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    Camper-submitted photo from Gulf State Park Campground
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    1.

    Gulf State Park Campground

    96 Reviews
    340 Photos
    669 Saves
    Orange Beach, Alabama

    Gulf State Park has two miles of beaches, a spacious campground and a brand new Lodge and Conference Center to greet you. Yes, we have gorgeous white sand,surging surf, seagulls and a variety of activities, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into.

    There is something for everyone inside Gulf State Park Campground. The beach pavilion provides picnic tables as an escape from the beach, the nature center is a great place for the kids to learn, the swimming pool provides refreshment for our guests and the Lake Shelby day use area offers kayaking and canoeing. For a change of pace while visiting check out the fishing and education pier, miles of biking on the Backcountry trail, beautiful flowers in the butterfly garden, and additional education at the learning campus, interpretive center in the near future.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Meaher State Park Campground

    31 Reviews
    109 Photos
    190 Saves
    Daphne, Alabama

    Meaher State Park Campground, near Spanish Fort, AL, is a solid spot for camping all year round. This place has a lot going for it, especially if you’re into waterfront views and spacious sites. Some campers have mentioned that the sites are nicely spaced out, so you’re not staring into your neighbor’s RV. Plus, if you’re lucky, you might snag one of those coveted waterfront spots.

    The campground is pretty well-equipped. You’ve got electric and water hookups, showers, and even a sanitary dump. Pets are welcome, and there’s a market on-site if you need to grab some essentials. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a good old-fashioned campfire. Just keep in mind that the showers are push-button, which might take a bit of getting used to.

    For those who like to explore, you’re just a short drive from the USS Alabama Memorial Park and the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Both are worth a visit if you’ve got the time. And if you’re into seafood, there’s a great spot called Felix’s just down the road.

    The park itself is clean and well-maintained, with plenty of shady spots and asphalt streets. Some campers have noted that you can hear the nearby I-10, but it’s not a deal-breaker. The restrooms are clean, and there’s even free Wi-Fi if you need to stay connected.

    Overall, Meaher State Park Campground is a great place to kick back, enjoy some beautiful views, and maybe even spot an alligator or two. Whether you’re in a tent, RV, or cabin, you’ll find what you need for a comfortable stay.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Pickens Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Pickens Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Pickens Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
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    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Pickens Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore

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    Fort Pickens Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore

    93 Reviews
    368 Photos
    760 Saves
    Gulf Breeze, Florida

    Overview

    Fort Pickens Campground is situated on Santa Rosa Island, a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore south of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Visitors are drawn to the Gulf of Mexico for Gulf Islands National Seashore's emerald coast waters, magnificent white beaches, fertile marshes and historical landscapes. Come explore with us today!__ Each camp site offers a fire pit, picnic table, and a paved pad to park on. There are heated showers and flush toilets. We offer electric and non-electric sites. Many of our sites have restrictions from low limbs or bushes so be sure you will fit. Limited overflow parking is available. Choose a site that will accommodate all of your equipment.__ Campers may not stay in the campground more than 14 consecutive days. This policy is strictly enforced. Entrance fees are required for the Fort Pickens area and are good for seven consecutive days from purchase.__ Pets are not allowed on any beaches sound and gulf side, ferries, piers, in forts, batteries, pavilions, or inside facilities.__

    Recreation

    Many visitors young and old come to Fort Pickens to enjoy its scenic location on the beach. The white sands of Santa Rosa Island are the perfect place for a long walk or an afternoon of building sandcastles. The warm ocean waters are great for swimming and snorkeling. Fishermen will find a pier just a short distance from the picnic pavilions. It can be used by visitors without a Florida fishing license. Many hiking trails through the sand dunes provide beautiful views and hours of exploration. Historic Fort Pickens, a pentagonal fort built to defend Pensacola Bay in 1834, is just 1 mile from the campground. The structure was fortified after the War of 1812 and was one of four forts in the South never occupied by Confederates during the Civil War.

    Facilities

    Many visitors young and old come to Fort Pickens to enjoy its scenic location on the beach. The white sands of Santa Rosa Island are the perfect place for a long walk or an afternoon of building sandcastles. The warm ocean waters are great for swimming and snorkeling. Fishermen will find a pier just a short distance from the picnic pavilions. It can be used by visitors without a Florida fishing license. Many hiking trails through the sand dunes provide beautiful views and hours of exploration. Historic Fort Pickens, a pentagonal fort built to defend Pensacola Bay in 1834, is just 1 mile from the campground. The structure was fortified after the War of 1812 and was one of four forts in the South never occupied by Confederates during the Civil War.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located on a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay. Groves of live oak trees are scattered across the island, providing shelter for resident and migrating bird populations, as well as shade for park visitors. The Gulf Islands National Seashore is home to sparkling blue waters, white beaches and coastal marshes. However, more than 80% of the national park is underwater, as it's a vital protective habitat to marine life.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is a short distance from restaurants and beach nightlife, downtown Pensacola, the Pensacola Naval Air Station and Naval Aviation Museum, the Pensacola Lighthouse and other historic sites. Campsites are within 1/4 mile of the beaches of the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellation and modification fees are non-refundable.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blakeley State Park Campground
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    Blakeley State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    60 Photos
    172 Saves
    Spanish Fort, Alabama

    Blakeley State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors near Spanish Fort, Alabama. This place has a lot going for it, from its rich history as an old battlefield to its beautiful natural surroundings. The campground is open all year, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious and secluded campsites. Whether you're in an RV or setting up a tent, you'll find plenty of room to spread out and enjoy some privacy. The sites come with electric and water hookups, and some even have sewer connections, making it a convenient choice for RV campers.

    Visitors have raved about the friendly and helpful staff, who make the check-in process a breeze, even after hours. The bathrooms and showers are generally clean, although some folks have noted that the water pressure in the showers could be better. Still, the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the facilities get high marks.

    If you're into hiking, you're in luck. The park boasts numerous well-marked trails that are perfect for exploring. You can also enjoy a peaceful walk on the dock with a view of the water, which is especially refreshing in the summer months with the breeze coming off the water.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And if you're a history buff, you'll appreciate the historical significance of the area. The park's battlefield history adds an extra layer of interest to your visit.

    In summary, Blakeley State Park Campground offers a blend of natural beauty, historical intrigue, and modern conveniences, making it a great choice for a camping trip. Whether you're looking to hike, relax, or learn a bit of history, this campground has something for everyone.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Dauphin Island Campground

    31 Reviews
    156 Photos
    446 Saves
    Dauphin Island, Alabama

    At this Dauphin Island RV park & campground, you can enjoy the natural beauty of Dauphin Island, with year-round camping for the entire family.

    The 155-acre park offers an abundance of exceptional recreation offerings. It is uniquely positioned so that guests have immediate access to a secluded beach, the Audobon Bird Sanctuary, and public boat launches.

    Dauphin Island Park has 151 available campsites, 99 of which have full hookups for your RV. Guests have access to ice and firewood sales on-site, free wi-fi, an an off-leash dog park, laundry facilities, a playground, bicycle rentals, picnic tables, and much more!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 / night

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    Big Lagoon State Park Campground

    44 Reviews
    145 Photos
    406 Saves
    Perdido Key, Florida

    Think of Big Lagoon State Park as a gateway. It not only offers swimming, boating, fishing, camping, hiking and paddling, but adventurers also can begin or end a 1,515-mile sea kayaking journey on the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail around the entire state. The top half of a kayak embedded in sand marks the launch site along with a box containing a weathered log book.

    The park is also a gateway for the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The park is a stopover for more than 23 species of wood-warbler and a variety of ducks, sandpipers and black-bellied plovers. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from the ranger station and roam the shore and extensive coastal forest, or climb the three-story observation tower for a bird’s-eye view.

    Begin your outdoor adventure at Big Lagoon State Park!

    Camping is available in designated areas. Surrounded by beautiful pine flats, the campground has 75 sites, each equipped with 30/50 amp electric, water, a picnic table and a fire ring/ground grill. Three full-service restrooms and a dump station are available.

    Pets are welcome in the campground. Maximum RV length = 40 feet.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 / night

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    Gulf Shores-Pensacola West KOA

    19 Reviews
    48 Photos
    74 Saves
    Lillian, Alabama

    Gulf Shores-Pensacola West KOA, nestled near Lillian, Alabama, is a solid spot for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and convenience. This place is open all year, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you. The campground is right next to the water, offering some beautiful views and a peaceful atmosphere.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. They go out of their way to keep you informed, especially during bad weather, and they even organize activities like BBQs with live music. The bathrooms and showers are kept clean, and the pool is a hit with families, especially when the weather clears up.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be glad to know that this campground is pet-friendly. There's also a market on-site for any essentials you might need, and you can enjoy a campfire at your site. If you're into RV camping, you'll appreciate the electric and sewer hookups, as well as the sanitary dump station.

    The sites vary in size, with some being a bit tight, but they are generally level and come with picnic tables and fire pits. The campground is undergoing some upgrades, so you might notice some construction, but it doesn't seem to detract from the overall experience.

    In terms of location, it's conveniently close to Gulf Shores and Pensacola, making it easy to explore the nearby beaches and attractions. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a cabin or glamping experience, Gulf Shores-Pensacola West KOA has got you covered.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort - Alabama Gulf Coast
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort - Alabama Gulf Coast
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    Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort - Alabama Gulf Coast

    12 Reviews
    32 Photos
    61 Saves
    Elberta, Alabama

    When you come to Jellystone Park™ you’ll find a family focused environment with something to make everyone happy! Relax by the crystal clear pool, take a hike around the beautiful grounds, participate in a planned activity, or catch a fish in the pond!

    We offer enormous RV Sites, cozy cabins and well equipped tent sites all at affordable prices. In addition, our staff is here to provide the atmosphere to create family memories that will last a lifetime!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from All About Relaxing RV Park, Mobile, AL
    Camper-submitted photo from All About Relaxing RV Park, Mobile, AL
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    All About Relaxing RV Park, Mobile, AL

    10 Reviews
    31 Photos
    40 Saves
    Theodore, Alabama

    At All About Relaxing RV Park, we take relaxing seriously. It isn’t just a name, it’s who we are, and it's what we are "All About"!

    Have a big rig? We have just the space for you! Our park features 41 full hookups with 30 and 50-amp pull-thru and back-in sites.

    Our pristine pet-friendly RV Park has a list of great amenities, including a swimming pool, barbecue grills, a modern guest laundry facility, and high-end restrooms with shower stalls. Relax with family and friends in one of our hammocks while your four-legged best friends have run of the on-site dog park, when finished wash your furry friend in our complimentary dog wash. Our pavilion is well-equipped with two pickleball courts, 2 cornhole games, and plenty of seating for your fan club as you play. We encourage all of our guests to get comfortable during their stay, that is the root of our name!

    We have designed our Mobile Alabama RV park with all the little things in mind. We want you to feel like you’ve stepped into a quieter, slower time. Where sitting on the porch and enjoying a chat with new friends is the norm. Where you will always be treated like family! As you arrive, we know you’re going to be surprised by our true southern hospitality… it really is “Sweet Home Alabama!”

    We are conveniently located off Highways 1-10 and I-65, with easy access to our park.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $50 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Chickasabogue Park - Temporarily Closed
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    Chickasabogue Park - Temporarily Closed

    9 Reviews
    12 Photos
    49 Saves
    Eight Mile, Alabama

    Chickasabogue Park is temporarily closed to the public effective Jan 31, 2022, for infrastructure and amenity improvements. It will remain closed until construction and renovation are complete. It’s estimated the park will be closed for at least a year.

    While the park is closed, residents should note that the nearest alternate boat launch is at William Brooks Park, located at 601 US-43, Chickasaw, AL 36611. The nearest Mobile County RV campground is River Delta Marina and Campground, 2350 Dead Lake Road, Creola, AL 36525; reservations may be made by calling 251-574-2266.

    Park renovation includes infrastructure work like water, sewer and roadwork as well as construction of an events and interpretive center, playground/splash pad area, RV campground, parking areas, boat ramp, additional disc golf holes, and new restroom facilities. Once it reopens, Chickasabogue will have improved amenities including its trails, basketball courts, restrooms, pavilions, RV camping sites and generally enhanced park infrastructure.

    Chickasabogue Park is an 1,100-acre outdoor recreation facility and wildlife refuge in Eight Mile, Alabama. The park is less than 15 minutes from downtown Mobile and provides a wide variety of outdoor activities in a natural setting while protecting the environment and preserving the diversity of indigenous plants and animals. The park has about 17 miles of hiking and biking trails, a disc golf course, sports fields, a boat launch, RV campgrounds, and a beach on Chickasabogue Creek, which connects the park to Mobile Bay.

    Chickasabogue Park improvements are part of Mobile County Commission’s multi-year, $40 million parks improvement initiative that includes $35 million for increased public access to water.

    Mobile County Commission’s parks improvement initiative is made possible through funding generated by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). Authorized uses of GOMESA funds, generated through Alabama’s offshore oil and gas drilling leases, include conserving, protecting and mitigating the impact of such activity by implementing a federally-approved conservation plan. Part of the local conservation plan is to increase public access to shoreline recreational areas, such as along the Chickasabogue Creek.

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