Pelham, Alabama

Oak Mountain State Park

Pelham, Alabama



Pelham, Alabama
Phone: (205) 620-2527

Sites: 155
Recent Rate: $30 11/2015

Latitude: 33.3608309799816
Longitude: -86.7091521393497

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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63 Reviews

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nospam8160

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
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Large, beautiful park. The campground is 6 miles from the park entrance. Easy access off I-65, but far enough away so that you don't hear road noise. Our site was a pull-through but was very small and the sewer hookup was within inches of the picnic table! We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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haroldtx

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

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
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Nice state park. Some sites are small for big rigs, but most will accommodate them. Sites are level and paved with asphalt. No sewer hookups. Only a few pull thoroughs. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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WinedDown

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $33.00
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This is in our backyard - but we visit it often. They have a fabulous public golf course, bird sanctuary, small museum of animal displays/habitat and even a small petting farm. The beach has many activities including swimming, beach volleyball and paddle boat rentals. Many bike and walking trails and just a beautiful park to get in. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Just south of Birmingham, AL, there is the Galleria & Summit close by for shopping and many nice restaurants, but the park itself is nice enough to stay for 3-4 days without getting bored. Even an antique store is close that has a bit of everything.

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winde

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
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The spaces around the perimeter have more shade and privacy. We were in the center, but still the spaces were wide enough, just no privacy. The spaces were paved with asphalt which was great considering the rain. It was level and had full hook ups. The place was well maintained. The park is in a built up area near shopping and restaurants but the campground is 5.5 miles into the park at 35mph so it takes awhile to get in and out. The park has a lot of amenities including a lake, trails and a golf course. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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OzFrosty

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
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Rate was for 3 Adults. State Park with a lot of amenities for families. We were passing thru. Book 2 nights but left after 1 as could not get any wi-fi or TV. A beautiful park which is quiet and close to shopping, restaurants, golf courses etc. We were there when it was very quiet with not many in the area. Plenty of space around our bitumen site. It is a good 5 mile drive into the park so take care and don't miss the turn into the campground. Stayed in 38ft motorhome with tow. This stop suited our purposes but would be ideal for families. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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DXRFLYER

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
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This is one of the nicest parks we stayed in on out journey through the southeastern US. It is high upon a hill outside of Birmingham. Has a golf course and recreational area attached. Watch the turn at the entrance. If you are not careful you will wind up down a private dirt road and have a difficult time getting back out (first hand experience). You are in close proximity of Birmingham an up and coming urban city being rebuilt with tons of history if you are willing to do some research. Avondale on the eastern side of the city is the trendy area with good eats and fine entertainment. Do the civil rights walk and visit the museum for a look back. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Birmingham and civil rights history. Don't miss it. It will give a different perspective.

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Sara C.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
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I paid about $30/night for W/E only, and the price increases on the weekend. Seems a bit expensive to me for a state park, but I understand their budget cut from the state is not very good and needs some form of revenue. We were here back in the fall and enjoy the park. We do work over the internet so Verizon coverage is essential for us. We started on the A side of the campground but LTE data was intermittant and couldn't do our job, so we switched sites to the B side where both Verizon and tv antennae signal were stronger. We were practically by ourselves during the week, but the campground filled up for the weekend. Volunteers parole the campground often and constantly busy with maintenance, doing a good job. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Drive past the beach in the park to the end of the road, and then continue driving on the dirt road at the very end for 4 miles to the top of Oak Mountain. Great view up at the lookout point. Keep driving, and then hike ½ mile to Peavine Falls. It has been raining a lot so it was nice and full for us.

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ctpres

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $23.00
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Not much has changed from recent reports except: East gate on Cahaba Valley DR is now open in the winter until five PM and that is good news. New Park management has decided on 4PM check-in time. Something we have not experienced in almost 50,000 miles of camping. Planning and driving a big rig to meet 4PM arrival time in Birmingham rush hour traffic! Been coming here once or twice a year for over five years and will come again. Price is with water, electric, sewer and 15% senior discount. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

First come first served for sites. If you don't like your assigned site you are allowed to move then notify office of your new number so they don't try to put someone else in the same one.

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Sara C.

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $28.00
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This park is a great place to visit! So many activities to enjoy here such as horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, hiking, a waterfall, etc. There is no weekly rate, only monthly during their off-season. The daily rate increases over the weekend, $28 is the average we're paying for water/elec only. Sewer is $3 extra, but there is a dump station if you don't need FHU. Electric is 30 amp. There are many volunteers who live here and they keep the place immaculately clean, and have been very friendly and helpful (had a couple of issues happen in our RV). Every site has a picnic table and metal firepit with grill cover, sites are pretty level and most are paved. There is lots of shade parking and plenty of bath houses so no one is walking too far to use one. Only 2 of the houses on the B campground has coin-operated laundry, this is the only area I noticed that doesn't get cleaned often. The layout of the campsites allow you to feel more private - not too cramped. We parked in B19 which is at the very end of the row, with a short walk to the bath house w/ laundry and the lake. We can actually see the water through the trees from this spot. For those with Verizon, I can't seem to get service anywhere in the park except for the campground - I get 2-3 signal bars and actually get LTE data here! The website says there is wifi but it hasn't been working for months - the only place with working free wifi is the Snack Bar next to the golf course. We love it here so we extended our stay for a few more days. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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AMW-PC2100

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $30.00
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Beautiful park, lots of amenities and very pet friendly with lots of nice dog walking spaces. Super friendly and helpful staff. Clean and well maintained. Get there before dark, as there is five miles of winding road from the park gate to the campground. Road is paved and wide and easy to navigate, but signs are hard to see in the dark. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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bgw5350

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
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It's a little drive to get here from I-65 but worth it. This is a beautiful park. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice shady and fairly level sites but were still able to use our satellite. Wi-Fi didn't work for us and very weak phone signal. If I lived in this area, I would come here a lot. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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Pamelalena

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
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The roads into this campground are paved and as are the full-hookup sites in the park. The sites are fairly level. Although you can make reservations through Reserve America, those reservations are only for the tent sites and the electric water sites. If you wish to have full hookup, you need to call the office for reservations. The ranger running the office wasn't sure why they still haven't been able to straighten this out. Additionally, they reserve sites not by number, but by first-come--first-come. You reserve the right for a site, just not a particular site, which doesn't appear to be problematic. There are several bath houses; however, there was only one shower in each house and the bath areas are quite aged. The laundry facility only has one working washing machine and two dryers, but due to the large nature of this campground, it was impossible for me to get a turn to do the laundry. This park is a great destination campground. There is a golf course, several swimming areas, numerous hiking and biking paths, fishing, a petting zoo, horse back riding, cabins, and a wildlife rehabilitation area open for visits. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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BTR007

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
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This was our first visit to Oak Mountain State Park, definitely a great family park. There are tons of hiking/biking trails, horse back riding, golf, fishing, kayaking and swimming the lakes. Plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy. The sites are paved, however, some have the fire pits and picnic tables down a hill or on a ledge, the park does have a few hills. My only complaint would be the posted speed limit within the campgrounds is 15 mph, most private parks are 5-10 mph, and having smaller children, the speed limit seemed high... 5 or 10 mph would be perfect. Friendly staff and the park seemed clean. We will visit Oak Mountain State Park again. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Boondockdad

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $28.00
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Stayed for an overnight stop-over. Very scenic. Long drive into the campground, signs are hard to read. Thankfully, the gal at the tollbooth entrance told us it's a five mile drive into the park to reach the campground. Interesting layout. They have parallel spots along the campground roads. We stayed in a large back-in with only water/elec. Pretty and quiet. We'd definitely come back, looks like there's plenty to do there. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Uncle Billy

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
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Sites were paved and nice and level. Park staff was the greatest. Showers/baths/laundry facilities were really in desperate need of updating. Really a scenic park and loved the people we met, facilities are my only complaint! We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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