Sapphire Island RV Park & Campground

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5687 US Hwy 331 South
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
850-520-4757
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GPS: 30.6416, -86.1142

Last Price Paid: $35
Number of Sites: 17
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 213 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1 review
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 2

Reviewed Jun 11, 2017

Overall Rating

PROS:

  • Cleanest bathrooms that I've ever seen at a campground.
  • The hosts allowed us to change our site at arrival when the first site wasn't what we wanted (we unintentionally reserved a site in full sun and we moved to a spot that had some shade).
  • We were given complimentary fire wood our first night. The following day (for $5) an additional load of firewood was conveniently delivered by ATV to our site when we requested more.
  • Nice (newer) swing set for kids.
  • Fenced-in dog area.
  • Nice volley ball area (we didn't use it but looks like a nice set up).
  • 4 Lawn chairs provided in the field for sunbathing and stargazing.
  • The campground is clean and well maintained.
  • Nice fire pit at each site.
  • 3 out of 4 sides of the property are woodsy-looking.
  • Dog-friendly
  • Kid-friendly

CONS:

  • 1 out of 4 sides of the property faces a very busy highway (that is also under construction). You can hear the highway day and night. You can see the highway from anywhere in the campground. That was a major disappointment for us and took away from the 'camping' experience we were looking for. This campground is located RIGHT OFF THE SIDE OF A HIGHWAY and you should know this before making your reservation.
  • The campsites are VERY close together with zero buffer zone between sites. There are no trees/space between sites. This means no privacy. This means you see and hear everything everyone else is doing and saying your whole visit. Other campgrounds I have stayed at space the sites out more generously and have trees etc between sites to provide privacy.
  • No trees between sites means nowhere to hang a temporary clothesline to dry your gear, swim towels etc.
  • Nearly every camper had a dog (most had more than 1) so be forewarned that there are MANY dogs here (and they bark sometimes as dogs will do). This point is a pro for some and a con for others so I thought I'd point it out.
  • There were many kids. The sound and sight of children playing was everywhere (and continued past dark our first night). This point is a pro for some and a con for others so I thought I'd point it out.
  • ALL SITES are near the gravel road that goes through the campground. The sites are not set back from the road. So if you make the mistake that we made, and camp here using a tent, you will hear/see vehicles driving only a few feet from your tent throughout your stay.

This place is more 'RV park' than campground. I would NOT recommend Sapphire Island for anyone seeking a peaceful, scenic, 'back-to-nature' camping experience. We regretted our choice. We visited 2 nearby state parks (Falling Waters & Florida Caverns) during our stay and both offer Ah-mazing camping experiences... we really regretted not having made our reservations at the state parks instead. If you are traveling in an RV and need a spot to spend a night or two this RV park would be more than adequate. This is not the place to come on your camping weekend.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • rv storage
  • showers
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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