Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

     


Mccalla, Alabama
Phone: (205) 477-5711

Sites: 256
Recent Rate: $22 4/2015


Latitude: 33.2520570772371
Longitude: -87.0686137676239

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-stream Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

40 Reviews

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virginianola

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Tannehill is an interesting state park built on the site of old ironworks. (Alabama is famous for iron-making, like Bethlehem PA or other old steel-making towns.) There are some historical ruins, a museum, some rebuilt cottages (now used for crafts sales and special events), etc. The property itself is spread out and there are lots of trees and a nice stream. Many places to walk, hike, walk your dog. You choose your own campsite after paying. A very pleasant and enjoyable campground overall.

Two comments: One, they do not take reservations. (This must be a nightmare for families arriving at the end of a long day. We were there in April and there were plenty of sites.) Two, some of the sites along the stream have electric wires that hang down so low that our medium-height RV barely cleared them. We never noticed the wires, in fact, until we were leaving and realized that if our RV were one foot higher we would have pulled down a bunch of live wiring. Careful! We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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usa rv12344848

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a State park. It is really a nice place to stop for a night. Staff is helpful and friendly. We only had water and electric but the site was large enough to stay hooked up and had plenty of room. There is no TV reception to speak of and our site was not good for our sat dish. As mentioned before it is a state park so there are lots of trees which makes it somewhat big rig unfriendly. We have a 36 ft RV so we took it real slow. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Lots of trails and historic buildings

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Crazyrvfamily

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very surprised how nice this park was. There is a lot to do, many historical buildings, lots of trails and beautiful scenery, even a miniature train to ride in the summer. Water, sewer, and electric sites. The only ding is that the camping sites are very close together but the park makes up for this. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.

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Sara C.

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $22.00
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This is a beautiful park with a museum on site. We paid $22/night for elec/water only and there is no weekly rates. We camped here to help prepare for my sister's wedding on-site in the park. There are many historic buildings and hiking trails to explore here. Halloween is a huge event, so all the RV sites in Campgrounds 1-3 are taken starting the first week of October as people reserve their spots in advance all month. The parking sites however are a bit bunched together so we may not have liked it anyway. We had to park in Farley Field for the week where we felt a bit more private, but then they kicked us out when it got closer to Trade Days (a monthly event). There was no Verizon cell or data coverage here - I could only get reception and 3G data near the registration office only. As soon as the wedding was over, we moved out of the park; it's too chaotic here in the month of October. Any other month would have been lovely, if you can disconnect from your Verizon coverage. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Teacher's Pet

Review Count: 308
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice historic park, however campsites are tight and somewhat un-level. Not every site can except a big rig, many can. When you come into the full hookup area you must dodge trees and kids on bikes. Our site was very wet with leaves everywhere from last fall making it rather sloppy. The electrical system was being upgraded while we were there. Would we stay again, possibly, but will be in no real rush to return. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.

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Gayle E.

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $21.00
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This is a charming, woodsy campground with a museum, grist mill, pioneer farm, and other historical buildings. We were here during the week, and there were plenty of sites available. It appeared as if a few of the locals came in, parked their RVs, and left. I suspect they're coming back for the weekend. This place probably fills up quickly on the weekends. A few of the sites have 50 amp,and all in the loop we were in (#1) have sewer. The 50 amp sites are on the first driveway and have ample space between sites. Some of the sites on the water seemed closer together. The WiFi worked really well. We were unable to get satellite TV due to the trees and used our antenna, so our channel choices were limited. The sites are gravel, but ours wasn't very level. There are hiking/biking trails and lots of places to walk and take the dog. Hard to beat the price for FHU. It includes a 15% senior discount. We would camp here again. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.

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trlrboy

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a day here to check out the restored ironworks. It's a great place for a restful stop, not too far off the highway and definitely "in the woods". FHU sites are pretty close together along a stream, but we had a 50Amp pull through (no sewer) that was roomy and outstanding. The steel/iron museum was excellent as was the ironworks blast furnace and all the restored buildings. Highly recommend. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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plove

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
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Interesting place. We happened to be here during Spring break and the place was packed. Kids on bikes in packs like mini Hells Angels. No problems, just had to keep an eye out walking and driving. Sites are arranged with little planning and very jumbled; otherwise, level with a little compensation. We were next to a stream had ducks foraging. Restrooms were adequate, but nothing more. Would stay here again only at a less crowed time. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.

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TexL23

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great little rustic park and campground with numerous activities on the weekends and in the summer. The sites are well spaced with lots of trees and are level. It is like camping in the woods, but with amenities. We camped here in a 40ft motorhome with a tow vehicle without issue. It was still the off season and the restroom nearest our site was closed. However, the restrooms and showers by the office were open and well kept. All the hookups at all the sites were operational even in the off season. The office and the camp store were open. We would definitely stay here anytime on our trips north and south. Don't bypass this little gem if you are in the area. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.

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exceltraveler

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very interesting historic state park with lots of appeal. We happened to stay during AL schools' spring break and the place was jammed with young families. It was refreshing to see all the activity. Perhaps that is what made the place pretty pricey for our W/ E site which was placed among the trees rather haphazardly. The iron works historic sites are worth checking out. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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navy1lf

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
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We found this little gem by accident and are very grateful! It is lovely. The staff were exceptionally pleasant and even stayed a little late to let us in. Don't take the negative comments about the mud too seriously. This is camping! All the areas were well cut out and marked off. Some of the smaller sites are just that. Smaller and not intended for a big rig. The staff allowed us to drive through and find a site that would accommodate our big rig and just report it back to them. The bathrooms do need some attention/increased budgetary consideration though. That is the only down side to this lovely campground. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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canes1969

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly staff. Would have given a higher score if the bathrooms and showers were cleaner. They were fairly large bathhouses and the people "cleaning" them in the morning were in and out in no time. Maybe the budgets are tight at the park so they don't have the labor dollars to clean them better? Anyway, they were pretty bad. The park itself was incredible. Tons of history. Be sure and check out the ironworks museum. Well worth the $2 if you like history. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Teamtj

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is super pretty. Lots of trees and historical stuff to do. We stayed here just one night but would be great to return to see everything that this park has to offer. We have a 45 foot fifth wheel and you definitely HAVE to pay attention because the trees are very numerous. We made it through just fine, but you have to just be choosy about what pull through you take and make sure you can get out of the same spot. A guy next to us had a much smaller trailer than ours and he hit a tree so you just have to be careful no matter how big or small your rig is. They have an easily accessible dump station on your way out since our site did not have sewer. The park is pretty big and tons of stuff for kids to be occupied. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Luv2rvbig

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

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The actual campground in this park is sad, some sites have a little gravel but most are just a dirt/gravel mixture. When it rains you are walking in mud. Very little maintenance goes on in the camping area. The camp sites and bath houses are past due for a remodel. Sewer sites are scarce and only exist in section 1. Most sites are small and hard to access due to trees. The restaurant in this park is no longer in operation. OK for an over nighter if you are passing through, but that's about it. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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J and C

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I loved this park! There is so much to see and do. There is a museum with a small fee that is well worth it. But the part I enjoyed the most was hiking to see the ironworks, the gristmill, the various period building, and the slave cemetery. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.

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