Top 10 RV Parks Near Panama City, FL

Top 5 reasons why it is a fun place to visit:

  1. Visit the Bear Creek Feline Center
  2. Stroll the Carillon Beach
  3. Shop the St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers Market
  4. Visit the Man in the Sea Museum
  5. Have a picnic at the Oaks by the Bay Park

List of top ten RV Parks in the Panama City, FL area:

(Disclaimer: information is a compilation of researched info as published online and does not necessarily reflect the experience or opinion of the author)

The RV parks have been ranked and are listed from “Most Recommended” to “Least Recommended” based on reviews, feedback, amenities, and preference. Cost was not the primary ranking driver. Please note that weekend RV families with children might have different needs than full-time RV “snowbirds”.

Panama City

1. Tyndall Fam Camp

Tyndall Fam Camp

Address: Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL 32404; GPS coordinates: 30.094957, -85.613
Phone: (850)-283-2245
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: www.tyndallfss.com
Specs
Pricing: $30/daily, $175/weekly, $550/ monthly
Total RV sites: 100 (plus 18 in overflow)
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

A military campground on the Tyndall AFB that has level gravel or slab spots at an affordable price. Since it is a military campground, the use is limited to military, DoD employees and their dependents only.

Tyndall Fam Camp

What makes this park unique?

Make your reservations as early as possible because this park is very popular. One can make reservations up to 90 days in advance. There is a 180-day stay limit. The sites have shade trees, are surrounded by hiking trails and some even have water view.

What we like about it
  • Cable TV
  • Clean
  • Cheap
  • Rec room
  • Propane on site
  • Pole barn/gazebo
  • Laundry
  • Ping pong
  • Pool table
Drawbacks
  • For military, DoD, and their dependents only
  • Last hurricane destroyed much of the landscaping

2. Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort

Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort

Address: 1957 Allison Ave, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (877)-390-3466
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: www.sunrvresorts.com
Specs
Pricing: $82-119/daily
Total RV sites: 168
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes

Palm-shaded RV sites right next to the water, sandy beaches-this place looks just like a postcard. This park is one of several Sun Resort properties in the US. With its countless amenities, this park is truly a resort.

Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort

What makes this park unique?

The park claims to be the best one to stay in Panama City, with large concrete pads and a patio, both large enough to accommodate large motorhomes. This park is close to all the tourist attractions in the area.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Fishing
  • Charcoal grill
  • Two pools
  • Different sports (such as sand volleyball)
  • Clubhouse
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness center
  • Bocce ball etc.
Drawbacks
  • None

3. Old Salt RV Park

Old Salt RV Park

Address: 340 County Road 386 S, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Phone: (850)-227-4246
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: www.oldsaltrvpark.com
Specs
Pricing: $62/daily, $406-$52/weekly
Total RV sites: 28
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes

This is a smaller gated boutique RV park. It is located within 1500’ of the Gulf Coast.

Old Salt RV Park

What makes this park unique?

Each site has its own fire ring and picnic site. The public beach access is within ¼ mile of the park. There is a green space area with a propane grill and a charcoal grill.

What we like about it
  • Intimate
  • Safe
  • Laundry
  • Nice landscaping
Drawbacks
  • Challenging

4. Panama City Beach RV Resort

Panama City Beach RV Resort

Address: 4702 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850)-290-7949
Email: [email protected] 
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: panamacityrvresort.com
Specs
Pricing: $100-140/daily (based on site and date)
Total RV sites: 69
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes

This park is a great resort with all the amenities for an extended stay and something for everyone to keep active and engaged.

Panama City Beach RV Resort

What makes this park unique?

This place offers free breakfast on Saturdays! It is also a full-service park close to everything in Panama City.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Nice level and paved sites
  • Exercise room
  • Dog park
  • Golf cart rental
Drawbacks
  • Overgrown trees

5. Campers Inn Inc.

Campers Inn Inc.

Address: 8800 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850)-234-5731
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: campersinn.net
Specs
Pricing: $55-85/daily, $330-510/weekly, $950-1350/monthly (depending on season and site/amenities)
Total RV sites: almost 100
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes

This park is a great spot right on the beach with many different amenities, including on-site RV repair, which is a great convenience especially for full-timers!

Campers Inn Inc.

What makes this park unique?

This park prides itself in having the friendliest, most helpful, and courteous staff! The sites are spacious and level, even for big rigs!

What we like about it
  • Water access
  • RV storage
  • Propane
  • Playground
  • RV repair on site
  • Convenience store
  • Beach/fishing supplies
  • Rec area
Drawbacks
  • None

6. St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park

Address: 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach FL, 32408
Phone: (850)-708-6100
Hours: sunrise until sunset all year
Website: www.floridastateparks.org
Specs
Pricing: $42/daily (incl. all fees), $8 to enter the park (senior discount available)
Total RV sites: 176
Hookups: partial (water, electric)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes, on leash
Wi-Fi: No

As a State Park, this park is well maintained and affordable, with a plethora of nature activities, on land or water. One can go bicycling, kayaking, birding, boating or even take a boat tour.

St. Andrews State Park

What makes this park unique?

The park has nice level sites with picnic areas and grills. The max RV length is 40 ft. There are fishing opportunities, especially off the Grand Lagoon Pier (note: the pier is currently closed for renovation/repair due to storm damage). One can go geo-caching, kayaking or even scuba diving.

What we like about it
  • Price
  • Clean and friendly
  • Nice views
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Picnic area
  • Canoeing
Drawbacks
  • None

7. Nautical Point RV Park

Nautical Point RV Park

Address: 315 Blackshear Dr, Panama City, FL 32404
Phone: (850)-596-5784
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website: nauticalpointrvpark.com
Specs
Pricing: $55/daily, $325/weekly, $775-825/monthly (depending on site selection)
Total RV sites: approx. 50
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes
Wi-Fi: unknown

This park is family-owned by a retired military woman and her daughter. It is located about 5 miles away from Tyndall AFB and located on the water with sandy beaches. There is a newly constructed pier that one can use for fishing or to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the dolphins swim by.

Nautical Point RV Park

What makes this park unique?

Touted as the “Best RV Park in Panama City,” this park offers spectacular views, amazing fishing and boating and warm Florida hospitality.

What we like about it
  • Clean
  • Shaded trees
  • Waterfront sites
  • Pet-friendly
  • Big-rig sites
  • Crowd-free/intimate setting
  • Boat storage
  • Fire pits
Drawbacks
  • None

8. Pineglen Motorcoach and RV Park

Pineglen Motorcoach and RV Park

Address: 11930 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850)-230-8535
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: pineglenrvpark.com
Specs
Pricing: $68-78/daily, $420-480/weekly, $1290/monthly, $3500/3 months (only specific season), (rates depend on site and season selection), RV and/or boat storage: $80/month
Total RV sites: 60
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes (2 max)
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This park strives to get good reviews and thus, does not tolerate problem dogs or unruly guests during spring break. It is a great place to come and unwind.

Pineglen Motorcoach and RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This is a smaller, friendly RV park that is off a main road, but tucked away with a feel of seclusion. All the amenities are clean and modern. One also has privacy, as well as access to the many tourist attractions, restaurants and movieplex in the area.

What we like about it
  • Picnic tables
  • Laundry
  • Screened pool
  • Stocked fishing ponds
  • Dog area and wash
  • RV/boat storage
  • Pull-through sites for short-term visitors
Drawbacks
  • Not many shade trees
  • Tenants must be 24 or older during spring break

9. Venture Out at Panama City Beach

Venture Out at Panama City Beach

Address: 4345 Thomas Dr, Panama City, FL 32408
Phone: (850)-234-2247
Hours: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Website: ventureoutatpcb.com
Specs
Pricing: varies depending on the owner’s listings
Total RV sites: 735
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

As mentioned on their website, “(b)ordered by the pristine St. Andrews State Park to the east, 300 feet of private beach to the south, world-class marinas to the west and the tranquil Grand Lagoon to the north, this 100-acre coastal community has something for everyone.” (Source: Venture Out | A beach community in Panama City Beach, FL (ventureoutatpcb.com))

What makes this park unique?

This is a member-owned park with sites that can be rented out from individual owners or purchased for personal use.

What we like about it
  • Golf cart rental
  • Right on the Grand Lagoon
  • Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Laundry
  • Miniature golf
  • Fishing pier
  • Boat launch
  • Clubhouse
  • Pavilion
  • Dining
  • Golf
  • Pontoon rentals
Drawbacks
  • none

10. Southern Grace Lavender Farm

Southern Grace Lavender Farm

Address: 1406 K O Ranch Rd, Southport, FL 32409
Phone: (850)-532-2452

Email: [email protected]
Hours: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
Website: southerngracelavenderfarm.com

Specs
Pricing: free boondocking, or $20 with hookups with Harvest Hosts membership
Total RV sites: 3
Hookups: full (20/30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Located on 3.31 acres, Southern Grace Lavender Park has been recognized as the first lavender farm in Florida. The location, ambience and smell make it for one-of-a-kind stay experience.

Southern Grace Lavender Farm

What makes this park unique?

This is a Harvest Hosts site, with only three back-in sites. There are many fun things to do and see in the area, including the Simply Seafood Market & Oyster Bar and the Holmes Creek Canoe Livery. NOTE: as a Harvest Host guest, it is good manners/custom to show patronage to the host’s business by purchasing an item from their store.

What we like about it
  • One-of-a-kind place
  • Picnic table
  • Charcoal grill
  • Patio
  • Off-leash dog park
  • FREE firewood
  • FREE fresh eggs
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE charcoal
Drawbacks
  • Very small (and thus, challenging to book)
  • No amenities (only porta-potty)

TIPS TO GET TO PANAMA CITY

Panama City is located on the Gulf of Mexico. One traveling from the Pensacola area can drive the US-98 to Panama City (in fact, the US-98 connects the North-South coastal route that goes through Panama City. When coming from Tallahassee, one can travel on the I-10 West and then take the US-231 South to Panama City.

When coming from the Columbus, GA area, one can take the US-431/US-231 South to Panama City. The US-231 also connects Montgomery, AL to Panama City. From Panama City, one can travel to Panama City Beach and Tyndall AFB.

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