Date of Stay: June, 2012
Just finished a great week long stay in the newer Bridge View section. Steady utilities, well organized, and maintained. View towards Mackinac Island and the Mackinaw Bridge was breathless. Some gravel roads, but they were watered and well maintained. Large park, easy to get lost but just keep driving towards the lake and it will be ok. Bike path to town runs along front of park. Easy ride to Mackinaw City to catch a ferry to Mackinac Island. Nice camp store, but no laundry facilities. Great place to camp.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Nice place to spend a quiet weekend in the fall in north Alabama. They delivered exactly what was promised and were friendly about it. Somewhat isolated in terms of groceries and restaurants. 3 pools, on site restaurant open part time, stable utilities and nice view of lake from several sites. Golf carts ran continuously over the slag roads. Would be an issue in the busy season. Verizon Wireless was usable if not strong. OTA TV from Huntsville was good. I would return.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Currently camped in a river site with deck overlooking the river. Great site, but you have to choose between river view with serious road noise (think Harley's with no mufflers) and quieter sites with no river access. Blazing internet, good cable and stable utilities. Great staff, very friendly and the entire park is clean as a pin. Pool is open, wildflowers are blooming, bike trails are nearby and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is literally next door. Great park in a great location.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
This is a great state park. The layout, utilities, location, security and view are excellent. Level asphalt pads, new utility connections, stable power and roomy sites make hookups easy. Spotty TV over the air, no cable or internet. Convenient to both the east bay attractions and to Mobile. Bass Pro and a million restaurants within a couple of miles. Eastern Shore Bike Path that runs from Battleship Park to Magnolia Springs (20+ miles) runs along front of campground. No playground or pool. Senior discount for state residents.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
A quiet, beautiful, extremely well maintained and clean state park located in the middle of the Destin Highway 98 beach corridor. Close to everything, but very private. Great beach a 5 minute walk from the campsite. Good biking. Coastal scrub vegetation is actually very beautiful after you get accustomed to it. Friendly and helpful staff. At $30.00 per night its a great bargain. Will return whenever possible.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
This not yet completed park is located in a beautiful valley between Terrapin Creek and the Chief Ladiga Trail (Rail to Trail, Anniston, Al to Atlanta, GA. and has spectacular views. It is very private, but easily accessible by any size rig. Bath houses and office are complete and park is generally laid out. Utilities will be in by Spring 2011. Terrapin Creek, Chief Ladiga Trail and the Pinhoti trail are accessible from the park property. We biked the Chief Ladiga to the AL/GA state line where it connects with the Silver Comet Trail that leads on through GA to the outskirts of Atlanta. The campground is open for dry camping and will remain available during construction. Easily the most beautiful campsite we have ever seen. Bill is very accommodating. It is 7 miles to Piedmont, AL, where most anything you need is available. Don't miss this one.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
Other glowing reviews have been right-on. Sometimes when you read a review of a campground, you wonder if it was on planet earth. A combination of easy access, stable utilities, great views and friendly people make this a very special place. We didn't even miss not having a pool. If they were all like this one, there wouldn't be anything to complain about and life would be dull.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
Just spent three pleasant days at Camping on the Gulf. Rate of $107.00 was expensive but compared to ocean front hotels and condos, it was still a bargain. The park is almost like two parks. Sites neared US 98 are shaded with grass and paved pads. As you go toward the Gulf the scenery inproves but the sites don't. Ocean front sites are fully exposed to sun, salt and wind. Facilities are very nice and staff was excellent.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
A nice clean park that fronts on a beautiful creek. All crushed limestone, no pavement. Wireless was good at our site, which was well away from the office. We arrived in the early evening hours and were sent to the site with no mention that only 50 amp service was available. Office closed in the meantime. Thankfully, a gentleman familiar with the park went to the office and secured an adaptor for us. Without his help, it would have been a hot night in Georgia.