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Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park

Summerdale, Alabama


14301 Co Rd 28
Summerdale, Alabama 36580
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 87
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.45952
Longitude: -87.77953

Elevation: 97' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • 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 yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • 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 yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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59 Reviews

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is probably the nicest Escapees Rainbow park as the park looks neat and tidy and the surrounding area is nice. All the roads are paved and are wide. The campsites are mostly back-in on grass or dirt with shade from trees. No picnic tables or fire pits as seems to be common with Escapees parks. There is a dry camping area for $7/night and leased lots as well as ERPU lots. It does get muddy when it rains. The clubhouse is nice, there were many activities such as social hour, crafts, card games, dinners, etc. There is a pool, library and laundry. Folks were friendly. We got over the air tv and ok WiFi. Would stay here again. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots of restaurants and shopping in the area. Not too far from gulf beaches.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Rate listed reflects campsite plus electric. We stayed for a month and the electric is billed separately. We arrived shortly after heavy rains and our site was very muddy, to the point that we were worried about getting stuck when backing in. They indicate they are trying to grow grass on all of the sites but ours was muddy and sandy so always tracking in some type of dirt. In addition, because of the mud, we had very limited space for parking our toad if we didn't want it in the mud. I think it would be reasonable if not during rainy season. No picnic table or fire ring. However, the sites were so spacious that it made up for much of the inconveniences. Frequent activities similar to other Escapee parks where we stayed. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

L.A. Barbeque in Summerdale was one of the best BBQ places we've been.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Park is very quiet and empty at this time of year. Large sites, friendly neighbors. All grass sites. The only I see is that the laundry facilities need some maintenance. Of 4 washers, 1 was broken. Of 5 dryers, 2 were broken. My understanding is that they have been broken for several weeks if not longer. Also, lawn maintenance was done on Sunday. No reason that we can see, weather has been good. Most its under the trees. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Well maintained friendly park with a lot of full-timers spending the winter. We always stop off here when traveling along the Gulf coast to rest and visit the nearby seafood and alternatively the BBQ restaurants. Large partially shaded full hook-up sites had plenty of room although the neighbors are always in sight. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nearby Foley along SR 59 has lots of shopping & dining opportunities with most national retailers present. In the opposite direction you can visit Fairhope on Mobile Bay for a more laid-back tourist experience.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Utilized dry camp area. (Didn't need hookups for an overnight stay). Park has large open fields and beautiful trees and vegetation. Very clean and well maintained park. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Dry 10
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

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

Fairhope is 15 miles away, a beautiful little town with shops and restaurants. Publix, Walmart, and Target just a few miles farther out. Very nice area.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great campground, a favorite of ours. Nice park, staff helpful and friendly and other campers friendly. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand
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, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

The staff here was great; friendly and helpful. The bath house was always clean and the shower was good. Our site was large and shady but open enough to get a good satellite connection. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We really like this campground. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and there are lots of walkers who enjoy stopping for a chat. The RV area is grassy on packed sand. We enjoyed the spacious site and a nice shady oak tree. In the past we have parked under oak trees in the fall and didn't enjoy the acorn bombardment on the camper. This being spring we mainly had to put up with leaves falling (the oaks don't shed leaves until new leaves come in and "push" them out). There are lots of activities in the park's activity center: everything from a music group to quilters to a chair "caning" group. Of course, there are plenty of eating opportunities as well. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lambert's in Foley is the home of "throwed rolls" - great food.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

One of the nicer Escapees parks. We stayed 4-5 days; no full hook-up sites were available so we boondocked, hence the lower rate. Escapees members pay $22 for FHU sites. The sites are back-in and grass/gravel. Many folks are long term. People are so friendly and welcoming here. They have a social hour, line dancing, bingo, meal times, etc. There is a nice clubhouse, laundry, library, pool, dog walk area. We enjoyed our time here and will be back for a longer visit. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Dry camping area
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect

Campground Details

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

Go to Southern BBQ!

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 53

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

Sites are all spacious with some shade, but are grass with some dirt so can get pretty messy in heavy rain. Roads are very wide, access to the sites is easy. All are backin. Part of park is only 30 amp.

The park is a mix of houses, longterm leased lots and rv sites. The facilities and the park are spotless. There are activites going on every day at the clubhouse and visitors are encouraged to join in. Be sure to go to happy hour.

Very large fields adjacent to the developed area makes ideal dog walking but folks are a little casual about cleaning up.

No WIFI or cable, but AT&T data worked fine and OTA reception was good. We look forward to returning for a longer visit. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

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

Go see Fairhope, then drive down the coast to end of the main road, then head north to Foley.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

The rate reflects a weekly stay. Rainbow Plantation is an Escapees park. As such you must be an Escapees member to stay here. The sites are spacious and easy to back into. The office staff were friendly and helpful. The area was nice. The laundry facilities were clean, inexpensive, and worked well. There were many permanent residents and long-term guests, but they kept their sites neat. Community meals were held several times per week, as well as other activities. There was a DVD lending library. We were in the minority being below the retirement age. Most guests were diligent about cleaning up after their dogs, but not all were. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park 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: 138
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

The rate reflects the SKP member monthly rate, plus electric. This is the first park we have ever rated a 10. This was our first time to this park and we have already booked for next year. Everyone in this park was so welcoming and there are many, many activities/dinners planned. We felt like family as soon as we arrived. The sites are very spacious and level. The sites are grassy and there were lots of ants around, but I believe this is normal for this area. Good open spaces for satellite reception. Utilities worked very well. Did not use the Tengo WIFI as we have our own. The only thing we could think would be an improvement would be the sites being paved as we were constantly tracking into the camper. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Large grassy sites, ours was level. Large Clubhouse with plenty of activities. As an Escapees park, there are plenty of seasonal and permanent residents, but they are very friendly and welcoming, and they want you to be a part of their activities. We were always invited to join them for meals, and never ate alone. This was our second stay, and we will stay again. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Rainbow Plantation is an Escapee Park. The sites are all back-in on level grass or sand and very spacious. Roads are paved and there is plenty of room to navigate into sites. Utilities work well although only half of the 97 sites offer 50 amp elec. No cable TV is offered and internet is thru Tengonet. I found the internet to be useless. I was not able to get a signal in the trailer. I did get a good signal from Dish Network. As with all Escapee parks, there is plenty to do with many planned activities and functions. This is my third visit to Rainbow Plantation, but I doubt I will return due to the sandy/no grass sites. For my future visits to Lower Alabama I'll look for campgrounds with better sites. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50 amp
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoy the large sites and the area. They had a pot luck gathering that we enjoyed while we were there.

Amenities - Pool, Clubhouse, Laundry, Large Library - great walking areas as well. We camped at Rainbow Plantation - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
First row
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

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

Gulf Shores, Eastern Shore, USS Battleship, Pensacola

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