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Best little place

We pulled in not knowing what to expect. Being in a tent for a week they allowed us to set up wherever we wanted and accommodated us nicely. This campground is nothing fancy and mostly full timers, the bathhouses are well kept, except there is one shower for the entire campground (the women's was down) but we never ran into an issue with showering at the same time as anyone else so we didn't mind. You are directly next to The Shed BBQ, across from a gas store, within 10 minutes to a Wal-Mart and 15-20 minutes to Biloxi Beach. Connie and Lou were great and always on top of things when something needed to be done and the full timers here are so welcoming and help in any way they can. They made our family of 6 feel at home, we will definitely be back!

Nice location

This is a scenic campsite along the river. The tent sites are in a general area, not specific sites. It worked out well for me since I was the only renter but I imagine it could get very crowded. The facilities are clean and the staff were so nice. My one complaint is that they don’t provide fire pits for campers.

Peaceful surroundings

This RV Resort is quiet and peaceful. The bathroom/shower house is locked at night. There is a river with beautiful clear water. There is a place to grill out and to hang out. There is a deck that overlooks the river. The camp hosts are friendly and super helpful. I loved it there. It is convenient to I-10 and to the Foley Beach Express. I’m looking forward to staying there again. It was always quiet and peaceful at night and most of the time during the day as well.

Close enough to civilization, but far enough to feel secluded

I've spent much of my life here. There's plenty of walking trails, and you can check out the gator alley area where you'll typically see at least one gator. There are plenty of pavilions around that you can rent for larger events, but it's generally pretty quiet here. It's far enough in the woods to where you don't hear much of the city traffic, but close enough to where emergency vehicles could reach you very quickly in case something happened. Safe area for kids, adults, and pets. You're guaranteed to see some pretty cool wildlife and sunsets!

Rich in History and Nature

Blakeley State Park could be described as being "frozen in time". There's a lot of cool Civil War history to witness, as well as a beautiful walking path/deck along the bay. We were not expecting the $5/person charge to enter the park, so be sure to come prepared for that. No sign of trash on the ground anywhere throughout the park, so I at least know the money is actually being used for good. Map/trails are a little confusing. We had a hard time navigating the park, but the accidental detour allowed for us to watch a turtle lay eggs in the ground. We also managed to run into someone's pet rabbit-- which you can see in the picture provided. The only other thing you need to know is that there are yellow flies and they do bite hard (and can cause an allergic reaction in some people.) Definitely bring bug spray and sunscreen!

Diverse! Great trails, walking and mountain biking, fishing! History!

Good tent and off grid camp sites. Also a few hook up sites available. Even though it’s just a few miles to grocery, restaurants, and shopping once you’re inside the park you feel like you’re in the wilderness. Very secure and good fishing, hiking, biking, and historic battlefield to explore. Super friendly and helpful staff.

Right in the heart of Ocean Springs

Located directly off Highway 90 in Ocean Springs, this campground has water and electric hookups, along with clean bathrooms. Lots of nature trails and outdoor exploring inside the campground.

Nice state park

Spacious spots. Full hook ups. Nice pool and bathhouses. Bring a bike. Watch out for fire ants.

Cool to visit

I went here once as a kid and I remember it being cool to see the bunkers and stuff but there wasn’t much to do but it was close so I would go back for sure.. I do remember it being very spacious though.

AMAZING place!

From the second you enter the park, you feel like you are at a five star resort instead of a state park. The facilities are amazing. There is a pool, hiking trails, bike trails, beach, planned activities and more. It's beautiful and it's a huge complex. Our site was a pull through right on a swampy area. Within a few minutes we saw an alligator which sort of freaked us out but was totally cool at the same time. I suggest staying a week. You won't have time to see everything if you don't!

Close to Ocean Springs, Ms.

This is a popular park during the winter months as it is a National Park. Reserve early. No wifi, no laundry but clean bathrooms and shower. Electric and water at the campsites and a dump station is available. Close to town and all the good eats. Nice clean park.

Tight

Nice little park, really tight for larger RVs, great location nice folks, great bay view.

Nice beach access

But, the RV section was very cramped. We were shocked by how close everyone was. Check-in, even with paying in advance, took forever since it is all done manually (i.e., handwriting EVERYTHING). No technology to speak of…even on-line reservations are non-existent. Staff was nice and accommodating, and bath house was new and clean. We only stayed a weekend. There's no way we would stay any longer than that being squeezed in there like sardines. If that doesn't bother you, then it's a great place to stay.

Nice RV Park with Gulf Access.

Some concrete pads, some gravel pads, full hookups, pool, and laundry facilities. Quite, except for go-kart park next door until 10:00 pm. They provide coffee and danish-pastries each morning at 9am. Gulf and beach access right across the street. Close to all the casinos, great restaurants and beach boardwalk.

Great RV Park

This park is now a Yogi Bear Jellystone park. It is located in Elberta Al. The sites are gravel and dirt but they are level and very spacious. Great for RVs and large rigs.

It offers a great central location for Gulf Shores, Perdido or Pensacola. They have tons of activities for the kids. (Crafts, hay rides, s'mores and more)

Just a short drive to many attractions including (Old Fort Morgan, USS Alabama, Drum Submarine, Pensacola Air museum, two water parks, Barber Marina and more)

If you are looking for a peaceful setting in a central location. This is the place!

There are many good restaurants - here are some of our favorites. (Reileigh's - best breakfast at the gulf, Wolf Bay, Fisherman's Corner, GT's on the Bay, Perdido Pass Oyster bar, McGuire's in Pensacola.

Amazing

Beautiful peaceful RV Park. Clean. Great bathroom facilities washers dryers Great showers. Super nice people. Located near great places for kids to enjoy

Like a small city

This park is like a small city, there are over 500 sites, only 11 tent sites. My husband and I tent camped at gulf state park in February, 2019 and it was very nice, they have so many amenities here you don’t ever have to leave. If you were looking for solitude time, this is not the site for you. The bathrooms were nicer than some hotels I have stayed in. There is a store on site, tennis/pickle ball courts, swimming pool, activities center, horseshoe pit, nature center and over 25 miles of very nice hiking trails, oh yea, and less than a 20 minute walk to one of the best white sand beaches in the USA. Also playgrounds for kids. There is a laundromat and they have a church service and other scheduled activities.

Bad

Campsites are bad. To close together. Dogs roam free. Management is nor good. Other campers told us stories you won’t believe. Stayed one night and got a refund for the other. Privately owned with no help from KOA.

Wouldn’t go back

We chose this park because we were using state parks during the government shutdown, but this is really one of the worst parks we have been to. When we reserved the site on line, we noted we were a tent but when we arrived, there were signs everywhere saying no tents on sites. There were no rangers to check us in so we went directly to our site, this park appears to be a low income housing option for Gautier, families living out of a box truck. The bathrooms were old and mainly clean but no locks on any doors. There was plenty of hot water but the shower floor was slimy. Raccoons and squirrels everywhere including trying to get into tent.

Wouldn’t go back

We chose this park because we were using state parks during the government shutdown, but this is really one of the worst parks we have been to. When we reserved the site on line, we noted we were a tent but when we arrived, there were signs everywhere saying no tents on sites. There were no rangers to check us in so we went directly to our site, this park appears to be a low income housing option for Gautier, families living out of a box truck. The bathrooms were old and mainly clean but no locks on any doors. There was plenty of hot water but the shower floor was slimy. Raccoons and squirrels everywhere including trying to get into tent.

Wouldn’t go back

We chose this park because we were using state parks during the government shutdown, but this is really one of the worst parks we have been to. When we reserved the site on line, we noted we were a tent but when we arrived, there were signs everywhere saying no tents on sites. There were no rangers to check us in so we went directly to our site, this park appears to be a low income housing option for Gautier, families living out of a box truck. The bathrooms were old and mainly clean but no locks on any doors. There was plenty of hot water but the shower floor was slimy. Raccoons and squirrels everywhere including trying to get into tent.

Wouldn’t go back

We chose this park because we were using state parks during the government shutdown, but this is really one of the worst parks we have been to. When we reserved the site on line, we noted we were a tent but when we arrived, there were signs everywhere saying no tents on sites. There were no rangers to check us in so we went directly to our site, this park appears to be a low income housing option for Gautier, families living out of a box truck. The bathrooms were old and mainly clean but no locks on any doors. There was plenty of hot water but the shower floor was slimy. Raccoons and squirrels everywhere including trying to get into tent.

Wouldn’t go back

We chose this park because we were using state parks during the government shutdown, but this is really one of the worst parks we have been to. When we reserved the site on line, we noted we were a tent but when we arrived, there were signs everywhere saying no tents on sites. There were no rangers to check us in so we went directly to our site, this park appears to be a low income housing option for Gautier, families living out of a box truck. The bathrooms were old and mainly clean but no locks on any doors. There was plenty of hot water but the shower floor was slimy. Raccoons and squirrels everywhere including trying to get into tent.

Wouldn’t go back

We chose this park because we were using state parks during the government shutdown, but this is really one of the worst parks we have been to. When we reserved the site on line, we noted we were a tent but when we arrived, there were signs everywhere saying no tents on sites. There were no rangers to check us in so we went directly to our site, this park appears to be a low income housing option for Gautier, families living out of a box truck. The bathrooms were old and mainly clean but no locks on any doors. There was plenty of hot water but the shower floor was slimy. Raccoons and squirrels everywhere including trying to get into tent.

Wouldn’t go back

We chose this park because we were using state parks during the government shutdown, but this is really one of the worst parks we have been to. When we reserved the site on line, we noted we were a tent but when we arrived, there were signs everywhere saying no tents on sites. There were no rangers to check us in so we went directly to our site, this park appears to be a low income housing option for Gautier, families living out of a box truck. The bathrooms were old and mainly clean but no locks on any doors. There was plenty of hot water but the shower floor was slimy. Raccoons and squirrels everywhere including trying to get into tent.

RV Resort

The park is nice. I find it too expensive at $50 a night. Too expensive for my taste. The park is more like a resort. If that is your thing, this is your place.

Great place to hike and learn about history

There are bathrooms and bath houses, fairly secluded campsites, along with 26 miles of trails which are easy to moderate with a flat surface.

You will walk through historic civil war sites, trails that were once the streets of the town of Blakeley. A beautiful hike on boardwalks along the Blakeley River then through a swamp on deep into woods amongst ancient oaks.

Will stay again

We had heard great things about Gulf State Park. We were very pleased. The bath house was kind of old but very clean. I went to several of the bath houses on the property and all of them had been cleaned very well. We had to move from one site to be able to stay an extra night but well worth it. My son loved the pool. We liked the lounge chairs around the pool. The people in the office were great and very helpful.

Small and private

This is a small RV Park in Fort Morgan Road outside of Gulf Shores. The sites are a little tight, but not crowded. we had a view of the bay from our site. They have a private beach on Mobile Bay, and a long pier. Also just a short drive to the Gulf of Mexico beaches and the wildlife refuge.

Everything you need

This is a huge campground. But, the sites are far enough apart that you don’t feel crowded. And, they have everything you need: camp store, museum, bike rental, propane, pool, tennis, splash pad…and alligators. Short walk to the beach. Short drive into restaurants and shopping.