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1 through 10... 1 being DO NOT STAY HERE EVER and 10 THIS PARK IS HEAVEN!

Monday, August 15, 2011

㊅Gulf State Park ~ Gulf Shores, Alabama ㊅

Description: Gulf State Park offers a 496-site improved campground with modern clean bathhouses. The campground is approximately 1/2 miles from the Gulf beaches. All camping pads are paved with larger lots for RV's with pullouts. Tents are also welcome in the campground. They also have tennis courts and a large swimming pool.

Date of Stay: August 15th, 2011 (we stayed for 8 nights)

Weather During Stay: We had several huge thunderstorms but mostly it was around 90+' and sunshinny.

Site Description: All sites are FHU with 20, 30, 50 amp service. Sites are all paved and they are not close to each other and most of them very long. Plenty of room for slideouts even if you have 4. They have both pullthroughs and back-in sites. All sites have a grill and picnic tables.

Favorite Sites: We stayed on sit 291. It was a pullthrough right on the canal. Our passenger side was facing the canal. All the sites are pretty much nice and wide open.

Rate: We paid $41.49 per night which includes the 11% tax fee. Prices vary between $30 dollars thru $40 dollars depending which site you pick out. There is a 15% discount if you are over 62. You can make reservations to hold a spot for you and when you get there pick out the site you want. To make reservations on line. Click here

Phone/TV/Internet: We had great reception with both AT&T and Verizon phone service. Since all most all of the sites have no trees Satellite TV is excellent. We have Direct and had no problems. I am sure you could get regular TV from Pensacola which isn't to far away. Our Verizon Internet card had 4G service in this area... was very fast!

Elevation/Landscape: Elevation is Sea Level and the area is surrounded with Marshlands, scrub oaks, palmettos and grasses. Typical beach look!

Lighting/Noise: It is dark at night and the noise is pretty much quiet even with other campers in the area.

Hiking/Walking/Biking: They have a very good trails systems for biking or walking. Plus just 1/2 mile away is the beaches where you can walk for miles. With over 400 sites the roads inside the park are and excellent place for walking & bike riding.

Comments: We loved this park and will visit it again. It is a little pricey if you stay on a water site but well worth the money. During our visit here in mid August it was not busy at all as you can see in the photos.

Things to See & Do: The park is centrally located to shopping, restaurants, beach and any activity in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach. There are 2 very interesting Restaurants in the area. Lambert's Cafe "Home of the Hand Throwed Roll" in Foley and LuLu's right hear in Gulf Shores. It is owned by Lucy Buffett... yes she is Jimmy's sister. Also if you are a birder there are plenty here for you to watch not to mention the Alabama Birding Trail is near here. Also not to far is Fort Morgan and the USS Alabama in Mobile.

Rating: (9.8) This park has it all ~ I would have given it a 10 but I like a few trees and there weren't to many. We will be coming back here!

sunset from our campsite

Have Fun & Travel Safe


Sue and Doug said...

nice to see a shot of Tiffy runnin' around!..looks like you you are there all by yourself!!!

Laurie and Odel said...

Hi, Donna. Wow, we drove through there in peak season and said we'd NEVER stay there - so crowded and busy. When I look at you photos, I want to be there! What a difference the season makes, eh?

You mentioned early on that it is first-come, first-served, but included a link for making reservations online. Could you clarify that for me? As fulltimers, we love FC,FS...

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

We stayed at this park when we visited that area and absolutely loved it! Yes, it was a little pricey but worth it!!

Margie and Roger said...

Your reviews are great. I love the Gulf Shores area - terrific beaches. Never stayed there because it was completely full. Stayed at Playa del Rio in Perdido Key (had a class B then).

Joan Price said...

Thank you for sharing such an in-depth review. My husband and me have been looking at Gulf Shores vacation rentals for our trip. We never considered going to or staying at a state park, but you've definitely piqued my interest, and I am going to share this with my husband. We both love nature, so this sounds great.