Rainbow Plantation

     


Summerdale, Alabama
Phone: (251) 988-8132

Sites: 87
Recent Rate: $20 2/2015


Latitude: 30.4580703649625
Longitude: -87.7790451049805

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • ATT, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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Fixn2gocamp

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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Rate reflects Escapee membership. This is a typical Escapee park, management is shaky at best but there seems to be a lot of it. This is a park with a mixture of stick houses and RV's. Park is kept clean by the workers; they have a very nice little memorial garden to Escapees who have passed on. Events are planned regularly and the club house is very nice. Most people here are long term residents. They do have both a storage area as well as a 'dry camp' area. Utilities work well and are steady. Water pressure is good. Washer room appeared clean. New reservation system seems to continue to elude office staff. You are not "guaranteed" a specific site, but if you want to extend your visit, you may be moved to another spot because someone has your site reserved. That sounds pretty site specific for some. Spaces are grass and dirt. Lots of shade trees. No train noise, some road noise but not at all disturbing. Speed limit in the park is a suggestion only, most residents completely ignore it and speeds can reach dangerous levels if you happen to be out walking and not paying very close attention. There are both the ERPU leased lots here as well as "yearly leased" lots which are leased at a significantly different rate than the ERPU's. There was one space in the RV section with 2 RV's on it which we found odd. Most of the resident lots are kept clean and neat. Lot of things to see and do within the area. 30 min from Gulf Shores, Mobile, and only about 45 minutes to the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Gulf shores, Dauphin Island, Battleship Alabama, Pensacola Naval Air Museum all good places to visit in area within about 30 minutes. Also, visit the Holmes Medical Museum in Foley and the Baldwin County Historical Museum in Elberta AL. Nice southern buffet luncheon served at The Gift Horse in Foley...wonderful building.

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15243

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $20.00
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Rainbow Plantation is an Escapees Park. The rate reflects the membership discount and the weekly rate. The park is very friendly. All utilities operate as expected and are well placed, although the sewer in at the rear of the site, so a long sewer line is needed. Sites are on grass and are relatively level. The park offers many planned activities. Wifi is offered thru Tangonet. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Summerdale is just north of Foley, home of Foley Fish Co. All sorts of gulf seafood is available at a reasonable price.

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Dave51

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $22.00
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A pleasant Escapees park at a low nightly rate for five nights. FHU on dirt and grass under an oak tree that dropped acorns on the roof at night. No cable, but good OTA and good Verizon cell/MiFi coverage. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

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Retiredandlovinit

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $11.00
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Pros: huge lots, live oak trees @ every site, management pretty much lets you do whatever, canopies, dog pens OK, in country yet close to a Dollar General & convenience stores.

Cons: VERY cliquey, office staff not well informed in how to operate computer software, outside staff not at all friendly.

Gun shots ALL AROUND campground some automatic & very large caliber (very unnerving since you don't know which direction the person is shooting in). Crop dusters flying (buzzing) from daylight to dark. Kinda neat at first but gets real old listening to it. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Outlet mall Foley. Good Walmart in Fair Hope.

Bring a large mat since sand and grass do track pretty badly.

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c+j p 5rvers

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
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WOW, this campground is a dream. The sites are wide and long. We were joking that we expected someone to come between us and our neighbor- but no. We had a shaded site. The sites are on grass so I could see after a heavy rain that there would be puddles. The roads are paved and wide so easy in. They only have back in sites, but no problem backing in since the sites are so wide and long. So many activities and there is a community feel here. At the socials, they ask if there are new people, if people are leaving. You get greeted by so many people saying hello and welcome. The folks leaving get a fond farewell. The location is very countryside. But, its not far from the Gulf Shore, Fairhope and Foley (there is this huge boardwalk there). Good cellphone connection. No cable, but we got all the major networks and some more on the antennae. The wi-fi was OK and you have to pay. But we find that so in most campgrounds. Wi-FI is slow. Unless you are seasonal and get an individual box- it will be slow in most places. Everyone is so friendly. People just stopping by to chat. We had these people who invited us to breakfast before knowing our names. So nice. There is a separate section of private homes that are part of the campground. But they aren't park homes, they are regular houses. Some of the properties have motor homes and trailers that are under "barns" are they call them. But, they are decorated. All the properties are well kept. The only draw back was that the pool isn't open until May. Its too cold there in the winter to open it. But, when we got there it was warm enough, but that's when they open the pool. Also, no tables at the sites. I think if they had tables, I'd give this place a 10. The rate reflects Escapees (we had a 50 amp site so its $3 extra. By the way, they will be converting all the sites to 50 AMP so I guess that $18 for Escapees will be the rate for all sites). If in the area, I'd come back. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Da Keeffes

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $17.00
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This is a very nice park with huge shady lots. There are a lot of activities and people are friendly. The laundry is wonderful at 75 cents for washer and dryer with a large table in the middle for folding and push carts to transport the clothes. We had an exceptionally heavy rain and for a while there were large puddles but they were gone by the next day. The Tengo internet is useless. We paid $15 for the week and it was good the first day, not so good the second and third and then disappeared off our menu completely after that. We used our hot spot and should have just saved our money but we thought it would be faster. We are Escapees members and that is reflected in our rate of $17. We stayed here for a week and would gladly come back again. It's not a far drive in different directions to find shopping and restaurants. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

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Kent and Margaret

Review Count: 134
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $17.00
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One of the best Escapees Rainbow Parks in the system. The utility hookups are adequate. WiFi through Tengo Internet is not free. No mail can be delivered to the park; you must use general delivery at a local post office. Packages must be delivered to your rig in your space; they don't go to the office like most RV parks. The parking surface is on the grass and when it rains, many of the spaces flood. The water drains fairly quickly in a day or two. You don't need to be an Escapees member to stay here but a member gets a discount. There are lots of activities here in the park. We would stay here again. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

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BertD

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
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The $19/nightly rate was actually a $128/week Escapees rate. We reserved a site for a week prior to leaving MO. We ended up staying three weeks. Staff was friendly, sites are very large, good $3.50/person breakfast at clubhouse on Saturday mornings. The campground is approximately 20 minutes off I-10, not close enough to the Interstate for an overnight stay. Roads to campground, and in campground are good. We only saw two, single, shower/toilet units, but we didn't search for them since we used the facilities in our motorhome. The pool was not open, the water was not warm enough to use it, during our stay. TengoInternet is available for a fee. The signal was not great at our site. We tethered our laptops to our phones, which worked fine. Lack of a heated pool/spa, poor campground Internet and lack of cable TV access were the reasons I did not give the campground a 10. For the price it is a fantastic deal and we will stay there again if we are in the area. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

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northern ranger

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
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Rate includes $2 per night for 50 amp service and is the rate for Escapees. Wide, long grass sites. Quite level, but puddled after rain. Great staff and residents. We were immediately welcomed into the fold. New Years pool plunge--49 degree water. Went into the 'teens several nights so I could see why the pool was closed. There was always something going on, and you were made welcome. Excellent location - Gulf Shore, Foley, Mobile all close. Will definitely return. We were there fo three weeks. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

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990dunlop

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
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We loved this park so much we ended up staying for 20 days. The sites are large, the park is quiet clean, and it is extremely friendly. The pool was closed for the season. The clubhouse always has something happening. There are no gravel pads but the parking spots are quite level. The roads are paved. They have shade tree spots if you want them. This park is very well maintained. Wi-Fi worked well. We would stay here again. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Rib

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
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This park is in the Escapee system. It is very well cared for and all the buildings except one on the site are well maintained. There is one home that is a total eyesore to the whole place. The laundry was 75 cents per load. Not quite sure how they can still offer laundry at that low a price but I will take it. The sites are large and all the property is well maintained. Only Tengo Wi-Fi glad I bought a MiFi. Great spot if you want to explore the Gulf Shores without being at the beach, Pensacola, Fairhope and Mobile is only 45 minutes away. Lots of good food in the area. Especially Lambert's Cafe in Foley which is a must do. The rate is the Escapee rate then plus electric and if it is cold, propane. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Mike1987

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $17.00
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We have stayed in a few Escapees parks, and this is a very nice one. The staff are very friendly. The sites are grass and very spacious, although some have tree trouble. Although the Park is out in the country, the nearby cities offer plenty to do for eating, shopping, and entertainment. The Gulf beaches, wildlife refuge, and state parks are very close. The seafood restaurants were very good. The clubhouse, pool, laundry, and other facilities were excellent. The general maintenance of the Park was commendable. Wi-Fi was available but we did not use it, as well as, the showers and restrooms. We would definitely stay here again for an extended stay. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Old Boy Scout

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
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Friendly staff Nice campground We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Traveller101

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
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Stayed for two nights. Nice place, nice people. Our Verizon Wi-Fi card had only one bar so we could only check email. No cable but the price is great! The place is very clean and the big sites with trees are wonderful. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
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You have to be an Escapee member to stay here. The sites are huge and the people are friendly. All but a few sites have a big tree and yet getting a satellite signal is easy because all the sites run south/north. A great, quiet place to relax. You can wash your rig and even fix your car or give it an oil change at a "garage" on site. You're encouraged to join in the many activities at the fully-equipped club house. If you stay here, be sure to go eat at Lamberts in Foley. They don't take credit cards and they don't serve alcohol, beer, or wine, but they'll serve you lots of great food, and in three days you may be hungry again. We camped at Rainbow Plantation in a Motorhome.

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Top Tips for this Campground

  • Outlet mall Foley. Good Walmart in Fair Hope. Bring a large mat since sand and grass do track pretty badly.

    RetiredandlovinitDecember 2014
  • Gulf shores, Dauphin Island, Battleship Alabama, Pensacola Naval Air Museum all good places to visit in area within about 30 minutes. Also, visit the Holmes Medical Museum in Foley and the Baldwin County Historical Museum in Elberta AL. Nice southern buffet luncheon served at The Gift Horse in Foley...wonderful building.

    Fixn2gocampFebruary 2015
  • Summerdale is just north of Foley, home of Foley Fish Co. All sorts of gulf seafood is available at a reasonable price.

    15243March 2015

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