Frequently Asked Questions

I have a reservation but will be arriving late, what do I do?

1. Before all offices close pick up phone at back door.
2. After offices close – look in box at back door for instructions
3. Late arrival site available
4. Stop in at Twin Lakes RV Resort in Defuniak Springs overnight

Can I arrive early?

Early arrival is not allowed during peak season (Fall and Spring Break, Summer)

Do I need to check out at the office when I leave the park?

RV Site – No. Cabins – Please drop keys off. If you would like to leave a comment card about your stay please drop that off at office, in mailbox at back door or mail it back to us.

Do you allow tent camping?

Yes. North Upper Park Sites 111 – 117.

Can I put a tent on my site with my RV?

Yes – Sleeping Tents are allowed in North Upper and Upper Park Sites only.

Will there be someone to assist me with parking? It's my first time camping...

Yes. Review parking videos online at Please let us know if you are a first time camper.

How many vehicles are allowed on an RV Site?

Our rates for our RV Sites and cabins are for 5 people over the age of 6.
Any additional guests are charged $5 per day per person.

What kind of RVs are allowed at Camp Gulf?

Must be a recreational vehicle.

What are the quiet hours?

10:00 PM through 9:00 AM

How many TV stations are on the park's cable?

We have very good programming with 60+ channels and some digital.

Can I get ESPN?

We do have ESPN and ESPN2 as well as Speed, NBC Sports Network, Sun Sports, and SEC.

Do you have a camp store that sells the essentials I may need during my stay?

Yes, we have two stores that sell RV supplies, beach supplies, gifts, souvenirs and limited groceries.

Do you rent chairs and umbrellas for the beach?

No, but we do have umbrellas and chairs for sale in the front office.

Do you offer discounted rates at certain times of the year?

We run different discount programs through out the year. Please check out our rates and specials page.

Do you honor Good Sam discounts?

Yes. You must inform us at time of reservation. It is not available with other specials, on beach front sites, cabins, north upper park sites, weekly rates, monthly rates, holidays or online reservations.

Can I keep my tow vehicle/trailer hooked up at my RV Site?

If it fits within your site.

Are there lifeguards at the pools so I can leave me children unsupervised?

No, we ask that an adult from your party supervise your children at all times for their safety and well being.

Can I string a clothesline to dry towels?

Clotheslines are permitted behind your unit only. Please do not tie to landscaping.

What are the pool hours?

Pools are open from 9:00 AM through 9:00 PM during winter hours and 9:00 AM through 10:00 PM during our summer season.

Can I bring fireworks into Camp Gulf and use them on the beach?

No fireworks are allowed in the park or on the beach in front of Camp Gulf.

What do we need to bring when renting a cabin?

Refer to our SunnyBook.

How many people do the cabins sleep?

Sandcastles and Oaks cabins – Maximum occupancy is 8. The Sandcastle Beach House – Maximum occupancy is 15.

When does housekeeping come to clean a cabin?

Upon departure. Additional cleaning and linens replaced for a $50 charge.

Can I bring a pet if staying in a cabin?

Cabins 1, 2, 3, & 12 are pet friendly and require an additional charge. Refer to SunnyBook regarding pet rules.

Do you have trash pick up at our site?

No. There are dumpsters located throughout the park.

Can I wash my RV at my site?

Use of water for non – potable service such as washing a vehicle is prohibited by state water authorities. We do have a pressure washer located behind the front office/store.

Is there someone who can come and repair my RV?

Lacey’s RV Service and Parts, a mobile on site RV repair service 850-859-2262. See SunnyBook.

Is there shopping close to Camp Gulf?

Yes, there are 4 grocery stores located near by. Destin has a large variety of shopping areas to choose from.

Where can I get good seafood?

If you are looking for fresh seafood to cook try Shrimpers – See SunnyBook. For local restaurants also see the SunnyBook.

Where is the closest Camping World?

Camping World – Gulf Breeze, FL and Camping World – Panama City, FL.

Where can I get propane?

We can fill propane here at Camp Gulf. Our propane tank is located near the North Pool on the exit side of the park. We have staff available to pump the propane for you during daylight hours and weather permitting.

Is there someone who will bring me a rental car during my stay at Camp Gulf?

Yes Guardian Rental Cars & Trucks. Their information is located in our SunnyBook.

Where can I play golf?

There is a list of local golfing facilities in our SunnyBook.

What toys do you rent at Camp Gulf?

Pedal Carts, Segways, Games for free at William C. Gee Activity Center.

What local churches are nearby?

Walk next door.

Can I fish on the beach?

Fishing is prohibited in the Gulf of Mexico after having been warned by any law enforcement officer that the health and safety of bathers is being endangered.

Where can I fish? Are there piers in the area?

Destin – ”The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” offers chartering fishing, pier fishing – Okaloosa Island and Pier Park -Panama City, here in non-swimming times.

Where can I get a fishing license?


Can I fish in the casting lake?

Yes. It is “Catch and Release”. Please respect the other wildlife that lives there.

Can I launch my jet ski from the beach at Camp Gulf?

No. County Ordinance 1990 – 06 Section 1 prohibits it. Non – motorized can be launched from the beach.

If I bring a boat or jetski can I park them at my site?

Yes, if you have room on your site.

Can I bring a golf cart and what do I do with the trailer I am bringing?

Yes. If your trailer will not fit on your site we do have a short term storage area to put your trailer during your stay. Must register your golf cart upon check in. There is a $5.00 per day fee for your personal golf carts during Spring & Fall Break and Summer. It is also subject to our wheels rules.

Can I rent a golf cart at Camp Gulf?

Yes. We have a limited number of golf carts for rent. Dixie Electric also provides golf cart rentals ( located in our SunnyBook). They are subject to our Golf Cart Rental Rules also located in our found in our SunnyBook.

What activities does Camp Gulf have and how do I know when they occur?

Activities Schedules are posted online weekly or monthly. Some of our activities are weather permitting.

What is there to do?

Swimming, Sunning, Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Relaxing, Biking, Walking, Boating, Dining and much, much more!

Can I take my dog on the beach?

No, local law prohibits it due to health and safety issues. Even with a local permit the park prohibits it.

Why do the 800 sites not allow pets even if they do not leave the RV?

Local law prohibits this. Sites are close, animal feces spreads disease to humans in the sand.

Do you have a laundry facility?

Yes. Our laundry is open 24 hours a day. It is located at Bath House 2.

Why do I have to keep my vehicle speed limit to 4 1/2 mph in the park?

Keeping all cars under 5 MPH keeps it safe for all the pedestrians, especially children in the park.

What do the colored beach warning flags mean?

See the warning flag information in our SunnyBook.

Why are golf carts and bikes not permitted to be used after dark?

For the safety of the children and all of our campers. We have minimal street lights throughout the park.

What happens if a hurricane or tropical storm hits while I am at Camp Gulf?

See SunnyBook.

Do you have Wifi?

WiFi is available. See <a href=”” target=”_blank”>SunnyBook</a>.

Should I tip staff members for doing a good job?

A tip is not necessary. Our staff here at Camp Gulf always strives to make your vacation the best ever! If you have someone that you would like to recognize please fill out a comment card located in the back of the SunnyBook, mentioned the good job our staff does on online review pages such as TripAdvisor, etc. We always share “kudos” with our staff here at Camp Gulf.