Questionable in January
The beach at Fort Pickins is that gorgeous blue water with white soft sand. We stayed in loop A in our fifth wheel. The sites are very short, and most people need to park their truck in the overflow parking because it won't fit in their spot. The sites are close together, especially in the center of loop A. The camp hosts were very nice
We didn't have good weather while we were there. It was cool and rainy, and on the third day a severe storm threat. The camp host came around and told everyone about the coming storm, and that there is the possibility of the road off the island becoming flooded and trapping us on the island. He said himself that he had been stranded on the island before without water and electricity! So most people loaded up quickly and headed out right before sunset.
Also, it seems like you'd feel like you were out in nature way out at Fort Pickins, and while the island lends to that feeling, the air traffic noise overhead from the nearby air base really detracts from that! I counted one hour from 7-8 am, and there were more than 10 loud planes! Between that, the poor winter weather, and the threat of being stranded there, it's not our favorite spot. We prefer Gulf State Park, AL just an hour west of there, but the water isn't near as blue.
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