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Old 11-11-2015, 06:45 PM   #21
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Sorry for the loss of you son, we know what you are feeling, we lost our son in 2004. Gulf Shores State Park is a real nice place to camp. However, we prefer Luxury RV Resort, downtown Gulf Shores on Hwy 59, 3 blocks off the Gulf of Mexico. If you don't want to cook, there are 43 restaurants within walking distance of the campground, plus retail shops. They have full hookups (2 sewer connections) , Wi-Fi, & cable. We attend the National Shrimp Fest in Gulf Shores each Oct. and have been staying at Luxury for 14 years.

I would suggest calling any park you plan to stay in, the snow birds are already arriving, so the parks are filling up.

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Old 11-11-2015, 07:54 PM   #22
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I've been going to Gulf Shores since the early 80's. We like (in no order) Island Retreat, Doc's, Anchor Aweigh, and the Gulf State Park (but if you have small dogs watch out for Gators).
Luxury sites are to close together and sometimes its hard to put out the awning.
SouthPort's bathhouse is not the best.
Be safe and sorry for you loss.

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Old 11-11-2015, 09:51 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BamaRVcouple View Post
Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores is a good place to stay, but be sure you check availability and make reservations before you go. They do fill up quite often. On our last trip to Gulf Shores in October, the state park was full but we found a nice place to stay at the Anchors Aweigh RV Resort in Foley, AL at a reasonable price. This park is less than 10 miles north of Gulf Shores just off highway 59.

Sorry for you loss.
I am at Gulf State Park for the next 2 months. There are plenty of spots open right now. Lots of room for trailer, hookups are convienent. Nice and quiet. Prices just had a big increase. They have added a $90.00 a month lodging fee to the monthly rent.

Sugar Sands is really nice but appeared to be full when I drove by Tuesday.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:11 AM   #24
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As was mentioned, the campground on the east end of Dauphin Island is nice though kind'a funky and old fashioned, which is what I like. Very shady and next to Fort Gaines, a Prussian influenced Third System fort with Carnot scarps, caponiers and a fortified latrine.

The Fort Pickens campground was recently closed for about a week because storms covered the road with sand and water; we had to cancel our reservations there and find another campground, in Navarre to the east.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:00 AM   #25
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Gulf Park State Campgrounds

Don't forget to visit Florabama and Lamberts Restaurant.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:08 AM   #26
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Gulf Shores

We have camped in Gulf Shores State Park couple of times and enjoyed the area. As far as Texas for camping, Port Aransis, Texas is a good area. We would go back in a heart beat. Like everyone says, reserve early!!!
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:20 AM   #27
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I too am sorry for your loss.

Either Gulf State Park or Dauphin Island Campground good destinations. We stayed at both this year and they are quite different. Gulf State is close to all the "beach" type activities and attractions whereas Dauphin Island is really layed back. Safe travels!
Have A Blessed Day
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:39 AM   #28
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Thanks for all the input, will try to get reservations as soon as we know when?
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:20 AM   #29
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We are staying at Doc's. RV in Gulf Shores for the month of November and then going on to the RGV in Texas. This is our 1st time in Gulf Shores and really like it. Doc's is close to everything and far enough away to have piece and quiet when you want it. It is close to a bike and walking trail and they have cable tv and wifi.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:33 PM   #30
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Gulf State Park, definitely.

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