Fish, canoe or swim in the Gulf of Mexico and then stroll along boardwalks winding through the woods in search of fireflies. Should your wanderlust take you farther, SummerCamp Beach is surrounded by a national forest, a state forest as well as the St. George Island and Ochlockonee River State Parks. The town of Carabelle is just 10 miles away - offering a variety of dining establishments with a small town feel.
No two days at the beach need ever be the same. Enjoy numerous activities or just relax and drink in the panoramic views offered by this extraordinary stretch of secluded coast. This area appeals to those who can appreciate the wonder of nature and quality time with family and friends.
Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along North Florida's Gulf Coast can be found at Bald Point State Park. Bald Point, approximately 15 miles away, offers coastal marshes, pine flatwoods and oak thickets that foster a diversity of biological communities, making the park a popular destination for birding and wildlife viewing.
From Ochlockonee River State Park's, approximately 8 miles away, boat ramp it is a four-mile run to the Ochlockonee Bay and an additional five miles to the Gulf.
The Apalachicola National Forest, approximately 31 miles away and comprising 564,961 acres on gently rolling flat terrain, is the largest national forest in Florida. Located southwest of Tallahassee, it was established in 1936 on land that was in poor condition due to bad timber and turpentine-producing practices. The Apalachicola National Forest is now a healthy, diverse, productive forest with the largest red-cockaded woodpecker population in the world.
Tate's Hell State Forest, approximately 25 miles away, offers a variety of recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are 35 miles of rivers, streams and creeks available for canoeing, boating and fishing.
Fishing in this area of Florida is outstanding and bountiful because of the diverse ecosystem. Enjoy surf fishing, deep-sea fishing, freshwater fishing, snorkeling, swimming, scalloping, boating, skiing, sailing and eco-tours. The 14,366-acre Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve acts as a nursery for the Gulf Coast.
To see a list of fishing guides in the area, please visit the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida. Nearby Boat Landings and Marinas:
Apalachicola National Forest (approx 31 miles)Learn More
Ochlockonee River State Park ( approx 8 miles)
The Moorings of Carrabelle (approx 11 miles)
St. George Island State Park (approx 39 miles)
Tate's Hell State Forest (approx 25 miles)
Just 33 miles away is the quaint town of Apalachicola. Spend time browsing through the unique galleries, stores and antique shops or enjoy a dozen of the famous Apalachicola oysters! Once the third-largest port on the Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola has a diverse and colorful past that remains visible today. There are over 200 historic homes and buildings on the National Register. Stroll along wide tree-lined streets where picturesque Victorian homes display the charm of years gone by. The City of Carrabelle, located about 10 miles west of the community, offers a variety of dining establishments that offer a small-town feel.