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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
This is great state park. It has lots of amenities we love, like the mountain biking trails. It's a perfect place for mountain biking or hiking. Lots of interesting historical artifacts throughout the park. The park is huge and includes an area for festivals and fairs (although there was nothing going on when we were there). There's a small store onsite for supplies. Lots of trees in the park and creeks meandering throughout. You can spend at least an hour at the museum learning about the iron works in Alabama.
The campground itself has multiple loops, some with FHU. We had a spacious site in the nonFHU area. Services were fine, but you're far from any amenities outside the campground. This is one of our favorite state parks anywhere; we're looking forward to staying here for a longer time next time we're driving through Alabama. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Great place for mountain biking and hiking/running trails. Stock up on whatever you need before you get here. Services and amenities are quite far away.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Tannehill is my absolute favorite place to camp. Even though the price is $25 for 4 people, they didn't charge for my 2-year-old grandson. That's how you treat guest and they will return. The park is shady and safe for children to ride their bikes and play all day. The staff is super friendly. The bath/wash houses are clean and require a code but that is okay because you can access them any time, not like some campgrounds that only open from 8-10. There is even a tub for handicap access or for washing smaller children who have managed to get filthy from all the fun. The water is good for swimming, fishing (I caught my first rainbow trout!) or kayaking. If you have never been you must visit and book ahead for a Trade Day weekend! We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $12.00
Interior roads to camping area are narrow, but camping area roads wide. Park has historical sites, play ground, wide grassy areas and a stream. Plenty for kids to do and a chance to learn something. Site was wide gravel paved pull through, easy to get in and out of. Wifi was OK. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Motorhome.
Visit the museum in the park. I learned a lot about iron and steel production and it fascinated my 9 year old grandson.
Review Count: 154
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $18.00
Very interesting state park. Full of history. Set in old iron foundry. Not hard to find. Recommend to anyone. We camped at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 58
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
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.
Review Count: 84
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $19.00
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.
Lots of trails and historic buildings
Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $26.00
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.
Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
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.
Review Count: 369
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 18
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $23.00
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.
Review Count: 100
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $21.00
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.
Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $17.00
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.
Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $17.00
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.
Review Count: 76
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
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.
Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $21.00
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.
Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $12.00
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.
Lots of trails and historic buildingsusa rv12344848 • April 2015
Great place for mountain biking and hiking/running trails. Stock up on whatever you need before you get here. Services and amenities are quite far away.tripster • July 2016
Visit the museum in the park. I learned a lot about iron and steel production and it fascinated my 9 year old grandson.westwill3 • July 2016
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