Fishermen’s Memorial State Park – camping

First time at Fishermen's, went for opening weekend.



Gah, I screwed up.

I didn’t take any photos inside the campground (except this 360 from their observation deck in Area 1), and I am combining our nearby hike with a camping post.  Amateurs!  =)

The Campground

This was our first time camping at Fishermen’s, and we chose it in part because we had stopped in to peek at it during the winter and also because they opened earlier than other campgrounds.

$55 per night was what we actually paid through Reserve America (including taxes) for two people and a dog, in Area 2. $8.75 transaction fee, I assume goes to Reserve America, not the park.  The park is divided into Areas. I should’ve chosen Area 1 for our 40′ travel trailer. Area 2 (site #43) was a bit tight – had to back out of a pull through and had to wiggle the truck in after trailer parked. No room to put the back deck down and have the truck parked too – it was one or the other. I also should have pulled further forward up the incline our site was on & parked in back of the trailer, so we could use the sewer hookup (used dump site instead – 2 dumps in parallel was nice).

Area 1 and Area 2 – Electric, Sewer and Water is available.
Area 1 is RV Only
Area 2 is Tent or RV
Area 3 – No utilities avail. Tents & Canvas Pop-Ups only.
Area 4 – Electric & Water avail. Tent or RV. Electrical service in Area 4 not adequate for RV AC during extreme heat and use may be restricted during Peak use times. (also applies to heaters in cool weather).

We enjoyed the park itself and the location. Never went inside any buildings except the office for check in but everything we saw looked clean and cared for. Only dealing with staff was check in and the entrance guards but all were friendly and courteous.

I never saw a dog park but it seemed everyone cleaned up after their pets and we found plenty of grass to walk our dog on. There were fire pits and picnic tables and some mature trees on some of the sites – an ariel view through Google Maps will show you where those are. There were tennis courts and a volleyball net, as well as some playground equipment, and a couple of very short trails to walk in the park. There is a road close by but I don’t remember road noise being excessive nor distracting.

Firewood can be purchased at a Cumberland Farms (less than a mile) down the road (and also at the Gulf station further down) but not in the park itself. 

Black Point (hike)

Black Point Trailhead is less than 10 minutes from the campground. calls it a 2+ mile out-and-back but we did a smallish loop and spent most of our time on the rocky shoreline because it was fun and pretty.

Click here for the trailhead location on Google Maps.

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