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Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA

Lillian, Alabama


11650 County Road 99
Lillian, Alabama 36549
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 111
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.39595
Longitude: -87.45433

Elevation: 45' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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35 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

These are the positive qualities about Gulf Shores KOA: (1) older but clean with well maintained showers and bathrooms (2) clean pool and hot tub (3) nice fishing pier with a beautiful view (4) friendly staff (5) quiet (6) Chubby's pizza on site. Here are the negative qualities that we encountered on this trip: (1) We paid for a preferred site under oak trees but received site in open sun (2) The swimming area at the bay was the tiniest stretch of water front that I have ever seen and was right beside the fishing pier where fishing lines were in the water (3) The pool deck chairs were disgusting with a build up of dead skin cells (4) The camp sites were too narrow for our 29' camper with a slide out--our slide out went slightly over the bench of our neighbor's picnic table (5) Our neighbor's waste line was butted right up to our small patio where our picnic table sat (6) Picnic table was only big enough for 4 people with plates and cups and nothing else on table (7) Picnic table seat was one 2x6 which measures 5.5 inches to sit on (8) There was no fire pit although it was advertised as having one--too close to neighbors to place one (9) WIFI would kick us off after a couple of minutes over and over. We had 5 people with iPhones and a computer, all with the same problem no matter where you went in the park. In my opinion, this KOA is way overpriced. It wasn't horrible, but it was definitely not what I expected for the price. I will not go back. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

15 min from Perdido Key

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Just over the state line into Alabama, this KOA is a little jewel, located on the waterfront of Perdido Bay. Don't let the steep entry driveway get you down (we scraped our hitch), once you get in it's a very nice little park. Office/store staff very friendly at check-in and escorted us to our site (J-14) helping us orient. Very large pull through site with grass/gravel surface (not quite level) and brick patio, with grill, firepit! And swing. All hookups convenient. Our site had clear sky view for satellite. WIFI signal strong. This KOA has a definite weekend crowd. During the week it was relatively quiet, but on Friday a horde swarmed in, ostensibly to take advantage of the cement pond. Being next to said pool, it got pretty noisy We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
J14
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Visit the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. Brunch at the Ruby Slipper worth the long wait. Retro Tours offers a hop-on hop-off tour of Pensacola that offers info on history and sites to see. Fort Pickens a cool civil war era day trip. Good sushi at Kyoto.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $74.00
Overall Rating:

Fortunate to get a spot for 2 nights last minute on Memorial Day Weekend. All other campgrounds closer to the Gulf were sold out. Expensive though. Full hookups 50 amp/water/sewer. Fairly level gravel site adjacent to office. Pull through site probably long enough to stay hooked up had we so desired with our 34' fifth wheel. Staff was very nice. Drive into Pensacola wasn't too bad. Older park but ok with some nice, large trees shading some sites. Biggest problem we had was disco ball from pool area sending various colored dots dancing over our shades/curtains all night. Despite nice staff and adequate hookups I think we would prefer to try another park, if available, if we are in Pensacola area again. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
SS1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Park is okay. Has a nice pool. Hot tub was broken our entire stay although every day they promised it would be repaired tomorrow. Our biggest problem with campground was screwup with reservations leaving us no camping on a Saturday night and we had to pack up immediately and leave. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F9
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The nearby beaches are possibly best in America. Tons of restaurants, shopping, amusement parks, arcades. The area is amazing.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 3 nights, would have left after first night, but no refunds are allowed, since we paid for 3 nights, figured might as well stay. Quick advice, stay at a Walmart or Home Depot parking lot, you will be happier in the long run. The campground is very tight, my guess is its an old park designed in 60's or 70's when people had much smaller RV's. Second night our power went out, of course when office is closed, after hours guy came and fixed it, wires had come loose from plug inside the pedestal. Campers are all basically on top of each other, if you have a small TT your fine, but us in a 42ft MH, we were way to big for our site. Office was rude and just plain mean, they have forgotten that they are in a service business. Saw several dogs not on a leash just kind of roaming, did not bother our dogs but others were going nuts. Bottom line, there are a lot of other places to stay in the area, even if you had to pay double, your sanity would be worth it. We ended up moving to a different site after our 3 day hell, same money and 10x nicer. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This our third stay. We like KOAs and found this park in 2016 evacuating S Fla during a hurricane. Pricing for a month stay is excellent. Facilities are older but very well kept, including a pool, playground and clubhouse. Grass is mowed and trash (often a sore point with us) is isolated, collected often and kept clean. There are planned activities each week. We have participated in the ones we liked. If we have a concern, it is that this park has many devotees that come back year after year (maybe a very few year round) for the season. While the regulars are certainly friendly, itinerants, even monthlies like us aren't part of this large central group. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

There are some interesting country merchants on the Alabama side as well as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. (These about 30 min away.) On the Florida side (also 30 min) all the advantages of a Pensacola size city are available. Perdido Key is 15 min away.

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

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

Hurricane Irma evacuation stay. Spaces are tight. Drive-thru is stretching the definition as open area navigation is required; beware of obstacles such as camper chair and fire containers placed in open areas. Arrive during daylight if at all possible; sites are not well marked. Helpful staff. Restrooms and showers are maintained as well as possible but are in need of refurbishment. Located on a bay with water access. Pet friendly, adequate playground, pool, etc. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pizza parlor within walking distance. Nearby super market and Wal-Mart; Camping World about 30 minutes away.. Close to the National Museum of Naval Aviation at the Pensacola, FL Naval Air Station just across a bridge.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Sprung for the premium site. Awesome option, as it allows you to spend a bit more and get the site you want! It had its own patio, swing chairs, fire ring and grill. The pool was clean. People were friendly. The park was close to all we came here to see. We did not use the waterfront amenities such as boat rentals, but we will on our next visit. This place is now on our list of preferred campgrounds, and I would recommend it for anyone wanting to see the Gulf Shores area. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
F17
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass, Pavers
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

As soon as you turn in the entrance there is a rather steep hill. The sites are small and trying to navigate through the campground towing is difficult. Had there not been empty sites I am not sure how I would have gotten out. I have a 40' fifth wheel and a dually. There is no beach. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Park in desperate need of makeover. Roads in poor shape, old units, one camper had at least 5 cats around it. Close to restaurants and amenities. Would not recommend this park for anything other than quick stopover. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is not a bad park, but there is room for improvement. Most of the workers were very friendly and the pool and clubhouse looked very nice. This biggest drawback is that the site next to us (site F--we were in site F1) is too small for even a pop up, and the group of 6 in it were too close for comfort. Recommend use site F for a rock or flower garden. Also for $37 a night, I would expect at least a concrete pad. Shower/restrooms were clean, but getting decrepit and could use some remodel. Despite the opportunities for improvement, we will probably stay again. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed in many KOA's, and this is probably the worst one we've stayed in. I need to be fair. The staff were exceptional. They were friendly and very helpful. When we made our reservation, there weren't any premium sites available so we chose a pull-in site. When we were escorted to the site, there were very close corners, so if you're in a big rig beware. We couldn't even begin to get into the site they assigned us so they had to put us in another site. This site must have been an afterthought. We barely had room to set up our lawn chairs beside the RV. This park has much potential but I get the feeling it has an absentee owner. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful campground. Very clean. Very helpful staff. They told us all the best Places to go. Very safe and relaxing. We stayed for 1 week. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Rate includes KOA discount. Grass sites, gravel roads, big rig friendly, long sites, long enough to disconnect the from the 5th wheel and not worry about blocking the road. Stayed up front for one night, did not use restrooms. Satellite locked on easily, Sprint cell worked. Easy on/off the interstate, little bit of road noise. Would stay here again. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Very disappointed. Paid the 'big bucks' for a Super Site. It was dirty and unkempt. The patio table was a wood picnic type table although it did have an umbrella. The barbecue was the type that almost every KOA has at all sites. The fire pit hadn't been cleaned out in months....full of old coals/wood with tons of cigarette butts in it. Junk around the site (beer bottle caps/paper wrappers etc). Wi-Fi was very spotty even though we were camped right next to the office. Cable is really sad; very few channels. We will not be staying here again. Lots and lots of RV parks in the area. We camped at Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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