Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
Gulf State Park, AL w/pics

We took a drive through Gulf State Park and took a few pics. Itís been three years since weíve been in this area and the newest edition to the park is a 7 tower zipline ($79 per person $69 for seniors). Looked like a lot of fun.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0451 - Copy.jpg
Views:	157
Size:	44.9 KB
ID:	47680

For those who donít know, the Gulf State park was devastated by Hurricane Ivan (category 3) in 2004. The campground was rebuilt and has something on the order of 450 full hookups sites and all are paved sites. Most of the sites are back-in but there are quite a few pull-thrus and some sites back up to a beautiful lake. I did not see fire rings at any of the sites but there were a few community firerings in the campground.

One of the community fire rings.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0430 - Copy.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	50.5 KB
ID:	47681

Some photos of the campsites.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0424 - Copy.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	48.8 KB
ID:	47682

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0447 - Copy.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	48.6 KB
ID:	47683

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0446 - Copy.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	47.5 KB
ID:	47684

With the amenities this park offers such as an 18 hole golf course, ocean pier, zipline, tennis courts, wifi, and a swimming pool this park is more like a resort. There are also bike and hiking trails. At the Nature Center we found a handout with a list of the parkís geocaching with the names and coordinates for those who enjoy hunting those items.

On a scale of 1 to 10 Iíd have to give this park a 9.75. I had to deduct something for the lack of individual campsite firerings.
__________________

__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
LittlePM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: In the Heart of Dixie
Posts: 1,779
Looks like a nice place for a camp out. We may have to go this fall. Nice pictures
__________________

__________________
Pennie and Chuck, Mandi and Polly (the little dogs)
Your Hosts for BamaGanza 2017
2014 Georgetown XL378, 2013 Honda CR-V AWD Toad
Days Camped 2014 - 83, 2015 - 56, 2016 - 58, 2017 - 86

The Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE
LittlePM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 09:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
mark0224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oakman View Post
We took a drive through Gulf State Park and took a few pics. Itís been three years since weíve been in this area and the newest edition to the park is a 7 tower zipline ($79 per person $69 for seniors). Looked like a lot of fun.

Attachment 47680

For those who donít know, the Gulf State park was devastated by Hurricane Ivan (category 3) in 2004. The campground was rebuilt and has something on the order of 450 full hookups sites and all are paved sites. Most of the sites are back-in but there are quite a few pull-thrus and some sites back up to a beautiful lake. I did not see fire rings at any of the sites but there were a few community firerings in the campground.

One of the community fire rings.

Attachment 47681

Some photos of the campsites.

Attachment 47682

Attachment 47683

Attachment 47684

With the amenities this park offers such as an 18 hole golf course, ocean pier, zipline, tennis courts, wifi, and a swimming pool this park is more like a resort. There are also bike and hiking trails. At the Nature Center we found a handout with a list of the parkís geocaching with the names and coordinates for those who enjoy hunting those items.

On a scale of 1 to 10 Iíd have to give this park a 9.75. I had to deduct something for the lack of individual campsite firerings.
Wow sounds nice, going to have to save this so I can remember it for next years retirement trip.
__________________
mark0224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 PM.