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Great campground with lots of history

This is a great campground managed by the University of Alabama. It is on the site of the Moundville Indian mound complex, from the Mississippian period.

There are several camp sites, most with electric and water, some have sewer. There is a central bath house, which is closed in winter. However the campground is open all year. There is a dump station as well.

The museum is very interesting and the park offers several events throughout the year based on Native American culture.

Close to home

This is the first time I have stayed at the Army Corps of Engineers park in Forkland. It is near my home so I had been there multiple times but never stayed. It is nice and quiet with many options for activities. Nature/bird trail, playgrounds for the kids, and a boat landing with quick access to the Tombigbee and Black Warrior rivers. There are some great sites right on the water. All the amenities needed at a campground.

First time here

Had a great time and we will return! Staff was very friendly and nice!

Quiet

First time here found my new home away from home.

First to Review
GORGEOUS!

This area was absolutely gorgeous. We took a trip to Alabama a few summers ago to visit family, and decided to do some camping and hiking before we went home. The drive was beautiful. The campground itself is located right next to a lake- Demopolis Lake. We later learned that this lake is actually one of the largest lakes that is on the Black Warrior Tombigbee Waterway. Thought this was a cool fact. It was pretty hot, so having this lake was definitely great. There were tons of people out on the lake fishing, swimming, jet skiing and kayaking. There is a boat ramp too. There is also some really great hiking nearby, which we enjoyed in the morning. The hike we did had some amazing views of the Black Warrior River and McConnico Creek. Nothing like getting to the top of a hike and seeing lakes beneath you! The campground was great, and had everything we needed. There were about 40 campsites total, all set up with water hookups. There is a playground onsite, picnic table area, showers, and laundry! Most campgrounds don't off shower and laundry- so this would be a great place to visit if you plan to stay a few nights/weeks. Just FYI- there are gates which open at 6am and close at 10pm. Loved our stay here, and would definitely come back.

Great location with friendly staff and a family atmosphere

This is a great campground with a friendly staff and great atmosphere. The sites are spacious and most are extremely shaded. The grounds and restrooms are clean and well maintained.

cabin fever

The people running this Koa were very friendly. The cabins are comfortable with an a/c unit. The kids love the elaborate slide built into the hill and the snack bar at the pool. This place is nothing fancy -but simple and just what we needed. There was access to a small general store, showers and laundry facility. There is a nice quiet area to hang hammocks and chill out. We cooked hot dogs and marshmallows in the campfire ring one night. Each cabin has a swing in front. There are several good restaurants nearby in Meridian. Great, restful weekend trip.

Great campground

We stayed there while working in MS. The owner was very nice and kept the place clean and kept a close eye on the campground. He lives on the grounds. there is a small store, water slide and swimming pool. and a club house on the grounds. I had heard during summer months they have a breakfast concession stand. They have full hooks up 30 & 50 amp, sewer, and water. We had great water pressure in our shower. I would recommend this campground. The campground is a bit off the beaten path, and you pass a salvage yard that is and eye sore, but don’t let that detour you from staying at the park.

Quiet place to stay the night

Lots of stairs to descend/ascend to get to the bottom of the falls. Nice historical building. I was the only camper there when I stayed. Very quiet.

Fun place for the family

I camped and kayak fished. Those park had the cleanest bath houses I've ever used and a splash pad for the kids to play in.

awesome and clean!!

nIce park next to tombigbee river, has 2 play areas,a boat launch (free to launch for campers), pull through pads with awesome view of river. only thing is that is does not have sewer hook up but has dumping station

We really loved the park.

some sites better than others, sewage hook up available , splash pad for kids and nice swimming, bath house clean and close. The only down side is garbage cans not at sites,has to be carried to trash bin

Clarkco Love ❤️

This is our second visit within a year to Clarkco. We’ve stayed on both loops. This time on loop 1 we were on site 4. It was tight to get into but had a lovely little land pier onto the lake. This is a very well kept park. The public facilities are very child friendly with a cool and colorful splash pad and cordoned off swimming area. Loop 1 also has a cordoned off swimming area. It’s truly a secret little gem hidden away. It is very quiet and each of the sites are large and private. The public restrooms and showers are extremely clean and well kept. Also they offer large pavilions for large group gatherings. Very dog friendly (we have 3) and the entire campground is respectful of quiet hours from 10 pm to 8 am. The Clarkco staff takes great pride in their facilities!! Thank you. You’ll fall in love with Clarkco too.

And great Alabama COE secret!

Loved every minute! Great camground, with plenty of access to river. There is even a beach for swimming!

An out of the way gem!

A beautiful, quiet, COE campground. Always clean, and plenty of access to the river! Some of the pretty scenery in Alabama!

First to Review
Nice sites, clean bathrooms, great stars.

Pretty campground with 2 great tent sites right on the river. Amazing sunsets. It was pretty cold so the mosquitoes were quiet but I imagine they get bad in warmer weather due to the adjacent swamp. I'm pretty sure we heard gators in the swamp at night. Awesome. Only complaint was a lack of enforcement of quiet hours. There was a hootenanny at one of the nearby campers that cussed and drank until midnight.

Perfect to split camping trip between this and Gin Creek

Twiltley Campground is the only full-service campground managed by the Corps of Engineers at Okatibbee Lake, a 11,000 acre multi-purpose recreation area in eastern Mississippi. Natural Features:Okatibbee Lake boasts 4,000 acres of water surface in the Pascagoula River Basin. Extensive beaver flowages, stump beds and old creek channels provide abundant cover where anglers battle largemouth and striped bass. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 70 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Recreation:With eagles and hawks in the area, families will enjoy keeping an eye out for these magnificent birds.

Water sports including fishing and water skiing are always popular on the lake; however, fishing from the banks also yields a good amount of crappie, bass and bream. Facilities:With four boat ramps and three designated swimming areas, theres plenty of ways to enjoy the lake shore. Many sites have electric hookups and theres a pay phone onsite. Nearby Attractions:Explore Chicasawhay and Okatibbee Creeks upstream of the lake. The creeks flow through the Okatibbee State Wildlife Area.

Fairly inexpensive camping right on lake!

First impressions are everything right! Well the camp immediately seemed well cared for, maintained, clean. It is pretty cheap 6$ for a tent site. There are only 7 sites and they are pretty close together. that is about the only con about this place. we had the site fairly to ourselves in april which i shocked about. if your into fishing, swimming, cheap, well maintained campground this is the place for you. We inflated the SUP and caused around a little. Well worth the 6$ Stayed for 2 nights. Lots of swimming fishing and paddle boarding.

Small, nice campground

We had a group of is that came to Clarkco for Labor Day weekend. It was a medium sized campground d, with good activities.

We parked our skoolie in an RV spot. The non-premium RV spots are a little oddly set up and can seem cramped, but we enjoyed our spot. The lakeside premium spots are where we will park next time. The bathrooms were nice and they also have a laundromat

My husband and friends canoed/kayaked and enjoyed the lake. Not much luck fishing though. We went on a small trail as well.

Camp store is slowly being restored. Not many options, but they are actively trying to add more supplies.

Bladon Springs State Park, sw Alabama

Grass was cut nice around the pavilions and at the somewhat small camping area when I checked out this Alabama state park in sw AL a few years ago. I was disappointed that there was not much to do at Bladon Springs SP. Unfortunately, this state park appears to be 1 of 5 AL state parks that was closed in Oct 2015 or is/was being considered for closing due to state funding issues. Thus, please call or check online to see if this park is open or not before driving to it. There was not any hiking trails at Bladon Springs State Park when I was there.

Oakatibbee

Great grounds, cabins, boating, and fishing!