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69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gulf State Park campground is a very large campground located across the Beach Highway from the Gulf. Sites on Sumac Road, where we stayed, are roomy and some have partial shade from trees that survived Hurricane Ivan. There were 3 bath houses close by and they were kept very clean and well-stocked. There are bike paths throughout the State Park,... More 

Thank slair
Gretna, Louisiana
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great park!! Swimming pool, basketball court, tennis courts, Nature Center, Activity Center, miles of hiking and biking trails. Boat launch and three separate lakes for fishing. They offer bike rentals and an awesome tour through a segment of the trails on a Segway scooter.

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40 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to park really liked it spaces are level with a lot of room between the places bath houses close utilities all in working order would have given five star but girls in office very rude. They were rude when trying to make reservations and when we asked info during our stay. The park rangers/ security were very nice.... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting GS in the past and staying at the condos, we tried the state park campground with our camper. In a weeks time, we had a very clear picture of how the state park system in alabama "works" and is going down the drain. A couple warnings for potential campers to consider: 1- they dont give any good sam... More 

Thank Ryan B
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I would like to address your concerns for future guests: 1. Correct, none of Alabama State Parks give Good Sam discounts. I don't believe any state parks do. I think that program is mostly for more private campgrounds. 2. Our park is located on the beautiful white sand beach of Gulf Shores. We offer free... More 

Brandon, Florida
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200 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed for 6 nights here. The entrance is actually off of Hwy 182 and not Hwy 135 as directed via GPS. The park is phenomenal. The campsites are big and roads easily assessable. The sites do not back up to one another as there are woods behind almost all. The bath houses are very clean and in good order.... More 

Thank Thomas L
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific review. I am so glad you had a great visit and hope you come again soon!! More 

O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice campground with large sites. Several different sections to stay at. Easy to get to. Lots of walking trails. Nice store. All good. Whole area around the park is nice too. My wife and I are going back again same time in 2017 with our two little dogs. Very close to beach. Pier is nice with a great view.... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Campground, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. I am glad you had a great trip and hope your 2017 trip is even better. Thanks again!! More 

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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our family decided to take the camper down to Gulf shore state park. Wow, what a wonderful time. The park is very well maintained and staffed with wonderful people. From Ms Kelly, CJ, Tom and Ranger Dave all the way to the pool and camp store. We got to see real Alligators as well as participate with Sharethebeach, the save... More 

Thank Jonathan H
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We always love to hear such high praises of our park and staff. We are glad you enjoyed all of our amenities and hope you will come back to stay with us again! More 

Pleasant View, Tennessee
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here the weekend after Labor Day. This is a large campground with over 400 sites but they are spread out over a large area. Lots of space with at least 50 Feet between RV's. We parked our 32 foot motor home and a car and still had space. Pads are paved and level with full hookups. We will... More 

Thank Greg E
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had a nice visit and hope you come again soon. More 

Dalton, Georgia
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47 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best state parks I have ever visited. With its own beach, pier, golf course, 10 miles of hiking/biking trails, and lots of campground spaces, Gulf State Park top notch. It is an all in one destination. One negative: The park recently closed a through road that led from the campground back to Gulf Shores so getting to... More 

Thank Benson M
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed the activities that the park offers. Closing Park Road 2 has been a bit of an experience for everyone involved. However the road is now Gopher Tortoise Trail and is part of the trail enhancements that are going to make our trail system an even better experience. Hopefully we... More 

Laurel, Mississippi
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We used to take the RV down to the campgrounds in Gulf Shores, AL several times a year. This is a very nice, clean campground with five star pads, baths, tennis, pool, biking and hiking and laundry. 👍

Thank jlsmith3395
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park Campground, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Our campground staff works very hard to make each visit as enjoyable as possible. We hope you come for another visit soon. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Approximately 1.5 miles from the white sands of the gulf beaches, Gulf State Park offers a 496-site improved campground including 11 modern bathhouses, pull-thru sites, back-in sites, water front campsites, and ADA accessible sites. Tents are also welcome in our campground. Great for spending time with family and friends, all camping pads are paved and big enough for large RVs with pullouts. All sites have water, sewer and electricity (20, 30, and 50 amp), a picnic table, and pedestal grill. There are laundry facilities and recycling bins located beside the Campstore to accommodate our guests. There are two playgrounds located in the campground. Gulf State Park offers very limited WiFi service and cannot guarantee service. New to Gulf State Park are 11 brand new primitive camping sites that include stone campfire rings, grill tops, and picnic tables. These new sites are nestled among the trees and on the creek, and include access to the bathhouses, playgrounds, and laundry facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gulf State Park Campground

Address: 22050 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 496
Also Known As:
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“My review is for campground onlyjjjnñnnn'uh”
 of 5 bubbles jlsmith3395, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“drive thrus on the canal are great but you need to be alert for alligators!”
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“We enjoyed being by the water.”
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