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Meaher State Park, Spanish Fort

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
Meaher State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on Big Island, an island at the north end of Mobile Bay that lies within the city limits of Spanish Fort, Alabama. The state park occupies along the shoreline of Ducker Bay, at the junction of Mobile Bay and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. It is surrounded by wetlands of the Mobile Bay estuary. The park is accessed from Battleship Parkway, known locally as the "Causeway," and is managed by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.HistoryThe park opened in 1989. The land was donated to the state for public recreational use by Augustine Meaher, a descendant of the noted 19th-century steamboat operator John Meaher, for whom the park is named.Activities and amenitiesThe park features an interpretive boardwalk through the wetlands, picnic area, boat ramp, fishing pier, two cabins, and a camping area with 56 individual campsites.
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  • Neat little State Park RV campground with a public boat ramp for inshore fishing in upper east Mobile bay. Clean bathhouse facilities and full service RV spots. 
  • Small park that made our trip very nice, not many campers so had our privacy, camped right on the lake. The only negative was sugar ants, they seem to be everywhere and even all over out RV, They have...  read more »
  • We camped at Meaher State Park June 30-July 3rd. It is truly urban camping. The interstate and restaurants are a quick drive up the road. We took our boat and I was assured by the park we would have a...  read more »
  • Beautiful location and we have stayed there three times in the last three years. Ants are a big problem and at one time there was a sign advising people to spray, but I think it's gone now. The first trip, we saw it too late and had to kill ants both inside and outside of our trailer. The last two times we came prepared and sprayed everything that touched the ground as soon as we set up, which solved the problem of ants getting inside. Unfortunately, we have noticed a gradual degradation of the park due to reduced upkeep of the property and bath house/laundry. The grass has been high or only partially cut and the showers have been dirty on our last two trips there. Complaints got a lot of excuses about budget cuts, but ultimately the showers were cleaned. It's in a great location and close to many attractions. If the State of Alabama would maintain it with pride, it would be a 4-5 star park.
  • Breath taking vistas. Incredible fresh seafood nearby. Ginormous alligators. I didn't RV it. Just a day visitor. A photographer's paradise. If you're visiting Mobile, don't miss it. I was there in early June. Was hot and sweaty, but not unbearable.
  • The park was beautiful. It was a great experience until we noticed our RV was being infested by little black ants. The pad to our site #34 had some kind of white powder where the previous RV had been parked and we were curious about it. Now we know it was an attempt to keep ants out of their RV. If you go there be sure to put Sevin Dust or something on the pad before parking.
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  • We (2 adults/2 small dogs) stayed here for 3 nights in a 5th wheel in early December 2015. We see a lot of parks as we full-time, really liked this park and it is nicer than most. There were ants like every other park but not at the level we read about in other reviews. Ants and other little critters are normal in campgrounds and we always take steps to control them. This park is very nicely maintained, the staff are super friendly, the bath/showers quite nice/clean and the location is excellent. You are right on the water so that is nice. It has a fishing pier too. There is a little highway noise but that is pretty normal and it was not an issue. We will certainly stay there again and are glad we didn't let the negative reviews scare us away.
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