Fort Pickens, 1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach
Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 and remained in use until 1947. Fort Pickens is currently part of the Gulf Islands Show more... National Seashore, and as such, is administered by the National Park Service.
troy carman My stay june21-28 2013 was not what i expected. Upon arrival I was not given rules of campground when I checked in. Campground looked as it has not been mowed in 2 weeks. Camping spots would not hold campers and their personal vehicles. Bath houses need work --must be why they are building a new one??????????? Ranger closed main gate in front of me at 7:25pm on 25th??????---making me and line of cars to back up and use secondary gate. Rest of week main gate closed at dusk like sign states. So called campground 'host' seemed more interested in harrassing campers rather than being a host. Also host was breaking 'rules' that he was trying to enforce on rest of campers. The only thing I can say is beach was great and fort pickens fort was great.
Shawn Brown Historic forts, birding trails, biking, and white sandy beaches are many of the reasons we enjoy Fort Pickens. Living in Pensacola we've spent a lot of time enjoying the fort. When the beach is really busy the beaches in Fort Pickens are normally not as busy. Camping at the park is also a lot of fun.
Nicole St. Aubin I absolutely love spending the day at Fort Pickens. As a native to the Pensacola area, I have visited several times and still manage to discover a new area to enjoy here. My advice- wear shoes as the ants are bad, wear sunscreen and bug spray, bring plenty of water as always. And please- take the guided tours of the forts! They enhance the experience greatly and are free!!! And make sure to climb to the top of the batteries.
Thomas Hunt Great Time!!! so much to explore, be prepared to spend at least a couple of hours exploring the fort as well the museum and surrounding batteries. Also the drive to the fort will be about the only time you will see a beach completely devoid of condos, great view of the water and surrounding nature trails.