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21 RV Parks near Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
We did however find 21 campgrounds within 25 miles of Owens Cross Roads. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Owens Cross Roads in the left hand column.
May 2018 - $22.00
We stayed 3 nights (total cost $66). Campground office is the same as the marina fuel dock. It's a relatively small campground with lots of trees. That's good. But the place seemed to suffer from a profound lack of maintenance: 1) The road circling the campground was breaking up. There were many potholes including one in front of our site approx 2' x 3' x 10" deep. I was able to avoid it, but that wasn't easy. 2) The water connection was in a box below grade. The handle on the water spigot was stripped -- I had to use a pair of pliers to turn the water on/off. 3) The grounds were not mowed. There was a lot of tree detritus (small branches, twigs, etc) all over the ground. 4) Several sites (most?) appeared to have tire tracks next to the RV blacktop pad as if RVs had difficulty maneuvering in / out of the site (I had to jockey around a bit but managed to stay on the blacktop). 5) As I walked across the circle, there appeared to be lots of tire tracks in the dirt / mud. 6) The dump station is weird. It's more like a marine pumping station, with a long hose and pump rather than a place to dump. There were connectors (with directions posted), however, so theoretically you could connect to an RV tank to dump. However, the first foot or so of those connectors were rigid so I could not get it into my motorhome bay to connect to dump. And if you accidently have spillage, there's a hose and nozzle but no place to wash it down. 7) We did not use the restroom or showers. In the men's room, there were (maybe 6) showers with a chair (was it to block the shower?). Most had a shower curtain wadded in the middle of the shower floor. We used this as a base of operations with day trips to Scottsboro and Huntsville so we really weren't in the campground much. The only way we'd stay here again is if we couldn't find another reasonably-priced campsite. - arboldt
May 2016 - $22.00
Quiet campground at a marina on the Tennessee River. Sites are moderately level, large enough. Some long-term residents. All were friendly. Staff was helpful. Dump station is a pump intended for boats. Fitting was wrong for RV so ended up spilling some and carrying the rest to the next campground. - William Custer
Aug 2014 - $18.00
Not a bad place to stay if you want to fish and boat. The main draw back, no sewer sites and it's under a canopy of trees. - TheTideRide
Jul 2018 - $20.00
Look liked the campground has just undergone a renovation, ultra wide concrete pads. Good water pressure, Cable TV hook up was available (no short term access you need a cable box), plenty of over-the-air channels available. Phone service was strong, plenty of bandwidth if you are using this for your personal hotspot. Have to agree with some of the other reviews that the grass was high, voice this to the MWR reps who informed me the contract for maintenance was every three weeks and did offer me the use of a mower.... Knowing how MWR is structured and what they have to work with , all-in-all this is a pretty good set up. - Joelbjr
Aug 2017 - $20.00
Stayed 6 weeks. Campground unkept. Grass mowing is almost nil....contracted out and only half assed mowed every 3 weeks. No edging. No weeding. No spraying for ants. Driveways all need additional gravel to level, to fill in chuckholes, etc. RV host totally useless. Water pressure extremely low. Only plus are the cement pads. - Sassygirl
May 2017 - $20.00
I've stayed here multiple times over the last decade and have never seen this park so full of RVs. Perhaps it was the Memorial Day weekend, but I'm not certain. As other posters note, the level concrete sites have full hook-ups. No need to check in if you have a reservation; just note your name on the site sign post, pull into your site and hookup. The wifi password is posted on a wall in the very clean laundry house. The wifi signal was strong. On arrival at the Arsenal if entering Gate 9, no need to go to the Visitor Center if you have an active or retired ID card. Gate entry was smooth all three times I passed through. Diesel is not sold at the nearby Exchange gas station. Self service car wash is next to the combined gas station/Class VI. - SunStar203
Nov 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here for a week, while surveying the Huntsville area for retirement location. We called ahead and the manager told us that if he wasn't there (having hand surgery that day), to just pick a spot and we'd settle later. It's easy to find: midway between Lacey's Springs and Morgan City, and on the west side of US-231. Mostly long-term singles/couples in this park: most working at Redstone Arsenal, but everything is neat and well-kept, and it's quiet (and no dogs running loose).
It's an older park, but water/sewer/electric are all in good repair, and there is a small building with washer/dryer (and shower still in-work). (Figuring you ought to be fully self-contained at this park.) Our site was level, and plenty long for our 35-footer and TOAD. It's not a "destination," nor would we call it "kid-friendly," but it sure is a nice place to hang your hat while visiting the area, or passing through. - johngalt
Jun 2012 - $20.00
We stayed here while visiting family that lived just a few miles away. It was a nice, quiet park. We had a pull-through site that required little leveling. No amenities here (they do have a laundry and rest room, but it is an old trailer with a bathroom and one washer and dryer). Very nice owners who live on site. We would stay here again when visiting family. - SheilaB104
Oct 2018 - $26.00
We booked our reservation online... when we arrived our assigned site had no sewer even though we had booked a full hook up site. The staff was very accommodating and moved us to another site which did have sewer. We have Verizon service and our phones TV and hotspot had zero connection. We then thought we would go to the Overlook to see the view at night, as we were told it was an amazing sight unfortunately at 7 p.m. the gates were locked and there was no way to get to the Overlook. All of the trails also close 30 minutes before dark. Since we could not do anything after dark we decided to try to watch some TV using local channels, they were completely pixelated and unwatchable. We were scheduled to stay 4 days we are staying one night and leaving. I am not coming back to this park. Unless you want to hike during the day and sit in your campsite at night BTW the site seem short the only area there is to do anything is a small square gravel area, where the picnic table is otherwise it is full of leaves sticks underbrush and many areas of drop-off. Make sure to read comment about driving here..come in Governor Rd still a climb but not to bad. - Moonwillow
Oct 2018 - $31.00
We stayed one week in a 40 foot 5th wheel, spot #60 (Oct. 2018). This is a beautiful park with a friendly staff, well known for the abundance of wildlife- especially deer and birds. Please read our tip about GPS routing to the park.
The park has numerous hiking and biking trails- trail running is also popular in the park. The trails are in several sections, some of them are within the campground proper, the main trailheads are located a short distance from the camping are and a few of the connector trails can be accessed directly from the camping area. Another extensive set of trails are located on a land trust at the edge of the park. There is an old paved road that is now closed to traffic that allows easy access to the land trust without having to drive to them via Bankhead Dr.
The dump station is easy to access and well maintained. There is a lovely Japanese Tea Garden in the Park. One trail leads to an old fire tower that is fenced off, it was one used as a NASA observation station.
The park can get crowded on weekends, reservations for the best sites would probably need to be made well in advance. Most sites are 30 amp without sewer. - William1977
Aug 2018 - $36.00
Older State Park, but very well maintained and clean. There is a pretty good climb to the park (approx. 1.5 miles at 3-4%), but the top of the mountain is level and therefore bicycle friendly. The sites are generally level and spaced well. Site construction is gravel with a timber border. It rained during our stay, and our site (#69) briefly held water, but not a major problem. There are a few 50 amp sites with sewer, but most are 30 amp/water - check their online map. Lots of great trails for hiking and biking, and the BEST free trail maps I've ever seen at a park. Glossy, water resistant, large and clear. Trails are extremely well marked. There is an observatory and planetarium adjacent to the facility with Saturday night shows most of the year. The sites 44-57 back up to an overlook which is particularly impressive at night overlooking the lights of Huntsville. Be aware, sites 49, 51, 53, and 57 are double sites. The doubles sites are formed in a "V", and are tight for two campers, plenty big for one. The park is secure, with an automated access gate - code required. We saw many park maintenance vehicles, and security vehicles, circling the campground. There is an overlook adjacent to the campground area, but the view from the playground/picnic/amphitheater area is actually better. Camp store has ice, firewood is at the host's campsites (for sale). The main playground is not close to the campground - maybe 1/2 mile away, although there are several small playgrounds within the camping loops. Satellite reception is difficult in many sites because of the heavy tree canopy, but plenty of OTA TV channels. Interior roads are in good shape. There are no lights in the campground at night except at the bath houses. Most campsites are long enough for big rigs. - Bama Camper
Oct 2018 - $32.00
I reviewed this park three years ago and the character of the park has changed since then. About 80 percent of the sites are now long term campers. They have also moved in camping cabins and have rental RV units available. Fortunately, the better waterfront sites are still available for short term. The three piers that used to be available for fishing are now marked for "boat owners only". There are some short term sites that are off the waterfront, but they are so unlevel, or small, they are not usable for RVs (maybe tents). The sites are gravel bordered by timbers and the waterfront sites are generally very good. The site spacing is fair, but not private. This is still a TVA property managed by an contract company. The company does a pretty good job and the staff are all friendly. There is an abundance of staff and camp hosts. Golf carts have taken over. It seems like all the long term campers, and staff members, have golf carts and there is a constant stream of them on the roads. The long term sites are kept fairly uncluttered and the bathrooms are exceptionally clean. Although the hiking trails are well marked, they have not been maintained. This campground has a "family with kids" atmosphere, although there is only a bare minimum of playground equipment in the campground. There is a small beach, a camping store with ice cream and fishing bait. Sites are power and water only - no sewer; however there is a pump-out service available for $12.72 which makes rounds twice a day. They do have a dump station, but it is slightly unlevel which results in incomplete drainage. At the time we were there, the lake was covered with weed from the shore to about 100 feet out. That made fishing difficult from the shore. There is a no website reservation capability - you must call them for a reservation. - Bama Camper
Jul 2018 - $35.00
Very nice hosts, Country store on site , Management on site . Soft serve ice cream. - Soup
Jun 2018 - $36.00
Absolutely one of our favorite campgrounds ever. The site we had was right on the lake. I could walk out the door and make a few cast and catch a fish. Everyone that worked at the park were great and willing to help with anything they could. The camp staffer that helped us with everything from the honeywagon to renting the pontoon boat was awesome. To be fair the restrooms could be upgraded but they are still very functional, especially for our needs. Roads were very good and check in staff and store staff were also exceptional. - Jimmy g
Jul 2018 - $25.00
Pos: Grounds very well groomed. Clean. Gravel roads smooth and wide enough. Dog run large enough and fenced shaded. Staff friendly. Pool clean, small but large enough to cool off. Negs: Spaces gravel just wide enough for RV. You will have to walk in grass. They had just cut grass after being long. Grass clippings on everything. Space was a little off level but not terrible. One sheet half inch plywood under tires did job. Space between RV pads very tight. If you and your neighbor have slides, there will be no space between RVs. Only 4 public bathrooms/shower stalls. Map shows two bathhouses but friendly maintenance man chuckled and said they "been working on it since April but ain't done yet." Of the four bathroom/showers, three were locked at 11:00am on Friday for some unknown reason. Maintenance said sometimes they get locked accidentally and sometimes owner locks when need cleaning. Owner will probably check them later when she gets off her other job. He did not have a key. When I asked him to please check with owner since I am staying with four persons, and two are girls, he was more concerned my tire was one foot in the grass and told me owner was going to "get on to me about that." The owner, however, was very nice, and I never saw her checking my area for tire tracks. Bathhouse has no a/c, no vent fans, a four inch screened roof level opening where flat tin roof meets block wall for ventilation. The screens kept out the bugs. However, In July, it gets very hot and steamy in the shower/bathroom. You get sweaty before done drying off from shower. All the 50-amp slots very close to Hwy 72, 75-ft away. This Hwy connects Huntsville to Chattanooga. Very busy. Highway noise and vibration is bad. Speed limit on the section is 65. Lots of loud, fast trucks. Overall - I would stay here again since it is very close to Cathedral Caverns. It is clean, manicured, good location, easy access. - DA TT
Jul 2018 - $28.00
It's obvious that the owners have tried very hard to make this a nice place. There is mini golf, a pool, a meeting place with a place for a fire, and a community room. I saw some people in the pool, but we didn't use it. We didn't see anyone using any of the other amenities. The park was very clean. There were some smaller trees. They had wifi, but it was spotty though sometimes useful. T-mobile reception was awful. Our AT & T hotspot worked, as did a Verizon phone. The campground is right next to a busy highway, and we could hear highway noise. The sites were narrow, so you were standing in your neighbor's site when getting something from the non-entrance side of the camper. The sites were OK on the other (entrance) side, but still narrow. The picnic tables were on the small side, seating only four people rather than the usual six seat size that we usually see. The office is only open from 1:00-5:00. They are closed on Sunday. They had a bathhouse at end of the park, as well as restrooms near the pool. Two of the four restrooms at the end of the park were unlocked when I used them, and neither of them had a soap dispenser by the sink. The laundry room was in its own building and was OK - two of the three washers worked, and there were two dryers. It was $1.50 to wash; $1.00 to dry. They tried to make it nice with a very large folding table, cart to move laundry around, and a magazine and book rack, but they were missing a chair to sit in and it had no air conditioning or fan. There was a small bench outside under an small overhang, but I wouldn't have wanted to sit there if it were raining. I ended up sitting on the floor while waiting for the laundry to finish. The impression we had was that this was an older campground that was missing a few things, but again, they appeared to be trying. - Morning Star
Jul 2018 - $30.00
Positives: Grounds very well groomed. Clean. Gravel roads smooth, wide enough. Dog run large enough, fenced shaded. Staff friendly. Pool clean, small but large enough to cool off. Negatives: Spaces, gravel just wide enough for RV. You will have to walk in grass. They had just cut grass after being long. Grass clippings on everything. Space was a little off level but not terrible. One sheet half inch plywood under tires did job. Space between RV pads very tight. If your neighbor has slides, there will be almost no space between RV's. Only 4 public bathrooms/shower stalls. Map shows two bathhouses but the friendly maintenance man chuckled and said they "been working on it since April but ain't done yet." Of the four bathroom/showers, three were locked at 1100am on Friday for some unknown reason. Asked maintenance who said sometimes they get locked accidentally and sometimes owner locks when need cleaning. Owner will probably check them later when she gets off her other job. He does not have a key. When I asked him to please check with owner since I am staying with four persons, and two are girls, he was more concerned my tire was one foot in the grass and told me owner was going to "get on to me about that." The owner, however, was very nice, and I never saw her checking my area for tire tracks. Bathhouse has no A/C, no vent fans, a four inch screened roof level opening where flat tin roof meets block wall for ventilation. The screens kept out the bugs. However, In July, very hot and steamy in the shower/bathroom. You get sweaty before done drying off from a shower. All the 50-amp slots are very close to main Hwy 72, like 75-ft away. The hwy connects Huntsville to Chattanooga. Very busy. Highway noise. Lots of loud, fast trucks. Overall - I would stay here again since it is very close to Cathedral Caverns. It is clean, manicured, good l would stay here again since it is very close to Cathedral Caverns. - DA TT
Apr 2017 - $24.00
For a park in the state park system, this park gives Alabama a bad name. The park is in a valley near the Cathedral Cavern park building. It is not very well maintained. There are no lights in the park at night. The water faucet at my site was broken and leaked badly. The bathrooms were in poor conditions with many toilets and showers not working. the sites are all gravel with little room to enter or leave the site in a large vehicle. The sites are also not level. You will need leveling pads for certain. There is no cell service in the area, no TV and no WIFI. You must go at least five miles away from the park to get cell service. The only thing we enjoyed about the park was the tour of the Caverns. This is a very beautiful cave system and a must see, but do not camp overnight at the park. - chevytrkr
Oct 2015 - $18.00
We were looking for a camp site for the night near the Unclaimed Baggage store in Scottsboro, and this was close and on the way. We arrived at the state park at night without reservations but the gate to the park and visitors center was closed. We were about to leave when a Ranger pulled up behind us and pointed out that we had passed the campground road a few hundred feet back and we could just pick a spot and pay in the morning (just watch for the small campground sign on the right just after you make the last turn to the park road). He then helped us back into one of the electric back-in sites, which were actually pretty wide and long enough to allow us to keep our 16' Camper and pickup attached.
The sites are all grass, entered from a gravel loop road. The electric and water sites appear to be back-in, and there are a few primitive pull-through sites inside the loop, mostly used by tenters and class B vans.
The restroom was well lit and clean. They hope to get a dump station next year, but there was none available at this time.
This would be an excellent spot for a visit to the nice caverns at this state park, they are just up the hill at the visitors center. - johnhag
Nov 2018 - $18.00
This appears to be am older park that is in need of some TLC. The sites are uneven gravel, the water is in a box that is below ground level and the sewer hook ups are above the finish grade. The staff is very helpful but they close at 5. If you're late find your site and pay in the morning. Sites are $18 one $20. Washer and dryer in the office. Location is between Exits 14 & 15 off of I-565. Park appears to be owned by the foundation that owns the Space & Research Center which is right next door and includes the rocket camp for kids. - Hey You
Oct 2018 - $18.00
We stayed here this visit because Verizon cell phone and data is so bad up at Monte Sano SP. Our site was level and woodsy. All utilities (water, electric, sewer) worked as advertised. I had to treat around the utility service area for ants. There was an active mound next to pad which I also treated. Bring army ant bait and red ant killer with you and treat your pad when you arrive. - moderate camper
Aug 2018 - $20.00
Small park and extremely clean, most lots are fairly level. Would stay again. - bobbodean
Sep 2017 - $40.00
Clean park with concrete or paved sites. Owner owned sites. Most are back in, although there are six huge modern pull through. Public lake access within a mile. Park roads are somewhat tight but easily negotiated. - GIJoe2011
Jul 2013 - $40.00
Great Park. Ownership, but they do rent some sites. Very friendly, near lots of wilderness, hiking, parks and lakes for fishing. - User3143
Apr 2012 - $22.00
A little out of the way and not on the lake, but very clean and a very friendly manager. This is a deed purchase park where unused lots are rented as camp sites. All roads are paved, and the sites are large with concrete pads and patios. Water hook up was a little inconvenient, but managable. We would stay here again. - ratracer