In our fast-paced, technologically connected world, sometimes it’s good to unplug for a day or two. One way to do that is to get out in nature and enjoy a good old-fashioned camping trip. Fishing, boating, sleeping under the stars, cooking over an open fire. Whether you’re a seasoned camper from way back and just lost touch with the joys it can bring – or you’ve never had the pleasure – there’s no shortage of fantastic camping spots close to home. For those who live in or near Pensacola, the perfect camping getaway could be just around the corner. Check out some of these great spots for your next camping trip.
This spot is tucked into the sand dunes between the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay. With nature and bike trails winding through actual relics of Civil War history, this is a unique camping spot – it’s also got some of the best fishing in the area.
Big Lagoon State Park
Spanning 700 acres between Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico, this lagoon is the perfect place for paddle, kayaking, and fishing. There are 75 designated camping sites here with dense pine forest to keep things secluded. The park can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet.
Pensacola Beach RV Resort
On the banks of Santa Rosa Sound, this RV park offers complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas. Each site has a picnic table, and gas grills are available at the clubhouse – which also features washers and dryers and a supply shop.
Pensacola RV Park
Spacious and family-owned, this park is located about 7 miles from the Alabama state line, off Interstate 10. There are 23 large sites, and the park offers kitchen and laundry facilities, electrical hookup, free cable, and Wi-Fi.
Lake Stone Campground
This camp encircles a freshwater lake tucked into the woods near the town of Century. The 125-acre lake teems with largemouth bass, bream, sunfish, crappie, and more. The park features Wi-Fi and can accommodate tent camping, RVs, and big rigs.
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