Dauphin Island Campground

     


Dauphin Island, Alabama
Phone: (251) 861-2742

Sites: 137
Recent Rate: $36 10/2014


Latitude: 30.2499850311548
Longitude: -88.0797207355499

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 9
  • Good 17
  • Average 9
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

39 Reviews

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Farmer Tex

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Price does not include tax and fees of almost $6. We detoured here from I-10 while on our way East. This is a great place to be near the beach. Nice walk through the woods to a fairly secluded beach. I would presume that's the primary reason to come to this campground. Not much going on in the community while we there and shopping/restaurants were limited but that's part of being on an island late in the fall. Many of the sites appeared to be occupied by early snow birders already. We would return if in the area but this would not be a destination trip for us. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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drcpa

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Would not stay here again. The campground looks like a junkyard. Campers are there for the entire summer months and are allowed to keep boats, water toys, chairs etc outside. We did not even sit outside because there was not a nice view, just our neighbors' mess. When we arrived at our campsite, we called back to to office and asked to switch to the campsite next to ours, since it would have better accommodated our motorhome. We were not allowed to move, even though the sign inside the office said that they can't guarantee a site. When I later inquired about this, I was told that the person who came in on that site needed it. Not true. They were in a fifth wheel, and actually would have fit better on our site. We too were charged a maintenance fee just as the earlier camper mentioned. In fact, we must have been on the same site because we had an opened bag of charcoal just siting on the ground. I don't know what they do with the maintence fee, they surely don't use it to pick up trash in the campground. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this campground. It is older and has lots of enormous live oak trees with accompanying roots. However, the utilities all worked, and a beautiful beach is just a very short walk away. The campground adjoins the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is a short walk from the Estuarium and Fort Gaines. Most of the island has wide, paved bike paths. A great seafood store, a general store and several restaurants are a short bike ride away. We were here during the transition between the snowbirds and the vacationers. The snowbirds come back year after year, they like it so much. We had intended to stay 4 days, and stayed 11. You get a price break the longer you stay. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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TIM MCQ

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location, a short walk thru woods to the beach. Sites are shaded, and dirt and are very close together. They are fine if its dry but if it rains our site flooded and were walking thru 4 inches of water during tear down. The rest rooms and showers are in need of a remodel and were often dirty. They advertise Wi-fi but is only available at the shelter house. Would consider staying here again but only for the beach. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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tbayhiker

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is definitely a campground. I wouldn't stay longer than a few days...just enough time to visit the Estuarium, Fort and beaches. This island is definitely a bird lovers paradise and the campground is well situated for that. The sites are very uneven and heavily rooted. The wifi was down when we got there and remained down all week and the management didn't seem to care. The laundry is outdoors and was dirty and rusted. After the rain our sites and our neighbour's were filled with water - we were ankle deep at one point. Great area for family camping and birders but I would stay in Gulf Shores and take the ferry for a day trip. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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LowesTravels

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is conveniently located to so many things - Fort Gaines, the Estuarium, the paved walk/bike path, beach access, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary trails and the Mobile Bay ferry to Fort Morgan/Gulf Shores are all within walking distance. It is a birder's paradise, especially during the spring and fall seasons. There is an excellent seafood store on the island, but larger grocery stores are at least 20 minutes away. The park itself is nothing special, narrow paved interior roads lead through mostly well-trimmed trees to sandy/dirt sites that are fairly level with decent spacing between them. Be aware that sites along the main road are exposed not only to vehicle traffic noise, but also a lot of racket as the ferry docks and loads several times every day. This is not an issue farther into the park. We were assigned site #41, which was "borderline noisy". The 50-amp power and water were strong, and most sites include sewer and a sturdy table on a concrete patio. Only a few sites have fire pits. Our amplified MiFi Internet worked well here, but our Verizon phones were very weak and we had to walk to the park's "hotspot" for reliable service. The laundry "room" was outdoors, with 4 washers and 4 dryers - only 2 of the washers provided hot water. The bathrooms and showers were very old, but cleaned daily. There are only 2 RV parks on Dauphin Island, and we've stayed at both. We prefer this one for its convenient location to everything; if your goal is to spend maximum time at the public beach you may want to investigate the other park. The city recently imposed an 11% "lodging fee" on the parks here, which brought our weekly rate above $40/day. A bit steep for this park, but what can you do? We love Dauphin Island and will stay at this park again. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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1yearusa

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

To say the sites were uneven would be an understatement. After squeezing between 4 trees and overly large roots, we stopped at 5 blocks to level out. But, the island makes the short stay bearable. A must is to take the ferry there from Fort Morgan. It's a fun ride. We also were there for the birding. This is one of the top spots. Sadly, the birds are late in migrating this year, but it was a great walk and 1 new bird to our list. We would have rated higher, but they had a live country band that played way past our bedtime. Check other spots first. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Rob&Terri

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Okay park but haphazard. Cable TV lines run across the roads and have been taped to the road by long term residents that make up the biggest part of guest list. We had no cable available to us. WiFi is available only in the community building. Sites aren't well maintained but the low monthly rate may make it a good option for some. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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mac3

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here three times now. Spent Jan. And Feb. This year. Most friendly people! Love the quiet and lots of beach time without the crowds. Don't expect anything fancy but very comfortable. Wifi in the community building. Cell phone service is poor. Will return in the future. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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RVSalesAndService.com

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is Alabama's version of Margaritaville. We are motorhomer's that prefer rustic, "old timey" adventure to "suburban" RV parks. If you have dogs, this is your place too. Just keep them leashed & bag their poop & you'll be just fine. Understand that you're on an island, far from the mainland, and adjust your expectations accordingly. These folks work hard to survive and provide accommodation for the tourists during the season. Private beach access & DOGS welcome! Much to do, if you like history and being surrounded by saltwater. We will return often. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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gfs1943

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful place, this is it. Arriving the week after Labor Day, we didn't need a reservation -- there were dozens of spaces available. We were assigned to a very large, shady space that was probably the easiest back-in I've ever had. I do feel that this park is overpriced; discounts are available on the monthly rate, but not for shorter stays. Also no Wi-Fi lessens the desirability. But I would certainly stay here again just for the quiet atmosphere. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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RV4fun15

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This park needs a face-lift. The right turn into the park is more than 90 degrees so be prepared in a big rig. The gate when leaving the park is also tight for a big rig--you can get through, but it is snug when towing. The sites are close together and not all have sewer. Low hanging trees, electrical wires running across the streets--this park has just seen better days. It does have a wonderful location though. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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whalenc

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a snow bird park. It was QUIET and so nice. Everyone was great and so nice. The sites were on grass and dirt. Overall I would stay here again. The county should put someone money into the sight. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Wombarra

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a real treat, whilst we didn't use any facilities, and the sites were average, the location makes up for lack of services. We had a full hook up site that had ample space. The staff were nothing but friendly. Take the five minute stroll to the beach at sunset, it is amazing. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Came here on the recommendation of another camper and were very disappointed in the facility. Very old, dirty restrooms and showers. Paid top dollar $41/night plus a "maintenance fee" of 5%/night. I don't know about you, but "fees" make me see red when costs should be included in the nightly charge. At that rate one would expect very good amenities, but this place does not have them. No Wi-fi, no cable, no pool, poor laundry, and the "maintenance fee" obviously did not pay for the cleanup of the site from the previous tenant who left their charcoal remains dumped next to the electric hookup. We would not stay here again since there are many better choices available. We camped at Dauphin Island Campground in a Motorhome.

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