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Old 08-11-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

We just returned last night from Destin Florida (good timing according to the weather reports).

We spent 5 nights/4 days at Destin RV Beach Resort. It's a very nice small RV park on Miramar Beach Drive.

It has 36 sites (I think) and each is nicely landscaped.

It has a full concrete pad to park your trailer and tow vehicle and a concrete patio for chairs. Each site had a round concrete table and benches on the patio.

The landscaping gives some privacy from your neighbors to the side and rear.

Each site has full hookups, 20/30/50 amp electrical service, cable tv and telephone line included.

They have a heated swimming pool, shower and bathroom facilities, and laundry facilities.

Our only disappointment was that their web site implies that the beach is just across the street from the RV park when in actuality, it's about 1/4 mile away. They do have private beach access, however.

The park is in a good location and makes for easy access to the other actvities in the Destin area.

There are a lot of activities, shopping and eating places available nearby.

All in all, it was a nice place to stay and recommend it.

BTW: we were the only Airstream there.

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Old 08-11-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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Dennis:

Sounds nice! Did you take any pics? Do you know if they offer seasonal rates there? I'm planning on heading down there from Canada for the winter so I appreciate the recommendation. If it still exists after all the hurricaines hit that is.
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:09 AM   #3
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Dennis:

As BBB said, thanks for the information. I just started looking at some Florida RV information yesterday for ideas of where to spend some time this winter. Smaller parks with some privacy are more to our liking so this sounds interesting.

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Smile Another Destin Destination

Another beautiful campground in Destin is the Henderson Beach State Park. Much more resort like than your typical state park. It was a long stretch of property on the beach owned by the wealthy Henderson family and given to the state of Fla recently. It has dense natural landscaping, Magnolia, Pine,
and, Oak trees with palmettos etc. The sites are small rocks but are level.
Wooden table, fire ring, washer/dryer, and very nice bathrooms with new tile showers that were clean. No sewer. $20/night. The sites were so private in fact that we were able to take outdoor showers(sunshower.) It's a little walk to the beach not short but not really long(depending on how much beer is in your icechest!) Really a beautiful campsite.

We are actually supposed to go this weekend depending on Bonnie but being from New Orleans we dont really worry about hurricanes 'till the last minute. No telling what they will do.
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Question Winter Camping?

After reading Dennis' posting, I looked up Destin on the map and find it is in northern Florida.

Anyone have any idea of winter temperatures? Would it be too cold in January & Februrary?

Both campgrounds sound pretty good to me.

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Compared to where you live it will be balmy in the winter. In Dec and Jan there will be nightly temps in the teens, but daytime highs can be in the 40's
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Old 08-13-2004, 10:32 AM   #7
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... daytime highs can be in the 40's
Fooey. In January I can get daytime highs in the 40s up here in Vermont! (Of course, there are piles of melting snow everywhere ...)

But the panhandle is lovely by late February -- not crowded except during spring break weeks. And I've gone swimming in Pensacola as late as Dec 9.

The barrier island beaches on the panhandle are beyond compare in the USA, in my opinion.
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Then again I have been there when it was 75 in January. We enjoy TopSail Hill State Park Campground there very much. Past Destin going east. Beautiful place right on the pristine beach area, with a pool also.
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Here are a few pic's of the park. They do offer seasonal rates. They also have daily, weekly, monthly rates.

Here is their web site. www.destinrvresort.com

I know they run specials because when we booked for 5 nights, we got one night free.
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Compared to where you live it will be balmy in the winter. In Dec and Jan there will be nightly temps in the teens, but daytime highs can be in the 40's
Rarely in the teens for a low during the winter and very rare to have a high below fifty other than on the coldest (5) days of the year.
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isn't that the park that does not allow "older" trailers or motorhomes? I know one or two in that area have rules to keep out the less desirable rigs.....including my 82.
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isn't that the park that does not allow "older" trailers or motorhomes? I know one or two in that area have rules to keep out the less desirable rigs.....including my 82.

That's the one. We have had that issue a few times around here. I think the rule is no rigs over 10 years of age. That counts us vintage folks way out.
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Reviving an old thread...

We just booked some time here for summer 2006. When we called, they asked about our trailer, which is a 19' 2005 Bambi Safari. They had to check if it would be OK, since they normally only allow 22' units or larger.

However, since it was an Airstream, they would bend the rules.

I think I may just have to bring my banjo and a case of Blatz.
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