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Fort Pickens Campground

Fort Pickens Road
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

850-934-2656

Overview

Fort Pickens Campground is situated on Santa Rosa Island, a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore south of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Visitors enjoy the seashore for its great recreational activities, historic sites and unique white sand beaches.

Natural Features:

The campground is located on a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay. Groves of live oak trees are scattered across the island, providing shelter for resident and migrating bird populations, as well as shade for park visitors.

The Gulf Islands National Seashore is home to sparkling blue waters, white beaches and coastal marshes. However, more than 80% of the national park is underwater, as it's a vital protective habitat to marine life.

Recreation:

Many visitors young and old come to Fort Pickens to enjoy its scenic location on the beach. The white sands of Santa Rosa Island are the perfect place for a long walk or an afternoon of building sandcastles. The warm ocean waters are great for swimming and snorkeling.

Fishermen will find a pier just a short distance from the picnic pavilions. It can be used by visitors without a Florida fishing license. Many hiking trails through the sand dunes provide beautiful views and hours of exploration.

Historic Fort Pickens, a pentagonal fort built to defend Pensacola Bay in 1834, is just 1 mile from the campground. The structure was fortified after the War of 1812 and was one of four forts in the South never occupied by Confederates during the Civil War.

Activities:

Swimming Site
Water Sports
Visitor Center
Hiking
Interpretive Programs
Camping
Historic & Cultural Site
Boating
Biking

Amenities:

Accessible Sites
Bay Access
Bike Rentals
Boardwalk
Cell Phone Service
Electric Hookups
Entrance Station
Fishing Pier
Historic Sites
Host
Ice
Laundry Facilities
Lifeguards
Paved Sites
Pets Allowed
Picnic Tables
RV Parking
Showers
Water Hookup
Picnic Table
Electricity Hookup
Grills/Fire Ring
Accessibility
Accessible Occupant Message
Accessible Campsites
Accessible Walkways
Flush Toilets
Quiet Area
Privacy
Fire Pit
BBQ
Satellite TV Access

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