9 Parks near Florence, Alabama
May 2016 - $25.00
We read the reviews on RVPR and thought this would be a good stop on our way North. We were very surprised when we arrived. The sites are paved and have full hookups, so that is good. Some are under tall pines, others are not, but don't offer any privacy but will block satellites. We opted for one not under the trees and selected a back in closest to the river, one of two available. The pad is fairly wide, but there is a concrete picnic table on it, we were pretty close to the edge of the pad and we couldn't walk between the table and the slide.
When we were setting up a neighbor let us know that we should make sure our bicycles on the back of our RV were locked up, since people going to the fishing pier drive behind us at all hours. We had to be careful our bikes didn't stick out in the road, but we didn't have any problems with anyone messing with them.
The road in the campground is narrow and a little bumpy. The lots at the back seemed smaller, there were several where we wouldn't be able to park our truck, but I think our 5er would fit in most of them.
My husband is a senior and we paid $25/night, the sign said $20/night for seniors. He questioned the lady checking us in and she said we were getting the senior rate. For various reasons, we decided to leave a day early. We were told that we wouldn't get our money back, and that was fine. Our neighbors wanted the site for his father-in-law and offered to pay for the night we already paid for. They come here often and when he paid us he gave us $20. I have the feeling we were taken by the nice lady in the office.
The location is great, very convenient to historic Florence and it restaurants. Drive a bit further and there are numerous big box stores and chain restaurants. - Uno Mas
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Park does not accept reservations but when I called the office the woman said call back just before you get here. We decided to drive to the park anyway and found a site one row off the water. Was interesting watching the barges up and down the river, lots to see and do in the area. Park was clean, sites were not at all close as in previous review, been to others with less space. Reason I did not give this park an excellent review was for the no reservations and the water/sewer connections were a stretch. - Colette
Aug 2015 - $19.00
This was our second visit to this campground. It is a city/county owned campground on the banks of the Tennessee River. It is part of a park which has a marina & boat ramp as well as a small beach area. The campground has pull-through and backin sites. There are no reservations but is first-come availability. We had no problems in our 43 ft. Motorhome and will return when in the area. - John & Bobbie
Aug 2016 - $13.00
Level rock sites sites and interior roads. Good WiFi and cable. Absolutely no shade. Some pull through, most sites back in. Nice laundry. Hookups at rear of site, need long sewer hose. Nice management. Stayed a month-would stay again. - runamuka
May 2016 - $32.00
Basically just a gravel lot with hook-ups. No trees and not much grass. There is a field with some paths to walk the dogs, although it must be tick season because the dogs (and us) got a fair number of them. Staff was fine and the facilities are well-maintained. But it's just impossible for a gravel lot to be anything other than an "average" place to stop. - Kaz
Oct 2015 - $42.00
We stay here whenever visiting relatives in Sheffield and Montgomery. The only complaint is that the internet connection is very unreliable. When it works, it works well, but unreliability has been an issue for several years. Also, signage is very hard to see at night. and crossing the two lane highway, towing a vehicle, deserves caution. - Yeeha
Mar 2015 - $11.00
Rate reflects senior discount. 16.00 regular rate. W/E/S. Wonderful little 'out of the way' park with access to the old music scene in Muscle Shoals and part of the Natchez Trace. Visited on the way to Huntsville. Very nice and helpful host with newly finished gravel sites. Some TV reception and WiFi worked very well. Found a new little gem ! - SailorGolf
Apr 2016 - $25.00
On our dirt/pine needle filled site there was no picnic table, no fire pit, no grill, and we were close to the next RV. There was low water pressure. A train goes through several times a day (and night), and the highway noise is prevalent. The WiFi is a medium-to-weak signal but when it works it's okay for email and streaming music. The laundry, showers, and bathrooms were good. There is street behind the park accessible via a short trail that was okay for a short walk, but nothing special. If we end up back in that area, we'll look for a better alternative. - RobtL
Jul 2015 - $12.00
Very clean and friendly park. Easy access to historical sites and stores. Great local music history and family activities close to park. Laundry, showers, and bathrooms the cleanest we've ever seen. Full security camera system of the whole park. Great staff on call 24 hours a day. We arrived early in the AM and were greeted by staff to show us our reserved site and gave us bath and laundry building security codes and Wi-Fi password. Awesome experience. - Gary White
Apr 2016 - $29.00
Overall it was a nice stay. My family usually go down to Joe Wheeler a few times a year just for weekend get away's. Park was same as usually nice roads and fairly level sites. Only problem we had this time was site C-17, it has a tree that is really close to the pad and it prevents you from having your awning out and with a camper 32ft or longer you can't get backed up far enough to prevent this. I voiced my displeasure with having to move to one of the camp host and to the front desk so maybe they can take this tree down so this site can be used by all campers. I am aware that the state is under a money crunch in the state park area but there are things that need to be updated. Such as electrical supplies. The one on the site that we moved to was just worn badly and caused a loose connection on my power supply that caused it to overheat the plug, sewage drains need to be updated or at least cleaned out around them so it wouldn't be so hard to get connected. I know this seems like a bad review but its really not. All in all it was a good trip as usually but could be improved. - ctcbama
Feb 2016 - $25.00
Approx 115 sites, most of them full hook up. A few sites are short, but most will accommodate larger rigs. The sites are fairly level, some with an overall slight slope front to back. There are only 4-5 sites on the C loop close to the water (150 ft.), the rest in the woods. Some on the B loop are on a ridge and have a very nice view of the river through the pines. Most of the campground is wooded with tall pines and a few hardwoods. Satellite reception is spotty because of the fairly heavy canopy. All utilities worked well and the roads are good. Good spacing between sites, but not quite as wide as a typical COE park. Most sites are 30 amp, there are a handfull of 50 amp sites on the A loop. Reservations for this CG are non-site specific at this time, however, there are plans to publish site lengths and pictures of each site on the website, and also allow site specific reservations by the summer of 2016. Bathrooms were clean and heated. There is excellent free WiFi in the park - coverage was complete, however, for some reason I was not able to connect to it. Verizon coverage here is 2/5. The kid's playground is physically separated from the camping area - something I think folks with younger kids would not be comfortable with. Joe Wheeler park is a large venue with a hotel, cabins, golf course, restaurant, swimming area, boating and an extensive day use area (basketball court, volley ball, etc). The day use area is separated from the main camping area. Many trails in the park. - Bama Camper
Aug 2015 - $28.00
Asphalt roads and site pads are in good shape. Mostly shady. Large fishing lake, good swimming area, restaurant in lodge. Water, sewer, and electric are in great shape. No cable service and Wifi is very iffy. The golf course is wonderful, played 18 holes for &25 with cart (price if yous stay there, normally $35. Sites are level and neat. There is a concrete table and fire pit at each site. I will go back to this campground. - Alabama Jim
Mar 2010 - $18.00
Rockie' Campground if you like to fish and enjoy the friendliest people on earth. The owner and her husband will do anything to help you. Nice clean site, close to the boat ramp. Will camp here whenever we go to Pickwick. - User1192
Nov 2009 - $18.00
Rose Trail RV Park is directly across the street from Colbert County Rose Trail Park. We were able to walk across the street to the lake, boat ramp, and piers. There are only 14 sites. While we were here, we were the only over nighties. The rest were vacant except for two live-aboard and two empty seasonals. Gravel pads are level and partially shaded. Amenities are scarce. I don't know if they even have bathrooms or showers. The general store has typical mini mart inventory plus a good assortment of fishing tackle. Wi-Fi works in the general Store. Several loose aggressive dogs made it difficult to walk ours. At $18 including tax, this is a good deal for 50A full hookup site. - whizbang