Great place to stay, very friendly management and campers. They assist you in backing in, and they are very good at it, too. Clean restrooms, although there's only one men's and one women's for the entire park. Laundry facilities are good; decent price and excellent machines. Access to the beach is readily available for all. Sites are close together, but roomy enough. Each site has a concrete pad with an excellent picnic table. Full hook ups in a good location. Only problem we had were the bugs. The park can't do anything about those darn yellow flies. I hope we can return and stay with them again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a small, narrow, tree lined park that fronts on Mobile Bay. Park roads are gravel. All sites are gravel with a concrete patio with picnic table. There are no campfire rings. Water, cable, electricity and sewer are appropriately located on the left side of the trailer. I appreciated the careful attention of the park manager and the assistance I received in getting parked, including help with leveling. Sites are close together but adequate. Residents like to get together and are friendly. Verizon 4G cell coverage was good. WiFi quality was good, but slowed down significantly during peak times. We found plenty of broadcast channels with my antenna pointed towards Mobile. I use the Android TV Listing app and set it to zip code 36603. Because this campground is located on a peninsula there is minimal road noise. You can actually hear the sound of waves hitting the shore at night. Our rate was for a bayside site (not a bayfront site, though we could see the water from our kitchen table.) They only accept cash or checks. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
All RV parks should be so well run and taken care of. The price was for the site on the Bay, sites back are less expensive. About a ten minute drive to town. After looking at other parks this looks like the best bet in Gulf Shores! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bay Breeze RV Park is a hidden gem. My husband and I camped here for a long weekend and couldn't be happier. Upon arrival we were promptly greeted by the resident managers and shown to our site. The sites are a somewhat difficult to back in to and requires a little patience. Once your RV is in the site, hook ups are easy and up to date. There is a small concrete pad with a picnic table but the actual site is a mixture of gravel and sand. The sites are mostly level. There are plenty of shade trees and all sites have a water view. We camped here in a travel trailer and plan on returning soon! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our second time to visit this unique park. We spent 10 days in 2010 and 14 days this year. This is a wonderful place to get away from the day to day routines and yet be close to the beach. It's located 7 miles from Gulf Shores but is less than two miles to the beach. The park is located on the bay with spectacular views, lots of shade from the large trees in the park and a constant breeze from the bay. There's no place I'd rather spend a vacation or long weekend than sitting on the dock of the bay at Bay Breeze: especially at sunset. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been at this campground for almost five weeks and are having a wonderful time. The campground and facilities are well maintained, and the staff is friendly and helpful. There is a very nice beach area and a dock for fishing. The sites have very nice concrete patios with picnic tables and beautiful planters. The Wi-Fi is good, and the laundry facilities are also very nice and clean. This is without a doubt one of the nicest campgrounds in Gulf Shores. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park staff are friendly. One of the staff members helped us back our 34 foot 5th wheel into our site. It would have really been difficult had he not helped. The sites are small and the one we were in was sandy: no grass of any kind like most of them. There was a cement patio pad but it didn't fit up to our door entry so we had to walk through the sand to enter the RV. The Wi-Fi was good most of the time. There were a lot of TV channels but really only a few that were worth watching. The sewer connection was in the back of our site and it stuck up above the ground 12 inches so it was difficult to dump the tanks. We had to use 25 feet of sewer hose to reach the sewer connection. The power was excellent. We stayed there for 4 nights. The 24 sites park is a long way from most of what is going on in Gulf Shores: 8 to 10 miles. It was a quiet park. I think the cost was high for what they had to offer, and we wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice quiet campground right on the Bay. Friendly owners and the place was nicely kept up. Had no problem backing in our 36' 5th wheel, the owner directed me while my wife was registering us. Concrete patio to step out onto. Would stay here again. WiFi works great. Received a lot of TV stations on our antenna (HDTV). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a delightful RV park that is just perfect for a quiet getaway. The sights are all shaded with massive oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. The Managers helped us get our trailer backed in and lined up with the cement pad. All sights have a picnic table. There is long pier suitable for fishing. This park is waterside on Mobile Bay but the beaches on the Gulf side are within a few miles. The sunsets are beautiful. The owners live on-site and come around to check on you to make sure you have everything you need. The showers that are located in the office building are single male and female units so we enjoyed the privacy it afforded. We will be returning to this park again real soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent 5 days at Bay Breeze and had the best time of any RV park we have ever camped at. The owner would come around several times a day and check on everyone. In the evenings almost everyone in the park would gather at the dock by the bay and watch the sunset. We met so many people and made friends with many of the other campers. We met many people that are repeat campers at Bay Breeze. We are not ones to repeatedly camp in the same location but we will definitely return to Bay Breeze in the near future. While some of the hookups are out dated, the showers and restrooms are extremely clean. The grounds are well maintained and the on-site managers were very friendly and helpful. Bay Breeze also has rental RV's and one cabin for rent. The owner showed us the cabin and it is very well kept and equipped. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first visit to this park but will not be our last. We have already booked two weeks in 2011. The owners and managers were all very cordial and helpful. We learned all but two of the other guest in this park were repeats, and many said they visit several times each year. We saw some of the most beautiful sunsets from the "dock on the bay". The pier offers an excellent place for fishing in the bay and we found lots of crabs in our traps daily. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My ratings are skewed toward, "Was this a nice place to camp?" In this regard, Bay Breeze rates high. It is small, intimate, rustic, peaceful, friendly, quiet, with cozy sites right on Mobile Bay. Has a nice beach and long pier. Also has friendly helpful resident managers. WiFi was spotty. Has a clean laundry. The hookups and infrastructure were a bit dated, but who cared. We loved it and would definitely come back, perhaps for a month some year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground with very friendly owners and manager. Great view of the bay from our window. Even though the weather was cooler than normal, we had a wonderful week. We don't usually do repeat stays, but as of right now we will probably be back next February. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Intimate little campground, where you can really get to know your neighbors. Very friendly atmosphere. Lots of live oak trees, right on the beach. Paid more for a beach front site, and it was worth it. Exceptional views. Gravel sites are relatively level. No cable, and satellite is problematic due to the large trees. Campground is older but well maintained. Probably best to use your own restroom and shower. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great place to camp: clean, quiet, and beautiful. We will be back. This was our first trip to Gulf Shores and the positive reviews of this RV park influenced our decision to stay here. Were called 2 days prior to arrival, asked if we were still coming. Then, they tried to "assist" while parking the RV. Personally, I have been parking an RV for 20 years: I know how. Took offense at being accused of inviting trouble-making teenagers into the park after quiet hours. Took offense at being changed 4 nights when only stayed for 3. With no details on the receipt, it's hard to dispute. We had a great time, but felt we should have been treated with a little more respect. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the seventh year my family has camped here for our summer vacation. We always book one of the beach sites in the front and love it. We have looked at other campgrounds and none have come close in comparison. All three of my children ages 11,8,and 2 look forward to coming here every year. We always feel safe and welcomed when we are here and we always feel our personal property is safe when we are away. The bathrooms and laundry area are kept exceptionally clean as well is the rest of the campground. It is a very family oriented relaxing place to be. We plan to return here every year for our summer vacation. The managers as well as the owners are always friendly and ready to help as they are always on site. I would recommend this campground to anyone who wants to relax in a family friendly beautiful beach get away. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We haven't been to the beach in close to 15 years so we depended on other reviews when we booked this campground. We were called before we got there to find out what time we thought we may get there-should of been a sign of things to come. The lady manager was rude, abrasive and Nazi-like. She told me to watch her and not my husband when I was backing in because it was HER property and I would do it the way she WANTED it done. The next morning we were grilled about where we were around midnight-there had been something going on around her dock and she was going to get to the bottom of it. She lied to our neighbors who had been brought in on a wrecker about someone coming in for their spot and that they would have to move before Sunday. The poor people had to ask another camper to move their trailer! When we left Monday morning, there was nobody on the site that was supposed to have been occupied. We would not camp here again if it were the last place on the beach! I believe earlier reviewers may have encountered the husband of the woman now running things. It appears his health may be failing and he is unable to manage things now. We camped here in a Motorhome.
That all parks should be this well run: and quiet and peaceful to boot! You know you're in for a treat when you are greeted by the owner and assisted into your parking spot by him. (And he knows what he's doing!!) Yes, it's small. Yes, its secluded. Yes, it's a bit out of the way. And that's part of why it's so good. There is a group of people that like that kind of thing, and if you're one of them: you'll fit in fine. These kind of folks have well behaved children and pets, they don't make noise at night, they help each other out, and they love to sit by the dock and have a quiet social hour in the evenings. Folks get together and go into town for dinner. The park manager and her hubby are out every morning picking up cigarette butts, stray pieces of paper, etc., etc. The restrooms and laundry are spotless. And, if you have friends that don't have a rig: they have a couple permanent ones on the site that can be rented. You'd never guess we enjoyed the place: would you?? We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would give this park a 9+! This small park is clean and well run as both the owner and managers live on site. They are knowledgeable and helpful about every topic. The facilities are spotless- both the showers and laundry were always clean. This location requires driving to access everything but in return you get a very quiet and secluded area in return. We would definitely return to this park and recommend it to friends! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall pleased, although this was not our favorite campground in the area. The bay views were terrific and the staff was friendly. A very relaxing atmosphere. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Secluded area, very nice and wonderful staff. Bit of a drive to get to activities in Gulf Shores. Owners are very personable and nice place to get away from the cold. Not a large campground, but the people are very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our favorite place to stay on the Gulf Coast. BayBreeze RV is a small, quiet campground with an attentive and friendly staff and wonderful views. It is located under a grove of Live Oak trees on the South East side of Mobile Bay. The sites are all very close to the water and a sandy beach on the gulf. Two of the sites are directly adjacent to the beach. It also has a nice long pier to fish or swim from. The single restroom/shower is located in the climate controlled office building. Most campers use the facilities in their rigs, but we used the camp restroom and shower. Pets are allowed on the beaches here on the gulf side, but not on the white sand directly around the pier where children play, etc. (877) 721-9621 We camped here in a Motorhome.
We ended up here after Gulf State Park was full, even in early March. Doc's turned out to be a pleasant surprise! Good location for attractions. Level, roomy, gravel, back-in sites; quiet country setting with plenty of green space. Large grassy area with lights around the perimeter - great for walking my dogs. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent the month of June at Doc's and love this place. We were worried about staying here after reading some of the previous RV Park Reviews. After spending the month here, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the negative reviews are written by the regulars to keep people from coming. There is storage in the back and many people store their trailers and leave them here year round. For $5 Doc's personnel will get it out of storage and take it to an available site prior to your arrival. Most of the people we met do exactly that. Mostly all locals and most of them set up for the entire summer. They come and go and leave their trailers there. There are some park models scattered out throughout the park and they rent those out. According to the regulars, those stay full of snow birds all winter. Access to the park is easy off of Ft. Morgan Road (although my GPS showed the park much further down Ft. Morgan Road than it actually was, so I don't know that you can trust your GPS directions), the roads are paved, the sites are gravel but level and they all have picnic tables (no concrete patio). The pool is great and always full. They have a playground that is shaded, and have a sand volley ball court that I never saw anyone use. The restrooms are clean but need to be updated. There is some peeling/chipped paint in the showers (but they are clean). The bathhouse is not air conditioned and the laundry room is also not air conditioned. But, again, they are clean. They have a very kid friendly layout (speed limit in the park is 5 mph and strictly enforced and have huge speed bumps to slow down the traffic). There are no pull through sites but that makes for a great layout as you are not looking into someone else windshield across the street. The medians are grassy and open. Some people park their boats/jet skis in those areas but while we were there kids were playing football and softball there. Everyone we met was friendly and welcoming. The office, is helpful and was very accommodating. We had a site with a big tree hanging over the top which made for great shade at our site. We had ample room between our site and the neighbors. Easily accessible shopping nearby and about a 15 minute drive to the beach. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV park. Stayed at Docs for 2 months during the summer 2012. Swimming pool was very nice. The others camping at Docs were very friendly. The staff was always helpful and having on site management was a plus, I felt that it was a very safe park and my children made friends quickly. Great place for families. We have already made our summer reservations for 2013. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We love this park as it's not too big nor too small and people are friendly. We usually stay a month. The recent addition of park models takes away some of the ambiance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great two weeks at Doc's. Staff is helpful and friendly. Wi-Fi works, and we got good satellite reception. It is a quiet park and well kept. We would certainly stay there again. The cost is based on the weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is older, but clean. Pads are gravel with grassy areas and a picnic table. About half of the sites seem to be taken by long term tenants. Staff was friendly and helpful. It's a very quiet area. Reception for both AT&T cell and Verizon mobile broadband was good. Rate reflects weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were good and road around campground was asphalt. The speed bumps were however a bit of a nuisance. People were friendly and helpful. The ability to get propane on sight was very helpful. I can only guess at the nightly rate since my stay was by the month. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very basic park so don't expect a lot of amenities. One of the few places in Gulf Shores where you can park directly on Mobile Bay with 7 sites. Perfect for 5th wheel with rear living. I have stayed here for 3 consecutive years for 30 days in a Class A. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff. Great trees and located right on Mobile Bay. Sunsets are amazing. Lots of waterbirds to watch and we even saw dolphins twice. We stayed a week at a waterfront site. Downside is the roads need work and are narrow. We could never pick up a Wi-Fi signal at our site and the cable was unwatchable. They did come and try to fix the cable but it just didn't work. I don't like paying for a service that I'm not receiving. The explanation given was the stormy weather but we were there an entire week! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A laid back park with plenty of trees, gravel roads and pads. Friendly staff and guests. Sites are not jammed together. They just completed the new bath house, complete with 'craft room' and FREE laundry. Nice hiking trails and beaches just a mile or so down the road at the Bon Secour NWR. If you need heated pools, hot tubs, and 'planned' activities, not for you. If you want to put your feet up, relax, maybe do a little fishing and meet some nice folks you will like this park. It's our kind of place. Our stay this year will total 3 months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't waste your time on this campground. It is poorly maintained. The bathhouse is a bathroom with no ventilation and terrible shape. The grounds are poorly maintained and cluttered with all kinds of things. The water view is nice but the rest of the park is marginal at best. The other parks in the area are much nicer. You are also about 11 miles from anything to do. Was not a bad stay but definitely would not stay ther again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 5 days and it was a good campground to stay. The campground was rustic; there was only one men's bath/shower and one women’s bath/shower. The men and women’s bath and showers were not clean and did have some leaves and sand from the campground. They were certainly usable. We had a campsite that looked out over Mobile bay which was worth the $49/night but there are no amenities in the campground. Overall, it was a good campground to stay for a few days, perhaps not for an extended stay. The owners and campers we met were very friendly and made us feel welcome. We would stay again if we pass through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Dirt roads, many large shade trees, small one bathhouse for men and women with one shower each, dirt sites, beautiful views of Mobile Bay, friendly management, friendly guests, 10 miles from stores down a good highway, long pier. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The website talks about a tree lined entrance, which is true, but cluttered beyond belief! There must have several fishing people staying there as there are old boats with what looks to be garbage in or around them all. We did have a water spot & loved it as long as we were facing the water & not having to look at the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been here for 24 hours and so far so good. If you are looking for a campground that has lots of "extras" then you need to find another place. Fort Morgan has the basic of the basics. It faces the bay so there is no beach or shoreline to walk on. There don't seem to a lot of annoying rules like some places impose since we've seen lots of clothes lines and one big rig and truck being washed. They have garbage pickup at your site each morning. We are on site 11 which is directly behind the office so the Wi-Fi works well. The hostess met us outside the office and walked us to our site. She extended an invitation to join a group of them that go out for Christmas dinner. They do not accept credit cards for payment which has been the most inconvenient thing so far. Pets are definitely welcome. This is just a nice, quiet place with no frills. We would come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is extremely over priced. Nothing is paved in the entire campground and the entrance drive has deep holes in it. The trees make it very close to drive big rigs through. It is about 11 miles from the Gulfshores activity area. The staff is very friendly. We camped here in a motorhome and would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Upon arrival, the campground may disappoint, but it turns out to be a friendly, peaceful place to stay. Improvements are being made, but still leaves alot to be desired if you are accustomed to today's standards for RV parks. It is a family friendly, fishing fun place to stay with great views. Wi-Fi is marginal. Managers are terrific! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the best as we were right on the bay and even though it was a holiday weekend, the park was quiet. Everyone was friendly and the owner and his wife went out of their way to make everybody feel at home. We would gladly stay here again if we ever get back this way. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
On 7/4 we where for some place to take the grands for fireworks. Call Rob and he move his own Rv just to make room for us. Friendly and small with great fishing. They are working to make this a real nice place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This is a great place to use as a base camp for Gulf Shores area. You are only 5 minute drive to national wildlife area and national seashore beach. The owners are very helpful and friendly. This is not a destination park. We camped with our large dog, bay side site, full hook ups, no problems. There were several families with middle school/ high school age children using the park as their base for the vacation. Fishing pier was nice if you want to fish, or just watch the sunsets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small, quiet park away from the hectic beaches. Rear window of camper had beautiful view over looking Mobile Bay. Park had gotten into a run down state but new managers are bringing it back. Wi-Fi was marginal on bay front sites, but everything else was fine. Spent two weeks here latter February into March. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects a the monthly rate. This campground is very cliquey. If you are an outsider, you are treated differently. For Example: They made me move my tow dolly because it was partially parked on some grass. I really don't mind this rule, but I DO mind when I'm the only on who has to follow it. As I was bringing my dolly to storage, I noticed 8 entire cars parked on the grass. Remember, its cliquey...different rules for outsiders. There are plenty of other RV parks to choose from and if you have a RV longer than 36ft, you'd be well advised to go elsewhere. Roads are tiny. The streets are so skinny that two RVs probably couldn't pass one another if going opposite ways down any of the roads. This RV park sure does the absolute minimum for there guests. Enjoy your 700 yard walk to the only one location to bring your garbage. Shorter walk if your lucky to get a spot on the NW part of the property. Site RV pad is only 9ft wide and roads are only 19ft wide. Offensively high speed bumps with chunks on concrete taken out of them. The concrete patio was set way back so we got to enjoy tracking wet grass, wet leaves, and wet yard refuse into our rig. Stepping out right on the constantly wet grass. Luckily our time there is over and done. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Husband and I stayed here late October, early November. This is a large park that appears to have many "snowbirds" stay in the winter; however, there were still some nice sites to choose from. Yes, there are speed bumps but they did not bother us and are a good deterrent for speeding. The grounds were well maintained, as were the buildings on site. What impressed us was the space between each site and the sites behind each site were offset to give a roomier feel. Our back-in site was very deep, which gave us ample room to park our tow truck. The pads were concrete with an extension on the side for the picnic table. Three bathhouses with laundry facilities which were neat and clean. We did not use the clubhouse, hot tub or pools. The park upgraded their TV cable and although the numbering system was a little confusing, it worked great. The Wi-Fi was good, although in the evening it seemed a little slow. Overall, a great stay. We hope to be back in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A large park with a well kept landscape. Several bath houses that are kept clean, although a bit dated. Hookups worked well and tables & BBQ stands at most sites. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Large outdoor pool was welcome and several ponds around the park added to the atmosphere. Only 2 negatives of mention. The dumpsters are located on one far end of the park only and the speed bumps are numerous, especially when hitched to your trailer. Overall, a nice park, although "resort" is a bit of a stretch, in my opinion. Rate was for a week. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground staff is friendly, but they do not have someone available to help with backing into a site so we requested and received a pull-through which was in a wetter section of the grounds. There had been so much rain prior to our stay and while staying, the grass was in need of attention but certainly no fault of theirs. No trash pick up, but trash containers were conventiently located. Sites are paved but rather narrow especially if the ground is saturated and you do not wish to wade in water/mud ankle deep. Nice amount shade available at sites. Convenient to various attractions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week. This is a decent park with generous spacing between sites, sufficient length for bigger rigs and good concrete pads and patios. It's close to the beach (4 mi), major shopping (2 mi) and lots of restaurants. Access roads are in good condition, paved and wide enough for easy back-in. While there are a few park models, the majority of sites are for RV's and the park is a favorite for the Snowbirds. Grounds maintenance in the park was good and the entrance was nicely landscaped. The main common building held an indoor heated pool / hot tub, activity rooms and a kitchen/hall where we enjoyed a great breakfast on Saturday morning sponsored by the Snowbirds. The outdoor pool was closed due to complete renovation. The ground around our site was quite saturated from previous rains so it was soft and we tracked a bit of mud for most of the week. While we didn't see any fire ants, there were numerous inactive hills around our site which still raised concern. The shower rooms were clean, nicely sized and attended to daily. However, as we later discovered, repair maintenance was slow. A heater/fan in one bathroom had been inoperable for some time as well as the shower in another room. The one thing that drove us crazy was the speed bumps. The park speed limit is 5mph and it is enforced with a generous hump at least every 10 car lengths or so. All in all, we liked the park, the people we met and its location. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very friendly and well maintained park about 4 miles from the sugar white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. All sites are parked on a concrete pad. Interior roads paved, the only issue is they have very large speed bumps about every 30 yards. The power was very good, good free Wi-Fi at all sites. All sites are full hookup. The price reflects the monthly rate. The spa does not have air jets so it is like sitting in a bath tub. The indoor pool was a little cool. Park is pet friendly with a lot of things to do in the area. Will use again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a nice park. We are a young family, with teens, and this park was so friendly! The elders were always happy, and when we went to the beautiful pool/hot tub every night, we always had a great time! The pond is so nice, and the location of the park is very convenient to everything. We were in 402 and loved it. I'll definitely use this park again, and I think the staff are awesome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the 2nd time we've stayed here. We really like this area and the people. There are only a few spots for transients. Seems most people are fairly local and just leave their rigs here for months at a time and come when they can. We would love to work-camp here or stay here for several months. The spots are all cement pads; lots of foliage and grass and several bath houses and plenty of facilities. They do not give any discounts. The park is right off Hwy 59 close to Gulf Shores and just south of Foley and the Tanger Outlet Mall. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park and excellent location. Cement sites level, has parking for 2 vehicles. Beautiful indoor and outdoor pools. Approx 5 mi from beach - close to restaurants and shopping. Definitely deserves 10 rating. Camped in motorhome and will be back - what we saw this is best in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is probably one of the nicest RV parks we have ever stayed in. The sites are large with grassy area between sites. The sites have level concrete pads with adjacent concrete patio, picnic table and grill. Many sites have trees that are kept trimmed so as not to interfere with RV. Roads are wide and paved. Very clean, nice friendly and efficient staff in office. I don't think I have ever given a park a 10 rating before. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate listed reflects the $450 monthly cost. This is a neat place. It's well groomed, paved roads and sites. Some speed bumps but I guess they're needed or they would not be there. Lots of various activities along with two pools and a hot tub. Bathroom/showers are private rooms and are clean. Not spotless but still OK. Never ran out of hot water and I take long showers. The laundry uses water saving Kenmore washers and they use very little rinse water, not enough for me so I took the waste basket and filled it with water and added it to the rinse cycle - it works great! The Wi-Fi is iffy, sometimes it works very well and other times it logs off every few minutes. I found the staff to be about average - not the best but certainly not the worst. There were a few ant hills - I keep my own supply of ant granules (Spectracide from Lowe's) and after treating once, they never came back. Anchors Aweigh Resort is about two miles north of here and in my opinion, they are both very good places. More trees here but Anchors Aweigh has better Wi-Fi and it's the newer of the parks. I would stay at either place again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great park. We had planned only a few days and stayed two weeks. Friendly and helpful staff from checking in to help with local attractions and stores. Clean well maintained grounds and all facilities. Individual showers and restrooms. There are several buildings with restrooms and showers and laundry rooms conveniently placed through out the park. Interior roads and each site is paved. The location of the park is wonderful. Close to the beach and just about any store you would need. Only drawback to this park would be the location of the one dumpster. Would definitely come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were visiting friends so this RV park was convenient. We had beautiful weather, but had we had rain I would have been happy to have the cement pads. We stayed for a week. Checking in, one lady was a little reluctant to give me the long, big rig pull through (I have a small trailer) but another lady in the office said it was okay. I could have put another truck and trailer on the site with room to spare. The park is convenient to everything. For a unique dining experience try Lamberts Cafe'-Home of the Throwed Rolls. There's a nice Coleman discount place nearby and we also passed a Camping World on the way in. The state park is great for biking. Bathrooms were self contained and clean as a whistle. We liked the ones over near the dog walk. There are other bath houses, and they clean them at different times so there are showers always available. For an "urban" RV park, this was just the ticket we needed. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the nicest RV Park in the area. It is in a very nice section of Gulf Shores. It has all of the amenities you could ask for. Our pull-through site was long enough for us to park our 40 ft fifth wheel and still had room to park our crew cab dually on either end of the fifth wheel. We were here in October so there weren't many kids, very quiet. If we ever come back to Gulf Shores, we will definitely stay here again. I just wish there were parks like this everywhere. The price is based on a weekly rate of $192. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has some of the longest, most level and nicest concrete slab sites of any we've stayed at in the last 2 months. It has all the amenities like 2 pools, one in and one out, spa and is close to the beach yet away from the hustle bustle if one just wants the quiet. Lots of trees and grass. A 9 plus park as far as we're concerned. The only drawback, if there is one, is that all the dumpsters are in one area, too far to walk to so we have to change our exit route when going out for the day to drop off our trash. We would love to come back here and stay for an extended period; it's that nice a park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I've been camping since I was a kid and now I'm camping with my husband and our children. Gulf Breeze RV Resort is one of our favorite places of all time. There was a very nice man who kindly took my reservation about 6 months before our stay. When we arrived, we were greeted by more friendly people in the office and were introduced to everything in the area since we'd never been to the Gulf before. The sites were spacious, the paved driveway and pads were great. There are 2 swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor. The outdoor pool was great for kids, as it was not very deep in the most shallow part. Both pools were well kept. There were 4 washers and dryers in each bathhouse so you didn't have to haul your laundry to one location. The price of the laundry was reasonable. The park was very clean. It's convenient to everything the Gulf coast has to offer. We liked it so much that we will return with our entire family in 2 years! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We found Gulf Breeze RV Resort to be very nice. We experienced no rudeness from the staff. In fact, the two ladies in the office could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The sites were concrete and level. Gulf Breeze is centrally located near shopping, restaurants, and beaches. The TV cable and Wi-Fi worked great. The park has two pools, one indoor and one outdoor, nice clubhouse, fishing pond, and playground. There is a mixture of travel trailers, 5th wheels, RVs, and park models. With it's pools, fishing ponds, and playground, Gulf Breeze is a good location for families. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is nice: clean and kept up nice. However, I will agree with other posts, the office staff is very rude. I had to wait several minutes before the two women even bothered to look up and speak and when they did there was no smile, no warm welcome, and it was obvious they couldn't care less if we were here or not. Every time we called or stopped in it was the same way. They frown at children and are rude to everyone. If you are looking for a park close to the beach, this is not the park for you. We left after the first night and stayed at one closer in. We will not stay at Gulf Breeze again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have been RV-ing for over 15 years most of which has been full time. These have been the rudest, dumbest, uncaring staff of individuals I have ever come across! There definition of a hot tub was nothing I ever heard of before. The Wi-Fi never worked the entire time I was there, and to add insult to injury, when I had to leave because my brother took a turn for the worst in the hospital and later died that night, they never even thought to remove that day from my bill. That was the coldest thing I ever experienced. And they told me they were extremely flexible, I guess that follows their definition of a hot tub, they just don't know the true meaning of that word means, along with the word common decency! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For 3 years we have been RVing in the Gulf Shores area and heard about Gulf Breeze. My problem was that I could not get past the rude people in the office. We have called and stopped by several times regarding making reservations. The people in the office immediately tell you they are full, No Openings, No Wait List, No Hope of getting a Reservation in the near future. Their office staff needs a lesson on providing Excellent Customer Service. We have heard the above experience from many people. Looks like a nice park with indoor pool, close to shopping and beach, and sites are nice. The biggest problem is trying to get a reservation to stay in the park We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in Gulf Breeze for two months and enjoyed every minute of it. Lots to do, very friendly people. Far enough off the main road you don't hear a lot of noise, but close enough to everything you need. The place was full of dogs, but you never heard one bark. The only thing I didn't like was the speed bumps, but I guess no place is perfect. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is an excellent park. They have lots of activities. There is plenty to see and do in the area. There are 2 Wal-Marts within 5 miles and lots of restaurants in the area. The park is laid out like a small town with streets. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Gets a little soggy when it rains a lot but not too bad. Rate reflects the monthly rate which includes electric. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I have stayed here numerous times, but for some reason, I wasn't impressed with this last stay. Likely the incredible amount of rain and the love bugs, which the campground cannot control. The old guy running around on the golf cart bitching at my friend and I that we were doing 10mph and the speed limit is 5mph, when I can point to the sign that says 10mph, was a bit irritating. Later, my friend has three dogs outside his RV in a dog pen, all small well behaved, but when he stepped in to get a drink for maybe 5 minutes, he suddenly gets a phone call that he dogs cannot be unattended? I bet it was that guy in the golf cart. My biggest complaint is that this part has an absolutely terrible problem with ants! They offer you a bag of ant killer at the front desk, but they should be spraying the grounds for the ants and mosquitoes, which they don't, and the grass upkeep has gone downhill as well. There are too many other nice RV locations opening up so they need to improve their on-site housekeeping!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't remember the price. This place was a first class RV resort. Our site did have ants but who doesn't? Asked front desk for poison and they gave it to me and it worked. Bathrooms were nice and clean. The baby pool was being repaired while we were there so the kids did not get to use it. Nice staff and nice place. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This was our first stay at Gulf Breeze and we enjoyed it very much. We were 6 / 8 minutes to the Gulf Shores Beach. For the most part, the park appeared to be totally full, but I think several sites were “weekend” occupied. Their year round storage area is fenced and is huge. We walked our dogs around it several times and might consider taking advantage of it next year. The Internet and cable were good. The grill at our site was gone, but our friends that we camped with had one…. Their outdoor pool is bigger than most parks, which is a plus. The weather was perfect, so we did not have to utilize the indoor pool. The staff does make everyone abide by the rules. My 14 year old was asked to get out of the hot tub (must be 18) and got busted for riding a bike after dark, but I totally understand enforcement of rules. The speed bumps are a bit crazy, but again….I can see the need. We will definitely plan to camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park. We're going to try the year round storage and let them move it to a site. My DH doesn't like to camp so now me and kids can do our thing. Outdoor pool large. Grassy sites with concrete pads. Much nicer than other parks in area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very well kept park. It is quiet at night, and the staff are helpful. They have on site storage, and we keep our travel trailer there year round. The voltage is good, water pressure is good, and cable and wifi are acceptable. We will return for June and July. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pros: Heated indoor pool, 37' long for lap swimming, Yeah! Fantastic lake view (because we were one of the overflow spaces) yeah! Friendly people, especially if you're from MICHIGAN (like 2/3s of the park). Cons: wifi impossible. 32 lines coming in, but 500 old folks on the net playing games and uploading photos all day long means if you aren't RIGHT BESIDE a tower, you will be kicked off again and again; hot tub has no jets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was told their nightly rate was $30 per night without Goodsam's discount. We were over charged for our stay - were charged $35 per night, even though we are Good sams. Tried to get them to refund the difference as we were over charged by them. Office manager (very, very rude) said no - no refunds. Even when they over charged us. Tried to put it as credit for a return stay. We will not return - this park and its people are just thieves We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fire ants – tons of them, everywhere. We had near 20 mounds on our site. After being bit numerous times while trying to set up, we went to the office to ask what could be done. They gave us a very small plastic bag with fire ant killer in it and instructions. The instructions stated to pour ½ cup of this stuff over the mound and lightly water. We measured the stuff in the bag they gave us, it was not even ½ cup. Not to bad if you had only one mound, we had nearly 20 mounds. Seems this park only wants to do as little as they have too. When we checked it, was told they have WiFi but when we got to the site, it did not work. Called office and was told that the router had been down for a few days so it was not working (could of told us that when we checked it). Stayed seven days, never got WiFi. Will not ever stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We weren't crazy about this campground. It was clean and the folks were friendly, but the bathrooms were too few for a campground this size. We probably would have been happier close to to the beach, but having never stayed in this area before, we didn't know what to expect. Overall, it met all the needs we had, but don't think we will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this campground in June 2008. The best I have come across. We had our 2 daughters with us age 8 and 7;we felt very comfortable. Very clean rv park; well maintained close to the ocean and we were treated very well. Got sun burned at the ocean on first day and had to use the indoor pool during the daytime for the rest of our trip. Indoor/Outdoor pool couldn't have been better. I will definitely stay at this park again whenever I am in the area. My favorite park so far. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a very well maintained park with a good layout. Our 42' MH had no problems. Excellent satellite reception. The roads are paved, and the sites are cement with bbq grills and picnic tables. Lots of families, which is nice, and it is very quiet at night. The campground is close to shopping and restaurants. The beach is about four miles distance. From I-65 it is approximately one hour. We stayed longer than expected as we were enjoying the campground and area. The staff is very pleasant. For those interested there are tennis courts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was clean with good facilities. They allow multiple vehicles beyond one camper and additional vehicle at a site. This makes entry and exit very difficult at times. Even though we had pull through site, had to back out because of extra vehicles in front where we needed to turn when exiting site from the front. Very friendly office staff, and helpful whenever asked questions. We would return next time in the area. Be careful when driving in park since many children on bikes present during all hours. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good large,level concrete sites with more spacing than usual. Convenient to attractions and beach area. Lots of good restaurants that are reasonably priced. Management good. Good voltage and water pressure. They have 3 restroom/laundry buildings. The have an indoor and outdoor pool. They have a very reasonable monthly rate that includes electricity. We stayed 10 nights but will be back for a month next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Close to a perfect park. The Wi-Fi does not work well in the back area of the campground and they could probably fix this with a few more antennas. Other than that, a very nice facility and we are booked for January/February of next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice clean park, large sites with concrete pads & patios with table. Lots of grass, shrubs, & some trees. Indoor pool was good. Hot tub had hot water, but no air being injected. Lots of activities during winter, everyone is friendly. Five miles from Gulf, lots of restaurants, shopping, etc nearby. One hour from Mobile, less to Pensacola. Very acceptable monthly rate. We'll be back for 3 or 4 months next winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice, big sites but not a friendly park. People stay within their groups and do not socialize much. Made some friends that were new. Disappointed that outdoor pool was not open. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were very pleased with this attractive facility. The area is very quiet, but only a few minutes from the Gulf Beaches. The management were very friendly and offered us a temporary site if they did not have a full hookup site. Fortunately, this was not needed, but greatly appreciated. We would return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very efficiently run. We arrived after official check-in time, but there was an envelope waiting for us with our site information, etc. We spent four nights at this CG and we were very pleased with all the facilities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a large campground with paved roads and paved sites. There is grass rather than sand between sites. The campground has a lot of amenities and is clean but could use more shade. The wi-fi is hit or miss. There were many times when the signal was so low that I was unable to use the internet. The people who work at the campground are not very friendly or nice, especially the security guy and the older lady at the front desk. In a way, this detracts from the campground. There are several bath houses but I only used the one closest to our site. I like the set-up where there are four private toilet/sink/shower rooms. Unfortunately, the same trash was on the shower floor for the entire week. Also, the toilet bowls were not cleaned for the entire week. In one there was no hand soap and in another there was no toilet paper, again, for the entire week. Overall, we like this campground but it does have it's problems. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Gulf Breeze is by far the best RV park around Gulf Shores. Sites are beautiful and amenities are excellent. However, MOST of the employees that I came in contact with while here, were hateful!!! The ladies in the front office, as well as a security guard that watches for misconduct, actually made me feel like I was a teenager on probation. I realize there must be rules to keep a campground like this nice. I also realize that behind me are ten more trying to get my reservations. But PLEASE loosen up some. Enjoy life and let us do the same. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
I used this campground as a week-long getaway. While we were here, we traveled to Florida to Louisana. The campground was a downright steal for the money. It offered everything but a phone line. It also included concrete pads. I went in May
and the campground was around 40% capacity. I found out I was there in the offseason. I also could not get over how clean the restrooms were. You could do the white glove test. The campground was also very quiet. This campground is the furthest I have traveled to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Spent 7 nights here in April 2003. All sites had concrete pad beside parking spot for your camper so you exited your rig onto concrete, oh soooo nice. About 1/2 the sites had concrete pad plus the drive for the TT and tow vehicle were also all concrete. Trres were small and few sites had big enough trees for shade. We saw very little area without grass. Campground was immaculate, very clean outside and very nice and clean facilities for showering, laundry and restroom. Recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
The place is gradually getting worse. No grass at all now. Sand spurs all through the area where we tried to walk our dog. Maybe it was a busy summer? I can't understand why they can't maintain the facilities/grounds a little better. No shade at all. If it wasn't for the seafood restaurants and beach I'd proably never return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This park is great! We stayed over spring break, 2001. The facilities were clean and well maintained. There are also rental cabins. They have beautiful indoor and outdoor pools. Our family got to use both of them because we had warm weather. The staff was friendly and helpful with directions, etc. Lots to do in the area: Foley has shopping and Lamberts, Mobile has the battleship, Dauphin Island has the estuarium and ferry ride our kids loved. You can't forget Gulf Shores with the fun go cart rides, great restaurants, and our favorite - The BEACH! This park would receive a 10 if it had some shade. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
No shade, otherwise excellent. Very clean facilities, well maintained, campground store, two group meeting buildings, paved sites and patio, golf course across the road, very close to major outlet shopping mall and 5 miles to Gulf Beaches. We camped here in a camper.
We came expecting to receive Passport America 50% discount as advertised on the PA site and the campground's own website. Their normal rate is $22, plus they charge you $2 for cable, all plus tax. We were charged $15 which after I went away and thought about it, didn't add up. They stated that the "free" wifi was included with the $2 cable charge, so if you don't want cable (we didn't), you couldn't have the wifi, which we need. That's sneaky, and sharp practice in my opinion. I questioned the rate we'd been charged with the owner (Tom) and he stated "Oh, it's the lodging tax. We have a real high tax rate here. In fact, it should be $15.07 but we round it down to $15". So after working that out, it came to 16.34% tax on the $11 + $2 rate. I called the Depts of Revenues in Alabama State, Baldwin County and Gulf Shores City to check the facts. There is no lodging tax, but there is normal sales tax. The tax rates are:- a) 4% state b) 3% county c) 2.5% city Total: 9.5%, which applied to $13 comes to $14.23. I then politely put these points to Tom, whose response was to go very red and shout over & over again, "Don't you worry about the taxes" before walking off. Anecdotal evidence from other residents suggested that this was normal practice at this site, especially for folks from out the area. As the owner refused to discuss my questions with me, I cannot therefore verify the position with how they apply tax. I can only post tax rate information as supplied to me by the authorities and the amounts charged by the site, which do not add up. I have however reported the matter to the three relevant departments and am content to leave it with them. They only accept cash, and we were only issued with a handwritten yellow piece of paper without any address or other issuer's information on it. It simply showed the dates of stay and a total - no breakdown. The site is run down and not welcoming in any way, although our neighbors were nice. There is no way we would ever stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a wreck. There is no swimming pool, sites and roads are NOT paved. I called to reserve and said we had a 40 ft rig with tow. We barely fit in the park roads and there was only 1 spot we could get into. They had to move a small RV that was in the space. We were having mail sent here so we had to stay. Having said all of this, the owners are nice and helpful. But that is not a reason to stay here!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some of the comments on the below posts are correct. Put the park is clean with a lot of trailers stored here. The rec room was clean as was the laundry. The site was large enough for our 40 foot fiver and tow vehicle to park. Electric was very good. The rate we paid is based on Passport America rates. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations for 1 week here. And looking at the pictures on their website, the place looked like it would be great for the 1 week time slot. Please do not believe their pictures. The place is a mess. We actually had to move 2 tires off of our site. We could not use our awning as the tree branches were in the way. The club house is a mess with junk all over. FEMA trailers through out the park. Roads through out park have BIG pot holes. Thank the dear Lord that Gulf Shores is soooo beautiful. We didn't stay at the RV park much except to sleep. Never again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Old park, Wi-Fi only works inside the rec center which is only used for pot luck dinners periodically. Gravel spaces with leaves and limbs everywhere, older rigs parked permanently on several spaces. Owners are friendly but there is not someone on site all the time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We just spent 2 1/2 weeks enjoying this park. The sites are all very nice with paved parking with paved patio area including picnic table & grill. It's been completely renovated since hurricane Ivan. The facilities are all pretty new including a huge swimming pool area with children's area pad with fountains. There are also tennis courts, a nature center, gift shop, and wonderful bike county bike trails easily accessed from the park. The location is great and only 1 mile from the beach. I would rate it a 10 except for poor WiFi connection. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Perfect. Great birding, great biking. They have added even more bike trails since last visit. Good showers and large laundry. It does not get any better than this. We were here during tornado watches and record flooding. We saw other parks and parking lots submerged, but our RV stayed high and dry here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very good campgrounds. All sites are level and some have shade. They will only let you make reservation for a road and not a site. This is a large park with lots of campers. Still, there is plenty of room for your site. They have no internet at the site so if you want to go to the main entrance, one can use the internet there. Good selection of off-air TV channels. The showers were clean but dated. Plenty of hot water with good water pressure in the shower. This is really a nice place to stay. You are about one mile from the beach and can use your campgrounds parking pass to get free access to the public beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This wonderful park that gets our first "10" since we began full timing 2 years ago. Although very large with almost 500 sites, it was equipped to handle a lot of campers with over a dozen bath houses, many trash dump locations, and several large activity areas. These included a pool, volleyball courts, tennis courts, activity center, nature center, and miles of paved and unpaved paths for biking and walking. The internal roads and large sites were paved and level. They were also spaced quite far apart and all had strong 50-amp full hookups and nice tables. No fire pits, unfortunately. The Verizon phone coverage was good, and our amplified MiFi unit signal was adequate. The laundry room featured over 25 washers and 25 dryers, but in a place this size it got quite busy at times. Bathrooms and showers were clean, and the showers had benches and hooks for toiletries and towels. The staff was friendly and helpful, even though they were always extremely busy. There were nice grocery stores and many restaurants within a 10-minute drive of the park. The streets were busy with lots of kids and bikes moving around, but everyone seemed to be having a good time. We stayed 3 weeks and found it was much cheaper to pay the monthly rate. If you stay a week or two your daily rate will be somewhat higher. The monthly rate is only offered during the winter months, after that the stay is apparently limited to 2 weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice and well maintained park. Full hookups, paved, level sites, great utilities and friendly staff. We were along the canal toward the state park's beach which was a very pleasant one half mile walk. The state park also maintains their beach VERY well. The water is emerald green and the sand is like sugar. We were there during spring break. The park was 100% full, but the beach was 99% empty. Was so nice! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park with paved sites with both back in and pull through Big sites. Some more wooded than others. Park has Paved and natural terrain bike and hiking trails. Lots of activities available, pool, tennis, horseshoes and music jams. Most certainly will stay again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful state park a mile from Gulf beaches. FHU 50 amp site. Free Wi-Fi, but did not work well when park was full. Paved roads and site with patio, picnic table and grill. Sites are huge. Beautiful setting with some sites backing up to a small lake. Miles of hiking and biking paths. Nature center, activities building, small store. They take monthly reservations in winter so difficult to get into without making reservation well in advance. This has been one of the nicest places we have stayed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You couldn't ask for more from this large state park. We needed a place to say for a couple of nights and found this state park. Nearly all of the sites were taken by snowbirds from upper midwest U.S. and central Canada who were staying for extended periods. From October to March, people can rent sites for under $500 per month for full hookups. There are a bunch of paved bike trails in the park and plenty of golf courses for those afflicted. The sites are spacious, paved, and have full hookups with up to 50 amp service. Plenty of rest rooms in the park. We'd definitely stay here again if we were in the area. From Sunday - Thursday, a 15% discount of regular fees applies to all seniors, no matter what the state of residence. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina, and is a wonderful place to stay! The facilities are immaculate; there's lots of hiking and bike paths; the educational center is interesting; and of course the beach is spectacular! Each site is enormous. Your closest neighbor might be 75 feet away. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and you're a quick drive from all the fun restaurants and shopping in Gulf Shores. This is a massive park. Going to the beach will entail either a hike or a bike ride. It was approximately 3/4 mile from our site on Bobcat Rd, but you can drive to the larger pier where there is car parking. We will definitely camp here again; it was a wonderful experience! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Hate to say nice things about this park because it will never be available again. Very nice park, great location for the beach. Plenty of walking, biking trails, things to do. Friendly staff, clean well kept, I need to stop saying how nice our stay was. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. Lots of trees, good paved roadways and sites. Campsites are nicely spaced, some more private than others. Wifi only available at some sites but can be accessed at the office parking area. Nice pool, laundry, store, etc. Everything clean especially the bathrooms/showers very spacious and nice, staff friendly and helpful. Unfortunately rates are higher on weekends. A large well run campground, would love to return to some day. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
With a 45’ motorhome and tow, we don’t usually find state parks that can accommodate us. Gulf State Park is a fantastic exception. Excellent layout, huge sites, full hook-ups, paved roads-sites-patios, and a selection of pull-thru and back-in sites make this a great base camp for exploring “Lower Alabama”. Staff was friendly and helpful. We visited just as the snowbirds were starting to return, so there was plenty of space. We didn’t choose one of the more expensive lake-facing sites but were quite happy with what we got. I didn’t expect Wi-Fi in a State Park, which was just as well as it was marginally useful. The facilities are very well maintained, except for a couple of bathhouse doors that were peeling. About the only downside is that battling the fire ants is a daily operation. All in all, this was a great find for us, close to the beaches and other things to do in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park! We were there for a week, and just got back home a few days ago. I cannot think of any area or category in which it does not earn at LEAST a 9 or 10, in my estimation. Location is great. Bike and walking/hiking trails, great. Utilities and functionality, great. The sites are huge, the roads are paved, flat and in perfect condition. The previous reviewer mentioned poor Wi-Fi, which is the exact opposite of my experience. In fact, the Wi-Fi was better than I have had at any other campground. I could go on and on, but I'll shut up now. BTW, I do NOT work for Gulf State Park! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A massive campground for a state park. Very big rig friendly. Plenty of space between sites. Quiet and dark at night. Perfect for relaxing and sleeping. Ample interior roads for bike riding. Hiking trails, as well. Numerous restaurants in the areas of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Extremely friendly staff. Check-in area provides plenty of room for numerous RVs simultaneously. The Wi-Fi is virtually nonexistent, at least where we were even though a Wi-Fi repeater could be seen from our RV. This was frustrating because there is no cable, as well. There are a dozen or so over-the-air TV stations, but a majority are either Spanish speaking or religious. Unless you're into sitcoms on NBC or CBS, your viewing options are limited. Satellite TV is highly recommended. Clear view of the sky is easy to obtain since there are no shades trees. This is a very nice campground with a few limitations. If you're not concerned with Wi-Fi or cable, then this could be your mecca. We like to stay in touch with family and friends scattered around the US and Europe. Having internet access is something we value. Luckily, we have an iPad with a data plan so we did have access. But the park advertises Wi-Fi and it was practically useless during our entire stay. Usable about 5% of the time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites were wide and level. Plenty of walking and bike trails. The restrooms were clean. There is plenty to see and do. Close to beaches and town. I camped here in a Class B. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a few days in September. Check In went very smoothly and they were very helpful in picking out a wonderful site. Great pool and extremely quiet at night. The location is ideal for seeing Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We will come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time rv'er, and first time at Gulf state park. Stayed with wife and 3 kids. We all had a great time! Yes it was hot, but the pool was perfect. So many things for kids to do, and the big kids! Fishing, pool, a great nature center, miles of trails. We rode our bikes ALL weekend! Very clean and air conditioned bathhouses. First rate staff. Very close to beach, short ride. We will be back very soon. Highly recommend this place. GREAT value, and experience the natural beauty and hospitality of the Alabama Gulf coast. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great state park across US 90 from the beach. Campground has level sites and pull through sites. Great pool. Can park at beach pavilion without additional, with paid camping pass. Some sites off main road have sparse shade due to past fire. Overall, great place to camp and go to the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Love, love, love this place!! Beautiful pool with a splash area for toddlers, lovely new pavilion, camp store, and roomy sites. Great cycling and jogging on the beautiful Back Country Trail. Easy accessibility to wonderful restaurants. I rode my bicycle to the beach!! Great place!! Senior discounts available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gulf State Park campground is great. Sites were nice and level, and pull through sites afforded the most privacy. There are many back in sites that had good trees and shrubs that provide good privacy, too. Wi-Fi did not work well at all, but I could pick it up near the check in office when needed. Restrooms and showers were very clean and dumpsters are provided for trash dump. Nice laundry facility, camp store, tennis courts, volley ball court, great pool, horse shoes, education center with nature presentations and awesome bike trails make this park a fun place to stay. Shelby Lake is on the park property and is wonderful for swimming if you get tired of being on the beach. Staff were always helpful and they sprayed for mosquitoes while we were there. Can't wait to return! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've stayed in Gulf Shores several times, but this was our first stay at Gulf State Park. The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. The park is clean and centrally located. The beach was less than a mile, and the parking was included in the campground fee. The check-in process was simple, ane we changed sites to get a lake view. Great place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an AWESOME park! We had the best time! They have plenty of space at each campsite. The restroom facilities are numerous and scattered all throughout the site. The pool and splash pad were practically brand new and in excellent condition. My children loved the pool and splash pad! This park is very bike friendly and has several fun bike trails (my husband and I saw an alligator, lots of bunnies, turtle eggs, and a snake while riding our bikes). The downside to this park is that you have to drive to the beach (unless you want to bike ride, but we have too much stuff for that). I will stay here at each beach trip. We had that much fun! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location. Kids loved being close to the beach. Good access to the bike trails at the far end of the park. We camped in site 48 in a cul-de-sac close to the swimming pool and the nature center. This site is not the biggest, but had great privacy. Huge park, but the workers did a great job of checking everybody that cames in. Great park for kids. Definitely coming back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is very clean. It is big rig friendly. We have a 40' motorhome and had no problems. The staff at the front office are all very serious about their jobs. Sometimes this is a big annoyance. When you pull up in your RV, they see you coming. They take the chain down and tell you where to park. We parked and turned the RV off. We were exiting the RV to go check in when the gentleman approached us and asked us to move the RV forward two feet. When we were leaving on our last day, there was no place to stop to hook up our Jeep behind the RV. We didn't want to block the road, so we went to the front. There are two lanes to exit next to the office. We pulled in one lane and got ready to hook the Jeep up when the gentleman got a little excited and told us that we could not hook up there. We had to pull onto the main road and then into the grass on the side of the road to hook up. Other than the staff at the front office, this place is great. The pool, lakes, tennis court, beach pavillion, gift shop and bath houses are all wonderful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this area of the state so much we decided to stay longer. Fortunately, we timed our visit to this park after the departure of most snowbirds or nothing would probably have been available. Many things (rates, time allowed at specific campsites, availability of campsites, etc.) change after the winter months. We were allowed to drive through and look for a nominal fee. We were told to identify a couple of candidate sites, perhaps one would be available on our arrival in a few days. (Reservations could not be made at the campground check-in area, but apparently could be at another part of the park and those would not be site specific.) On the day of our arrival, my wife went ahead in our dinghy to get our site of choice. This was not allowed until I arrived with the RV. Not a problem for me, but suggestive of issues with previous visitors. Lots of variations in the type of sites available. Ours was a back-in premium lake front. This area was at or close to capacity our entire 2 week visit. Many of the outlying parts of the campground were all but vacant. And this is a campground, not an RV resort. The level of activity of the campers is way above what one generally sees in an RV park. Lots of people haphazardly riding bikes, lots of vehicles exceeding the 5 mph speed limit, people everywhere doing all kinds of things outside. Fortunately, we had no issues with violations of quiet hours or excessive noise in our area. I especially loved the Backcountry Trail for biking. But I now know it is associated with surrounding cities and not just specific to the park. For a family vacation, this campground would be great. For full-timers looking for a safe, quiet, relaxing facility . . . at this time of year, it was just too busy for me. We would return, but choose one of the less populated areas of the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a fantastic park! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Level paved sites and big rig friendly. Decent space between you and your neighbor. No cable, but you get all the channels needed from your off air antenna. Lots of walk/bike trails and level campground roads to ride. Close to the beach and other activities. Just opened the zip line in the park too. Lamberts restaurant was a great place to eat that wasn't too far away. We liked it so much, we are planning another trip! Highly recommend this park! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park continues to be one of our favorites ---due to its beach, large, clean washrooms, biking/walking trails, golf course right in the park, nature centre, large sites and open skies . The area surrounding GSP is also top notch with lots of shopping, restaurants, golf courses, a movie theatre, boat rentals, arts and crafts, concerts and activities. The waiting list for next winter is well over 200 --- a testament to the park's popularity. The rate reflects the monthly rate. Wifi has improved but is still hit-and-miss. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great state park with 50amp service and large paved pads. We camped in a 40ft motorhome and would consider this campground "Big Rig Friendly" which is rare for state parks sometimes. There is a lake our site backed up to called lake shelby on the map. The park was close to dining and the staff was friendly. There are also some neat cabins available for rent not far from the RV park portion of the park. Good value for near beach camping and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding park! Had a lake front site, very large, picnic table & grill at each site. Clean restrooms & showers. Activities offered every da. (horseshoes, volleyball). Hiking trails everywhere, bicycle rental available. Staff were all knowledgeable, and friendly. Would stay here again when in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really an outstanding state park, the sites are level, all with full hookups, paved and very spacious. We enjoyed a week there and it was really relaxing. Our site was on the lake which provided some really beautiful views, but a little windy compared to the inner sites. Very easy to access Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and even Pensacola from the park. Strong Wi-Fi from our site. Love it, will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here last year a couple of weeks earlier and there were lots of vacant sites. This year there are a lot fewer sites available but we got a nice one. The place is pretty much full of snowbirds and the staff and campers are very friendly and chatty. The showers were spotless with great hot water, medium pressure, and plenty of room. I give them a A-. This is a great place to hang out with lots of restaurants, sightseeing, beaches, hiking, and biking. Roads and sites are paved, Verizon MiFi works well and the parks Wi-Fi is OK sometimes, other times it's extremely slow. The system always seems to be in the process of being worked on. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a wonderful park with lots to do. Sites are paved, clean and the bath houses are new and up to date. The cabins are very nice and on a lake. There are great bike/hiking trails. The park includes a long ocean front park. There is a lake for fishing and a long ocean dock for fishing. The park has a nice community center and nature center. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This park took a beating with the hurricane but has come back full force. They have planted trees, and there are a few areas that the storm left intact and are wooded. I would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was about our ninth stay at GSP. It continues to be outstanding! The bike/walking trails are absolutely 10 out of 10. The beach is a short bike-ride or drive or a long walk but it is terrific. The golf course at the park is very good and reasonably priced. The 500 sites are large and quite private with few trees and open skies for lots of sun in the fall and easy satellite location for your TV. All sites are full hook-up. Wi-Fi has improved a lot and work is still being done on it. Lots of shopping, cinemas and restaurants close by. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has a site for everyone, water front, pull through, back in, shade, sun. I loved the security of the campground, and the staff was one of the friendliest that we have ever been too. Really enjoyed our stay, and the area has a lot to offer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very large campground, but make no mistake, it is a gem. A well-maintained park with large sites. We stayed here on Veterans Day weekend and there were plenty of vacant sites. Swimming pool was not heated so we did not get to try it out, but we can imagine it would be very nice during summer months. The beach is close by and so is local shopping. We also got to try out the State Park Golf Course, not world class, but very enjoyable nevertheless. We will definitely come back to this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay here while working in the area. Staff was very friendly and helpful on check-in, and the site was just as we remembered it. All utilities worked well, except wi-fi stopped working the last night. Didn't really matter because our Verizon data service worked well. Restrooms were clean, and grounds looked great. Hope to come back when we have more time to enjoy the trails and hunt the rest of the geocaches. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time to stay in this park. This is a huge campground with all types of sites, back-in, pull through, that spans through approximately two miles from the registration area to the end. Two tier pricing for weekday and weekend stays. Large pool, camp store, boat rental, nature center, a lot of things to do in this park. Just a short drive or bike ride over to the beach or to the fishing pier. Only downside is the lack of shade due to hurricanes and fires in the past few years. Restrooms are very clean, look "like new". The Wi-Fi is very spotty. There are Wi-Fi repeaters about every 1,000 feet and we were half way between two, the signal was good most of the time but the speeds were very slow most of the time. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Super nice park that rivals the best anywhere. Lots of bike and hiking trails. Rural setting near the beach. We had a lakeside space and even saw an alligator in the water. Lots of birds to listen to also. This will be our place everytime we return to the area. You get parking at the State Beach areas with your campground permit. You can ride bikes to the beach access point if you want. Lots of room at each site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Gulf State Park 5 nights. The sites are spacious and level. Shade is hard to come by expect in the loop near the lake. The pool was very nice and beach access was 5 minutes away. The bath houses are some of the cleanest we've ever encountered. The check in staff was very helpful. Even though check in is officially listed as 4pm, we saw campers checking in all hours. The park was less than half full during our stay, so there were no crowds. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful CG. Has level, paved sites. Some are shady. Has friendly, helpful staff. We stayed after schools had started back, so cg was quiet and uncrowded. Beautiful pool area and maybe 15-20 people were here. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park! If it could be closer to the beach, and if our site been more grassy than weedy/sand it would be a 10. We stayed on a lake site which seem to be most popular. The campground was very empty while we were here because school was starting soon in AL. Some loops had only a few campers. (Those who really like privacy could get it at this time in this almost-500 site campground). The pool area is awesome! It was open 9-9 daily and was a great option, when the beach wasn't. Easy to walk to if close enough, or they have a large parking lot if you want to drive. The beach is across the highway so we drove each time. Our camping pass allowed us free parking at the main beach area and we didn't mind this at all. We could see the flag for beach conditions from our site which was nice. The bathrooms were some of the best. Clean, AC and empty each time I went. Perhaps because the park offers full hookups, people use their campers more. The showers were so much better than our camper one, though, that we often opted for the park showers. All the sites near us were occupied and we had nice neighbors, no issues to mention. The campground overall is not very shady, but you can make it work. You can't select your site ahead of time, so depending on how busy the place is, your choice of site may be limited. We were told the place was full only a few weeks before we arrived. Definitely worth it and we're already talking about when we will go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The spots at this park are spacious and level. The park has an amazing pool for the kids, a large laundry facility and camp store, and very clean bathrooms and bath houses. The park is very close to downtown (lots of bars and restaurants), a Super Wal-Mart, and the beach. We would have loved to stay here longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground has a lot of sites, but each site has plenty of room. The pads are paved and over sized, but still have a yard. The Wi-Fi is not working for the next couple of weeks, as they are changing all of the electronics and going with a new provider. The bathrooms are very clean. The nature center does a great job providing classes with live animals each day. Kids activities happen on a daily basis. The new pool is extremely large with 5 sets of steps to get in and out so little ones don't block all of the steps. The splash pool was loved by our little one. Great experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent campground. Not many trees because of past hurricanes but is definitely nice. All sites have full hookup and paved spots. Bathhouses are great and conveniently located. The pool is large and clean. Great laundry facilities and friendly people. Very well organized We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the best campground we have ever visited. The ladies at the check-in office were very friendly and made the check-in process easy. The lots are nicely spaced. The pool is wonderful. The laundromat has plenty of washers and dryers. We will definitely visit this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great bike and hiking trails. Family-friendly, lots to see in immediate area. Staff and volunteers are friendly and efficient. Cable TV would be really nice, as viewing is non-existent by antennae. Even without cable, we LOVE this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very large campground but not much shade here. The hook ups are more to the middle of the pad than the rear so take lots of server hose. Reservation system needs to be revamped, needs to be site specific. When we arrived we were given site 61, went there and someone was already camped there. We also don't understand why campground guests have to pay $2 for pool access but cabin guests do not. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We really loved Gulf State Park. The park has suffered a lot of damage from Hurricane Ivan and a forest fire last year, but it is still beautiful and has a lot to offer. We had a site on the north side facing the fire site, but it was very beautiful and green and the views of the sunset were spectacular. People were very friendly, the bike paths were amazing, the area is filled with great restaurants and the beaches were nice. Unlike the Florida state parks, there is no stay limit during the off season (before April 1) so there are a lot of snowbirds who stay all winter. We will definitely go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. Pool wasn't open yet. Sites are big and paved and level. WiFi is available, but not good at all. No bandwidth. Close to the pier, beaches, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Lots of eating places close. Nice nature center, small, but nice. They give a nature walk tour of the pier which was nice. Camp store and fishing at the park. Our price reflects the senior discount which I believe is 15%. We spent 6 nights here. We would definitely stay here again and may do a longer stay when we are both retired. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice sites, great wildlife/bird watching but the office/reservation staff needs to be summarily fired and replaced. They've all been there for years, and think THEY own the place. Good luck if you have a problem, or need reservation help. They are rude, condescending and have horrible customer service. In the future, I'll bypass the Alabama State Parks! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very large campground, but it is a wonderful place. We had a huge level back-in site. If you don't have a reservation they put you on a list when you arrive and you have to wait until 3pm to check in, then it's mad chaos and too bad if you get in the wrong line. They give 15% discount for seniors, reflected in price shown. Generally the staff were pleasant and helpful. There are great trails (walk/bike) from the campground and the beach is close by. Also good for shopping in the area. The pool isn't open yet, but we swam in the ocean. The activity center and nature center have things going on every day.Would've given it 10 if not for chaotic check in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was full with snowbirds until March. Liked the park very much. Beach is across the road with a pay fee in the summer months. 24 hour security. I was here 5 days and did not find any restaurants I will recommend, they were just ok. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at GSP several times and is near the very top of our list of almost 50 RV parks. The area has a lot to offer: tons of shopping, beautiful beach, restaurants, etc. The open skies favor satellite TV and snowbirds looking for sun. Laundry facilities are top notch. We have never stayed in a park with bike trails as good as GSP. There is a golf course and driving range right in this enormous park. The only drawbacks are very spotty Wi-Fi and a check-in system which is baffling. If you don't have a reservation, brace yourself for different procedures from different office staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice location to the beach and shopping and area. Very large, easy pull through sites. Very safe feeling. Too bad about the forest fire, over 1000 acres ravished, so not as scenic as it was. Availability is very flexible, if you want to stay longer just tell them by 11 that day. Also, they do monthly stays, which is great for a State Park. Reasonable price. Facilities are newer and clean. Huge laundry area. Friendly campers, many long term snowbirds. We stayed 9 nights. Gulf Shores Alabama is a real nice area. Lots of shopping, restaurants, golf. Activities such as exercise, horseshoes, bicycle club. Wi-Fi very poor, but not even expected at a State Park, so can't really complain. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great state park. A little expensive, but worth it. Sites are paved half moon pull through sites. Nicely spaced and private. FHU's including 50amps: all worked well. Good water pressure. Local channels came in on antenna. You can walk/bike or drive to the beach. Beautiful sunsets and stars. Very friendly staff and campers. Downside: you can only stay 2 weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
To start with I'd give this place a 10 but it doesn't have cable TV hook up. Not that big a deal for me but important for some folks. Our rate reflects the the weekly rate for old farts. The sites are and roads are paved and you're not right on top of one another with easy in and out. Close to the beach with miles of hiking and biking trails. AS mentioned in an earlier post they had a wildland fire that burned up the area on the N side of the campground but it's starting to come back nicely. The place is quiet but during the day week days there's a lot of single engine air traffic (mainly turbo props out of Pensacola NAS). The staff is friendly and you can have your priority mail, UPS, and FED X delivered to the office. They have a nice swimming pool, laundry, campground store, and activities hall. They are close to stores, shopping and restaurants. Full hooks, clean bathrooms with clean showers with plenty of pressure and hot water. Their Wi-Fi is kind of off and on. We had mixed results with getting on. Verizon Wi-Fi works fine. They also have cabins for rent if you want the family to come visit. This is a great location and I could easily see spending the winter here. This is on the Gulf Coast but it does get below freezing here. This week we have had highs in the 80's and lows in the upper 20's. But it's January. Looking forward to the next week. Go to Pensacola and check out the Naval Aviation Museum. It's THE best air museum I've ever seen and it's free. In our 1.75 years traveling this place is the nicest place we've stayed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great park in a great location. Immaculate rest rooms and showers. There is a pool, tennis court, laundry and access to golf. The Gulf of Mexico is across the street. Monthly rentals are available from December to March only. Close to shopping and restaurants. Only negative is there was a burn in the park in the past year. If you are staying for an extended period you may want to pick a site that does not look at the burn. The kind women that checked us in did not really explain our site options very well, and not having been here before, we did not know to ask for the Lake sites. We will return though, as this is a great park with very private, level paved sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fantastic amenities, bike riding, hiking trails, HUGE swimming pool, beautiful tennis courts, definitely a destination for the winter as long as you don't mind the possibility of cooler temps! This is a 6100 acre park, family friendly and just a great park. Alabama should be proud of this gem! There's even a nature center on the premises; boat launch and fishing available, too! Rate reflects "on the water" which was a canal, and it was a senior rate as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our eighth stay at GSP. It just keeps getting better. The excellent bike trail system continues to be expanded. Features include but are not limited to: open skies, a terrific, inexpensive golf course (right in the park), lots of shopping and restaurants, Wi-Fi throughout the campground, a large pool, tennis courts and a large, new laundry facility. A recent forest fire and the devastating Hurricane Ivan are no match for the work done to keep this 480-site park in wonderful condition. Warning: the Wi-Fi can be iffy at times. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best Alabama State Parks that I have stayed at. We stayed on the lake which was a little extra but well worth it. The sites on the north end do back up to where the fire was at this summer, but it is greening up. We found only a handful of sites that I would consider a bad site. I would not recommend the sites behind the dumpsters. All the sites were level and spaced nicely apart from each other. The bath houses were very clean. The pool was something you would expect to see at a top notch resort. Be sure to check out the activities schedule while you are there. The mosquitoes were bad right at dusk. We will be back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here while attending meetings in the area. Staff was very helpful on check-in and allowed us to pick a site. Utilities, including Wi-Fi at the site, worked well. Roads through the campground are easy to maneuver and sites are easy to back in. Since we were here for work, we did not use any of the recreation facilities but we did hike some of the trails. This is a great place to stay for people who like the coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Echo previous comments. Large sites, all full utilities, paved and level. Excellent place to bike, hike, large pool and small campground store. Satellite reception good on our site. Did not use the Wi-Fi but signal was strong at our site. Easy to get to the beach and local restaurants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was beautiful! The lots were huge and private. We stayed in #27 on the lake: all the sites looked really nice and spacious. Very quiet and the pool was wonderful! Have never seen such a nice pool at any RV parks. Nice area to ride bikes and lots of things to do with the lake and the beach being so close. We drove to the beach but its only a few minutes away. There is a Super Wal-Mart within 5 minutes: an easy drive and we got groceries there. The park is close to everything and is definitely in the top 5 places we have ever camped! The pier is very nice also: do this for sure. We saw so many things. Both times we went we saw manta rays swimming by the shore, lots of fish, crabs, pelicans, and seagulls. Once we saw two stingrays and a small turtle. When you are at the beach keep an eye out for dolphins: we saw them both times we were at the beach! Would stay here again next time we visit. You can't beat this place!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. Sites are roomy with large asphalt pads. Facilities appear to be well maintained. Pool is excellent. There are some ants, but no more than other areas of the south. Convenient to all Gulf Shores attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This park has great facilities. Beautiful pool. Clean restrooms and showers. Needs to get the tennis courts finished and opened. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very well equipped state park, with clean, air conditioned shower and rest rooms. All sites had full hookups and connections were in good shape. The pool was the nicest we have ever seen at a state park. Had partial shade in the middle of the pool to shield from the sun, and the kids pool area was actually made of the soft playground material for safety and had water jets for the them to run through. The nature center was very interesting for the kids. Wi-Fi was up and working throughout the park and we had a great signal at our site. We will return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The basic rate was $33 per night (there was a waterfront site available for an extra $9 per night so we upgraded). This is a very well equipped state park, with clean, air conditioned shower and rest rooms. All sites had full hookups and connections were in good shape. The pool was the nicest we have ever seen at a state park. Had partial shade in the middle of the pool to shield from the sun, and the kids pool area was actually made of the soft playground material for safety and had water jets for the them to run through. The nature center was small but had good exhibits available. Extensive trail system allows riding your bike to the downtown Orange Beach area if you like, and had a screened picnic shelter plus rest rooms where the trails joined each other. They had a notice that they were still working on the wireless internet, but stated it was available at the activity center. We will return! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great family friendly campground. Pool and splash pad are great for the kids. Pads were paved and wide. Picnic tables, power, water, and sewer at all sites. Beautiful views and lake sites available. Limited shade due to hurricanes. Permanent staff at check in very friendly. Volunteer staff left a lot to be desired. I will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites all have full hookups. Most sites in the sun but many do have some shade. Sites are spread out in three huge loops plus more. This is a big park. Check in was fast and friendly. Most sites that could be reserved were reserved but they still leave a lot of sites for first come first serve and they let you stay longer if you want too. There is a pool, tennis courts, playground, boat dock, volleyball courts, laundry, nature center, activity center and camp store. This is a very nice park along the canal and two lakes. Quick drive to the beach. Good place to ride bikes. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is in better condition than it has been in several years. The post-hurricane reconstruction is impressive, but shade is still lacking at many sites. Normally, I would give a 9 or 10, but not this time. It seems that the prisoners are running the asylum. In other words, volunteers have taken over most duties, even administrative ones. I was witness to many instances of down right hatefulness to a few campers. I spoke to several campers that were disgusted. In fact, a friend of mine that arrived as we left, only stayed one night because of the in-fighting within the volunteer squad. It is quite sad. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I am absolutely amazed at the good reviews this campground has received. We thought it was horrid. Yes, there was a hurricane in 2004. And yes, there has been some recovery. The simple weekly maintenance this campground needs is very obvious. Grass cutting, edging around the pads, blowing the debris from the pads, cleaning out of the BBQ grills, cutting down the dead trees, watering the newly planted trees most of which are already dead. We had to clean up our site before we set up. There is probably nothing that can be done about the sand burrs, but be aware they are everywhere and your pets will easily get them stuck in their paws. Although the bath houses were rebuilt in 2004, they were nasty when we arrived and "things" were growing in the showers. We never saw a ranger drive through checking on things. Some of the sites have some nice distance between them, some are right on the main road and right next to your neighbor. The check in process was ridiculous and the staff was not friendly at all. We are lifetime residents of the state of Alabama and are truly embarrassed by the neglect of this campground and the first impression visitors are presented. We will never return here: ever. We now fully understand why it is called the "REDNECK RIVIERA." It was not a pleasant experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What can I say about this park? The spaces are great. There is something for everyone. And the price is very reasonable. Every time we come east, we always make a point to stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the first time we have stayed at the Gulf State Park campground and we were absolutely delighted. The staff was very friendly upon check-in. The sights were level, very large and there was plenty of space between sites. At other Alabama state park campgrounds, the sites are very close together, but not here and it was much appreciated. Even though the wi-fi was not working at the site (new equipment needs to be acquired), we walked to the activity building and had no problems getting online to take care of some business. The only minor issue was upon arrival, we were assigned a site. We were told that they would be quite full and they were assigning sites, but to drive around and if we saw another site, come back and ask if it was available. The next morning, I rode my bike around the whole park and there were lots of open sites available. If they don't reserve specific sites (as I was told on the phone when making reservations), then why couldn't we choose the site we wanted and inform them of where we set up? Minor thing, though, as we were very happy with our site. Overall this was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be returning to this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a really good campground. Plenty of variety in sites. Lots of pull-through sites. Most sites are large. Our site was large, level, and almost private. Pet friendly with lots and lots of dogs and everyone controlling them and picking up after them. Staff and other campers really friendly. An enjoyable campground to walk around with many trails. Close to the beach. Great beaches. New recreation center, pool, and tennis courts. Can't wait to get back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent campground. Space between sites is good. A beautiful park with lots of park attractions and other things of interest in the area. Wi-Fi is still not resolved, but they say they are trying. Getting a site is difficult at times because it is so popular. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Hope we can get in there again!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in this park several times and always enjoyed it. It has the best bike trails of the 44 parks we have camped at. There are lots of new facilities here: pool, tennis courts (both not open yet), store and laundry (both open). Wi-Fi throughout the park is a work in progress. Meanwhile, temperamental Wi-Fi is available at the Activity Center. This has park has lots of wildlife. On this trip we got a close look at alligators and their babies, a soft-shelled turtle as well as an osprey which landed in a tree right above our site with a fish in its claws. There are lots of stores, restaurants, mini-golf courses and a cineplex close by. The park also has an excellent golf course and driving range with a discount on the golf for campers. This year we watched an excellent Mardi Gras parade just a short bike ride away in Gulf Shores. Hurricane Ivan did a lot of damage to this park several years ago and killed a lot of trees. Consequently, there is little shade so if you are looking for sunny sites, this is the park for you. The Blue Angels practice at the Naval Air Museum only about 35 minutes from the park. Be sure to visit the Orange Beach and Fairhope Arts & Craft shows in March. At this time of year, there is plenty of great live music to be found. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a Great Park but the indifferent attitude of some of the work campers in reservations make sure the process is a joke. We witnessed an attack by a young camper on an old man who wasn't bothering anyone. The investigating Park Ranger convinced the old guy not to call the police by scaring his wife into thinking the nutcase that attacked him would seek revenge in the night. The Park also refused to relocate him or refund his money. When we left, a week later the old guy had pulled up and left but the young guy that attacked him was still running around drinking his beer and bragging how he bought himself out of a mess. We will not be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price reflects the weekly rate during the winter season. No state park entrance fee for Alabama state parks. We were on the canal and were able to get in for a week by getting on their waiting list the day we arrived. Their reservation system leaves something to be desired. We were there on March 1st and were able to get a reservation for next March. The whole process is very confusing and not very user friendly. Don't know how you would get a reservation if you weren't there in person. Our site was on the canal. They are all pull-through sites in that area. Sites are paved, and there are patios at each site. Not much screening or trees for privacy on most of the sites. I had trouble with missed calls with my Verizon cell phone. TV reception was good using the antenna; we also used the DirecTV dish for more choices. We plan to return again next year. We like using the recently completed 150 foot pier for fishing. Also nice to go across the highway and have a public beach available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fantastic State Park. Internet was still unavailable on site but they are working on that. We were very lucky to get a site without a reservation. In the right place at the right time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our sixth stay at GSP and it continues to get better. Although Hurricane Ivan did a lot of damage and killed a lot of trees about seven years ago. The park's roads, washrooms and sites are in excellent shape and the lack of trees, although perhaps not popular in summer, provide RVers in spring and fall with loads of beautiful sunshine. The paved walking/biking trails are fantastic. The pool is finished but too cold for us (it was November). Shopping and restaurants are very close. There is an excellent, reasonably-priced golf course right in the park. Progress is being made to supply Wi-Fi throughout the park but Wi-Fi is not available to sites at present. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate reflects a weekly rate with tax. This is an example on how to be a excellent park for a decent rate and make money. The sites are big and level, you can have a lake view or not, you can have a back in or pull through. The new facilities are just about done and the internet is all but ready . I will probably stay a month in the not too distant future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has huge sites, is easy to back into and has lots of room to walk. We picked a site and then decided on a different one. No problem, just called the office to check on the availability. We would come back to stay longer! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this park from late Oct 2010 until mid-March 2011. The park is in terrific shape with lake waterfront sites available. Windy if you stay right on the water. The sites "deeper" in the park were sheltered and less windy. Rate provided is based on monthly stay. Wi-Fi is available at the activity center, and they are working on making it available throughout park. Pool, tennis court, church services, as well as daily planned activities, are also available. We work from our RV, so we could not take advantage of the planned activities, but they looked well thought out for the campers. The church services are provided by a retired, well read Baptist pastor. Beach is within walking distance. Trails are well kept. Cannot say enough about how nice this park is and the people. They do allow you to receive priority mail/UPS/FEDEX packages at the campground: no 1st class mail though. Do hold on to your receipts because the registration office is volunteer run with park management oversight. The volunteers struggled with registration software, and there were some difficulties with payment. We had to show our receipt to help straighten out some of their billing concerns. Everyone was new and had to learn, but there were still some bumps in ability to answer billing questions. Depending on who you asked would leave you with varying degrees of confidence in information provided. Again, just keep your receipt handy, and it will all work itself out re: billing. Extremely clean. No campfires allowed within park. Be sure to visit Wentzell's from 5-7p for their happy hour: half price on a dozen oysters, select beers and some other food! May be a winter thing but a great buy! When we are in the area, we will definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very large nicely kept park. Camp sites were clean and well kept but we had to watch out for fire ant mounds. Fires were allowed in small barbecues but no wood fires were allowed due to recent dry weather. Lots of amenities and very friendly staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this park. The greenery is coming back to life in a big way now. The pool is OPEN and beautiful! Large spotless new laundry. Wifi coming really soon. Transmitters are up all over the park just waiting for the power to be turned on. We have a 40 foot 5th wheel and still have room to move around on our site. Some sites are a short walk to the beach, just across the highway. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has the potential to be the best in the country. The park was devastated by a hurricane several years ago and is STILL in the process of rebuilding. The new reservation building was opened 3 weeks before we arrived. Check in was easy and the staff was very helpful. The roads are new and all the sites are full hookup with level paved pads. This park is not on the ocean but many sites have lake views. The lake cannot be accessed from most sites however. The bathrooms were immaculate. The beach is about 2 miles from the park and across a busy street. There is a large parking lot and pavilion for beach access. However, you have to pay $2.50 if you are in the campground. The swimming pool, laundry, tennis courts and boat ramp were not open when we were there. Still under construction. I believe this construction has been going on for years now. If they ever complete this park, it will be a perfect 10. We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park! The only reason this did not get a 10 from me, is because you could not choose your site when you made reservations. You have to wait until you arrive, to pick one or be assigned one. Our first night's site was in the sun with no view, so we were moved the next day to a wonderful site on the canal with a tree. Alligators cruised the canal every afternoon. We kept our dog close by. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week at this park. Registration and the nature center are run by friendly volunteers. We took advantage of 2 of the programs offered, a nature walk and a tour of the fishing pier. Both were excellent. Campsites are level and clean, not much shade though. I would have given a higher rating if all the things mentioned on their site were finished. (DH caught the workers sleeping one day as he walked our dog.) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are ending our first and probably last visit to Gulf State Park. I had very much looked forward to this visit after reading information online about the park. We feel very mislead as to what this park has to offer. I did wonder what the issues might be when I first tried to make reservations a few weeks ago. No one could make the reservation on two different days that I called. I had to leave my number and have them call me back the next day!! Why in the world would there not be an online system or at least someone who can do this when you call. They did call back the next day, both times that I called. One person told me they had to leave messages for the one person that makes reservations to call back. When we arrived we were SHOCKED to see the shape of the park and what the registration area looked like. There are 4 folding tables, full of paperwork to hand the registering camper; no computers, just very tired appearing state workers using a huge wall mounted reservation board full of index cards. Each worker has to get up, go to the board, look and see what sites are empty then they assign a spot. One worker was making reservations while she was eating lunch at her folding table. I understand there are improvements being made, updating the registration office, etc., but people were out in their cutoff shirts directing traffic, waiving us in our motorhome to loop around a fire hydrant and into a parking lot full of stored campers to park while we registered. My husband thought he was going to run over the fire hydrant while making a large loop. We were told that if we wanted to change our site once we drove to it, just come back and they would change it. We tried that; the line was out the door when we went back. We took what we were assigned. Also, some publications and reviews have the park listed as having volleyball and a pool. Nothing like that exists. All this is under construction I guess, even though on Friday, Saturday, Sunday I have not seen anyone working there. Bike trails, the oceanfront beach, well no, that is not at all convenient. You have to drive to the beach, and cross a four lane highway to get to the beach. And the bike trails, the only way to access without going to the end of the campground on the main road is to bike a mile up the road to access the trails. THERE ARE NO BIKE LANES TO RIDE BIKES TO ACCESS THE BIKE TRAILS. Very misleading. We went to the park headquarters to ask someone there, and they had very little information except an old trail brochure that was printed sometime in 2007. It is a very small pamphlet with very little detail of the trails. The trail that comes off the campground road is old and very full of ruts. The park headquarters told us all the trails were paved and very nice. The speed limit on the main two way road though the campground is 25 mph. No bike lanes exist. Cars are driving 25 miles per hour, with kids on bikes, pets being walked and pedestrians taking strolls. This is absolutely the most potentially dangerous park I've ever seen. We've visited many, many state parks, from Florida to Montana to Maine to Arizona. I am appalled at how backward and behind the times this Alabama State Park appears to be. Somebody in state government needs to take a trip here and see what is going on, if there is any concern at the state government level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very nice with wide roads and good hookups. The bugs were bad, but this is ok only near the water. Overall, a good park and would return here when we are in Gulf Shores. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our fifth and longest (28 days) at GSP. Previously, we had liked this park a lot, but our stays had been short. We wondered if we might get bored during a longer stay. Once again, our visit was terrific. Some of the features of GSP are a great nature center, an 18-hole golf course and driving range, a fantastic beach, the best dedicated biking trails of any park we have visited, and large, full hook-up sites. The park is also close to movies, the Wharf Amphitheater (big name concerts), many golf courses, arts and crafts shows, the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, dolphin watching and lots of dinner options. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
DON'T come here if you need Wi-Fi. Construction all over. Wi-Fi maybe later this year. None now, not even in the community center's mickey mouse system! Sites still ample and the location is good. NOTE: There's about a 20% price increase effective now. NO weekly rates. Was not a happy camper! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Second time we've been here. We really like this campground and area. They are still making improvements to activity buildings. Good Verizon cell reception. Most sites have good satellite reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great campground! Lake-front sites are very big and open. Grounds and comfort stations are incredibly well kept. And, although it was a little too cold to really enjoy the beach: its only a short bicycle ride away. The price is very affordable and the location can't be beat. Central to great shopping and dining, fishing excursions, and all of the best that the Gulf Coast has to offer. This is the type of campground that a family can visit as a reason within itself for a vacation. They were doing some construction while we were there, and I spoke with one of the workers who informed me that the pool should be open this summer. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We have stayed in this campground four times and it is one of our favorites despite the damage done several years ago by Hurricane Ivan. The park is huge, the biking fantastic and the sites very large. An excellent beach is a short bike ride away. There are plenty of restaurants nearby as well as lots of shopping. The trees are slow to return due to the damage done by Ivan but that makes for very sunny sites: a highlight in November. There are several hiking trails in the campground. This state park includes an excellent and reasonably priced golf course. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The devastation that occurred from Hurricane Ivan is quite apparent but Alabama has not only done an amazing job to restore this park, they have made it much better. The new pier is absolutely amazing, lots of fishing going on. The construction of the pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, and new check in station is all underway. They will be quite nice when complete (early summer 2010). All the sites are quite spacious with lots of room to back-in or pull-through. Every site now offers 30/50amp service with water and sewers (thank-you Hurricane Ivan). Wide variety of sites to choose from not many shade areas. Lake and canal sites are very nice, can be cooler in the fall/winter also its home for alligators. For those who caught fish, there is a very nice fish cleaning area near the entrance. State park golf course is great, challenging and flat with lots of wildlife around. The bike trails are like no other park I have been in, they are amazing. If your only thinking about taking bikes and don't, what a loss. Look for the resident alligator on the trails, I was lucky enough to see her babies (5). The Wi-Fi was not working when I was here so we went to the public library and they were more than happy to let us use theirs at no cost. We made a donation to the library at the end of our stay. Laundry facilities are not available in park yet but are available behind Bruno's grocery store on Hwy 59 not far from the park. Overall I love this park will definitely stay here again, next time hopefully a little longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Construction is still going on outside the camping area. The sites are spaced out nice and are level. If the wifi was working it would be nice; due to construction it has been knocked out. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You can get over 20 TV channels with a small antenna. The campground is very good for bicycles due to its flat roads and bicycle paths that go everywhere. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
If you are bringing your bikes, this is the perfect campground. There are multiple bike trails adjoining the campground and there are others in the Gulf Shores area. The campground is so flat that I didn't see any camper up on blocks. How nice is that? The roads within the campground are paved and are great for "toodling" around on your bike in the evening or for a pleasant walk. It's a HUGE park, so you can ride around a lot. Some sites are lake front, but all are nice. Many are pull through and all will accommodate big rigs. All the sites are VERY spacious. Naturally, it's a state park, so WI-FI and cable are non existent. After the hurricane renovations are complete, there is supposed to be WI-FI at the office. The restrooms and showers are the cleanest I've ever seen. Its serene and peaceful location is just minutes from stores and the beaches. We'll be back for sure! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park provides full hook-ups on large paved sites and is nestled in a maritime forest in post-Katrina recovery. There is easy access to sugar-sand beaches and multi-use trails. The store, laundry, and activity areas are currently under reconstruction. The sites are situated along a road that is about 1 1/2 miles end-to-end. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very nice with wide roads and good hookups. The bugs were bad, but this is the south near the water. Overall a good park and would return when on the coast again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park has construction going on and as a result the campground office has temporarily moved into a double wide mobile home. Guests have a tendency to block drive through lane at office when checking in which I found to be inconsiderate. The laundromat is not operational nor is the Wi-Fi due to construction on new swimming pool and building which should be complete by March of 2010. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent Park. We were lucky to have one of the sites with shade: #5. Restrooms were spotless. Sites were spacious with level pad and paved picnic area. Gave it a 9 because construction still going on. Once everything is finished I'm sure this will be a 10! Proximity to the beach is excellent. Would not hesitate to stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here a week and loved every day. There are many attractions. The beaches were just minutes away and VERY clean. The bath houses were very nice. A/C worked great, showers were extremely clean, lots of room in the handicap shower (daughter is disabled), did I mention very clean. The sites are large, but due to the hurricane, many trees are gone. Make sure you get a site that has your front door facing east. Wind was steadily blowing in a eastern direction, causing our awning to move constantly. Noticed the other side had 0 problems with theirs. We will stay here again very soon. Construction on pool house, laundry mat, central facility will be finished this fall? It looks to be an awesome addition. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good state park near beach along gulf shore. Drive to beach parking within campground or just a short drive down the road to the large state pier with snack bar, restrooms and shade. We had a nice lakefront site with large lot. Site pad was paved and had a large asphalt patio area with picnic table and grill. No shade to speak of at the majority of the sites. New and very nice bathrooms with showers in each camping circle. Neat restaurant on beachfront called The Hangout with good food, great atmosphere, live music nightly and lots of activities for the kids (giant sandbox, bubble machine, lawn games). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a FABULOUS park. My wife and two kids, age 2 and 3, had a great time. It was quiet, clean, and the people were very friendly. The reconstruction seems to be going very nicely. The new bike trail was amazing with lots of wildlife and beautiful trees. We definitely would love to return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
A nice and well maintained campground. We have camped here several times and always enjoyed it. Good paved interior roads perfect for bike riding. RV sites are all paved or concrete and pretty level with many sites that can accomandate big rigs. Close to the beach and not far from shopping and dining areas in Gulf Shores, Foley and Orange Beach. The park is still recovering from the hurricane a few years back but new construction is coming along. Most of the trees were killed by the hurricane and saltwater but still a very nice campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had to camp here as Big Lagoon CG in Pensacola was full! Gulf State Park is a very clean park next to a lake although weed growth around the lake edge hinders access to it. BBQ grills are at each site but no fire rings or other place to make a campfire of any kind. Not many trees here and most sites are simply out in the sun. We had spot #12 and it was paved and level. Hookups to W/E/S were a little far away so I had to park to the far extreme of the pad so my sewer hose would reach. Water and electric had no problem reaching (both are 25' long). There were a lot of campers here but everyone kept to themselves, only waving or speaking if you made eye contact. A laundry facility and tennis courts are under construction but didn't look like much progress had been made so far. This CG is good for a stay if you plan to visit the beach or surrounding cities as there is nothing to do in the park itself. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our third stay at GSP. It is a fantastic place with the best bike trails by far of any park (out of about 25) we have seen. GSP has an excellent, inexpensive golf course and driving range, as well as a top-notch beach, large, clean sites, three lakes, new facilities and a lot of construction (swimming pool, resort, lighted tennis courts). Free WiFi can be accessed at the activity centre. Close to shopping and restaurants. Congrats to Alaparks for the recovery efforts after Hurricane Ivan. The trees will take a while to grow back. Until they do, enjoy the open skies for lots of sunshine and great TV reception. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another great state park. The rate will reflect a nightly rate, weekly is much cheaper, and monthly is even better. This park is nice with wide open spaces lakeview if you prefer we were here when they had a cold front going through so bugs were not a issue. Wifi is only at there clubhouse which is kind of a pain, easy access to everthing in town, golf course is close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Updating my review from last year. This year we stayed for a week. Rate paid reflects weekly rate with senior discount. Lakefront sites are more. This time the park is quite full, and it's a bit of a process to get in without a reservation. Call ahead to get the instructions when arriving during high season (Dec-March) without a reservation. The Wishy Washy laundromat at 3645 Gulf Shores Pkwy is highly recommended, as is the Original Oyster House restaurant at 701 Hwy 59 just north of the gulf. We plan to stay here again and for a longer time. Even with just about every site taken, the restrooms and showers are still immaculate. The only reason this isn't a 10 is the lack of trees. Damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 is still very evident throughout the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It has great, safe and well maintained campsites. The bathrooms and showers were clean and plentiful, located throughout park. The surrounding Forrest is in a state of decay thanks to recent hurricane damage. There are flat roads for cycling with easy access by bike to surrounding businesses and beach. There are level and easy to back into asphalt camping pads at the campsite. When the sun goes down don't get caught outside unless covered in mosquito repellent. We didn't see many shaded campsites, everything appeared exposed to the Florida sun. There are shopping, stores and restaurants located within a 10 minute drive. The washroom was in need of updating and wi-fi is only accessible when near the recreation room. We're looking forward to the next trip to beach. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice State Park. We had a back in site, that backed right up to the lake. Site was paved with paved patio and a picnic table and grill. Only negative is sewer is half way up along side of site. If you back all the way to the back of your site you need a very long sewer hose. Nice Beach across street. Park was nearly full, but very quiet. At this time of the year many Snow Birds, not a lot of kids. With nearly 500 sites it could be different in summer. Verizon cell and aircard worked very well. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A huge park. It is a good place to stay if you like large city-like campgrounds. We stayed here from November, 2008 to February, 2009. Then they started construction on a new swimming pool and other resort style features. The people who go to Gulf Shores do so year after year and have made close friendships. There is a nice Sunday worship at the activity building. The staff is very nice, friendly and considerate. The construction people were not. The noise and smell (they dug down and hit some sewer/swamp water) from the construction caused us to leave before our time was up. It is nice enough park, but just isn't for us. Rates are from $25 to $35 per night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our first stay at the park and we will definitely return. The sites are very spacious. The bathhouse was clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful. Even though there is still work to be done, excellent progress has been made in repairing damage done by the hurricane. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped here before the hurricane and after. The repairs are progressing very well and sites have been upgraded to include sewer. This year we camped on Canal Road which is waterfront on the canal between the two lakes. It is a short walk to the beach and there is very little traffic. It costs more and there is a 2 week limit, but these sites were nice for us especially since we have 2 labs. The city of Gulf Shores has a dog park now too which was GREAT. The laundromat and store area at the park pre-hurricane aren't fully restored, but there is a new meeting room with Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gulf State Park continues to be one of our favorites. Although Hurricane Ivan did extensive damage about four years ago, the AL state park folks have done wonders at restoration. The park is huge (4000+ acres), the sites are quite large and there are lots of pull-throughs. Ivan's winds, storm surge and and subsequent Southern Pine Beetle damage killed a lot of trees but the result is lots of sunshine on your site. The paved bike trails are the best we have seen. Shopping, golf, restaurants and a magnificent beach are all very close. If washroom cleanliness is important, this park gets the highest marks. To park staff "Keep up the great work". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
They have really done a good job on repairs since the hurricane caused such devastation. The park was thick with foliage before, and it will take many years for the trees and foliage to come back. That said, it is a very nice park. The roads are good, and the spaces are paved. During the winter the park is full of snowbirds. During the summer it is packed, and it seems impossible to get a reservation there when school is out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. I don't rate any place that does not have all the amenities like cable and wi-fi a "10. This dilutes the rating system. Still a great campground with very large sites. Alabama has done a great job refurbishing this state park! Trees are coming back. Already planning another trip! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was spotless. The restrooms are the cleanest we have ever used. The staff are very friendly and helpful. This is our favorite campground to stay at. We received the discounted rate because my wife is disabled. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is large, has most amenities (no cable), and has the cleanest shower house/restrooms I have ever seen. We were across the street from a bath house, so it was convenient for us to use. We stayed for 2 weeks and were in and out of the bathhouse and NEVER saw as much as a speck of toilet tissue on the floor. We were amazed with as much traffic as the bathhouse saw that it stayed as clean. They did a fantastic job of cleaning at least a couple times a day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for a week and really enjoyed the close proximity of the beach. The bathhouses were absolutely spotless! The roads are all paved, which was nice for bike riding. The sites are spaced well apart, especially the pull-through ones. We would definitely camp here again!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was one of the best camping trips that we have ever taken. We had a spot on the lake, just across the lake from the pavilion and the beach. The beach is a short 5 minute bike ride, or 10 minute walk from the western side of the campground. Very large sites, we have a 40 foot 5th wheel with 4 slides and had plenty of move-around space. The park is still recovering from the devastating hurricanes, but the greenery is coming back fast this summer. Going back in August for two weeks, can't wait. We never found the WIFI, but the cell modems worked out perfectly. Fast signal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice park and although very large (nearly 500 sites), the sites were spacious and quite roomy. Sites were level and utilities well placed. It is apparent that new growth has begun to replace thousands of trees dead from a hurricane several years ago. It still has a barren look to much of the area. Golf course is nice too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place has everything you want in a state park except trees, hence the 9 rating. Spacious, level, paved sites. The cleanest and nicest bathrooms and showers you have ever seen. Lake front sites for those who want a water view. April is a quiet time. It would be HOT in the summer without trees. This would be a great place to spend some time in the winter. Reservations during the winter are probably essential. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second year to camp at this state park and we will be back again next year. It is a wonderful campground, lots of space between campers, clean restrooms and many wonderful people. We had several friends pull their trailers to camp with us. Can't say enough about this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice park, with some good spots on the canals. Nice staff. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We cycled through this park about six years ago before Hurricane Ivan. We knew the salt water had killed most of the trees and the winds had damaged many facilities. That being said, our six night stay in November/December 2007 was outstanding. The park and the sites are huge. All sites are level and paved with full hook-ups. It is a great park for anybody who likes beaches (a short drive or bike ride), golf (an excellent and inexpensive course right in the park), walking/biking (lots of trails), shopping (including a large Tanger outlet mall on Hwy 59) and there are many restaurants to satisfy every taste. The washrooms are new and spotless. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the beach. We will definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Outstanding facility. Air conditioned bath houses nicer than resort campgrounds. Only drawback, it has very little shade due to hurricane of a few years ago. Otherwise it would be a 10. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. Across street from beaches. Bathrooms were immaculate. Lots of room for kids to ride bikes. Canals throughout site made it hard for us to back in to our original site and needed to change (we're beginners at backing). Tried a couple of times to make reservations over phone but would not take them because they had plenty of room. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second stay at this park. It is large and well cared for. The staff is very nice. The park is in Gulf Shores, Alabama and is near the gulf beaches: within walking distance. I would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was very friendly. Very clean facility. Easy in and out access, full hook-ups, lots of trash containers, which is usually not the case in state parks. Negatives: lots of hurricane damage but obviously out of their control, and no fire pits. Was looking forward to a campfire, but couldn't have one. We are planning to stay here again at Memorial Day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't know why the previous reviews are so negative. This is the first time we have stayed here and it is a great park. Full hookups with 50amp service, huge paved lots, miles of biking, gulf beach access, and more. What more could you ask for! We would stay here again in a minute. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the second time we've stayed here within a year. We had a fine spot right on the lake. Everything was clean. The park operators were friendly. This park is a perfect place for a get away, but close enough to anything you need. I recommend it. We will stay here again, and again, and again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I was last here several years and a couple hurricanes ago. Compared to then the place has been devastated. I have to disagree with some others and say that the repair efforts are not going well. All sites are newly paved with full hookups (w/e/s). However, mine was not very level and the positioning of the hookups was terrible. With a 16 foot sewer hose and a support I was only able to back in half way and had to go get some planks to get the hose flowing downhill. The sites around me looked similar. There are few trees and they don't seem very healthy. The laundry opened while I was there with all new equipment. Several bath houses and one of the tennis courts were open. There is evidence of damage everywhere. If this park ever comes back to where it was it will be many years. Most of my neighbors were long time regulars who come to meet old friends. I don't see any other reason for camping here. The surrounding area has everything you could want by way of eating, shopping, etc. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely place to stay for a few days. It is near everything by vehicle. The staff at the gate were not overly friendly, but not bad either. The ranger/workers were nice enough. Not much shade yet. Ask for it before taking a spot. There are a few sites with shade. I didn't even ask about a camp store. Folks around us were friendly. And don't feed or aggravate the alligators. Really. Never saw one up close, just from a distance in the lake. We'll go back. They're coming back from Hurricane Ivan, and within a year this will be a "10" instead of a "9". We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have mixed feelings in rating this campground. It's obvious that this was once a truly grand place before Hurricane Ivan. Two years later and the sites are nicely redone and the surrounding community is back together, but the park will not be the same for many years. It appears that most of the trees were taken out and those that are left are unhealthy due to the salt water that came in. Consequenlty, most everything looks dead or dying and there is no shade to speak of. I think that after two years, the website should post current pictures. We probably would have tried somewhere else to stay. Only four of the bath houses were operational. The camp store is still not open due to some insurance battles. Bugs were minimal as they sprayed regularly. The workers were not all that friendly. No electric scooters for kids or anything else for that matter except a bicycle. They enforce with vigor. My daughter still thinks they're coming after us everytime she sees a pick up with lights on top! With all of that said, the location is great. This is a very large Alabama State park that has very spacious sites for a variety of sizes and is located within a mile or two of the wonderful beaches. Orange beach and the attractions are within a few more miles. All of the sites are large with full utillities. Prices seem high for tenters and a little on the high side considering the condition, services (ie. bath houses/store). However, you never feel crowded and you can imagine what this place used to be like and how it will be in another 5 years. That's probably when we'll try it again then. For now, we'll be back to Gulf Shores, but we will try a different campground with a pool for the kids until things grow back at the state park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is large with little to no attractive landscaping. Sites all tend to run together, with no brush or trees to create some sense of privacy. Being a "gulf" campground, one would expect some sand or at least an imitation of a beach. What one gets is grass sloping down into a small, unspectacular lake. Park seemed quite busy and has gotten good reviews on this website. Just not our cup-of-tea. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. This park was basically destroyed during Hurricane Ivan and Alabama has really taken the ball and run with it at Gulf State Park. Right now, 04/05, about 100 sites are opened and they plan on opening around 100 per month until all 500 are back open. ALL sites are now paved, both patio and pad, have 30/50 amp and sewer. You are about a mile from the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was very clean & quiet. Sites were large & could handle big rigs with any number of
slides. Many mature trees that were properly trimmed but provided shade. Utilized a modern & clean laundry. Only disappointment was that beach was not
within walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Park is quiet and spacious,bathhouse clean and well kept. Very close to gulf beaches and
outlet malls in Foley,Alabama. Lamberts restaurant (home of the throwed roll) is a must , great food and great atmosphere. Campground is family oriented ,great for bike riding and walking. Will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
I have been camping at this campground since I was a kid. It hasn't changed much over the
years. It is a big campground well suited to kids riding bikes. Many of the sites are shaded and private. Some of the sites have absolutely no shade, which can be a problem in the middle of summer. Many of the sites need to be repaved as some of the eroded pavement has been replaced by sand, making it difficult to keep the leveling blocks from sliding under the trailer wheels when setting-up. Also, a few sites have the hook-ups on the wrong side and some have the hook-ups at some distance from the site. I believe some sites have shared hook-ups (not sure). Even with all these issues, the scenery and spaciousness of this campground make it's rating go up quite a bit. Although it's quite a distance, one can easily walk to the beach. The sites are much bigger than one would get in a private campground in the same area. There are plenty of easy hiking trails and many roads for enjoyable bike riding - at least for the kids. The lake is also neat for kids (and adults) to fish, especially if you are one of the few lucky ones to get a site on the lake. We will always consider this park when visiting the beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great place, have been there many times over the years. Lots of sites, lots of campers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We almost didn't come because of the most recent ratings. This is a pretty good park. The office staff was very helpful and accommodating. Everything you need (Walmart, beach, restaurants) are within 2 miles. The showers/restrooms were kept clean. It is easy access and the sites are adequate. There are some FEMA trailers, but the vast majority are family campers. The park seemed to be very safe. The WiFi was good and the cable had enough channels to keep us entertained! Some of the slabs are cracked (like my driveway), but they all appear to be level. Water pressure and electricity were good. Overall, this is a good campground and I wouldn't have and concerns about recommending it. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is not being maintained and rules are not enforced. The maintenance man has two ratty trucks parked in the grass along side of his boat. His dog is tied up to the boat with no one outside. Many campsites look trashy. People have freezers, refrigerators, couches, multiple tents, shelving, and other home items outside of their units. They have pet areas but they are full with boats and trailers. Filthy old units look as if they have been abandoned. It is a shame that better care is not given to this park. The location is great and many nice people come for the summer. The pool area is nice. This could be a 7-8 if the rules they state in their brochure were enforced. Great potential but for now I cannot recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't prepay for extra days I paid for 3 extra days and could not stay so I ask for a refund to my card They said we can't refund your card u will have a credit to stay another time. I didn't know that is how they do refunds so I have 3 nights 100 dollars credit that I will never get back. I myself consider that stealing but the manager says it's not. I will never be back there or recommend this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are so unlevel had to use blocks under my tires to even get close to level. The cement pads very broken up. Cable TV very snowy. Wifi in am worked fine but after 6 pm would not work at all. I really believe the Good Sams should review this camp ground and take it off the list. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has seen it's prime a couple of years ago. It is now in a downward spiral. There are a few former FEMA trailers, motor homes and 5th wheel trailers on site that have permanent year round residents, with their boats and belongings parked around and near their sites. Has that trashy look. Some of the pads are all broken up and never fixed. No spraying program. Fire Ants all over the park. You have to spray your own area or get bite. No formal grass cutting program and when it was done, it was hit and miss. If the owners would take an interest, and update this park, it could be a real gem. That being said, the park is in an ideal location close to everything. Rates are reasonable. Beautiful paved 5 mile long bike path runs through front of the park. The staff and fellow campers are very friendly. Roads and sites are easy to get around and into. This is a Big Rig Friendly Park. No problem for the biggest 5th wheel trailers or Huge Motor Homes. We will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
This is a nice park, close to everything on the Gulf Coast. such as beaches, shopping, fuel, restaurants, etc. The sites have cement pads and are level. Some of the pads are badly cracked and have chunks missing. It is easy in-easy out for all the sites. I would stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large park and close to the action. The parks internet is poor and works less than one half the time. Cement pads are cracked and falling apart. The maintenance in the park is poor and the maintenance men sit around doing nothing. Dogs bark constantly from a trailer park next door. Night and day they bark. People at desk very nice but some seem confused about daily operations of the park. This RV park really needs updating and renovation. Good Sam park needs to look at this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with level concrete pads for the RV, and picnic tables included. Site spacing is typical for a park of this size, not real wide, but long enough to fit a 40' motorhome and car. We were unable to fit into the first site assigned to us due to tree branches, but the staff was very helpful and gave us another site that worked out fine. The interior roads are paved and two-way. WiFi is available, but we brought our own so not sure about the speed. The bathrooms/showers are individual rooms and clean. The laundry rooms have very old machines, but they appear to work fine. Although this park is near a busy road, we were far enough back in the park that it was not a concern. You may want to consider this, though. There is also a fire station right next door, but not a busy one. We really liked the direct access to a paved bike/walking path that runs 3.8 miles to the west and all around Gulf Shores to the east. Grocery stores, banks and a mall are an easy 2-mile drive away, as is access to the beach and good restaurants. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. Although many people were staying here for several months, we did not see any older, run down "permanent" sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Too many people leave their RV's here and come up on weekends. Therefore I would only come on weekdays! The pool is small and was jam packed. There were not enough laundry machine. You almost had to fight for a washer dryer. Not sure where that shade was but we didn't get any. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very good campground and near most Gulf Shore facilities. There were a few annoyances - such as smoke from campfires. In a crowded urban setting having to put up with someone's smoke in your RV is unacceptable. Some site pads are broken up and need to be repaired. There seemed to be a small HD motorcycle group in the CG for the winter. Noise from these machines is also annoying. We liked the place but would be cautious about going back. It's too bad that a few spoiled the friendly, helpful atmosphere from the staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great location, with wonderful people. It was likely a great park when it was built 35/40 years ago but nothing has been updated. The laundry machines so old the paint has worn off and they are rusty. Bathhouses have individual shower/toilet rooms. Two bathhouses but only 4 unisex facilities operational for the whole park. The pool has no heater so its pretty much useless as its too cold. I was here a month and never saw anyone go near it. Our pull through site was gravel with a concrete pad. The pad was broken and sinking. I used more planks trying to level it than any other park in the last 5 years. When it rained, we had a puddle a foot deep under the RV. I had to set up part on concrete, part on gravel to get level. As others noted cable does not get CBS or NBC and the swing still broken in playground. Our rate based upon monthly stay and includes power and tax. If you don't need park facilities (pool, playground, laundry, showers, rest room, network cable channels) you might like this park but for me, its missing too much. The park really needs to upgrade or replace its facilities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Awesome park. Very close to the Gulf shores beaches. Very central location. No more than 5 minutes to get anywhere. Very friendly campers. We stayed with our two young children. Great family location. Only reason they don't have a 10 from me is because the playground had broken swings and didn't seem well maintained. Other than that, it was excellent! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very enjoyable stay. Everything worked as it should and the weather was perfect. Wireless was a little weak but was able to get email. Lots of traffic in the area but that is to be expected for a tourist area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice campground overall. Needs a little maintenance but it is a much better park than most others in the area. Very friendly office staff, and there were toys for sale for the kids in the office as well as candy, ice cream and ice. The pool area is nice but needs a little attention. It's in a great location, convenient to everything. A very clean park. We will stay again for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As "snow birds" we have stayed here 6 months over the last 4 winters. This is a very average park. Due to limited camping in this area, it is full in the winter. When full the WiFi is very limited, they have few IP addresses available so WiFi is very slow or not working. This has been the same for 4 years, they always make excuses. Many of the concrete pads are broken, not just cracked, and some parts are 6" or more lower than other parts so leveling can be an issue. Also they often get reservations messed up. Saw this happen twice last month and both times they told the campers that this has never happened before! Their web site has not worked in several years. This could be a very nice park but needs some improvements and better management. Our rate reflects the monthly rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is kid friendly. The downside was that the pool had too much chlorine in it and was way too hot to enjoy. The light in the pool had an issue that caused it to go off and on every few minutes. The bike path adjacent to the main road was very fun to ride on. You can easily ride your bike down to the beach without much trouble. There is a boat launch just across the road with a nice pier. Didn't see the staff much, but it is a very busy campground. I would use this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wi-Fi was VERY weak, sometimes non-existent; Cable was pretty fuzzy and could not pick up the networks (ABC, NBC, CBS), but did pick up FOX. The cable channels (HGTV, History, Discovery, etc) can in well. We finally unhooked the cable and used our antenna to pick up the networks, which came in great. The park is mostly seasonal campers, but is still a decent park to go to. We normally stay at the state park, but due to the oil, we weren't able to get in the ocean, so we HAD to have a pool. The state park's is STILL not open, Island Retreat has a decent pool and my kids enjoyed it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is average at best. The pull throughs are very long and fairly level with concrete pads. The back ins are short and requires that you park your tow sideways across the site. Park roads are paved but narrow. The entire park could use some care and maintenance. As mentioned before, the Wi-Fi is poor and the cable TV has only a few channels and is fuzzy on most of them. There are some nice parks in the area, but this isn't one of them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
At best, this is an average campground but with a change of attitude by the staff it would be a lot better. I am a heavy internet user and found the Wi-Fi to be almost useless because of the very slow speed and the drop out frequency. I was unable to use You Tube or download WMV or MPEG files because of the drop out and freeze up of the system. The office staff denied that anyone else was having trouble but after chatting with other campers I found the internet never did work very well and that their complaints seemed to fall on deaf ears too. I never did find a Wi-Fi user here that was happy with the system and several folks were quite savvy when it comes to the internet. I took my laptop and found another site where the Wi-Fi works a little better so we moved there but it still is not very good. There is no garbage pickup and they do not offer assistance in finding your site. The cable TV has limited channels and it is quite fuzzy. The restrooms and showers are not dirty but they are not sparkling clean either. The attitude of the staff seems to be, "That's the way it is" with no attempt to keep or improve customer satisfaction. This place will probably be ok if you are "satisfied with a little less" but my advice is to check out other campgrounds in the area and use this one as a last resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park but it would be better if the internet consistently worked. When it does work, it is very slow like dial-up. The office people are friendly but I don't understand why all three of them go to lunch at the same time, closing the office for at least one hour midday. They also park all their cars right in the drive, making it horrible to get rigs in and out of the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place to stay. Everything was very clean and the RV sites have a lot of room. The cable TV was a little fuzzy but the office fixed it very fast. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We like the park it was our first time to stay here on vacation. The park is nice, everything was kept up. Wi-Fi was on half of the time so if you stay make sure you get a good spot. I will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for two nights. This was our second stay here. We use it to organize ourselves after storing our 5er near Gulf Shores over the winter. For us it is an excellent stopover. For many people in the park it is a three month stay. The downside is that the park is a bit like a parking lot with very little room between sites. There are lots of upsides: friendly and helpful staff, great location, clean bathrooms, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. There is a new municipal park right across the road so you can sit by the lagoon and enjoy the water Gulf Shores has lots to offer: restaurants, golf, shopping, beaches and much more. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good place and we would definitely come again. The rate is with the Good Sam discount. They have many activities in their clubhouse but the clubhouse is too small for the size of the park. The pool is outdoors and unheated while we were there. Nice sites with level concrete pads. No shade, at least where we were. The birds, peacocks?, next door that were mentioned by someone else were not a problem for us. There is a 5 mile paved bike trail at the park entrance and you can take the trail to Gulf State Park for a longer ride. Lots of "snowbirds" were here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in the RV park for several years and the WiFI is always broken, unreliable or we just can't even get on. The management of this park promises that new equipment is coming and that has been the same story for 6 years. They advertise that they have WIFI and they DO NOT. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this CG right in the middle of the resort area so we could easily drive to anything we wanted to visit, including the public beaches. The sites are very nice. Gravel, concrete, grass, and sand. Very level. Paved roads to and from the sites. The size of our site was more than adequate to park our 32' rig, car dolly, and car. This is an older CG but well maintained. They have a very small office/store. The staff in the office was very friendly and helpful. Cable and the Wi-FI Internet were easy to use. Pool was maintained and clean. There was a mix of motorhomes and travel trailers. I saw no tents. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park for three nights in February and March 2008. We intended to stay at another park but we didn’t get in and scrambled at the last minute to find this park. We typically look for state parks and prefer more space and the great outdoors. This park was limited in space and opportunities to commune with nature but it was excellent nevertheless. Most sites are back-ins but there are a few pull-throughs. The sites are fairly small and there is no waterfront but this park has a swimming pool. There was some shade and dogs were allowed but had to be on a leash. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Most, if not all, sites have full hook-ups. Wi-Fi worked perfectly. Rest rooms and showers were good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our favorite park. We go here as often as we can. The grounds are always clean and well manicured. The staff is excellent. The only thing that I don't like is the slow wireless internet service. I have a business and much stay in touch by internet and sometimes it is just impossible. This park is very close to shopping, dining and the beach. My husband loves to fish so this is a great park which is close to fishing, saltwater or fresh water. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here over a busy holiday weekend and the park was full. We did not see any empty spots on Saturday or Sunday. The Gulf Shores area experienced a massive thunderstorm (lots of lightning) on Friday night which brought the WiFi down for the weekend. The cable was good. We camped w/ 3 young teen boys, so we did not use the pool, but it seemed to be nice as we drove by. The paved roads were nice and we saw many kids on bikes. We enjoyed the Fort Morgan beaches! We will camp here again!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The monthly rate for March including all hookups, cable and WiFi was $425. It is adjacent to a bike path that extends from Gulf State Park for about 10 miles in length. It is about 3 miles to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall a nice campground. Basically no shade so A/C was working overtime in the July heat. Not a whole lot of activitys for teenagers who become bored very easily. Toilet in mens room needed repaired. Was loose so it rocked and rotated on the floor. Rate was reasonable for a full hookup site. Pool was fairly nice. Bike path was nice, although it did not directly head to beach as stated. But since we spent most of our time either at the beach or site seeing the campground served our needs well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've had monthly reservations for quite awhile and after reading some previous posts were concerned. However, upon arriving are fears were calmed. WE LOVED ISLAND RETREAT! We plan to stay the entire summer with IR and every summer there after. The staff were very cordial and the park is well maintained. We didn't have a shaded spot, but I didn't come to the beach to sit in the shade. We did have a great view of the pool and play area. I would highly recommend Island Retreat to my friends!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We found this park to very affordable and enjoyable. The staff was very nice but a little dis-organized. This was our first trip in our first travel-trailer. I was promised a pull through site. They did not find our reservation for a pull through and tried to put us on a back-in. When I questioned the site, they quickly put us on a pull through however. The bike path to the beach was not quite like the web site would have you believe either. It is more than a couple of miles to the beach along a very, very busy road. The pool was not heated so the water was only able to be enjoyed by sight rather than by swimming. However, the showerhouses and restrooms were the pits. We stayed for five nights and they were never clean. That being said, we toured other campgrounds in the area, and this one has the best overall package for a family. It was neatly arranged, had a nice playground, the pool looked great, and the people at the park were the nicest we've met. We had a great time at this park and would definitely recommend staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The Island Retreat Campground is very clean and nice. It is very family oriented and has alot for everyone to do. It is very easy to get to and fairly close to any activity you may want to do. The bath houses are nice and I saw the maintenance crew cleaning it all the time. The wireless internet is a big plus also. I would recommend this to anyone and I will stay here again next spring break. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
All in all this is a good RV park, but not quite as advertised. The pictures on the website lead you to believe the lots are roomy, when in fact, they are rather "tight." While I could easily open my slide and awning, I sat on my neighbors picnic table to watch my tanks drain. The spot I had was a back-in and if the folks across the street hadn't been so kind as to move their vehicles I could not have made it into the slot. (Granted I have a long wheel base truck, but my 5er is only 30'.) Quite a few permanent/seasonal folks but was neat if crowded. Excellent location for snowbirds (nothing against that as I hope to be one someday). All in all not a lot of elbow room, very little shade in the majority of the park. Pull-throughs are limited in number and they charge an extra $3 a nite for them. If these things matter to you, check ahead of time. The Wi-Fi that is advertised hasn't worked in awhile according to a sign in the office and won't for at least another 90 days. (Nothing mentioned to me when I made reservations last month.) Propane service is only available Mon-Fri and when I tried to get an empty tank filled on Monday, I was told that their man would not be in until 2pm the next day (Tue). The folks in the office were friendly. The park is located close to Gulf Shores and local attractions. Bathrooms/showers were clean yet limited to two per location spread across a fairly large park. Since we prefer a little more open space between RV's, we will probably not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park. Alot of snowbirds. Paved interior roads and concrete pads. Laundry facilities were clean and in good working order. Most of the sites are back-in, there were only a few pull-through sites. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is A-1. We were well treated and the owner and help. They did all was possible
to keep you happy. Lots of activity in the club room. There was live entertainment every Friday night, A breakfast every Saturday morning for a donation, Real good cooks there.If you are in Gulf Shores this is the Park to be in. It is close to the beach and Grocery Stores plus good shopping within 7 miles. We have our reservations already for next year. I can hardly wait. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Monthly rates very reasonable- snow bird friendly- friendly helpful staff- very clean. Will definitely stay there whenever we go to Gulf Shores. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice laid-back, quiet park with only 40 total sites. The owners are super nice and what a great "retreat" it is, you're close enough to Gulf Shores and lots of restaurants. You're not paying for a pool, but there are two large ponds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Over all a nice park. The interior roads are gravel but good. The RV site we had was concrete but there were others that were just gravel. The Internet access was weak but work basically OK. The site are wide with lots of room on either side. There are two small lakes or two large ponds which whichever term one wants to use and they are stocked with bass so one can fish. We were told no license was required by the owners. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice level concrete sites. All back-in sites. Restrooms and showers are dated, but kept very clean. Good cable TV, Wi-Fi weak at our site. Close to shopping and the beach. E-Z check in. Staff friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The first thing that comes to mind is the misuse of the word "Luxury". This is NO Luxury RV Resort, although in all fairness the campground was clean, had good roadways and nice concrete pads, all utilities were excellent and friendly people. No shade trees just a lot of concrete. The bathrooms and showers were cleaned but not very well. The shower stall did NOT have a hook, bench or anything to put towel and clothes on, only the floor!! Yet a sign was posted on the wall with instructions on how we should clean the hair out of the drain before leaving! I thought that was a lot of nerve for a place that calls themselves "Luxury" and the bathroom/showers never properly cleaned to begin with. Only stayed one night, found a much nicer place to be. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Awesome location! Walking distance to beach and all the usual beach entertainment. Spots were concrete, level and had a small patio also. It borders a wildlife area which was great for an evening walk. Pool was very small and no game room or other amenities you would expect when it's called a "Resort". A couple of watch-outs: WiFi is mediocre, good for email only. Also the basic rate is for 2 people, if you bring more it is $5 per day per person... Overall a great destination for the beach, we will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park close to beach. Entrance is hard to find and quite a dip to get in from the street. Very sandy in the park. Expect lots of sand to enter your rv. Pool was closed. Sites are close together. There are no pull-thru sites here. People were nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Everything worked as it should. Short walk to the beach and stores. Beside a small wildlife area. Did not see a playground. Will return for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park walking distance to the beach. We stayed here a month in the off season. Perfect weather with very little crowds. Only rained 2 days out of 30. yeah... We left the day of the shrimp festival. Clean bathrooms & laundry facility. Very friendly & helpful staff. We will stay here again next time we pass through Gulf Shores. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on weekly rate. While "luxury" is a bit of an overstatement, this is a very nice facility well worth the rate. The facility is well maintained and the staff friendly. We were In a large, level spot that accommodated our 45er with room to spare. We enjoyed being a short walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants. There are lots of none beach activities in the area as well with nice paved walking/biking trails in Gulf State Park. We also enjoyed a morning leisurely kayaking in the delta with 5 Rivers Safari based in Spanish Fort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would not describe this as a "luxury" RV resort. However, the nice pool and being within walking distance to restaurants and the beach made this a good place to stay when visiting Gulf Shores with young children. The bathrooms were clean and the staff was friendly. We did lose power twice while here, during heavy rainfall. Luckily it came back on within a short period of time. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I camped here and were very pleased with the size of the sites, the ease to pull the camper into the site, and you absolutely cannot beat the location! You can hear the music from the Hangout but once inside the camper is barely a muffled noise. This was not an issue. Will definitely stay here again! One note, some of the campsites have all of the hookups near front of camper. Keep that in mind when setting up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Nice clean park with very good access to the beach (3 blocks) and a great seafood restaurant (The Oyster House). WiFi was strong, the electric was stable, and the water pressure was good. Staff was very friendly and the park had a nice pool. We will definitely return here to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located right in the heart of Gulf Shores and is a short walk to the beach. That is good and bad news. There are several bars that are located on the highway that are loud at night. We were close to one of them, but running the A/C fan on low was enough to drown out the noise. The pool is very nice and clean. The whole park is clean, but there is very little grass anywhere. We found this to be the best choice in the Gulf Shores area. We have returned here annually. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Great office help, great location - 3 blocks off the beach. The showers and bathrooms appeared to be cleaned only once a week which is unacceptable in a full park. No grass, and dogs get burrs in their paws while being walked. We would stay again because of the location, but the park needs some attention. Wi-Fi and cable TV worked great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park close to the beach - two blocks. Level sites, good TV and Wi-Fi. We were here before the winter rush so had the park almost totally to ourselves. Quiet that way. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When you are staying at the beach, it's all about location. There are plenty of RV parks in Gulf Shores and Foley, but this one is walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants, etc. It is right in the middle of everything, yet VERY quiet at night. The pool and pool area was nice and clean. The shower house was clean. Nice, level paved spots (back in only). Ice available onsite. Nice walking path to walk the dog or kids. There were all kinds of campers here: pop ups to Provosts. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is not exactly what I would call luxury! We called ahead of time to see if they have spots available. Their office closes at 4:00pm??? Seriously that is too early!! Hosts should be in the office a lot longer in a busy rv park like this!! The left a list of spaces available on the door. We went to the 40ft site. The 50amp didn't work. We tried 30amp it didn't work either. It was was not strong enough to power one of our ac units. We have two and switched to one. The sign by the road is too small. We weren't impressed. We left after being there for 15 minutes. The spot was 75. Beware! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was very clean. The pool area was clean and had enough lounges to accommodate more people than were here. The help was friendly, as were the other visitors. The only two things that kept the park from a 10 rating, are small sites and no shade. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Friendly helpful staff, easy walk to the beach and restaurants. The guests are the most friendly we have ever experienced. A great place for one night, a week vacation or spending the season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Except for the awesome location, this park doesn't have a whole lot going for it. Sites are very close together and there is not a lick of shade. Electricity was fine and satellite was obviously easy to set up. The kids enjoyed the pool, although it is quite small. Showers were very clean. There was a very nice Sunday morning service. It is probably less than a 10 minute walk to the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at Luxury RV Park in our motorhome on several occasions and truly enjoy it's proximity to the beach, recreation, and shopping, all of which are within walking distance from the park. The staff is very friendly, and the grounds well-maintained. The only reason I did not rate it a 10 is because there is not a lot of shade or grass. I would definitely recommend this park to anyone visiting the Gulf Shores area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are still trying to figure out why this is called Luxury RV Resort, it is not! It is a very basic CG, bathrooms clean but basic, Wi-Fi bad, very bright lights at night, noisy from the attractions around the site. Okay for a one night stop, we would not stay here again. It's too crowded. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great park: quite an improvement over others in the area. It is a pleasure staying someplace neat and clean. The clientele is nice and we have enjoyed our stay here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This park could use just a little more TLC. It is only a short walk to the beach though and lots of restaurants, clubs, souvenir shops, etc. The pool was nice but not great. The showers were fairly clean but quite small. The sites were level with concrete patios. The park road is paved. Over all, we enjoyed this park. The biggest plus for us was the proximity to restaurants and clubs. The only serious problem were the mosquitoes after the sun went down. If you go here, take plenty of OFF! At least, if you go in September! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds we have ever stayed in. The staff is always extremely friendly. The Wi-Fi works great. We had a spot in the rear of the park with very long concrete pads with a great view. The pool was wonderful. Picnic tables at every site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Park was clean, and the staff friendly and helpful. Everything was within walking distance. The beach was .3 miles not difficult to take by bike. (Wish we brought ours.) It is walkable, however it's better to drive there. The beach is crowded, but beautiful. I was happy that the park was on a main strip, no other RV park was located on the main strip. It was easy to walk places. Some downfalls is a bar is located near by, and you can hear the music and people if you are close to the pool. The bath house, dumpsters and pool are not centrally located. If you're near one you're far from the other. It's not a Luxury RV Resort, but it does offer many amenities. I had no problems with the WiFi. I enjoyed the RV park's location. It's closer to the beach then a lot of other parks. For the price I felt it was good, and do hope to return. Some things I wish they would improve, is more trash cans through out the park and a more true to location map displayed on their website. It's always best to mapquest area first. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I agree with a previous reviewer that this is not a luxury resort, but it is a nice enough RV park. Clean, feels safe, has paved roads and concrete parking pads. Easy to maneuver our 41' motorhome around park and into site. Many sites are quite long (50'+) and most are probably about 25' to 30' wide. Exact size varies greatly depending where you are in the park. Concrete parking pad is just wide enough for motorhome/trailer but has added concrete patio space at the rear. Depending on the size of your rig and where your door is, you may be stepping out onto sand. The biggest plus to this park is it's location. We were at the very back end of the park and I'd guess our walk to the nearest public beach was still less than one mile. Walking distance (within a couple of miles) to some shopping and restaurants. Sign at entrance to park is small and easy to miss. Entrance is on east side of Hwy 59 and just south of the Pizza Hut. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV Resort!! Right in the HEART of Gulf Shores. Food, shopping and the beach are all within a SHORT walking distance. Only had to drive to grocery store for dog food. Very family friendly with kids riding bikes all around the resort. Set back off the main drag so it was very quiet too. We will certainly return again (hopefully soon)! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Definitely not “luxury.” This park is basically a parking lot, with little room between sites and very few trees. They say it is three blocks to the beach, but the beach is 0.3 miles from the entrance to the park, much farther from the campsites. And the closest beach was very crowded. Both the electricity voltage and the water pressure fluctuated greatly. Wi-Fi was very slow. If you enter from the north or exit to the north, be very careful. The entrance has a sharp dip. When we return to Gulf Shores, we will look for another RV park because we had to drive to the beach anyway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good: Park is clean and neat. Easy to get to. Few blocks from public beach. Very close to everything! Opportunities for improvements: Office closes at 4 pm. No answering machine. Sites a fairly close together. We have stayed here several times and would not hesitate to stay again! Very nice campground! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground that is located near everything. We could walk to just about everything even the beach, we drove to the beach and parked at the public beach just so we didn't have to walk in the heat. Lots of free parking at the beach. The campground is very kid friendly. There were a lot of kids running around the park, riding bikes and swimming at the pool. My children made several new friends that week. The campground was quiet at night, security was visible just enough to give you a secure feeling not the I'm watching you feeling. We will definitely be going back to this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice and friendly park. I would stay here again, but they aren't very kid friendly. Stayed here with my 9 yr. old son and 12 yr. old daughter, and kept hearing about the rules..rules..rules.. The children are well behaved. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The site we had was long enough for our 42 foot motorhome and tow car, and wide enough so we weren't slide to slide with our neighbours. The pads are concrete as are the patios and you are supplied with a picnic table. The rest of the lot started out with grass but the sand has mostly taken over. It is only a five minute walk to the beach and a dozen or so restaurants. We could also walk to the Super Walmart, Walgreen's and a small mall within twenty minutes. If you like to walk there is hardly a reason to start the car when you are here. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We stayed over a month so it was nice to be able to have our mail sent here also; not an amenity a lot of parks offer. Children are welcome here but there is not a lot for them to do other than the pool and the beach. There is a recreation hall that can be used by the residents. I don't know why they call it 'Luxury', but the name really doesn't matter as it is a nice, friendly, convenient RV park with ample sites and we will definitely be back. If you are looking for a winter destination, the monthly rates are very reasonable but I would think reservations far in advance would be recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent location. Quiet. Close to beach (10-15 minute walk) and restaurants. Level back-in sites, some seem very long, others are not. Full-hookups with cable TV and WiFi included. Pets allowed. Showers and laundry were clean and there were enough during our stay. Would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, convenient spot, with large spaces, wide entry road, and limited landscaping (except around the entry). Not very good directions on the web site, just remember Pizza Hut. After spending two months out West, it was a pleasure to have an option to wash my car and/or REV for a $2 or $4 charge. Out west washing vehicles is punishable! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Attendant hours are ludicrous. Closed at 4 p.m. Just when many folks arrive. We made a reservation the day before and were told that if we arrived after 4 p.m., they would put our name on the "board" and we could finish checking in in the morning. When we arrived at 4:20 p.m., no name on the board, the placed locked up, and no one in the owner's trailer! We sit here for over an hour and finally just pulled into a slot. The place is as far from "luxury" as one can get. No grassy areas, no play area for the child. It is 3 blocks from a beach though. Generally it is like parking on someone's dirty parking lot! Never Again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was great! The grounds and facilities were clean and well-maintained. Not much shade, but hey you're at the beach, bring on the sun. The staff were friendly and very helpful. It is located right in the heart of Gulf Shores but it was amazingly quiet and secluded. We were able to walk the three short blocks to the gift stores and the beach on safe and well-lit sidewalks. Only concern is that for the number of sites, it seems like they need at least one more bathhouse; had to wait to get into the shower on occasion. However that small inconvenience will not stop us from camping here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed here for 8 nights in July. We had a group of 6 campers. This was our first long stay in our camper. The sites had plenty of room between them. The pool was clean, especially after being at the beach (which is near by) all day long. I felt safe enough to let the kids ride their bikes. We could walk to food and shops. The campground was very clean. I plan to camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Luxury RV Park from Sat, June 17th through Wed. June 21. All I can say is: excellent. Has very friendly staff. Located right in the heart of everything, but quiet as if you were away from it all. Walking distance to nearly everything. Will be back soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is fairly close to the beach. There are a lot of restaurants and shopping nearby. The roads and sites are paved. The campground itself is small so you can easily walk to the pool. There is no shade at all and it can get very hot. Also, there is sand between the sites and not grass. There is not a lot of space between sites. Our slide-out was almost touching our neighbor's picnic table. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this RV park. It is close to the beach,restaurants, gift shops etc. It is very clean with level sites, friendly staff, minimum grass and everything is paved. We've been coming here for 4 years and think this is the best park in the area. The staff is top notch!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is extremely clean and well maintain. The staff was very helpful. It was our very first trip in our new coach and the staff was very helpful in my setup. Also it is located within walking distance of beaches, restaurants, shopping,water and amusement parks. Lots of good golf courses in the area. Will make many trips back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is low end. Stayed there only overnight before we packed it and found another campground. Small sites, poor connections, and a pot bellied pig that roams. Will not ever use this place again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy off highway, right on the Intercoastal Waterway. It was neat watching the barges go up and down the canal. Lulu's (Jimmy Buffet's sister) Restaurant/Marina on other side of overhead bridge. Wal-mart 1/2 mile; Gulf of Mexico about 1 1/2 miles. Close to great restaurants, shopping, waterpark, Gulf. 9 miles to hospital. 3/4 mile to Urgent Care Center. Yes, the Route 59 bridge goes right over the edge of the campground but eventually you don't even notice it and when you're in your camper, you don't hear it at all. Unfortunately, the tent sites are right next to it but they are under the trees so I don't know how loud the traffic is there. Nothing special about this campground (no pool, no playground) except for proximity to dining, restaurants, and the town of Gulf Shores while still seeming to be "in the country". Restrooms dated but clean. Laundry good. Mostly seasonals but everyone friendly. We will stay here next year when we come to Gulf Shores and would recommend this park to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for Passport America. A no frills park. We were just here overnight and did not even hook up to water due to predicted freezing temperatures. Restrooms & showers dated, but clean. Close to an outlet mall and the beach. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed there around the 4th of July and this campground was not equipped for the volume of a holiday. We had 2 dogs in our camper when we were gone 6-7 hours at a time with the air conditioning running. We came back and the lady had shut off our power and our dogs were in our camper panting and it was 100 + degrees in there. She said if she saw someone not there, she had to shut their power off because her breaker kept tripping. So my recommendation is if you are going to stay there, make sure it is not around a holiday. Also there was no soap in the restrooms so we had to bring our own to wash our hands. There was also a sign reading, "Toilet paper is for the pleasure of all guests. If you need more pleasure, buy it, keep it home, leave mine alone." What in the world was that supposed to mean? We still haven't figured that one out yet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent several days rained in at this campground, bit it Sun Runners RV Park’t their fault, of course. Got the Passport America half price discount the first day. This is a very old campground, but in a good location between Foley and Gulf Shores. Interior roads are a little tight, but not unacceptable. Roads and sites are unpaved. About 10 minutes from Gulf Shores and associated attractions. Quite a few seasonals. Nice bathrooms and washing areas. 15 and 30 amp only connections. Our site was very large. Roads and sites are unpaved. Water pressure was marginal. Lots of hurricane damage down on the beaches. Ranger lady was very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.