Although in a beautiful setting, I cannot recommend this campground - especially for big rigs! Even the campground hosts talk about the lack of maintenance and other problems here. The roads are in bad shape, and most aggravating to me, was the low-hanging branches that scraped the roof, sides and antennas on my RV. They are right over the middle of the road, so unavoidable. Come on, how hard is it to get up there and trim the trees? The apparent "zero maintenance policy" for roads, sites, and trees is a major problem here. Most sites are not even close to level - bring all the lumber you can carry! The water pressure at my site (#27), was abysmal - 20 psi. Hello? That's not even usable so I had to supplement it with my pump during the entire stay. The 30-amp service was good, though, with strong voltage. No sewer, but two very narrow dump stations are available. The sites are closer together than most of the state parks I've been to. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit, and the office sells firewood, which is nice. My amplified MiFi using Verizon worked well, but unamplified reception on my Verizon phone was only one bar. There is no noise from major roads due to the campground's isolation. Bathrooms are old and not cleaned daily. The showers were not so good - no shelves for soap/shampoo, and no privacy at the bench outside of the stall. I didn't like or use them. There are many miles of nice hiking trails and paved roads for bicycling. The staff was friendly. The nearest stores and services I found were in Clover, which is about 11 miles from the campground. Finally, the "no alcohol allowed in the park" rule is ridiculous. I can understand not wanting people walking around the park with alcoholic beverages, but I can't have a glass of wine at my own site or even in my RV? Doesn't work for me. Too bad about this campground. There is a lot of potential if some money were spent to fix it up. Unless that happens, I would not consider returning.
We liked this park and would stay again. The previous reviews are accurate, full hookups are available and the pullthrough sites vary from fairly level to not so good. Views of the beautiful green meadow is nice. Access road and sites are gravel. It appears the long-term tenants are at the front of the park near the road, so there's very little traffic to the short-term folks in the back. The walking paths are fairly short (maybe 2 miles total) but traverse beautiful woodland and run along the river. Not really a place for bike riding, however. We stayed for a week due to the great weekly rate. Most sites have tables and their "community firepits", which are stocked with wood daily, are very nice for meeting people in the evening. Although the office was closed when we arrived, there was a phone there that we used to call the owner and they told us to pick whichever site we liked. Stores are fairly close, in Powdersville, and major stores are up I85 about 12 miles. Don't miss the BMW factory tour about 25 miles north, if you can get a reservation. They book well in advance.
I found it difficult to rate this park, because there are some big positives which are offset by some big negatives as indicated in previous reviews. The positives are that this park resides in a beautiful setting in the trees and around the lake. Many of the sites have views of the lake, and some have views of Stone Mountain. There are several miles of walking trails and biking paths, and the hike up to the top of Stone Mountain is one mile and not to be missed. We were here when it was slow, so of course it was fairly quiet. It's hard to image a 400+ site campground filled up, I'm sure it would be fairly chaotic. Site spacing and length are decent. There are several "comfort buildings" with large and clean bathrooms, and they each have nice showers with benches and good pressure. Three or four of those buildings also have laundry rooms with 4 washers and 4 dryers each. In the negative column are the roads into most of the sections, which are the most hideous paved roads we have seen with potholes and root incursions aplenty. My wife was thrilled that I was able to guide the motorhome to our site without sustaining body damage or emptying the dishes out of the cabinets. Level sites? Forget about it! Many are unusable by most types of RV's, in my opinion. We would not have been able to level in many others. Our site was #346 in section "M", which was a reasonably level pull-through site that overlooked the lake. Sections "F" and "L" seemed to be a little newer with more level sites and decent roads, but not as close to the water. Some sections have full hookups, some without sewer. There are also some nice sites near the front of the park that have decks with propane cookers installed. If possible, we would suggest driving through the park to pick your site if they will allow it. Once we were parked and leveled, the beautiful surroundings somewhat made up for the terrible roads and lack of maintenance. As previously mentioned, the price is high for what you get here, and the $10 just to get into the park doesn't help.
If you're looking for a nice spot next to the lake under the trees, look no further than this park. It was quiet and the weather was nice while we were here, which always makes a place more enjoyable. Of course, not all sites are next to the water, and some sections have only 30-amp service with water. There are no sewer hookups, but dump stations are available. We stayed at site #111 in the #103-112 section, which is at the end of the road and receives less traffic than other areas of the park. There are sections dedicated just to groups of tents or RV's which is nice. Unfortunately, many sites throughout the park are not even close to level, which is important to us with a large motorhome and caused our rating to drop. All sites are paved, spacious, and have a fire pit and picnic table. We got fairly good Verizon service to our phones and MiFi. Bathrooms and showers are clean. The showers are small, and I wish they would add some shelves for shampoo and soap. The building near our section had one washer and one dryer. There are a couple of short walking trails that are nice, and several miles of paved roads that can be walked or biked. Major stores and the main part of LaGrange are about 10 miles away.
This has instantly become one of our favorite parks. Similar to a state park, this reasonably priced Army Corps of Engineers (COE) park is within a beautiful forested area around a lake. As previously posted, there are two major areas within this park. The older Antioch loop is more "rustic", with some sites not level and all without sewer, but it has its own charm and we wouldn't mind staying there at all. It is also limited to 30-amp service. Some of the sites we saw that were level, spacious and very nice even for large rigs were #97, #99 and #101 which are all near the lake. Also #88, #124 and #128 were nice, but not as close to the water. There are several other good ones. We stayed at the Catoma loop, which is newer with long concrete pads, full hookups and very generous spacing between sites. Overall this is a quiet and beautiful campground off the beaten path. Showers are clean, hot and powerful. There are laundry rooms with 2 washers and 2 dryers within each loop. There is only one short dedicated walking path, but the road is quiet enough that a long walk or bike ride around the park is easy. The nearest large grocery store is approximately 9 miles away.
This is a beautiful park located next to Big Lagoon on Perdido Cove. The most expensive sites were right on the marina facing the water, we stayed in site #9. We really enjoyed watching the boats, dolphins, and pelicans cruising by. All sites are reasonably sized and spaced apart, and the laundry, bathroom and shower facilities were clean and worked well. The shower is a large room located off the bathroom, separated by a locking door. It was very nice and I actually looked forward to using it. Each site had a good picnic table. The nearest grocery store and gas station are across the bridge, approximately 1.5 miles away. Distance to the Naval Aviation Museum is about 10 miles, and it is a must-see. There are also several walking trails and some very good restaurants in the immediate area. The noise from vehicle traffic crossing the bridge did not bother us, but the Navy jets passing over to land at NAS on weekdays was pretty bad. I'm a pilot and usually enjoy watching approaching jets, but as most folks know military jets are extremely LOUD. This was the only drawback I can think of for this park.
This is a nice park with level concrete pads for the RV, and picnic tables included. Site spacing is typical for a park of this size, not real wide, but long enough to fit a 40' motorhome and car. We were unable to fit into the first site assigned to us due to tree branches, but the staff was very helpful and gave us another site that worked out fine. The interior roads are paved and two-way. WiFi is available, but we brought our own so not sure about the speed. The bathrooms/showers are individual rooms and clean. The laundry rooms have very old machines, but they appear to work fine. Although this park is near a busy road, we were far enough back in the park that it was not a concern. You may want to consider this, though. There is also a fire station right next door, but not a busy one. We really liked the direct access to a paved bike/walking path that runs 3.8 miles to the west and all around Gulf Shores to the east. Grocery stores, banks and a mall are an easy 2-mile drive away, as is access to the beach and good restaurants. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. Although many people were staying here for several months, we did not see any older, run down "permanent" sites.
We really loved this place. Most sites are right at the edge of the lake, with a few pull-throughs just off the water. There is a small fee to fish here, but no license required. We met a man who showed us two beautiful large mouth bass he had just caught. Lots of birds around for my wife to photograph, and several walking trails surround the lakes. Really good Cajun food is available about 2 miles down the road at Poche's Market. We stayed for only a week, but this is one of those parks where we would spend much more time when we are back in the area.
Not sure where that last review came from, but our arrival at this park was met by the owner coming outside to greet us, then actually stopping traffic on the road so we could pull out to access our site! This is a small campground with a nice pool and clean laundry room. The bathrooms are individual rooms with clean showers in each. It's just a short walk across the street to the pier and beach for excellent photo ops. We will be here for a week this time, but will definitely be back for a longer stay!