12 Parks near Gulf Shores, Alabama
Oct 2015 - $37.00
This is a "boutique" kind of park. You'll either love it or hate it. It's a small, family-run operation, and the owners have a true affection for the place. There are only 21 sites, with 4 price levels, depending on your view and proximity to the bay. The park has its own pier for fishing, Adirondack chairs on the dock for watching the sunset and enjoying happy hour, which we did every day. Small launch area for our 6-man inflatable which we were able to take into the bay on two very calm days, but not on the windy days. Caught a few fish. Sites are gravel with a concrete pad and picnic table, no fire rings. It was an enjoyable, peaceful and interesting place to stay, offering a welcome break from your run-of-the-mill RV parks. Lots of shade. - MissMyGolden
May 2015 - $39.00
Very nice little gem with its own sand beach and pier. Sites are tight, but the people are friendly and helpful. The owners are on-site and available, personally parking all new arrivals and knowledgeable about where everything is in the surrounding area and the best ways to get there. We needed mobile repair service and it was readily available. - RDABBA
Apr 2015 - $47.00
What a gem. Right on the Bay were you could enjoy your morning cup of coffee from the dock or your picnic table. Great pads and hook ups. Best dog walk area I have found. The friendliness of the owners makes you feel very welcome. Close to the beach, Fort Morgan, and the State Park Pier. - buckingthenorm
Apr 2015 - $35.00
We were at Doc's for spring break, had a great time. The bathhouses were so clean & newly tiled, such an added bonus. Great park for the kids. Speed limit was great, and it was inforced. Employees were very helpful with questions we had. The on-site management was nice. She was always checking the park by walking and talking to the guest. - hdeb
Jan 2015 - $35.00
If you stay at this park you won't be disappointed. I stayed for 2 months (January and February) and loved it. The regulars and long time RVers, are friendly and welcoming. Coffee in the morning with the snowbirds was always fun and interesting. The park is kept very clean and the staff is friendly. There are many activities available but you're never pestered to join in. Doc's is in a great location, close to everything you could ask for. I'm hoping they'll find room for me next year. If so, I'll be staying 3 months. - hombre849
Sep 2014 - $32.00
Nice out of the way park so it's quiet. We'll kept and tidy. Seems to be mostly full-timers. Arrived after the office had closed and they left a note for me with my pad number. Pads are mostly sand with a little grass and of a generous size. Would like more grass or gravel but it's a nice park and I'd stay again. - RedHorse1
Apr 2015 - $19.00
We stayed for a month from mid-March to mid-April, so our rate reflects the monthly discount. At first look, the fallen foliage, bucket lamps, and handmade signs make the park look a little run down, but once you stay a few nights and realize all the amenities offered, my opinion of the place got better. The wifi signal is strong & fast, you get free cable, the bathhouse and showers are new and clean, and there is free laundry with 3 new HE washers and dryers with very large drums to fit larger loads. By staying for a month, we sat on one regular site and then requested to move to the waterfront when one was available for our final week. Some of the sites do have some space apart from neighbors, others look a little cramped. I found the other campers and snowbirders staying here (sadly, most left first part of April) to be quite friendly. The owners are very welcoming and friendly and available from the on-site house in case of emergencies, which unfortunately we did have to call upon a time or two (got our vehicle buried into sand visiting the beach). The fishing dock seems to be successful for people to catch something and the sunset views are amazing. The location is far from town, but not so far that we feel stranded here. It's actually quite a pleasant drive. :) I work online so Verizon connection is important for me to rate at every campground in case others need the info. I got strong LTE coverage here and cell signal strong as well. However, I was able to relax on my GB usage since the wifi here worked so well (they have 3 networks you can connect to depending on where you're located in the park). - Sara C.
Mar 2014 - $19.00
Very basic park so don't expect a lot of amenities. One of the few places in Gulf Shores where you can park directly on Mobile Bay with 7 sites. Perfect for 5th wheel with rear living. I have stayed here for 3 consecutive years for 30 days in a Class A. - Randy L.
Jul 2013 - $49.00
Friendly staff. Great trees and located right on Mobile Bay. Sunsets are amazing. Lots of waterbirds to watch and we even saw dolphins twice. We stayed a week at a waterfront site. Downside is the roads need work and are narrow. We could never pick up a Wi-Fi signal at our site and the cable was unwatchable. They did come and try to fix the cable but it just didn't work. I don't like paying for a service that I'm not receiving. The explanation given was the stormy weather but we were there an entire week! - Jim&Patsy
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
Feb 2015 - $35.00
Very spacious sites with full cement pad for the RV and the addl. pad for table and chairs. Lots of grass between sites as well as many trees throughout the park. Located just off Hwy 59 but from our site no hwy noise could be heard. Good Wi-Fi service. - gypsy parrotheads
Aug 2014 - $34.00
Nice quiet campground, located near shopping, restaurants , movies and 4 miles to public beach. RV sites have grills and picnic tables. We enjoyed our stay. - Tom222
Dec 2014 - $27.00
Make sure you research this park before you put down a deposit. I regret paying a $100 deposit to hold a place for me and it wasn't necessary. Upon arriving I was very disappointed. The place is run down and very unkempt. There are leaves and branches all over the place and many permanent campers that are in poor condition and covered with mildew. The owners are very nice but take little interest in having a top notch facility. Don't expect to be online because their wifi seldom works and again, they have little interest in its upkeep. I stayed for the full month because they wouldn't refund my deposit. There were many unused sites so I could have just driven in and stayed as long as I wanted. - hombre849
Apr 2014 - $30.00
We came expecting to receive Passport America 50% discount as advertised on the PA site and the campground's own website. Their normal rate is $22, plus they charge you $2 for cable, all plus tax. We were charged $15 which after I went away and thought about it, didn't add up. They stated that the "free" wifi was included with the $2 cable charge, so if you don't want cable (we didn't), you couldn't have the wifi, which we need. That's sneaky, and sharp practice in my opinion. I questioned the rate we'd been charged with the owner (Tom) and he stated "Oh, it's the lodging tax. We have a real high tax rate here. In fact, it should be $15.07 but we round it down to $15". So after working that out, it came to 16.34% tax on the $11 + $2 rate. I called the Depts of Revenues in Alabama State, Baldwin County and Gulf Shores City to check the facts. There is no lodging tax, but there is normal sales tax. The tax rates are:- a) 4% state b) 3% county c) 2.5% city Total: 9.5%, which applied to $13 comes to $14.23. I then politely put these points to Tom, whose response was to go very red and shout over & over again, "Don't you worry about the taxes" before walking off. Anecdotal evidence from other residents suggested that this was normal practice at this site, especially for folks from out the area. As the owner refused to discuss my questions with me, I cannot therefore verify the position with how they apply tax. I can only post tax rate information as supplied to me by the authorities and the amounts charged by the site, which do not add up. I have however reported the matter to the three relevant departments and am content to leave it with them. They only accept cash, and we were only issued with a handwritten yellow piece of paper without any address or other issuer's information on it. It simply showed the dates of stay and a total - no breakdown. The site is run down and not welcoming in any way, although our neighbors were nice. There is no way we would ever stay here again. - goltho
Nov 2012 - $14.00
This place is a wreck. There is no swimming pool, sites and roads are NOT paved. I called to reserve and said we had a 40 ft rig with tow. We barely fit in the park roads and there was only 1 spot we could get into. They had to move a small RV that was in the space. We were having mail sent here so we had to stay. Having said all of this, the owners are nice and helpful. But that is not a reason to stay here!! - Seabrooker
Dec 2015 - $37.00
RV cement site was very spacious with pull thru, picnic table, and grill. Surrounded with plants, some grass, and lots of birds. Not too close to other sites. A lot of showers/restrooms conveniently located that were very clean. And warm on those chilly mornings! I love this park! They have guided nature walks on trails and to the pier. They have a nice little museum that shows nature movies and other 'oldies' movies at least one day a week. The laundry room is spacious with a nice covered patio area you can sit under while waiting. They also had different weekly functions in the activity building: each week those campers who are talented musicians or singers gave a little 'concert'. The pool is very large but I didn't use. We were there 2 weeks. Just wish the weather had been nicer. - Upnorthmich
Dec 2015 - $37.00
This is our first time here.
I know the rates have gone up but given the cost of rebuilding the park as well as the general lack of funding afforded by the legislature the increase seems warranted.
I work each day so I as not able to participate in the activities presented here but the SO was and she enjoyed them. I guess once the snowbirds flock in the activities will be expanded.
The site was a pull through on the canal and was excellent. It was level and roomy for our 40' rig and toad. It is Ashpalt with a patio (cement I think).
It was a stretch to the sewer but my sewer extension made it no problem. Each site has a table and a charcoal grill it seems.
Showers and bathrooms were clean, fully functional and well located.
It would be nice to have a little cafe on site and there was a questionnaire distributed about that.
The weather was not great. We stayed 15 days and 3 out of every 5 had rain with some pretty strong rain and wind. However, that is not the campground's responsibility and we still enjoyed the stay. We did get to play golf at the State Park course which is a nice course and reasonably priced for Seniors.
All the people - workers and fellow RVers were very friendly.
This is definitely on our list of parks to stay - but maybe Feb-March rather than December. - chiliman
Nov 2015 - $41.00
Be prepared to be surprised about the rates this year. As of Nov 1 the rates have increase 8% plus now they tack on also a resort fee of $7/night, $35/week and $70/month on top of the 8% increase. They don't have wifi anymore, I was told that they had too many problems with it so they are not going to have it anymore. The park and bathrooms are still very clean. The grass at the campsites needed cutting. My nightly rate was based on a weekly rate. This park does have excellent bike trails. - jhav
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 - $33.00
Badly signed when trying to locate but understand that new signage is being made. Great pool, wi-fi & laundry. No cable. Only 1 mile to beach. Excellent location for Shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Concrete slab & pad with table. Some slabs were broken up but they are in the process of removing and replacing them. Paved roads. Some shade if you pick the right site. Very helpful staff. Travelling in 38ft motorhome with tow. Would stay here again. - OzFrosty
Feb 2015 - $15.00
The previous two reviews are very accurate about this park. The most favorable feature about IR is the location. It is biking distance to the beach and the biking trails provide a safe environment for both walking and biking. This is what has kept us coming back for the past seven years. As previously noted, the cable TV is fair at best and the internet has degraded the past couple years to where it is not usable. Many of our friends have gone to other parks because of this. - budman2
Sep 2011 - $27.00
A nice laid-back, quiet park with only 40 total sites. The owners are super nice and what a great "retreat" it is, you're close enough to Gulf Shores and lots of restaurants. You're not paying for a pool, but there are two large ponds. - homeiswhere77
Mar 2008 - $23.00
Over all a nice park. The interior roads are gravel but good. The RV site we had was concrete but there were others that were just gravel. The Internet access was weak but work basically OK. The site are wide with lots of room on either side. There are two small lakes or two large ponds which whichever term one wants to use and they are stocked with bass so one can fish. We were told no license was required by the owners. We would stay again. - flrop
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
Jul 2010 - $25.00
This place is low end. Stayed there only overnight before we packed it and found another campground. Small sites, poor connections, and a pot bellied pig that roams. Will not ever use this place again. - rsmith
Apr 2010 - $25.00
Easy off highway, right on the Intercoastal Waterway. It was neat watching the barges go up and down the canal. Lulu's (Jimmy Buffet's sister) Restaurant/Marina on other side of overhead bridge. Wal-mart 1/2 mile; Gulf of Mexico about 1 1/2 miles. Close to great restaurants, shopping, waterpark, Gulf. 9 miles to hospital. 3/4 mile to Urgent Care Center. Yes, the Route 59 bridge goes right over the edge of the campground but eventually you don't even notice it and when you're in your camper, you don't hear it at all. Unfortunately, the tent sites are right next to it but they are under the trees so I don't know how loud the traffic is there. Nothing special about this campground (no pool, no playground) except for proximity to dining, restaurants, and the town of Gulf Shores while still seeming to be "in the country". Restrooms dated but clean. Laundry good. Mostly seasonals but everyone friendly. We will stay here next year when we come to Gulf Shores and would recommend this park to others. - PennyPA
Jan 2016 - $48.00
This is a very nice resort. If I had to say anything negative for us we like fire pits and this park does not have them but they do allow you to have your own. The Winter weekly rates are presently $220.00 a week plus a $24.20 Lodging tax. The monthly rate is going up to $750 from $600 for next year 2017 Winter rates just FYI. They are building a second Bath/Laundry facility and suppose to be putting the top coat of Asphalt on the roads this summer. The outer ring of the park are the nicest sites. You have your own site. The inner circle you butt up to another camper at your rear. All sites have very nice level concrete pads large enough to park 2 vehicles. 22 X 60. Each site has a picnic table. Propane is available on site. Very nice clubhouse with lots of activities. - sandy27
Sep 2015 - $47.00
We stayed here over night as we were travelling through the area. The park is immaculate and gorgeous. Wooded sites surround the park and the sites are not crowded together. The pool and play area are wonderful, with zero degree entry for the pool and several shallow areas for youngsters. The laundry facilities are convenient (although more would be nice) and the staff is wonderful. They even came over to our site to help us program the TV connection.
This is close enough to the beach to be there in 10 minutes, but far enough to avoid the crowds and enjoy quiet nights. We will be back. - PBW
Jul 2015 - $33.00
This was probably one of the best parks we've stayed in. We normally do not use the showers/bathrooms (ours works fine); however the space and cleanliness was so wonderful that we both ended up using the shower facilities. The bathhouses were spotless and it was nice to have plenty of hot water and the extra space.
The park is pristine with a ton of amenities, nice landscaping, a little lake, and a wonderful laundry room (which I also used - it has AC, is very clean, and doesn't cost a fortune). The pool was very well maintained and their clubhouse was huge - offering large screen TVs, games, a fireplace and a complete kitchen available for your use.
The pads are large/concrete with a nice picnic table. The staff was very friendly and quite helpful.
There are only two things that were odd - the first was we had to send them pictures of our camper because it's over 10 yrs old before they would approve us to stay - that didn't sit very good and we almost didn't bother; however I'm glad we did. The second thing was the sprinklers spray right on the electrical hookup (which is quite dangerous if you are not paying attention).
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and was impressed with the park: we would stay here again. It's about 6 miles to the beach; you are close to everything but away from the craziness. - Rjjjbrown
Aug 2014 - $12.00
I stayed for a month, and its a nice basic RV park. There is cable TV and wifi, but that is the extent of the frills. I would stay again if need be but there are lots of RV park options in the area. - GopherBroke
Jan 2014 - $15.00
Rate is for Passport America. A no frills park. We were just here overnight and did not even hook up to water due to predicted freezing temperatures. Restrooms & showers dated, but clean. Close to an outlet mall and the beach. We would stay here again. - thetravelkids
Jul 2012 - $30.00
They were nice. It's clean. Close to shopping, beach, church. - H G WAYNE