14 Parks near Pelham, Alabama
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Nice campground. Level sites. Small sites. Good water pressure. Good power. Pool looked clean, we did not use. Campground clean. Nice playground. - SouthernMdtravelers
Jun 2016 - $42.00
This is your basic one-night-stand park. We have been here before and appreciate its proximity to the highway. The staff is terrific which goes a long way for making up for some of the less-than-desirable sites in the park. Everything functions fine and there is really nothing terribly wrong with the place...it's just a little worn as are some of the RV's and long-term residents in the park. - Paul Goodspeed
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This looks like an old KOA. It was almost full. Sites are too small for large rigs - many were sticking in road in front or back. They seem busy so I don't know why they haven't spent money on keeping the place up. The paving is broken up, gravel is sparse. The utilities work well including limited cable. Staff was friendly. Its location near I-65 make a popular stop over spot, but in my opinion, not for an extended stay. - padre
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Stayed here one night and will not stay again unless there are huge improvements in the area for 50 amp campers. We were put next to the horse stables and there were no facilities, horse manure was all over the area and the sites were gravel and dirt and was hard to get to due to the roads. Was not worth the price! Did not visit the rest of the park because it was approximately six miles from where we were located. Should have availability for 50 amp campers in the other section of the park. This park does not have my vote! - Larry_Jane2015
Apr 2016 - $28.00
This is an Alabama State Park campground located 10-12 miles south of Birmingham. Convenient to shopping and restaurants from either the south or north park entrance. We spent 3 nights on the A side of the campground. Nice, tranquil setting. We were assigned a "pull along" site for our motorhome and toad. I wanted to get a site where trees would not block my roof mounted satellite and they gave me a site that worked well, however, the pad had deep tracks of broken asphalt. Full hookups with 30 amp electric service. Site A22. Paid $31.63 per night with taxes and fees. - Coopsecondact
Mar 2016 - $29.00
Nice state park. Some sites are small for big rigs, but most will accommodate them. Sites are level and paved with asphalt. Sewer connections and electrical good location. Some sites do not have sewer. Most on the A side do. The B side looks like that sites are close and not all have sewer. Lots of trees and shade. During stay severe weather was expected. Rangers and staff came to every campsite with information about shelters, radio and TV stations to use for updated weather reports. They were very concerned about guest safety. We will stay again. - bowl2764
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Average, older State Park. All except a few sites on the B side are pretty bad - too closely spaced and unlevel. The A side is better spacing, but still a little tight. Some sites on the A side are really unlevel front to back. Pull through sites are short. Watch out for "backward sites", there are quite a few.
This CG looks like it is a formerly "all tent" CG, and they ran utilities to some of the parking spaces for the tent sites. Typically, the RV parking space is narrow, and the "sitting area" for the associated RV site is separated from the RV. Sometimes as much as 100 feet. And, some of the tent sites that could not be converted are still there. So, it makes for a strange layout, because the tent sites are scattered among, and between, the RV sites.
The bathrooms are functional but small, in need of updating, but relatively clean.
Most sites in the A area are full hookup, but only 30 amp power. Water pressure was 40 psi, Verizon coverage = 3/5 bars, satellite availability is varied because of a heavy tree coverage. Good local TV stations.
Excellent large park with lots to do for the kids - beach, hiking/bike trails, BMX track, fishing, etc. Also, tons of shopping within close driving range of the park.
I will not stay at Oak Mountain again unless I need close access to Birmingham, and then, only if I can get a decent site on the A side. - Bama Camper
May 2016 - $35.00
It is a parking lot with full hook ups. Assuming you can park next to your coach (we were able to) the sites are roomy and getting around is fine. If fully loaded and the spot next to you is taken by an RV then it is very tight, as the sites are not long enough for a coach and a car. Surprisingly, the WiFi worked well when we were there. They will be closing I believe in June for a year so not sure what the park will look like after the rebuild. - peddy dick
Apr 2016 - $32.00
This "campground" is basically a parking lot they have added full hookups to. The price is extremely steep for what you are getting, and when we were here on a Saturday night, there was a some sort of event happening in the stadium next door that involved very loud (and bad) music until 10pm. I would have said it was fine for an overnight stay, but the noise from the event coupled with the fact that it's not that easy to get to, I would not recommend it. I would never want to stay here for an extended period of time, because there is no separation between sites. - Lee and Trace
Mar 2016 - $32.00
This is a nice place to stopover as it is right off the interstate and located in a suburb of Birmingham. All sites are pull through. You have to unhook if you're towing and total length is longer than 45'. There are no bath houses currently (2016) but they will be available after the park reopens in 2017. Full hookups including 50 amp service but spotty Wifi at best.
This was posted at the park March 2, 2016: "The Hoover RV park will be temporarily closed effective June 1, 2016. The RV Park will reopen on May 1, 2017. The park is also sold out for the SEC Baseball Tournament which runs from May 20 - May 30, 2016. For any questions you can call (866) 466-8378." - A Dog Team
Apr 2016 - $15.00
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. - kihei7
Mar 2015 - $14.00
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. - TH travelers
Sep 2014 - $13.00
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, - ginger2you2
Mar 2013 - $25.00
This is a huge wide open field of concrete slabs with a half dozen rusting and sagging ancient mobile homes scattered hither and yon. The park is located in a declining area and approached via a short road past a fenced car lot patrolled by two rottweilers. That would be clue number one. We stayed only long enough to identify an alternate RV park, I did not feel safe nor did I feel safe leaving my RV there. - Ric R
Jan 2011 - $20.00
We read the last review and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, this place is more like the March 2009 review. This is more of a full time trailer park than an RV park. It is very close to the road, has no office or facilities and is in a more run down part of town. If you don't want to stay at Wal-Mart and need an overnight stop with water and sewer, then I would cautiously recommend this place. Our water did not work. - Sherylyn
Jan 2011 - $20.00
We were reluctant to try this park because of the previous review. We are glad we came here anyway. Owner is friendly and apparently has been working VERY hard. Looks like all the spaces have new large concrete pads. Electric connections look new. Sites are large and level.Big-rig w/towing access. Plenty of room. Clean w/no garbage and no homeless and no bums. (we have seen parks like that). The $20 rate is full-hookups w/no discount. Looks like owner has worked hard to clean everything up. We would camp here again. Did not see a sign for park on main road so be careful not to miss it. - petersoldan
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We were planning to stay 2 weeks but then called to go elsewhere for work, so only stayed 1 night. Teresa was super friendly, park was rustic but good walking path and lots of geese and ducks. Restrooms and laundry area needed a little work but were fine for use. Very hilly park but that was good since there was no pooling of water from rain. We would definitely stay again pending work area assigned. - witchey1
Jun 2015 - $25.00
No office staff on Friday at 6 pm. Very hard to find a level site with full hook up. Bathrooms produced screams from our girls. It was a quiet place. - Wendy Schleich
Aug 2013 - $28.00
Winding road to campground/conference center was narrow but decent, but the road to the office was abysmal!!! If I'd had false teeth, they'd have been on the floor!!! No way of dodging potholes either. Site was adequate for an overnight stay (which was in a specific area for overnighters) but had to level with boards and couldn't pull forward to turn when leaving because of post, tree across the way, etc. Luckily we were able to back up. Would look for another option if ever in the area again. - KarenK
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. - tripster
Mar 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! - AnnW
Feb 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. - westwill3
Feb 2015 - $33.00
***Out of business*** This campground sold out to Loves Truck Stop and is no longer in business. Loves has demolished the campground and is in the process of turning it into a parking lot for 18 wheelers. - Luv2rvbig
Oct 2013 - $33.00
Okay overnight stop for us, though it's a little past its prime. Friendly, helpful owner. Wi-Fi works well (after resetting router), good cable TV. Gravel roads in fairly good repair and our gravel site was "levelable" with a bit of lumber. Some have park model utility set-ups, but ours was standard RV style. Shaded, but pretty noisy. Kind of hard to find. It's behind the Love's truck stop. Apparently, the State has plans for the right-of-way, so the sign is pretty much invisible. Call park for directions. Wouldn't make a point of going back, but okay for a night. - Sonic
Jun 2010 - $27.00
Very friendly host. That was the best park of this park. Many rundown permenent sites. We had a long pull through so we did not need to unhook, and we are about 55 feet long. It is tight getting through the park. It's about 1/4 mile off interstate, so a good overnight stop. There is a nice small pool. Cable TV was good. Way overpriced, even with the Good Sam discount. If this were a half price campground, we might consider staying here again, just for an overnight. They are building a Loves truck stop that backs right up to the park. This could add to the already loud noise from the interstate. - BLT101
Feb 2016 - $19.00
Park is actually an ATV, dirt bike, and horse trail park. Campground is on paved road and each site has wide concrete pad. Very level. Of the 18 sites, 10 have full hook-ups. The motorcycle trails are several miles long and far enough away from campground that you rarely hear them. Has nice fishing lake and 1 mile walking trail around lake. Sites are large and very well spaced. They will allow your to have tent campers (friends) on your site for $10.00 per night. Price above reflects senior discount. Most sites are very wide with paved back in. A couple of pull-throughs. Only issue is campground is fairly new and very few trees for shade. Park ranger lives in campground part of the year and daily checked on all the campers. We will stay here again. - bowl2764