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Meaher State Park

Spanish Fort, Alabama


5200 Battleship Pkwy
Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527
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Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Monday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Hours above shown for Central Time Zone

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Latitude: 30.66950
Longitude: -87.93615

Elevation: 8' (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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are asphalt (parking and sitting areas) and are flat and level. Site spacing is good, better than most private parks. There is a large play field, a fishing pier and a board walk out into the wetlands. There are short hiking trails, mostly folded into a maze in a patch of woods in the park. Good for walking your dog, though. There's no other specified "dog walk" area. The campground is semi-wooded, all pines, but not too thick to limit satellite reception. Water pressure was low at 40psi, but they were repairing some plumbing problems during our stay. There's a boat launch and a very nice launch specifically made for kayaks or canoes designed to make boarding/unboarding safer. There have been Argentine ant problems at this CG in the past, but they seem to have gotten them under control with a campus-wide treatment system; no problem while we were there. Sites have a stand-up grill and a picnic table. There are no fire rings and ground fires are not allowed. The biggest negative for this CG is the road noise from Hwy 98 and I-10. Depending on air density and cloud cover, the noise can be loud enough to make you have to raise your voice while talking outside. It's a good CG for the convenient location between Mobile and Spanish Fort, but should not be considered a "primitive" or "back-to-nature" campground. One curious thing about the CG was a 10 ft. high chain link fence around the property, including the gate. The CG didn't seem to be in a problem area. The gate is controlled by a security code given to you when you check in. Be sure to call ahead if you are going to be arriving late. The approach area for the gate is short; if you are arriving when the gate is closed, you'd better not be longer than about 50 feet or your tail would be stuck out in the road while you are putting in the gate code. This could use some redesign. Overall, a very nice park. Watch for alligators in the warmer months and keep your small unattended pets away from the shoreline there. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

This park is right in the middle of three great seafood restaurants. Felix's Fish Camp - full seafood menu, fair prices. Oyster House Restaurant - best for oysters. Ed's Seafood Shed - best prices.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Meaher State Park is a beautiful state park with wide, level, paved sites. The view of a sunset over Mobile Bay is quite nice. We would stay here again. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Large sites. Immaculate park. Great view of Mobile Bay and city in distance. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Park is treating for a chronic ant problem, and we follow their advice and do our own measures. Second time we have been here and no issues whatsoever. Love coming here and will be back. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
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: 58
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Office closed early but camp host came out to meet us. We took an open site and registered/paid the next morning. Beautiful park on Mobile Bay. Rainy, foggy conditions meant no pretty sunset over the bay. The only negative is constant traffic noise from interstate on one side and major highway on the other. Not very noticeable though with camper closed up for chilly weather. Very friendly staff. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
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
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Many seafood restaurants nearby. We liked Original Oyster House. Battleship USS Alabama across the bay to tour.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 18

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

This is an otherwise beautiful campground except for at least one member of the staff. She was unhelpful and needed a definite attitude adjust. Moreover, she was apparently too lazy to bother relocating us to a better location with the snappy response of being "fully booked." The park remained half-empty all night and the next morning. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Take a drive through the older section of Mobile. The old homes are beautiful.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We fled to this campground to avoid Hurricane Michael; we liked our week stay here and will revisit in the future. 50A power, a different style sewer hookup point (than we're used to) required me to use an old, modified hose. Water pressure was only 22 pounds. Plenty of over the air TV channels, Verizon was strong. Intermittent wifi connection (pad 20). Staffed (daytime), locking gate at night (pass code provided at check-in). Staff made rounds hourly, local police patrolled at least once /day. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Numerous seafood places just outside the campground.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

What a gem in the Alabama State Park system! We camped here in a 30-ft motorhome, no towed vehicle. The on-line reservation system was excellent. Arrival off the Battleship Parkway gated entrance was smooth. We were greeted by friendly staff which carried on through the stay with the park hosts. We had site 52 just east of the main bathhouse and laundry facility. The crescent-shaped pull through was huge, paved and level. There are a number of back-in sites right on the bay waters. Every site offers a view of the water, the I-10 bridge and a magnificent sunset if it isn't cloudy. All utilities were modern and efficient. The CG is kept very clean. There are walk-ways over the bayou waters and a very spacious marina. The restrooms and showers are kept clean and there was always hot-water. There are a number of seafood themed restaurants along Battleship Parkway within walking or biking distance. Careful at night, the speed limit is 55 mph. This is a "don't miss" experience if you are in the area. We will go back just as a destination from Florida. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The Oyster House - awesome food

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Just an overnight stop, could definitely stay longer. Not far from I-10, but didn't hear road noise. Had site 34 which was super long. The rig across from us left so we had unobstructed water view. There are fishing piers and a beach. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in our 25' class c motorhome in this beautiful and small-ish state park right on Mobile Bay. Our site was a back-in on the bay (Site 27). Absolutely spectacular spot to view sunset directly behind downtown Mobile skyline. Nice fishing pier and boardwalk as well as a few short walking trails within the park. Any of the spots along the water will be great. They have plenty of space between sights though nothing between them to create any sort of privacy. We only stayed a couple of days but we could have stayed a couple of weeks. You are a little distance from anything other than some seafood restaurants and the USS Alabama Battleship museum so plan accordingly. There is some talk and warning of Argentine ants but we had no problems. Park seems to be doing a good job with controlling the problem. We would and probably WILL stay here again. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

The campground was extremely clean. The person checking us in was helpful and efficient. The sites are very widely spaced so there is a feeling of privacy. The sites are paved and level. There are no fire pits but there are tables and grills at each site. There is a lovely view of the bay and nice piers for sunset views. The campground is between I-10 and 90 so there is always some highway noise, but it is not overwhelming. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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:

We were only here for overnight but passed a lot seafood restaurants and it is close to Mobile.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This my third review of Meaher State Park in the 4 past years. The first 2 were accurate but not very kind. I'm happy to say things have changed! The bath house/laundry was clean with a new coat of paint and the washers and dryers were clean and appeared to be in good shape. This is a very nice park with large comfortable paved sites with paved patios. The staff was inviting and professional. The park was clean, neat and orderly. This is a nice place to relax for a few days, enjoy some great seafood, beautiful sunsets over Mobile bay and a peaceful atmosphere. Ants have always been a problem here. BUT, a contractor has been hired and is working on controlling/eliminating them. We had no problems with ants this trip. In fact, I don't think I saw the first ant over the 3 days we were there. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Original Oyster House is great and only a mile or so up the road.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

First time here VERY PLEASANT SURPRISE! This is a small campground located right on Mobile Bay. I-10 crosses it and the city skyline is in the background. It has many tall, pruned, pine trees providing lots of shade and there is always a breeze from the bay. The staff keeps it immaculate, very clean, and staff is very helpful. All sites are back in on asphalt throughout the entire park. We had site number 19 which backed up to the water. They are very spacious and easy to maneuver in. We had 50 amp, water, and sewer (water pressure was around 40 ). Good WiFi but, don't expect to stream on it. There is no store but, Spainish Fort is just a couple miles away, the ranger station does have ice for sale. If you have pets be aware of the sand spurs getting in their fur and if you are close to the water the alligators are close by - most are in the 6 - 10' range. There are two really nice fishing docks and I am told fishing is good. We would definitely stay here again if ever back this way. We camped at Meaher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Fantastic park right on the water. Fishing if you like. Two ladies and gent at the gate were great. Spotless, quiet, peaceful. Will never pass thru Mobile without staying here for a week at least. Unusual state park in that it has sewer hookups at site. Sites VERY spacious. On top of all else two gators patrolled the waters behind us to protect from terror attacks. :-) We camped at Meaher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
23
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Tips for other Campers:

VERY close to great seafood restaurants. Original Oyster House nearest and best.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Staff very friendly when we checked in. The park is gated, but you have a code so you can come and go as you want. Sites are asphalt and showing age, but still very clean. Very easy to maneuver in, BUT you might miss the entrance if not paying attention. There are signs indicating you are almost there, but the sign at the actual entrance is small. Very close to restaurants and groceries. There are warnings about ants, but we did not have any issues. We would stay here again for sure! We camped at Meaher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19 on bay
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is Publix and Walmart in Daphne, down highway 98, but we found another grocery closer if you stay straight onto Hwy 31.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground with large lots. The only negative was poor internet. Had to go close to a building and then it was spotty We camped at Meaher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

I highly recommend that you go to the Battleship museum very close by. Able to go into USS Alabama a naval ship and USS Drum a submarine

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