Our Opinion: Recommend. Trees and grass, mellow atmosphere, friendly Escapees, lots of area attractions.
Weather During Stay: Transitioning from winter to spring: rain, sun, cold, warm, windy, calm… we had it all.
Site Description: All 87 FHU sites are level, on grass with matures trees between the sites. Spacious sites are arranged in 4 long rows, with plenty of space between. We were in site 31, facing south. Roads are paved, sites are on grass. A few sites have drainage issues after a heavy rain.
Though this is an Escapee park, the daily/weekly sites can be rented by non-Escapees. Besides the rental sites, the park has an area of long-term lease sites (with a waiting list), and a huge neighborhood of deeded lots that can be built on and bought/sold like normal real estate. The park’s clubhouse (with common rooms, laundry, library and swimming pool) is located in the deeded-lot neighborhood, but accessible to all guests of the park.
Rate: FHU (30/50 amp) sites are $14.50 plus electricity daily; $85 plus electricity weekly. Boondocking (limited to 21 days) is $5.00 per day. There is a small fee to use the dump station. Non-Escapees pay a higher rate. No reservations - first come, first served. Reportedly, the park is rarely full and observes the Escapees first-in, first-out rule.
Phone/radio/TV: Verizon cell service wasn’t strong, but was sufficient not to pose problems. Our TV satellite worked well in site 31 (we asked for a site without obstacles). Several networks (including PBS) on antenna. Local NPR on 90.3. Tengo Internet WiFi is available for a fee.
Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: The RV sites are on slightly sloping terrain with lots of mature trees. Views are of neighboring rigs, trees and grass.
Lighting/Noise: Quiet, with subdued night lighting.
Favorite Sites: Not much difference between the sites. We’d ask for a site without obstacles for a roof-mounted satellite, and for something closer to the west end (a bit higher) if rain is in the forecast.
Hiking/Walking: Plenty of walking in this huge park; three loops of the perimeter and you’ve got 10,000 steps.
Comments: We found this park very relaxing, with a friendly, rural feel. In the week we spent here, we barely scratched the surface of the restaurants and attractions (natural and man-made) in the area. Close to the cute town of Fairhope on Mobile Bay; 20 miles from the beach. Easy day trips to Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, AL. Good, fresh seafood abounds in restaurants and stores.