Welcome to Coe Landing. No, not COE Landing (i.e., Army Corps of Engineers – COE). It is a Leon County campground in southwest Tallahassee with about 20 sites.
Campground: Coe Landing
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Site: 5 (pull thru – waterview)
Services: E/W (30AMP)
Comments: A lovely little campground with nice views to the lake. It was quiet and peaceful with easy access to the city of Tallahassee and to I-10.
There were about 6 waterfront sites that looked great (ours was not one of them but we had a nice view). We had reservations and simply drove to our site when we arrived. We were just staying one night and had reserved a pull-thru site so we didn’t have to unhook our tow vehicle. After we arrived the park host approached us and warned us that a big rig was coming in and would be across from us and we would probably have to unhook our tow vehicle so they could back-in to their site across from us. When the big rig arrived the owners and Norm discussed the best approach to back in. The big rig driver was a professional truck driver. He had NO problem backing in. It was close but “False Alarm”.
Yes, the campground has a resident rooster and hen. The host told us that they escaped their home and came to the campground to live. They came over and greeted and hung around with us for awhile. I guess they are the welcoming committee.
The campground is on Lake Talquin which is a reservoir on the Ochlockonee River with 40 miles of shoreline. There is a boat launch next to the campground. Lake Talquin was named after the two cities it sits between, TALlahassee and QUINcy. The lake is known for its fishing and has an abundance of wildlife including more than 100 species of birds. The campground has a small pier (which was across from our site) that goes down to the water where you can admire the beauty of the area.
The campground is in a lovely area and perfect for either an overnight or if you want to spend some time in Tallahassee (Go Seminoles – my mom was a graduate of FSU)!