Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2019

OK campground in a very large state park

Very large park with lots to do within the park including golf, archery, several lakes, and hiking. We had hoped to hike to Peavine Falls, but since we arrived on the first day after Daylight Savings, we ran out of daylight and needed to get an early start the next day. As with other parks we have been in this fall, the lake was closed for swimming for the season. 

The campground is more than five miles from the entrance to the park and is quite large. It was surprisingly crowded for the first Sunday in November. We did not have reservations but were able to secure an electric site (a frost warning was in effect, so we wanted to be able to use our heater). We could have had our pick of tent (no hookup) sites. Many of the sites had the feel of an RV park. There was no privacy/separation between the sites and the sites vary significantly in size and quality. Some are pull-through, some are paved, some are gravel. Site 9 was level but not all of them were. Each site had a very large picnic table and fire ring. Check-in is at a small store that has some basic supplies but you are within 20 miles of Birmingham and the surrounding suburbs so you can easily stock up on groceries and other needed supplies before arriving. 

The bathrooms and showers were a little worn but serviceable. It was appreciated that they were heated. 

What is it about trains and campgrounds? As soon as we settled in for the night, we started hearing the very loud trains throughout the night and into the next morning! 

An ok campground but unless we were going to take advantage of some of the activities available, we probably would not camp here again.

  • Site B9
  • Many of the sites are close to the road. Our picnic table was right at the road's edge
  • Bathrooms were dated by serviceable
  • Shower in the B loop
  • Playground
  • The campground is five miles after check-in
  • Tent site
  • Beautiful lake
  • View of the B loop
  • Another view of Site B9

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