A very nice place. It is close to I-65 but very quiet. This is a great place for bicycling as there are trails throughout the park. The site was shaded and there was a nice separation between the sites. We stayed overnight on the way to the gulf. We would stop there again.
This is a typical National Park: clean, well-maintained and supervised. The sites are paved but some are very short: pay attention to site descriptions. At least half of the sites have some privacy by appropriate vegetation growing between sites. The location is very nice. It's in an undeveloped end of Santa Rosa Island. Large portions of the island are over-developed but the park is very natural. This is the second year we have camped there.
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.
This is a tough review to write. Everything that others have said about the park is accurate - the mix of rustic and shady sites, the pull-through area that has no shade, etc. Everyone from the staff was helpful and friendly. The hard part: there just isn't anything here that justifies the high price. If you're going to stay here, check for a discount from another RVC park, Good Sam, something.
We camped here as an overnight during a visit to friends in Knoxville. We arrived after dark, so we had no idea what the park looked like. The next morning we were pleasantly surprised. The park sites are roomy, the parking pads are paved and in good condition, and the overall condition of the CG was excellent. We want to return to explore the campground more thoroughly in the future.
We loved this place. It is clean, offers a ton of amenities, and the ads are accurate. Everyone is friendly. There is a nice laundry with a screen porch so you don't have to sit in front of a washer while you're waiting for your clothes. The beach is literally across the road and is very walkable. The only drawback for some would be the lack of a nearby town for activities. For us, that was a plus. We plan to return next year and will probably stay for several weeks. It is that nice.
This park advertises itself as a, "Two-time gold medal award winning park." It probably is, but it is really for the Kayak / tent / serious fishing types. We are more beach bums. The beach is a drive from the park. Our campsite was very shaded and wooded on three sides. The shade kept grass from growing much and dirt in the camper was an issue. Bugs were also an issue. We will not return next year.
This park is at the end of the beach. It's a great location to enjoy the beach without condos, T-shirt shops and bars everywhere. The campground wraps around the big lagoon, so some sites are literally on the water. Others are grouped in twos or threes so look at what you want. The beach areas are excellent, but are a ways away from the campground. We ended up driving to the beach every day. Overall, this park is an amazing value.
This park was clean and had easy access to beaches on the gulf and the bay. Selecting a site needs to be done carefully. The spot we had was secluded and had a beautiful view of the full moon out the back door. Some sites are just flat grass and devoid of any privacy. Pick what you want. The "road floods" warning probably takes a significant storm to be a problem. We would go back: particularly in view of the price (Senior rate - starts at 62).
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.
This is an older park that has some wonderful trees. Most sites are shaded and the trees offer some separation between sites. The location is as others have described. The bath house needs to be modernized but the staff cleans thoroughly. The road through the park is in rough shape - Michigan is in a budget crunch and things like re-paving are easy to put off. Overall, the park is a nice getaway and I would not hesitate to return.
The park is largely shaded and the MI DNR website accurately described the site we reserved. The restrooms are older but in good condition. There are beach volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a nature trail and a sandy beach. The park was largely camped by locals from the NW Michigan area. On the week of July 4th, it was only 2/3 full. Plan on an extension cord as the hookups are in the rear of the sites. For getting away from the city, this park is a good choice.
The park has wooded sites that have paved pull-ins. The sites are big enough that you don't feel crowded by your neighbors. The restrooms were very clean and the showers have a large dressing area. The beach on Little Traverse Bay is a short walk from the campground. This is a popular park that fills up during the summer season.