amp service, Sewer and Water at every site 80 to 90 foot long sites Many pull through sites Pet friendly Laundry facility Big rig friendly Free vehicle wash stations for every site Heritage Oaks Mobile Home and RV Park 1523 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, Fl. 32507 Telephone: (850) 466-3954 Website: http://www.heritageoakspensacola.org Facilities and Amenities: 38 RV campsites available Dail, weekly and monthly rates Full hook up rates include water, sewer, trash and electric Wi-Fi Coin laundry Shower facilities Vending machines available. Leisure Lakes RV Park 5565 W 9 Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526 Telephone: (850) 941-4030 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Leisure-Lakes-RV-Park- 120772284601797 Mayfair Motel & RV Park 4540 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 Telephone: (850) 455-8561 Oak Grove Park Pensacola (Navy DOD Military) Building 3696 A Pensacola, Florida, 32508 Navy DOD Reservations Telephone (850) 452-2535 DSN: 459-2535 Website: http://get.dodlodging.net/propertys/Oak-Grove-Park- Pensacola Facilities and Amenities: Bathhouse Camping - RV Space 30 Ft Community Center Concrete Pads Dump Station Fire Ring Free Wi-Fi Full Hook-up Sites Grill Area Laundry Facilities NMCI Computer Access Outdoor Shower Pet Friendly at RV/Campground Propane 1 and 2 bedroom cottage available Old River RV Park 17150 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone:  (850) 497-8886 Website: https://www.facebook.com/oldriverrvpark Facilities and Amenities: Yearly or monthly! We may also be able to accommodate daily or weekly rates Concrete pad Water, sewer & trash pickup Electric paid by tenant Easy access to the beach Fishing and crabbing on our docks Great kayaking & Dolphin and bird watching Pet Friendly. No tent sites Pensacola RV Park 3117 Wilde Lake Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32526 Telephone: (850) 944-1734 Website: http://www.pensacolarvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: 23 pull-thru sites Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates No Tent Camping Available Big rig friendly Pet friendly Full hookups with water/sewage 30/50 amp hookup at each site Cable TV WiFi throughout the park Kitchen facilities Showers Laundromat on site 2 dog runs Perdido Key RV Resort 13770 River Rd, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-7304 Website: http://perdidokeyrv.com Facilities and Amenities: 56 RV Sites Full Hook-Ups 30/50 Amp Electricity, Water, Sewer Cable Wi-Fi 24 Deep Water Marina Slips 3 Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath Fully Furnished Beach Condos Clubhouse Swimming Pool Coin Laundry General Store Picnic Area Horseshoes Activities Fishing Pier Playa Del Rio RV Park 16990 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-0904 Website: http://playadelrio.com Facilities and Amenities: 30 and 50 amp Cable TV Water and Sewer Wi-Fi Most RV Sites Private beach access Waterfront Fire Pit Dog park, dog sitting park, and dog walk Riverside Lounger, Swings, Gliders Beach chair and umbrella rentals Kayaks and Pedal Boat Rental Kitchen at Waterfront Pavilion Picnic Tables available upon request Boat slip rentals available Fishing and crabbing from pier Dolphin and Bird Watching Kayaking, Boating and Boarding from the resort bayside Clean restrooms with showers Laundry room RV Slips accommodate up to 45' Handicap accessible Resort Camp Hosts On-site Security Community BBQ area Waterfront pavilion Pet friendly  Tall Oak's Campground RV Park 9301 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534 Phone: (850) 479-3212 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tall-Oaks-RV- Park/111624255541652 Tanglewood Gardens RV and Mobile Home Park 6530 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32503 Telephone: (850) 476-9212 Website: http://www.rvparkpensacola.com Facilities and Amenities: RV, mobile home sites and mobile home rentals Owners and management on site! Full hook-up service Cable television (basic) Wi-Fi Paved interior roads Parking, and patio! Daily, Weekly, Monthly and seasonal rates Mardi Gras festival and parades! 30/50/120/200 amp lots available for older and newer model RVs Back in sites 45 X 100

Pensacola Beach Campgrounds

Fort Pickens Campground - Gulf Islands National Seashore 1463 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Telephone: (850) 934-2622 Website: https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm Facilities and Amenities: 200 campsites Campsite length varies from 16 feet to 50 feet One group tent site Sites in Loops A, C, & E have water, electricity, grills/fire rings, and picnic tables Sites in Loops B & D are tent-only and centralized water stations are located throughout Loops B & D Restrooms and showers Dump stations Stays are limited to 14 day increments and no more than 42 days annually Fort Pickens Road is prone to frequent flooding Campers with an Interagency Senior Pass receive a 50% discount on camping fees Fishing pier Historic Fort Pickens Camp store Hiking trails Miles of white sand beach Picnic pavilions Accessible Sites Beach Access Biking Birding Boating Campfire Rings Cultural Activities Educational Programs Flush Toilets Gift Shop Campground Hosts on site Lifeguards Parking Area Scuba Diving Snorkeling Swimming Pensacola Beach RV Resort 17 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Telephone: (850) 932-4670 Website: http://www.pensacolabeachrvresort.com Facilities and Amenities: 72 Campsites No tents or pop-up campers Electric, water and sewer hookups Cable Wi-Fi Pool Laundry Restrooms and showers 19 Premium waterfront sites 1 Premium pull through site 35 Deluxe sites 17 Standard sites Daily, Weekly and Monthly rates Pet friendly

Campgrounds near Pensacola

Avalon Landing RV Park / Pensacola East 2444 Avalon Blvd, Milton, FL 32583 Telephone: (850) 995-5898 Website: https://avalonlandingrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: Rigs Up to 45' Pet Friendly Pool w/Deck Waterfront, Pull thru & Off Water Sites Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Fishing Pier Private Boat Dock Located Directly on the Indian Bayou Water Way Saltwater Fishing Private Boat Ramp All Sites Full Hook-up 50-30-20 Amps Pull thru, Pull-in and Back-in Sites Cable TV Free Limited Wireless Internet Access Restrooms with Shower Facilities (Handicap Accessible) Laundry Facility No Tents Allowed Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA 11650 County Road 99, Lillian, AL 36549 Telephone: 800-562-3471 Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/gulf-shores/ Facilities and Amenities: 50 Amp 100' Maximum RV Length Wi-Fi Cable TV Pool Hot Tub / Sauna Propane Fishing Firewood Pavilion Bayview Lodges Poolside cottages Fishing Big Rig Sites Pet Friendly - Doggie playground Pelican Palms RV Park 3700 Garcon Point Road, Milton, FL 32583 Telephone: (850)623-0576 Website: http://www.pelicanpalmsrvpark.com Facilities and Amenities: Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Restrooms Pool Laundry Pets Welcome Book Exchange Outdoor Games 50 amp & 30 amp Available Full Hookups Pull Through & Back In Sites Available Big rig friendly Picnic Area Rec Room Convenience Store Dump Station Sewer Hookups Propane Tent Sites Available Credit Cards Accepted Wi-Fi

Gulf Islands National Seashore

The Gulf of Mexico embraces this 160 mile stretch of barrier islands that begins at Cat Island, Mississippi and ends at the Okaloosa Area. The distinctive white sand is made from grains of white quartz and makes a squeaking sound beneath your bare feet while you enjoy your walk. Of interest to visitors are the two developed campgrounds Fort Pickens Campground in Florida and Davis Bayou Campground in Mississippi. We'll mainly be discussing the portion of the National Seashore located in Florida composed of Santa Rosa Island and Perdido Key. You'll probably want to visit one or more of the visitors centers in the Pensacola area listed below: Visitor Centers Fort Pickens Visitor Center 1400 Fort Pickens Rd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Phone: (850) 934-2600 Fort Barrancas Visitor Center 3182 Taylor Rd Pensacola, FL 32508 Phone: (850) 455-5167 Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center and Park Headquarters Andrew Jackson Trail Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Phone: (850) 934-2600 Fort Pickens Campground in Florida In Florida the National Park Service operates Fort Pickens Campground which is located between Pensacola bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This section of the island has a mix of scrub oaks, pine trees and sea oats. Osprey sightings are common and it isn't unusual to spot a Bald Eagle. Taking the time to visit the historic sites of Fort Pickens is definitely worth your time. The famous Apache warrior, Geronimo and his tribe members were once held at the Fort as prisoners and for a time became a major tourist attraction to the island.
Here are a few resources for you to explore before you visit: Ranger-led guided tours https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm Fort Pickens self-guided tour https://www.nps.gov/guis/learn/historyculture/upload/032516_ Fort-PickensSelfGuiding.pdf Fort Barrancas self-guided tour https://www.nps.gov/guis/learn/historyculture/upload/Fort- Barrancas.pdf Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas https://www.nps.gov/guis/learn/historyculture/upload/Advance d-Redoubt-02-08.pdf Swimming opportunities and safety tips https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/swimming.htm Boat-In Camping https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/boat- in-camping.htm Santa Rosa Day Use Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/santa-rosa-day-use- area.htm Hike-In Backcountry Camping https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/hike-in-camping.htm Perdido Key Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/perdido-key-area.htm Naval Live Oaks Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/naval-live-oaks- area.htm  Davis Bayou Campground - Mississippi Another developed campground operated by the National Park service is the Davis Bayou Campground located in Mississippi near Ocean Springs. All of the campsites have water and electricity and additional amenities include restrooms and showers. With 52 sites - some campsites are available for RVs up to 45 feet in length - you can enjoy the saltwater marsh, pine and live oak trees, hiking, viewing the abundant wildlife including alligators and a few miles away is the beach and beachcombing opportunities. Davis Bayou Campground 3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Telephone: (228) 875-3962 Online Reservations through Recreation.gov  Website: https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

Fort Pickens Campground

At Pensacola Beach, Florida you will drive west on Fort Pickens Road until you arrive at the Gate House which closes at 8:00 PM. There you will need to pay the entrance fee or buy an annual pass. If you have the Interagency Senior Pass there is no charge to enter the park but you still have to pay camping fees discounted by 50%. A few miles west of the Gate House you'll need to stop at the Ranger Station on the right hand side of the road to check in if you are camping and get the sticker for your campsite. From there you continue west to the loop where you're camping. During the trip from Pensacola Beach you'll be surrounded by sparkling white sand and Pensacola Bay on the north and the Gulf of Mexico on the south side of the road. Both the Bay and the Gulf will be visible during the first part of the drive and then sea oat covered sand dunes and the Gulf of Mexico will dominate the scenery the rest of the way. At the entrance for the second campground loop is a campstore where you can buy ice, firewood and basic supplies, groceries and fishing gear. Continuing west you will arrive at the historic structures of Fort Pickens, the bookstore and finally at the fishing pier. There are two amazing unadvertised things you'll get to enjoy during a camping trip at this National Park. One is enjoying the stars on display in the night sky whether you're relaxing on the beach or sitting around a cozy campfire at your campsite. The other pleasant surprise is watching the Blue Angels practice twice a week over the campground between March and November. Practice flights are typically on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and last slightly less than an hour. You can check the National Naval Aviation Museum website to verify the Blue Angel practice times at this link ----> http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels/. For most people the main attraction is the beach. Depending on when you're there you'll see Dolphins, massive schools of mullet, stingrays, sea turtles, crabs and many other forms of aquatic life. On the beach there are plenty of shore birds to observe and pelicans flying in formation is a common sight. The ubiquitous ghost crabs are fun to watch as they scurry in and out of their sandy holes. Situated on Santa Rosa Island, Fort Pickens Campground is sandwiched between Pensacola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The campground is open year-round and most of the campsites in Loops A, C and E have water and electric hookups, paved pads for RVs ranging in length from 16 to 50 feet, bath houses with hot water and restrooms, picnic table, a grill/fire ring and dump stations. The sites at Loops B and D are for tent camping only and have a grill/fire ring, picnic table and centralized water stations situated throughout the loops. The Fort Pickens road is prone to flooding during heavy rain and Gulf storms. Do yourself a favor and check the webpage maintained ty the National Park Service regarding road conditions at the park. Temporary Road and Facility Closures  You may need to make reservations several months in advance, depending on when you plan to arrive. You can make reservations and book your campsite online at ReserveAmerica

Big Lagoon State Park

Big Lagoon State Park is located the the southeast of Pensacola at 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, Florida. This popular State Park is located on the shore of Big Lagoon. Just across the lagoon is Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico with easy access at the nearby bridge. In 1977 Big Lagoon became a State Park and features RV and tent camping with 75 campsites that each have water, 30/50 amp electrical connections, grill/fire ring and a picnic table. RVs are limited to 40 feet in length. Additionally, there are full-service restrooms and a dump station. Hot water showers are available withing the campground and open outdoor showers are located at various picnic areas. There's also primitive adult and youth group camping which is limited to 11 people with total campers and day visitors limited to 40 people. You'll want to check the State Park website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Big-Lagoon for restrictions. If you have a dog or cat, you'll be happy to know that pets are welcome in the campground area. Be considerate of your neighbors and keep your pet leashed and pick up after them. Pets are not allowed on beaches or waterways. Water activities are very popular and kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes can be rented at the Ranger Station. For launching small craft the park offers a hand launch. Along the Intracoastal Waterway you'll be able to launch your boat at the park's two-lane boat ramp. Popular activities include bicycling along the park's 2 1/2 mile paved main drive, birding for migratory, shore and sea birds, viewing wildlife including deer and small animals, spotting alligators, enjoying the small beaches on the parks lagoon border, crabbing and cast netting for mullet in the lagoon, geocaching in the park, hiking five miles of nature trails, dining and enjoying gatherings at 15 available pavilions and swimming along the Intercoastal Waterway at designated areas. If you do go swimming be aware that there are no lifeguards so please exercise caution. For large gatherings with up to 250 people the Governor's Pavilion with picnic table seating is available. The facility includes restrooms, electricity, water, a built in grill, a built in fireplace and trash receptacles. If you want to plan a unique wedding, the park does offer facilities for rent, but the planning is up to you. An amphitheater located in the park provides stadium seating for up to 250 people for special events. As you would expect, restrooms, electricity and water are available at the amphitheater. Another popular feature at Big Lagoon State Park is the multi-story observation tower where you can enjoy panoramic views and photo opportunities of marshes, the barrier islands and the Gulf of Mexico. The tower is located in the southeast section of the park. There is an entrance admission / entrance fee to enter the park unless you have a Forida State Parks Annual Pass. With the annual pass you may also get camping and other discounts. Many restaurants are nearby and if you aren't interested in RV camping or tent camping there are hotels not far away. Before you go, you may want to make reservations through ReserveAmerica. Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Highway Pensacola, Florida 32507 Telephone:(850) 492-1595

Perdido Key State Park

Perdido Key is approximately 16 miles of barrier island beginning at the Perdido Pass bridge in Alabama and terminates at the western ends within view of Fort Pickens and Santa Rosa Island, all part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. If you are entering Perdido Key from Florida on Perdido Key Drive (Highway 292) you'll continue traveling east until you get to Perdido Key State Park. If instead you take a left from Highway 292 heading west on Johnson Beach Road you'll arrive at at the Johnson's Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore area. Although there are no tent or RV camping facilities in the State Park, there are three private campgrounds and camping available at Big Lagoon State Park across the lagoon. The campgrounds are listed below: Just north of Perdido Key on Big Lagoon: Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-1595 Just across the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge between Big Lagoon State Park and Perdido Key: Perdido Key RV Resort 13770 River Rd, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone (850) 492-7304 RV Parks east of Perdido Key State Park on Highway 292: Playa Del Rio 16990 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 492-0904 Old River RV Park 17150 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507 Telephone: (850) 497-8886 Additional camping is primitive only at Johnson's beach, however be sure to check before you go because the National Park Service recently closed the area to camping due to campers leaving behind excessive garbage and is reevaluating how to manage camping for the area in the future. Perdido Key State Park offers visitors almost two miles of beautiful white sand beaches. There is a small access fee to enter the park. From two beach access parking lots you will be able to access the beach over boardwalks designed to protect vegetation such as sea oats and fragile dunes. You'll have access to eight covered picnic tables and restrooms are available at both of the beach access areas. There are also drinking fountains and outdoor cold water showers for visitor use. A few of the things to do at the State Park include shelling, birding, surf fishing, surfing and swimming. There are no life guards available so be aware of undertow currents when you're in the water. Also, you will want to pay close attention to the Warning Flag signs posted at the beaches. Double red flags are not to be ignored and you should stay out of the water. Yellow flags indicate that caution is to be exercised by remaining closer to shore in shallow water and Green flags indicate safe water conditions. If you see Purple flags then there are potentially dangerous creatures in the water such as jellyfish. In any case, always be on the lookout for sharks.
Snorkeling is another popular activity in the area. If you're interested
in snorkeling here are a couple of references to help you at Perdido
Key: http://florida-divepros.com/perdido-key-reef/ http://www.perdidokeymarina.com/about-us/perdido-key- marina-news/perdido-key-snorkel-reefs/
Additional information about Perdido Key State Park and Perdido
Key can be found at these websites: Perdido Key State Park Website https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Perdido-Key Gulf Islands National Seashore Perdido Key Area https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/perdido-key-area.htm

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Gulf Islands National Seashore
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Fort Pickens Campground - Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Sunset at Gulf Islands National Seashore
Beach at Fort Pickens Campground, Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Dunes at Gulf of Mexico Gulf Islands National Seashore

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