Moving east and a little south along the Florida panhandle, last night we stayed at an RV park in Mexico Beach and tonight we are in St. George Island State Park. This is in part of the area referred to as Florida’s Forgotten Coast. It was given this title because in the 1990’s state tourism promoters often forgot to include this undeveloped area south of Panama City on their maps.
St. George Island State Park is on one end of a 26 mile long narrow barrier island which is accessed by a very long bridge. Portions of the old demolished bridge remain as fishing piers.
There is really only one road along the length of the island and it is accompanied by a very nice paved bicycle path. There are some nice vacation homes here as well as residential housing.
Towards the end of the island is the park entrance. I doesn’t look like much at first but after a few miles the narrow drive brings you to a nice wooded campground with lots of shade. There are nine miles of undeveloped beaches and dunes surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay.
After settling in we walked to the beach to see it. We were alone there, just us and a few birds. It’s cooler out here than it is on the mainland, and a little breezy. The day started out nice and sunny, about 70 degrees, but is clouding over now, and quite humid.
- Gasoline Expense: none
- Lodging Expense: $26