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3 RV Parks near Chatom, Alabama
We did however find 3 campgrounds within 25 miles of Chatom. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Chatom in the left hand column.
Dec 2017 - $25.00
First of all I feel I should justify this review since one has not been done in a while. I am camping here during the winter months and a lot could change in the summer. Specific to winter is the park hours- you cannot get access between 3 pm and 6pm. This park is in the heart of Alabama deer country and apparently a private road access is required to enter the park and the owner leases his property and people hunt it daily. I am at Cedar Ridge lot 1 (only one of two drive thru sites) and it is gorgeous!! Quiet. Peaceful. Beautiful overlooking lake. Very few campers here at this time of year. Park staff accommodating. Well run during these months. Nothing to do locally but there is history here including indian baths and original Alabama state house (now a museum). Univ of South Alabama archeological sites. Make sure you enter off hwy 43 from the northern route (near Leroy H.S.- county road 34). The other route is fine but winding. Rural, country road access in good shape. NO handout with maps for guests?? The lake is an old limestone quarry and stocked with fish. All access to restaurants and stores in Jackson 25 mins away. I am a rare one in that I got wifi thru direct line-of-site to office with interior antenna. No cable and I got 4 over the air television channels after adjusting antenna (I am on a ridge!). My friend who is a local said a lot of work has been done here since he was last here. Swimming- shallow area for kids with water slide. Deep off the bank swimming could be dangerous if swimming outside accepted areas. Crystal Clear water! I am not sure if this is a one nite stay park- 20 minutes off highway. Depends on your schedule, I guess. Since it is winter the bathrooms are locked so I could not inspect. Plan to visit museum before leaving. Sites appear to be able to handle 5th wheels with tow vehicles easily. The park manager is a 6th generation local and knows the park and area very well. Easy to talk to. - BillyBobTX
Jul 2009 - $16.00
We were told when making reservations that there was a large number of "permanent" campers and only a few sites available for short term rental. The park rules of a two week maximum stay was obviously not enforced. This park was poorly designed and managed. The road was rough and speed limits were not enforced. All traffic to the small beach area and to the boat landing, drives past the majority of campsites. Vehicles and boats were parked haphazardly, extension cords ran from power poles to makeshift campsites. Golf cart traffic added to the congestion. The website boasted of boat rentals, however the boats were in disrepair and not available. We had visited this park about 10 years ago, and were very disappointed this trip. - TheRoadrunner
Oct 2016 - $1.00
We visited the park, but did not stay overnight. We found no sign of any caretaker, host, etc., and no sign indicating there was a camping fee. Phone numbers of two people in the county were provided on signs. It may be free. Campsites were mowed, and water spigots were operating. Could not test for electric service, but when I raised the unique panel lids, large, aggressive, and active paper wasp colonies were present. There were a number of odd bath houses with pitcher pump wells, and a several large group picnic facilities, all well maintained. As for camping, however, because of the remoteness, lack of a host or park manager, and the possibility of being totally alone in a very dark place, I would say to those who may consider camping here that you may be placing yourself in an unsafe environment for your property and possibly your life by staying overnight. Again, my opinion is that this unmanned, remote, and dark county park places an RVer at significant risk of being robbed, at minimum. I cannot recommend this Park to my fellow RVers. - The Happy Traveler
Aug 2015 - $26.00
We were passing through the area and needed a roosting spot. We came into the park at about 5pm on a Sunday afternoon. No one was there--no other campers, no park employees. We selected one of the dozen or so pads. They were all level with full hookups. No shade. The 30 amp breaker tripped a couple of times during the night, and that was a bit eerie in a deserted park where you are the only campers. I cautiously went out to reset. Next morning no employee had arrived by 9am. I called the park number and was routed to park HQ in Montgomery. They asked me to kindly leave a check in the mail box. I thought it was a novel experience being all alone in the middle of no where but my wife was not comfortable with it. I think this park gets active in hunting season. It has a big deer dressing station. The park has a good history display board explaining its origin as a sulfur springs resort, and the old Roman baths built before the Civil War are still there to look at. - Tidy Boy
Dec 2009 - $20.00
We stayed here on our way to Florida from Texas. We wanted to stay off freeways. This place is remote. We had a pleasant overnight stay, we were the only ones here. We got here, picked out a spot and hooked up. We were here an hour or so before the manager came to collect. He was very pleasant. There are springs here. There is a settlement of homes nearby so we could hear activity but we could not see anything due to the trees. They locked the gate at dark but the manager gave us the combination in case of emergency. I did not see any shower building. I saw what appeared to be a pit toilet only. - User1042
Nov 2018 - $7.00
Nice park next to the Tombigbee River. Many of the sites are right next to the river. It is a neat part of the experience to see the boats and barges cruise by. Very clean campground with an attentive volunteer staff. The campground is set in the woods and is very scenic. Lots of space and privacy between sites. Not many OTA TV channels but I imagine satellite TV would be fairly easy in spite of the trees. We had no T-Mobile signal. The campground is kind of remote so take provisions with you. There are a couple of convenience/gas stations nearby but shopping is maybe 20 miles away. - Lance 47
Oct 2018 - $24.00
It is a very nice, clean park. However, it is very quiet, too quiet. The man beside us complained about our 2 beagles barking (they barely were) while he was reading his book. Everyone goes to bed around 7:00. Even one volunteer said, it's a wonder you haven't gotten any complaints on those 2 beagles. That is the whole reason for camping, take my babies. This is a nice park for retired people with nothing to do, but be very quiet. We are in our early 40s, just wasn't my place. - Spike0358
Apr 2018 - $13.00
First of all we were actually greeted by the host couple on duty and taken to our site. To have a host act like one (and another also offered any help we might need) was a treat. The second treat was the park itself. The site we were on was a pull through, spacious, included picnic table, grill, grill table and fire ring. We were right along the river and it was quiet, peaceful and lovely. We gave the park a nine only because there was no sewer hook up. The trails at the park provided some good exercise as you'd go up and down and around the wooded forest. We would certainly return here for a longer stay. We were only overnighters. - John-Jean