Made a weekend trip to Rickwood Caverns and it was nice. There’s not much going on other than the cavern tour which is pretty good. It’s about an hour and a half start to finish with a fair amount of walking. They give a small discount to campers but it was still $47 for a family of 4 (12 and up are “adults”, so we had 3 adults and one child). If you have $47 to burn, go for it. If you’ve been to Ruby Falls, you won’t see anything remotely as impressive. But this is about camping so moving on.
The sites are pretty small. We had site 10 and for our 30’ trailer, it was tight. Not really even able to put out our rug since the power and water were right out the door. Sites 1-5 are basically just a big open area with not much for boundaries. Sites 6 and 7 are where it’s at. 8 and 9 are not bad. 10-13 are very unlevel and again, small and one of them (#11) is taken up by the security guy who is super nice and can tell you everything about the park, especially the history as he’s been there 7 years as of this review.
I wouldn’t try to make more than a weekend of it here to be honest. There’s 2 trails but the entrance to the bigger one isn’t well marked and not kept up. It was too muddy to hike so I don’t know then contrition.
There is a pool (fed by cavern waters) but it wasn’t open yet (Memorial Day to Labor Day). It’s apparently very cold at first since the water is pumped in from underground. The pool look like it was pretty nice. There is a gift shop and the staff are all very nice folks. The bathhouse was very clean as well.
Having been there I’m not sure we would return but it’s worth a visit for sure.