8.9 Excellent
     
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf State Park Campground

Gulf Shores, Alabama


20115 State Highway 135
Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 496
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.263728440903
Longitude: -87.642198801041

Elevation: 20' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 65 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 65
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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211 Reviews

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent ten nights at Gulf State Park in our 40' fifth wheel. The campground is very large but is just a small portion of this huge state park. We stayed in one of the pull-through sites along Raccoon Rd. The site was a very long and level asphalt curve with a large patio in the middle. There was more than enough room for our rig, our tow vehicle and our car. Although our site was centrally located, we would probably not stay on Raccoon Rd. in the future due to noise from the road traffic. The hookups at the site were very good and located conveniently. There are numerous amenities in the park, too many to mention. The laundry room is the size of a commercial laundromat. The beach pavilion and fishing pier are across the road from the campground and are available to campers for no additional cost. There are an almost unlimited number of trails for hiking and bicycling. The only negative was the cost which was higher than most state parks. In addition to the quoted rate for a site, there is an 11% sales tax, a 15% resort tax and a $4 registration fee. Our cost for 10 nights exceeded $42 per night. Given the amenities offered by the park, this isn't unreasonable but it was considerably more than we had expected to pay for a state park. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
195
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park that has something for everyone and has a site for any type of camping equipment you may have....it's clean, well ran and has miles and miles of hiking and biking trails....services are great, with nice level sites that view the water or are more settled back in the woods....not all the sites have a fire ring but we went to the local Walmart and bought a fire pit for a great price which mad our site and stay complete.....no doubt about it we will be back..... We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you bring a bike or rent one and ride all the trails...plenty of places to eat or buy your own seafood or catch it and cook your own meal.....

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with great walking/biking trails But.... be aware that these same park trails are also used by speed bikers from who pay no attention to the 10 mph limit (totally unenforced) or show any common courtesy to slower moving walkers, bikers, your kids or dogs.

The park is kept clean and the sites well maintained. Laundry facilities are good. Personnel are very nice We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Rabbit
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping and restaurants were close by. Fishing pier was fun to walk or fish from

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A great state park! New boardwalks on the trails thru the bogs and marshes. CG is very large but spread out. Easy access to the beach. GPS took me thru the Park but the campground not on AL 135 but off of AL 182. AL 135 is narrow and curvy so I suggest taking AL 59 to AL 182. Rate is based on the monthly rate. WiFi is available but is typical for a campground. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Asphalt level pads with some distance between them. Bicycle paths were excellent and they could take you to restaurants without going near car traffic. Beach was close. We'll be back. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
423
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed this campground. The sites themselves are huge. The campground office is open 24/7. Very convenient to pretty much everything. Wow, we thought, very happy to stay there. There were some issues though. They were doing some slow controlled brush burn right in back of us that was left smoldering, making breathing very difficult. One of the workers decided to start trouble for some reason but the ranger was ridiculously professional. Overall, we really enjoyed it here. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
197
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

When you get sick of the beach, go to OWA which is a brand new amusement park.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic park with paved sites and the best biking/hiking trails. Pool. tennis courts, golf, across road from beach. Our site 21 was waterfront on lake. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike or bike Rosemary Dunes trail to parking lot of Big Dave's Wave for excellent lobster roll. Popcorn served as appetizer. Bike all the paved trails.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hookup state park, great bike paths right outside your door (27 miles), beach is 10 minutes away driving with free parking. The staff were the friendliest government workers you'll ever meet. Good OTA TV. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
183
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to bring your bicycles! Wolf Bay Lodge for a great grilled fresh fish dinner. Go see the Blue Angels practice at the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, FL. Eddie Childers mobile RV service was excellent.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

I'll start by saying I love to stay in State Parks, so I have stayed in quite a few. This is now my favorite! It is the best or near the best I have ever stayed at. The sites are decent sized, the layout is excellent, and the staff is wonderful! We rented bikes and rode most of the paved trails here. I believe they said there are almost 20 miles of trails in this park. The beach is a little bit of a walk and it is very nice. You can also drive to the main beach pavilion area, if you choose. The pool is very popular. There is lots to do and plenty of places to eat in the area. If you are bored, it is your own fault! We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
478
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Water-side sites go quickly!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Full service Campground with lots of amenities. Easy access to beaches on the sugar sands of the Gulf of Mexico. 496 campsites, many pull thrus, 30-50 amp service, water sewer, extremely clear TV reception due to rebrocast antennas every 50 feet in park. Wi- Fi being installed. Bike rentals, huge Olympic pool with other attached pools. No mosquitos, and friendly staff. Do not drive here on Saturday, roads full of drivers going South for week long condo rentals = results is heavy traffic on Saturdays. Golf, cabin and house rentals within the park. Beautiful wildlife museum. Flat easy in/out roads, no access problems. Plenty of room on all sides, wide campsites. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
425
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of really good seafood restaurants, Civil War Fort Morgan nearby and Bellingrath Gardens a ferry boat ride away. Beautiful white sand beaches ! State Park has its own beach

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has really nice sized sites that afford a degree of privacy if wanted. We stayed in 218 that had wonderful shade all day. We were right at the tennis courts, swimming pool, camp store and laundry. . It's a perfect location for kids. No cable and if there's wifi, I couldn't find it. The pool has a big splash pad and much of it is shaded--great for cooling off after a morning at the beach. The beach is amazing. Sugary white sand, dunes that are being rehabbed and planted with swaying sea oats. Clear water, but watch for the jellyfish! They almost ruined our time at the beach but the dolphins made up for it. We saw lots of them swimming by. We didn't walk the trails but they look wonderful and they're building new ones that will cross the road over to the beach. We will certainly come here again! We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
218
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Seafood- Gulf Shores Steamer in Orange Beach is excellent! Avoid "The Steamer" in Gulf Shores, our food was cold and tasteless. The Gulf restaurant and bar (Orange Beach) built from shipping containers is a unique and really fun venue. Don't miss it!

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

For us, this state park was jyst okay. Pros: We had spot 304 and it fit our 40' fifth wheel. Staff was friendly and location was 10-15 minutes from the stores and restaurants. Nice bike path. Nice pool. Good AT&T service. Cons: Interior roads can be narrow, only a concern when riding bikes with our kiddos. No shade, tough for a July visit ;). No immediate beach access, you either have to bike or drive to the beach. Landscaping needed some serious attention in areas. No cable (not a biggie for us, just mentioning it). Biggest con for us, was the price. With fees and taxes, we paid $50/night for our 3 night stay which we felt was pricey for what it was. We would give this property 7.5 stars. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
304
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent family campground! Lots to do here: nature trails, paved hiking/biking paths, boating, kayaking, fishing, and close to beach. Many miles of new paved hiking/biking paths and boardwalks were added in the last few months. One boardwalk is 1.1 miles long, providing a scenic view of campground and lake. They were testing the recent installation of WIFI throughout the campground; which still requires some work. You get a pass to the Gulf State Pier (saves $3 per person) and the beach acess is free. Will return! We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
294
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

After 8 days at GSP, I must say it's first class. Paved biking/walking trails, super clean shower/bath houses, easy access sites and plenty to do inside the park to keep you busy. Add in free beach and pier access. Plenty of great seafood eating within minutes of the park. Props to GSP for making camping their a great time! We look forward to a return trip! We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take time to enjoy the perks within the park. Swimming pool, three lakes to fish, miles of biking/hiking!

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

2nd time staying at this park. Great biking/walking trails. Wonderful nature center. Close to beach. We stayed on the lake edge. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
237
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Pirates Cove, Ft Morgan Restaurants- Papa Rocco's, Tacky Jack's, Shipp's Harbour and their Tiki Bar.

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