Florence, Alabama

McFarland Park Campground

Florence, Alabama



Florence, Alabama
Phone: (256) 740-8817

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $19 7/2015

Latitude: 34.7809851229218
Longitude: -87.6888048648834

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • 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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • 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) ?
  • 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 ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

30 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Nautical Wheelers

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a great value- beautiful surroundings on the Tennessee River for less than $20 per night. We called ahead to make sure they had open spots (correct number is 256-740-8817) and selected a nice pull through site among the tall pines when we got there. There is a mixture of pull through and back in sites, nearly all sites would have accommodated our 36' motorhome. Plenty of space to hook/unhook dinghy just before the entrance. Sites on the far (newer) end of the park had no shade trees. There are no advance reservations so you pull into a site and go pay for it. They don't take credit cards so plan ahead for that. Got 4 local channels via antenna. Posted as no alcohol allowed in park and noted that adult beverages can only be consumed outside at your site very discreetly (in cup or a koozie). The local police do patrol the park several times per day. We didn't use the restrooms/showers but when we walked by them they didn't smell the "freshest" however it was 90+ degrees the week we were there...we would definitely stay here again. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The quad cities, called The Schoals, have a rich history in the music industry. Lots to do and see in the area related to music. There is a marina with boat rentals and fishing at the park entrance also a great restaurant. Park also has a swimming beach, places to bike ride, fish and disc golf.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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rncordy

Review Count: 119
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second stay here. You can't beat its location right on the Tennessee River and very close to all of Florence's amenities. But I disagree with other review about "spacious" sites. Most sites, in our view, are narrow with little room to set up chairs, etc. The back in sites are left side back-ins so your "patio" area is exposed to the passing traffic. But backing in is easier! Nevertheless, we like this campground and the host was very pleasant! No wifi, good satellite TV if located on the western edge of the campground. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Catfish at Newburns or the Swamp Johnny (or something like that).

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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D_from_TN

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Read August 2014's review of a very accurate description of the park. My review and the rating is based on the horrendous bathrooms! The men's commode seat is so bad, it is flaking. Multiple fragments of bars of soap remain in the soap dish. The wife and I refused to use their bathroom or shower. Fortunately, we had our own. If you do not have a bathroom, just know they only have one toilet and urinal in one bathhouse (men's side). The park is absolutely beautiful! But if we did not have our own RV bathroom, we would not stay at this park for that single reason. We have stayed at many COE,State and other parks and this is by far the worst bathroom facility we have witnessed in a campground to be "governement" operated and maintained. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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GoinPlaces

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really nice park, the sites are large and roomy and all seem to be paved. There are concrete picnic tables at every site. The grass is kept mowed. It's right on the Tennessee River so you can watch the boat traffic. It is a city maintained park, there is a marina and a small beach nearby. They do have showers and restrooms...the showers are pushbutton and the temp is not adjustable. Now for the bad part. The women's rest room and showers were NOT clean. There were old bars of soap melting in the soap dishes, crud on the benches, and I don't know what all on the floors. We were there Sunday afternoon thru Wednesday morning, and it was when we were loading up to leave did we see someone there to clean. It may just have been a one-time thing...the rest of the park was real nice. We would still go back, just use our own shower. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Roger H.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park along the Tennessee River. Spacious sites: half located among the trees, and half not. Camp host is pleasant. Close to downtown Florence where a number of fine restaurants are located. We enjoyed our time here. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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BrendaB

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We are in a 45 foot, 4 slide rig and fit just fine. Not all sites would accommodate us however, the pull-throughs are large and wide. We fit our 45 footer and our car side by side on site. Plenty of room. Sites are paved with asphalt or concrete. Tight narrow streets leading to campground but doable. Trees are tall and not in the way. Some sites are in trees and some are completely open for satellite. Quiet and peaceful along the Tennessee River. Close to shopping and restaurants. Just make sure that if you are coming from south, you are in right hand lane when you're on the bridge. Your turn-off is right after the bridge and it can be easily missed. Their is a sign for 20W, it's just small. Sites are first come first served, so you do take a risk if you are a large RV. Not all sites will fit you. We'd definitely come back here. Just call ahead to see how busy they are and determine if you could find a site to fit you. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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duster340

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

An after hours gated city park with RV sites next to the Tennessee River. Some shade at the front and more open the farther back you go. Tight turns with a big rig. I had to back out of a pull thru. All sites and roads are asphalt with easy and reliable hookups...water pressure might be high in some spots. Rangers patrol the area. I don't think we'll stay again. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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rncordy

Review Count: 119
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground and excellent value for all visiting in the Florence/Sheffield/Tuscumbia area. Sites are relatively level, good spacing, long enough for big rigs, and have everything except cable and Wi-Fi. Antenna TV was quite limited. Sites are available in trees, backed in to a bayou area or backed into sites along the Tennessee river. The latter are perhaps 100 feet from the river with a small park road between the sites and the river. We will return! We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Traveler John

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are in the Tuscumbia area, this is the place to stay. Drive north of town, cross the bridge and here you are in Florence at McFarland park. Had a nice quiet site along the water beneath tall shade trees. Sites are on grass or dirt. Restrooms were of an older design but well cared for. Very nice lady at the check-in. You will be a lot happier here than the three places available in Tuscumbia. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Lini

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is owned by the City of Florence. It has 3 rows of sites. One row has a view of the Tennessee River, one runs down the middle and one is next to the Tennessee River backwaters. The tent sites are right along the river. Half of the campground has tall pines for shade while the other half does not. Some of the sites along the backwater are sloped down to the water between the pads, so the ground may not be flat between you and the next site. Picnic tables are concrete and the pads are asphalt. There are no fire rings so you have to bring your own. Our antenna picked up no television channels at all and they do not have cable. The marina has a restaurant with a bar. Some sites may require 2 sections of sewer hose. It is best to plan your route so that you do not have to drive through downtown Florence, because of a right curve to Rt. 20 that is not well labeled just before the bridge over the Tennessee River. The park is right off of AL SR20 (Coffee Road). The park has a fishing pier and disc golf. Downtown Florence is very nice with restaurants and upscale shops. The home of Helen Keller is in nearby Tuscumbia, Alabama and has "The Miracle Worker" outdoor drama in June & July. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Camping USA

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

For the money $18 per night you cannot get a better deal. No pool, hot tub, Internet or other amenities, that is why I did not give it a 10 On top of that people are friendly, Sue in the office made a reservation for us over the telephone $3 additional charge., We arrived on a weekend and office were closed, camp ground host meets us and assigned us a site, very helpful and friendly did not get his name. CG is right on the river, it is quite and nice, full 50 amp services up to date utility's WS&E. The sites are very large or I should say some of them are. We are in a 43 foot motor home and we are located in the "open section" Approximately 10 sites or so very large sites, large enough for the largest of Motor homes, open as in no trees and level , 40 feet between sites paved roads and sites and patio with table is on concrete. Many of the sites are in a treed area, I am not sure if 43 foot RV could fit on them, surly not on all of them perhaps some, be sure to inquire. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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sjenkins93

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

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

The only reason we could not give this park a 10 is they don't have WIFI or cable. Great park host, neat & clean. Making reservations with Sue is so easy, she is such an asset! We love the park and would certainly go back when we are in the area! We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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bobnorman

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful spot on the Tennessee River; paved roads/trails along river for biking or walking. This is a popular 'fish camp' for locals; motorhomes and tents all together, and LOTS of kids, but we loved it and will stay here again if in the area. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Teacher's Pet

Review Count: 328
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park and value. Great vista of the Tennessee River in the center of a metropolitan area. One thing to note the local police use the roads in this park as an income source for the city. Every day we were there a local policeman in a marked pickup was making traffic stops in the park in the 20MPH zone, could the 5MPH campground zone be exempt? Beware. Senior Rate at 62 is $15/night. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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wingerphil

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Agree with prior reviews, this is one nice park and a bargain to boot! We stayed here for a week and wished it could have been longer. The park does not offer cable or Wi-Fi or we would have scored it a 10. We will stay here again if we are ever back in the area. We camped at McFarland Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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