9 Parks near Opelika, Alabama
May 2015 - $27.00
We stayed 3 nights to visit the area.
The park is located near I-85 with easy access along good paved roads. The entrance was a little narrow. The parking area for check in had a significant slope.
The park facilities were built by the CCC. It shows in the building construction and age. The park has several day use areas including extensive BMX bicycle trails throughout the park.
The interior roads are paved but narrow. The sites are crushed gravel, generally level but lined with poles causing them to be narrow. Not many pull through sites. Some pull through sites required climbing a short but steep incline to reach the parking area. Privacy between the sites is based upon the distance and vegetation.
There was an extensive tree canopy blocking any satellite reception. Fortunately we were assigned Site 20 which had a good view to the South for satellite. Sites on either side of 20 may provide satellite reception with a portable dish.
Park map claimed there were 3 broadcast channels. Couldn't get any of them.
Our Verizon hotspot reception was good.
No designated pet area but there was sufficient distance along the park roads to walk dogs. Don't remember if there were bag dispensers around the park to pick up waste. There were garbage cans around to dispose of waste. There were dogs off leash both in the campground areas and the day use areas.
The only dumpster was near the entrance to the first campground loop.
We were invaded by little black ants!
For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter but the bathhouses were designated as shelters.
Would not stay here again. - bsb814
Mar 2015 - $28.00
Been a while since we stayed at this park. While the sites are gravel, it seems pretty much all of the utilities have been recently upgraded. Running the microwave, two electric heaters, and an electric water heater, the voltage held steady at a great 117V. The sites are pretty level and the park is very quite. Great hiking trails all around the lake and to the dam/waterfall area. Would definitely like to stay here again when in the area. - tundracamper
Apr 2014 - $22.00
This is a great park, not that big, but still has a lot to offer. I would rate it higher except for the lack of cable or WiFi. Will stay here again when we are through here. - SMOKE665
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Stayed a couple of nights. Campground is located behind softball fields and you have to drive through the parking lot to get to the park. Site we stayed on was level and shaded. Would have given a better rating if not for the three ninety degree turns you have to make to get into the park. - bkboren
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Decent RV park just off exit 51. Park is on a hill so there are not many level sites that will accommodate a larger motorhome. Check in was easy and the owner is a very nice fellow. Price was a bit high for the overall quality of the park compared to others we have used. - Allure470
Feb 2016 - $36.00
I had made reservations and paid online for an overnight. GPS wrongly sent us towards Wal-Mart and the university. After getting correct directions and a site number from a very helpful man on the phone (this was apparently our check-in since the office was closed during our entire overnight stay), we pulled in to this really nice RV park. Our site was a pull-thru overlooking the ball fields. It was extra-long and easily fit our 40' motorhome and tow. Hookups are in the middle. Site was gravel and mostly level. Water pressure was fantastic. Internal roads in the park are all gravel. They're doing some work on the sites in the lower level so it's a mess down there now but the turn was still manageable. Road noise was minimal and we had a great night's sleep. No off leash dogpark but there's plenty of places to walk the dogs. Speaking of dogs, I didn't realize until I read the tiny print on their website that they have a 2-dog limit. However, if they aren't full or it isn't a football weekend, they would probably make an exception if asked. It's a lovely park with easy access to the interstate and I would likely stay here again, provided that they're ok with my 2+ dogs. - Flippitti
Jun 2016 - $42.00
We stayed here in our 31' Class C RV. We were on our way to North Carolina and were very disappointed in the choices of parks along I-85 going into Atlanta. (Actually if you want a chuckle from some creatively written reviews, check those out. (Look for the parks along I-85 West out of Atlanta.)
In any case, we stopped here because we didn't want to go into Atlanta to find a decent place to stay. WOW - it was incredible!!! It was our first COE (Corps of Engineers park) and we are now hooked.
The spaces were widely spread apart and you felt like you practically had the entire place to yourself. We stayed in space #29 and it was superb. It had an elevated view of the calm and lovely lake with a path going down to a tiny beach on the water. It would be great for a dog that wanted to swim in the water.
The site was heavily shaded and flat. There were a fire pit, grill, full size picnic table, and lamp pole. The people working at the entrance were so friendly. They were working on a 4-5 month contract, 4 days on, 4 days off, and had their camper on site.
The bathroom was right across the road. It was old but very clean. The only reason I'm giving this park a 9 and not a full 10 is that there was no shower in the bathroom. There were showers closer to the entrance, but were too far to easily walk to.
What started out as just a convenient stop along the way, is now a future vacation destination for our family.
FYI, on the way out, talked to the hosts. They said there were some sites with even better views. Can't remember the numbers, but they must be incredibly awesome because our site (#29) was amazing. - GearDown
Mar 2016 - $12.00
Another great COE park, very easy to get to off Interstate 85. Big rigs should have no issues, might be a few sites that would be slightly difficult to get in but not many. Roads are big rig friendly, most sites are paved, sites in the first loop are all gravel but nice. Our Verizon was not the greatest in the first loop, our neighbors ATT was fine, our Verizon seemed to be fine in the other loops. Dish will for the most part be OK if yours is portable, over air TV is limited, about 10 channels. Water and 50 AMP at all sites, water pressure was great, showers are very limited. Very nice lake, great boating, beach is a short drive. Our price reflects senior discount. We would camp here again. - rmckee
Feb 2016 - $12.00
Rate is for $12 for one night with Golden Age Passport. But recreation.gov website requires 2 nights for a reservation, so effective discounted rate for a one-night transit stop was $24. Annoying, but still a very good buy compared to many of the alternatives.
Interior roads were wide and well maintained as were the sites that we observed. Our site (#50) as easy to negotiate drive-thru with 50-amp and water service, both easy to access. AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE service ran about 5 mhz down/.1 mhz up. Sent several texts with pictures attached with no problem. Service stations and shops in West Point, about 5 miles from this quiet campground. - KodiakHouse
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Gravel sites with red clay on top. Hookups worked great. Very friendly owner who escorted us to our site. Checks or cash only no discounts. No Wifi or cable but was able to get satellite. Only stopped for overnight not sure if we would stop again. - roaming around
May 2015 - $35.00
Where is the Lake? One unisex bathroom/shower - that's it. Next to noisy Rt. 280. No swimming pool. Not a Good Sam Park anymore. Should be priced in the $20-25 range. No site/facilities map. No Wi-Fi. No cable - told we would get a few air channel stations (no CBS or PBS). No credit cards. - Livermorered
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Narrow gravel entrance roads. Gravel sites with full hookups. Nice shade trees. No cable. Very marginal Wi-Fi. Good 50 amp. Very friendly host with site escort. Rate is high for what you get. OK for an overnight stay if you need to get off the road. The park seems to be full of long term residents and needs some work. I had to pull grass out of the water valve box in the ground to get my fresh water hose hooked up. - Pjoe
Nov 2014 - $20.00
This is a nice little out of the way, quiet park for an overnight or few day stay. There are hiking trails and a playground for the kids and even an old haunted house on the property.
The restrooms and showers are dated but clean and functional. The caretaker of the park is very friendly and helpful. A lot of the sites are pull-through and easy to access even for big rigs. Nice place to rest up when traveling through this area. - digger2280
Apr 2011 - $20.00
Very nice well kept park. Good gravel roads and cement pads. Small, quiet and remote CG, 8 miles off the Hwy. We had a 50 amp power problem, one line went above the 132v max for our Electrical Management System causing intermittent power shut downs for our RV. At night I turned the pedestal power off. The rooftop sat dish worked fine, no trees in the campsite area. Our Sprint cell phones and hot spot did not work, no signal. - big greg
Apr 2009 - $40.00
This is a new park. Due to road repairs in the area, you had to go the long way around to get to the park. There is lots of space between the paved/raised sites. We were here as the only residents and appreciated the freedom to run the dog. Please pickup your dog’s droppings every time. This park has a leash regulation: use one on your dog at all times. Remember if we break the rules, parks will begin to deny pets as guests. Thanks! - zen_letitbe
May 2016 - $40.00
Spent two nights at University Station during graduation. This is a very large park with well kept parking spots. Some RV parking locations had a slight slope down hill to a level parking spot. Our spot was 80' long.
Pros: very nicely maintained park, good water pressure and electrical service, all utilities were correctly located on the lot. Very nice shade trees, grass manicured, packed gravel lot.
Cons: No signage providing directions to the office. Directly across the street from the train tracks. Once past the office, the road becomes gravel. There had been some heavy rain earlier in the week and water had eroded the road resulting in some small ditches carved in the road.
Overall, a very nice park and we'll be back again. - Maddog11
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Long, level back-in site with full hookups (50 amp). Rate paid was cash to avoid a surcharge for credit cards. Blazing AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE speeds, major networks digital OTA (abc, cbs, fox, nbc, pbs plus cats & dogs). Park is used primarily for Auburn Tigers tailgating in the fall, bluegrass festivals in the summer. Nearly deserted in march but fully operational. Convenience store with gas pumps and breakfast/lunch menu on site. Try for site at back of park to get away from train whistle noise. Convenient to I-85. - KodiakHouse
Apr 2014 - $45.00
Level gravel site, good power and water. No cable. We were at the top of the hill. It had rained buckets for a few days before. The area was very wet. Out site was fine but many would have been a problem. A special event was going on at the University so the park had buses running into town. Friendly staff. - CC Happy Camper
May 2015 - $14.00
This is another magnificent COE park. Some people seem to have a hard time locating it because it straddles the state line of AL/GA. This caused some low usage at times and the Corps has decided to only open it for three days per week in the 2015 season. This is the only drawback to an otherwise great place to get away. - tommyg
Aug 2011 - $12.00
This is an excellent COE campground. The rate quoted was with Golden Age Passport. The restrooms with shower were spotless and were cleaned twice a day. The sites were very wide and accommodated my RV (35 foot) without any problems. The only drawback is that there is not any stores within 7 miles of the campground, so be sure you have everything you need. - Phillip D
Mar 2016 - $45.00
Way overpriced! There is nothing here to justify $45/night WITH the discount. Not even a dog walk area. Just take your dogs down the row and let 'em rip on someone else's living space. Not my preferred method. I had one of the 1/2 dozen concrete pull throughs which was not level by any means. The spaces are tight, the gravel interior roads very rough, the garbage cans (no dumpster) were overflowing (I counted 4 for the entire park) and were not emptied during the 2 days I was there. And this is off season. But the people were very nice! That is a plus! I guess if your are an Auburn football fan you might be grateful just to have a place to park and party. But since I am not an Auburn football fan this park fell way, way short. How Good Sam could rate it an 8/10/10 is totally beyond me - and makes me totally suspicious of their review system. Not again. I will try something else if I ever visit Auburn again. I have a 42' and pull a full size pick up. There was enough room to maneuver in the park but it was just enough. - kdlee747
Jan 2015 - $45.00
Thought it was expensive for what was there. Without Good Sam Discount, it would be $50/nite! Concrete pad, gravel driveway. WiFi is good. No cable working at the time we were there. No pool, no playground. Nice clubhouse. This park seems more geared toward Auburn football season. Mostly, seasonal people. If full, this park would be very close to your neighbor. The grill is placed to share with your neighbors right next to the sewage hookup!
No fire ring, picnic tables sparsely situated around the grounds. - Sunne
Dec 2012 - $45.00
All utilities, Wi-Fi, cable are excellent. Some pads are cement, others are gravel. All look quite level. Reasonable grass. Some friendly, but loose dogs that seem to be permanent residents. Check web site for various rates and services. Call ahead and get site number and provide credit card. Owner isn't always on property; he has a phone number to call. About 10 minutes off the freeway. Would stay here again. - 26Isata