January 29, 2023 - reviewed by Paul
Large Campground, Nice Amenities & Beach
Large park and campground that used to be private - purchased by the state in the 90s. Pads are concrete or blue stone (as the concrete cracks and lifts, the park removes damaged pads and replaces with stone). Sites are all E/W/S, level, easy to back into or pull through, a bit closely packed but generally large with trees and shrubs between sites to provide some privacy. Small store in office with adjacent shop serving coffee (great lattes) and pastries. Several easy hiking trails and access (walking, biking or hourly tram) to a beautiful beach. Dated but clean bathhouses, and good laundry facility. Shopping (groceries, restaurants, strip malls) nearby.
March 13, 2022 - reviewed by Travelsince76
This is a nice park and with the full hookup makes it special and having the beach almost private makes it a desirable park.
I was here back in early November 2020 and without a reservation. Was told by Reserve America to check with the Park at the office. Upon arrival I was told to call Reserve America because they don’t assign any sites. Which one is it? I am sure these people know what is available. Bathhouse by the entrance has been locked for repairs for over two years now.
Now in 2022 that we have been at the Park with reservations made eleven months in advance we have noticed that there were several sites unoccupied, specially some close to the store and others throughout the Park.
Why turn people away if you need the revenue and why they claim no visibility of the sites being available. Lost revenue that will never come back to you Mr Ranger. Is it a coincidence that you have unoccupied sites always near the store at the front entrance, reserved for politicians maybe?
April 14, 2021 - reviewed by MDavis
BEST CAMPGROUND EVER!!
I’ve traveled all over the country and stayed in lots
Of campgrounds. This is by far the best.
December 27, 2020 - reviewed by Urban
As of 12-26-20 the trams were running.
Lovely sand and gorgeous water.
Check in at 3:00 but arrived around 1:00 and was able to check in and go to our spot.
Cement pads a bit rough,but was able to level our rig all right.
We were at site 64 and a tram station was just around the corner.
We walked everywhere we went and found it not too bad.
Almost everyone was observing virus protocol and just about everyone was friendly.
October 25, 2020 - reviewed by OjoCee
Enjoyed The Stay
Stayed on lot 122 which is an open lot.? No real privacy which is probably why it was a readily available lot. That being said the beach is BEAUTIFUL the sand is white and the water is emerald green. So calming. The sand feels great while walking. As if you are receiving a foot masssage. Some parts feels as if your walking on pavement while other parts are so soft as if you are walking on the most expensive persian rug. Plenty of trails. I would suggest that you bring your bike for easy travel. The people from staff to your neighbors are so lovely. Hell the whole town seems to be full of happy people. Makes me want to purchase a vacation home here. We loved it. Will definitely stay again just not on that lot 122. ?
August 15, 2020 - reviewed by Lepre C
This place would be great if they would give a rebate due to the amenities that are unavailable due to the “Kung Flu”!! No pool, no tram to the beach, which by the way is a mile long walk or bike ride pulling all ur beach essentials which can get very strenuous especially for the older folks! You can’t even take you’re golf cart if u bring one. They should at least offer to load you’re beach essentials in one of their truck that sit idle and drop them off for you with you’re site # on them. Or tape off rows of seats in the tram and require masks. Our site was 110, the concrete was so badly cracked and pushed up that we had to move our MH so far to the awning side that we had very little room. I heard they were going to replace all this broke up concrete on these sites with gravel which some they already have but until they do you may have to straddle you’re fault like like we did. And until they get the tram issue sorted out I’m staying away especially in the summer months.
July 5, 2020 - reviewed by Skip
Too crowded for our liking. Half price for Florida senior residents, like all Florida state parks. Because of COVID the tram wasn't running to go to the beach, the pool was closed, ranger talks were closed, and several other amenities were either closed or severely limited, yet they still charged full price. In spite of these closures due to COVID, the laundry with 8-10 washers and the same number of dryers was fully operational with no restrictions and we never saw anyone cleaning and disinfecting. Things that make you say "hmmmm." The bath house closest to us was closed for renovations...another poster mentioned it in March, and said it had been closed for 8 months...and now in July it's STILL closed. Like others mentioned the reservation site says they are full, yet we saw numerous sites empty while we were there. The beach is nice, but that's not because of the campground; that's the Emerald Coast. All the beaches are beautiful
June 11, 2020 - reviewed by Theresa Hobbs
First Beach Camp-out
We are really enjoying our stay here at Topsail. I'm just curious as to why there is absolutely no availability online yet there are 10 to 12 sites completely vacant. I've asked two workers that question and they have no answer. We just lucked up and grabbed a site that someone cancelled due to the tropical storm earlier this week. We love riding our bikes about a mile to the beach. We saw a sea turtle the first day in the water. We saw a small snake on our bike ride.
The beach is BEAUTIFUL and the water is gorgeous. Great waves yesterday left over from the storm. Its calmer today. After driving down 30A and seeing condos on every inch of land, it was awesome to drive back in to the preserve and know this beautiful spot will always be protected.
March 26, 2020 - reviewed by Jessica M.
Can't Wait To Go Back
Took the family for Spring Break. The park is very well kept, great laundry room, and nice to bike through for the whole family. This is our 2nd time at Topsail. The kids are already asking when can we go back! You need to book ahead if you want to stay during peak season. They need to open more restrooms. The one in ther front of the park has been boarded up for over 8 months.
November 19, 2019 - reviewed by HANK
Get Site 147
I can see why others complain about the lack of privacy in the front section; but, the section of the campground we're in is beautiful (sites 101-168). Wooded and semi-private. The tram is a nice way to get to the beach but bring bikes if you want to come & go on your own schedule. Zero complaints.
November 7, 2019 - reviewed by DoraTheExplorer
First RV Resort
I absolutely loved it. The RV spaces are nice and spacious with picnic table. It is a walk to the beach, but the walk is beautiful. Train is available from 9am - 4:30pm. I felt it was affordable. Sadly, we were only here one night as we are driving by. Will most definitely be coming back for 3-7 days.
September 7, 2019 - reviewed by Kelly
Last Minute Schedule Change
We were booked at a Myrtle beach state park when hurricane Dorian was expected to come through that area. We were able to change plans on the day we were to leave for our trip I was so lucky to be able to get a spot at Topsail state park. When I logged on there was only one site left so I booked it. It turned out to be one of the best spots in the campground. This park is beautiful. It is very large and the beach is wonderful, and everyone was so nice! So glad we took our bikes! I can’t imagine not having them. It’s about 1mile to beach from campground.There is a tram that runs every 30 minutes as well. We will definitely return!
August 15, 2019 - reviewed by DMc33
Very Nice State Park
Nice check in. Hugh parking lot to un hook tow. Lots of shade but our site 69 seemed crowded and small. Looked right over to neighbors in front of us and also to the side. Shady but no privacy or view. Concrete level pad was nice. Store with a FEW items. Bought ice for $3.20. Seemed high.
You really should bring bikes to enjoy this park. Many ride to the beach. Tram is very nice but doesnt start until 9 am. Great road to beach but a bit over 1 mile. Loved the tram. They make it so beachgoers can load ALL THEIR STUFF. Once at the beach it's a long boardwalk to the beach. But once at the beach the sand is white and soft AND the water clear and blue. Restrooms st the tram area and showers too. No food avail so take to the beach drinks, food, chairs, and umbrellas.
I'd go back mainly for the beach.
August 5, 2019 - reviewed by Jack
Simply the best. Can’t even come up with any negatives except that getting a reservation is tough. Also, dogs aren’t allowed on the beach much to our boy’s’ dismay. Bring bikes so you can ride to the beach. Saw small sharks and rays just off the beach. Great restaurants nearby and a Wal Mart for shopping. DO NOT go to this Wal Mart on weekends unless you enjoy waiting for 30 minutes in line. Highly recommend Topsail.
June 30, 2019 - reviewed by 5dudes
One Of The Best Fl State Parks
We love Topsail. Full hookups, cable, pool, spacious shaded sites, amazing beach. Tram to beach if you don’t ride a bike. This is an annual trip for us.
April 8, 2019 - reviewed by Cindy And Ed
We were in site 40 and it was Great. Easy to get in to and level cement slab. Felt very private. This park is well kept and the staff is friendly. The trails are great and the beach is beautiful. There is a team that takes you to the boardwalk that crosses the dunes if you dont want to walk that far. Excited because we saw our first alligator in the wild here. After crossing the dunes on the boardwalk just before hitting the sand of the beach it was in a small pond area. The beach is beautiful. We would definitely stay here again.
September 20, 2018 - reviewed by Mike
One of the best we've stayed at. Sites are not very private but lots of amenities Great for biking and hiking. Beautiful beach and dunes.
September 15, 2018 - reviewed by Dpringle
We love Topsail. One of our favorite. Campground is clean, full hookups, lots of trees and plenty of space between each site. Lots of kids for our kids to play with. Beach is nice and not crowed. The only issue is it's hard to get a reservation. Have to book a year in advance to get a site in summer.
July 7, 2018 - reviewed by Jbird1311
Stayed in site 115. It was well maintained and shaded. Park itself was very well kept and tram to beach worked great. Never could figure out the 30 min schedule as it came at all times throughout the day. It would be easier to say it runs continuously through he day.
Bathrooms were clean and had ac. Cable tv was great when it rained. We would stay here again!
February 27, 2018 - reviewed by Travelsince76
Top Service At Topsail
Disappointed at first when my surge protector gave me a reading of reverse polarity. So our first night we had no power. Next morning they sent Todd to our site; he took the time to remove the cover of the power post in our site to double check the white wires were wired to neutral and black wires to “live” and proceeded to explain how wiring works assuring us everything was ok. We plugged in and had no issues at all during our 8 night stay.
Thank you Todd for your time and patience
Will return next year even if site 31 needs a little concrete work
December 19, 2017 - reviewed by FSUWizard
Great State Park
This is the best Florida State Park that I have ever camped in. 50 amp, sewer and great cable set it apart. About the only thing I missed was wifi at the site, but my Verizon hot spot worked well. I definitely will return.
August 3, 2017 - reviewed by Joe
Very clean park, stayed for 2 nights. Love the beach
July 7, 2017 - reviewed by Sherry Schneider
Great park with beautiful beaches and friendly park rangers! Will definitely be back.
May 25, 2017 - reviewed by Lisa
Beautiful secluded beach, nature trails, and pool. Very clean! Will definitely be returning.
January 29, 2017 - reviewed by Janet
Well Maintained. Quiet, except during spring break. Lots of families. Beautiful beach. Spacious sites.
October 26, 2016 - reviewed by Mike
Favorite RV Park
This place has it all. Nature walks, beach and lake access, hiking, fishing, wooded spaces with privacy. Facilities are great. Our personal favorite place to camp.
May 21, 2016 - reviewed by Dean
Beach As It Use To Be
Nice park and very clean, stayed for 4 nights in a 32ft Class C. Beach is all natural as it use to be. Highly recommend!
December 2, 2015 - reviewed by Marivanbracht
This is the nicest State Park i ever visited. Maintained in perfect condition. We came back 5 times so far and our next visit is already booked.
October 5, 2015 - reviewed by Moonrover
Great Bike Trails
Bike within the park and to the beach. The Timpoochee Trail starts at the park entry and goes south east through beach towns. (18.6 miles of paved riding through tourist infested area)