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9 RV Parks near Panacea, Florida
Feb 2018 - $32.00
Spent 5 days here, 2 at the PA rate. Would not stay here again. Not that it is a "bad" park, but it is not worth the cost. Owner and manager were both cordial. Only sites available were on the front row, under the Live Oaks so there was a LOT of road noise. Sites are VERY narrow and closely spaced. Wifi was useless inside the RV and practically useless outside the RV. Sewer connection was well above grade and I had to lift the hose to drain during dumping. No fenced dog run, but there is a packed-sand road that gets little traffic adjacent to the park, so walking the dog isn't a problem. I did not see any dog piles left behind in the campground. The restaurant mentioned in other reviews is closed with no plans to re-open. Sand Marsh Point beach is only 10 minutes south on 98. It is a nice, small beach. Stop at the welcome center, about 2 miles north of the park on 98. Lots of area info available. - TH travelers
Aug 2017 - $15.00
We only stayed here because we were visiting our nephew who has the local marina. What a hidden jewel this little area is. We fell in love with the area & the people. The RV park was not deluxe but the showers were new & clean & the new laundry room was nice & the best washers & dryers for $1.25 The owners are friendly & very helpful as is the handyman. The owners wife runs the little restaurant in front of the park & they were always busy. This is a delightful place to stay & I would recommend it to anyone!! - Sharon Hendricks
May 2017 - $20.00
At first I was not impressed, the door going into the office is broke and it's disheveled inside, but the people could not have been nicer. We parked in a pull-thru just off the road, and it was shady and wide, but very sandy..not paved. I had asked to use the fitness center I read about and rolled my eyes when they told me they didn't think the 2 pieces of equipment worked, and they were blocked in by a bunch of junk...BUT I WAS WRONG. They are undergoing a total remodeling of their community room and that is the reason it was blocked, and they cleared it out immediately. The recumbent bike was working fine and not rickety like some RV parks, it was a nice one. Plus the handyman who let me in was so nice and friendly and wanted to make sure I was comfortable. We had not planned on staying but one night, but decided to stay an extra day and ride the motorcycle to Apalachicola, about 50 miles away. My husband first wanted to move because it was dusty and we were right on the road, but did anyways. On our motorcycle ride we did go past several other RV parks between Panacea and Apalachicola. These appeared to be much fancier, but when I checked, they were at least twice the price. I guess for what we wanted, Panacea was great. Water pressure and taste was good, wifi was great and even though there was a $50 deposit for the cable box, there was no problem getting the deposit back early. There is also a nice little cafe open for breakfast and lunch from 7 am to 3 pm. I went in to tell the owner we were going to stay another day and saw some of their breakfasts....they looked great! Nothing fancy here, but we would return in a heartbeat! Just wish they had a pool. - Ginny H
Apr 2019 - $51.00
This park is dirt and sand, with very narrow sites. Between trees and adjacent neighbors, we only had enough room to extend our living slide, but not our awning. It is so tight that we had to ask people on both sides to move their vehicles so that we could back our motorhome into our site. We had a waterfront site that had a lot of room behind the RV. If you can't get a waterfront site you will be backed against fence with little room. They do have a few pull-thru sites, but those are also narrow. The attendant at the desk was very helpful. - Ccsmith51
Aug 2018 - $40.00
Great experience! We camped along the waterfront, across from the swimming pool. Spacious lots. We chose a shady spot. Enjoyed our time here very much. - charthegar
Jun 2018 - $50.00
Staff was very friendly. Beautiful view of the bay. Swimming pool was clean. Only negative is the small site but have to remember it is a private park. We will be back - Gayle Moreen
Feb 2018 - $15.00
DO NOT use GPS to find this place; ours tried to take us down a narrow, CLOSED road. Use Google Earth to locate it or just stop at city hall, as we finally did. There are no internal park roads, you just drive across the grass to any available grass site and the manager will stop by to pick up payment (he lives in the park). We camped in a tree-shaded, FHU site next to the fence and the street to the park, but there was little traffic noise. For the price, it was the best bargain of our 5500-mile trip. - fanrgs
Mar 2017 - $15.00
E/W sites on riverbank are beautiful, but probably tight for rigs longer than 35 feet or so. Full hookup sites along fence line by road (quiet road) can handle longer rigs. No reservations. First-come, first-served. Property caretaker will drop by for fee. Decent shade. Good Verizon signal. Just a couple of OTA TV channels. Boat ramp and fishing dock.
I would have ranked this park higher but the bathrooms were really filthy. Hopefully this is a temporary situation, easily fixed by park management if they want to.
Dump station is actually not in the campground. It is down the road a little bit, just past the large ball field/running track next to the campground. If you were coming at it from the wrong direction, it would not be easy for a longer rig to turn around to get in the right position for dumping unless you were to drive past it, circle a block somewhere, then come back. - aowcarol
May 2016 - $15.00
We stayed here for 3 nights on Memorial Day weekend. Our site was right on the bank of the Ochlockonee River with a great scenic view and a short walk from the dock. We camped here in a 40' fifth wheel and had no problem at all with access to the park and the sites.
The sites on the River have electric & water but there are full-hookup sites along the road at the front of the park. We much preferred the river front sites.
Overall, this is a great place to spend a few days. It is a quick run down to Carabelle and Appalachicola where there are numerous great seafood restaurants. The only place to eat in Sopchoppy is the pizza place in the center of town and open only on the weekends, but they do serve some great food!
The Sopchoppy campground host does a super job and treats his guests like family. - Cjackg
Apr 2019 - $18.00
This state park was recommended to us by a number of RV'ers over the years. It is located on the "forgotten coast" of Florida. There are only 30 sites and we had a great one, site 19 even though we had to back the RV down the road. The site looked out over the river. All sites are shady with sand covering. Some sites are close and they are all different sizes. Did not see many big rigs here. This is old Florida at its best. There are walking trails, boat docks and swimming areas throughout the park. The scenic river flows through the 543 acres of this park. I could picture the Indians canoeing this river and what it must have been like for them. Peaceful, beautiful with only the wind blowing through the pine flatwoods and oak thickets. The is home for deer, fox, their famous white squirrels and lots of birds. The birds wake you up in the morning to a beautiful sunrise over the river. We only stayed one night but would have definitely stay longer. - gsnakehill
May 2018 - $9.00
Roads are terrible, not close to anything, left a day early because of yellow flies. Not really big rig friendly, worst state park we have eber stayed. - lwabend
May 2018 - $23.00
Nice park with small campground of only 30 sites, most sites have plenty of shade. Watch out for the biting flies in May, we gave up and left a day early, they swarmed us every time we stepped out of the camper. White squirrels are cool, but don't leave any food out, they get into everything. As others have said, take it slow going in, the roads look like the surface of the moon. We would go back but only during a cooler, less buggy time of year. - Efhunt
Oct 2019 - $53.00
We had a nice size cement pad site. We are not golfers, just needed a site away from the coast due to a Tropical Storm. The Office Staff was very helpful and friendly. Great restaurant at the front of the park. - Chris Anderson
May 2019 - $43.00
Great for an overnight stay if you dont play golf. Very quiet at night. A pitty they dont accept Ppa any longer espacially right now. They lowered the price so you can play golf for free. So not for us but we dont play golf. The long stayers dis 30 miles in the park and kicked up a lot of dust. Great management. Cable is analoge, WiFi is free and good. - Traveller Excel
Mar 2019 - $40.00
Really a fun place to stay if you like Golf, Biking and Fishing (which happen to be my hobbies). It's apparent everywhere that management is plowing money back into the establishment for upgrades and improvements. Then owner and front desk staff were friendly and accommodating. Will be back next trip to Fl. - RV Daddy
Oct 2019 - $45.00
Nice park right on the Gulf.We arrived after a tropical storm Nester so our site was not put back together yet. Mud was tolerable.Friendly staff good cable and WiFi. Bear warnings posted but we didn’t encounter any. - Maltaman
Oct 2019 - $40.00
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The park is not set up for children. Ho Hum is just as the name suggests. - Shadoe
Aug 2019 - $38.00
Arrived just when the office was closing but the friendly host welcomed us in, got us registered and helped us to our site.Tier-A facing the water. Easy in/out access for big rig with plenty of room between sites. Our second stay and we love this small, relaxing CG. We love the fishing pier even when the fishing isn't great, the view is. Good pub food and seafood about 15min down the road. We drove down to St. George Island (about an hour), toured the ocean side State Park and eat at one of fun beach front restaurants. Will return again. - Tom-T
Aug 2018 - $21.00
This little county park was nice and quiet. There isn't a lot of privacy between sites, but there's a pretty good amount of spacing and lots of shade trees. The camp host helped us manoeuvre the interior road because it was a pretty tight turn for a big rig (she ended up having us drive through some empty campsites). There was plenty of room at our site for our 38' fifth wheel, truck, and minivan. There is a bathhouse, but we didn't use it so I'm not sure what it was like. There's a boat ramp that you can fish from, and my kids enjoyed riding their bikes around the interior road (the park is small enough that we could see all of it from our site). We also enjoyed having a campfire in our fire ring. There's no wifi except maybe near the camp host, and not much in the way of cell service. No laundry in the park, but a little laundromat is about 5-10 minutes away. - All Over The Map
Mar 2018 - $22.00
I like this place, mostly because it's a great value. You get a well maintained, quiet, friendly camp ground for $22 nightly for electric and water. The operator even called a few campers to confirm their visits as a way to squeeze me in when I wasn't able to give more than a few weeks notice. There's no privacy b/w sites, but at least there's a number of mature trees. There's some highway noise. The bathroom is dated but recently painted. The showers are disappointing, with a floor that tilts to the outside part that is where you're supposed to dry off and change into dry clothing. There was nothing to block the shower water from spraying onto your towel and dry clothes in that changing area, so you have to use your body for that. But, for $22 and friendly staff, I'll take it. - John_K
May 2017 - $22.00
This was home away from home for 6 months while I was purchasing and renovating a house in the Tallahassee area. It is a county park and is not fancy. Sites are gravel mixed with dirt. Main road is paved. However, it is close to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the St. Marks River, Wakulla State Forest, lots of hunting areas, Wakulla Springs State Park, many canoe streams, the St. Marks Bike Trail, and is only 30 minutes from Tallahassee. There are some full hookups and some water and electric and some primitive sites. There is wide variation in site spacing. There is a dump station. There is a camp host on site. Some sites are level; some are not. Big rigs can fit in several of the sites but have to maneuver around pine trees to get into the spot. Seen some huge ones fit in just fine. Favorite spot is number 23 -- a pull-thru water and electric site -- that looks over the campground. Some spots flood -- if rain is in the forecast talk to the camp host about sites where you won't get flooded out particularly if you are tent camping. Has weekly and monthly rates. Don't like folk for over 3 months -- I got special consideration because they knew I wasn't trying to become permanent. Can get crowded on weekends. I wouldn't want to arrive in the dark but lots of people do. There is a bath house but you share it with all the travelers (and there are lots of them -- the former camp host figured he got 200 people a day) on Highway 98 because it is a long time -- as in decades old -- rest stop on the Highway. It can get trashed. There is lots of police presence because the sheriffs and the highway patrolmen drive through and use the bathrooms! There is a small boat ramp on the St. Marks River. Great for canoeing and kayaking. Bigger boats need to carefully watch the tide chart. There is a fish cleaning and a deer dressing area (not sure if that is the correct name). Favorite place for birding and canoeing groups. I liked it a lot. - SoloRed
Feb 2017 - $40.00
We stayed the month of February. Very nice park. Maybe 27 sites. Lovely main road made of brick pavers. $80 Palm trees and sea oates. All sites are gravel and very spacious. A few sites owned by individuals are concrete. Grounds are clean and well maintained along with pools, cook shack, observation tower and dock. Jimmy will greet you, direct you to your site and help anyway he can. Good grassy area for dogs. Cable, good wifi. No laundry facility on site. Very quiet. Would stay here again if in area. - jackiej
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Stopped here because they are in the Passport America system. I was told they have a minimum two day stay rule. This was in the middle of the week The book says unlimited stays. From what we could see from the entrance it appeared to be all permanents. Not somewhere we wanted to stay for 2 days. Certainly not anywhere near what the web site shows. Beware the road in, its a rig shaker. We moved on. - Libby
Mar 2016 - $3.00
Nice place if you are passing through.
One lovely pool but there is another pool that is partially drained and full of gross, stagnant water. For some reason, only part of the dock is finished. Pretty dangerous and definitely an eyesore.
Restrooms are small, dark and dirty. Shower is open to entire restroom an water goes everywhere. Very difficult to shower without everything getting wet, unless you stack your items on the closed toilet lid. Yuck.
Nice campers, but unfortunately the camp host couple was far from friendly. Despite allowing their dog off leash, the female host screamed at us for allowing our dog to play fetch. Screamed. Very unprofessional. Their dog also charged ours while off leash, without so much as an apology from them.
Paved road and fairly level sites. - KaMp5
Dec 2019 - $53.00
Price reflects weekly rate. Lots of trees. Very nice looking park. It is across from the ocean and that is really nice. However, it is very distant from any kind of larger town. This is condo sites so lots of owners but not permanent skirted look. All services worked fine. Owners association put on Thanksgiving and that was nice, if not a bit hot and crowded. Don't stay in lot 45 - right next to dumpster, dog park, and kids play set. Also, don't stay next to fish cleaning station, I don't know what site that is. - destination
Oct 2019 - $45.00
Very well maintained and clean RV park with concrete pads, great pool and laundry facility. Sites were somewhat close but were landscaped well to give some separation and privacy. Nice white sand beach across the road. Good hiking trails nearby in Tate's Hell State Forest. Definitely a less visited area of Florida so don't expect a lot of nearby restaurants or shopping options. Limited phone reception in that area (only one bar with AT&T), but Wifi at the campground was good. - liz&denis
Jun 2019 - $60.00
Nice park for our overnighter. Sealed drives with easy access. Satellite friendly. Staff friendly - upgraded us from a back in to a pull through (thanks) - The Aussie Cozzies