SP Campground Review – Suwanee River State Park, Live Oak, FL

The very pretty Suwanee River

A lovely and quiet forest campground by the Suwanee River on the East corner of the FL Panhandle.

Link to campground here: Suwanee River State Park, FL
Link to map here: Suwanee River State Park, FL

  1. Site Quality = 4/5
    Decent sites here. They are mainly packed earth with full hook-ups (50Amp/sewer/water) and picnic table/fire-pit on fairly level ground. A few concrete pads (disabled access). Forest setting with tree views and plenty of shade. Parking sizes vary, but can fit big-rigs. Decent site separation although a few sites are a tad closer together than we like.
  2.  Facilities = 4/5
    Good facilities. Full toilets, showers and laundry. Campground has picnic area, playground, trails and boat access to the very pretty Suwanee River. Several historical markers of interest. On-site laundry (one machine).
  3. Location = 3.5/5
    This is an interesting, albeit a bit of an odd-ball location. You are right on the corner of the FL panhandle in a forested area. Close to several parks (Suwanee, Stephen Foster) and the Suwanee River with opportunities for hiking, kayaking etc. Also easy access off Hwy 10. Not nearly as popular or built-up as the coastal and beach areas of the Panhandle so it’s more quiet and less visited. Nearby Live Oak has super-Walmart and shopping.
  4. Pet Friendliness = 5/5
    Very pet friendly. Lots of hiking and trails for pooch to run and enjoy. Poop bags provided on-site.

Overall Rating = 4.1
BONUS ALERT = Re-live the history of the Suwanee River in a FL forest

Summary: We chose this as an easy stopover from Hwy 10 while we were making our way to the Panhandle coast and enjoyed it more than we expected. The campground has basic packed-dirt sites in a forest setting, but also full hookups and very decent facilities. The main bonus of our stay was access to the pretty Suwanee River and several interesting historical markers. Despite mostly grey and chilly weather while we were here we enjoyed exploring the 18 miles of trails and relaxing at the site. This is a far less popular area than the nearby beach/coastal parks on the Panhandle so you’ve got a good chance to get away from it all here. We’d certainly come back.

Extra Info:  Verizon worked. Sites are reservable $22/night with 50Amp/water/sewer. On-site dump and laundry.

View of our (nicely large) site #10
Typical site layout. This is one of slightly smaller pads #14
View down campground loop from our RV. Sites #8, 7 and host from front to back.
View down side of campground. Site #20 on left is nice and private.
View of facilities in middle of campground loop.
Hiking the trails (Lime Sink Run)
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  1. CJ says

    CJ back here. Got the atlas out to see where you were…thought on the otherside of the Panhandle. So glad you haven’t pass through it yet. If you do venture off I10 on down to 30A on the coast (the most beautiful beaches ever) Topsail State Park is unbelievable and not to mention the community of Seaside with all the white picket houses painted in pastels. I can give you heads up on some good eating! I have to say you have the best RV travel blog out there…I should have submitted you for a “shorty” award!

    • libertatemamo says

      We’re heading down to St. Joseph SP on Friday so will be in the beach shortly. And it’s supposed to warm up too..yeah!! Will definitely be checking out hwy 30A and would love recommendations. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment too :) Nina

  2. Peg White says

    We’re in our second week of two at “Blackwater River State Park” in Holt, FL near Milton. Best state park for quiet in the panhandle. Lots of hiking, biking, and gorgeous long leaf pine tree forest to enjoy! Highly recommend it. We spent two weeks in Henderson Beach in Destin before coming here, will spend a week at St Andrews and a few days at Topsail too. This is a return trip to Blackwater and it has not disappointed. Just thought you should consider it.

    I enjoy your blog!

    • libertatemamo says

      Peg, Oh cool!! We’re actually booked to stay at Blackwater in a few weeks so very happy to hear it’s a nice spot. Excited to go! Nina

  3. says

    I too enjoy your blog so much. Making lists of some of your Florida recommendations, since we seem to appreciate the same kinds of amenities. Water for kayaking, dog friendly, and trails! I also appreciate the 22 fee compared to some of the state parks down in the Keys that were over 40 a night. Whew! I guess that’s for the ocean views.

    • libertatemamo says

      So happy you like the blog! I agree on the price. I have a hard time shelling out the $40 or so for some of the popular parks. We’re heading to the beach this weekend but that’ll be our only extravagance. Nina

  4. Don says

    Don’t be in too much of a hurry to get to Texas. It’s going to be 22* tonight and tomorrow night in San Antonio, then 30, etc. Wind is about 25 mph, gusting to 40.


    • libertatemamo says

      Brrrr..that is scary! We’re going to take our time I think. Will probably be there in March sometime but not before. Nina

  5. Peg White says

    Nina, before you come to Blackwater River call and see if they’re burning! The rangers have told us they plan a burn very close (in!) the campground area soon. We avoided it this week due to all the rain. They do burns occasionally in the pine forests to allow and generate new growth but it’s not pleasant to be around when they do it! Otherwise,this is a lovely place and we love it. Happy travels! Peg

  6. says

    We camped here last week and also enjoyed it more than we expected. The rate was $24/night. We also stayed at Grayton Beach State Park and loved it! Our site backed on to the lake and it was only about half a mile to the white sand beach. Very beautiful and around $25/night.
    Thanks for all of the campground reviews! We’ve definitely used them to help plot our route.

    • libertatemamo says

      Oh so happy you guys enjoyed this campground! And thanks for the update on the pricing. Always love it when our campground reviews are used. Enjoy your time in FL!

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