6.5 Good
     
Cottondale, Alabama

Sunset Travel Park

Cottondale, Alabama


5001 Jvc Rd
Cottondale, Alabama 35453
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Sites: 84
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.174934238045
Longitude: -87.469024658203

Elevation: 302' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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37 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here several times before always as just a decent and convenient overnight stop. There are 2 sides - East and West. West is the side where you check in and East is across the highway. We have always stayed on the East side until this time. This time we stayed on the west side which is full of people that live there full time. Never again. Residents were rude and worst of all - let their dogs run loose and crap any place they want to - including our site. I have dogs - I walk my dogs on a leash, I clean up after my dogs and I do not appreciate people that feel that because they "live there" that they do not have to follow the rules. There are not many places to choose from in that area for RV parks so I will probably be stuck staying there again but I'm certainly not looking forward to it. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
West side front row
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice enough overnight stop in Tuscaloosa. Pull throughs are across the street and have level gravel full hookup sites w/cable and wifi. Both worked great on our visit unlike some other reviews. Easy on/off from I-20. You do have to pull into the original campground on the other side to register and circle around back to the exit. Would stay again. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very, very basic park. NO frills. concrete pad with weeds/grass. very close. Since for an overnight. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Just a nights stay passing through.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

There no customer service. They say they supply cable and WIFI. Neither have worked since I've been here and I've called the office countless times and get the same we'll have to call someone or I've ordered the parts and I hate to change distributors ( if my distributor couldn't get my parts to me in two months I'd change) or let me not pay the 410.00 or 425.00 for a couple months I bet theyd make me change. Now everyone of them are very polite as they tell you all this but I'd rather them tell the truth rudely. The power pedestals are duct taped and most connections are broken and most of the lights on them are out. Sewer connections need work -you just stick it in - no way to secure it. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you like BBQ Dreamland McFarland west HWY 82 McFarland exit turn left go thru 3 lights pass McDonlds on left take next left you wiggle up hill for a minute or two second stop sign turn left(there's a church there at that left you'll see Dreamland on left. The best burger in town is at a place called Cookout on 15th st take 20/59 west then HWY 82 Mcfarland exit turn right get into left lane to 15th street turn left it's on right about 1.5 miles.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in the large gravel parking lot across street from office. Everything worked fine (didn't try wifi as we have our own). The sites for transients are a little strange in that two sites use the same pedestal, which means your door faces your neighbors door. Works fine for a few nights. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Ask the office how to get to Dreamland if you like barbeque. Very good but only serves ribs and sausage with a few sides.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopover going to coming from Branson. I stayed in the park across the street from the main yard both times which was very convenient because I had a drive through and didn't have to drop my toad. No bath and showers on this side but the cable water pressure and power were good. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Perfect stop for a one night layover.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Know before you go. After checking with RV Park Reviews we made reservations at this park because it had the highest private park rating of 6.7. However upon arriving and paying we were sent to their sister park called Avalon which has a 3.7 rating. We were on a gravel dusty parking lot without any amenities in a bad section of town. We would have been better off at Flying J which is at the same exit. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
open parking lot
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Asked which RV lot you will be put in. This Sunset Travel Park owns 4 parks in the area that have much lower ratings.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is generally used for the tailgaters during Crimson Tide football games, however we were there during a bye week for work. We stayed 3 days and found it to be super clean, super convenient to Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area and very quiet. We had a pull through site right behind the main building and no issues while there. I have seen other review sites give this place low grades, but as a full timer who visits lots of parks, this was really nice. It was Sunset #2 and there is another across the street. Our park was nearly full, but most of those were seasonal rentals used only on the weekends for football. We had a few others staying while we were there, but not many on our side. We loved our three days there and would recommend staying at this facility. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has two faces, one that is behind the registration office and used mostly by long term campers. This side is carved out of a hill with back-in sites. There are trees and spacing between sites is comfortable. The other is across the road and for folks like me, just passing through and need a place for the night. The campground on this side of the road is flat with a strip of alternate facing pull-throughs and an even longer strip of back-ins. Roads and RV pads are dirt and gravel with a concrete patio and a strip of grass between sites. Spacing is pretty close. Power pedestal, water, sewer, and cable are also on a concrete pad. Great for keeping feet dry when connecting/disconnecting utilities. Position of utilities were such that I had to pull my 5th wheel all the way to the front of the site, unhook the truck and then park it behind the trailer. Even then the site was a little short of getting everything in.

Power was excellent, no voltage drop running two A/Cs, electric water heater, refrigerator and my pile of electronic gadgets. Water pressure was a bit low but acceptable, did not use the cable, wifi was spotty and excruciatingly slow, I ran my jetpack. Verizon signal was mediocre, voice calls would drop a word here and there.

This park fit my needs for overnight and convenient to I-20 without being so close as to notice the traffic noise. But it's overpriced by my measure. I don't really feel I can get my money's worth in the 14-16 hours I'll be here. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here from about March 2016 to November 2016. The site was larger than most places, quiet (besides some highway noise) and the gentleman in the office was fantastic, always ready to help when he could. Electric was kind of high but we had two ACs going, especially when it got hotter. The laundry room and machines REALLY need updated (if they haven't already) and no fault to the campground, but Mother Nature LOVES her ants there!! We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
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
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Call way before your scheduled trip, especially during football season. Lots of good BBQ places.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The RV park is split into 2 seperate sections. The section where you check in is nicely shaded but appears to be for long term residents only. Short term guests get sites across the road where little to no shade exists. The short term park is pretty much a gravel site with a bit of grass and weeds between the sites. Adequate but nothing pretty. Spacing between sites is limited. Pull-throughs park opposite each other so hookups are on a shared island. Good power. Good places in the park and nearby to walk dogs. Close to the interstate and another road so noise is a real issue if you are sensitive to it. Friendly staff. WiFi worked OK. We were here for 1 week. Might stay again. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Good place to get yummy popsicles in downtown Tuscaloosa. Dreamland BBQ is also good.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park for an overnight stay. When I called to make reservations, the person I spoke to gave directions to the park and explained the office was closed from noon until 1:30 for lunch. Because of time zone changes, of course that's when we arrived. No problem though. They had a bag for overnight stays full of envelopes for available sites. The outside of the envelope gave site number with length of site. Complete the information on the outside of the envelope, leave a check in the envelope and take the map and cable lineup with you. Just drop the envelope in the mail slot in the office door and your done! Sites for overnight are across the road from the office. The sites are gravel, but have concrete pads on either side of your rig. The 60'+ sites are long enough to keep your towed connected. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is conveniently located near the freeway and is a great place to stop for the night. The overflow lot is better for overnight guests because the lot is flat and the sites are easy to access. The primary lot is hilly and appeared to mostly be occupied by long-term guests. The water, electricity and sewer hookups worked great. WIFI signal was very weak at the overflow lot and I couldn't login. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

When I called to make the reservation, the gentleman told me that some GPS units do not recognize the address. We went by our Mapquest directions and the gentleman's recommendation and took Exit 76. Campground is located right off of Exit 76. Take right off ramp, go to first traffic light, turn right, park is on the right. You can see it from the interstate. All in all, all was good, but a couple of signs wouldn't hurt. We camped in a travel trailer and would stay here again. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Wal Mart Supercenter and Sams Club within 3 miles, along with several gas stations.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a parking lot with hookups. Neither the cable nor the wifi worked and there is no air signal for antenna either. It's way over-priced for what you get. It's January and we are winterized until we get further south, and there was no shower house and or restrooms in the section where we stayed. They have two sections of the campground separated by a highway. Apparently there are restrooms on the other side of the highway which are not where we are. We would have to walk quite a distance with part of it along a highway (at night) in order to get to the other side. We have stayed at much cheaper places where we got a shower in a heated shower house. When we realized that the cable didn't work, we called the office and got a recorded message so no service either. We camped at Sunset Travel Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is nothing in walking distance.

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