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Rogersville, Alabama

Joe Wheeler State Park

Rogersville, Alabama


4403 McLean Dr
Rogersville, Alabama 35652
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Sites: 116
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.831374
Longitude: -87.319205
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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • 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 yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • 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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40 Reviews

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean and spacious sites. But you will do quite a bit of leveling. Avoid pull through sit A 5. It has a significant dip and looked some have really dragged going up into it. We stayed at A3-sewer would back up and over flow every time we tried to dump-reported the first time-thought it was fixed and it did the same thing again the next day. Had to use the dump station going out of the park when we left. If I stayed there again I would chose sites A2,A13 and A14 (30 amp service). Employees were nice and helpful. Bath houses clean but shower stalls need updating really bad. Paved sites. concrete picnic tables, fire ring. Had to leave a day early due to our car being involved in an accident on our way to a day excursion (not our fault-lady flew through stop sign on HWY 101). Rate it a 7 due to sewer issue. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Dismals Canyon (we loved that), Wheeler Dam (something different to see), tried to see Rattle Snake Saloon (never made it due to accident)

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in campground C site 6 in a class C. Our site was across the road from the lake, but we still had a good view and breeze. It was a full hook up site with no near side sites. Site 6 is sloped and we had trouble getting our 31' Class C level (our front tires were 6" off the ground!). We noticed several others having similar leveling problems. The sites across the street from us were all angled so you were watching your neighbors anytime you were outside. It was a very quiet park, well patrolled by volunteers.

Our site was between the primitive campground and the bathhouse. It was annoying because people cut through our site to get to the bathhouse. The trails were well maintained, but poorly marked making it easy to end up in the wrong place. Also some of the "drive-thru" sites were just wide spots in the road. The slides on the unit in C-5 were jutting over the road. The only laundromat is at the check-in station, which made doing laundry inconvenient. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, beautiful park. Lots to do; swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, golfing and very nice restaurant. Large shaded full hookup or primitive sites. Large 4 private stalls and 4 private seat bathhouse in each circle of sites. Can see lots of wildlife; deer, turkey and squirrels. Very pet and child friendly. Nice marina and several places to fish from the banks at the Lake. Our site was C009 and was right on the water. Will go back to this one often.. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C009
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery, gas, more restarants, and hardware stores close by. Within 3 miles you can buy fresh fruits and veggies straight off the farm during the growing season from a farmer's yard. Joe Wheeler TVA dam is something to see but leave the camper. Dam road is very narrow for 2 vehicles. Bait stores near.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park well kept and clean sites are spacious with fire pit, grill and picnic table all sites are blacktop with full hookups. This is on our list for return visits. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

I have to admit, I thought Alabama was going to be a pass through state but I was pleasantly surprised with this park. Joe Wheeler is a park that has pretty much everything you could want in a state park. Full hookups, 50 amp, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, hiking, biking, a swimming beach, disc golf, and a full 18 hole golf course with driving range and practice putting greens. Not all sites are full hookup/50 amp. I stayed in the A loop. There is plenty of room between sites, not a lot of foliage in between so the privacy wasn't the best but good enough to not feel cramped. The roads were in good shape and my 34ft Class A fit just fine into the back in w/out any trouble. The campground was very quiet even on weekends. This is not a party campground. Site accessibility (easy to back in, plenty of room, pull throughs also available) - 5 Campground location (20 miles off 65 but good roads) - 3.5 Nearby amenities (Shopping 30 minutes away) - 3 Site Privacy (spacious sites not a lot of privacy though) - 3 Campground amenities (Bathrooms/showers were very clean. Laundry was not easily accessible. Had to go to the front office) - 4 Dog friendly (Excellent walking loops and plenty of space) - 5 Activities (Tons to do, see above) - 5 Cost ($24/night for 50 amp full hookups..weekly rate) - 5 Staff friendliness (Tons of hosts..never seen so many onsite hosts. They were friendly) - 4 Connectivity (Decent signal w/out a booster for both ATT and Verizon. Decent OTA TV..ABC. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A012
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery, walmart etc is 30 minutes away in Florence, Alabama so make sure you get what you need cause that's a bit of a drive.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Enjoyed our first stay. We had a tree beside our 32' RV that prevented us from opening our awning which really sucked. Toured the campgrounds and noticed a lot of sites had the same problem. Otherwise was a good place to spend weekend at. I would want easier access to water from campsite if I stayed a week there though. Great WiFi. Very good showers. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall it was a nice stay. My family usually go down to Joe Wheeler a few times a year just for weekend get away's. Park was same as usually nice roads and fairly level sites. Only problem we had this time was site C-17, it has a tree that is really close to the pad and it prevents you from having your awning out and with a camper 32ft or longer you can't get backed up far enough to prevent this. I voiced my displeasure with having to move to one of the camp host and to the front desk so maybe they can take this tree down so this site can be used by all campers. I am aware that the state is under a money crunch in the state park area but there are things that need to be updated. Such as electrical supplies. The one on the site that we moved to was just worn badly and caused a loose connection on my power supply that caused it to overheat the plug, sewage drains need to be updated or at least cleaned out around them so it wouldn't be so hard to get connected. I know this seems like a bad review but its really not. All in all it was a good trip as usually but could be improved. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C19 Loop C
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Approx 115 sites, most of them full hook up. A few sites are short, but most will accommodate larger rigs. The sites are fairly level, some with an overall slight slope front to back. There are only 4-5 sites on the C loop close to the water (150 ft.), the rest in the woods. Some on the B loop are on a ridge and have a very nice view of the river through the pines. Most of the campground is wooded with tall pines and a few hardwoods. Satellite reception is spotty because of the fairly heavy canopy. All utilities worked well and the roads are good. Good spacing between sites, but not quite as wide as a typical COE park. Most sites are 30 amp, there are a handfull of 50 amp sites on the A loop. Reservations for this CG are non-site specific at this time, however, there are plans to publish site lengths and pictures of each site on the website, and also allow site specific reservations by the summer of 2016. Bathrooms were clean and heated. There is excellent free WiFi in the park - coverage was complete, however, for some reason I was not able to connect to it. Verizon coverage here is 2/5. The kid's playground is physically separated from the camping area - something I think folks with younger kids would not be comfortable with. Joe Wheeler park is a large venue with a hotel, cabins, golf course, restaurant, swimming area, boating and an extensive day use area (basketball court, volley ball, etc). The day use area is separated from the main camping area. Many trails in the park. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C-10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Upon arrival to the campground, you are given a brochure of local attractions which is helpful if you want to get out of the campground. Also, many shops around the "court square" in Athens.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Asphalt roads and site pads are in good shape. Mostly shady. Large fishing lake, good swimming area, restaurant in lodge. Water, sewer, and electric are in great shape. No cable service and Wifi is very iffy. The golf course is wonderful, played 18 holes for &25 with cart (price if yous stay there, normally $35. Sites are level and neat. There is a concrete table and fire pit at each site. I will go back to this campground. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11 C
Site Surface
Pavers
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

This campground is just off Hwy 72 half way between Athens, AL and Florence, AL, 18 miles each way. Florence area has Helen Kellers home and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Hunstville is about 30 miles and has the Space Flight Museum.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a family reunion. Most spots are wide and level with many secluded, surrounded by trees. The restrooms were clean and well kept. The only complaint was the trash dumpsters were not strategically located. Also, if you are tent-camping, make sure you put coolers in food in unpenetrable containers (like your car) because the racoons are really resourceful. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There is a swimming area a short drive away in the park, golf course and a hotel with a restaurant. The food there was adequate, but the service was horrible.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park on the lower end of lake wheeler; we stayed the middle week of October and enjoyed the park and the fishing. The park staff and hosts were friendly, however this is the second time in a row that the RR' s were not very clean, they were in good shape but not to the usual standard of cleaning everyday. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 264
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

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

Campground is a distance off the beaten path -- very quiet. Area is heavily wooded and fall foliage was gorgeous, but we were unable to connect via our roof TV satellite. WiFi was marginal. We did not look at the restrooms, and had a good Verizon signal. We would stay again. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here over the 4th of July holiday and the choice of sites were very limited when we arrived. We settled for site B-37 which was large, but not what we would have picked if there were other better choices. There were hills behind our site where kids would ride and jump the hills on their bikes and wind up right in the middle of our campsite. This was kind of annoying while we were trying to relax and cook outside. We won't choose this site again, but we will definitely return during a more quiet time of year. The campground is nice and well maintained. There are volunteers throughout the campground and they are well seen. Most sites are large enough not to feel crowded. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

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

Nice state park. Most of the sites would be no problem with our 40' motorhome but not all. WiFi was OK but not perfect but that didn't bother us. A loop would probably be better if you want 50amp but we stayed in C loop with 30 amp because we wanted a water front spot. Bathrooms in the C loop a old so in the mornings we opted to head over to the day use area where they seemed a bit better. Gets busy on the weekends but like most state parks GREAT on the weekdays!! We would come back. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a beautiful spacious and private site. Heavily wooded. Most sites are back-in. Not much space for pull-though with a long motorhome. Very friendly and helpful team. We camped at Joe Wheeler State Park in a Motorhome.

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