Grassy Point Campgrounds at Escribano Point WMA

Santa Rosa County, Florida

About Grassy Point Campgrounds at Escribano Point WMA

ATTENTION: New permit provisions have been implemented at Escribano Point WMA campgrounds. Make sure you are familiar with the new provisions before making a reservation.

The Grassy Point Campgrounds at Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area are located south of Milton and are situated in scrubby flatwoods near the shores of Blackwater Bay at the confluence of Yellow River and Weaver River. A small boat ramp at the Bayou campground allows access to kayak and canoe trails in Fundy Bayou, Blackwater Bay, Catfish Basin, and the surrounding areas. Excellent fishing opportunities exist in the area. Both primitive campgrounds have portable toilets and bear-proof trash receptacles. No potable water is available and the nearest store is 15 miles away. The campsites are nestled amongst live oak trees, providing shade to most sites but also potentially limiting access by larger recreational vehicles.

Prices

Bayou

Primitive camp area at the mouth of Fundy Bayou with 4 tent-only campsites.

Bayside

Primitive camp area on the shore of Pensacola Bay near Fundy Bayou has 12 tent sites, some of which may be suitable for RV or trailer.

Bayside Group campsite

A group site that can accommodate up to 16 people and up to 4 tents located at the Bayside campground.


Grassy Point Campgrounds at Escribano Point WMA Features

Bear-proof trash receptacles
Portable toilets


Grassy Point Campgrounds at Escribano Point WMA Attractions

Fishing
Kayaking
Bird watching


Terms & Conditions

Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area – Grassy Point
General Camping Information

General Camping Information
Camping at the Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area is allowed within designated Bayside and Bayou campgrounds by permit only and subject to permit provisions. Camping is prohibited outside designated campgrounds.
Permits must be obtained through the online reservation system at MyFWC.com. Camping at designated campgrounds is subject to permit provisions (see below). Permits may be obtained up to 30 days in advance. Individuals may apply for a maximum of 7 days (either campground) within a given month; 21 days must pass before an individual may obtain a new permit after the maximum allotted dates. No individual may hold more than one permit at a time.
All permit holders are required to confirm arrival at their campsite by calling 850-767-3639 before 6 PM Central Standard Time on the first permit day or are subject to permit cancellation. A camping permit must be displayed in a manner visible to FWC personnel at all times by placing a copy of the permit on the post at each site.
Campsites left unoccupied during a permitted period are subject to cancellation.
Designated Campground Information
There are two designated campgrounds on the Escribano Point WMA in Santa Rosa County: Bayside Campground contains 12 campsites and 1 group site; Bayou Campground contains 4 campsites. (See campground map). Please note campsites 9 and 10 are reserved on a first come first served basis and are limited to two consecutive nights camping.
Camping is primitive with no amenities, other than bear resistant trash receptacles and portable toilets. Picnic tables and fire rings may be available at the campsites. If a campsite does not have a designated fire ring and/or grill, campers are asked to keep campfires within the designated campsite. Other amenities are being considered for future installation.
All camping equipment is to be contained within the boundary of the designated campsite. FWC asks all visitors to either properly dispose of trash in the receptacles provided or haul out what you hauled in. Please help keep these natural areas natural.
Any violation of permit stipulations may result in cancellation of the permit or in citation.

Permit Provisions
1) The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
2) Campers must observe all WMA rules and regulations.
3) No individual may hold more than one permit at a time.
4) No more than eight people and two tents allowed per site.
5) At the group site, no more than 16 people and four tents are allowed.
6) All permit holders are required to check in and confirm arrival at their campsite by calling 850-767-3639 by 6 PM Central Standard Time on the first permit day or are subject to permit cancellations.
7) A camping permit must be displayed in a manner visible to FWC personnel at all time by placing a copy of the permit on the post at each site.
8) All equipment must be contained within the boundary of the designated sites.
9) No person shall bring building materials onto the area or erect permanent or semi-permanent structures.
10) Camping is limited to tents, trailers or self-propelled camping vehicles. Kitchen stoves, refrigerators, and freezers are prohibited, unless contained in mobile campers. Lumber, sheet metal or other building materials are prohibited.
11) Permit holder is responsible for the actions and/or violation of permit provisions of all persons using the site.
12) Cutting of vegetation and standing trees (alive or dead) is prohibited.
13) All campfires must be kept within available fire rings or kept small as warming fires only.
14) Store all food and garbage in a manner that will prevent access by wildlife.
15) Pets are allowed but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.
16) All camp fires are to be extinguished before leaving campsite.
17) All trash must be properly disposed of in waste receptacles or hauled out of the area.
18) Littering and disposing of any waste products such as graywater, petroleum products, toxic materials, batteries, etc. is prohibited anywhere in the campground or the WMA.
19) Campsites left unoccupied during a permitted period are subject to cancellation.
20) Quiet hours are observed between 10 PM to 4 AM Central Standard Time. No generators may be operated during this time in either campground. Violation of quiet hours may result in permit cancellation.
21) Any violation of permit stipulations may result in permit cancellation and/or citation.