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Peaceful & Beautiful

Gunter Hill is a gem of a campground! Sites are spacious, long, and paved with full hookups. We were on the lake in site 28. The bathrooms & showers are older but adequate. Wished we could have stayed more than one night.

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Peaceful.

Beautiful spot for hiding in the dark and peeking at other campers.

Fine for a quick overnight

This campsite is right off the interstate just south of Montgomery so it makes for a super convenient and easy stop overnight. The sites are close to level and are all (I think) pull throughs. They have the amenities needed and the grounds are well kept and it seems like they are still developing.

There’s nothing special about this stop except the convenience and fantastic customer service. We made our reservation last minute because of storms and Deborah was so kind and accommodating.

As this is right off the interstate you get the convenience of a truck stop for gas etc right there. But you also get a little interstate noise - didn’t bother us a bit. But there is also a train that runs nearby that I heard a few times.

All in all, a great spot for an overnight but not a destination.

Tip for travelers with kids: If you are trying to burn time with kids, the safari park is nearby and was a great way to burn some energy.

Quiet Spot

We stopped here overnight on a cross-country trip. Quiet placed tucked in the woods. Good dog walking paths.

Friendly staff

Very friendly staff, great long level sites and easy on/off access from I-65. Would highly recommend when coming to visit Montgomery!

Nice big campsites.

Nice campsites. Clean bathhouse. Pet friendly. Very friendly staff. Fishing, hiking and lots to do in nature.

Excellent spot to pitch a tent

We needed a place in a pinch since we got on the road in the afternoon. Spoke with a very nice man on the phone (Jim Scott if memory serves me) who directed us to book online… $18 for the night and we had running water, a fire pit, and a decent little plot overlooking a section of the Alabama River. In the morning we showered in the nicely maintained facilities and dropped our canoe in the water from the boat ramp to explore Woodruff Lake which was fantastic. The park was well maintained and aside from a dozen or so RVs it was mostly vacant on a Wednesday night. Highly recommend.

Some sites better than others.

We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend so it was very busy, even with some rain showers.

We stayed at site 23 for 3 nights. this site is located next to the boat ramp and parking lot so there was a lot of traffic. It’s next to the water but 3-4 feet above the water line and blocked by bushes and low hanging trees. There are a couple widow makers above so use caution during storms.

We moved to site 18 which was level with the water and pretty wide open. This area of the campground was much better. The only negative was the amount of ants, which we kept out of the camper with comet.

There was a 3 foot gator around most of the weekend. Some gar and blue cats to catch along with a lot of small crappie.

The facilities were clean. I think there was only one dumpster that is too far to walk with trash. Ice is for sale when social distancing rules go away.

Gunter Hill Park - Mid State Gem

Gunter Hill Park is a Corp of Engineers campground just outside of Montgomery, Alabama. Although we have not camped at many COE parks, I can't imagine any of them topping this one! Of the 142 sites, 1-75 are renovated with concrete pads and full hook-ups. We were there in February and the weather was a little wet & cold. Since it wasn't very crowded, only 1 area of campsites was open. Be aware if you're there during a string of heavy rain days as some low lying sites may become flooded. Our site backed up to a point where we could sit and watch the water. However, if we had stayed another day we would have been told to move as more rain was expected and the water levels were rising.

The bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. There were also a few hiking trails and nice paved roads for bikes. I did smell a paper factory in the air while we were there. I've also read that you can hear the race cars from the Montgomery Speedway during racing season from your campsite.

There was a lot to explore around the area as well. We went into Montgomery several times. I recommend checking out the AL Dept of History & Archives free museum. Its very well done and I learned a lot about Alabama. We also visited the Memorial for Peace & Justice along with the Legacy Museum. Both very well done and thought provoking.

For a different setting for a meal, check out the nearby Stockyard Grill. You can go in for a burger and leave with the whole cow!

Quick Overnight off highway

Staff is wonderful, campstore is well stocked. Sites are all full hookup pull through. Restrooms smelled like Men's showerhouses and laundry facility was dirty. The ice machine was in with the laundry room and seemed unsanitary/locked. There were at least 16 permanent travel trailers that were run down and made us feel unsafe/uncomfortable at times. 

If you travel through this area be sure to stop by Priester's Pecans. They have an amazing store and factory!