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Nice facility. Showers were always clean. We camped here to fish the Gulf. There is very limited parking for extra vehicles and a boat trailer.

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Nice place to stay in South Mobile. Staff friendly. Rate was Good Sam rate paid with credit card rather than cash. At check-in, we were provided a key to restroom, shower and washing building, because it is locked after 7 PM. There are some permanent residents including mobile homes. This was not a problem. The facility is neat and quiet.

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We were here a week for the SEC Baseball tournament in Hoover. This facility was convenient for this. Best restrooms and showers I have ever seen at a campground. Lots of permanent or semi-permanent residents. However, every site is neat and clean. Many with improvements to beautify their area with well made flower beds, decks and screens. Don't let comments that there are some permanents here be of concern.

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Previous review info is spot on. Beautiful park in a remote location. We were in the area to go to NCAA Regional baseball tournament in Lafayette . We did not fish but it looks to be an excellent place to camp and fish.

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We camped here and attended MSU / AL baseball in Tuscaloosa. We found this to be a convenient location for that. Some sites require blocks to level. The biggest negative feature we found was the dump station is not close to the exit. You have to go toward the back to dump.

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We have camped here several times a year for the last three years. We enjoy fishing in the area. This state park has been turned over to the city of Gautier to run and it is in bad need of maintenance. The shower floors in the men's side of the bathhouse are cracked and broken. They are clean, but leaking. The whole building will be damaged because of the water seeping through out. We will likely find some where else to camp on our next trip to the Coast.

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We camped here to attend the SEC Baseball tournament in Hoover, so we did not use their many recreation opportunities in the park. There is golf, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing and bike riding. As mentioned by others the park could use some maintenance. The shower I used was slow and backed up. The site was not open enough to use our canopy. It does no good to find a site you like for a return trip. You can't reserve a specific site. The tent camps are through the entire area rather than separated in a primitive camping area. Loop A is shady. Loop B is more open and less natural looking. Watch the bike riders on the long road to the camp ground. They don't use the bike lanes provided. We will try another camp ground for our next time to the area.

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We enjoyed our stay here. Host was friendly and helpful. There were about a dozen sites occupied while we were here. Most appeared to be long term. However, their sites were clean and well kept. So, there was no unsightly appearances. We would camp here again.

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This is a nice lake and natural area. The bathhouses are clean. My rating is low because the asphalt work in the park is poorly designed. Roads and sites are narrow. The parking pad was not level. With the expense of hard surfacing it would be nice if they could have been level. The site had sewer but was installed at the rear of the pad. I could not reach it without moving the camper. I could not extend my awning fully because of a tree. Many of the sites have similar problems with trees left to close to the parking pads. Sites on the back loop are concrete and looked to be level and wider.

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We very much enjoyed camping here. The cave tour is interesting. The river that disappears underground and surfaces again is very unusual. The area is a beautiful forest. Camp sites are nice and level. But they are crushed limestone and sand. Looks like they are in the process of raising the level and adding crushed rock to improve them. Our site had a sewer hookup. But, when we used it as we were preparing to leave, it was nearly stopped up.

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We have enjoyed this camping area for two days because of the beautiful setting. The river and beach access is wonderful. The added history of the area is another bonus. There is a fort in the park started by George Washington and used until World War II. A word of warning, the access road is under a canopy of very lovely live oaks. I saw at least two that had been bumped by camper roof edges. Just be watchful and it will not be a problem. The park web site indicates the length of campers accommodated by the sites. Don't expect to put campers much longer than specified in them.

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I'm sure many campers like this sort of experience. However, my rating is based on a preference for more spacious natural area camp grounds. The only real down side to this facility is it is directly of the end of a runway for the Jacksonville Airport. So there is low jet traffic from early morning till late evening.

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Good site for a stop along the road. Most sites are pull through and are very level concrete and pavement. The camp sites are well laid out, but there are a lot in a small space. It is close to the highway; convenient but you can hear the trucks.

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The best feature of this campground is the restaurant. The food and service are excellent. The parking slab was concrete and very level. I found the layout of parking slabs in relation to the road to be difficult for access. The road was poorly constructed and maintained. Beware of expecting good cable. The signal is extremely weak at the sites. I was unable to check out the bath houses because I did not have the code for the touch keypad for their locks.

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We very much enjoy this small camp ground. We have new bikes and spent a lot of time riding trails around the lake and the surrounding forest. This is an excellent location for campers who like to hike or ride mountain bikes. The trail around the lake is 2.7 miles of handicapped accessible (to Americans with Disabilities Act standards) trail. There are 40 miles of additional trails linking to those around the campground and lake for those wanting more arduous experiences. My only complaint was the bathhouses were not as clean as last year.