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Mobile, Alabama

Shady Acres Campground

Mobile, Alabama



2500 Old Military Road Mobile, Alabama 36605
Mobile, Alabama 36605
Phone: 251-478-0013

Sites: 92
Recent Rate: $25 6/2016

Latitude: 30.6277
Longitude: -88.09518

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

95 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites were large and level. All graveled. Nice trees that didn't block access to the sites. Large grassy area for the dogs to sniff around in. Drawbacks: no patio or picnic table though I'm not sure we'd have used them as it was hot and humid anyway. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

See Bellingrath Gardens.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner is wonderful and helpful. This park is off the beaten track but still easy to get to and you feel very safe here. Our site was level and we were able to find good RV repair service to come to the park and work on our unit. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Power Hookups
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: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I stay at this small campground overnight periodically because its quite and convenient to I-10/Mobile. Nothing special about the park - paved roads, gravel sites, no pads or picnic tables. Most of sites are filled with long term campers but seam neat and well cared for. There are few large level pull through sites in the front that are usually available for overnight travelers. You can get satellite in these. WiFi is Ok. Can't beat the price! We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground located near the airfield in Mobile. A number of permanent residents in the campground. Campground is very clean and well maintained. The owners live next door to the campground and are on site every day. Our site was a pull through with access to the southern sky so that we could receive a satellite signal. We did not use the restrooms/showers or laundry in the park. We would stay in this campground again if we are in the area. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great place to buy fresh seafood nearby: Dip Seafood about 1 mile from campground.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Big rig friendly with level sites. Easy access to I10 and I65. Laundry and Wi-Fi were good. Showers were small, dirty, and old. No dog park but several large fields to walk dog. Campground was a good place to ride bicycle. Local drivers seemed to be in a hurry and not like motorcycles. No problem using our satellite. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart, restaurants, and other shopping within 10 miles. Very convenient to downtown Mobile which is a pretty city. Visited the Mobile Carnival Museum and learned that the Mardi Gras was originated in Mobile and 25 years before New Orleans Mardi Gras.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful quaint park right off I 10 in Mobile. Very convenient to get to all areas around the park. Owner Charlie is on site and greets you with a welcoming smile. Sites are gravel- the rig area was nice and level. The gravel between sites was not, so it made sitting in chairs a little difficult. Nothing a little grading wouldnt fix. They offer free wi-Fi which was good. Office is clean, and houses a small laundry room- 2 washers, 3 dryers. Pretty much a no frills park, but we felt safe and secure and met many nice people. No picnic tables on sites. The only reason I did not give 5 stars for cleanliness was some of the permanent rv's and mobile homes are in disrepair, and sites were cluttered with junk. The park itself is well maintained, garbage bins at each site, and satellite reception was good. Highly recommend this small, southern charm park. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We golfed at Azalea City Golf couse in Mobile. Nice course, reasonably priced, but they did not tell us the greens were plugged and sanded. Nice scenery. We also drove 25 miles into Pascagoula Mississippi. We golfed there at Pascagoula Country Club. A 9 hole municipal course that is still trying to bounce back from Hurrican Katrina. Ate lunch at Bozos-crawfish! Very good.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice, quiet little campground. The gravel sites are level and roomy. We only stayed one night. Our pull-through site was long enough for our 36' Class C with our Ford Escape in tow, and there was plenty of room for a larger RV. It only cost $25.20 with our Good Sam Discount. The people are very friendly. The building where the office is located is actually a park model home. The office is the living room. There is a kitchen next to the office. You go down a hallway, and there is a small bedroom which is now used as a library. There are two washers ($1.50) in the hallway and three dryers ($1.50) in another room that was once a bedroom. I also looked in the bathroom. All are very clean. The only problem was the road into the campground. You have to go half a mile on a very narrow paved road to get to the campground. The roads in the campground are also narrow. To avoid the difficult turn onto Old Military Road, turn into the driveway just before you reach Checkers. It goes through a large parking lot with an exit onto Old Military Road. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is run down and barely worth the overnight fee. WiFi is fair at best and cable is very limited. For those traveling west on I-10 exit 25B is a left side of the highway exit. Be prepared. Sites are not level so have lots of wood to level. There are lots of trees and even millions of leaves on the ground. Maintenance isn't high on the priority list here. WiFi is weak early in the day and gets worse as the day progresses. Cable is very limited. We will not be staying here again. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
27
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff was friendly. Seemed to be largely long term or permanent residents. A little off the road, but easy access to I-10. Traveled in 40ft with toad, did not have to unhook. Had shade trees and grass. Site was gravel somewhat level but we did need our jacks. Okay for an overnight stay. Were loud pickup trucks coming and going but it did get quiet after about 9 or 10 PM. Sites on either side empty, could have been a bit tight if they had been occupied. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped here in a 39 ft motorhome towing a car for an overnight stay. Long level pull-thru; great wifi (but we were parked close to the office); everything fine. The only reason not rated higher is because a little tight maneuvering getting in here and around but still possible. Nice and close to I-10; manager was very nice and helpful. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Didn't leave site except for walk around nearby subdivision.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a couple nights while visiting Mobile and Dauphin Island. Good proximity to both. The park is in a residential area and quiet. We have dogs so it was a great area to walk them. And we could walk to the river which was nice. There are guide a few full-timers but they all were super friendly. The sites are gravel and fairly level, mostly shaded. Charlie, the owner, was very helpful. I have read other reviews about the tight turn into Old Military hwy, cut thru the Checkers parking lot, much better angle for you big rigs. Would stay here again. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very shady, reasonably level. Broken concrete pad where table should be. Host is very hospitable with information and brochures about area. Reservations necessary. Cable TV good. WiFi is weak. Noise from airplanes and trains did not keep me awake. Easy access. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Historic city of Mobile, Gulf beaches.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

As stated the park lies at the end of a residential area but we were pleasantly surprised!
Easy pull in (41' 5th wheel) level gravel sites. Clean campground - very few extras but THE WIFI WORKED GOOD!
Would easily stay here again for a few nights. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is nearly impossible to reach in a large (40') motor home, especially if towing. Making the right turn from the main road onto the side road leading to the campground is impossible without dragging your car over the curb. We will definitely need at least an alignment if not more work done on our car after that turn.

The site we were given was tight. Office personnel was pleasant but that couldn't outweigh the difficulty getting to the park, tight sites, and difficulty leaving the park. We will NOT stop here again. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Difficult turn onto Old Military Drive as it is only 2 lane road. My rear wheels on our motorhome went over the curb as did the toad wheels which I usually have enough skill to avoid. Only waiting for oncoming traffic to clear could have prevented it. The park itself has narrow paved roads. Most sites are "long term". Overnight sites have shared hook ups which puts your rig very close to the one on your drivers side. However this is a quiet, restful park. Distant train noise was very faint. No traffic noise. Friendly staff, clean park. Just a place to park. We camped at Shady Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Mostly Shady

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