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Battery Park & Marina

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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.

850-653-7272

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

Date of visit: Jan 2010.

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

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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.

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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.

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This aerial image shows the entire park and marina.

Amenities

No dump station, no hookups, no facilities

Rates: $10 or $15 ??

Coord: 29.722738 N, 84.980803 W

Activities/Attractions

Fishing/boating

Fort Coombs

Gibson Hotel

Shops and restaurants