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River Country Campground

Gadsden, Alabama


1 River Rd
Gadsden, Alabama 35901
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 210
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.99063
Longitude: -86.00098

Elevation: 520' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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85 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This was our third time to camp overnight at Gadsden. Very nice campground with lots of amenities. Very nice pool, gated park with access by card at gate. Park is located by river and lake. We were in a pull thru site that seems to be reserved for overnighters. It took three phone calls to get someone to take our reservation, then when we arrived it could not be found. Fortunately they still had a spot open for us. We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

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

Top O' The River Restaurant close by. Delicious and plentiful catfish.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful park. We were there during the week, so the place was not crowded - and they gave us a choice of sites. The staff was terrific, from a warm southern welcome at the front desk to the escort driver, everybody was very nice. Beautifully landscaped, lots of walking trails, including a path around the lake. Great lake view with a terrific breeze. The town is nice, with convenient gas, food and grocery. The only downside - if it is one - is the large gaggle of geese that comes visiting your site in the evening. And geese being geese, they don't clean up after themselves. The campground does try to manage the geese by following them around with an ATV - that must be a great job for a work camper! We camped at River Country Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice spot on the river for an overnight stay or a destination place for families. Nice pool and boating and fishing on the river. Very quiet. A few miles from I-59 on the I-759 spur but easy access. Hard packed gravel sites and pads. Good satellite and verizon service. We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Without doubt this park is exceptional. The setting, amenities and access is excellent. The infinity pool set at the river is beautiful as the boats race up and down the river. The park is spacious, a bath facility deeper within the park would be a welcome feature for those parked in that area. We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The provided swings along the river are a a fantastic setting after a long drive, and after dinner. Morning coffee at the riverside is good too.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This is our favorite place to camp. It's close to great dining and shopping. Located on the river with excellent views and awesome fishing. We usually come here planning on staying a few days and end up staying a few weeks. This trip started out as a 3 day weekend and we've been here for 2 weeks and plan to stay another. Very clean showers. WiFi is a little slow at times. Great staff! We camped at River Country Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
River view
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We used this park as a 1-night layover, and for that purpose it was okay. We were placed in an area of the park, that was just a dirt lot with hook-ups. But, it was quiet and in a very nice locations along the river. We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Very unfriendly staff, they watch you like you are trying to steal something, you MUST have a arm band to enter the pool and about every 2 hrs are told to hold up your wrist to prove you have it on. It's a campground not a 5 star resort people need to lighten up. Although no alcohol is posted we watched the "security guard" ride around on his bicycle drunk as a skunk and then crashed onto the pavement. Too many permanent residence that love to make you feel unwelcome. Sorry but facts are facts. We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Quiet except when the fishing boat decided to do circles in the river at night. Our site was head in and the car parked along side. Tight spots but overlooking the water was wonderful. Will come again. We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
120
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Went to Lola's on the River for dinner. Grilled shrimp were great as was the brussel sprouts with bacon. Seating inside, outside or the bar area. The Walmart was clean, people friendly and while it was busy, we got in and out quickly.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Well maintained and staffed CG along the Coosa River and Black Creek lake. Level sites with multiple pools, kid area, lit path, marina, docks, piers, chapel, gated entry, meeting rooms and next to shopping, supplies, etc. Wifi, cable, electric and water were good. We would stay here again. We camped at River Country Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
137
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Fish in the lake/river, get great donuts at Cothrans Bakery, bbq at Pruetts...historic Gadsden was interesting and Noccalula Falls looked interesting but not pet friendly so we couldn't tour. We get why, but couldn't leave pup in the truck.

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Agree sites crowded. Pools closed when we visited, but they look great. A little noisy with boats and traffic, but we ran our fan at night and slept well. A request for water site or any specific site can not be made with a reservation. Wonder why they do not do that. I would be more likely to return if I could be assured of a water site. We camped at River Country Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
97
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit Noccalula Falls. We hiked the gorge trail and stood under the Falls. Very fun! Rode the train around the park to get a good overview of the many attractions. This is a wonderful city park that is meticulously cared for. Seniors get in for $4.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We loved our week so much that we stayed a second week! Staff was fabulous. Loved the pools. Met some fabulous people. We are full timers but, we're going to make sure to come back! We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
138
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

The only reason I did not give it a 10 is because of the ants. There are ants all over the place. The roads are easy to navigate and it is very pet friendly. We camped at River Country Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
109
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are a lot of restaurants and stores within walking distance. Really a very great location and a very nice park. You're in the middle of town but you really don't know what.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Of all the parks we have stayed in with the word "resort" in their name, this is one of the rare ones that truly deserve to call themselves a resort. This park is right on the Coosa River and has fishing piers, bank fishing, boat docks, and covered boat slips. There are two swimming pools, one of which is an infinity pool overlooking the river. And a splash pad for the kids. And a whole lot more. Much of the park is nestled in tall pines common to the area but they do have an "open" section for those of us that are too big to get in under the branches or need a clear shot to the satellites with our roof mounted dishes. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. In addition to cheerfully helping accommodate my request for an open site, I got an escort to it and he stuck with me and helped get me centered up on the pad so that all my utilities would connect without having to use extensions. With everything else being so nice it was a little disappointing that the RV pads were bare ground and tightly packed. The sites in the trees were a little grassier but still very close together. Power was solid, ran 2 A/C's, elec fridge, elec water heater and a bunch of ancillary equipment with no voltage drop. Water pressure was good and sewer hookup was a breeze. WiFi is advertised as "not always available" but we had a solid hookup for our two days. Verizon was good. If the RV pads had been a little more widely spaced I would have rated River Country as a 10. We camped at River Country Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
141
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

By far my favorite campground! We always get a site on the water and spend every day bass fishing. Pools are clean and since there is 3 of them, plenty of room to swim. Our last visit we planned to stay 2 days and ended up staying 12. The owner is very involved and tries hard to make everyone's stay here perfect. Recently she made some changes to the "bay side" sites to allow more room between the campers. This allowed better parking for the tow vehicles also. We camped at River Country Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
165
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly and safe park on the Coosa River. Good security with a gate and security cameras. We were escorted to our site, but it would have been nice if he would have got off his phone to welcome us. Nice walking trail with wooden swings by the river. Nice garden area with a walking path, but kids were using it to race golf carts. Hopefully, manager takes care of this. Nice park for an overnight stay. We camped at River Country Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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