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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Indian Boundary Campground, Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Located about 2 miles off of the Cherohala Skyway about 14 miles east of Tellico Plains, and 8 miles from the ridge crest and North Carolina line. The only "developed" CG on the Cherohala. Easy access from Tellico Plains, but if you came up from Robbinsville, NC, the highway is a tight turning old-style NC highway up to the point to the turnoff for the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest at the official east end of the Cherohala. The Cherohala Skyway itself is well-designed. Ah, now the campground. Electric at all sites. Sites are spacious, but privacy could be better (all the underbrush has been cut down in the loops, so you can see many adjacent campers, thus my downgrade score to "7"). Sites are typical NF, with timber borders, picnic table, lantern posts, and fire ring. Forested, few open sites. A few water"front" sites in the A-loop, but they are really water view. Around the lake trail is beautiful, easy. Many mountain trails nearby. This campground can be easily bicycled. Small country store is pricey, but very well managed and has a lot of supplies and gifts. Somewhat unique character. Some dead branch trimming needed. A windy night brought down many dead branches on campsites. Camp hosts were friendly, helpful. October nights were crisp. Bear warnings, but we saw none. OTA TV from Knoxville, just Channel 8.1-8.3 CBS. Bring DVD's. No cell coverage at all, but 4 miles from the CG at the Turkey Creek overlook (eastbound on the Cherohala), Verizon was 3 bar LTE. We visited Tellico Plains (visitor center and museum were interesting) and Robbinsville, NC (utilitarian with Ingles grocery store), and drove the Cherohala twice for the fall colors. We would camp here again, but would opt for a campsite on the outside of a loop to gain some privacy. We camped at Indian Boundary Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Drive up the Tellico River Road to Bald River Falls. No guardrail, narrow, but paved. Worth the drive. We also drove down Citico Creek Rd, just outside the gate of Indian Boundary CG. Drive at least out to Campground #13 on Citico Creek. If you have a dualy, stop before the bridge at the outhouse, your truck will be too wide.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Chilhowee Recreation Area, Benton, Tennessee

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Located in a large bowl-shaped valley east of Chilhowee Mountain, and about seven miles north of US 64, east of the Ocoee Dam, in the Unaka Mountains. Deep second growth forest. Mostly dry camping, but a few sites in the E-Loop have electric service. The road up, especially in the first 3.5 miles, is steep and winding. Some 180 degree switchbacks. Confident drivers only, must know how to gear down for miles. Mostly smaller RV's, but 5ths were in the CG. Low branches at times. Campsites were typical of NF developed campgrounds: timber borders, fine gravel, mostly level (driveways on inclines), picnic table, lantern holders. Loops are hilly. Bear warnings (have had injuries in the past in the CG), but we saw none. Many miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, vistas. Lake trail was easy, scenic. Other trails more challenging. Fill tank with potable water around the loop at the dump station, or at numerous yard hydrants on the loops. Never met the CG hosts. OTA TV had 8 Chattanooga channels. Verizon service was 4 bar LTE in the CG. Traveled east on US 64 along the Ocoee River Gorge to Ducktown to the copper museum (interesting, but not interactive). Copperhill, McCaysville, and Blue Ridge, are pricey tourist towns. We would definitely return when in the area. We camped at Chilhowee Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E-53
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Ocoee River gorge is beautiful and easily drivable. Well engineered route. Copperhill, TN and McCaysville, GA, and Blue Ridge, GA are nice tourist-oriented towns, albeit pricey.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This beachside state park's campground has dual personalities. But, the personalities are beginning to merge. A major part of the merger is because water, electric, and sewer are now at all campsites. The older section of the CG (Sites 1-39) are on dirt or gravel and have a more primitive feel. Sites are relatively close together, although there is a rather thick vegetative buffer between sites. The roadway through this area remains unpaved with crushed limestone and sand. Sites 16-24 face Western Lake through the brush. This area has its own bath house. It is located in a shady maritime live oak/sand pine forest that is about 25 feet high to the canopy. Carefully check on site length! Some are compact. The newer campground (Sites 40-61) are located in a sand scrub habitat of sand pines and turkey oak, which makes it much sunnier. Most of these sites have an open shade, a few are nearly shadeless, especially site 61. Only sites 41 and 42 really have any type of view of Western Lake. The road is paved here, with sites either being concrete (45, 47, 57, and 59) on a pesky fine gravel with a rather spacious play area near the picnic table. It's a 0.6 mi walk to the beach entrance boardwalk, but that's easily achieved on a bicycle. The CR 30-A bicycle trail system adds to the park's recreation system. The park is located about 2 miles west of Watercolor and Seaside, and about 0.7 mi east of Grayton Beach (the crossroads). Eateries and all kinds of "shoppes". Traffice (both vehicular and pedestrian) is heavy). But the campground was perfectly quiet. OTA TV included all channels, although there was some pixelation at times. Verizon service was flawless 3G. Electric was a bit sensitive on 30 amp. Water pressure fine. Bath houses convenient, large. Park staff was quite pleasant. The beaches are typical of the Florida Panhandle... white fluffy sand second to none in Florida. We camped at Grayton Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

LOTS to see and do in both directions along CR 30-A. Hurricane Michael had no impact here. Come prepared to spend money. But, at the park, you can go back in time and not be part of any of the CR 30-A fanfare. Use US 331 to access the area to avoid a rather pricey toll on axles on the bridge from Niceville to Destin.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Talladaga Nat'l Forest / Coleman Lake Campground, Heflin, Alabama

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Truly a "get away from it all" campground on a small impounded lake in a thick and tall oak/maple/hickory/pine forest. First come/serve. Fills up by Thursday night. National Forest website says "lightly" used. Incorrect, it's quite popular. Two loops, hilly, but the sites are level. All paved roads. Paved pads for RVs, surrounded by large graveled picnic/tent/play areas. Electric and water at each site. Just one pull through site. No campsite is "lake view" when trees are in leaf. Bath houses spotless. Well managed campground. Swimming area on lake, very limited playground for young kids. Lots of hiking trails, and lots of chiggers, too. OTA TV limited only to PBS. No cell phone service for Verizon. Had to drive to dump station (barely received), or five miles back towards Edwardsville for strong service. Nothing nearby. Bring everything you need. Occupants, mostly from Alabama or Georgia, primarily fishing, kayaking, or just sitting around. Host was stunned that we came from another state, wondered how we found the park (eh, uh, the NFS website for starters???). Otherwise, little to do other than relax. We camped at Talladaga Nat'l Forest / Coleman Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Remote. No WiFi, cable, cell service, phone, and almost TV. No groceries, gas, propane nearby.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Blue Bluff Recreation COE, Aberdeen, Mississippi

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

At $11 per night, waterfront, with the Interagency Pass, all you can (should) say are good things. Hookups were perfect, site very large, although a bit close together to others. Lots of trees and shade. Older park needing roadways to be resurfaced. Sites had some residual litter. It seemed like many sites were long term campers or keeping their sites while unoccupied... didn't know that was allowed. Views across lake pretty, although this lake is a navigation impoundment and the shoreline is far from looking like a beach from a romantic movie. Park needed to be mowed. At night, the largest number of croaking frogs I have ever heard in 11 years of RVing. The dump station, unfortunately, was pitiful. Hoses were knifed or brass threads for spray out not standard and stripped. Unlevel, which kept waste in the tanks. Poorly designed and maintained. OTA TV good from Columbus market. Verizon service strong. We camped at Blue Bluff Recreation COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If you like fishing and boating, this is your place. Great dog walking park.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Lock A COE, Ashland City, Tennessee

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

A well kept COE park directly on the Cumberland River. Manicured would be the word. Perfect combination of sun and shade, spacing, paved pad and picnic/sitting area. Vast areas for walking, bicycling, dog walking. OTA TV excellent from Nashville market. TN 12 is a good but winding road, and the road into the campground does the same. Beware of the steep final quarter of a mile into the campground. It was an easy ride from Nashville. Two entrance gates. The first is for day users. The second to the left is the CG gate. We would camp here again. We camped at Lock A COE in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Oak Point Campground, Lake Glendale Recreation Area, Shawnee Natl. For, Glendale, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Fine gravel campsites, mostly level, in a deep oak and hickory forest. Few campsites have a water view. Large sitting area, lots of trees in between sites for privacy. Easy self service check-in. Water connect was perfect. 30A electric outlet at our first chosen site was fried on the hot wire. I could hear it arcing in the outlet. Yikes. I yanked the plug and we changed sites. Only some sites have electric hookups. Miles of walking trails and old roadways, beautiful scenery. Great for dog walking. Lots of songbirds. Rustic USFS picnic shelters nearby, perhaps CCC? Unique fire rings. OTA TV excellent, lots of stations. Dark at night, quiet. Easy to find off of IL 145, well marked. Bring your supplies and fuel. No reservations. Have exact change, cash only. We would camp here again if in the area. We camped at Oak Point Campground, Lake Glendale Recreation Area, Shawnee Natl. For in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

About 15 miles off I-24. Was an easy country drive to reach. Quiet, restful. People in CG easy going. Hosts helpful and attentive.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Lithia Springs COE, Shelbyville, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

After a day of driving, the last half through rain, the hosts at the gate of a campground need to be focused on the guest, not Illinois electoral politics. Excuse me for planning a trip to a location in Illinois that they don't like because of politics. Geeze. Anyhow, Lithia Springs is a combination of level and sloping sites, and is showing some age with regard to infrastructure. It's hard to believe that this CG is a COE area, given the bizarre slopes on some of the campsites. So easy to fix with a bobcat and level. One of the least desirable COEs we have ever stayed at. Pesticide people came by and sprayed herbicides all over every empty sites. Could be smelled at occupied sites for hours. Lots of deer ticks. Bathrooms grimy, concrete floors mildewed. Hookups and power supply was fine. Yes, the end of the road cul-de-sacs were indeed tight. Large rigs and fivers should not attempt. Dark and quiet at night. People in campground pretty friendly. But the hosts? Just hope they haven't been watching a "news" channel all day at the gate or you'll be grumped at for vacationing against their opinions. We looked around the area. Not a lot to do. Honestly, boring. We would never camp here again. We camped at Lithia Springs COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Not sure
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Burnidge Forest Preserve, Paul Wolff Campground, Elgin, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Yes, it is convenient for RVers to access Chicago via the Big Timber METRA station. Yes, it's well mowed, neat, and spiffy. But it's no RV utopia in my opinion. Cash only. Most sites are sloped in some way or form, and leveling is often required. There was often a ledge between the parking pad and grass, great for ankle twisting. There is really no privacy between sites. Except for ADA sites, there is no pad for sitting... you sit in the grass. But some sites are low, wet, and muddy. Water spigots are shared, and the potable water was LOADED with iron, actually staining our RV. Dogs at campsites often allowed to be free and to roam. Little rule enforcement. There are numerous trails for hiking. Two good dump stations. No sewer. It's pricey at $35 per night for non-Kane County residents for what you get. In any other location, a $35 fee without sewer, lengthy water connects, unlevel sites, and with low quality potable water would be unacceptable to most reviewers. This campground fee is about convenience to visit Chicago by train, and not about services received. We camped at Burnidge Forest Preserve, Paul Wolff Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

METRA train to Chicago Union Station via Milwaukee West line was easy to use from Big Timber and Elgin. $10 to ride all weekend, good deal. Downtown Chicago was simply excellent. Loved the museums and Millennium Park, hated, did I say HATED, Navy Pier.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Stephen F. Austin State Park, San Felipe, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Our second stay here. First was in 2014... so we did return. Not much has changed in those years. Same funky sewer connections at each pull through site (in the RV area). Same roads, same mowed lawns, same openings in the woods... and same deer? Eh, maybe not. Staff was friendly, easy to set up. One thing that is changing is the remote feel of this park. Shipping centers and warehouses are getting closer and closer as Houston and Katy expand westward. Soon, San Felipe will be swallowed up by the sprawling thing known as Houston. This state park will soon be an island of trees in an urban sea. Sad to see. We will camp here again as it is a convenient stop a day's travel from our home. We camped at Stephen F. Austin State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

White Oak Park, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Located on the Calcasieu River on River Road about four miles north of I-10 in the northeastern quadrant of Lake Charles. Small park (only 6 spaces), so reservations recommended. It was rainy during our visit, and being Louisiana, the lawn areas flooded quickly. The concrete pull through pads were higher than the lawns, however, so site flooding was not a problem. Getting to the electric and water hookups required a large leg span or a wade. Air conditioner at rec hall was loud and could be heard in camper. Dump station opening was HUGE, and my dump station hose connect fell off... and into the sewer. Yikes! Verizon service 3 bar and LTE. OTA TV strong. Surrounded by high pines, cypress, etc. and the boat ramp area is simply beautiful alongside the river. If you are into fishing, or just need an overnight stop, this is a safe and friendly place to go. Just be sure to make reservations and avoid driving out only to find a filled campground. Bring a fishing rod. Great place for a small family reunion. Clean, safe. Likely relaxing place if a bit dryer (we were there in rainy weather). We camped at White Oak Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Garner State Park, Concan, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This vast park with multiple campgrounds was rather quiet during our wintertime four night stay. At most was at about 15% capacity in the campground. Staff was quite friendly and helpful. Because of its capacity (well over 500 campsites), we would never dream of coming here in the summer. Our campsite was in the Live Oak section. Level, course-graveled asphalt site with clay soils surrounding the pad. Each site has a fire pit with grill, picnic table, and lantern post. W & E worked fine. Some sites had a lot of sediment/mud build up. Sites were cleaned by staff, but still there were lots of bottle tops, plastic pieces, and dog poo at our site. Although park policy clearly says (in flyers) to "clean up after your pets", few do so, which keeps you constantly watching where you step, even on paved roadways. Poo bags and a few signs would probably help. Cannot imagine what this would be like when the park is at capacity. Very visible park police presence. There are numerous trails to hike, and bicycle routes, as well, within park boundaries. Nice birdwatching blind. Trails are well marked. WiFi was only at the check-in station, some network news sites blocked by the state. Shame on Texas. No OTA TV, bring DVD's or downloads. Verizon was absent, have to drive toward Sabinal south of Concan to pick up. No activities around New Year's day except a polar plunge in the Frio River. The Hill Country is beautiful to see. Most land is not public, however, so expect lots of high fences and views of private ranch gates and exotic animals grazing here and there. Few scenic pullouts. Leakey and Concan have stores for basic supplies, propane, kayaking, gasoline, trinkets, and a few restaurants and saloons. Although we enjoyed our stay, we would not return to this park. We camped at Garner State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
506
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, 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
No

Campground Details

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

Drove to Bandera, Uvalde, Utopia, Vanderpool, Camp Wood, Rock Springs. The latter two were a total waste of time. Bandera has lots of eats, bars. Uvalde seems to be the regional center for goods and services.

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Seminole Canyon State Park, Comstock, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Campgrounds are a mix of dry camping and W&E sites. Views are excellent on many sites, and private at others amid desert scrub, including many cacti and thorny acacias. W&E hookups worked fine. Sites varied from level to somewhat sloped. Picnic tables were covered with a metal roof design (no trees). Dump station has cleanup hose separate from dump area, odd design. WiFi was only at the museum/entrance station and bathhouse, some network news sites blocked by the state. Shame on Texas. Guided tour to see the pictograph and rock overhangs in the canyon worth the $8. Trails to the canyons and to the Rio Grande/Amistad reservoir worth the time. Was completely quiet and free of humming and internal combustion noise near the Rio Grande. Birdlife was solid for winter. Pyrrholuxias, Cactus Wren, Phainopeplas common. Roadrunners not so common. Star gazing outrageously good. Windy. Nearest supplies are in Del Rio, come prepared. No Verizon service until Del Rio. We would camp here again in a heartbeat. We camped at Seminole Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Upper Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Lake Stone Campground, Century, Florida

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This quiet Escambia County (FL) park is located on a ridge surrounded on three sides by an impounded lake that is lightly used for bream and bass fishing. There are no reservations. Sites are semi-shaded to sunny. Camping pads are packed gravel and grassy, and drop off to the rear (if you are on the water side, sometimes hard to find level ground for lawn chairs). Hook-ups were fine, but the electrical boxes were showing some age and likely need to have breakers replaced. Voltage was strong. Grass was clipped short and comfortable to walk around on. Fire ants were common. Roadway system is a very coarse gravel which appears to be deteriorated asphalt, impossible for children to bicycle on and rough to walk on. Potholes being filled with dirt fill. Perhaps too much outdoor lighting at night, almost urban. Small playground available for kids. Very nice indoor pavilion available for rental. DTV consisted of all networks and channels in the Pensacola/Mobile market. Cell phone service with Sprint was simply terrible. WiFi was at the front of the campground but was sketchy, at best, in the main camping area at the water. Wild ducks, herons, eagles, beavers frequent the lake edge, fun to watch. CR 4, leading to the campground, is a bit narrow, and the speed limit in front of the campground is 55 mph. Century itself has a few fast food restaurants, convenience stores. Nothing for a tourist to do, very downscale. Campground quite okay for multiple nights, especially if you are into fishing and simply relaxing by the lake. We camped at Lake Stone Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There is very little to do in this area. There is a slot casino in Atmore, AL about 15 miles northwest. Otherwise, prepare to watch birds, fish, read a book, and relax.

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 32

Forkland Campground, Demopolis, Alabama

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This mixed sun and shade hardwood forested campground is located along the bluffs of McConnico and Taylor Creeks, which are meanders of the Tombigbee River. Although there is no barge traffic, power boats contribute some noise. Campsites are located about 15 to 20 feet above the creeks, making for a fairly nice view of the water. Sites 3 - 32 are all waterfront or waterview. Sites 11 and 12 are pull-throughs, but are also directly across from the dual direction dump station and bath house. Site 21 was the crown jewel of the sites. Nice for sunsets and as a lookout for inbound tornadoes. Sites 5 and 6, as well as 31 and 32, are shared family sites. Spacing between sites is anywhere from 35 to 80 feet. With only a few exceptions, there is no vegetation between sites. Sites themselves are mostly large to downright spacious with large aluminum picnic tables, living areas, fire rings, and lantern posts. There is an older "overflow" loop (sites 33 - 42) which is fully wooded, quiet, a bit nostalgic (all fine gravel with concrete picnic tables), and private, but with no water view. Unlike paved sites 1-32 which have 50/30 amp/water, the overflow is all pull through fine gravel sites with 30 amp and water only. Site 42 in overflow was particularly nice and private. The one shower house is modern and well kept, and includes a coin laundry. Hosts are all business with a smile. Some Corps rules are loosely enforced or not enforced at all (pets off leashes, cars and trailers parked on grass, RV storage, etc.). Strong OTA TV reception from PBS, but CBS and ABC from Montgomery were in and out, and there was no NBC or FOX. Sprint phone was 1 to 3 bar for voice (consistent), but erratic 3G/1x for data. Bring supplies and fuel, nothing in Forkland. Railroad crossing on the road to the CG is active, respect the STOP sign. Overall, a nice, quiet campground, and a good place to relax. We camped at Forkland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Downtown Demopolis has some redevelopment, but also has many vacant store fronts or offices. A couple of lunch places, coffee shops, and gifts. Has a museum, but was closed when we visited. Sidewalks have no pedestrian signals and narrow ramps, and some treacherous water meter holes. Great area for fishing and river boating.

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