Dispersed
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Sipsey Wilderness Backcountry Site (Trail 203 Site A)
Operator
National Forest
Access
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Not Reservable
Location
Sipsey Wilderness Backcountry Site (Trail 203 Site A) is located in Alabama
Latitude
34.3101 N
Longitude
-87.3944 W
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1 Review of Sipsey Wilderness Backcountry Site (Trail 203 Site A)
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Closest to the Car

This campground is the first you pass after coming down the road from the parking area. It is located right at the 203 trail junction near the bridge and along the water. On this trip, it was occupied by a family that had walked down the hill at the same time as us and carried in all their gear in their arms with no packs. This is an ideal site if you need an easy to find a campground that is as close as you can get to the parking area. It is on the smaller size but has a nice firepit and plenty of area to put up at least two tents. It is also high enough off the bank for you to stay dry in case of flooding. One small downside is that to access water you will need to climb down a steep slope or walk around to the bridge slightly down the trail. Another downside is that the trail passes right through the campsite so if you are a late sleeper you may get disturbed in the morning by other hikers passing through. If you are able I would suggest going a little further down the trail and checking out the 2 other nearby sites. Read some of my other reviews from this area for more info about backpacking in Sipsey Wilderness.