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Decatur, Alabama

Point Mallard Park

Decatur, Alabama



Decatur, Alabama
Phone: (256) 341-4826

Sites: 239
Recent Rate: $20 4/2016

Latitude: 34.5760196258216
Longitude: -86.9337201118469

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino ?

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50 Reviews

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Fulltimersrv

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $21.00
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Big rig friendly with level sites. The GPS directed us thru the city streets instead of just down Point Mallard Street; therefore, my suggestion is to ask for directions when you make the reservation. Showers had low water pressure. Laundry was good. Campground was great for riding bicycle. No dog park but lots of fields to walk dog. Dirty gravel road and could not wash vehicle. Due to the season the water park was closed. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Not much to do or see in area. Walmart and restaurants within 10 miles.

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George316

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
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We were very impressed about this park. A security gate near our site made it a challenge to back a 60' combination truck & trailer into, but we did it. The sites are nicely spaced and the date we arrived competitors for a Bassmasters Elite bass tournament were also arriving and there was a lot of traffic. There was no excess noise. The city of Decatur knows how to manage a city park and campground. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Travel Trailer.

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coloradoflyfisher

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $21.00
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The sites are mostly gravel, sand or grass and close together. The back end of our 43' bus was hanging over a ditch, but the staff was very helpful in finding us a site that was not too muddy. The camper next to us, which we never saw in the four days we were there, left his satellite dish set up on our picnic table. The driveways are narrow and require looping around several times to exit the park. There are a lot of "long-term" campers (not "full-timers" like us), including one police officer, so there is a lot of stuff and extra vehicles spilling out of the sites (cleanliness rating). The park has more than two hundred sites and therefore the Wi-Fi is virtually non-existent. It is very popular with families and many sites had multiple families over Easter weekend. The only saving feature for us was the bike path along the Tennessee River. Next time we visit family here, we will look for something better. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We had great meals at the Cajun Steamer in Huntsville. The Cochon and Grits and the Melvin's Blackened Chicken were awesome! We also really enjoyed the tour of the Space and Rocket Center, Harrison Brothers Hardware store, birthplace of Tallulah Bankhead and driving around the beautiful old homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We were told there are a great number of pre-civil war homes that were not destroyed in the war, but we did not have time to search them out.

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padre

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $24.00
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We were there soon after they were flooded. Park appeal is low due to many permanent sites with all the "stuff" that goes along with that. Roads and sites needed work since the flood. Lots of room to walk since is a city park and part of a large complex. Utilities worked well but wifi was worthless. Good value. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Travel Trailer.

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42 Raptor

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $1.00
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Made reservation to stay here on my trip back to Mississippi from Indiana. Called and made a reservation and made sure they understood that I had a 42' triple axle fifth wheel and I was pulling it with a 4x4 long bed dually. Upon arrival there was not one spot that we could fit in. After driving around the park I wasn't sure I wanted to say any way. The spot are tight and there are A LOT of full timers that need to clean up around there spots - kind of trashy. I will never go back. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Lnorcobra

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
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Great campground with many amenities. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Clean restrooms and laundry. Great family atmosphere. Large, well maintained campsites. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Water park, fishing, golfing, hiking and jogging trails, festivals.

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Full Timers 2

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $22.00
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Let's be honest here, everyone is jammed in pretty tight. A lot of folks that live here in their RV, and most of them have a storage unit or two next to their RV. If you have children this would be a great place. Lots of activities and space to roam around, ride bikes etc. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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slideone

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $24.00
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Easy access, friendly staff, no amenities to speak of. Would be a much better park if they didn't allow squatters. A lot of sites are overrun with miscellaneous boats, storage tents, several cars and outside refrigerators. Surprised City of Decatur puts up with this. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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TARCREEKMONSTER

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $22.00
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Great RV park, owned & managed by city of Decatur with most amenities except cable TV. Antenna will pick up a few stations. Good Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity. Level, shaded spots for everybody. Over 600 acres here with many, many spots and lots of locals know about this place. I will stay here again if I'm in this area. Price noted is senior citizen discount. Fire pits for all and cheap firewood available. Lots of shade and cool breezes. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Motorhome.

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ShoreXplorers

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
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Point Mallard is an enormous recreation complex owned and run by the city of Decatur AL. It has soccer and little league fields, tennis courts, a huge water park, a golf course, archery ranges, bike trails and I’m sure other things we didn’t see. The campground seems to have a lot of “permanent” residents with a fair number of campsites for itinerants. The staff is very friendly. The campground is kept clean, they pick up your trash at your site 3 times a day. Our campsite (26) was a full service, pull-through site on a corner, so we ended up having traffic passing us on two sides. Next time, we will request one of the other sites. There was trash and cigarette butts in the fire ring, which we cleaned up because they were unsightly. Our price reflects the 15% Senior Citizen discount. This is also a Good Sam Club campground. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Motorhome.

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mm1407

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
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Point Mallard appears to be part of a huge recreational complex. We were in the area visiting relatives and stayed here for one night. The campground is large and was very crowded. Many, many children. A very family friendly atmosphere, but kids were running wild throughout the night and were difficult to see while driving through the crowded park. Most sites, including 'overflow' sites, were filled. Fortunately, we had reservations. The sites were all gravel. Weaving around the campground in a bigger RV with a tow, would be a challenge. I did not think the sites were very spacious. We would have had trouble with our awning because of neighboring campsites and/or trees. We were given several choices to pick from when we arrived. None of the sites appeared to be accommodating. The management was extremely reasonable and found us an unoccupied seasonal site that they let us stay in for the night. The management was the best attribute of the campground. The bathhouses were very dirty. Many bugs and even animals were residing in the facility closest to us. There are many trees, and sites were level and gravel. There is no grass. We did not use the Wi-Fi. We did not take advantage of the nearby activities. If we were in the area again, I would probably stay to explore some of the adjacent activities, but I would stay with low expectations and avoid using the bathrooms. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Motorhome.

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RMC

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $23.00
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Friendly staff, but not familiar with site sizes, locations, etc. Surprising number of full timers for a public park. A little difficult to find; follow directions carefully. Sites were a little larger than average, overall appearance a little better than average. We didn't use the golf course, tennis courts, etc. The rating would be higher if you wanted these amenities. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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trilliumhills

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
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Nice big sites, easy to get in, good roads, large older trees and clean restrooms. We will stay here again. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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tzdr8v

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $32.00
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Very nice wooded park setting - like a state park with gray squirrels and birds. Level gravel sites with good spacing between units. A great place for traveling through or spending a week. A few miles west of I-65 in the town of Decatur near the theme park. Nice people at check-in and those that maintain the park. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Motorhome.

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Revconguy

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $24.00
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Yes, I went to this park. I have been there multiple times in the winter when the population is lower. This park is part of a city owned complex and has a large population of permanent residents especially during the warm months. The park is clean and well kept. I haven't used the bath houses and can't speak for them. The laundry was nice. It is centrally located to the city of Decatur but isolated enough so that you don't feel like you are in the busy city. During the warm months this is largely a trailer park rather than a campground in that they don't accept reservations and are consistently full. It's obvious there are vast amounts of long-term residents. I found the office staff to be unconcerned about visitor parking needs and demonstrated a take-it-or-leave-it attitude. While I wouldn't mind staying at the park again, I can't afford to drive my 35' MH there without reservations on the remote chance of getting a spot. I find their attitude unfriendly toward out of town visitors and more accommodating to locals who just need a place to store their RV. I would not recommend any out of town tourists planning on staying there. We camped at Point Mallard Park in a Motorhome.

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