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This campground has zero cell service, so if you can’t do without that read no further. We had a lovely stay here other than that. We enjoyed being waterfront at site #5, but there are 8 total lots on the water and then more sites that are in the wooded area. Lots 4, 5, and 6 seem to be the better ones and if your camping with friends or family 7 and 8 would be a great choice, since they are very close to each other at the end. This campground is pretty much equal distance between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. We enjoyed our stay. It’s a four star only because of cell service. My mom fell while we were there and my children couldn’t get in touch with us.🥲
If you plan on having service - I don’t think any phone service is available there. Nice and secluded. It was the first park I’ve been to that the playgrounds are still closed and that was one of the main reasons we went. Very quiet. Sites 1-8 are right on river. Would be 5 stars except we really didn’t have much to do without play grounds with 4 kids so left a day early.
Well wort the little extra drive to get to the campground in the middle of the park. Beautiful sites. Some spread out some near each other but still lots of room. Park has lots of stuff to do or just relax in nature. Watch our video showing Oak Mountain Park. https://youtu.be/Kw3BTjl8io8
Sites 2-8 are on the river. We were in site 3 the last weekend of October. The location was beautiful but there is no privacy. The sites are small and very close together with no trees or brush separating them. I'm glad we brought our little camper instead of a tent because there would have been no way to stake a tent at the majority of the water sites since they are concrete slaps and decking. Additionally there are no indoor showers easily accessible from these sites. The closest ones are at the beach and they are not climate controlled. Not good for a chilly Fall weekend. That being said, it was wonderful to be able to kayak directly from our site. The camp and facilities were clean and the hosts could not have been nicer. Full water and electrical hook ups but no sewer. There is a dump station as you exit the park. There is no cell service what so ever at the camp or on the road leading to it.
Oak Mountain has plenty of activities for everyone including a demonstration farm, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, swimming and fishing. The campground is conveniently located to the lake with it's own beach area. There is also a pier to fish or swim from. Our campsite had a major ant problem and the bathhouse was subpar. Still Oak Mountain is my favorite Alabama state park thus far