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We plan to spend a few days at Ft Pickens FL National park campground. Has anyone stayed here and how did you enjoy it? Would you reccomend it it? Reccomend things to do?

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We stayed at Ft. Pickins last year on our way to Disneyworld. We loved it. Great beaches,interesting history. Second best camping area in our two week trip.(Ft.Wilderness #1)We liked loop A the best. Walk across the road to the beach. We only stayed two nights. Would like to go back and stay a week or so. Check out this site for info.http://www.pensacolasgreatest.com/FtPickensCamp.html

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We were there for a week last year for the 4th of July. It is a fantastic place,like someone else said loop A is the better place to be.Short walk to beautiful beaches. Fort Pickens is just down the road at the end of the island.Beaches are guiet and just campers there.Hope this helps,I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have,just e-mail me.

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We were there two months (Nov. and Jan,) in 2000-2001. On a scale of 1-10 we'd conservatively give it a 20! Great place to relax, miles of pristine beach with the turquoise to emerald colored Gulf water, the port of Pensacola, Old Pensacola and NAS Pensacola just across the Intracoastal Waterway beyond a barrier of white sand hills. Good fishing, too, I'm told by fisherpersons. And the history of the Fort itself. Even plenty of Armadillos to keep the pet dog happy (keep him or her on a leash. Our Schnauzer finally irritated one Armadillo to the point it made a pass at her and they have very sharp claws.) Egrets and lots of other birds to watch, too, including Blue Angels training in the winter.

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We toured the old fort last October and drove through the campground. We will definately be camping there next time we go that way. Miles of beach just across the road. The history of the old fort is very interesting.



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I rate it 110

-Birding
-Nature trails
-Beach combing
-Fishing
-Swiming
-Shark watching
-Photography
-Mosquioto swatting
-http://www.cwmuseum.org/


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Great place, we have been there many times this year was our first trip with the TT and it was GREAT!! I do reccomend A loop, get there early so you can have a choice. Years ago when they did not take reservations we left Atlanta at 2 AM to get to the gate around 7, and we were still 110 on the waiting list to get in. Luckily we got the next to last site!! The beaches are great. A word of caution though. That is the beach where the young boy was mauled by the shark last fall. Generally the water is swimming pool clear, so I don't really understand how you can miss a six foot shark.


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