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part ofGulf Islands National Seashore, National Park Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Site, Loop:GRP1, Group Site
Near Water
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Reservation Window: Sat May 30 2015 – Thu May 26 2016

Check-in: 2:00 pm

Departure date:
Check-out: 12:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Site Access: Drive-In
  • Checkin Time: 2:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 12:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Water Hookup: Y
  • Min Num of People: 10
  • Max Num of People: 40
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 12
  • Driveway Surface: Gravel
  • Shade: Partial
  • Proximity to Water: Island
  • Satellite TV Access: Y
  • BBQ: Y
  • Campfire Allowed: Y
  • Condition Rating: Good
  • Fire Pit: Y
  • Grills/Fire Ring: Y
  • Location Rating: Good
  • Picnic Table: Y
  • Privacy: Y
  • Quiet Area: Y
Photo: GRP1, Group Site

Know Before You Go


Gates close at sunset; registered campers arriving after sunset, please call (850) 934-2622 by 3:30 p.m. for gate code; non-registered campers must arrive prior to sunset.

The Ft. Pickens Group Camping Area is located just beyond the Ranger Station on the north side of the road in the Ft. Pickens area of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Throughout the year, this area is reservable for bona fide groups such as service, educational, therapeutic or non-profit organizations. The area is available for groups with a minimum of ten and a maximum of forty people, allows tent camping only, has access to numerous trails and is within short walking distance to Pensacola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. There are picnic tables, bathrooms with flush toilets, unheated showers, and a large fire circle. Persons camping in the group area are limited to the facilities (showers and restrooms) in the group area and may not use the facilities in the other campgrounds. Parking is limited, carpooling is recommended.

For groups between 10-25 people, the camping fee is $20 per night. For groups of 26-40 people, the fee is $30 per night. Check-out is at noon and reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance. For arrivals during the months of November through February, please call 850-934-2622 to make reservations.

Once reserved, you are required to check-in from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Campground Registration office, located approximately five miles beyond the entrance to the park. Special arrangements must be made to check in outside of these times. While using the Group Camping area, please keep the gate closed and locked behind you, remember that pets are not permitted within the camping area or on beaches, and fires are only permitted within grills. We hope you enjoy this beautiful area!

If you have any additional questions or concerns, or need to check-in outside of established times, please call the Fort Pickens Campground Office, at (850) 934-2622 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (Central Time).

Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the facility.
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