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5 RV Parks near Jackson, Alabama
We did however find 5 campgrounds within 25 miles of Jackson. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Jackson 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
May 2004 - $38.00
This place is the pits. By far the grossest, most unpleasant place I have ever been to. The staff were mutes. They did not make eye contact or acknowledge your presence unless you were holding a credit card. The grounds are a dump. The pool is filthy and unsafe. The playground consists of pieces from the dump and a few old tires. Everyone drinks and smokes ALL DAY. We were the only sober people walking around at noon. There is nothing to do here but drink. We thought of drinking the weekend away so we would be able to deal with this place but wanted to have our wits with us in case someone picked a fight with us or tried to steal our car. Don't go here, your sanity and life depends on it. - pookyellis
Jan 2019 - $12.00
On the banks of the Alabama River. Park is quiet with great host campers, large sites and a lot of quiet. Clean power properly wired and grounded. Many of the hiking trails were under water due to the flooding so hiking was limited this time. Sites are well cared for with the exception of a couple in the back where the park ranger has not enforced the "don't leave your junk behind" rules for special friends that stay longer than the normal. If not for the junk, gas grill, lights, smoker and other items this camper left behind the park would have had a top rating. Mentioned the trash to the host and were told they have mentioned it to park staff with no results. To bad as this is a nice park. Not as remote as many have suggested. About a half hour to town for groceries and services. Town is only a half hour away so it pays to do your shopping before heading to camp. Interior roads are good but access roads are narrow so pay attention on your way in. Try to get a site on the river and not the creek if you have solar power. Fewer trees along the river. AT&T only had 2 bars so internet was weak. TV over the air had 30 channels most of which were strong signals. Sits right in the middle of hunting and fishing with a great view of the locks and dam. Night time was excellent! - Micheal Whelan
Jun 2017 - $10.00
very quite and right on the river will stay there everytime I in the area. - tom riner
May 2016 - $11.00
We were supposed to stay here back in November, but RV repairs caused us to cancel. My husband was very interested in staying here, so we took the opportunity on our way North. To say this is remote is an understatement, as others have said, it is out there! The campground is nice, with lots of tall trees that provide shade and block satellites, but don't give much privacy. One interesting thing, the campground loop is two lanes, so the inside pull thrus are very nice since they don't face the road.
When we hooked up we had problems with the 50amp, so we switched to 30amp. We informed the volunteer at the gate and he reported it, but didn't expect anyone to show up until the next day, which was fine. The next morning a nice man showed up and replaced the 50amp breaker in an absolute downpour! I didn't think anyone would even show with how bad the weather was, but he showed up and fixed our problem.
The restrooms were very clean, but the showers only have a single shower curtain, so they didn't feel too private. It's been quiet here, I never had anyone else in the bathhouse while I was showering, so it wasn't too bad. There is a laundry in the bathhouse, it always seemed to be in use as I walked by. There was one washer/dryer and it looked like it was $1.00 each.
If you don't boat/fish, there isn't much out here. The museum is closed until further notice, so we didn't get to visit. This is a great place to chill out and enjoy a good campfire, we bought $15 worth of wood from the country store 8 miles down the road.
We had no AT&T signal at the campsite, but we could get 2 bars and LTE by the museum. Our Verizon worked ok with our booster. - Uno Mas
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
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