Date of Stay: June, 2011
Wow, what a surprise! Very nice, quiet campground in the Nantahala National Forest. No frills, just quiet and peaceful. Five loops, each has a campground host. Beware of the recreation.gov website, however. I originally booked a site in loop 5 which obviously couldn't accommodate a 29' travel trailer. Reservationist told me it should accommodate a rig up to 55'. No way, the site may have handled a small pop up. Had to cancel and lost a $20.00 cancellation fee (that fight isn't over yet). Anyway, very nice campground. Will be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Used to be a nice place for the family to get away. Good location, right next to Smoky Mtn. Nat'l Park, closest CG to the park, right on the Little River. Improvements were obvious in the campsites (cable TV, new outlets, etc). Bathroom facilities were reasonably clean. Wifi only worked sporadically. The problem I have with the CG is the Gestapo staff. We had kids with us and the staff obviously wants to have unusually strict rules. Rules are good but these guys take it to the next level. I can go with kids not skidding bike tires, riding skateboards, etc. My son had to walk to the restroom a few minutes after 10pm. He was harassed by the golf cart patrol at the entrance to the bathhouse about not having an adult with him (he is 13 years old). Some kids at the KOA campground across the river set off some fireworks (it was the 4th). Golf cart Nazis came flying down to our site to accuse our kids of doing it. We had a 'bucket' light tied up in a tree. They never said a word but came to the campsite daily when we were gone to take it down. (two different neighbors had the same light setup - they weren't bothered the whole week). Has an on site laundry but all 4 washers had out of order signs. A friend who was camping a few yards away backed his truck up to my site to unload some firewood. Within 3 minutes, a golf cart pulled up and he was told, "chief, get that truck out of here". We were told in no uncertain terms to get the truck out of our site because their rules state only one vehicle per site even though he saw us unloading the firewood. A previous posted mentioned that it was as if the golf cart patrol was just out looking to make problems. We definitely found that to be the case. A big disappointment and we won't be back.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
Nice little park adjacent to the Poverty Point Reservoir. Level sites. Many, many trees have been planted and will take years to provide shade but it will be very nice for future generations. Bath facilities are new and very well maintained, probably the nicest we have seen. Very friendly staff. The 'Park Rules' specifically list that loud music will not be tolerated but didn't seem to be enforced. A group staying there apparently had a bluegrass band complete with PA system. It wasn't a big deal as they shut it down before 8pm but it could be heard throughout the entire park. The prior evening, the folks a few sites down had a boombox blaring. Looked down the way, saw that a park ranger was there visiting and sitting by the fire. A nice place but you may not find peace and quiet.
Date of Stay: February, 2007
Nice little park a few miles west of Port Gibson. Lots of Civil war history. Slow down and take your time to look around this park. Sites were reasonably level. We used the 30 amp, sewer and water hookups. Shaded spots but enough opening to get satellite signal. Very nice restrooms, very clean. Park personnel very friendly and helpful. Museum was a gem.
Date of Stay: January, 2007
What a gem! Nice park in the tallest point in AL. The only complaint we had was; never having toilet paper in the restroom. Not a problem, we always have some spare. Great scenery, observation tower was a plus. Will definitely return.