Are you ready to pitch your tent in the Pensacola Bay Area this fall for a fun and festive family getaway?

Get ready to kick back and laugh with your friends and family, as you tell stories and make s’mores around a campfire. Fall is a prime time for camping, thanks to cooler weather and festive events. During the day, the average temperature is in the 70s, which is perfect for taking a fun family hike, exploring estuaries and bays by kayak or casting a fishing line.

The Pensacola Bay Area offers some great camping sites, and we'd like to share them with you.

Camping in the coastal regions

For those who enjoy the coastal regions, we recommend taking a look at Big Lagoon State Park. Located in Perdido Key, Big Lagoon State park has more than 705 acres to explore. The park offers tent and RV camping, hiking trails, a kayak trail, elevated boardwalks and an observation tower with breathtaking views of Big Lagoon. This park is just over the bridge from the beach and about a 15-minute drive from downtown Pensacola.

North of Pensacola

North of Pensacola, Lake Stone Campground is a 100-acre campground with capacity for tents to large RVs. This family-friendly campground has a playground for the kids, a fishing pier, a boat ramp and shower facilities. Bring your canoe or kayak and get ready to enjoy exploring Stone Lake.

Camping in the Blackwater River State Forest area

To the Northeast of Pensacola, Adventures Unlimited is an adventure waiting to happen. Adventures Unlimited is located on Coldwater Creek, which flows through Blackwater River State Forest. On your camping trip you can explore the river and it’s sugar-white sandbars by kayak or canoe, or fly over the river on an exciting zip-line adventure. Adventures Unlimited offers tent, RV and cabins for guests. This is one family fun adventure you don’t want to miss. Explore our website for other suggestions about camping in the Pensacola Bay Area.