Brianna L.
Auburn, AL
Joined August 2017

Hiking here was a perfect escape. The trails were litter-free (with the exception of a can or two) and eventful (ranging from intermediate to a challenge). The scenery was diverse and fruitful - waterfalls, streams, rock formations, trees, frogs, birds, butterflies, colorful mushrooms, etc. You would not think you were anywhere near a popular college town when you are in the park.


close to guntersville state park. personally liked it more. saw more wildlife and hiking areas

not my style

it’s really just a setup for RVs on the river with two pools. it is a clean and well-kept area though.


RV and tent sites, pool, clean bathrooms (running water, showers, toilets), close to gas stations, food, and a dollar general smaller sized campround. the falls makes it worth the stay. easy gravel walking/biking trails. Trails around and beneath the falls.

convenient for boating

wasn’t the best campground, but had RV and tent setup and water access


has clean bathrooms (showers, toilets, water), wonderful hiking trails, RV and tent sites, nice park store, excellent park hotel, beautiful views


has showers, running water, and bathrooms as well as portapotties. tons of wonderful hiking trails. RV and primitive tent sites. also has a great park store with snacks, souvenirs, etc. free park maps.

Not my favorite

clean bathrooms (showers, toilets, and water); easy and short hiking trail; fishing, boating, and swimming (beach) access; RV and primitive sites; park store with snacks, firewood, etc.; playground and other outdoor sport/activity areas. it is more focused on family recreation and relaxation (like cookouts) and less on hiking and other outdoor activities for the more experienced.

Nelson’s Nantahala Hideaway Topton, NC

Clean showers and toilets (including running water), easily accessible tent sites for large groups, litter-free, friendly staff, short hiking trails, less than an hour from Nantahala rafting


They have reasonable fees, clean showers and toilets, clean primitive campsites, and a convenient store with a friendly staff always willing to help out campers. The location in general makes it my favorite local place to camp, rock climb, and hike.