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The best camping near Big Lagoon State Park

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94% (9 reviews)
94% (9 reviews)

Diverse ecosystems and ample adventure make this park a top Gulf Coast getaway.

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Top-rated campgrounds near Big Lagoon State Park

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Country near the Beach

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents3 acres 路 Pensacola, FL
The property is 3.29 acres. Surrounded on 3 sides by thick trees. The front of the property is open and great for letting the dogs run around. The back of the property has a pond and dock fed by a creek that is great to swim in that also feeds a major bayou in Pensacola Bay. Perfect for a kayak, canoe of paddle board trip. And also has about .75 acres of thick wooded area for a great forest feel on the property. Only one 50 Amp connection but if you have a generator or are tent canping I have many locations to camp
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$20
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Bay Forest Retreat

7 sites 路 Lodging, Tents11 acres 路 Navarre, FL
Explore 11+ acres of rustic and untamed woods. We are two military veteran families who enjoy the land as a place for family and friends to explore, camp, and relax at the 250+ feet of the East Bay beach. Primitive camping is permitted at designated wooded high grounds in the middle of the property. It is a 5 and 10-minute rugged hike in to the middle ground and waterfront, respectively. The trail remains under development, so please bring close-toed shoes or boots for hiking throughout the property (depending on rainfall, there may be mud and water). Our Glamper is a 10x12 canvas furnished tent located a short but rugged 2-minute hike from parking. It provides the opportunity to go camping without having to pack all the gear. Our location is minutes from the Emerald Coast - 7 mins to Navarre Beach, - 30 mins to Pensacola Beach, - 15 mins to Naval Live Oaks, - 45 mins to Fort Pickens, - 50 mins to NAS Pensacola, - 45 mins to Santa Rosa Island, - 35 mins to Okaloosa Island, - 40 mins to Destin. Recommended local restaurants: Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, Dewey Destin鈥檚, Windjammers, TC鈥檚 Front Porch, Deb鈥檚 Coffee, Top鈥檚 Burgers, and New York Pizza Depot. Other sightseeing in the area includes: Museums: National Naval Aviation Museum, Air Force Armament Museum, Fort Pickens, Indian Temple Mound Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art, Museum of Industry, and Destin History & Fishing Museum Additional activities include: Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, HH Arts Gallery, Emerald Coast Science Center, Gulf Breeze Zoo, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!
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$35
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Lanette W.鈥檚 Land

1 site 路 Tent1 acre 路 Lillian, AL
Stay in a primitive tent site near the bay no water or electric. Restrooms are nearby. Whispering Woods on beautiful Perdido Bay. Access to all KOA amenities pool, hot tub, fishing pier, dog park, clubhouse and kids playground. KOA store on grounds and Chubbies pizza. Have friends and family with an RV or would they like a cabin? We got it! Reserve at koa.com.
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$35
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Beach Retreat

1 site 路 RV, Tent1 acre 路 Gulf Shores, AL
We are located exactly 2.7 miles to the beach! Outdoor shower available, but no bathroom available. Close to restaurants, parks, beach, and many other amenities. We are located in Gulf Shores, AL. It is our family home, so it is a family friendly atmosphere. The best thing is how close we are to the beach. We have a kayak and surfboards. If you are staying in a tent you must drive to the gas station or elsewhere for toileting, or it is our recommendation to only book if you are self contained. We do have a heated outdoor shower for rinsing off sand and feet. Come enjoy Gulf Shores.
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$38
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Travel Downs RV Park

1 site 路 RV2 acres 路 Pensacola, FL
Private 2 acre property with 20x40 concrete pad with custom fire pit. Half of Property is cleared with woods surrounding it, gated entrance. Custom shed with washer/dryer, toilet, sink, shower and tankless water heater. Located 10min from perdido key beach鈥檚 and Johnson beach national seashore.
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$85
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Farm back acres

3 sites 路 RVs8 acres 路 Pensacola, FL
Learn more about this land: Close to the highway about a mile from Starbucks and Publix grocery stores 20 minutes from the beach. Pretty dark at night and secluded. Easy to get back on to Route 10. There is road noise from route 10. Great Wifi on site. 50 amp hook up. We charge for 12 cents a kilo watt hour. Look forward to meeting you!
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$25
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La Casa Boheme

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Pensacola, FL
One cozy home with a bohemian style near Perdido Key, Florida is the "La Casa Boheme" in Pensacola. This cozy and eclectic cottage is located adjacent to the Grande Lagoon State Park and just a short drive from Perdido Key beaches and is decorated with bright colors, bold patterns, and unique decor items. The outdoor space features a fire pit, outdoor grill, outdoor shower, and string lights, making it a great spot to relax after a day at the beach. Shopping nearby. RV hook-ups!
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$186
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Colorful Camping at Beakertopia鉁笍馃寛

20 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Bon Secour, AL
Come camp on one of the Southeast's most unique properties, Beakertopia! Our 2.4 acre artist compound is lush with hundred-year-old live oaks, native flowers and enclosed in bamboo. Choose any spot to pitch your tent and enjoy our magic oasis only 20 min from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores. You're welcome to use the "outdoor living room" as you please. This area includes a bar with rainwater catchment for washing hands/dishes, refrigerator, freezer, electric tea kettle, microwave, solar oven, 2 burner biogas stovetop with cooking equipment&utensils, games, aerial yoga silks, climbing wall, slackline, Iyengar yoga rope wall, trash/recycling, and filtered alkaline drinking water. Attached to it is our air conditioned ecobathroom with hot shower and bio toilet. Please note that our growing community is not "finished" as we have many years worth of projects we intend on using this land to experiment with. With our 2 aircrete domes are under construction, there are lots of tools and materials on site. We do try to limit any loud work being done while campers are here, but we cannot fully clean up the construction site every single day. While many visitors leave with inspiration for their own homes & appreciate the chance to view our building process rather than just the final product, we understand it's not for everyone. Gulf Shores offers many nice, high-end condos+hotels if you're looking for a more luxurious experience. Just like ourselves, Beakertopia is a work in progress and we are happy to share our journey with those who resonate! **Update January '24: Please pardon our progress as we have just begun phase 1 of converting the existing lawn into an eco-friendly pollinator lawn! Our goal is to replace the traditional, wasteful grass with a native wildflower mix to provide a healthy meadow for the butterflies + bees. So although Beakertopia is not as visually beautiful as it once was, we are excited for this transition to higher sustainability and stand by the belief that sometimes things have to get ugly before they get pretty 馃槈 Learn more about this land: Community. Art. Sustainability. At Yum Arts Collective we believe that the power lies in the collective, rather than the individual. A group of people working towards a shared goal can truly create magic out of thin air. We know this to be true because we've witnessed it time and time again through our business and life. We created Beakertopia to show that alternative lifestyles are indeed possible and can actually flow beautifully. We hope to inspire others to break out of the square boxes that society puts you in from the moment you enter this world. Beakertopia is a beautiful 2.4 acre piece of land in Bon Secour, AL that we purchased in 2020 to explore sustainability, alternative building methods, and permaculture. Due to the seasonal nature of this region we're able to devote half the year to our business and half the year to our land which allows for a symbiotic relationship for the 2 to serve one another simultaneously. 鈥 Our intention for this artist community is to bring like-minded people together and make the world a more beautiful place. It serves as our primary residence and also residence for seasonal workers&traveling artists when they come here. Every year we have the opportunity to employ about a dozen people to work with us during the tourist season, from March-October. Aside from our local employees, we also wanted to create a space that would allow for fellow travelers to join our crew. Beakertopia provides the possibility for friends from around the world to come live and work. Check out our website for more info 鉁笍
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Sugar Sands RV Resort

12 sites 路 RVs15 acres 路 Gulf Shores, AL
Sugar Sands RV Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama, features roughly 80聽sites including 5 stylish Tiny Homes for rent. All sites have full hookups, including 30/50 amp power, water/sewer, a picnic table, and WiFi! 聽Each site is a well maintained, spacious聽22鈥 x 60鈥 concrete pad聽to accommodate even the largest RVs. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful, lush landscaping set among our coastal craftsman style buildings.Learn more about this land:Sugar Sands RV Resort offers full hookups with our 22鈥 x 60鈥 concrete spacious sites with privacy between , as well as power, water, sewer, cable, and Wi-Fi.聽Our Clubhouse is available for your use and is complete with kitchen, restrooms, sitting areas, tv area, library, and computer area. And did we mention our zero-entry pool? It is beautiful! You can also enjoy our fitness center.聽One of the many reasons to come and stay with us, if you love the beach, we are minutes away from Gulf Shores Beach and Orange Beach. Golfers can enjoy many of our pristine golf courses. Or if you wish to take in concert, a boat ride to see the dolphins or just sit and watch the boats, the Wharf is the place to visit.聽Just minutes away from the resort you will also find the new Park OWA, which features shops, dining, and an amusement park. At OWA, there are restaurants such Groovy Goat, Paula Dean鈥檚, Trattoria Pizza & Italian, Rock n Roll Sushi.聽The Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum is only a 25.6-mile drive away. This is the home of the world-famous Blue Angels. Ft. Morgan State Historic Site is 25.9 miles from the Resort.Our list of attractions goes on and on! We have only named a few!All rigs over 10 years old will require photos to be submitted prior to approval of the reservation.聽
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M & A鈥檚 Sweet Retreat

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Pensacola, FL
Our area does not offer a lot of RV camping, especially since Covid, and when our best friends needed a place to stay, we had to help. Our backyard if fairly large and shaded with old oaks, and at night the stars are super bright. The best part of our site, is it鈥檚 close proximity to lots of adventure.
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$35
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Gulf Shores Waterfront RV Getaway

2 sites 路 RVs1 acre 路 Gulf Shores, AL
WELCOME TO PLASH ISLAND'S "OSPREY LANDING" RV PARK ON OYSTER BAY. BRING YOUR RV AND FAMILY AND ENJOY FISHING, KAYAKING AND SWIMMING. FURRY FAMILY IS WELCOME! CANOE TO OYSTER BAY TO SEE BOATS, DOLPHINS AND WET A LINE. WATCH THE AMAZING SUNSETS, BIRDS AND THE MULLET JUMPING RIGHT FROM YOUR PATIO. PLASH ISLAND IS LOCATED IN GULF SHORES ON OYSTER BAY AND IS ABOUT 8 MINUTES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL SANDY BEACHES. ENJOY OUR BOAT LAUNCH! GOLF CARTS AND FURRY FAMILY ARE WELCOME. THIS SPOT IS CLOSEST TO THE WATER. WE ARE LOCATED 3 MILES WEST OF LULU'S. FULL HOOK UPS PROVIDED. WE OFFER 2 CONCRETE RV PADS. NO RV IS PROVIDED.
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Navarre Beach Camping Resort

20 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Navarre, FL
Navarre Beach Camping Resort is located in Navarre, FL. We have 99 rv sites 29 cabins and three travel trailers. We are on the water, the Santa Rosa Sound, it is an intercoastal water way. We are a ten minute drive to Navarre Beach. Fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding are fun things to do in the area.Learn more about this land:Back-in standard sites throughout the park have full hook-up and will accommodate up to twenty five foot campers. You park your RV on a sand, dirt pad, you have a concrete pad and a picnic table. Site comes with water, sewer, electric,聽wifi and cable. Some sites have shade. None of our sites are shaded all day long. Every site is a short walk to our beach.
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$50
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The best camping near Big Lagoon State Park guide

Overview

About

On the western edge of the Florida Panhandle, just 10 miles west of Pensacola, the saltwater marshes and pine flatwoods of Big Lagoon State Park are a gateway to both the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail and the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. A diversity of birds hang out here, including more than 20 species of wood-warbler and a variety of ducks, sandpipers, and black-bellied plovers. Five miles of hiking trails wind their way through Big Lagoon, while swimming and kayaking are available at designated areas along the Intracoastal Waterway. The park has 75 campsites for tents and RVs up to 40 feet.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations can be made at the Florida State Parks website or by phone.聽Florida residents can make campsite reservations 11 months in advance, while non-residents can make reservations 10 months in advance.
  2. Big Lagoon is a popular spot, so booking in advance is recommended. Many experienced Florida campers book their spots on the first day bookings open up.
  3. If you can鈥檛 secure your preferred dates, keep checking. Spots sometimes open up as others鈥 plans change.

When to go

Summer is prime for camping in this part of Florida, with many visitors flocking here to cool off in the park鈥檚 waterways. If planning a summer visit, try to make reservations as far in advance as possible. Otherwise, opting for spring or fall promises more availability, fewer crowds, and more comfortable hiking conditions鈥攖his is also the best time for viewing migrating birds.聽

Know before you go

  • Kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available through Sunshine State Concessions.聽
  • You鈥檒l likely find everything you need at Publix, Walmart, or Target, all of which are within five miles of Big Lagoon.
  • No lifeguards are on duty in the park.
  • All pets must be on a six-foot leash and continuously attended to. Pets are not allowed on the beach, wetlands, boardwalks, playground, or in any buildings.聽
  • Some areas are wheelchair accessible, and beach wheelchairs are available free of charge from the ranger station.

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