Missy W.
Vance, AL
Joined June 2018
Great day trip

Been here a lot over the last few years and we usually hang out at the small man made beach or hop in the boat or kayaks. The beach can be pretty crowded during the summer but it's a decent size and the bathrooms are nearby. Last time I went I found a needle in the sand, so keep an eye out. I'm not sure how often the beach is cleaned. Lots of people in boats and the lake is huge, great for towing, skiiand m fishing and cruising.

Huge park

I've been here a lot over the years and always find something new. There are cabins, RV and tent camping available. There is a bmx area, an aviary, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats. You can fish, ride horses, golf, swim and hike. They have an amphitheater and have lots of concerts, too.

Great for couples or families

There's a lot to do in and around the park. There are alligators in the park so keep an eye out during the summer. There's a large pool, hiking trails, fishing, kayaking and food vendors along with a store and laundrymat. Lots of shade for tent camping. Much cheaper than renting a condo to visit the beach. Lots of stores within quick driving distance and a ton of things to do in the area.

Great for a weekend

I've been several times. I recommend this place because it's not crowded and the sites are a nice size with many being on the water. There's a swimming area, you can kayak, fish and hike. Unless you have Verizon you probably won't have cell service (which is why it's not crowded) but that can be a good thing. The water and sites are very nice and it's reasonably priced. There's not much information online but there's an honor system if there's no one at the front desk. The closest store is a long drive away so it's best to bring everything that you need initially. No outlets in the bathroom but they do have showers. There's plenty of firewood to gather. They have RV sites and primitive tent sites.

Good family trip

Beautiful park but check the dates to see what is going on before you go. You can rent a cabin or set up an RV or tent. It's a pretty busy campground so if you're looking for solitude I wouldn't suggest this one. It's great for families though. Kids riding bikes, tons of shade and a creek. There's a museum describing the old ironworks. There are activities ranging from outdoor movie nights to Trade Days where vendors sell their wares like an open flea market. They have nice trails for varying levels of hikers.

Great for one, friends and family

My best friend and I camped for Mother's Day in 2017. We loved it. We were in the semi primitive area. Some sites were smaller than others and not all sites had flat spots to set up the tent but they are within walking distance to the bathroom and the pavilions. It was quiet and the staff were helpful. The only real downside are the showers. You have to buy tokens to use the showers and they're only open until (I believe) 6 p.m. The showers were pricey considering most places offer them for free. The pavilions are great! They're huge, have plenty of picnic tables, a fireplace on both sides and outlets. We set up our coffee pot and ate breakfast then rode around to explore. A few minutes drive from the park is a great hiking spot with 3 waterfalls. I'm looking forward to visiting again with my family.

Not a bad place for a weekend

I've camped here twice. Once in one of the group tent areas and once in an on the water spot. The group tent area had plenty of room (no power or water) but the bathroom was very close. The only issue I had with that spot was that the staff told visitors to park in our area and we had loud people dropping off and collecting their vehicles all hours of the night and car lights shining in our tents waking us up. The site itself was very nice and the only people nearby would be if the other group spot was rented also. The water camp spots aren't exactly on the water but for $50/night (very high to me) they have water and electric. The sites are a decent size but they are very close together. Same issue with people not respecting quiet time. The swim area is nice with ample shade and lots of room for swimming. The boat docking area is a decent size and perfect for unloading kayaks. I doubt that I'd return to this campground simply for the lack of enforcement of quiet time.