If you're interested in staying close to home and enjoying fresh local and regional seafood with views overlooking the water, then head to Boon Docks restaurant, 4 miles away. You'll enjoy a great, casual dining experience at the restaurant Southern Living magazine named its Favorite Seafood Dive in 2004 and Coastal Living magazine selected in its Top 25 restaurants in 2007 and 2009.
Stroll down silky white sand, collecting sea shells as you go, or take a swim in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you decide to do, the beaches near RiverCamps® are perfect for sun-drenched, leisure-filled days. The Emerald Coast offers 80 miles of pristine white-sand beaches stretching along the Gulf of Mexico. This sand is made up of pure Appalachian quartz and reflects the sunlight through the surf, giving the water its beautiful emerald-green color.
Boating & Fishing
You can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and excellent fishing right in the backyard of your community in one of the three bodies of water surrounding RiverCamps—Crooked Creek and the spectacular 18,000-acre expanse of West Bay, or the Intracoastal Waterway, which provides access to the Gulf of Mexico. Alongside the main channel of Crooked Creek in a large protected boat basin, is the RiverCamps boat ramp for launching and day-docking of various types of boats (flats, skiffs, Jon boats, kayaks and canoes).
Should your wander lust take you further asea, you can enjoy Choctawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay, and one of the 17 area freshwater and saltwater lakes, providing unmatched opportunities for water sports. Located 21 miles southeast of RiverCamps, Bay Point Marina in Panama City Beach offers fishing, boating, Jet Skiing, swimming, sailing, snorkeling and off-shore charter boating.
Located nine miles south of RiverCamps, Pier Park® is the premier shopping destination in Panama City Beach and surrounding areas. It features upscale, open-air shopping, dining and entertainment, including national brands as well as unique and locally owned shops. Silver Sands, the nation's largest designer outlet center with over 100 designer name stores is about 39 miles to the west toward Destin.
Looking for challenging and outstanding golf courses? Designed by Greg Norman and located in the heart of the Wild Heron community, Shark's Tooth was named one of "America's Best Residential Courses" by Golfweek. It stretches 7,209 yards from the back tees and features five fairways that border scenic Lake Powell a rare, coastal dune lake. Named "Course of the Millennium" by Travel + Leisure magazine, Camp Creek® Golf Club, is a Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole, par-72 championship course measuring 7,159 yards. It's located about 11 miles west of RiverCamps. Camp Creek's five-tee configuration accommodates players at all skill and experience levels. The OriginsSM Golf Club, which is within the WaterSound® community about 11 miles away, strives to make golf more fun and accessible to families, beginners and casual golfers, offering a six-hole regulation course that alternatively plays as a nine-hole executive course and a 10-hole par-three layout.
*St. Joe Club & Resorts is an exclusive membership club that provides access to a diverse offering of benefits and privileges at St. Joe owned and operated amenities and facilities. Amenities include The Beach Club at WaterSound; three 18-hole championship golf courses- Shark’s Tooth, Camp Creek and SouthWood; one six-hole executive golf course- Origins; two tennis facilities; and a fitness center. Numerous privileges including dining, recreational activities and social events are also offered. Access to amenities and privileges is based on Membership Level.
Camp Helen State Park
Camp Helen State Park is located about 16 miles southwest of RiverCamps. Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, in addition to Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida, the park is represented by many unique qualities. Activity options at the 180-acre park include swimming, hiking, and saltwater and freshwater fishing.
If you enjoy traveling or having family and friends come to visit, then you'll appreciate that RiverCamps is conveniently located just four miles from the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
"RiverCamps®", "Camp Creek®", "Pier Park®" and "WaterSound®" are registered service marks of The St. Joe Company or its affiliates. "OriginsSM" is a service mark of The St. Joe Company or its affiliates.