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Old 02-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #15
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Thanks guys for all the suggestions. As an update, we are leaning heavily toward staying local and going to oak mountain or cheaha state parks. Being we can only take the 4 days, it just makes more sense to spend more time relaxing than on the road. Plus with the saved diesel fuel we can use the extra couple hundred bucks on some new clubs or a portable dish.
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Spring break runs from early March through early May, there is no "official" spring break that all schools go by.
In January we tried to book a week at several places along the gulf for a week in March or April, but could not find a spot. Finally got the last available site at Topsail for the first week in May. Possibly calling the parks may result in more positive outcomes; I don't trust the online reservations systems to really show what's available.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #17
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Hi, If you are from Birmingham and want to go south try Johnny's RV Park in Foley, Al. They are about 20 miles from Gulf Shores and very clean. There are also a lot of other campgrounds on state road 10 and don't forget Bella Terra Rv Resort

We are in GSP and they do have 496 sites with about 4 left for emergencies.

Good luck and BTW they are all filled up for next year.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #18
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If you don't mind driving another 127 miles Live Oak RV Resort seems nice. Have never stayed there but it has really good reviews. We were able to book March 16th. Good Luck.
JV52, we called yesterday and booked the week of March 10-17 at Live Oak. Like you, we have not been there before, but looks good. A little off the beaten path which we like. Us and another couple are going for the same trip, maybe we will meet you while there. Always like to put a face to a name.
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Awwall, at this time our reservation start on March 18th. We will be in Hot Springs AR the week before, but my husband was hoping we could get a space earlier. If so we will be sure and look for you. Safe travels.
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Awwall, at this time our reservation start on March 18th. We will be in Hot Springs AR the week before, but my husband was hoping we could get a space earlier. If so we will be sure and look for you. Safe travels.
I was going by your original post that said the 16th. You might want to check with them. We did not have a problem getting 2 sites for the 10-17th. Safe travels to you also.
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Oh my I had a senior moment on dates. We are staying at 4 different parks during March and April. I will contact them tomorrow. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #22
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Big Lagoon State Park in Florida is just down the road (19 miles, according to Google), from Gulf State Park. It's on a bay instead of right on the beach, but still very nice. Another near-by option is Blackwater River State Park and Blackwater River State Forest, which has several campgrounds. The State Forest doesn't take reservations but usually has plenty of open sites is you arrive during the week. These are on lakes or rivers, but again, very nice and scenic. Blackwater River State Park and State Forest - Fiberglass RV

Have you tried breaking up your visit into smaller increments? See if you can get one or two days at one site and the rest of the time at another site - this will involve a move, but will often result in success. Or, if you could break up the trip between campgrounds - like I said, the state forest campgrounds almost always have openings for the days you can't get into your first choice. Oh, and Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham is very nice and would save you a lot of driving.
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Thanks awwall for letting us know they still had sites available so we are coming in on the 14th. So we get to meet you.
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