Spent a long Veteran's Day weekend at this place. We have tent camped in the past, but just bought our PUP and took it on the maiden voyage. St. Joseph never disappoints. The close proximity to the beach is the main plus for us. You will not find a prettier beach in Florida and it's never crowded. The campground however is usually crowded on the weekends. Great hiking too! I asked the ranger if racoons were a problem. He said "no" since there are coyotes and dogs around. Of course the first night the racoons show up. No problem. Just empty the trash every night before bed. There are a handful of sites that are ideal, the rest are just too small.