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Reserve now. Lots of nice state parks, Army Corps of Engineers and other public campgrounds scattered through those states but anything near the coast and far south will be in high demand. I don't worry about wildlife as there are far more likely dangers; such as traffic, etc. Just keep away from the edge of the water; especially after dark. There's probably 2 or 3 incidents a year involving alligators.


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Anything south of I-4 in the winter is expensive as well as crowded during the winter. Your chances of getting a site now are better in the Pan Handle than south of I-4. Everyone wants warmer weather and as a result you pay for it in price and waiting in traffic. I have lived in Fl since 1983 and as soon as my wife retires I’m heading north to avoid winter crowds and unbearable summers. Pan Handle is beautiful. The temps can be a little chilly but still better the -10 up north.

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jplante4 wrote:

...In the panhandle- HoHum in Carabelle, Topsail Hill SP in Santa Rosa Beach. In MS, Buccaneer SP in Waveland.


+1 for HoHum. Super nice folks- staff + campers.

We also stayed at St George Is SP. Isolated and QUIET. Bit of a drive to anywhere from there tho.

Now you are all gonna laugh at me for this, but I have stayed in 5* hotels all over Europe and I've never seen nicer bathrooms than at Coastline RV Resort(the higher priced CG, not their regular CG). Trust me, its worth the price of an overnight stay to see those bathrooms. I took dozens of pictures (yes, it was empty!) so I can build me a bathroom like that in my next house.

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jplante4 wrote:

We enjoyed parks in the panhandle as well. There's a different feel in that part of Florida. We really didn't enjoy the W.Palm area at all. You spend most of the time waiting for the left turn signal. Sarasota was nice, but once again way too crowded.

FL parks have gotten a lot more crowded than when we did our Gulf Coast trip in 2015-2016. In general, the further south of I-4 you get, the more expensive it is and the less available the sites are.

In the panhandle- HoHum in Carabelle, Topsail Hill SP in Santa Rosa Beach. In MS, Buccaneer SP in Waveland.


I spent several winters at Buccaneer. They have monthly rates during the off season. There is a regular group of snowbirders that meet there every year. Never saw a gator. I think your concern is warranted but not during the winter.

Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve near Atmore, AL has been another regular stop for me.


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We spend about 3 months in Florida each winter moving around the state with 1-2 week stays in state and national parks. This winter we're staying north of I-4 due to several social commitments, but other years we've gone as far south as the NPS' Midway Campground on the Tamiami Trail in the Big Cypress National Preserve. We typically average about $25/night and make reservations up to 11 months in advance for the best park/site selections.


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Thanks for the suggestions. We decided today to go back to Sedona Az area as we haven't been there since 15. We miss all the hiking in the Red Rock country Will be staying at Distant Drums in Camp Verde





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