The Destin Army Recreation Area is open year round to active duty and retired military personnel, their families and DoD civilians. It is 15 acres and sits on the the Choctawhatchee Bay, minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. There is a bath house and laundry facility on site.
We first visited Destin in March 2020 and selected a back in spot with full hook ups. This visit we stayed in a premium pull through spot #2140.
In March the boat dock and pier were closed and there was visible destruction throughout the park from Hurricane Sally. They both have been repaired and are beautiful.
This is a great park for families there is endless entertainment in the area, the beach and the park has a playground, swimming pool and splash pad.
While in Destin Mack had a special surprise as he was headed out to instruct a private Virtual Fitness Class he was waving at a gentleman that was departing in his RV (RV people wave and smile at one another) the gentleman stopped and got out to talk with Mack and they quickly realized they had served together in Germany. It is always great to connect with old friends we hope to see you on the road again Mike Griffin.
There is plenty to do on the boardwalk, such as shopping, rock wall climbing, ziplining and jet ski rentals.. There are several dining and libation options as well.
Tip: Check out Groupon while in Destin there are great offers on food and entertainment. We indulged in a deep tissue hot stone massage at Ocean Spa and it was only $69 total for the two of us and it was well worth it!
If you are eligible to stay on military campgrounds we highly recommend you checkout Destin Army Recreation Area. Now it's time for us to say goodbye to the beautiful beaches and move on to our next stop.