Pelham, Alabama

Oak Mountain State Park

Pelham, Alabama



Pelham, Alabama
Phone: (205) 620-2527

Sites: 155
Recent Rate: $30 4/2015

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

Review Details

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64 Reviews

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Sara C.

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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ctpres

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms

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Sara C.

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Pamelalena

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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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bgw5350

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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BTR007

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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
Overall Rating:      

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: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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stocky

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

What a beautiful park! The campground in this park is a bit difficult to find and about 5 miles from the entrance gate, but what a pretty drive through the grounds. There is a lake close by the campground, but didn't have time to drive to there. We spent one night on our travels through the area and found the park quiet and very pretty. The layout is quite different, but there is ample space between sites, It is nice for privacy and maneuvering. The big "downside" was the toilet/bath facility. It's definitely past due for an upgrade or fixing up. I'd love to stop here again when I have time to hike, bike, fish, golf, etc. Very nice! We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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docj

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a huge park with nearly 10,000 acres close to Birmingham but you'd never know you are near a big city. There's a lake, a golf course, RV camping, day use facilities, etc. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. The A-area sites are large and private. Satellite TV is possible from some sites. The Verizon 4G signal was adequate. The campground is a 5-mile drive from the main park entrance but the road is wide and well-paved. All the campground roads and sites are paved. There is a small general store at the campground entrance so you don't have to go back out in order to buy milk or eggs. Some pull-through sites are a bit odd in that your door ends up being on the street side away from your wooded area, but we didn't think think was a problem and we were invited to pull in the other way if we wanted to. There is a 15% senior discount during the week which, in addition to lower weekday rates, made this into a delightful bargain. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jim C.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Simply a beautiful, well maintained state park with miles and miles of hiking/biking trails. Beautiful lake, fall colors are spectacular and in the spring the trees bust out with flowers and more color. Friendly staff goes out of their way to take care of guests. One of my favorite parks to stay at. Over the years I've grown very fond of this park and look forward to every future visit. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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Mayonnaise Farmer

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

In the short time we were there I really enjoyed the park. We didn't get to spend too much time enjoying the different amenities as we were searching for a new home in the area. However, the park had numerous trails and water available along with a golf course. The roads in the campground were in great condition. We stayed in a pull through which was basically a paved area adjacent to the road. You had the option of facing your RV in either direction as there were no posted signs on which direction to travel on the roads in the campground. Most people had their doors facing the road. We chose the opposite and of course had to run our water and electric under the RV as a result, but no problems there. There was plenty of space between campers. Each site had a picnic table and fire ring. The picnic tables need upgrading, but it was still a great atmosphere. We will definitely camp here again when we have more time. The only negative is the distance from the front of the park to the campground and the early closing of the back entrance at 5 o'clock. It is over five miles from the front entrance to the campground. If you miss the cutoff time for the back entrance, plan to add 20-25 minutes to your drive to get back to your site. Also, internet service was supposed to be available, but it was not working. The office indicated this problem was being worked on. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Silv1441

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This State Park is huge! The roads are paved leading in. The bath houses are old and dated along with the washer & dryers. We stayed here one night as a stop over. Ample room for big rigs. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Motorhome.

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DMR2011

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Husband and I stayed here for three nights in October. As others stated, the layout of the sites is very odd, particularly in the "A" section; however, I'm assuming it is because of the area's topography. We did stay in section A, and yes, the sites are at the edge of the road, but we got used to it and the trees were beautiful in this section. We also appreciated the fact that this being a state park there are full hookups, unlike our state parks in Texas. The streets appeared to be recently re-topped--not sure but they were in great shape and our site was level. I could see where a larger motor home would have to be familiar with the sites but there were several in section A. No TV cable but we received several area stations using our antenna. The WIFI was not great, but we were under the trees and there were rain showers in the area for a day or so. Our Verizon MIFI worked great though. Don't know if we'll ever be back to the area but it was a pretty park at a great nightly rate and a reasonable drive into Birmingham via 65. We camped at Oak Mountain State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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