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Old 07-03-2015, 11:26 PM   #1
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Gulf coast March - April 2016

We are planning our spring trip and normally book a couple of months ahead
But planning the Gulf Coast heading both east and west . Our base is Dallas.
With a 45ft Motorhome will I need to start planning now and book 9 months ahead. We would only stay 3-4 nights at each stop - not snow birding.
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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Are you asking for park recommendations? If so, the Gulf Coast has lots of great places. rvparkreviews, campendium & rvparky, in conjunction with the trip planning part of Good Sam's website are where I start.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:31 PM   #3
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I do lots of research thru RVPark reviews etc. but happy to take advice.
I'm more concerned about snowbirds filling the better parks if I don't start planning shortly.
I'm still micro planning our next venture to the states which takes us from Los Angeles to Vancouver and ends in Grapevine Texas.
Didn't want to shift my focus too far ahead if I didn't need to.
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I'm confused as to where you want information. Los Angeles to Vancouver ending in Grapevine Texas is not along the Gulf Coast.

Also, snowbirders typical begin leaving the south for the north in March and April.
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We will be doing the Gulf Coast March April 2016 and hoping to find campgrounds with vacancies closer to 2016.
My question was do I need to be booking now for casual vacancies of 2-4 days due to snowbirds


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We spent 3 months last winter along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi staying in a military campground. You can explore the entire coast of MS from one central location. The beaches are not crowded even in the summer and there is lots of parking. There are several campgrounds along U.S. 90 in MS. Sorry cannot comment on them since we stay in a military campground (we are there now for medical). We pass by them and they never seem full. Can also recommend Desportes Seafood and Deli in Biloxi, MS for a nice lunch. They have daily specials that are so good and a chef on staff. It is a seafood market though so it smells like a seafood market.
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In March and April you should be able to find sites without having reservations. Snowbirds are leaving then.
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Thanks for that
I didn't want to book as the weather could influence destinations


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March-April - you won't have a problem on the Gulf Coast unless you are traveling on a holiday. Then would be the only time you may be turned away - but still sure you can find somewhere on the coast that's not booked. Relax, you will be fine.
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Snowbirds will be at the point of leaving the gulf coast during March & April. The gulf coast of FL, AL & MS have many campgrounds within 1/4 mile & 10 miles of the gulf waters. Some are actually on or across street from beach. You don't need to make reservations this early. Use one or more of the several campground directories or smartphone apps to select campgrounds. Wait awhile to reserve your sites.


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We are work camping in Port Aransas now and will be here until April 2016. Pioneer Rv resort. Very nice park, walk to beach. Great people and we highly recommend it.
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Check out Bella Terra Resort (Foley Al.) and Emerald Coast Beach RV resort (Panama City Beach FL. Both are spotless, friendly, and "brick paved" resorts.
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Watch out for the Easter holiday that falls on March 27 in 2016. There are likely to be lots of folks spring breaking around that time.
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Seems booking early for April around the Gulf Coast in many cases not yet available.
The first 3 I attempted book at suggested getting back to them in the new year as they had not yet made spots available.
I'll restart after we get back from skiing early Feb


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