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Bellefontaine, ALABAMA
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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.

Another Beautiful FL Park

What a beautiful and family-friendly park. It is only $20 a night with electricity and water at each site. The sites are roomy. Bathrooms are kept clean.

Quiet

RV sites are concrete pads with full hook up (power, water, sewer, WiFi, and cable). Most sites are a little closer together than we are used to. No fire rings at the RV sites. Tent sites do have fire rings, but no power or water. Bathhouse is large and very clean. Laundry facilities available. There is a community center building with TV, tables, and fire ring that hosted a dirty Santa and nightly BYOB happy hours while we were there, as well as a NYE Party planned. Staff and camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. Walking distance to the Pensacola Lighthouse and National Naval Aviation Museum. Dog friendly beach right at the campground. They do not allow swimming at this beach, but still fun for letting the dog run, fishing, and hanging out. Swimming beach and pool are located at other areas of the base. Reservations are site type, not site specific, but after talking with the staff they said they’d try to accommodate site requests the best they could when making reservation.

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.

Narrowest campground ever, but it works!

Check out the photo of the site map to see how narrow this campground is. Fortunately, it really doesn't feel that way when you're at your site. I thought it was a cozy feeling, and it didn't feel like lots of sites were crowded in a small area. Despite the small footprint of the campground, it was very quiet.

If you look at the site map, it looks like all the sites are back in sites that aren't very wide. That's not really what they look like…at all. We had site 68 and many campers on that side of the loop had parked a vehicle parallel to the road because some sites are actually longer along the road than deep. This is not a complaint…it works. We did pull our vehicle in beside our teardrop but could have parked parallel to the road. I've included photos of several sites to show how people set up.

Good Separation Between Sites: I liked the amount of separation with heavy brush between most sites. I preferred the sites on the outside of the loop.

Lots of Restrooms: This campground only has about 75 sites, and there are 3 restrooms (not counting the one in the group camp area). Two are handicapped accessible with concrete pads for sites 7, 8, 10, 56 and 57. There are showers in each restroom.

Boats? Many people were able to fit a boat on their site, but there were also boats parked near the end of the loop in the area before the group camping area. I don't know if this area is open to everyone or just for hosts/volunteers.

Great Area for Easy Hiking: Sand Pine and Estuary Trails are 3.5 and 2 miles, respectively, but you can easily do a combination and cover it all. There's a tower out by Big Lagoon that's worth the view on a sunny day. We saw turtles, snakes and a heron while hiking, but no alligators.

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.

Very accessible

It's a really great campground, the sites are nice and so are the cabins. It's very close to town and really close to Walmart, for those that prefer to be close to civilization. It's a great way to go to the beach and not spend a lot of money on accommodations.

Nice

Scenic, friendly, but could use some updating.

Historical beauty

Fun for the whole family

Nice

Nice place to camp close to beaches and lots of things to do. Everyone was very friendly and the place was clean.

Beautiful

clean, fun, beautiful beaches and plenty around to keep you entertained. NAS museum, lighthouse, Pensacola beach and so much more.

This place had it all

This was my first time to camp on a travel trailer. As I usually tent camp. The trails here are super easy and would only disappoint if you wanted to do hard core back packing. The park is an easy walk to the beach. I took my kayak and my bike and it was a perfect fit. I was able to bike, snorkel, run, and kayak on a 4 day 3 night trip. The facilities are clean and the park is quiet. It is alcohol prohibited however.

Beautiful

We camped end of June for a week! It was hot but he campground had lots of activities like nature center, pool, tennis and basketball courts. The bike and hiking trails are amazing! Our teens loved them! When you camp at this park, your beach access is included. It’s across the toad but very easy to get to. The city has just added a walkway above the street and great public pavilion. Campground bath houses were nice. Staff was friendly and helpful. Also included is gulf state pier admittance…we had a blast fishing as well

Camping made easy

This is a wonderful lake filled with locals all year round. Really nice swimming whether you like the lake or the swimming pool. RV camping as well as lake side camping. Bring your boat, your dog, and a good time.

Cheap

Not one of my favorites but there Is a good size river to swim and kayak. It's very muddy and not in the best part of town. But if you need a spot of dirt to pitch your tent it ain't to bad

Wonderful place! Lots of bike & walking trails! Or head to the beach. Be.

Be careful during alligator mating season!

Had the best time camping! We will be back!

Lit of riding trails. Or head to the beach.

Huge Sites! Fantastic Facilities!

Gulf State Park, AL has the largest full hookup campsites we have ever seen. The state park has many hiking and biking trails, a gulf beach, restaurants, swimming pool, lake frontage, stores, fishing pier, golf course and really nice restroom and laundry facilities. All of this is a bike ride away from tourist attractions!

Great place to stay for Hangout music fest

Camped here for hangout music fest. Price was right and the sites were standard car camping sites. Bathrooms were decent.

Best Campground ever!

Best campground!

This is the best campground we have ever been in (camping for over 15 years). Customer service is hands down the best we have ever experienced. It started when we made our reservation. Angela was very friendly and helpful. By the end of the call, we felt we had made a new friend. This customer service continues throughout your stay. This is the only campground we have been in that the staff greet you as you pull in and take you right to your site. They direct you into your site which you are greeted with a welcome sign with all family members’ names (even the four legged family members). Once you are set up, you then go register. A welcoming way to start your stay. Throughout our staff, Jimmy, Angela and their staff did everything to make sure we had a wonderful three weeks. They care about the campers and the experience you have. During a severe storm, the owner talked to us to insure we were aware of which building to use for safety along with written instructions.

Clean, safe, convenient, friendly, fun place, cool pool, great gathering areas, great patios and great dog park. The sites are level and hook-ups are convenient. Nice landscaping exists between each site. The park is very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Trash pick-up is at your site every morning. Bathhouse has 4 guest bathrooms like you would find in a house. Each has a sink, vanity, toilet and very large shower. By far the nicest I have ever seen at any campground.

The park is immaculately maintained and is a most "relaxing" place to stay for a few days, a week or more. But the thing that makes this park a clear "ten" is the attention paid to the guests by the owners. They are both the most helpful and accommodating RV park owners we have ever had the pleasure to know. We are definitely going to return for a long stay at this park.