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Old 06-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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I hate to ask this but we are thinking of staying at GBSP and the DW is deathly afraid of snakes. Sense it is a wooded area I think that is a possibility. We love the Red Bar and was wondering if it is in walking distance of the RV Park? P.S. I don't like them either at least at night in the dark.
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I hate to ask this but we are thinking of staying at GBSP and the DW is deathly afraid of snakes. Sense it is a wooded area I think that is a possibility. We love the Red Bar and was wondering if it is in walking distance of the RV Park? P.S. I don't like them either at least at night in the dark.
Hi Rockman1, You can walk to Red Bar but its about 2 miles...Walking back would be the problem Snakes? your in the south, just watch where your walking......maybe you should drive to the Red Bar
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Well I guess that settles it then. We were either going to GBSP or Luxury Resort in Gulf Shores. This will be are first rv trip so I was not wanting to pull a toad.
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Haven't been to Grayton Beach, but Topsail Hill State Park (Gregory E. Moore RV park resort) is awesome.
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Well I guess that settles it then. We were either going to GBSP or Luxury Resort in Gulf Shores. This will be are first rv trip so I was not wanting to pull a toad.
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Your first trip? I would not go to Grayton Beach SP for the first trip. As I recall, the CG roads were narrow and the sites were narrow access to back into. Not bad if you are experienced, but not for the 'newbie'. Make life easy for yourself, go to a developed CG with easier access to sites for a first trip.
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AS I recall several yrs ago I drive through GBSP from what I remember its more suited for smaller rv's. GO TO TOP SAIL its a little pricey but worth it or Henderson Beach St Pk if you can get in
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Top Sail is heavily discounted if you're a Fl resident.
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Topsail all the way I go to visit a lot to visit out of state friends, great place.
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Snakes, I can't tell you, narrow roads, can't tell you that either but what I can tell you is that they have a new section of campsites that have 30 and 50 amp elec, water and sewer hook ups that can take some big rigs.
Will be staying there in our 38 ft. motorhome soon.
I have stayed at Topsail Hill many times and it is nice. A little pricey but it doesn't get any nicer. Having said that we decided to try a Grayton Beach this time. Let everyone know when we get back or maybe not if we have discovered a hidden gem.
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I would not worry about the snakes, the aligators probably ate them all.
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Have stayed at Grayton Beach state park twice in the last two years. Wonderful park, great beach, good access to the local reastaurants. Check out the DONUT HOLE BAKERY CAFE both in Port Washington and Destin. The park has an old section with smaller sites and only water and electric hookups. The new section has full hookups, large open sites, and real nice layouts. Good look at the ReserveAmerica website and check out the park. Check out all Florida parks on this site. Enjoy.
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Well I guess that settles it then. We were either going to GBSP or Luxury Resort in Gulf Shores. This will be are first rv trip so I was not wanting to pull a toad.
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Consider Henderson Beach State Park. It's right in the middle of Destin. Walk to shopping, restaurants, etc. There is also good stuff around Luxury in GS. Don't miss the Original Oyster House.

Topsail is top notch, but it's a long walk to anything if you don't want to pull the toad.

I wouldn't be overly concerned with snakes. But as mentioned above, this is Florida. In the five years that I've been camping in the W Florida, S. Alabama area we have seen one snake. That was in a campground about six miles out the Ft Morgan Road in Gulf Shores. We don't stay there anymore because they will not remove fallen limbs and debris that snakes love to hide in.
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