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Camp Gulf

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10005 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32550
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Ranked #20 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Destin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephani K Jesup, Iowa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jesup, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camp Gulf is the most beautiful sea-side place to camp on the Emerald Coast, hands down. We were treated like gold from the minute we checked in until we left a week later. The stores are clean and well-stocked, the staff is incredibly friendly, the activities for the kids are fun and affordable if not free. The pools were bath-water... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

You are very welcome! We aim to please and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation. See you next time. I will pass this along to staff! Happy Camping! More 

Franklin Furnace, Ohio
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed June 2015. The reservations team which operate when you call into the phone call center done an excellent job!! Very friendly, seemed patient, and worked to help book our reservation while answering all the questions we had. The ladies working the counter in the stores were also very helpful and friendly. Our cabin was nice. Exactly as advertised, bedroom,... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Sounds like you had many nice things to say. Sorry that you felt that deserves a 2 rating. This is a logical way to rate the park but it seems that if you are going to knock down for items you dislike it makes sense to be fair that you would rate up for items... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I just spent a week in cabin close to the beach. The cabin was spacious and in good condition. The camp ground was not well kept; meaning the bathhouses. Traveling with a family of six we used the bathhouses and the full bath in our cabin. The bathhouses where absolutely disgusting/neglected. At first when using the bathhouses... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Our bathrooms are cleaned and sanitized multiple times per day. It is hard with the beach sand (and this past week with the seaweed) to keep them immaculate for every user. I will have to disagree that they were unsanitary. It is nice when guests know someone else is coming behind them and make minimal... More 

Burlison, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third trip to Camp Gulf, we have been coming for three years now. Here is how I feel after our last trip. The sites are nice and level, and the power pedestal's are very nice and have no issues. Since we have stayed at all three levels in this park, my choice is upper level near the... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The most dangerous place in the park is the front entrance (not the pools or the Gulf, but the highway). When you are blocking others from getting off Highway 98 and we ask you several times to move and unhook then please comply. It is the most dangerous place in park, it is for the... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Camp Gulf For Three Years. We will cocontinue to go every year. Every time we go it is Amazing. The beaches are beautiful & breathtakingly stunning & the camp site is a must. We stay in the Cabin Rentals & they are Always Very Clean & Well Stocked With EVERYTHING we need. The cabins run... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thank you for the descriptive review. It makes me want to stop work and go to our activities. Yes, it is a peaceful place and Families are the priority! We will keep it up. See you next trip. Happy Camping! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at camp gulf 4 years in a row this year we enjoyed our stay but the camp needs some updates. The roads inside are in bad shape and the bath houses are run down one only had 3 open showers rooms all the others in that house were closed. A note on the door said closed for... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back. Yes, the bath houses are under renovation. Only 2-4 out of 22 (many more per capita rr's per site than any other parks) are closed at once. If you did not see anyone in or out it was because we we waiting for the glass installation. They measure when all else is ready and it take... More 

Effingham, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family spent 5 super days at Camp Gulf. Great facilities. Friendly helpful staff. Daily activities for the kids and plenty more. The only effort we had to put in, was deciding between the beach or the pool. The beach is simply amazing. If you've never experienced Destin area beaches, it is a must. White powder sand against that picture... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. We appreciate your detailed list of all that we are doing to help you have the best stay possible. See you next time. Happy Camping More 

Abbeville, Louisiana, United States
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Rv resort 2 great pools , private beach access, beautiful well maintained, nice laundry and bath house, could stand cleaning more often during the. Day, We will be back really enjoyed our stay , a little pricey but it is right on beach in Destin, near everything you could want , restaurants, shopping, theaters etc. The staff could be... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We will see you next time. Happy Camping! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to take the family. Staff is very accomodating and helpful. The bath houses are kept clean and are not your typical campsite baths. They are something more like you would find inside your home! Some of the spaces seemed pretty close together and there are some that are back in only, but not to worry because everybody is... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Great comment! Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about your stay and for appreciating the hard work to clean and keep the park safe. You are right, the kids and families are the priority. See you next time. Happy Camping! More 

Zebulon, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you are planning to stay in one of these cabins, please be aware they are not as advertised. The cabin I rented was supposed to be able to sleep five people. The "sleeping" loft ceiling was so low my ten year old granddaughter could not sit up in it without hitting her head. The trundle couch was old, the... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment, however I will have to disagree with you on several accounts. We advertise exactly what you get with the cabins. In our correspondence since you left (without letting us remedy your dissatisfaction) you told us that you live in a park model (400 sq ft). How could you know that this is... More 

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