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Foscue Creek COE, Demopolis, Alabama

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Foscue Park is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Arrived in the rain and the ranger booth was empty but a number indicated help was not far away. Sure enough after a short call a friendly volunteer arrived to check me in and give me much needed information about where to park, gate hours, etc. Roads through the park where plenty wide enough for my 35' 5th wheel. Easy angled back in to a very level concrete pad. Power, water, septic all easy hookup. Everything was in really good condition. Beside the parking pad, pea gravel outdoor area with fire ring, lantern pole, aluminum picnic table and another really handy small wooden table. Nicely done. I did learn after a few days that the pea gravel would stick to your shoes and was easy to track into the coach. Next time I will try to park leaving some of the concrete pad right in front of the steps. Live and learn. Our spot was overlooking the water with a wonderful view. There was adequate vegetation between sites to give good privacy. All in all, a very good start. I did a considerable amount of bird watching and spotted a number of birds to check off in my book. Fished with a new found friend but we did not catch anything. The place seems geared around fishing and watersports so we may have just hit a slow time. We were rather disappointed to learn that the laundry facilities were not functional. A Google search of the local town, Demopolis, indicated very low star ratings of the local laundry mats. We did however find a laundry mat not shown on Google maps on Hwy 80 at the eastern part of town with good machines that got the job done. The park appears to have one dumpster location for the camp area and is a nice little hike from the park end, a little exercise is good anyway. We did not use the bath facilities but we did look and everything seemed pretty clean, so no worries if needed. The only ding was the lack of operational laundry facilities. I would most definitely return. We camped at Foscue Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The people in the town of Demopolis were all very friendly. Good conversation could be had in Walmart, the laundry mat, or the local tire store. Just a friendly town.

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States Visited: 2
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Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia, Georgia

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Online reservation was easy. Last minute change by phone went very well. Arrived and was greeted by a very friendly ranger who seemed really glad we were there. I also met a number of rangers / maintenance people who were all just super. Just started full timing recently and this was my first stop after leaving my home of 21 years with my 35' 5th wheel. When I got to the camping area, I was a bit nervous by the tight roads with tight turns, and tree root bumps. The most friendly campground host suggested I just stop and take my time walking around and pick a spot. I did just that and found a beautiful place. The drive and park was a bit intimidating, but here I am, happy as can be. When I made the reservation, I didn't' realize that there were no sewer hooks up, my fault. So after a short time I had to pull out, dump, pull back in. Actually a blessing since I got more experience driving around the tight park. So we just used the park bath rooms and showers which were very clean. Our site was on a hill in a pine forest overlooking the lake, absolutely beautiful. Given the time of year, my wife, my dog, and I had the park mostly to ourselves. A few miles of hiking trails gave me views of a number of different birds (I love finding new birds) to running into deer many times. Being my first stop, I know little but I do know this. My wife, my dog and I really loved this place. Perhaps If lucky, I will return to camp host one day. We camped at Tugaloo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Site 64
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gumlog BBQ and Fish Lodge. I have given up fried foods but the catfish on the bone extra brown was wonderful. Wife had ribs. Biggest meatiest ribs ever. Good service. Lavonia GA is a nice little town.

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