2017 Heartland North Trail
2017 Heartland North Trail
Dauphin Island Campground is an excellent place to set up camp near the Gulf of Mexico. This beach-front RV campground is located on Dauphin Island, south of Mobile. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and it is easy to travel to cities or natural parks nearby. Book an RV rental in Mobile County, Alabama, and prepare for some relaxing coastal vibes.Most of the campsites at Dauphin Island Campground have full hookups, and there are some primitive sites, too. The park features a camp store, free WiFi, a boat launch, and so much more. There are also picnic tables, fire rings, and firewood and ice are available for purchase. The park is family-friendly and has a nice playground area and sports courts.There are miles of natural and hiking trails accessible from the park, perfect for hiking, biking, and jogging. Explore the shore by kayaking and canoeing, or go on a fishing adventure. On the beach you can spend a day swimming, sunbathing, playing with the kids or just relaxing and watching the sunset. The beach is the best feature of this park, and you will have some breath-taking views of the scenery while RV camping here.
Find the perfect RV for your campsite
Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.
Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.
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Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.
Delivery or Pickup
Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.
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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.
Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.
After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of the most important ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico region. It is an important habitat for many endangered plant and animal species, with oyster reefs and seagrass habitats. The park consists of the coastal bay, saltwater marshes, maritime pine forest, pine savanna, and pitcher plant bogs. Some of the commercial marine species found here include shrimp, blue crab, speckled trout, and redfish. Hiking, bird watching, nature viewing, and photography are popular pastimes in the reserve. You can also explore by boat or kayak and go fishing and hunting.Gulf State Park is almost two hours' drive from the RV campground; on the way, you can catch stunning views of Mobile Bay. Once you arrive, you will love the scenic area and the wonderful beach where you can go swimming, fishing, or just relaxing and picnicking with your travel crew. This natural park has some interesting recreational amenities on offer, like cave tours, cable skiing, zip lines, rock climbing, and mountain biking trails. When visiting the park, you can join activities and events organized year-round, such as weekend nature programs, an annual canyon half-marathon, archery, a plant discovery hike, and more.Pascagoula River State Wildlife Management Area is approximately 90 minutes' drive northwest of the campsites at Dauphin Island Campground. The park covers over 37,000 acres of pristine bottomlands, with the Pascagoula River as the major part of the park. This park is primarily used for fishing and hunting, although here, you can hike, camp, and paddle. Over 300 species of migratory birds come to the park annually. Other animals you can see here include deer, foxes, river otters, beavers, skunks, bobcats, alligators, snakes, and black bears.
When you camp on Dauphin Island, you can visit many interesting attractions, including a sea lab, which is within walking distance of the campground. This fantastic public aquarium features a 10,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 7,000-gallon stingray touch pool, and the Living Marsh Boardwalk. Here you can see over 100 species on display. The aquarium also offers guided tours and excursions for visitors of all ages.Fort Gaines is also very close to the RV campground. This historic fort was named after Edmund Pendleton Gaines when it was established in 1821. It was a famous location, best known for the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War. In the museum, you can see historical artifacts from the 17th century and the Civil War period. Exhibits also feature the huge anchor from the USS Hartford, Admiral David Farragut's flagship, original battle cannons, pre-Civil War brick buildings, and more.Another attraction on the island is a bird sanctuary, also very close to the campground. The state of Alabama is one of the top birding locations in the southeastern United States. Every year during the spring and fall migrations, over 350 species of birds are recorded on the island. The sanctuary covers around 164 acres of woodlands with several miles of walking trails. The most popular trail is a half-mile nature interpretive trail loop around the freshwater lake, featuring dune systems, a beach, and a swamp. Bring your binoculars and cameras to see all the beautiful birds and animals here.
What type of RV should I choose?
Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.
You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.
Do the RVs have bathrooms?
Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.
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