Lake Stone Caretaker Reappointed

June 19, 2017

The Escambia County Commission has extended their caretaker agreement for the Lake Stone Campground near Century.

Dennis Keith Cole will continue to manage thee facility for another year, until May 31, 2018.  He  will be  paid $11,400 in 12 equal monthly installments of $950 with housing an utilities provided. Cole was first named Lake Stone caretaker in June 2013.

Lake Stone Campground is a 100-acre campground and boat ramp facility located at 801 West Highway 4 in Century. The campground has 77 campsites for everything from big RV rigs to tents. Lake Stone is the Escambia County’s only facility located on a fresh water lake. The  facilities include a boat ramp , indoor public use pavilion, a playground, showers, restrooms, a fishing pier, security lights, electrical and water hookups, a sewage dump station, picnic areas and the  lake.

The Lake Stone  pavilion or campsites can be reserved by calling  the Lake Stone campground manager at (850) 256-5555 or Escambia County Parks and Recreation at (850) 475-5220.

Since the inception of the Lake Stone Campground, the County has entered into an agreement for on-site caretaker/management services at the facility.

Pictured inset: The Century Area Chamber of Commerce June 2013 Community Pride Award was presented to caretaker Dennis Cole for the Lake Stone Campground. Pictured top and bottom: Lake Stone and the pavilion. file photos, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Lake Stone Caretaker Reappointed”

  1. George Overby on July 6th, 2017 1:03 pm

    We visited Lake Stone campground for the 1st time over the 4th of July week. I found the facility to be very welcoming. The facilities were very well kept. The campground was well groomed and very clean. The caretaker Mr. Dennis Cole was very professional and helpful with any needs. It was a very worthy trip and we will be back soon. Thank you Mr. Cole and Lake Stone.

  2. Betty Kline Porz on June 19th, 2017 10:03 pm

    Yes.. Lake Stone is a wonderful place to be unless you want to fish…the green moss has taken over the lake and fishing is next to impossible. The moss problem has been ongoing for some time now…. Parks and Recreation do your job and get this moss problem taken care of. Hello! Commissioners please tell me at least one of you love to fish!

  3. Randy Lucas on June 19th, 2017 5:50 pm

    I really wish the state of Florida would restock the lake.

  4. Nana of 16 on June 19th, 2017 10:31 am

    Guys- remember it’s 24/7 for 365. It’s a really nice park and we love to camp there but 24/7 for 365. I think you would get bored very easily. I know you would receive time off (some) but still.

  5. Julia Lockhart on June 19th, 2017 10:16 am

    This is a beautiful campground. Always clean, well maintained and quiet. Thank you to the county and especially the caretaker. He deserves a raise! Great job Dennis Cole.

  6. David Garner on June 19th, 2017 9:04 am

    I love this lake I am very interested in this job where do I get the application

  7. southerner on June 19th, 2017 8:51 am

    How could a private campground compete with government money?

  8. Randy kittrell on June 19th, 2017 1:33 am

    I would love this job

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