48 Parks near Gulf Shores, Alabama
Nov 2015 - $36.00
Nice campground. Reminds me of camping at state parks. Wi-Fi is available in the pavilion, but if your site is close you can get Wi-Fi from you RV. Cable TV is available but depending on what site you have you may need 150' of cable to connect to it. Not all sites are full hookup. We would stay here again. - jprisbe
Jul 2015 - $43.00
The park doesn't have full hookups for all spots. We were in the drive through at 49 and its just a bad spot due to the inability to extend the awning because of the telephone pole and tree.
Bathrooms for the mens was trashed later in the evenings. The cleaning crew comes in around 9:30am to clean up. From what I understand they are going to demo the bath house and build a new one.
Over all the park is nice and was packed on the 4th of July week that we were their.
It's a quick walk to the beach and to the ferry. Fort Gains is really close as well. Our kids love to play and everyone around watches the kids. Nice facilities for the kids to hang out and be occupied.
You will not get any discounts here I tried Good Sam and they do not accept it.
The other park on the island is extremely small we drove by just to check. - bigredcherokee
Mar 2015 - $40.00
The sites are on the small side and very close together. The power hook up for our neighbors site was on our patio. Most of the park is covered by tall pines and old oak trees. The island itself is very nice with some modern conveniences while maintaining that old Florida village feel. Don't forget you are on an island so come prepared to chill out and relax or drive 50 miles for some enterainment. We would stay here again. - bamawig
Elberta, Alabama (map) | (251) 986-3566
Sites: 85 | Latest Rate: $21.00 | 19 Reviews
Feb 2016 - $21.00
Our backin site was a bit difficult but once in the site fairly level and large combination of packed sand and grass. The pull through so looked nice, as long as you can position in the trees to have room for slides. Friendly workers and seasonal campers. Good place to stay to visit Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. Rate was Passport America. - 2hams
Feb 2016 - $20.00
This is a decent park that could be a great destination park with a few improvements.
First the positives: wonderful, friendly staff; long pull-thrus; large beautiful campsites with pine trees; enough space for awnings; large variety of activities for kids during their season (spring - fall); all utilities worked well, including 50 amp service; good value with PA discount; park would be a really nice place to get away from the city and relax for a few days
The negatives: not close enough to Pensacola to really explore from here; a few small limbs are in the way on access roads (I'm sure they plan to take care of this prior to camping season); they need to take out a few trees at entrance and exit of campsites to allow easier big rig access; they need to evict a handful of what appear to be permanent tenants that really devalue the campground; sewer is near the front of the site (be sure to bring 20' of hose)
To really make things super, they need to create one section of 'big rig friendly' campsites with level concrete pads. I don't think most campground owners realize how important concrete is and how they can recoup their investment by charging a few bucks more for these sites.
These folks do appear to be making improvements on a daily basis. We look forward to returning to see the progress and participate in some of Yogi's activities. - dad2aprincess
Feb 2016 - $20.00
Nice long pull-through, I could leave my trailer attached and still have lots of room. Spaces are wide and separated by tall, thin trees. Wi-Fi was adequate and free and the staff friendly. Nice place to get away and hang out at or as a base camp for sightseeing. They accept up to 5 days for the Passport America discount. Normal rate $38 a night, $19.76 a night with Passport America membership. This was favorite place to stay on my California to Florida cross country trip. I will absolutely stay here again if I'm in the area. - jpm777
Jun 2007 - $27.00
We've been going to the Gulf Coast since 1989, but with an RV since 2001 and just last year learned of this place. This is the second time we have stayed here. We were there in 5/06 and then this year. We like it very much. The people are nice and friendly, the area is well landscaped, and kept clean. My only complaint is that their wi-fi service is terrible. I hear they're working to make it better. Currently you can hook up, but then it's such a low signal strength that you can't do anything. Other than that it's s great place. - DKC
Nov 2015 - $15.00
Very quiet and far from amenities. If you want to par 3 golf, fine. If not very little to do and the gravel roads make walking/biking difficult. Lots of humidity and trees make it so shady most of the trailers have mildew. Sounds like there's a shooting range nearby. Had planned to stay for the winter, but changed our minds after a couple of weeks. - FT Newbie
Jun 2015 - $18.00
As others noted, service here not exactly stellar. Owner rarely available, office hours erratic, unreliable. Basic park. WiFi censor ware used to block many regular sites, not to prevent streaming. We accessed You Tube, streamed Netflix fine. - gen_ycamper
Jun 2015 - $28.00
We arrived at the park after 2 PM and the office was closed. Had to call a number which was fine but ended up speaking with a young child and not the owner. Information was being relayed between her and the owner. Not professional at all. Was given site location and told to check in the next day. Site was horrible. Had to back up over the small patio to park and was up hill at that. Was greeted by another person who had a beer and appeared intoxicated. Golf course was in bad shape. Greens were not mowed. Had planned to stay a week. Immediately started looking for another campground. Will not stay here again. - twominds
Mar 2016 - $14.00
We winter here for 4 to 6 months. Sites are spacious with 50a FHU. Roads, sites & patios are all paved. Price includes power, WiFi (pretty reliable but not perfect), cable TV, indoor & outdoor pools. All utilities worked very well. Daily price was based on 6 month winter rate of $430. AL59 is a quarter mile east and can be noisy, especially sirens. The east side of park is higher and drier if it rains. Many snowbirds have dogs but they pick up after them. Gulf is 4 miles south and the park is within 5 miles of many many restaurants, shopping, and activities. Verizon cell service (voice and data) is good, most sites have clear shot for our rooftop TV dish. Park always fills up after Christmas. In the spring and summer the area is full of spring breakers, vacationers and southerners seeking the beach and Gulf. We get out then as it's too busy for us and the restaurant prices go up. - big greg
Jan 2016 - $16.00
We spent two months at GB. This is large RV Park with over 200 slips making it more like a City than an RV Park. The fact that the dogs outnumbered the people made it seem more like a dog kennel. The morning was filled with barking and dog waste. We stayed at Slip #72 and the neighbors would run power tools all day working on craft projects for a show at the Park. We mentioned the nuisance to management and they dismissed it. A neighbor complained about our cat not being on a leash and management brought it to our attention. It should be noted that several stray cats reside under a cabin and are not using leashes.
There was a bad storm and tornado that hit Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area. The RV Park has no Emergency Storm Plan and all the seniors went to the Club House and parked their vehicles wherever space was available blocking the entrance into the Park creating a problem with entering and leaving the park.
As a result of the Storm, we had a power surge on our 30 amp service panel that cause the power cord to melt and converter to fry. We had to have it replaced at another location! It's a very noisy Park with waste collection pick up at 3:00 am and the City Solid Waste Dump about 300 yards south. - FT Newbie
Nov 2015 - $16.00
Rate reflects monthly rate. This is a very clean and quiet Park. Large, level sites with concrete pads. Some areas flood in heavy rains. People are very friendly. Many activities for the snowbirds. Near by shopping and many food choices. Interior roads are asphalt with a few to many speed bumps. Hook-ups in very good condition, cable TV and WI-FI worked very well. We will stay here again. - corky506
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Well kept and quiet. For a week stay there is a $35.00 resort fee. Best value and location. Round about way now to get to campground from the north. Over 480 sites and growing. - bigpoppa53
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This was our first stay at the park. The campground was awesome. It was very clean. Sites are private and have nice separation between them. We were in a pull thru that faced a small wooded area. The roads are all paved, amazing bike trails. Nice pool area. We cannot wait to go back! - Campingirl89
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Wonderful state park full of lots of amenities and in great condition!! Amenities include a very nice pool and splash pad (for registered camp guests only), two small playgrounds, nature center, laundry facilities, Segway rental, tennis and basketball courts, fishing piers, dog pond and park, 14 miles of trails, nightly food truck, a camp store and numerous geocaching spots. Don't know if we've ever been to a nicer state park. Everything was very clean and well-maintained. Park staff was constantly visible and always friendly. Park was busy but not super full which was surprising for families in the summer. Rates were unbelievably affordable, compared to other private large campgrounds on the Atlantic Coast. The beautiful Gulf beaches are about a 5 minute drive away- you are given a parking permit to park for free at the Gulf State Pier or Pavilion. - Kelsey Ledare
Mar 2016 - $35.00
This rv park was convenient and a nice scenic drive heading south. The sites were well paved, and our neighbors were very friendly. Showers were clean with no shortage of hot water. One shower area was being repaired at our time of visit. The pool is not heated if snowbirding. Minimal activity in a fair rec room that needs updated. They do offer horseshoes. People do fish but a license is required. All in all worth the money for passing through. - WVnewbee
Nov 2015 - $16.00
Stayed here for 8 winters. The only thing that I miss are the friendly snowbirds. Each year, the park declines a little more. WiFi, cable are poor. An increasing number of full time sites are occupied and in general are not neat and orderly.
This park has enormous potential for success. The sites are large and the location to the beach and bike/hiking trail is great! - Wildcat01
Oct 2015 - $32.00
Mix bag review - some good, some bad. Park was full during our visit (Shrimp Fest) but we didn't feel like sardines packed in a can as the sites are roomy. Previous comment about poor signage on approach is still an issue (Oct '15), although they do have their own turn lane if you're heading west on 180 - a plus if you're in traffic. Branches of plants at entrance overhang driveway and there's a tight turn upon entering. Roadways in park are wide and paved, allowing for 2 way travel. Sites are a combination of cement pad to park on with patio blocks adjacent for your outdoor area and then small crushed rock from the street to the pad. Plenty of room to put out slide rooms and awnings between sites with no worry of bumping neighbor rig. Land between sites is combination of sand and grassy type vegetation. Some sites are shady, most are full sun. Also some sites are pull thru, most back in. Picnic tables at all sites. Very strong water pressure.
Common areas (bathrooms, showers, laundry, office) are not that clean. Showers (2 per bath location for a total of 4 showers) are set up as complete bathroom (toilet, sink & shower per room) and one bath house also had toilet stalls for those just wanting to relieve themselves. We watched maintenance enter the showers to "clean" but 2-3 minutes later he was in the next unit. Two laundry areas were located in bathhouses and they also needed good cleanings. Saw several park guests as well as staff ignore the no smoking indoor policy (laundry, bathhouse, office).
Office staff were some of the politest, kindest campground staff we've ever encountered in our travels - welcome southern hospitality to us northerners. It wasn't they did anything extra special for us, just their drawl and words always ending with Sir or Ma'am. - yesmar
Aug 2015 - $37.00
We Love Luxury RV! Have stayed here many times and always have a wonderful time! It is very clean, very quiet, and the staff is very helpful. We have even stayed in the very first site and you cannot hear a peep from Hwy 59! One of the reasons we love this park is because of the convenience to everything. You could literally park and not start up your tow vehicle one time if you didn't want to! You can walk or ride your bike to just about anything you wanted to!! - yondertoyonder
Jul 2015 - $36.00
Agree with the last 2 reviews. It is very close to beach, eating places, but has no trees. It is mostly sand with limited amount of grass. Staff is very friendly and everything is kept extremely clean. Left turn into the park is a challenge. Pads are narrow with small area for picnic table. - travel2011
May 2015 - $36.00
Don't let the word "luxury" fool you. There is NOTHING luxurious about this park. The location is good for beach access but that is about all. If you like camping in a parking lot then this is the place for you. It is merely a bunch of concrete pads with a tiny pad for a table. you better have a good AC unit because there is no shade. No character and definitely no Luxury. Would never stay here again. - Pamela June
Oct 2015 - $38.00
Without a doubt the most wonderful place we have stayed. The campground was fully decorated for Halloween and the train took us through an incredible haunted barn. This is a really special place close to many wonderful attractions. Very clean, very family friendly. They also do a Christmas and Easter display. We highly recommend it! - Ann Saxon
Sep 2015 - $35.00
I wouldn't stay there again! If you want to leave you'll not get a refund. We booked a site then checked it out and found out there are plenty of old trailers where they wanted to put us. Just dirt in the site with very little grass, red ants, and garbage so we left and asked for a refund. They will not give any money back, just a credit!Now if you didn't want to stay why would you want a credit? And bad manager! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - R Kapela
Apr 2015 - $38.00
good pull thrus. clean.. two railroad rides for kids and family. indoor pool. sort of out of the way but a great park. we stayed two nights so we could go to Tanger Mall. also had strawberry festival in town.. like all festivals things too pricy, but great place under trees downtown. - br549vi
Jun 2016 - $11.00
Good water and 50 amp electric and acceptable TV channels however no WiFi and no sewer, just dump station. We stayed for 3 days to visit the Naval Aviation Museum and Perdido Key and both were very close by. Gave it a Good rating because it was inexpensive and close to what we wanted to do however, bathrooms were not easily handicap accessible, nor were they very clean. We did notice a few portapottys on the roadside in the campgrounds, but none were large enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
The main road on the way into the park was riddled with a minefield of unavoidable pot holes and huge puddles hiding some of them. At the very least we thought they could have filled the holes with gravel to make the path a bit more accessible for big rigs. We would stay there again because it was very affordable and we do not need or use their bathroom facilities. - PARTYOF2
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Our site had a lot of privacy and composed of soft sand unlike other sites that had a concrete pad, which was somewhat unlevel. Roads had potholes and trash bins were inconvenient. Two of the three bath houses were closed due to being renovated. If you want to go to the beach you need to leave the park and go a couple of miles to Perdido Key. - malojeer
Dec 2015 - $20.00
This is a very nice park for bird watching - in the campsites were mockingbirds, thrushes, cardinals, chickadees, and on the beaches were herons and shorebirds. Very natural area, with dense undergrowth between spaces for privacy. You can get some noisy local campers on the weekends. Florida residents half price on the nightly rate. - charlyhors