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Selma, Alabama

Paul M. Grist State Park

Selma, Alabama

1546 Grist Rd
Selma, Alabama 36701
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 11
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.591659685938
Longitude: -86.999530792236

Elevation: 482' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • 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 no
  • 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
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • 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 no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • 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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Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

I was able to make reservations after repeated calls. This indicated to me that no one is there the majority of time. Despite leaving many messages I was never called back. I kept trying and finally got someone. The road to the park was very narrow. I did not see how any RV coming and going could pass on that particular road. That was quite a concern. Then I arrived at the office and no one was there. A note said just find a place and someone would be by to collect the money. I used the restroom at the office and they were very dirty and the toilet didn't flush. The lots seem very close with narrow distances between the lots. It had a beautiful lake nearby but with the entrance in and out being a safety concern, the condition of the office facilities and the lots not being what I found favorable, I turned around and left and found a private campground. I was very disappointed as I had read such favorable reviews. This campground is on my list of places not to return to. We camped at Paul M. Grist State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The spaces were level and long enough for my 42 ft 5th wheel and still had my truck in front. The spaces are within 50 feet of the water and each space had a campfire ring, picnic table, fantastic water pressure and full sewer hookups. There were no bright lights so the view of the stars at night was great. The park is first-come, first serve and they do not take reservations. Lots of folks seem to like this place for horseback riding - as we have seen several trailers show up and folks head up on the trails on horseback. The roads were easy to navigate. This park was re-opened recently and the local county and local folks have taken over management from the state and they're making it very comfortable. There are no trains, roads or other noises to bother you and it's great for fishing or just relaxing. We camped at Paul M. Grist State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There seems to be alot of trails you can do with horses or walking or even bicycles. There is a playground here as well as a boat ramp and playground away from the camping area - but close enough to walk to. We liked it so much here after spending 2 days earlier in the week that we returned to it to spend another couple of days.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. All lakefront sites. State park with limited facilities. Very peaceful and recommend it for a get away when you need to unwind. We camped at Paul M. Grist State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Nothing at park. However, Selma has plenty of amenities within 10 minutes or so.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our stay here. The park staff was very helpful and even provided us some information to help us find some of the many geocaches hidden in the park. We checked in and were allowed to pick any open site. The site itself was level, and all utilities worked perfectly. Every site is waterfront. There was a fire pit on each site and firewood for the gathering all around the campground since a tornado passed right through the area a year or so ago. On Saturday night, 9 of the 11 sites were taken, but it was still quiet. The restrooms and showers were clean. Both restrooms had one shower stall that locked and one that didn't. We spent several hours hiking the trails around the park and rented a boat for a while to row around the lake. Verizon phones and aircards worked great. Wifi was available from the office and worked at site 3 but might not be reachable from site 11 without a booster. We recommend the park to anyone who likes remote places and quiet nights. We camped at Paul M. Grist State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to camp if you are looking for a quiet place away from the rest of the world. There are 11 sites total and all have full hook-ups. All sites are back-in and overlook the water. Sites 1-6 are older and have trees to give you some privacy from your neighbor. Sites 6-11 have little tree privacy. I listed site 6 in both because it has privacy from site 5, but not from site 7. They do have tall trees nearby to provide some summer shade. The sun rising over the lake is a sight to behold. The playground is great and my kids had a blast. It is right by the beach and can be seen from most campsites. There is one bath house for the whole campground. The entire park including the campground and bath house are accessible to day use visitors. This isn't a problem during the winter when we visited, however it might be during the summer when the beach is busy or you wake up to people fishing off the back of your campsite. Cell phone coverage is virtually nonexistent. We were able to pick up a few bars at the park entrance. There is no Wi-Fi available either. There is a pay phone at the bath house. It was a great weekend for us. We will surely return in the future. As of Nov 2011 they accept reservations so plan ahead. We camped at Paul M. Grist State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

A very secluded and remote State Park with only 11 RV sites. All sites are waterfront. Fairly large swimming area adjacent to playground. All the staff (3) were friendly. John boats, canoes, and pedal boats are provided for rental. Fishing apparently was good for everyone but us. Resident Canadian geese look and sound great, but wear shoes where they sleep. We had no cell coverage, but others did. Only one TV channel on our over-the-air digital. The only problem with this park is that they don't take reservations. The staff realize the problem, and at the present time can do nothing about it. Call first and hope for the best. We plan to return. We camped at Paul M. Grist State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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