This is a jewel if you like to camp out in nature. The roads are a bit rough, but the few available sites for RV's are very nice, level and well spaced. The camp host is great, he keeps the park clean and is very friendly. We didn't use the bathhouses, but we saw him cleaning them often. It is very quiet, saw squirrel and lots of birds. There are plenty of areas to walk or ride a bike, including a very nice path that winds along the lake from the boat launch to the little island near the swim beach. Plenty of fishing from the banks and a fishing dock at the boat launch area. Holly Springs is about 8-10 miles if you need a restaurant or Walmart, this park is remote, but very quiet and peaceful. We would visit here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Chewalla Lake is a USFS property. There are not many RV slots but there are many tent sites. The camp host was awesome. He cleaned all the fire rings and even stocked the sites with free firewood. The facility has a lot of room to walk, a small sandy beach by the lake and offers a nice surrounding get away from city life. Primitive comes to mind. I had no problem getting internet with my Verizon Wi-Fi card and phone service as well. Although clean, the bunk house showers could use a good scrubbing/painting. That's why I rated the campground as a 7. Not much wild life but very quiet. The town of Chewalla is very nice and repleat with stuff to do. All in all a good/fair place to camp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful camping area. There are only 9 sites with water and electrical hook-ups. We stayed there 7 nights. The highest use of sites with hook-ups any night was 4 counting the camp host. The host was friendly, The area was clean and well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful little park. Very clean and tidy. There are two camping areas. One is located just past the entrance gate. It is nice, but the sites are close together and there is not much privacy. In my opinion the second one is much better. They are much larger and wooded so you hardly know anyone else is there. There is a nice little fishing lake within walking distance. All sites are back in. The back in sites in the first area are very easy to get into. The second can be a little dicey due to trees. I would definitely camp there again. We camped here in a Tent.
Very good find. Just about 7 miles south of HWY 78. Very wooded and lots of trails. All paved but narrow. I have a 37' fiver and could only find one site (#9) that I could back into. There were a few others but they were reserved. You can commit to the campground road without getting yourself into trouble size wise. Due to the trees you feel much further away from other campers. I do not recommend taking a 40' big rig to this park: especially with a toad. Without a toad you would probably be OK. Because of the narrow road you can't cut as much as you would like when backing in. It is an extremely nice state park though. We will return for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for Halloween on recommendation of friends, great idea! Hayrides, haunted house(s) haunted campsites, great time. Little noisier than typical, but well worth it. Park is a treasure regardless of time of year, hiking, thick woods make it more like camping instead of a "park" atmosphere in many CGs. Leave the fishing pole at home, lake is pretty but nothing in it. I will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great older state park. Ranger Jeff Davis was consistently helpful and friendly. We walked around the lake on a well maintained trail, completely shaded. The restrooms are older, but clean and well maintained. The campsites are level and neat. Host in the office was pleasant and friendly. Great park! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campsites were nice. Paved and flat. Ground fires were allowed. There is lots of trees and shade. Lake was not available for swimming. Canoes and small boats are OK. Fishing allowed from the dock and shore. We will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wall Doxey is truly a treasure with its rustic appeal like many of the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed parks. The facilities were clean and the staff was very friendly. This park is highly recommended. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a pretty park in a rural setting. Although it is obviously old and a fairly typical state park (no sewer hookups at the sites), it is reasonably clean. There was no one present at the gate in the two days we were here and probably fewer than six or seven rigs in the whole park. There is a front section that is older and a newer back section with more sites. Most of the sites are well shaded, but ours was not very level. If it were full, it would probably seem closely packed since there is not a lot of space between sites and the roads are close and narrow. Cell phone coverage was excellent (AT&T), but antenna television was spotty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This State Park had the basics seemed a little run-down overall. It has a lake, but no place for swimming. The focus seemed to be more on fishing. It has 2 campground loops: a newer one which no one was in, but it was the middle of the week, & an older loop, which had most of the people. The gatehouse person was very friendly & helpful, but I thought one of the office staff was a little snippy when I asked about the availability of their lodge room facility for an event. There is a nice loop road around lake to walk or fish from. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Enroute to Red Bay, AL we found a GREAT spot most of the sites are PRIVATE with lots of shaded. Access was fairly good with exception of few low hanging limbs which were not a real problem for our 42ft bus. We were able to locate 4 sites where we were able get satellite reception otherwise local TV reception was fairly good and both cell phone & wireless internet cell coverage (National Access) was good using Verizon. The private setting and shade was a great spot and chance to wash the bus and tow car. The only draw back was no sewer dump at camp site and (50/amp) voltage was low during peak hours 4-7pm. but manageable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: Great wooded sites in the "New Back" campground. Sites are separated by trees so you don't walk out of your rig into someone else's. Nice trail around the lake, very scenic. Cons: No pull throughs which was tough for some neighbors. A few websites lead you to believe there is swimming in the lake. That may have been the case years ago, but it's gone to seed. All swimming areas are closed. This campground is OK for a night or two, but there is little or nothing to do in the surrounding area. Tours of antebellum homes are also touted on some websites, but good luck finding them. OK but won't go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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The staff was rude and very unhelpful. They seemed to not really care about our needs. We camped there on an overnight stay while passing through the state on our way home to Georgia from Michigan. Overall the campground was nice. The roads were narrow. Some of the sites were small and crowded. We think the sites were color coded for rig access, but, we did not get any help from the staff working there. It seemed to be a nice place for family stays. There was a big lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very wooded and spacious sites. You're not right up next to someone. The bathrooms are heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. They also have washers and dryers in the bathhouses. The roads could use some re-paving. They have a disc golf course throughout the campground and on the outer campsites, sometimes you have people playing right behind you. The trails are nice to do and the lake is very scenic. This is one of our favorite places to go in the spring and fall. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.