Destin Army Infantry Center Recreation Area Featured Hot

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Location

Installation
Fort Benning, Destin, FL
GPS Coordinates
30.4107, -86.4986
Location Information
Destin, FL

Directions

Directions
From US-98 turn north on Benning Drive and go to the end. Turn left onto Calhoun Ave. Campground is immediately on the right. If coming from the North, DO NOT follow your GPS. There's a new approach to the bridge that isn't in the GPS yet. The toll bridge is $3 for one vehicle (2 axles) and $3 more for each additional axle.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(850) 837-6423
Mailing Address
Destin Army Recreation Area, 557 Calhoun Ave., Destin, FL 32541-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, Retirees, Reserves, National Guard, 100% DAV, DOD Civilians, Guests.
Season
All year
Reservations
Accepted 1 year in advance.
Internet Access
Limited free WiFi available.
Mail Forwarding
Must use Destin general delivery.
Pet Information
RV area is pet friendly. There are limited pet cabins, please ensure while making reservations you specify if a pet cabin is required.
Campground Information
30 day stay limit, then out for 30 days in the summer (Mar 1 - Sep 31). 120 day stay limit in the winter (Oct 1 - Feb 28). Lodging prices are dependent on rank and the season. RV Site prices vary on size of RV (and site). Sites are very close together and road is narrow. Big rigs will fit, but MUST use extreme caution.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Charter boat, Entertainment room.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
46
W/30,50A/S/CATV/Tele
$19 - $22
N/A
$480 - $540 (Winter only)
Hotel Room
34
Full
$55 - $75
$280 (winter only)
$1500 (winter only)
Studio Rooms
20
Full
$70 - $95
$210 (winter only)
$750 (winter only)
1 Bdrm Suite
?
Full
$85 - $105
$280 (winter only)
$900 (winter only)
2 Bdrm Villa
13
Full
$100 - $120
$350 (winter only)
$1200 (winter only)
3 Bdrm Villa
5
Full
$110 - $140
$455 (winter only)
$1350 (winter only)

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Keep firearms in your personal vehicle.
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Weather Information

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.

Photos

Hot tub and pool.
Destin Recreation Center

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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.
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Reviewed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. September 23, 2014
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February 2014

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.

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by JRahn June 28, 2014
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May 2014

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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.
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Reviewed by Proxy June 09, 2014
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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.

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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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Reviewed by rickusnchief May 25, 2014
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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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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.
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Reviewed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. May 11, 2014
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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.

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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.
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Reviewed by Bandaid April 07, 2014
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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.

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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.
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Reviewed by 3catstravel January 13, 2014
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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.

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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!!!!!!
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Reviewed by hankandjackie January 09, 2014
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January 2014

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!!!!!!

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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!
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Reviewed by SurferGuy October 23, 2013
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October 2013

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!

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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!!
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Reviewed by PKS0324 August 30, 2013
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August 2013

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!!

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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.
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Reviewed by AZtravelers May 09, 2013
Last updated: May 09, 2013
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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.

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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.
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Reviewed by Frank A. April 11, 2013
Last updated: April 11, 2013
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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.

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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.
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Reviewed by bcrocker April 02, 2013
Last updated: April 02, 2013
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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.

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We were not going to stay here but decided to when we could make reservations. That is a real plus. I found out I could make them on Facebook which is great. We are getting our RV repaired in Fort Walton Beach at Fleet Maintenance and waiting for the part to come in a few days. The major issue I have with this campground is the tight quarters. It is almost claustrophobic. Very tight turns and really no space between sites. The facility is co located with suites and rooms and they have really jammed a lot onto this property. Last year we were here at this time and the front office area had all kinds of T-Shirts, sweatshirts and souvenirs. Not sure what happened this year by there is nothing here. Like empty nothing. Word is that "we have everything on order". If we could have made reservations at Hurlburt Field we would have done so and not stayed here. Still, the location is great, the price is right and the scenery of nearby Choctahathee Bay is great. We could do worse. It was OK here, just not my favorite. We may be back but not sure. We camped in a 40' motor home.
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Reviewed by rwarner11 March 12, 2013
Last updated: March 12, 2013
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March 11, 2013

We were not going to stay here but decided to when we could make reservations. That is a real plus. I found out I could make them on Facebook which is great. We are getting our RV repaired in Fort Walton Beach at Fleet Maintenance and waiting for the part to come in a few days. The major issue I have with this campground is the tight quarters. It is almost claustrophobic. Very tight turns and really no space between sites. The facility is co located with suites and rooms and they have really jammed a lot onto this property. Last year we were here at this time and the front office area had all kinds of T-Shirts, sweatshirts and souvenirs. Not sure what happened this year by there is nothing here. Like empty nothing. Word is that "we have everything on order". If we could have made reservations at Hurlburt Field we would have done so and not stayed here. Still, the location is great, the price is right and the scenery of nearby Choctahathee Bay is great. We could do worse. It was OK here, just not my favorite. We may be back but not sure. We camped in a 40' motor home.

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RV spaces are old and not made for todays large vehicles but we were still able to park our 37ft 5th Wheel here. The rest of the area seems to be well taken care of. WIFI was only at the office/Conference Center but no problems hooking up and using. Staff was great and very helpful. Would have no problems coming back to this area again.
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Reviewed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. January 23, 2013
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Jan 23, 2013

RV spaces are old and not made for todays large vehicles but we were still able to park our 37ft 5th Wheel here. The rest of the area seems to be well taken care of. WIFI was only at the office/Conference Center but no problems hooking up and using. Staff was great and very helpful. Would have no problems coming back to this area again.

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It was our first time at this location, and although the sites are close together, they are not too bad. The grounds are very nice and clean, and the staff is very helpful and nice. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay for us. I do wish that some of the equipment would be available, such as bicycles, and kayaks up at least until after Christmas.
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Reviewed by GoAgain November 28, 2012
Last updated: November 29, 2012
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18-26 Nov 2012

It was our first time at this location, and although the sites are close together, they are not too bad. The grounds are very nice and clean, and the staff is very helpful and nice. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay for us. I do wish that some of the equipment would be available, such as bicycles, and kayaks up at least until after Christmas.

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Well just arrived and pulled up to security gate, she saw us and popped it open then went inside to check in, $19 a night for 50amp, cable & full hookup. Looped around the corner, plenty of room and then got to my spot, disconnect the toad and backed right in with tons of space for my 37'er, Showers are awesome, super pressure and tons of scolding water, laundry .75 per, nice pool and splash park for kids I might play also. NO WI-FI, other than in main conference room and a small spot by the showers and pool, that's why I gave a 4 for amenities. Fishing Pier and charter boats and waverunners available right here. I made reservations for all of Jan 2013. Come on by and we'll charter a boat for a fishing excursion and split the fee, lol.
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Reviewed by jgatc29 October 17, 2012
Last updated: October 17, 2012
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16-20 Oct 2012

Well just arrived and pulled up to security gate, she saw us and popped it open then went inside to check in, $19 a night for 50amp, cable & full hookup. Looped around the corner, plenty of room and then got to my spot, disconnect the toad and backed right in with tons of space for my 37'er, Showers are awesome, super pressure and tons of scolding water, laundry .75 per, nice pool and splash park for kids I might play also. NO WI-FI, other than in main conference room and a small spot by the showers and pool, that's why I gave a 4 for amenities. Fishing Pier and charter boats and waverunners available right here. I made reservations for all of Jan 2013. Come on by and we'll charter a boat for a fishing excursion and split the fee, lol.

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We have stayed at Destin before and just recently visited the area. Many improvements have been made, such as the new water park and pool. Great place to vacation for the military. I get a kick out of all the complainers especially the ones about the RV sites. Read the info about the RV park on their site, it tells you about the size of parking spaces and it is a small area. Read the info and you won't be surprised when you get there.
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Reviewed by mgmpops June 19, 2012
Last updated: June 19, 2012
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June 9, 2012

We have stayed at Destin before and just recently visited the area. Many improvements have been made, such as the new water park and pool. Great place to vacation for the military. I get a kick out of all the complainers especially the ones about the RV sites. Read the info about the RV park on their site, it tells you about the size of parking spaces and it is a small area. Read the info and you won't be surprised when you get there.

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We were at Mid-Bay Shores and decided to drive over here to check things out. We had stayed here 4 years ago and I had said then that I would never stay here again. They are not big rig friendly and today they are still not. The sites are just too tight to get into. They do have a couple of end sites that are a little more roomier but 4 years ago for some reason they were empty but not available to me. I figured they were saving them for friends. This is overall a very nice resort also with cottages and a motel type facility. It is in a great location. I haven't changed my mind about staying here.
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Reviewed by Frank A. April 27, 2012
Last updated: April 28, 2012
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March 28, 2012

We were at Mid-Bay Shores and decided to drive over here to check things out. We had stayed here 4 years ago and I had said then that I would never stay here again. They are not big rig friendly and today they are still not. The sites are just too tight to get into. They do have a couple of end sites that are a little more roomier but 4 years ago for some reason they were empty but not available to me. I figured they were saving them for friends. This is overall a very nice resort also with cottages and a motel type facility. It is in a great location. I haven't changed my mind about staying here.

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We stopped here for 5 nights in a 39' motorhome, NO DINGHY. They accepted reservations via internet. Check-in & check-out was smooth. Very CLEAN and Staff were very cheerful & friendly. On the downside, luckily we didn't have a tow vehicle, because we would not have been able to park it at our site. Some sites were too small, even for the smallest of trailers to fit on the site. There is NO public transportation to get to Destin shopping. The walk would have been many miles round trip, no including a walk around the town. Finally, the gate of the entrance was always open & unsecured. Anybody could come & go as they pleased, without being stopped!!! Overall, very quiet & clean. They're working hard on the water park and it looks good.
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Reviewed by zeelarry February 07, 2012
Last updated: February 08, 2012
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January 2012

We stopped here for 5 nights in a 39' motorhome, NO DINGHY. They accepted reservations via internet. Check-in & check-out was smooth. Very CLEAN and Staff were very cheerful & friendly. On the downside, luckily we didn't have a tow vehicle, because we would not have been able to park it at our site. Some sites were too small, even for the smallest of trailers to fit on the site. There is NO public transportation to get to Destin shopping. The walk would have been many miles round trip, no including a walk around the town. Finally, the gate of the entrance was always open & unsecured. Anybody could come & go as they pleased, without being stopped!!! Overall, very quiet & clean. They're working hard on the water park and it looks good.

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