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RAINEYTXX

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Planning our summer family vacation from DFW Texas to Emerald Beach area of Florida and back. Tentatively, along the way, was thinking of a one day in New Orleans area (need CG suggestions) and then off to the Emerald Beach area. Coming back, was thinking of a day's stop in Alabama coastal area before heading back.

Anyone stay in Emerald Beach RV park recently?

CG suggestions for Alabama and New Orleans area? Prefer coastal if possible.

Big Rig friendly appreciated.....


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Emerald Beach is fine.
In the Gulf Shores area, consider Luxury R V Park
2 blocks north of the beach on U S 59.....can walk
to the beach and restaurants.....I also like
Fort Morgan R V Park, 10 miles west on county 180.....
dirt roads, one-holer toilets, but great view of the
bay, cable TV, sewage, great trees.......not near
anything commercial........P M me for more information


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Pontchartrain Landing in New Orleans. Pricey but gates and has shuttle into French Quarter. Some waterfront sites.


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NORM is the resident expert of the Gulf Coast....take his advice.

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Merrykalia wrote:

NORM is the resident expert of the Gulf Coast....take his advice.


Yes, I just PM'd him for some more information and some ideas. We can actually travel further south/east than Destin. Hoping to find the perfect CG with open ocean (more surf) and the ideal setting.

Also checked out the CG in New Orleans...sounds like a good possibility and Gulf shores is promising, too!

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sdianel wrote:

Pontchartrain Landing in New Orleans. Pricey but gates and has shuttle into French Quarter. Some waterfront sites.


This place looks nice...thinking we are going to do plan some time to be here.....still working on getting all this together but places are already booked for July 4th week....wow.

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You won't do better than Emerald Beach. We go down almost every spring break with our grandson and stay a week on Santa Rosa Sound. Close to groceries, gas, shops, restaurants and a really fine golf course.

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Bayor Signett in New Orleans area is a nice campground and it is state run, a lot cheeper than the other campgrounds in down town N.O..
There are 2 other campgrounds across the causway and there names are Fairview Riverside State Park, (our favorite) and Fountainbleau State Park and they are located in Mandeville La. , if you stay in one of these 2 you will have to cross the causeway to get to N.O. and that is 19 miles but the cost of the campgrounds is less than half.At Bayou Signett there are seafood sheds just down the road from the campgrounds, you can buy the seafood for a lot less and it is the freshest you can find. Good luck

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Florida Caverns state park may be worth a day trip. Not far from where you will be.

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1oldtruck wrote:

Florida Caverns state park may be worth a day trip. Not far from where you will be.


That looks like a fun place-got some good reviews. How far is it from Emerald Beach Rv park? Maybe a day trip?

Appreciate the ideas of things to do in the area...

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