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Old 03-02-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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So last night watching the news about the impending storm and the fact that the state says to stay home and dont travel (second time this winter) I was looking at gulf coast camping....both my wife and I agreed to a big trip in early in the summer. Going to book Topsail and possible Gulf Shores State park and take 2 weeks off and head south....just wish it was this year.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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I can highly reccomend Big Lagoon State Park in Pensecola, it is beautiful!
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I'm currently in Gulf Shores for the month of March so I'll drive over to Gulf State Park next week sometime and take some up to date photos and post them when I have the chance ryand.
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So last night watching the news about the impending storm and the fact that the state says to stay home and dont travel (second time this winter) I was looking at gulf coast camping....both my wife and I agreed to a big trip in early in the summer. Going to book Topsail and possible Gulf Shores State park and take 2 weeks off and head south....just wish it was this year.

Gulf shores state park is very nice (if you can get in). You can get on their web site and see a lot of what they have. They do not have fire pits for a camp fire. I bought an outdoor above ground fire 'pit' from wally world and it was great. The year before we stayed there, a camper dumped his charcoal at the back of his unit. we were told that it smoldered for a day after they had left.... ended up burning the underbrush of more than half the park.... outwardly everyone that worked at the park was very unhappy about the 'uncontrolled burn'.... but talking to some of them a little longer, they all said that the underbrush needed to be burned back in a 'controlled burn'. Everything was popping up nice and green when we were there. We drove over from there to Pensacola to saw the air museum and Blue Angles flying team (check their schedule of demonstration at the base, it is must see)
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:13 PM   #6
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Topsail is a great summer beach camping destination...we go every summer!
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Oakman that would be awesome! Where are you staying?
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:45 PM   #8
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We LOVE Gulf State Park and we plan a trip to there every other year, alternating between Hunting Island SP in SC.

During the summer, it is HOT!! The beach is not AT the campground, but is about a 2 minute car ride or 5 minute bike ride to the beach access. The fishing pier is also just down the road and is huge.

The pool is nice and there is wifi (limited area, at least on our last trip). Lots to do in the area. Go ride the ferry to Dauphin Island.
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My Big Big Trip starts end of March Nice to hear ya'll are headin South. More room for me up North. Need to practice my Yankee talk.
Start out of New Orleans and north to Maine and return by way of Miami via Niagara Falls, 9000 plus mile. Just have to be back for August.
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Just for clarification this will be next summer.
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