Camping near Panama City

White sand beaches and RV-friendly state parks make Panama City a go-to camping spot.

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Panama City Beach RV Resort

118 sites · RVs5 acres · Panama City Beach, FL
We are a cute little RV resort just across from the Gulf of Mexico. You can ride your bikes or take a golf cart ride over to St. Andrews State Park. There are many great activities close by to choose from. Our friendly and helpful staff would be delighted to help! We are open year-round and would love to have you here! We have full hookups on all of our sites. We are across the street from the beach, a short 5-minute walk. Heated pool. Clean bathhouses. Laundromat and fitness room. We are just minutes away from St. Andrews State Park. They have great nature trails you can walk or ride your bike. Come check out our great location and meet all of the wonderful guests we have! Free high-speed wireless internet is brand new along with beach access from our private, gated resort. We’re really pet-friendly here and even have a fantastic dog park.
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Millville Mansion RV Space

1 site · RV1 acre · Panama City, FL
**NEW LISTING DISCOUNT** **home is in the process of being painted and may be blue when you arrive.** Just minutes from all this beautiful area has to offer, you’ll find Watson Bayou just steps away, 2 boat slips within a few blocks, historic downtown Panama City less than a mile away, Tyndall Air Force Base a short 9 miles away, and Panama City’s beautiful beaches just a quick 12 miles away. Whether you’re visiting for vacation or just passing through, you’ll have all the comforts of home and more in this little slice of Millville. If quiet and serene, and close to much of what makes Millville so special is what you’re searching for, look no further. Built in 1922, "Millville Mansion" (named by my mother's family) is a quaint cottage. The RV space is located behind the home, on a concrete pad where the garage was located prior to Hurricane Michael. Though historic, we love our little neighborhood and have made many amazing memories here throughout the years, and are happy to share it with you. Guests can enjoy our screened-in porch (shared with guests of the home as well), a spacious back deck, and ample private parking for multiple vehicles and a boat (bring your own boat). You’ll also have access to the shared laundry room located outside the house just off the back porch. *Please note this property is still undergoing some minor repairs as a result of Hurricane Michael. While structurally sound and fully functional, there are still some minor repairs/finishing work/landscaping being done. The immediate surrounding areas sustained a substantial amount of damage as well. While everyone is working diligently to make repairs, many areas including our little historic neighborhood are still in pretty rough shape. These restoration efforts do not affect the property’s home-like feel and will have no effect on your stay. We simply want to be completely transparent prior to your booking. THE SPACE When you arrive (check in is anytime after 2pm), you’ll be greeted by a covered front porch that overlooks the historic Millville Cemetery. You will see the concrete parking area and gravel parking area at the rear of the driveway where you can set up your rig and outdoor living spaces as you desire. In the morning, mosey out onto our expansive deck and enjoy your morning tea or coffee. This extra space is shaded by one of our gorgeous historic oak trees. There is ample private parking, you're welcome to park your tow vehicle, extra vehicle and/or bring your boat! There is so much to see and do in and around Millville including visiting our local farmer’s market, hiking on our beautiful trails, visiting our gorgeous beaches, taking in local art, dining at delicious local restaurants, or fishing off our magnificent coast. Whatever your reason for visiting, we hope you’ll find relaxation and fun at our little getaway. *up to 2 loads of laundry are included with your stay if you are also paying for hookups. Additional loads are $5/load. BIG RIGS please see the guidebook for the suggested way to get to the property!
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Maggie's Musical Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Youngstown, FL
Mike & Maggie bought this beautiful property 38 years ago. Their house, The Cracker Shack, is 100 plus years old and is the second generation home of the Gainer family who settled the Econfina area in the 1820's. It's made of heart pine and the fireplace was carved from the limestone in Econfina Creek.
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Sugar White Sand - St. Joe Beach

1 site · RV1 acre · Port Saint Joe, FL
Most people come here for the sugar white sand beaches, (St. Joe Beach - between Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe), which is within walking distance from your single private RV camper site. 50 and 30 amp service, water hose bib, full sewage hook up, outdoor shower and foot shower, washer/dryer available. Picnic table. Ample parking. Very quiet area. No light pollution. Star gazing is amazing. Able to accommodate BIG RIGS ! Relax on soft, white-sand dune beaches, go snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico, or go fishing at a local, rustic fish shack. The local area also provides an educational and even inspirational peek into the state’s early past. Gift and antique stores, bistros, vest-pocket parks, vast greenways, and an appealing waterfront marina make up this tiny, easily accessible Port St. Joe downtown. Not to mention, you have easy access to some of the best seafood in the nation!
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The Gulf Stream Beach Camp

1 site · RV1 acre · Port Saint Joe, FL
Private, breezy RV lot one block from the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful white sand beaches, an incredible starry night sky, and the peaceful sound of waves on the shore awaits you. The lot is a 12-minute drive from the City of Port St. Joe with restaurant options, grocery store, and marina, and a 5-minute drive from Mexico Beach. Looking for some fun on the beach? Check out Barefoot Rentals in Mexico Beach for kayaks, paddle boards, golf cart rentals and beach gear that deliver to the beach, the RV property, or any of the surrounding areas.
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Sand Between Your Toes

1 site · RV1 acre · Laguna Beach, FL
The property is fenced and gated with a 12 foot gate and gravel driveway for easy pull in. The property is quiet, with a fire pit, electric hook up service for 30 or 50 amp. Sewer, water, Wi-Fi and electric included. The property is within 3 miles of the world's most beautiful beaches, Panama City Beach Florida. We are conveniently located in the heart of it all. The property is approximately 5 minutes to scenic 30A, 5 minutes to Pier Park, 5 minutes to Frank Brown Park.
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Rum Runner

1 site · RV1 acre · Port St Joe, FL
This spacious corner lot with full hookups is just a few hundred feet to a pristine, white sand, pet friendly beach. Beautiful, quiet, small town atmosphere great for golf carts or family bike rides or sportsmen. Located close to great restaurants and bars (some even walking distance) this can be the perfect place to just relax and enjoy the Florida gulf coast. This back in lot is .25 acres with a 30 amp hook up, water and sewer on a slab and offers an outdoor shower. Check out our Facebook page for local vendors, and up coming events! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555175956287&mibextid=ibOpuV
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Sunset Place

1 site · RV1 acre · Port Saint Joe, FL
(Use promo code KOE1YQOS at the time of checkout) 2024 Spring / Summer Special! (March 1 - August 31). Rent 5 nights, stay the whole week. Facing West for the most beautiful sunsets over the calmed waters of St Joseph Bay and next to State Buffer Preserve, this is a special property in a unique old Florida coastal setting. Enjoy the solitude of this beautiful 1 acre bayfront lot which includes: private property with entry gate, gravel driveway, concrete pad 20x55, separate 50 and 30 amps hook-ups, water, sewer, trash service, security lighting at entrance, wood burning fire pit with cooking grate, 2 picnic tables, free standing swing, bistro and lantern lighting and unobstructed, stunning sunsets every night Sunset Place is less than 2 miles from Cape San Blas public beach access at picturesque Salinas Park. Bring your boat and kayaks, there is plenty of parking for your toys and access to several boat ramps. Downtown Port St Joe, Indian Pass and historic Applachicola are just a short drive away with local eateries to delight the fresh seafood and live music scene. Learn more about this land: Enjoy the solitude of this beautiful 1 acre bayfront lot which includes: private property with entry gate, gravel driveway, concrete pad 20x55, separate 50 and 30 amps hook-ups, water, sewer, trash service, security lighting at entrance, wood burning fire pit with cooking grate, 2 picnic tables, free standing swing, bistro and lantern lighting and unobstructed, stunning sunsets every night Pets are welcome at this property and at all beaches in Gulf County! Please abide by local leash law and pick up after your pet. Sunset Place is less than 2 miles from Cape San Blas public beach access at picturesque Salinas Park. Bring your boat and kayaks, there is plenty of parking for your toys and access to several boat ramps around. Downtown Port St Joe, Indian Pass and historic Applachicola are just a short drive away with local eateries to delight the fresh seafood and live music scene.
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The RV Spot

1 site · RV1 acre · Lynn Haven, FL
It’s an RV spot with power water and sewer service. It can hold up to a 35’ camper with two vehicles. You can bring your pets and if you have plans and don’t want them to be left alone. Next door is a doggy daycare. Reach out for more info. Nearby is beautiful St.Andrews Bay and Deerpoint lake. We are 30 minutes away from shopping at pier park and the worlds most beautiful beaches. We also have cold springs nearby with amazing kayaking and cano
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"Sweet Tupelo" on the "Big River"!

3 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Bristol, FL
R.V. DUMP STATION! . . "SWEET TUPELO" is a magical 12-acre RIVERFRONT property offering 3 R.V. sites, spaced 150 feet apart from each other. We're directly on the Apalachicola River, approximately 15 minutes south of Bristol, Florida. These campsites have so much to offer with sweeping water views on a wide bend of the river! The campsites feature: . 1. Waterfront R.V. camping sites spaced far enough from another camper for your enjoyment, (150 feet apart from each other with Site 1 and Site 3 having woods on one side). 2. Picnic table at EACH SITE. 3. Swivel-top charcoal grill at EACH SITE. 4. Fire Pit with 4 wood Adirondack Chairs AT EACH SITE. 5. EACH SITE has a 30-amp and 50-amp hookup, plus FOUR 110v electric outlets, along with two city drinking water spigots, (bring your own RV electric cord and RV drinking water hose). 6. Room for boat parking 7. Public boat ramp, playground, restrooms, just 300 YARDS AWAY! 8. R.V. size limit recommendations: Site 1 up to 50', Site 2 up to 32', Site 3 up to 36' . . RV DUMP STATION LOCATED ON OUR 12 ACRE PROPERTY!! To access it, turn onto Landing Road from Hwy 333. Go about 100 yards and instead of curving right, turn left into the FIRST gate. When leaving, please close the gate behind you. NOTE: You will need no less than a 10' long dump hose to reach from your RV to the dump hole. . . (For best results to see ALL features of our listing, including dates/availability of ALL 3 campsites, view our Hipcamp listing on a laptop rather than your mobile phone) . . If you need to rent an R.V. then contact Outdoorsy, the website that will deliver and set up an R.V. for you! Also, High-Five Adventures in Apalachicola, Florida. They also can deliver and set up an R.V. We are not affiliated with either of them nor endorse one way or the other.... Just info provided by us for you to inquire. . . Our three "SWEET TUPELO" R.V. campsites are located on 12 riverfront acres in the northern Panhandle of Florida on the historic Apalachicola River. The name “Sweet Tupelo” is taken from the Tupelo tree that grows exclusively in the floodplains and sloughs along the Apalachicola River. Local bees make their honey with the pollen of these trees creating many unique health and taste benefits found only in this part of the world. When you venture back into civilization, make sure you pick up a jar of Tupelo honey. You won’t be disappointed! . "Sweet Tupelo" is located roughly halfway between Apalachicola and Chattahoochee, at the river's mile marker 60. This river is Florida's LARGEST by volume, stretching 103 miles from the Florida/Georgia border in Chattahoochee to the historic fishing village of Apalachicola on the Gulf coast. The waters of the river originate northeast of Atlanta, Georgia! . On this secluded property, you can almost hear the sounds of yester-year when steamboats, pirates, Native American residents, British, Spanish, and French soldiers along with American settlers traveled throughout this area. . William August Bowles, a former British officer, built a fort right here on our bluffs as he hid from Spain and American Military officials while traveling with his fleet of pirate ships upstream from the Gulf coast! Bowles established the Muskogee Nation, encompassing the "Big Bend" region of the Florida Panhandle and lower Alabama/Georgia, with the support and cooperation of native tribes while proclaiming himself president in 1795. He eventually was caught by the Spanish in 1803 and his Estiffanulga fort was abandoned when he was sent to Morro Castle Prison in Havana Cuba, where he died in 1805 at age 42. . Beginning in the early 1800s, commercial steamships plied the Apalachicola River waters carrying cotton, provisions, and other products from Georgia and Alabama to the coast. From there, the cargo was switched to seafaring vessels and shipped to Europe, the American Northeast, and all over the world. In days gone by, Native Americans had thriving communities here, followed by American homesteaders who started to settle along these riverbanks in the early 1800’s. . What to do at Sweet Tupelo? . Well, the most popular activity is to relax and enjoy the fire pit while you watch this mighty river roll by. If you enjoy fishing, bring your boat to the Estiffanulga Public Boat Ramp & Park which is only 300 yards away, along with public restrooms and a great playground for the kids. To walk there, it's a short stroll on Joe Red Shular Road. . For fishing, the best location is at the public boat ramp because the cliff is not as high, and the edge of the cliff is more stable due to boulders being in place. There is a park bench as well. This spot is located at the left of the boat ramp. . Camel Lake is located just a few miles away deep in the Apalachicola National Forest. It features a secluded, natural roped-off swimming area and sandy beach, along with restrooms. . The Town of Bristol, the county seat of Liberty County, is 12 minutes north of the campsite and features a few restaurants, (Apalachee Restaurant, Subway), a grocery and hardware store, bank, and other niceties of small-town civilization. Blountstown, the county seat of Calhoun County, is 20 minutes away and also offers amenities. . The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a very interesting museum located about 20 minutes northwest in nearby Blountstown located on the other side of the river. Over 17 historic buildings may be toured which feature what life was like settling this North Florida area in the early 1800’s. Call for hours of operation. . The Gulf Coast to the south is only an hour’s drive away. Known as the Forgotten Coast, the pristine sands of St. George Island offer great beach access, public parking, restroom/shower facilities, a state park, along with many restaurants and shops to enjoy. The town of Apalachicola, full of maritime history, features beautiful historic homes and buildings, along with restaurants, shops and boat launches offering great access to the Gulf of Mexico. . Tallahassee is roughly an hour to the east and is Florida’s state capitol and home of Florida State University and Florida A & M University. If you need a small dose of civilization while camping, come visit the many historic locations, museums, and tours, along with great restaurants and shopping. . Wakulla Springs State Park is about 1 hour to the southeast and makes a fabulous day trip, especially on a very hot day! Cool off and swim in one of the deepest freshwater springs in the world, or lounge on the sandy shore under the shade of pine trees. Even a boat tour downstream! The site features a lovely restaurant and has a small museum. Be sure to say hello to “OLD JOE”, the 14-foot-long alligator which is preserved in the lobby. A very enjoyable day indeed. . Florida Caverns Cave Tour in Marianna FL Just take the one-hour drive northwest and you can travel back to pre-historic times as you tour this lime rock cave system full of stalagmites and stalactites. This other-worldly experience is sure to please young and old alike. . Falling Waters State Park in Chipley FL offers Florida's highest waterfall at 73 feet! A beautiful site! . Garden of Eden Trail located 5 miles north of Bristol. A 3.7-mile loop within the 6,295-acre Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. The canopied trail and the brook culminate with Alum Bluff. After about two hours of ascending and descending, stopping to hear the birds and the cicadas and to marvel at the way the landscape drops sheer into gullies, the land crests at Alum Bluff, almost 200 feet above the Apalachicola River! A theory is that the Garden of Eden was located in this beautiful area. (No dogs, no smoking, no restrooms). . Fort Gadsden Historic Site, located a few miles southwest of Sumatra off of Hwy 65 . FOOD nearby: Check for hours & days of operation which could change/vary: Apalachee Restaurant and Subway, both in Bristol located 15 minutes north. T.J. Market & Citgo Station, located in Lake Mystic, just 8 minutes north, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with gas and the area's only non-ethanal marine gas for boats. Blountstown, 20 minutes away and 5-7 minutes west of Bristol, offers additional restaurants, grocery and hardware stores. . DIRECTIONS: . FOR R.V. SITE 1: . 1. From Bristol, take County Road 12 south to County Road 333, (roughly 10 min.) 2. Veer right onto County Road 333 3. Take County Road 333 to Landing Road, (a red clay road) 4. Turn right onto Landing Road. (The county-issued 911 address is 21103 Landing Road but that puts you to the right of our actual address). See item #5 below 5. Go about 200 yards, and as Landing Road curves right, go straight onto the lime rock driveway instead of curving right 6. Drive straight ahead, passing the first gate to your left, (which is where the R.V. Dump Station is located), and a county water tower on your right. You will arrive at the gated entrance to the property straight ahead 7. Upon entering the gate, continue on the lime rock driveway through the wooded area to the riverfront RV site at the end of the road. You will see a large fire pit with Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, a grill, a bar, a 110v/30/50-amp electrical hookup and water spigot. . FOR R.V. SITES 2 and 3: . The official "911 address", assigned by the county, is 7034 Joe Red Shuler Road NW. When you turn right off of Hwy 333 onto Joe Red Shuler Road, proceed straight. You'll see the double gates straight ahead where the road turns left toward the nearby boat ramp. Go straight, through the gate.
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Lucas Lake ranch

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Chipley, FL
Almost a 1 acre property nestled in between Lucas Lake and Hicks Lake along with other small ponds and streams. There is public Lake access to Lucas Lake down the street for your boat or kayak launching. Great fishing, swimming, and wild life watching. We have 6 chickens, a cat and 1 small dog. Pets are welcomed. We are working on planting a food forest.
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RV on 30E

1 site · RV1 acre · Port St. Joe, FL
Located on Florida's “Forgotten Coast,” a stretch of pristine white beaches just below the panhandle on the Gulf of Mexico, Cape San Blas is known for its natural beauty, relaxed atmosphere and few tourists. This is a coveted RV site on the North end of Cape San Blas. Water, power, sewage, and garbage are provided. Deeded beach access and St. Joseph Bay just steps away. Miles of walking and biking paths located across the street. A short walk or bike ride to The Trading Post, Peachy’s Webber’s Donuts and more. Award winning Florida state park, T H Stone Memorial Park a short drive away. Come explore Florida’s forgotten Coast.
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Camping near Panama City guide

Overview

Panama City, Florida, is infamous for being a Spring Break destination. But like many Florida locales, Panama City has a breadth to offer beyond its association with rowdy coeds; in fact, this Florida Panhandle town is a gateway to a surprisingly large stretch of beaches and grassy natural areas that cater to both RV campers and tent campers. Plus, this part of Florida offers some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the entire country—many of which aren’t very crowded, especially in the offseason.

Where to go

St. Andrews State Park

When searching for camping near Panama City, you can’t miss St. Andrews State Park. Located under thirty minutes from Panama City, this well-maintained beach park has bathrooms, showers, and other amenities. You can also bring kayaks and canoes for a chance to paddle with dolphins, and people often see deer, storks and other wildlife. Many of the RV sites here back up straight to the shore, so you’ll get to watch the sunset over the water straight from your camp chair.

Henderson Beach State Park

About an hour and twenty minutes from Panama City, Henderson Beach State Park is a stunning beach recreation area. With 30-foot tall, white sand dunes (which you can hike, by the way) and stunningly blue Gulf waters, you’ll love how pristine this beach is. RV camping and hiking are popular here, as are biking and wildlife viewing. Here, you’ll get a chance to experience a unique dune ecosystem, complete with rare plants you won’t see elsewhere.

Mexico Beach

If you want to explore your RV park options, Mexico Beach has plenty. Only a half-hour drive from downtown Panama City, Mexico Beach has pure quartz sand, making it whiter than most other Florida beaches. Mexico Beach stretches for about five miles and doesn’t use lifeguards, since the beaches are often quite safe for swimming. This is a nesting ground for sea turtles, so you can get a chance to see them if you go between May and October. A stroll down the canal boardwalk can offer sights of the area’s nautical traditions.

When to go

This part of Florida is always nice to visit, but temperatures can get quite high in July and August, so you might prefer to camp outside of the peak summer. Additionally, spring breakers can crowd the city in late March to early April, though they usually won’t venture to the camping areas. January and February are great times to go, especially if you’re escaping a cold winter somewhere else.

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