An underdeveloped state park campground. Wooded, hilly, with dirt/gravel road, with widely separated semicircular pull-through sites that conform to the sloping terrain, i.e., uneven, needing leveling. They did have water/sewer/electric by the site. Did not see a bathhouse. There was a historic battle here with an old town site a mile away. Not much to see. At $30 overpriced. Strictly an expensive overnight stop. There is a Meaher Alabama state park south about 7 miles that is much superior, that I didn't know of. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We did not stay here, but drove through on Labor day weekend. The CG is very "unimproved." The roads are gravel, steep and washed out, and while there is full hook ups, it looks like someone went through with a dozer, cleared off some semi circle areas and put in full hook ups. This could be a jem if they ever go through and level out the sites, asphalt the roads and RV sites and asphalt the historic park. To us it looks like it is run on the bare minimum of dollars, such a shame. That said, if you have a smaller rig, say under 28 foot, do not mind being unlevel but like the place to yourself, you may love this park! We went through on Labor Day weekend and saw maybe 2 or 3 units. I would not recommend this as a big rig campground even though some of the pull throughs are huge. The turns are tight and you have trees to contend with as well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has a new RV campground area (Apalachee Campground), this is what I am reviewing. The sites are very big and have full hookups. They are quite private and wooded. As of the time of this writing, I would Not bring a large RV here unless you are pulling with a 4 wheel drive. The road is newer, but not paved in the campground. It is already eroding away, some sites are not accessible due to this. I was very uncomfortable driving through it due to the road condition. It is very rustic, a beautiful park as a whole. The bathhouse is not near the RV park, but way down the road near the tent camping. The roads need to be paved badly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a waste of money, Could be a Beautiful park. Hookups were difficult to get too . We are only 44 feet with Motorhome and Car and could only find 2 places where we would fit. Bottomed the Camper out going in and again when Leaving. Had no cell service at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very rustic. The roads are gravel and a bit rough. The sites are gravel and unlevel. It is like camping in a national forest but with full hook ups. There are no restroom/bath facilities. The park is VERY quiet. There was only two other campers there during our visit. We will stay elsewhere next time. A bit too rustic for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park could be good if they finished it, and knew how to set up a site. THe sites are long enough for a 40 footer, but the cuts getting in and out are impossible to make without backing up several times to miss the power pedestals that are very poorly placed. Grass around the sites were not trimmed, and only added to the already bad insect problem. Our traveling companions had to move a lot of cut branches that blocked their site - they could not get in without doing so. I attempted to dump, and the system backed up and blew my hose 3 feet up in the air - never seen that one before - after sneaking up and cracking the valve slowly, I could dump, but never with the valves wide open. It's a shame that this park is in the condition that it is in - appears to be reasonably new, but it has never really been finished. We stayed one night, and in our travels found Meher State aprk 5 miles down the road - night and day difference. For the price and condition, we felt this park was not worth another visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New. NO RESTROOM FACILITIES 50A, sewage at every site. VERY wooded. Beautiful. Good gate service. Small mosquito's BAD. About 10 miles from Mobile will return, many times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
From the first welcoming words and friendliness at the entrance gate, we knew we were in a good place. The sites were roomy and comfortable, and our site was right on the water. The sunset with the lights of Mobile across the water was awesome. The new restrooms and showers were wonderful, and the laundry was clean and well stocked with machines. We would most certainly return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice place to hang out. Park has gated fence that is locked at night with a code to get in. Park workers polite and friendly. Spaces are very large and staggered, which makes for more space between campers. They all have a lot of grass on each side. The spaces are paved with a picnic table and BBQ grill. We had tons of room to open sides and awning. Park is very clean and has some long term renters, all of which are tidy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Meaher State Park is one of the best state parks we have stayed at. It had full hookups with sewer too! It was clean, had lots of room, and was located in a quiet, great place. Although I cannot recommend visiting Mobile, Alabama, I would recommend staying at Meaher State Park. It is a relaxing place to spend a few days and enjoy some southern nature. Would I recommend this park? Absolutely. Would we come back? Yes, we will stay a few more days if we return to the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice quiet park, level sites, paved roads, clearance for big rigs. Caution if using Garmin, it may direct you past park entrance but turn-around is possible, even with 36' class A and toad. We were East-bound on 90/98 and Garmin said entrance further East and on left (is actually on South side). Pull-throughs are interior side, back-ins have better view of bay (and I-10). Distant road noise but was cool and windows closed so no problem sleeping. Good utilities but sewer connection higher than desired. Ranger advised us upon entry that if we had ant spray we might want to use it. Had no problems. We were passing through so just an over-nighter, believe would be convenient base location for local site-seeing. We would stay here again when in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful quiet setting. We were parked right up on Mobile bay. Lots of space between sites, and lots of tall pines for shade. There wasn't much area to ride bikes though, just a loop around the park a few times. The road in front is very busy, and not bike friendly. Would, however be happy to go there again while visiting the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly lady at the gate, smiling and helpful. Nice large back in site with great views of the gulf. Cheapest laundry of all the parks we've stayed at $1:00! Make sure you have ant spray. Go to the Five Rivers Delta Safaris Resource Center across the road and even better if you have your own boat/kayak. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects 7 day senior rate. State park, between I-10 and Highway 98, enter off of 98 with very little traffic except rush hour. Kinda easy to miss the entrance hidden by the tall vegetation. Easy access with a big rig. Helpful gate people. Beautifully set on the bay with a view of I-10 crossing for every site. Several on the water. Fishing dock on front end of park complete with a resident alligator and a boat ramp on the back end. Good level paved sites, several pull through, many large sites, all with full hook up. Clean bath and laundry facilities centrally located. Satellite would not work for the tall trees, could get local NBC station. Decent Wi-Fi. Very quit though you do hear the traffic on I-10. Ants. Ants are a major problem. If you do not know how to deal with them, better avoid this park. This place ranks at the top of our list. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park. Sites are level and very wide and some sites are on the bay. There is a boat launch and very quiet. Water pressure was good and the park is well maintained. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and park. All of the Alabama state parks have WiFi and it was pretty fast. 15 minutes from down town Mobile. We intended to overnight here and ended up staying 3 days. Right on the water. Easy in easy out. Paved sites. No TV, but not a problem for us. Bath house and laundry clean and modern. Rate reflects the senior discount. Great restaurants (Felix Fish Camp) minutes away. Lunch at these places is the same food at half the price. We would definitely return. Down town Mobile has a free shuttle to see all of the historic spots. You can get on and get off all for free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park right on the water. They apparently have an ant problem and warn you on the way in but it rained so hard while we were here that we did not have an issue. The park is conveniently located to the USS Alabama battleship exhibit which was our main reason for staying in the area. The park is fairly quiet but you can hear freeway noise from I-10. The sites were wide and paved and easy to get in and out of. We had Wi-Fi and decent Verizon coverage. The bathrooms were large and clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely State Park and we were delighted that we decided to stop. It is right on Mobile Bay and there is a very nice fishing dock as well as a boat ramp. There are pull through and back in sites and, while all can see the water not all are next to it. The grounds are impeccable and there are plenty of big shade trees. The staff was delightful and very helpful. The park is gated at night, so quite secure. Only two things were problematic for me. One was the sign by the dock discouraging feeding the alligators (duh!) but the other was the park host transferring a Water Moccasin to the water. Please know I am extremely fearful of snakes so this may not bother others. This is a lovely park and, reptiles aside, I would be happy to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here two years ago. A nice park, but only not much to do here. There are lots of birds, though, and the views of the Bay at sunset are overwhelming. We got a discount due to our being Seniors. Staff person not very friendly. Note: if you wash your rig, it costs ten dollars. Person reminded me of this after I had done so. No signs or mention in the Camp Rules. Got through a Tornado Warning, our first, and then came the sun. We hope to be back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful smaller yet cozy state park. Actually one of the better state campgrounds we have stayed in. This was our second visit here in three years and we are never disappointed. The sites are level, large, clean with views of Mobile across the water in the distance. You are close to everything there is to do in the Mobile area, yet far enough away to feel secluded. As usual we will definitely return here when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first stay at Meaher but it won't be.the last. Helpful, friendly hosts. Spectacular sunsets. Close to both Mobile and Daphne. It was pretty cold when were here, so we didn't have any ants. This would be a great place to winter over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an update on my last review of this park. This park is a winner yet. Now park has upgraded and added free Wi-Fi that works at your site. We understand all AL parks will have Wi-Fi soon. Sewer on each site is a big plus here as well. Check of bathhouse found it spotless or the same as our last time here. Parks people work hard all the time to keep everything clean and looked nice. On the review that said park had ants. This is true and you have sugar ants all over the southern parts of the USA. Ants have been here for ever. This information in printed on the map you receive at check in, notes are posted at bathhouse over ants and most people know that ants like to eat your food so do not let them. We had no problems due to ants on our stay, could be the cool weather. Lots of great places close by to shop and eat seafood. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Very clean. Blacktop roads, sites and patios. We stayed on site 35, waterfront. Did not see any ants around our site; although, park handout said campers should spray for ants. Site was perfectly level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 3 weekend days and got a perfect shady slot on the water. Wonderful sunsets overlooking the bay and downtown Mobile. Current problem with sugar ants. Spray anywhere that contacts the ground and you won't have an issue. Bathhouse with showers is new and clean but sugar ants are in most places (they don't bite they just crawl around). Great boat launch and fishing pier and a 1 mile or so hiking trail that goes up over the water then into a wooded island for birding. Delta Resource Center is across street with 2 more hiking trails and 3 buildings housing exhibits both live and stuffed animals from the region including bears, gators, and snakes. This is a must do. This is a great spot to kayak boat or jet ski but be sure you stay in the channels as the bay is shallow in spots. We will go again. Shopping and food stores 3 minutes away in Spanish Fort. Be sure to eat at Felix's Seafood over by the USS Alabama. Also a must do. Downtown Mobile 5 minutes away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is alive with ANTS. 3 days later, after multiple sprayings and washing, still finding them all over the outside, inside, in food, in bed, on us.. Very disgusting. We stayed here before and was looking forward to staying again. Saw a small sign at the entrance, unattended, about ants, but no one mentioned anything. Not the hosts or the neighbor who we spoke to. Next morning, realized the circle I thought was chalk, that the children had drawn around the trailer next door, was actually chemicals to keep the ants away. Sunset, sunrise spectacular, but ants were horrendous. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park web site offers a 15% discount for elderly and disabled. When I enquired, I was told no, its not offered. Bug city: bring ant/mosquito repellent with you. Lots of units look like they are having a yard sale. The place is so so. We won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Park right on the Delta easy access, sites are paved park is well kept and clean. Laundry is available, restrooms and showers are spotless. Restaurants are close as are two towns which have everything you might need. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park on ocean bay. Lots of tall trees. Rate is for seniors. Sign posted warning about ants. We were parked on concrete and didn't think we had to worry. Trailer was full of ants the next morning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This posting is more about the hosts rather than the park itself. The campground is nice enough, about what you would expect for an Alabama State Park. We arrived at dusk and had to find the host's site. Nothing posted at gate giving site numbers of hosts. Only found them by driving around the Campground and looking for the most clutter. The (host) lady came out of their trailer and had me fill out the registration standing in the rain with about a 30 mph wind blowing. She gave me a site number and we drove down to it and commenced setting up. Had already disconnected the trailer from the tow vehicle, when she walks up and tells me I have to move as her husband had taken a reservation for that site earlier in the day and had not put it in the book. As there was an empty pullthrough site just like the one I was on, next door, I asked why they couldn't give them that one. She was adamant about me moving so I had to reconnect the trailer and move to the adjoining site. Needless to say, when we got up the next morning, there was no one on the site we were removed from. Overall, these unprofessional hosts ruined what should have been a pleasant evening off the road. Another thing: you can spend the night in a great private park with Wi-Fi, TV, and helpful hosts for what Alabama is now charging for a site in their state parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located on a small island on the water of Mobile Bay. The I-10 causeway is nearby and you can hear the vehicles when outside the RV, but no problem when inside. The sites are spacious and spic-&-span clean. The restrooms and showers were immaculate. The rate shown, $25.50, reflects a senior discount available to all over 62, non-residents included; otherwise the rate is $30 a night. Mobile is only 3 or 4 miles away. About 6 sites are pull-through; the rest are back in. A few sites are available for longer stays at $500 a month. Some sites are right on the bay. We only stayed here overnight, but would return in the future for a longer stay. We highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived after the front office was closed but was earlier advised by phone our assigned site number. The site numbers are not painted on the electrical pedestals, but instead on the center of the pavement entrance in faded white numbers. The campground host came by a couple hours after our arrival and collected our fee. Turn around for pull through sites to exit the park is the large paved boat ramp area. Lots of pine needles. This is a nice park and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleasant overnight experience. There is a boat ramp in park for bay fishermen. Fishing and biking opportunities. We would stay here again when in the area. Rate doesn't include senior discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All roads and sites are blacktop, sites were level. Sites 1 through 56 have 20/30/50 amps, water, sewer, table and a BBQ grill and no problem to get in and out of site. Sites have around 100 feet of space on each side. Sat. systems will work on most sites but some sites may be blocked due to tall pines trees (water front sites are no problem). We could pick up a lot of channels over the air on TV as Mobile, AL is very close by. Verizon cell and MiFi 3G air card worked well here. If you like to fish or rest this is a great place to do it on Ducker Bay. Gates are locked at night and you have a code to get back in. Staff was very friendly and helpful at check in. No open fires are permitted except in grills provided. Sun sets were great. You can see the lights in Mobile at dark. The two bathhouse are new and are set up for ADA use. You have two ADA sites next to one bathhouse. You will pick up road noise from Hwy 90 and I-10 but inside it will be hard to hear. Park has a boat ramp and fishing pier inside park. Found small play ground set for the kids. Lots of great seafood places to eat close by. Wal-Mart super center and Publix supermarket are around five miles for shopping. Rate was due to seniors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is very wooded with narrow, winding, sometimes steep road to campsites. The road out of the campground takes a steep downward, curving path and then a steep upward path to exit. We had problems getting through the campground with a 30 foot rig. Past reviews about level sites are correct. Would not use this for an overnight stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent 5 days here for our grandaughters state softball tournament. Easy access from Interstate 81. Electric was good, a few sites had water, with extra long hose. The biggest draw back is finding a level site. I loved the setting and staff was very helpful. I would rate this park higher, but needs work to level the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stay in Meaher State Park every year for a few days while I visit family in Mobile. I believe the park improves yearly. The park is spotless, the staff helpful and friendly. The site was paved, level and quite roomy. Lots of walking room for the dogs (and me). A boat launching area, Alligators from time to time and more restaurants than humanly possible to visit. The list goes on and on. If I have one very small issue (and I mean small) it is that this year my DirecTV was blocked by trees. If I were to have requested a water front site this would not have been an issue. I will stay at Meaher State Park next year too! We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a beautiful park! The sunsets are magnificent. We got a senior discount which saved us $5 a night. Great location from which to visit Mobile. The bath and shower rooms are clean and nearly new. There's a boardwalk from which one could see birds, however we saw none. I'd stay there again in a minute! The ONLY downside is that there is no WiFi. Verizon phones worked fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground offers paved sites, including some pull-throughs, and some back-ins on the water. All are full hookups. The only negative aspect was the showers, which were clean but lacked hot water. The park uses the push-button style shower, which does not allow for changing temperature, and ours was too cool. In addition, the lights in the bathroom were on a motion sensor which was near the door; once you were in a toilet stall, the light went out, which was a bit bothersome at night. Due to the shower problems, we would camp here again only if we needed a decent site for the night and the distance of travel worked out well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent SP. Sites available on water front. The sign at our site, #21, warned not to "harass or feed their alligators". They need not worry. Close and convenient access to Mobile and some very good Cajun food places. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large back-ins on the bay. Hard pads, good utilities, including sewer, at a state park. Very easy access off I-10 and several good places for seafood within a couple of miles. Good stop for overnight or an extended stay. Also has a fishing pier, trail, birds and alligators. Mobile is about 7 miles away. Good satellite reception, strong 3G signal, strong local TV but a limited number of stations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great spot. Clean and well kept. Staff were great; very hospitable. Sites were designed so that nearly every one had a clear and beautiful view of the bay; gorgeous sunsets. Bathrooms were very clean with nice showers and very clean laundry facilities. Excellent accessibility to shopping, attractions and restaurants. Close enough to town, but not to close. Our first 2 days included some torrential rains with no flooding anywhere. 4 large, pull through, paved and level sites with most other sites back ins, not paved, but clear, large and fairly level. If staying more than a day or two, choose a back in site on the water. Should have stayed longer. Rate reflects senior discount. Would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay and would come again. The sites were large, level, easy to hook up. Electricity was excellent: we used both air conditioners often. Good Sprint cell service, slow Verizon broadband. TV antenna reception was terrible and we couldn't get satellite TV through the trees. Restrooms were fairly clean. Staff was very friendly. There were lots of long-term residents. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located on Mobile Bay, this park has gorgeous views. We parked about 20 feet from the water, and the sunset was spectacular. My children also really enjoyed playing near the water. The paved roads were large and well maintained, so driving was easy. Our parking pad was paved, level, and long (probably 65 feet). We have a long rig, and we didn’t have to unhitch to park overnight. Backing in was a tad snug but not difficult. The RV slot also had nice utilities, solid and well-designed. The park was full of many long-term residents, so you probably want to reserve a space in advance. On a weekday in March, they were nearly sold out. Although the park was very full, the spaces were roomy, and the place didn’t feel crowded. We did our laundry here, and the laundry room was very nice, inexpensive ($1/washer, $1/dryer), and not very busy. Our Verizon Aircard worked fine. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice clean park, well maintained. Did seem like a place where most were staying for work in the area or some living there. That was evident by the personal items always left in the showers. Clean laundry area. Very quiet except for noise from I-10, but learned to drown it out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park on Mobile Bay - we stayed 1 week after a total disaster in another state park 5 miles away. Weekly rate is $15 a night - a real steal for level paved sites, beautiful view, and a very clean and well maintained campground. One of the staff members, Christie, was a wealth of information for us, and made our stay in the area very pleasant. Pull throughs are plenty long for a 40 footer with toad, and the backins are just as big. Satellite is tough in the pull throughs, but the rest of the park looks good. Showers and laundry are excellent and very clean. We definitely will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park looks like it was just built. In fact, they had some construction materials stored in a picnic shelter near our site, so I guess they're still working on it. Some of the sites are paved and some are on grass, which are less expensive. We had one of the paved sites and it was nice and level as you would expect. They have a nice fishing pier. Everything was shiny, clean, and quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for Mother's Day weekend and found the park to be very clean, the staff is very friendly, and the other campers, are family friendly. The pier is nice and great for fishing, they have a separate bathroom right next to the pier. The bathhouse and laundry are very clean. There's no pool and no swimming but there is plenty to do, such as fish and alligator watch. Also 5 rivers complex is across the street and they rent kayaks and canoes, they also have an am cafe. There's also several great seafood places in the area, that are family friendly and most offer live music on the weekends. - 10 minutes from downtown Mobile. The weekly rate is 15 a night, the daily/weekend rate is 35 a night and they do take reservations. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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They have completely redone this park All sites are now paved with 30 or 50 amp, sewer, and water. Many are directly on Mobile Bay. There are brand new bath houses too. They also raised their rates to $30 a night which is a bit steep for this park. You can stay at Gulf State Park for the same price. But, that said, these are very nice upgrades and we will stop in again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We like Meaher Camp for its convenience for fishing on the Mobile Bay. But it is not necessarily a friendly place for children because you cannot swim in the bay due to alligators. Also, we didn't see any signs that were posted about the danger of alligators and we saw three of them while we were there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
State park feel, very rustic, wooded, secluded. Front of park had ball fields, playground, picnic area. Camping in the rear on a wooded hill. Narrow roads with low-hanging trees. There were sites to accommodate our 33' rig (back in) but not sure I'd venture in there in a much larger rig. We camped at the far loop and it was difficult to back in due to trees and roots. Nice place to go for an overnight (quiet) or to get away from it all. Not a destination campground unless you're roughing it or escaping. No resort amenities. Liked it and would camp there again. I just pulled off the interstate to overnight it here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This small campground is in a 1300 acre day-use park used primarily by picnickers and bird watchers. It has few amenities -- plastic pit toilets without showers and picnic tables, but not much else. But it is a pretty park on the bay -- and it's very quiet (except for the background noise of I-10 not far away). It sits across the bay from Mobile, and downtown is less than 10 minutes away, so it is very handy for visiting Mobile attractions. Note that the park is open only from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and then they lock the gate so you must arrive before 4 (if you're camping they give you the combination). We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet for several nights while making day trips to Mobile. We camped here in a Motorhome.