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If you’re looking to escape modern day-life in Mobile, AL, these campgrounds offer respite from the hustle and bustle. Camping near Mobile offers you sites right on the Gulf of Mexico or with views of the wetlands of Mobile Bay.

There’s fishing, kayaking, hiking, bird-watching, and biking in and around the beautiful beaches on the Alabama coast, no matter if you’re in an RV or camping with your kayak.

1. Gulf State Park Campground

yurt on the beach

Image from The Dyrt camper Asher K.

As far as camping near Mobile, Alabama goes, this spot is top rated by campers at The Dyrt. Only 1½ mile from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Gulf State Park Campground has every amenity you can imagine.





Sites are pull-through and paved, with 496 newly improved sites and 11 primitive sites that are a well-kept secret among tent-campers. Shower houses, laundry, and camp stores populate the many loops of this vast campground.

“Turn your RV into a beach house—hundreds of miles of bike trails. Nice family pool. Have a kayak? Massive lake to enjoy. The hidden gem is the restaurant on the property.”Ray S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 507
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Dauphin Island Campground

sunset on the beach

Image from The Dyrt camper Jenny W.

Everyone in your group can find something to do on Dauphin Island, 45 minutes from Mobile, AL. If you enjoy bird-watching, pop over to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary for some truly rare sightings.

Campers at Dauphin Island Campground have access to a secluded beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This campground is large enough to provide all amenities, like the free boat launch and off-leash dog area, but small enough that you still have some privacy.

“Lots of trees, a camp store, and a small clubhouse. Very close to the ferry across the bay for a day trip and walking distance to Fort Gains for some interesting history.”Wendy T.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-70
  • Number of sites: 151
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Meaher State Park

grass and trees by the water

Image from The Dyrt camper Lisa B.

Treat yourself to a marvelous vista of Meaher Delta on the wetlands of Mobile Bay in this 1,327-acre park. Modern camping facilities, a fishing pier, and a boat ramp give you access to all the waters in and around Meaher State Park. It is located right next to Spanish Fort in the heart of historic Mobile, AL. All sites can accommodate RVs, tents, and there’s a cozy cabin to rent.

“Beautiful pines and waterfront spaces are spread apart nicely. This is really a diamond in the rough!”Mark B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 71
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Blakeley State Park

picnic table in forested field

Image from The Dyrt camper Asher K.

Close to downtown Mobile, AL, are these small campgrounds tucked in the wetlands. A fantastic blend of gorgeous natural surroundings and deep historical roots, this is a small campground with the right mix of long-term campers and overnighters. Multiple reviews note the friendliness of the staff at Blakeley State Park.

“The delta boat tours are fantastic. The walkway on the bay is great. The primitive campgrounds are well-kept and have individual fire rings and picnic tables.”Krissy M.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 28
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Davis Bayou Campground

man sitting on picnic bench surrounded by two dogs

Image from The Dyrt camper Sarah C.

An hour west of Mobile, AL, sitting on the Gulf of Mexico is Davis Bayou Campground, a stunning campground in the Gulf Islands National Seashore. There are only 51 sites at this campground, with some close together and some well-spaced. You can even see some water views peeking through the trees, and there are lovely boardwalks into the bayou. Amenities include hot showers, drinking water, and a dump station.

“If you want to go to the beach, Front Beach of Ocean Springs is only a 15-minute drive and it is very clean and uncrowded.”Michael M.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $5-2o
  • Number of sites: 51
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Chickasabogue Park

tents set up around campfire

Image from The Dyrt camper Abi H.

From cabins to in-water boat slips to hike-in tent sites on the Chickasaw Creek, Chickasabogue Park is a water-centric park that’s only a 15-minute drive from Mobile, AL. Even though it is close to the city, the campground is on a 1,100-acre state park and feels worlds away from city life.

“The swimming area has sidewalks almost to the beach area, but the ground all the way to the sand is hard. Wheelchairs, strollers, an ice chest, and anything with wheels is perfect.”Jennifer G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $5-20
  • Number of sites: 50
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Alabama Coast Campground

tent in brown grass field

Image from The Dyrt camper Phillip M.

Take the whole family to see attractions galore nearby Alabama Coast Campground, like beaches, amusement parks, and golf courses. There are 30- and 50-amp pull-through and back-in sites for RVs and 2 areas with amenities at either end of the park. A great jumping-off point for all the area’s sights. This is a family- and dog-friendly campground.

“Alabama Coast Campground has both tent and RV sites available. They are located only minutes to area attractions – OWA Amusement Park, Tanger Outlet, the Wharf Amphitheater, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!”Tyler B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $5-35
  • Number of sites: 88
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Camping in and around Mobile, AL, gives you access to the Gulf of Mexico’s sugar-sand beaches, steamy mysterious wetlands, and the rich history of the area. These campgrounds are just a few of the options available for you to explore. For hundreds more, check out The Dyrt’s full list of the best camping in Mobile, Alabama.


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