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Swan Creek

Tanner, Alabama

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We arrived after 11:00 pm looking for a place to stay for the night. The park is simple to find off the highway (I-65), their signage is very good. There was a well lit check-in spot explaining the costs, late check-in process and what spots are available for overnight. Payment is honor system after hours, placing payment in a locked box at their office. They have a nice map of the park but the numbers weren't all there so we weren't sure where some of the spots were, and being so late we wanted to be as less disruptive to the other campers as possible. We ended up in the open end spot, which was tough to get into with a 36' motorhome towing a car, but we managed. There was a concrete pad that was quite level. Sewer and water were on the correct side, power was on the other side but reachable with our standard cord. Being that we were on the end spot as you enter the park we heard every car that came into the mobile home park (it's all one huge property) which was surprisingly consistent all night long. The park is also right on US-31 which is also very busy. The after hours check-in sheets gave the codes for laundry and showers, but we did not look at either so I cannot comment. The overall property appeared clean and well kept so I'd assume they are nice and clean as well. This park met our needs perfectly. We arrived very late, had full hookups on a level pad, and left early. We would use them again for a stopover if needed, but not somewhere we'd stay for an extended time.

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The staff here is very nice. This is a mostly a seasonal campground, most of them having large decks, patios, and golf carts. There appears to be a large number of activities for the guests. There's a small playground, basketball courts, mini-golf, swimming pool and pavilion setup with screen and projector, I assume for movies. The 50-amp overnight sites are pull-through gravel, they lead you to your site. The sites are very narrow with trees, so we had to watch the slides on both sides, this will get worse as the trees mature. There's a nice concrete pad and picnic table, but it's only a few feet from your neighbor's sewer connection which is not always pleasant. There are grass sites as well, I assume 30-amp but am not sure. There are no fire rings, but rather dirt spots where fires are suggested. There's a sportsman club next door that is constant noise. If they weren't shooting they were running tractors. There's nothing more than a thin row of trees separating you from it so the noise is always there. Overall a very friendly campground and you can tell they take pride in the facilities.

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To call this a "camp resort" is very misleading, it is a parking lot and nothing more. My experience is only with the blacktop sites - they are all back-in only (that we saw), not well marked, were full hookup, and very much right on top of each other. Awnings were inches from the neighbor's slides, and due to the tow vehicle parking area some sites are very difficult to get into with larger equipment. Reservations were not easy to make as the price and information changed every time we called within a 2-3 hour period. The operators don't know much about the camping area at all. I recommend comparing the per-person cost of the Mount Olympus park vs a night at the camp resort which includes park access for the two days. See which is cheaper, buy that, then stay somewhere else! If you just need a parking lot with full hookups, this is it. If you want a campground, stay elsewhere. We got a refund and left.

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We only stayed one night in Boyd Lake State Park while passing through the area. Paid $20 for the site, $10 to Reserve America as a reservation fee and $8 to enter the park itself. All sites are pull-through and all are 50/30/20 amp. Water spigots are located randomly throughout the campground, there is no potable water at the dump station. There are toilets and pay showers available throughout the campground. I recommend printing and bringing your reservation confirmation with you or on a device that has email, our name wasn't on the sheet and someone was in our spot when we arrived. It was a simple mix-up, which they said happens often with Reserve America, but we were quickly taken care of by the friendly hosts and Park Ranger and given another site (rather than make the person in ours move as he was already setup). I would definitely stay in this campground again if in the area.

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We stayed 2 nights in August at the Game Lodge Campground, site 147, in a 36' motorhome. This site is on the creek that runs through the property - camping cabin on one side, tent sites on the other side. It wasn't as level as other sites we saw but was definitely doable. The bathrooms and showers were very clean with hot water showers (free). Dump station on-site was convenient, fresh water was available also. During our stay there were nightly Ranger programs about local wildlife in the theater which is a barn within the campground. Well worth walking over for these. We will definitely stay at this campground again when in the area. Easy access from either the East or West (16A), and right at the Eastern entrance to the scenic wildlife loop.

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We went out late (6:00 PM) on a Saturday night with our 36' foot RV. The park does have 50-amp service in 5 sites only, otherwise all 30-amp. Although the check-in station says "closed" when I opened the RV door the campground host was standing there smiling and greeting me in. He explained they have 50-amp service available but a large group in tents had come in and taken all of those and adjoining sites. You can reserve those spots in advance, otherwise it's first come, first served. The 50-amp are in a central location near the playground and shower house, so they are desired spots. Overall this is a great park and campground, lots of trees (some do need trimmed for height), mostly level sites and a nice 2-lane dump station at the park entrance. We will definitely camp here again (with reservations for a 50-amp site).