Fee: $8.00/night or $4.00/night with an Interagency Senior or Access Pass. This fee is in addition to the park entrance fee.
Description: Tucked in the dunes with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and just half of a mile north of the visitor center, Malaquite Campground features 48 semi-primitive designated sites. Tent campers are welcome to set up camp on the beach or at the campsite. Each site has a maximum capacity of two tents, two vehicles, and eight people. Camping is accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.
Amenities: This campground provides flush toilets, cold-water rinse showers, and paved parking. Each site has a picnic table. Sites on the Gulf side also have shade structures and grills. There are no hook-ups available, but there is a gray/black water dump station and potable water filling station off of the entry road to the campground.
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