Your Guide to Camping in Wakulla County

Your Guide to Camping in Wakulla County

written by Visit Wakulla

 

Whether you’re in a full-size RV with all the bells and whistles or you prefer the simplicity of a tent, camping is an excellent way to see the natural splendor of Wakulla County up close and personal.

State and city parks

Wakulla County is celebrated for its abundance of natural areas, so it should come as no surprise that there are some excellent camping accommodations within some of our state and city parks for guests to utilize during their Wakulla adventure.

Ochlockonee River State Park draws in avid nature lovers throughout the year thanks to its expansive forest area, outstanding hiking and swimming opportunities, and easy river access. The campground in the park features 30 sites available for tent or RV camping, each with electric and water hookups.

Newport Park is nestled alongside the banks of the scenic St. Marks River, and it offers beautiful views and the serenity that many of our visitors cherish. The campground at Newport Park features five RV full hookup sites as well as 20 primitive sites, and its proximity to the St. Marks River boat ramp (which empties into the Gulf of Mexico) makes it a perfect spot for anglers.

Myron B. Hodge City Park is located just south of downtown Sopchoppy, and the park is home to 26 RV and tent campsites with bathroom facilities on-site. It is only a short drive from some of the most beautiful wilderness sites in Wakulla County, including Ochlockonee River State Park and the Apalachicola National Forest.

Private campgrounds

If you’re looking for a private campground to be your base as you explore the natural wonders of Wakulla County, there are several convenient options located throughout the area with a range of amenities and price points.

  • Wildwood Golf and RV Resort -- One of the more elite options available in Wakulla, this resort offers the best of both the natural and the man-made. If you enjoy golfing as much as you enjoy saltwater fishing, this is the campground for you.
  • Holiday Park and Campground -- If you like to enjoy waterfront views and the smell of the salt air during your camping trip, look no further than Holiday Campground on the shores of the Ochlockonee Bay.
  • Shell Island Fish Camp and Motel -- To get an unforgettable view of the Wakulla River while you strengthen your relationship with nature, look no further than the Shell Island Fish Camp and Motel. The facility offers water and electricity hookups as well as other essential amenities.
  • Panacea RV Park -- Panacea RV park is a great option for anyone who’s looking for a place off the beaten path. The facility offers many amenities including WiFi access, laundry machines, and canoe and kayak rentals.

Tips for getting the most out of your Wakulla County camping experience

Camping in Wakulla County is one of the best ways to connect with the natural world around you, but there are some things you need to keep in mind as you prepare for your journey. Make sure you have planned some fun family activities so your kids have structured and well-tailored time. Pack more clothing than you think you’ll need in case some gets wet or the weather changes. And keep all fires within designated fire rings in your campsite.

Don’t let another minute go by before you start planning your Wakulla County camping adventure! Find out more about our camping accommodations and activities for you and your family, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey into a natural wonderland.