|View from the beach walk at Anastasia State Park. |
Not too shabby!
Cell Service: Great signal with both Verizon and AT&T
Hookups: Water and electric with dump station
We loved this campground! It was one of our first stops on our big cross country trip and we felt right at home among the coastal live oaks in the campground.
Good to Know
Anastasia State Park is very popular year round. While we lucked in to a site about four months out, it is highly recommended that you book as far in advance as possible. The booking window opens 11 months in advance through Reserve America. There are 139 campsites, with some sites tent only. We saw a few larger rigs here but the sites that will accommodate them are limited.
We don't typically recommend chain restaurants but Mellow Mushroom is one of our favorite consistently good pizza joints. After a LONG day on the road and a mini-disaster while parking the trailer, happy hour, pizza and bingo really hit the spot. The pretzel bites were particularly good. It is a quick drive or short bike ride from the campground.
|The Castillo de San Marcos is full of over 300|
years of history.
There is plenty to do in the park itself. We enjoyed hiking to the coquina outcroppings (these are the shell rocks that were used in the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos), biking, checking out the beach and chilling in the campground. Outside of the park you have plenty to choose from. St. Augustine is full of history and a visit to Castillo de San Marcos is a must. While we didn't get to check it out ourselves (disclaimer!) two close friends highly recommend the Alligator Farm/Zoological Park which is not just a money grab but is an AZA certified conservation based park.
|The playgrounds were deemed "awesome"|
by both the 3 and 6 year old.
The kids enjoyed the beach and exploring the trails. The playgrounds were awesome but both were a long walk from our campsite. Our recommendation would be to camp near the playgrounds for maximum fun.
We really do not have anything negative to say about this campground... If you go in the summer be sure to plan for hot weather and lots of mosquitos, but even then it is still worth checking out! There is a very popular amphitheater adjacent to the campground that hosts a lot of concerts, which could be a plus or a negative for your trip. It is worth checking the schedule to see if there are concerts during your visit.