The Destin Recreation Area's 15 1/2 acres of land located on the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay provide active duty and retired military personnel, their families, and DA civilians many ways to unwind and enjoy a tropical vacation just 220 miles south of Fort Benning. The recreation area is located only a short drive from Florida's breathtaking beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Destin Army Infantry Center Recreation Area Featured Hot
Type of site
$19 - $22
$480 - $540 (Winter only)
$55 - $75
$280 (winter only)
$1500 (winter only)
$70 - $95
$210 (winter only)
$750 (winter only)
1 Bdrm Suite
$85 - $105
$280 (winter only)
$900 (winter only)
2 Bdrm Villa
$100 - $120
$350 (winter only)
$1200 (winter only)
3 Bdrm Villa
$110 - $140
$455 (winter only)
$1350 (winter only)
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23 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
4-11 April 2015
This was our second visit to this Campground and we may just make this a yearly Spring visit. The Staff is very friendly and the park is very clean. On this visit we got the last large site (next to the bath house) and it was a little difficult getting our 39 foot 5th Wheel into it because of the angle of the site. WIFI is only available in the office, but it worked real well there. We rented a pontoon for a few hours at the marina and just cruised the Bay and enjoyed ourselves. This park is worth visiting if you are in the area.
March 18-20, 2015
Great facility, great Staff, Awesome location and amenities. Our first time there, but we will visit on every trip to Florida in the future. Rates were very reasonable for the services provided. Thanks Destin Family and Ft Benning.
April 13-16, 2015
Second stay here. Still tight quarters especially as Class A's and 5th Wheels get longer. Surprised that at this time of year, after spring break, there were an average of 13 unoccupied sites every night. So, same-day reservations may be possible at this time of year. You can't find a better deal in Destin.
Feb. 16-23, 2015
Very nice and clean located in a very nice tourist beach people area. I did not max the score because of the tightness. This place and this area speaks for itself so I will not go into detail… boardwalk, cafés, wining, dining, shopping, white beaches, very clean and so on.
BEAUTIFUL!! Everyone was very very friendly!! The grounds are very well kept!! It was rainy and chilly when we were there and want to return when it is warmer so we can take advantage of the pool and beach!! I want to bring my grandkids here. A BIG thank you to the office personnel for making us feel as a valued camper!! Very very clean!! Spaces may be small but there are places with less space for more money!! We have a 34 ft 5 th wheel and had enough space.
Oct 14-20, 2014
Small and tight to get into, felt like we were on display for our fellow Rv neighbors to enjoy. It was like a look at me location, staff was not well informed about anything no matter what you asked them. This sight price was not correct, so do not be surprised when you check in at the desk. For the price you will pay for long term stay, there are much better Military Rv parks out there trust me. Ft. Benning MWR is just taking advantage of active duty and retired Military Vets the should be assumed of themselves.
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This is one of the nicer military parks we have stayed in. Located on the bay but very near town makes for an ideal location (see comments below). The park is clean and very well maintained. There were lots of things to do.. swimming, fishing, etc. The prices were very reasonable and the folks very helpful. There are only two drawbacks. 1) the spaces are small and very close together. Difficult to get into with a larger rig. 2) if you are sensitive to loud noises you might think twice. Eglin Air Force base is across the bay and the touch and go jet fighter training make for a lot of daytime noise. At night there was quite a bit of bomb practice going on. Our dog was not a happy camper the first week. But did get used to it as we did. We recommend the park very highly and most certainly will go back.
Not what it used to be!!!! We stayed there for a full month and had ample opportunity to observe. The people that work there just don't care - the exception to that attitude is the marina workers, they were great. We would point out a problem area that needed some attention and were always told the same answer - "Oh,ok." Nothing was done to resolve the issue. It was an attitude of It is not my job. I don't think you could grow a better crop of sand burrs. They are everywhere. If you and your dog go out, plan on coming back with burrs in the dog's paws. In short, the place was great at one time - but the lack on management has let it become very disappointing. The Destin area is still great - it is a shame this facility has been allowed to get to this condition. They have a set or rules for guests, but nobody follows them. People walk by the no smoking sign at the pool and sit down to have a smoke by poolside. There are rules about noise, but again nobody cares and the staff will not do anything to solve a problem. One has to question why have the rules if none of them are enforced. I will not be back!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 April - 20 April, 2014
J.B. left this review using the Directory software: - We came in on a Monday, with a 39ft 5th Wheel. Site 40. Neighbors were helpful in parking - moving vehicles and aiding guiding the job. Some lots have car curbs at the back. Ours was right under the rear leveling jack so I had to move forward a foot. Our 3500HD did not fit very well in front of the trailer, probably should of parked it in the overflow lot. Moved the picnic table for the slideouts, and settled in. Did not use the laundry or show facilities- no comments there. The dogs loved the area for walking ("new smells every trip). Eglin was busy (read lots of jet traffic by day, helicopters at night) but to be expected here. . I would visit again.
9 May 2014 - 22 May 2014
Very nice RV park. Tight but everyone is respectful. Wonderful pool, very clean. Nice area to take walks in. Very close to Eglin Beach Area. Centrally located so you can get anywhere in minutes. Good Wi-Fi. Restrooms/showers/laundry could use more attention. Staff was great. Bring your own change for the laundry if you plan on using it. For the price, overall experience was good. We'll be back...
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Apr 12-May 1 2014
This was my third visit here and I love it! The staff is very friendly and informative. Look forward to returning again perhaps in the fall. The only reason for only a 4 star rating for amenities is the WIFI isn't always reliable.
29 March - 5 April 2014
First visit to this campground, but won't be our last. Even though the RV side is tight, we had no trouble getting our 39' 5th Wheel into our site. Overall the campground is very clean and well maintained. Eglin AFB is very close if you need the Commissary or BX. We really enjoyed our visit.
Christmas week 2013
We were here over Christmas week. Every spot that could be a site is. And when this park is full, they are stacked in like a cord of firewood! When you get your rig in, then park your personal vehicle, there is only room for one to drive on the road. We experienced a neighbor coming in about 200am & was having difficulty backing his trailer in because of a vehicle parked across from his spot. And it was raining! He finally got in & called it parked. Definitely a park where one wants to get in with daylight & while people are awake where they can move their vehicle for you! We used this rec area for a family get together. 2 sets in the RV Park & 2 more families over in the hotel area of the Rec Area. The rooms were really nice! Very clean & roomy. The laundry rooms are clean & efficient. Marina on site but nothing up during this time of year. And it was way too cold for the pool or the splash park. The water area has a very nice layout. There is also an area with lines of loungers set to look out on the bay. We would definitely come back here as the Rec Area is a really nice setting. Close to great restaurants. Plus an awesome outlet mall near. Got great deals after Christmas! As this is a Rec Area located on the bay it is not on a base. If you want the commissary or exchange, go to Eglin. Plus you have Publix & several other local grocery stores plus WalMart nearby. After seeing pictures of Destin from the summer, I don't know if I want to endure those crowds! But I would like to come back to the Rec Area.
This park is in a great location, right off hwy. 98......a few miles from the beach and right on the bay. A marina is right on the premises and a nice pool area. Clean laundry facility. Lots of stores, restaurants, and activities are nearby. The park is very "compact" for rv users. Corners are tight, but if you are an experienced driver it will be no problem. All lots are back-in. We had to "hug a tree" with the back of our 37' travel trailer in order to fit in our space!!!! Some lots are bigger than others. Plenty of room to walk the puppies. You can make reservations which helps a lot when trying to plan a trip! We will definitely stay here again. Be sure to watch out for the grill location in the lot.....not in a good place!!!!!!
We checked out all of the military RV parks in the area. This is by far the BEST in the area. Great location with a pool and splash pad. Also, the sunset views are breathtaking!
We were very pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. Upon arriving and seeing how close the campsites were, we were a little concerned that we would hear everyone and everything. Not true at all. The marina, dock and pool areas were a wonderful bonus! Very relaxing. Wonderful, courteous staff. One of my new favorite places to go! We will definitely be returning!!
May 7-8, 2013
We did not know that this FamCam existed until we went to the visitor center in Fort Walton Beach. A volunteer who was ex military guided us expertly. Luckily a vacancy was available and we loved it. We paid $20 for the night. No commissary etc, but that's OK. A diamond in the rough for us, but a staple for anyone who is local.
April 1, 2013
We were in the area and just dropped in for a checkup. We stayed here I think about 5 years ago. At that time we found the sites a little small for large units and decided we probably wouldn't stay here again. They do have some larger sites on the ends that would be fine but for some reason they save them for the smaller units. I was hoping they would have found a way to enlarge the sites but seems impossible. I'm not going to knock it to much. It's a nice park, just not right for us. It appears to be a great place for families.
26 Mar-2 Apr 2013
The park is a little tight and I wouldn't call it big rig friendly, however we were able to get our 40' 5'er backed into site #33 with just a little maneuvering. The folks in the office are fantastic who go "above & beyond" to make your stay pleasurable. Be careful driving in the park as there are a lot of kids riding their bikes and playing. Rules for dogs are not enforced as they should. Dogs are left tied up with no one at the site, several off-leash and some folks don't pick up after their animals. We got a solid Verizon 4G signal and our rooftop satellite got a good Directv signal as well. We will be back.