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Helena, Alabama

Cherokee Campground

Helena, Alabama



2800 COUNTY ROAD 93
Helena, Alabama 35080
Phone: (205) 428-8339

Sites: 98
Recent Rate: $15 2/2017

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Latitude: 33.292951605859
Longitude: -86.910551190376
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • 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 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers T-Mobile
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Tired old campground, badly in need of a sprucing up. However, the setting is lovely, with mature trees throughout the campground and a pretty lake adjacent. Using an address of 11 Austin Road, Helena AL worked better than the County Road 93 address in my GPS. Unless you like backing up, don't drive up to the office. There is no turnaround. Park on Austin Road. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly filled at time with full timers and transient workers, mostly small back ins. Park is 25 minutes from I-65, on hilly and narrow roads to get there. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice people that owned it but it was in dire need of repairs. I was escorted & guided into my back in site up this hill that backed up to the edge of the cliff above the lower tier of Rv's. The electric panel had loose wires dangling & the receptacle for the 30 amp fell out when I plugged in. The power worked but it was a hazard that I pointed it out after I hooked up & was told "yeah it looks like it needs to be fixed , some of these campers just yank on the plugs when they leave". Whatever! also the sewer hose went into the ground which had a piece of rotted plywood covering so the flies were everywhere & it was odorous. Lastly was the screaming kids & neighbors that had their dogs running loose which had gotten into a nasty fight & I believe one of the dogs got injured badly, Pit bulls by the way. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Long term and overnight campers in back in and pull thru camp sites. I was in a long pull thru so that my 40' Class A with a 18' towed enclosed trailer was still attached with FHU, 30/50A services. No cable and little OTA reception available in this rustic camp ground. Sites are graded, packed earth with natural grasses. Site was not level but I was able to level sufficiently to make it acceptable.

The host/owner is very patriotic, permitting active and former military discounts with unlimited stays. No longer affiliated with Good Sam but 50% discounts provided for any other membership organization.

Host/owner provides wood working tools to make themed (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.) wooden character stands during those seasons. Very friendly and accommodating for camp site needs.

Our campsite was shaded with trees, long enough for my needs but somewhat close to neighbors. Not so close that you felt cramped together, but if your neighbor was outside talking with someone, you were automatically involved in the conversation!!!!

Easy access to Birmingham amenities. I would stay again for a night or two, but would look elsewhere for any longer stays. I appreciated the host/owner's support of all military personnel, active, retired or honorably discharged. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
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
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit the Barber's Vintage Motorsport Museum. Have several hours to commit so you can see everything without hurrying!!! If you are lucky enough to be there when a racing event is there, you won't be disappointed!!!

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Looks a bit "rustic" from the road, but it is a great value. Depending on your site, you may get some road noise. Didn't bother me but the wife is a light sleeper. Lots of fulltimers and some folks who get up early for work. Only a few kids, which I liked. Some FHU pullthrus but mostly backins. Friendly staff and friendly neighbors in the park. Spotty OTA tv reception. Wifi worked well and it was free. Laundry facility was clean, $2 to wash a load and $2 to dry a load. The store isn't much of a store, but the place isn't very far from civilization. Should have done some fishing or at least walked around the lake. Looks like a nice walk. If you come here via I-459 and your GPS tells you to get off at Exit 10, DON'T DO IT!!!! Yes, you can still get here from Exit 10, but it involves many more twists, turns, and narrow roads. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

The couple at the office were the very nicest and our reception was excellent. We had a military veteran rate that was better than any we have every received. Very lovely setting, very quiet and peaceful, no frills, but we didn't need or expect them. We absolutely loved this place! easy in and easy out in our large RV, We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

All we wanted was a spot to park overnight while on our journey. This was way off the highway and appeared a bit on the dumpy side, but since it was for one night we took it. We were led up and around a narrow, twisty road in poor condition, squeezing between vehicles parked on the road. Our site was narrow, gravel and not level. There was no handle for the water faucet and since it was one night we didn't question or complain about it. We paid $15 for the Passport America rate. I would not stop here again. I wished we had pulled into a rest area or Camping World which was down the road instead. The campground was very full and was quiet. We had a wooded lot next to us that was very pretty. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The campsites are ok, but the park is a bit on the tight side getting in and out. In addition, it's a trip through the country to get there for an over night. If you are staying only for the night, go somewhere else. There is only a very marginal Verizon signal (no internet) and we were unable to get any TV over the air. The $15 is the PA rate. I would have paid $30 for something closer to the highway with phone and TV. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Needed a place to overnight and this was the perfect place. Pulled in just before dark and the owner lead us to our site. Pulled right in and left the truck hooked to the trailer because we were leaving early the next morning. Just needed one board to level up and pulled the bedroom slide out but had plenty of room for all of the slides if I needed to. The owner recommended a good place to eat where we had plenty of parking. Yes, the park had many permanents as other reviews have stated, but for $15 a night (Passport America rate), and a secure place to spend the night, it can't be beat! We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America discount. Owner was accommodating and waited for us because we had a flat tire. Site good, bathroom OK, but only had 1 roll of toilet paper between men's and ladies. Shower in men's was good, ladies shower could have used new shower head and an update. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America rate. Pros: WiFi is pay-as-you-go. Good, fairly quiet park except in am some traffic noise. No cable but get several stations on antenna (didn't bother with sat dish, so many trees),. Pretty scenery under the big pines. Cons: Bathhouse, laundry & clubroom is filthy & rundown. Shower drains backup when washers empty. Site not level for 40 ft RV (and few can accommodate a big rig at all). Interior roads poor shape for big rigs and roads to the campground narrow & bumpy. Will find a more convenient location for Birmingham sightseeing next time. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was Passport America. Very laid back staff. Our pull through site's (11) size was large & easy to enter, but we had to carefully zig zag through trees to exit; others were OK. Hilly campground; workers staying there returned at 4:15 am in large dump trucks with air brakes. Due to trees our roof top dish was blocked. Verizon hot spot was very poor if it did work. Power was good. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Where do we start. Roads need work; buildings need updated, cleaned, maintained. And the “shadow” cut-outs that are every where are a bit corny. Layout is very confusing. Sites vary in size from spacious to way too tight if you have slides; site level varies just as much from level to WOW ok then. Our site had us pitched 5 to 6 inches to the front. Due to drainage and outdated (grandfathered) sewer problems, the washers back up into the ladies shower stalls. Laundry and shower facilities are located in a 1930's converted house. Washer and dryers cost $2.00 each. Cell phone service is glitchy. Internet service is through a pay site (not Tengonet). Prices weren't bad, $15.99 per week for 2 devices, $21.99 for a month; with awesome connection and data usage. Television is either antennae or satellite. We would suggest IF you are over 35 ft you call in advance for Big Rig availability. Lots of “perms” and they vary in attitude, the ones in our area were very friendly and welcoming. Management will work with you so your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. Rate shown is with Military Discount. Even with all of this parks quirks, we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Rate is Passport America. We arrived late (after dark) and left early. Our impression is of a completely adequate campground, although it was a stopover not a destination. The owner met us and took us to our site, helped us park and made sure we were satisfied. Very nice guy, enjoyable and made effort to be helpful. Many campground occupants appear to be semi-permanent. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Motorhome.

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

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

Sites extremely small. Could not extend awning or slide. Owner and his daughter were both very rude nasty people pretending to be good Christians. Horrible experience. We camped at Cherokee Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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