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Gulf State Park Campground

Gulf Shores, Alabama


20115 State Highway 135
Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
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Sites: 496
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.26373
Longitude: -87.64220

Elevation: 20' (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 yes
  • 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 no
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 no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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251 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Park, pool and trails very clean. Sites are not on top of each other, vegetation barriers scattered throughout. Excellent value considering all sites are 50 amp with sewer AND a pool at no additional fee. Easy drive to the beach, with several beach access points to choose from. Free access to fishing pier. Park lodge nearby with yummy adult beverages. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
252
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Easy to shop and biking fantastic.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent campground with amazing access to a 27 mile bike trail, Resturants, beach, pier, very nice pool. Laundry is ok We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
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
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

The park was very well maintained for an older State Park. There are some awesome walking and biking trails. I walked over 4 miles this morning and never left the park. Sewage is located in the middle of the site. Must have a 20 ft hose to reach the back of site. I could not back all the way in. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
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: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Everything has already been said about this park. Seriously amazing! We’ll be going back as often as we can. We happened to be here for ‘shark week’ put on by the campground on the pier. Fun and educational stuff going on every day. My 3yo loved it. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Take bikes, it’s huge! The campground/pier beach is about 25% as crowded as the public beach, a real gem. Check their calendar for events, there’s always something going on.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We needed to get home, so we only stayed one night. I wish we could have stayed longer. The park is clean and well-kept. We were in a FHU pull-through. We stayed in a loop without much traffic (on purpose). The only downside was that we were a decent walk to restrooms. The pool and splash pad were clean and in good condition. In fact, both were very nice. There were beautiful flowers at our campsite. We had a raccoon help him/herself to our trash one night. My husband caught the trash panda in the act, and this animal was most unrepentant. In fact, this creature seemed offended that my husband would remove the buffet. Take your trash to the dumpster before going in for the night. Park rangers and employees were friendly and helpful. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
470
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots of things to do in Gulf Shores. Stay longer than we did. :)

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

Our favorite state park. Excellent, level, spacious sites. This is a big park with over 450 sites. Excellent trail system for hiking and biking. We had some issues with ants so plan accordlingly. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
314
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed 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
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your bicycles. Take a walk on the pier.

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Review Count: 176
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

All has been written about this park - awesome - and we have seen a LOT of other (state) parks, this one is the best. We don't give it a 10 because they offer free Wifi but it is not existing at all. No problem all the rest makes up for it. Great bicycling, 25 miles paved, great beach, great people. We will be back (if we are in the neighborhood). We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
450
Site Surface
Concrete, 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
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here Easter weekend. They had an Easter egg hunt(we did not attend so don’t know how good it was) Saturday morning. TRAILS...there aka access to miles and miles of trails, most of which are paved for easy bike riding or walking. There is a pool and splash pad, we didn’t use cause it was a little cold for us. Check in was easy and fairly quick. Roads are wide enough to drive my long bed truck and 32 foot trailer, and backing into site was easy. Sites are plenty spacious. We had room to park my truck in one side of the camper and our friends truck on the front of the site. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
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
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This park is a real gem. Located in a popular and busy tourist region, it is an oasis of peaceful natural surroundings. Sites are large and well spaced for the most part. Paved pads. 26 miles of paved bike/walking trails throughout the park. 2 miles of unspoiled ocean beach. Well maintained and clean facilities. Full hook ups. Bring your bikes! Beach is a short ride from the campground. With the trail network and bike paths in town, one can get to many places without a car. Will definitely be back! We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
68 and 44
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Huge state park including a golf course, nature center, large laundry room that is open 24/7, miles of well-maintained hiking and biking trails and a long pier into the ocean. Approximately 500 camp sites, easily accessible and most that can accommodate our 40 foot motor home. Many campers are long term and seasonal snowbirds that reserve a year in advance.  Make you reservations early as only have 75 are set aside for weekly or nightly camping during the peak winter months. (The monthly rate is about $100 more than a two weeks stay). Pricey for a state park and note that the camping price does not include 11% lodging tax and a 15% resort fee bringing our cost to $41.69 per night with the weekly rate.  WiFi is really slow so we use our AT&T cell hot spot instead...got over 30 channels with our antenna, most sites are open so satellite works fine. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
293
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

So many paved bike trails! Many TV stations via antenna. No internet to speak of, but good phone reception. Have stayed here before, and will again. Down side to monthly stay, is that they only allow it from the 1st of each month...If you show up early, you pay the daily rate. If you show up late, you need to notify them. Good people in the office, and very helpful. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for 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
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Stayed here in October after our reservations in the panhandle of FL were cancelled by the aftermath or Hurricane Michael. That turned out to be a great positive. We stayed here for a week and really enjoyed the low-key atmosphere of this park during the off season. The spots were great. We had shade and the power was the most reliable I have ever seen at a State Park - much less one this size. I highly recommend this park and we will certainly return. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
174
Site Surface
Concrete
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Fin and Fork, just East of the park entrance has absolutely incredible food. If you are in the area when the Blue Anbgels are practicing in Pensacola, you have to go. It is about a 45 minute drive, but the practice is essentially a one hour FREE airshow ....

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This State park has everything you need; with close-by Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley to fill in for everything else. There are biking/hiking trails all over the park, laundry facilities, a convenience store, pool and a golf course. We had a full hook up site that backed up to a lake within the park. Our site was spacious. For the price and location, this was an excellent value. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
259
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:

Pensicola Naval Air Station is about an hour away. There is a free museum and the Blue Angels practice (and put on a free air show) on Wednesdays - check on other days as well. It was well worth the trip.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 44

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

After spending a couple months with family, this was our first stop on a long trip. We usually do not use State Parks but this one was beyond our expectations so we stayed a little longer than a simple stop over. It is huge and a great location. Being October, it was not full but I could see where getting into this snow bird location could be difficult. They have a fabulous pool (open and not cold) and the cycling and beach access is amazing. Everything is very clean with plenty of grass and trees to keep sites private. The area we stayed - site 161 (159 thru 161) is on a turn and very private. There are some pull thrus as well - spaced out nicely. No wifi to speak of but we used our verizon cell with great coverage. Over the air tv was local florida channels (all the majors with good coverage) also our site had good sat. view even though the trees everywhere. Nice friendly 24 hour staff - it was a busy check in but we booked one night on line (checked that no one was coming in that site for a few days) and then we paid for more days after we decided it was a good location. Great for dogs and kids too. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
161
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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Local seafood very good - Cobalt restaurant - great view, not cheap but worth it. Also other local take away or fish markets. Air museum in Pensacola. Go to the pier and nature center.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

Huge state park with awesome recreational activities already mentioned by others. Bring bikes! Best bike trails of any park we have been in. Bring binoculars...watch the Osprey, gators and the resident bald eagles! Paved, spacious full hookup sites. Only gripes - trash dumpsters at only one spot near entrance, a long way from most campsites; no dog bags. We camped at Gulf State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
354
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for 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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

40 minute drive to NAS Pensacola - FREE awesome National Naval Aviation Museum (do the narrated tour). Also, catch Blue Angels practice if able! Gulf Shores Seafood - get the $20 (for two) low country boil and take it home to eat (shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn).

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