6.8 Good
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Birmingham South Campground

Pelham, Alabama


222 County Road 33
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 114
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.28630
Longitude: -86.80662

Elevation: 462' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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157 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflect extra fees charged for 3 people. Site was level. Bathrooms were clean. Showers were individual private units. There was a fenced off leash dog area that had a waste container, but no bags. The dog area was clean. Must have been responsible pet owners visiting Fido area, because there was no dog waste. My dogs and I appreciated that. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Interior roads have many pot holes. Sites had trees branches that needed to be trimmed and rubbed on the RV all night. Worker stated Wi-Fi wasn't available in the campground as a storm took it out a while back and it hadn't been repaired. This was a KOA approximately 9 years ago. It has a feeling of disrepair. Minimal cable TV. Sites were not level. Very expensive for the poor quality and low level of services. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here because Good Sam rated them 9+. How wrong was this. I don't understand how Good Sam could have rated this more than a 2. Massive potholes, unlevel lots, what pavement was there was all broken up. Not compatible for a big rig as I had to pull up & back up several times to get out. Tree limbs hanging low & excessive noises, a train every hour with large acorns falling all during the night making it impossible to rest. The cable channels were very fuzzy, couldn't pick a clear channel to watch. I will finish with a positive note, the water pressure was great. We will not return! We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Old KOA now privately operated. Very run down and in generally poor condition. Roads are asphalt but full of potholes. Sites are uneven, and some sites make leveling difficult. Turns are tight and the sites need repaving and leveling. We chose a site that was fairly level, and thankfully our auto-leveling was able to do the job after much adjusting. Our mud flap was dragging and our corners were all at very different heights. We watched a couple of other large coaches towing toads have to make a couple of 360 degree round trips to find a spot at their site where they could level. Lots of workers and others living in this park. Restrooms and showers were only adequate. Train noise at night. Close to Home Depot. Biggest problem is ants, ants, and more ants. it's been weeks since we stayed there and we're still trying to get rid of them. We stayed 3 nights in a 45' Quad Slide coach & towing. That was 2 nights too many. I tried all the usual tricks to discourage the ants. No luck. When I told the front office their response was: "Yeah, we have a big ant problem, you can buy some Raid on the store shelf for $6." That should tell you all you need to know. This is not a comfortable big rig park, and we will never use it again. My opinion; if you have no other choice it's a one night stand. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

The only reason this park did not get a 10 was due to their roads and tree branches that needs to be trimmed. They was in the process of trimming some branches where they put the big rigs so next time in I am sure the trees will be no problem. Now just get the pot holes filled and that will give them a 10. Staff was very nice and helpful, the first site they assigned would not work for us (45 footer) and they immediately changed us to the site that we knew would work: no trees and very level. Would stop by this park again! We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This RV Park has a lot going for it. Very clean facilities, well maintained, and a great value for the dollar. Go, enjoy and know that this place is all that people say it is! We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We really like this park. We stayed multiple days and plan to return. It is a former KOA that could use some sprucing up, but it's clean and quiet (there are 2 active train tracks within a quarter mile, with crossings that require train horns; we didn't mind it a bit because we are used to train sounds, but some might) with a friendly and helpful staff. Our only complaint is the Wi-Fi. It is not usable unless you sit in or at least very near, the office/store. Management is aware of the issue, but said they did not expect an improvement anytime soon. Also, the cable TV signal is poor. They were working on it while we were here, and it did improve somewhat. Not the park's fault but our Verizon 3G did not work very well here. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

The park is old and somewhat rundown. The site (51) was too short for my unit and dingy. The front of the pad sloped considerable. A tree prevented me for getting satellite service. From the site, about 150 ft from the office I was unable to get internet service. For this rate, $47.00 with tax, there are places which provide more value for the money. They even charged a premium for 50 amp service. It won't be hard to bypass this park the next time we are in the area. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed for a month after the tornadoes came through. I was in one of their "least desirable" sites (their words) and was quite comfortable. (site 32) Roads do have some big pot holes and the pull thoughs in the center are on a slope which makes getting in fun. There is a train track nearby that may disturb some, but I actually liked the sound. Staff was super friendly as were my other campers. Not far from tons of shopping, state parks and the big city. Hope to go back under better circumstances! We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at this campground as a one night stay or stop over. It is an old KOA campground that is now a Good Sam park. It is well maintained and has not been up graded over the last decade. The campground location is close to the interstate. The site we had was to have been one where you could stay hooked up. We had to disconnect due to a 6 inch drop in the site (front to back). Other sites did not have this problem. The internet seems to be limited to a fixed number of users. Once you get logged on it works OK. This campground is not a destination. It is good for a stop over or short stay. We would return if passing through the area. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We liked this CG and would stay again. Clean, well managed and well maintained but be careful of the large pothole where the access road meets the roads to the sites. Our site #28 had plenty of room for our 40" MH + towed. The satellite worked at this site as well. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed for a soccer tournament in Birmingham. I found this park on Good Sams web site. Good stay, personel friendly, and clean bathrooms. Sites clean except for permanent sites which were kind of junky but overall we would stay again for a weekend. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed overnight on the way home. Site 23 is difficult to get in as there are branches that hang low and the turn into the site is difficult. If you decide to use the sewer, have at least 20 feet of hose. If staying at this campground stay in the third row as there are no trees that will touch your RV. Staff is mediocre and points to where your site is rather then taking you to the site or giving better instructions. Many pot holes in road going to camp sites. Be careful as you will rock & roll. Would not stay again. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice RV Park, but it is pricey for what you get! We had full hookups with 50 amp. and cable and even with the Good Sam discount it was $43/night. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are all clean. There are pull through sites, back-in sites and all seem to have black top or gravel or grass. Big rigs will do fine in this park. The only negatives are: they need to do some road repair to fill in the big pot holes, and they need to do some extensive tree trimming to keep the limbs from rubbing on the roofs of the RV's or the sides as you are pulling in or out of the sites. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The check in people were polite but not overly friendly; and they were very quick to add extra charges for water, for sewer, for 50 amp, for tax etc. My discounted price of $28 soon rose to nearly $45 for an overnight stay with all these extra charges. The campground itself is nice, but the management runs a clip-joint for snowbirds. I won't stop here again. Get me once, shame on you; but get me twice, shame on me. We camped at Birmingham South Campground in a Motorhome.

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