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15 RV Parks near Lake Purdy, Alabama
We did however find 15 campgrounds within 25 miles of Lake Purdy. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Lake Purdy in the left hand column.
May 2019 - $26.00
This is a beautiful state park. A lot of amenities. The bathrooms were dated, and somewhat clean. Trail from our site down to the lake. Many swimming areas, with kayak and canoe rentals. A lot of hiking trails. Very close to Birmingham, although you can't tell. Very peaceful. Unfortunately, our site had a bunch of ants that ended up getting into our trailer. - debdana
May 2019 - $40.00
Rating park is a little difficult - there is good and not so good. Campground: I did not care for Loop B - sites arranged strangely and not numbered in order, and had chosen a bad site online (B31) - full sun, an awkward pull through and broken up pad. Luckily, there was another site available in A loop, which we loved. The roads and pads are in good condition and there was more shade in many of those sites. 30 amp was the max they have, but sewer in most sites.
The bathrooms are old, rusty, have insects - generally run down old campground bathrooms (one toilet missing door and had a shower curtain instead). Despite my choice of saying they were not clean - they were cleaned and stocked during our visit, it is just that it is not possible to get them clean. The bathrooms need to be remodeled.
Park overall is great. Hiking & mountain biking trails, the roads themselves are probably good for road bikes - but road was under construction. The park was out of regular maps, so they had photocopied maps that were nearly impossible to read. The trails themselves are marked very well, but planning was difficult without a useable map. We swam in Oak Mountain Lake at the campground. Water was warm in mid May. There is a swimming section and a dock - we found it very nice. We visited the Alabama Wildlife Center & visited with the birds and walked in the Tree Top Trail and saw the resident raptors - highly recommend.
Entrance - there are two. The main one is 5.5 miles from the campground (but closer to the equestrian campground). The back gate is closer to the campground, but has a difficult turn to make to larger rigs. It also has limited hours - I want to say 8am-8pm, but not exactly sure. The front gate is always open.
We would come back again, but would be more careful in the sites we pick. I hope the park can find funding and remodel the bathrooms and Loop B campground. I would give it 5 stars for sure then. - 5th Wheel Family
May 2019 - $30.00
Stayed here for two nights on our way back to our home base near St. Louis. We stayed in pull through site 47. There were two major camping areas, A & B. We were in area A next to a building/pavilion that had a large brick fireplace sitting area then on the back side there's a laundry facility with 3 washers and 2 dryers for $1.50 to wash. The shower house was also adjacent to the campsite. We had FHUs, but this camp ground is only 30 AMP. This campground is a 30 AMPer and tent camper paradise with a large variety of sites from fairly secluded water and electric to pull throughs with FHUs. We noticed there was a fair number of Class As and assumed they have generators to run extra air conditioners as necessary. Since the weather was mild, we did fine on one air conditioner. According to the park info sheet, Oak Mountain is AL's largest state park at nearly 10,000 acres and located in the Southernmost part of the Appalachian chain. Trails are marked. There was a trail map for sale at the park store that also sells propane. We tried to walk the Beach trail but due to the heavy rain it was impassible unless you wanted to wade. We tried the Wildlife trail along the lake and walked until we went up a creek and was stopped by the creek being too wide due to the rain so turned around. Wildlife trail is a moderate level trail so ensure you wear proper shoes if you take it past the lake and up the feeder creek. - MK_Willi
Mar 2017 - $39.00
This is an oddly laid out park, probably because it is so hilly. The restrooms and laundry are old and rusty. - mountainfan
Feb 2017 - $27.00
We stayed for the first time at Oak Mountain and were not impressed with our site nor the blaring of radios being played outside as we were trying to relax by the campfire. We stayed at site A5 and were on the road. Literally! I would not recommend this site for anyone with small children. This site is listed as a pull through but it is nothing more than a pull over area. We only saw the park ranger once the entire time we were there. We were very disappointed with the entire experience and will not be back.... - Sharrell
Jul 2016 - $30.00
My wife had a doctor's appointment at UAB medical center and we stayed here for three days. The site we had was shaded and level with 30 amp service. We enjoyed our stay but were unable to use our satellite due to the trees surrounding our site. - Fordiesel250
Aug 2019 - $40.00
This park is a big parking lot. But if you get next to an end cap, you have a grassy area for chairs or dog walking. Had big gym with indoor walking track. Has an amazing splash pad and playground for little ones. Close to everything. - Couch9748
Jul 2019 - $43.00
Fabulous location. Everything nearby, Costco, Walmart, Restaurants, etc. The camping is basically a parking lot. All asphalt with a few islands of trees. There is a brand new kids playground and splash pad located adjacent to the campground. Water, 50 amp electric, and sewer was fine. (Although the sewer was uphill from my port as it was on a concrete median). Wi-Fi was good and free (not secure). Good signal from both AT&T and Verizon. - rolltide19
May 2019 - $40.00
Just a nice parking lot with full hookups. They expanded to 170 spaces and fill them up for large sporting events. But other times the park seems rather empty leaving plenty of spaces between campers. Located in Hoover a very nice suburb of Birmingham. Since the park was very empty I could park the toad at the site next door. - Robert Balch
Aug 2019 - $37.00
We were on a Pullthru site #53. Great little park for overnight or a few day stay. Convenient to I-65 for overnight stays. Staff was friendly and they have a well stocked store. The swimming pool was very clean and a nice area. Bathrooms and shower areas were clean, ac too. Some of the roads are old, but repaving to start soon. Grounds were kept up and clean. A small dog park and several areas to walk pets. There are several shady spots to stay on. A quiet place to stay. - Rv2001
Jul 2019 - $37.00
This is very convenient to the highway with minimal noise. Our cement pad was broken. The step down from our rv had a curb and grass and a rut in between which made for a steep and wobbly step. The dog run is tiny, but there are several on leash grassy areas spread around the park, which were well kept. There are lots of shade trees and adequate space between sites in our pull thru area. Other areas were tighter and less shaded. Overall, a fine overnight stop. - Dapper
Jul 2019 - $50.00
We stayed at lot 13. End unit. Very quite. Shaded. Loved it. Won’t be our only stay. We will be back - The Arps
Mar 2013 - $25.00
This is a huge wide open field of concrete slabs with a half dozen rusting and sagging ancient mobile homes scattered hither and yon. The park is located in a declining area and approached via a short road past a fenced car lot patrolled by two rottweilers. That would be clue number one. We stayed only long enough to identify an alternate RV park, I did not feel safe nor did I feel safe leaving my RV there. - Ric R
Jan 2011 - $20.00
We read the last review and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, this place is more like the March 2009 review. This is more of a full time trailer park than an RV park. It is very close to the road, has no office or facilities and is in a more run down part of town. If you don't want to stay at Wal-Mart and need an overnight stop with water and sewer, then I would cautiously recommend this place. Our water did not work. - Sherylyn
Jan 2011 - $20.00
We were reluctant to try this park because of the previous review. We are glad we came here anyway. Owner is friendly and apparently has been working VERY hard. Looks like all the spaces have new large concrete pads. Electric connections look new. Sites are large and level.Big-rig w/towing access. Plenty of room. Clean w/no garbage and no homeless and no bums. (we have seen parks like that). The $20 rate is full-hookups w/no discount. Looks like owner has worked hard to clean everything up. We would camp here again. Did not see a sign for park on main road so be careful not to miss it. - petersoldan
May 2019 - $27.00
Sites tend to be uneven due to the hilly terrain, but ours was paved so that was good. Great Water Pressure. Have stayed there before and will do so again. - AL RVer
Apr 2017 - $30.00
This park is primarily for permanent residents in mobile homes or rvs. Access to our site was difficult because it slopped off the road and required backing over a drainage trough. The site had a level concrete pad designed to be used as a patio, but we had to use it to park on as the adjacent area for the motorhome was severely rutted gravel. It would have been difficult to impossible to level there. Nonetheless it was a pleasant rural area to be in. Staff is friendly and helpful. No wifi yet through out the park. Owners have purchased the equipment and are waiting for the installers to set it up. An adequate place for a brief stay to visit the historic sights Birmingham has to offer. - Roger H.
Mar 2017 - $27.00
Very Nice Staff. We stayed on short notice with our HDT and 45 foot 5th wheel. The staff worked hard to find a place for us. The other reviews are correct that the office / clubhouse is in the convenience store /strip mall and the storm gutters are deep. The campground was a mobile home park and seems to be transitioning into a mixed-use park. The campground roads are two lanes in width and paved, as you'd expect for a mobile home park and there are very few low branches. All the sites we saw are back-in and large. The water pressure, electric, and over the air TV are good; our Verizon internet was fair to poor. Understand that the park has Wifi, pool table and kitchen facilities at the clubhouse, but we did not visit it. There are swings for kids. The site we stayed in was loose gravel and rutted under our weight. However, there is a concrete patio and pavement partially into the site area to park on. The park is about 20 minutes from the downtown medical centers. - Behemoth
Oct 2018 - $17.00
After and terrifying drive off the Interstate, we arrived after dark. I walked up to the office and was encouraged to pay cash. We were led to our unlevel, graveled site. The sewer inlet was above our waste discharge outlet so we did not hook up our gravity drain waste line. After a long walk to the "bathhouse", we were very disappointed in the condition: a broken seat on men's toilet, one women's stall, no toilet paper, and generally pitiful conditions. The park appeared to have mainly long-term residents. - Devil Anse
Nov 2017 - $15.00
Owners were very friendly and seemed to work hard to keep the park clean. This park does seem more like a trailer court with mostly permanent renters. - deechurch
Feb 2017 - $15.00
Tired old campground, badly in need of a sprucing up. However, the setting is lovely, with mature trees throughout the campground and a pretty lake adjacent. Using an address of 11 Austin Road, Helena AL worked better than the County Road 93 address in my GPS. Unless you like backing up, don't drive up to the office. There is no turnaround. Park on Austin Road. - Gord0
Nov 2016 - $20.00
The most difficult part is getting To the park down small country roads. Once there you'll find a fine little city park with recreation areas, ball fields, creek with fish and a rope swing and enough bike trails to make anyone happy. Camp 'sites' are not really designated but rather areas in the wooded area behind the ball fields to pull into, in what ever manner you wish to reach the hookups and miss the trees. If you call for a 'reservation' you will probably talk to the city mayor - who runs the canoe company at the front of this city park. WiFi was Excellent, I never did find the laundry, there are no 'facilities' (I'd rather use my own bathroom anyway) and grocery and fuel are a 10-15 minute drive to the new Walmart. TV reception was good but I had no t-mobile or AT&T phone service. We stayed more than one night and were able to 'negotiate' a rate of 5/$80. I really liked the park setting of this campground even if getting here was a challenge. Small country roads would Not be feasible for a really big rig, but Most motorhomes and trailers will like it once they get here and be in a good location for visiting the Birmingham area. - SailorGolf
May 2019 - $46.00
We stayed at this park because the park we had reservations with lost our reservation, and referred us to this park. First, the signage wasn't good. We found ourselves at a fork in a small road, and no idea which way to proceed. We called the campground for directions. The roads are unpaved, potholed, and dusty. A number of the sites had machinery, ie sissor lifts, junk, and and just didn't look good. Our site did have stable power. The water connection had a 6" piece of capped sewer pipe over it, and that was because the spigot was leaking very badly and spraying water. The sewer pipe turned me off, so we just used the water in our tank. I likewise didn't use the sewer. there was a concrete patio on our site with one half cracked and broken. One side of the site had a palisade that appeared to be crumbling. I didn't want to park my rig too close. The staff was polite and friendly. We didn't make use of the bathrooms or showers. There is a lovely pond next to this campground, if some cleanup and investment in infrastructure were done, this could be a nice little park. - JohnCof266
May 2019 - $41.00
First, be aware when making reservations on line that there is no information on the sites dimensions. Your unit may not fit. Our MH would not fit site C-10 that we reserved. No one was working the day we showed up. The maintenance staffer responded to the emergency # posted. He got us into site A-8. The length was acceptable, however, the site was unlevel side to side with the driver's side wheel much lower. We had thick blocks to raise that wheel. When level, the back driver's side wheels were off the ground. I put boards under them as well. The site was trashy, the adjacent sites were cluttered with owners stuff, as it appeared most users were long term. There appeared to be no cleanliness standards. Many of the sewer inlets were open. The site was dirt and crushed rock. The roads were washed dirt/crushed rock as well. We had reservations for three days. We left after one night. We will use a different facility when in the area again - jwindham
Mar 2019 - $40.00
We stayed overnight. Called ahead. Lady was very helpful. Since we arrived after 5, she emailed receipt and copy of map. Also gave very good directions from interstate. Park is close to interstate but no noise. Our space was pull thru. Nice amount of space between campers. Our space, B4, was level. Some were not. We had gravel with concrete pad. Rrestaurants close. They do not give discounts. - National Parks Traveler
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Waterfront sites, plenty of piers and shade. Friendly people, can be crowded at times. - General Lee Campground