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St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am sorry to say, Shady Pines campground may soon need to change its' name. I don't know what is going on, with the weather, the park management, but something is causing a serious reduction in the number of trees and vegetation in general. Our...More

1  Thank purpleinopp
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We camped here for a week and enjoyed the glorious beach. The public has three beaches, and the campground has its own stretch of beautiful sandy beach. There is no lifeguard though. The water was warm enough to swim (I'm used to swimming in CT...More

2  Thank FortWayneDisney52
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Disclaimer: we did not camp nor stay in the cabins here (which, as noted by another reviewer, are on the bay side, not the Gulf side). What I could see in peeking into a cabin looked good if somewhat rustic; there was an outdoor grill...More

Thank Laura54
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

We love this state park for swimming and camping. The bathrooms were much improved from our last visit. But, one of members of our group was seriously injured with a knee/ leg injury from falling on a non wood boardwalk going from the beach to...More

1  Thank snugglesiniowa
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We camped here the week of September 17. This place us a tropical island. Beautiful white sand beach with massive sand dunes. Lots of wildlife,just watch for snakes like Water Moccasins, we seen 2. There are signs that say there are alligators too. But, it's...More

Thank Gregory C
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United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Port Saint Joe
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Sharman H
We are a family of 6 considering tent camping Labor Day week or sometime in September to make use of scallop season this year. Typically we camp somewhere on the Gulf in October to avoid the heat. We camped once in August and said never again bc we overheated (granted there was also a bizarre thick algae in the water so you couldn't get in to cool off- literally). I am seeing several people with summer travel dates that tent camp. Is it not that hot? When I look at the average temps (close to 90), it seems like a really bad idea to even try. We love nature and wildlife so I'm sure we'll love this campground and would be near the water most of the day, but I'm second guessing braving the heat just to get the scallops. Would it be substantially more pleasant if we waiting til October? Thoughts? And yes I am aware of the biting bugs - we're prepared for that. THANK YOU in advance for any insight.
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Laura54 | Reviewed this property |
First off, no matter the time of year, you should not have to worry about algae or anything unpleasant interfering with your enjoyment of the water here - you have the bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other... More
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Rosa R
September 7, 2017|
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Response from mierafan4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...we tented for 10 nights. KSC is near Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic side. Be aware it is an extremely popular park. The Wife made reservations months in advance as soon as they started taking reservations for year. KSC... More
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Daniel M
August 24, 2017|
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Response from rachelgV6526TT | Reviewed this property |
We just went a couple of months ago. We could get a signal while on the beach (not bayside) but could not while in the cabin. Hope that helps.
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"If it is hot, look for a site oriented north/south, not east/west"
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"Bring your necessities with you and enjoy your stay w/o going shopping. T"
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"Check the photos of the sites on the state park website."
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"RV Site 101 in “Gulf Breeze Camp” is a good location. Close to the boardwalk that takes you to the beach and..."
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