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Beautiful, beautiful park! We were there for two weeks in January and February. Stayed in the campground and had a wonderful beach-front campsite. The only con we found was that the roads in the campground were very narrow and were bordered by trees and trash...More
The campground is a great place to stay to visit St. Petersburg. The utilities worked well and were placed well. The bathrooms were clean. The staff is friendly and hard workers. Now for the things we didn’t like. The roads are ridiculous for a large...More
My wife and I stayed here for two nights just to get away from the city life and we loved it. We stayed in site #9, right near the waters edge facing the channel. It was just perfect. We had a constant breeze from the...More
Sites right on the water, although nobody really swims there because it’s so shallow and there are stingrays. Instead, we drove to North Beach, about 15 mins away, which is white sand and a nice spot to watch the sun go down.
In the campsite,...More
This is always worth the trip. Day trip? Yes. Camping? Yes. Bring your bicycles. Rent a kayak or paddle board. Picnic areas available. Boat docks. Sites right on the gulf of Mexico. Only downside is there is not alcohol allowed.
Site 48 looks nice. You have some shelter from the wind with the mangroves and you are close to the bathroom. Keep in mind the lights on the bathroom do not get turned off at night. We had to position our tent to block the... More
Site 48 looks nice. You have some shelter from the wind with the mangroves and you are close to the bathroom. Keep in mind the lights on the bathroom do not get turned off at night. We had to position our tent to block the light coming in at night.
Kayak rental is $23 for 1 hour, $29 for two, and $55 all day from topwater kayak which is in the park across from the dog beach. I could not find rental info from the onsite gift shop. We brought our own kayaks as well.
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Although many sites have waterfront access, there are stingrays so nobody really swims there. Plus it’s very shallow. Good for small boats or kayaks but for swimming, we went to North beach, 10 mins drive away.
Response from tcquilter | Reviewed this property |
I would not attempt it with a child. Between winds picking up suddenly that can cause rough waves, and some very strong tidal currents, it is not advisable or safe. I have kayaked from the campground over to Shell Key many... More
I would not attempt it with a child. Between winds picking up suddenly that can cause rough waves, and some very strong tidal currents, it is not advisable or safe. I have kayaked from the campground over to Shell Key many times, and am a very experienced kayaker, and I have struggled against strong tidal currents and winds. We have had several deaths in the channel from inexperienced swimmers drowning due to the strong currents and people getting caught in high waves and overturning when the winds kick up. Not worth the risk.