Gulf State Park CampingIs camping a tradition for your family? If so, now’s the time to pack up the gang and your camping gear and hit the road on a trip along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. All along coastal Alabama, we’ve got great spots to stop and park your RV or set up your tents for a fun back-to-nature-style vacation the whole family will love.

Below we’ve listed some of the best places to camp along the Coastal Connection. Be sure to double-check each site’s rules, as they vary. Happy camping!

In Gulf Shores, you can’t go wrong setting up shop at Gulf State Park. This large campground is only a mile and a half from white-sand beaches, and it offers 496 full-hookup campsites with paved pads along with 11 tent-friendly primitive sites. The air-conditioned bathhouses, laundry facilities, swimming pool and other recreational spaces set Gulf State Park apart. Reservations can be made online.

On Dauphin Island, there’s camping at Dauphin Island Park. This 155-acre park is positioned so that guests have direct access to a secluded beach, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and public boat launches. Featuring 99 full-hookup sites, a campground store, free wifi and an off-leash dog park, it’s a great option for camping families.

RV ParkLocated directly on Mobile Bay, the Fort Morgan RV Park offers just 34 sites spread over six acres for lots of elbow room and privacy. Situated near Alabama Gulf Coast beaches, the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, historic Fort Morgan and more, there’s always something to do. Hike the walking trails, fish off the 200-foot pier and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife.

Adventuring near Daphne? Stop and stay at Meaher State Park. This campsite boasts 61 RV campsites with electrical connections plus water and sewer, as well as 10 tent sites with electricity. With a brand-new bathhouse and laundry facilities, you’ll feel right at home. Reservations can be made by phone.

Tent or RV, camping or glamping; no matter your vacation style, there’s a stop for you and your crew along Alabama’s Coastal Connection.