Gunter Hill Campground offers a peaceful scene of trees and nature on the backwaters of the Alabama River.
The fishing is excellent, providing challenges for the master angler as well as the occasional cane pole fisherman. Boating, hunting and hiking are popular activities.
The area's waterways offer excellent fishing for crappie, bass and catfish. A boat ramp is provided for easy river access.
The Lowndes Wildlife Management area, located nearby, covers 12,500 acres and offers prime hunting for whitetail deer, wild turkeys and hogs, and a variety of small game and waterfowl.
The campground provides a basketball court and playground, offering additional recreation opportunities for visitors.
This year-round campground offers 142 sites with electric hookups. Sites 1-75 are newly renovated sites and have concrete pads and sewer. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and laundry facilities. A picnic shelter is provided for parties and family functions.
The campground is situated on Catoma Creek in a forest of hickory and pine. The region offers a mild climate for year-round camping.
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It's quiet and right on the Catoma river. Decent bath facilities. Nice playgrounds. Great fishing and a small hiking path.
Driving up to this campground, I almost turned around. But, getting here, I am so glad we didn't! Our site, #34 on the Catoma side, was perfectly level, easy to back in, and a lot of personal space between campers. The view is amazing! The water is right behind us! We have full hookups here, which makes it so easy. There is a small playground area for the kids and a bath house within walking distance.
Nice stay! Spacious sites with nice peaceful view! Good price and pet friendly!
Large sites, shaded, have sewer hookups, concrete pads, many on a beautiful lake, bathrooms are a little dated, but clean and showers aircondtioned. No close by restaurants. Can use access pass for discount.
Near Montgomery AL and the Hank Williams museum and the Alabama Shakespeare Theater. We also have the White House of the Confederacy. The campground itself is very nice. They only have one laundry area with just a couple of machines. They have 2 seperate playgrounds, and only 2 restroom areas. There are quite a few pull through sites. The sites are very large and paved. You just have to be aware of snakes and mosquitoes.
In New England it's challenging to find a campground that is open in late November/early December but that's certainly not the case in the south! Sometimes I experience the opposite problem, tons of people everywhere thanks to the warmer weather. However, when we pulled into Gunter Hill this time of year we were surprised to see how empty the place was. There were a few large RVs in the area but only one other tent camper like ourselves.
The sites are nicely spaced out so even if there had been a lot of people there, it wouldn't have felt too crowded. Large old trees with beautiful Spanish moss provide plenty of shade in the sites. The river also runs pretty close to some of the sites as well. Our site had a nice paved pull in as well as a gravel area with a large picnic table and fire ring. In addition there was a stand up grill available as well. On the other side of the concrete pull in was a nice flat spot for us to pitch our tent. Plenty of room for everything here. Water and electric hookups were easily accessible right in our site. The ground below the water spigot drains well and doesn't create a large mud puddle when you use it, a piece of campground engineering I have come to greatly appreciate. The site has a nice lantern/trash pole that includes a small shelf, great for all sorts of things!
The bathrooms are nice and were all maintained. We didn't use the showers but the toilets and sinks were more than adequate for morning and evening necessities.
The location is great, right outside of the city and perfectly placed for us to stop on our road trip from the national park sites in Tuskegee and heading to them in Selma.
Despite being two females and the campground being relatively empty, we felt incredibly safe. I mention this because this is not always the case when we camp in southern states.
hubby and I had a wonderful time at this campground. peaceful and spacious. we will definitely be back!
We just stayed here overnight on our way to Destin, Fl. I liked this campground our site was very spacious. It had a concrete pad a graveled area too. Each site had a picnic table, a grill and a fire pit. The bathrooms were very clean. The showers were individual small rooms on the end of the bath houses. The water was hot in the showers. I did not notice any bugs or cobwebs in the bathrooms.
Gunter Hill is run by the Army Corps of Engineers and is a wonderful site anytime of year! The campground offers two large loops, the Catoma loop and the Antioch loop. The Catoma loop is the newer campground area and these sites include sewer hookup as well as large flat concrete pads. As a tent camper, I prefer to stay in the Antioch loop where the sites are more gravel and less concrete. Both loops have nice bathroom and shower facilities.
This is one of the cleanest campgrounds I've ever stayed and it's centrally located between Montgomery and Selma, as well as a nice stop en route to Florida. We weren't able to explore the park too much but will be back here in December and plan to do so. I will be sure to share pictures and update my review then, as it's been a bit since I stayed here last.
All in all, this is a well run and well maintained camping area that hosts several events throughout the year and is the perfect distance outside the city.
The Catoma Loop is only a couple of years old and is FHU 50A with paved roads, concrete parking pads and pea gravel patio. Busy but quiet woods all around. On the Alabama River Lakes with a boat ramp in the older Antioch Loop which is in need of updating. Only water and electric there and better suited for smaller rigs. We were on site 35 right across from the playground. It is difficult to get the Catoma Loop to pop up on the Reserve America’s site. No swimming here but nice place to rides bikes, relax and soak up the green.