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.
ADA Access: N
Called around 4 pm to ask about availability and the woman said it was first come first serve and to follow the directions if we got there late. We got there at 6:30 and nobody was at the entrance so we put a marker where we wanted to camp and went on our way. Everything was clean and the campsite was very quiet. Nice overall.
When we went to check out in the morning, we were told we parked in the $30 lot and not the $18 (there was no signage). The man said he would give us the $18 rate since we did not know… but then this woman comes and starts yelling at him and telling him to “never do that again”. They bicker with each other for 20 minutes while we are standing right there! We finally pay and when we say that we were in a rush, hoping to move the payment process along since they did not accept cash, the woman starts yelling at us telling us that we have no right to tell her how to run her business and throws the receipt at us. We (finally) get in the car and she yells at us to get out and “never come back”. No worries. We won’t.
Stayed in the Antioch Loop (older section). The sites are a nice size with gravel. Water and electric. Lots of trees and shade. Nice playground and air conditioned shower house. Saw laundry was available but didn’t use. Lots of Spanish moss. The downside, Saturday night race nearby was really loud. I wasn’t terribly bothered but some people might be. Check the raceway schedule before you book.
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.