ISLAND RETREAT RV PARK at GULF SHORES, AL
ISLAND RETREAT RV PARK at GULF SHORES, AL
ISLAND RETREAT RV PARK at GULF SHORES, AL
ISLAND RETREAT RV PARK at GULF SHORES, AL
ISLAND RETREAT RV PARK at GULF SHORES, AL
ISLAND RETREAT RV PARK at GULF SHORES, AL

Island Retreat RV Park

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18201 State Hwy 180 (ft Morgan Rd)
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

9

Restrooms

8.5

Appeal

8.5

How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings

The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

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Card(s) Accepted:
Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card, American Express
Last Year's Rate:
$35 to $38
Season:
Open All Year

Facility

Type (RV Park)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
No Tents

Sites

Total Spaces (173)
Spaces Available (30)
Width (30)
Paved Sites (30)
Max Length (100)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (30)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (17)
Pull-thru Size (30 x 100)
Back-ins (30 x 60)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (100)
Patios
Fire Rings
Table at Site

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
1 Devices supported per Overnite Site
30 Sites with WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Swimming
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Planned Activities
Playground
Outdoor Games
Nature Trails
Putting Green

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Worship Services
Cable
RV Storage
Self-Service RV Wash
Restrooms

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Good Sam Discount
Customer Reviews:
Island Retreat RV Park
Avg Rating 4.6 Island Retreat RV Park (5) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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Pretty nice park, pet friendly, good site pads and roads. Sites were fairly large. Our first site had no shade and the heat was fierce, but the management had no problem with moving us to a shaded site. Long-term residents were on the back rows. Laundry needed a bit of TLC. Employees patrolled the park regularly and were helpful, and management was accomodating. We'd stay there again.
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Date of Stay: December, 2015
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Very quiet and terrific location near shopping, restaurants and beaches. Good elbow room between each site
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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We stay here often all during the year. The staff is so nice, and it is a very neighborly atmosphere. It's only a couple of miles to the public beach (An easy ride if you have bikes.) The pool is small but nice. The park is very friendly to pets and is conveniently located to walking trails. It seems like almost everyone brings their dogs. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Gulf Shores.
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Date of Stay: February, 2017
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This is the second time we have stayed at Island Retreat Campground. The first time was for 2 1/2 weeks in January 2016.
We stayed the whole month of February 2017 and plan to return for at least the month of February 2018.
The sites are pretty level and each site has a concrete pad to park your RV on.
The building are showing some age but they are constantly trying to keep them in good repair.
The campground is in a location that is only a few minutes from shopping and dining facilities. The beach is about 5-7 minutes and very easy to get to.
The biggest appeal for us is the people in this park. The staff is very helpful and friendly but the other RVers are absolutely wonderful and friendly. You WILL make some very close friends while staying at this campground.
There are lots of events that go on during the week at the "clubhouse" including games, cards, exercise and one of our favorites the Jam Sessions that were held on a couple of Thursday evenings. Get there early for the events because they fill up FAST!
Call to make sure you can get a reservation because this is a very popular park
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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We were welcomed by the staff in the office that were very friendly and helpful getting us in and setup. As several reviewers have stated yes the trees are kind of sparse but the sites are roomy enough and have level concrete pads. We didn't comment on the bath houses because we didn't use them so I cant say one way or the other, but the pool looked nice and was very much in use while we were there. Overall I was well pleased with the grounds and staff and would definitely stay again.
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Directions

From Jct of SR-59 & SR-180 (Fort Morgan Rd), W 1.6 mi on SR-180 (R)