Franklin County is open and welcoming visitors, unaffected by Hurricane Matthew this Columbus Day weekend. Most lodging facilities (hotels, motels and vacation rentals are full and as of Friday October 7, 2016 all RV Park facilities are full).
As of Friday October 7, a few vacancies have been identified. Information on availability can be obtained either by calling the hotel, motel or rental company or by calling the Eastpoint Visitor Center at 850-670-3474.
Special accommodations have been made in Franklin County, Florida for temporary RV parking during the hurricane emergency.
These facilities are for self-contained units as pump out facilities are limited in the county and none are available in the Apalachicola area. For more information, please call the Eastpoint Visitor Center at 850-670-3474.
Temporary Parking for Self-Contained RV Units
157 Hefferman Drive, Lanark Village, Florida
Hefferman Drive overflow parking can be obtained at the corner of Pine and Parker Street in Lanark. Use milled asphalt parking lot. No services.
American Legion Post 82
2316 Oak Street, Lanark Villege, Florida
Use parking lot behind building. No services
Carrabelle City Hall Complex
1001 Gray Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida
Eastpoint Visitor Center
739 Highway 98, Eastpoint Florida
Park behind building. No services.
Parking lot at the corner of Ave. I and Market Street.
328 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida
Franklin County Pump Out Facilities
There are limited numbers of pump out facilities in Franklin County and none in the Apalachicola area. The following are some available services that should be used during the emergency.
1648 Ken Cope Road, Carrabelle, Florida
This facility may be accessed on Ken Cope Road which is immediately east of Will Kendrick Park on US98 east of Carrabelle. The facility will be available between 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Saturday. 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. week days. No Sunday service.
St. George Island:
Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park
1938 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida
Park entrance and pump out fee applies.