2 RV Parks near Franklin, Alabama
May 2016 - $11.00
We were supposed to stay here back in November, but RV repairs caused us to cancel. My husband was very interested in staying here, so we took the opportunity on our way North. To say this is remote is an understatement, as others have said, it is out there! The campground is nice, with lots of tall trees that provide shade and block satellites, but don't give much privacy. One interesting thing, the campground loop is two lanes, so the inside pull thrus are very nice since they don't face the road.
When we hooked up we had problems with the 50amp, so we switched to 30amp. We informed the volunteer at the gate and he reported it, but didn't expect anyone to show up until the next day, which was fine. The next morning a nice man showed up and replaced the 50amp breaker in an absolute downpour! I didn't think anyone would even show with how bad the weather was, but he showed up and fixed our problem.
The restrooms were very clean, but the showers only have a single shower curtain, so they didn't feel too private. It's been quiet here, I never had anyone else in the bathhouse while I was showering, so it wasn't too bad. There is a laundry in the bathhouse, it always seemed to be in use as I walked by. There was one washer/dryer and it looked like it was $1.00 each.
If you don't boat/fish, there isn't much out here. The museum is closed until further notice, so we didn't get to visit. This is a great place to chill out and enjoy a good campfire, we bought $15 worth of wood from the country store 8 miles down the road.
We had no AT&T signal at the campsite, but we could get 2 bars and LTE by the museum. Our Verizon worked ok with our booster. - Uno Mas
Oct 2015 - $10.00
Very nice, very quiet. The people running the park was very helpful and very friendly. Concrete Pad with fire ring and picnic table. You could not ask for much more. the only problem is that the camp is out in the middle of no where, but I will probably be returning. - tom riner
Apr 2013 - $20.00
"Remote" is the word I would use to describe Isaac Creek Campground. Literally at the end of the road. If you want to be away from it all, this is a great place to be. Pack well, it's about 15 miles back to Monroeville, and at least 8 to the nearest country store and fuel. CG check-in was fast and efficient, hosts were friendly. They had our Recreation.gov reservations ready and waiting, it didn't take more that a minute to register. Our site was on the Alabama River, albeit about a 150 foot walk over to the edge of a boulder-lined embankment overlooking the river/navigational channel. Electric and water worked quite well, no voltage issues. Pad and picnic/sitting area was clean. Nice mix of sun and shade. Bathouses were clean and well maintained, although the mirrors left something to be desired in terms of reflective quality. Laundry in each bathouse. Cell service through CSpire was 3 bar with 1G service, AT&T service was 2 bar, both steady. Good DTV service was from Pensacola/Mobile, and included ABC, CBS, and PBS, a few independents, and including continual weather on Ch. 5.2. Campsites 1-6 and 56-60 are gravel surfaces. All others are concrete pad with a fine gravel tent pad/picnic/sitting area. Sites 9-31 are on Isaac Creek, a muddy but picturesque backwater popular for fishing. Sites 32-42 are on the Alabama River. Sites 42-55 are interior sites. Sites 36-42 are first come/serve non-reservable. Bicycling was fantastic, with miles of roads and several miles of off-road riding along levees and trails. Cypress swamps were beautiful. We scared an alligator, and it scared us, so cool! Birdwatching was outstanding, over 65 species. Great Egrets everywhere. Botanical biodiversity incredible. There is a factory outlet for Lee/Wrangler/Vanity Fair with true outlet prices on irregular garments. A warning for driving: About 2 miles east of the dam is a small cluster of houses, a yello snake road warning sign, and a sharp curve right and downhill. Very dangerous if going to fast, especially for an RV. Be careful when leaving. We found the campground to be used mostly for fishing, but some people were there simply to relax. We would camp here again after several years, but would not want to go too often because of the limited amount of activities available in the surrounding area. - The Happy Traveler
May 2004 - $38.00
This place is the pits. By far the grossest, most unpleasant place I have ever been to. The staff were mutes. They did not make eye contact or acknowledge your presence unless you were holding a credit card. The grounds are a dump. The pool is filthy and unsafe. The playground consists of pieces from the dump and a few old tires. Everyone drinks and smokes ALL DAY. We were the only sober people walking around at noon. There is nothing to do here but drink. We thought of drinking the weekend away so we would be able to deal with this place but wanted to have our wits with us in case someone picked a fight with us or tried to steal our car. Don't go here, your sanity and life depends on it. - pookyellis