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Old 05-02-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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Planning Gulf Shores trip

I'm planning a trip with the family to the Gulf Shores Alabama area for either June or July. Any recommendations for RV parks in the area?
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:47 AM   #2
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I stay at the State Park when I visit. Nice facilities, good location and prices. Excellant swimming pool for when the summer heat gets too much to handle.
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Ditto Gulf State Park. Spent six nights there last July. Nice facility, clean, quiet, at a good price. But make your reservations early!
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:22 PM   #4
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Gulf Shore State Park.
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If you get as far a Fl. Top Sail State Park in Santa Rosa is as good as they get. 1 mile of beach and only 120 sites so the crowds will be small.

Make your reservation early for it an Gulf Shores
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:54 PM   #6
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Need to make your reservations now. Gulf State Park stays full in the summer.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:14 PM   #7
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Gulf shores state park is good. If it is full, the top private park option in my opinion is Luxury RV Park in Gulf Shores. It is walking distance to beach and local shops and restaurants. There are many other options north of intercostal. Another option south of intercostal to east which is one of my favorites is the Perdido Cove RV resort.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions. Top Sail is booked until August. Gulf State Park is not accepting online reservations so I'll have to call in the morning. Hopefully they will have something. Worse case we'll head that way in August. Looked like several of the places had age restrictions on RV's. Not sure how strict they are with vintage airstreams.
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There are other Alabama State Parks near the coast. I'm going to be staying at Meaher State Park at Spanish Fort, AL in a couple of weeks. Not on the beach, but the next closest state park. The park's address is on Battleship Parkway, and even though it's on the other side of Mobile Bay, it's a straight shot to the battleship memorial in Mobile.

Or if you're willing to go a little further east, you've got Fort Pickens Campground at the eastern end of the Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola Beach.
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Ditto Gulf State Park. Spent six nights there last July. Nice facility, clean, quiet, at a good price. But make your reservations early!
Yep! Wife and I parked next door to RoadCessna and our entire group had great experiences at Gulf State ParK!
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The state park has closed a portion of County Road 2 (state park road) a back route leading into the park.
Part of the road is now a continuation of the BackCountry Bike Trail.
The only entrance to Gulf State Park is along Beach Blvd (the 4 lane highway along the beach). Just turn at the intersection of County Road 2 and Beach Blvd.
If your navigation system takes you the back way and not through town till you reach Beach Blvd you will not be able to get through.
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Or if you're willing to go a little further east, you've got Fort Pickens Campground at the eastern end of the Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola Beach.
And a bit west in Mississippi is the sister Gulf Islands National Seashore campground to Fort Pickens, Davis Bayou. Smaller than Fort Pickens and near a lot more things to do without driving far. And the price is right, especially if you have a US Park Service senior pass.

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Old 05-03-2016, 02:12 PM   #13
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There is an Airstream park just north of Pensacola. Looks nice I have not stayed there. Inexpensive, Storage, work camping. 30 miles to shore. http://pensacolaflorida.wbcci.net
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Gulf shores trip

As been recommended, Gulf State Park would be most desirable for your destination. They do stay booked, however, so be sure to call. Fort Pickens has been rebuilding the entrance road and may not be open. Mystic Springs is an Airstream Park with full hookups 30 miles north of Pensacola but about 50 miles from Gulf Shores, Al. The luxury RV parks mentioned are really nice but too pricey for us. YMMV!

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