This park is paradise on the bay. Lovely setting. Long dock, happy color wooden rockers and benches provide a place to enjoy your morning coffee or watch the sunset. Friendly owners and neighbors. Peeked in laundry which was clean but machines had rusty spots. Its difficult to maintain anything on the coast so if they worked, I'd have no problem with how they looked.. We will definitely be back. - MsLucy
A beautiful, friendly home away from home on the Bay. The staff go out of their way to make your stay a pleasurable experience. A daily, evening campfire gives campers the opportunity to socialize with neighbors discussing events of the day. Washers and dryers are available on the grounds and stores, attractions, and both the gulf and the bay are right there for your enjoyment. Wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Gulf Shores! - Sharon Floyd
Paid premium price for a site next to the water - big mistake. Sewer hook-up was rather high and I had to use a board and levelers to get my sewage to drain. Winds coming off of Mobile Bay tend to blow right into the site. This is the furthest site from the office and the main WiFi. They have a repeater but it did not function well. While I was there the internet did go down due to a problem with the phone line but was fixed on the last day I was there and it worked fine except for the repeater problem.
Two-thirds of the sites are used by long term snowbirds. These are all on the upper end of the park away from the bay.
The park is getting rundown and needs tended to.
The laundry was not cleaned the entire week I was there. The machines are old and rusty on the outside.
There is nothing close to the park so plan to drive a bit into Gulf Shores for anything except what you can get at the store at the gas station a little more then a mile down the road.
The staff is friendly. - jnateg
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Rate reflects a the monthly rate. This campground is very cliquey. If you are an outsider, you are treated differently. For Example: They made me move my tow dolly because it was partially parked on some grass. I really don't mind this rule, but I DO mind when I'm the only on who has to follow it. As I was bringing my dolly to storage, I noticed 8 entire cars parked on the grass. Remember, its cliquey...different rules for outsiders. There are plenty of other RV parks to choose from and if you have a RV longer than 36ft, you'd be well advised to go elsewhere. Roads are tiny. The streets are so skinny that two RVs probably couldn't pass one another if going opposite ways down any of the roads. This RV park sure does the absolute minimum for there guests. Enjoy your 700 yard walk to the only one location to bring your garbage. Shorter walk if your lucky to get a spot on the NW part of the property. Site RV pad is only 9ft wide and roads are only 19ft wide. Offensively high speed bumps with chunks on concrete taken out of them. The concrete patio was set way back so we got to enjoy tracking wet grass, wet leaves, and wet yard refuse into our rig. Stepping out right on the constantly wet grass. Luckily our time there is over and done. - Johnnyboy21
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
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
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
Large spots with picnic table and grill. This is a very large park and main road in can be busy but loops off this road were quite and not real busy. Large swimming pool and close to beaches. Did not use laundry but it is central located. There are nice walking trails. WIFI was not good even though we were camped next to it. No cable but satellite worked great and you can get a lot of channels over antenna. Great value for this part of
gulf. - roaming around
Stayed all of February. Sites are large with picnic table and grill. Park has great bike trails and variety of weekly activities. Pool was not yet open. Great access to the beaches, restaurants, activities, etc. Park wide WiFi is useless, have to go to the activity center per staff. Our site required 20' of black tank hose to reach the sewer connection. Main road through the campground can be very busy. - RPWAINC
This park is lovely for biking, fishing, golfing. The laundry facilities were clean but a little expensive. Tip: Put more quarters in the dryer to increase the time rather than having to do two cycles. You'll save some money. The sites are spacious and you get the feeling you are truly away from it all. - FamilyFoofaraw
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
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. This is a pretty nice park with a few drawbacks. The location is good, with only a short drive to many activities. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Park roads are paved and sites are in good condition, with easy access to hookups. Several sites have shade, which is a big plus in the summer heat. Cable TV only consists of about 20 channels and most were snowy, but watchable. Internet was weak and pretty unreliable at our site. Maintenance guy had a German Shepard tied outside that barked frequently and lurched menacingly toward us whenever we walked by on the street. Some long term campers looked junked up around them. I'd stay here again but I might just check around for something better next time. Maybe that big dog will be gone by then. - User2063
This park is in a good location for visiting Gulf Shores. Each RV site has a concrete pad and a picnic table. In the past year the sites that had cracked and broken pads have been replaced with new cement pads. The front portion of the park has shade trees while the back portion is open. The showers, restrooms, and laundromat were always clean. The park has a very nice pool and a small playground for kids. There is a county maintained walking/bike trail that passes right in front of the park. Each site has cable TV but it seems to fluctuate between a perfect picture and a snowy picture. The park's wifi is spotty at best. The staff was very friendly. Our nightly rate reflects the Good Sam discount. - Oakman
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
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
We had a long, wide, concrete back in site with patio and table. Out our back window is a marshy wildlife area and view of the high rise condos about a mile away on the beach. Plenty of manouvering room and parking for our truck. Our original plan was to stay for a week, but we ended up staying for two weeks, since the park and the area are so nice. Wal Mart is about 1 1/2 miles away, along with restaurants, theaters and amusements. Gulf Shores State Park beach is just a short drive away, with some of the whitest sand and bluest water imaginable. Most days, we saw The Navy Blue Angels flying-awesome! - ronboett
The location is the best part of this park. It is a 3-4 block walk to the ocean/public beach as well as many stores and restaurants. Sites are roomy enough for a 40ft Motorhome plus tow vehicle and a nice patio area (located near the rear of the pad). There are two sewer holes to choose from, whichever is most convenient for your setup. The park was not full while we were there, so it was pretty quiet and didn't seem too crowded. Not sure what the prior review meant about the dumpsters. Typically they are located near the entrance, so if it is too far to walk (maybe 150 yds), then just put the bag in your car and drive it up on the way out. Not a big deal at all. Laundry was nice and $2/each for washer/dryer. Level, concrete sites with sand between for that beach feel. We enjoyed our stay and everything the area had to offer. I would't call the park "Luxury" but it worked for us and we would return. - tmiller505
I would agree with a previous post that this isn't "luxury", but it is overall a nice place in a great location. At check-in I would have preferred to hear about things that I can do versus what can't be done, but unfortunately that seems to be common these days. Level concrete sites with reliable full hook-ups. Wifi is still problematic and was inoperative for most of the week we were there. Clean facilities that are maintained well and located within walking distance to the beach and MANY other businesses. We do NOT bring a car. We can walk to numerous restaurants, a grocery store, and retail shops from this park so it really is a good location. Not much had changed from our last visit in 2008, which in this case is a nice thing. We will return when we go back to Gulf Shores. - CactusCrew
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
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
The rate reflects a weekly price. This is a new park, opened April 2014. The staff is very friendly and so were the other campers. This place has a beautiful club house with lots of activities going on. All the sites are 22' x 60' concrete pad. The campground is laid out very well giving easy access to all the sites which are all back in sites. This campground is in the country but convenient to Gulf Shores, Foley or Orange Beach. The WiFi worked great and we had cable TV, also. - jhav
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
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
They were nice. It's clean. Close to shopping, beach, church. - H G WAYNE