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  • Battery Park & Marina


    Apalachicola, FL

    Battery Park and Marina, city-owned, is located on the Apalachicola waterfront at the mouth of the Apalachicola River. Although we have not spent the night here, I have seen some internet posts that indicate overnight parking is allowed; a sign in the park would tend to confirm that.



    We have stopped here a number of times for lunch and to park while we wander the city.

    Date of visit: Jan 2010.

    The park is just about under the bridge that spans the Apalachicola River.

    Besides the marina, the park merely consists of a large open area of grass and gravel. Across the marina are a couple of small pavilions and a playground. With just a little work and expense, the city could establish a great little municipal campground in a prime location.

    A walkway goes along each side of the marina.

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    It's a only a short walk from the park to the center of town, where one finds the historic Gibson Hotel.

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    Fort Coombs Armory was built in 1901.

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    Apalachicola's main thoroughfare and side streets are lined with small shops and restaurants. This is definitely the place for seafood, as working fishing boats still dock here.

    This aerial image shows the entire park and marina.


    No dump station, no hookups, no facilities

    Rates: $10 or $15 ??

    Coord: 29.722738 N, 84.980803 W



    Fort Coombs

    Gibson Hotel

    Shops and restaurants