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22 RV Parks near Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
We did however find 22 campgrounds within 25 miles of Owens Cross Roads. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Owens Cross Roads in the left hand column.
May 2018 - $22.00
We stayed 3 nights (total cost $66). Campground office is the same as the marina fuel dock. It's a relatively small campground with lots of trees. That's good. But the place seemed to suffer from a profound lack of maintenance: 1) The road circling the campground was breaking up. There were many potholes including one in front of our site approx 2' x 3' x 10" deep. I was able to avoid it, but that wasn't easy. 2) The water connection was in a box below grade. The handle on the water spigot was stripped -- I had to use a pair of pliers to turn the water on/off. 3) The grounds were not mowed. There was a lot of tree detritus (small branches, twigs, etc) all over the ground. 4) Several sites (most?) appeared to have tire tracks next to the RV blacktop pad as if RVs had difficulty maneuvering in / out of the site (I had to jockey around a bit but managed to stay on the blacktop). 5) As I walked across the circle, there appeared to be lots of tire tracks in the dirt / mud. 6) The dump station is weird. It's more like a marine pumping station, with a long hose and pump rather than a place to dump. There were connectors (with directions posted), however, so theoretically you could connect to an RV tank to dump. However, the first foot or so of those connectors were rigid so I could not get it into my motorhome bay to connect to dump. And if you accidently have spillage, there's a hose and nozzle but no place to wash it down. 7) We did not use the restroom or showers. In the men's room, there were (maybe 6) showers with a chair (was it to block the shower?). Most had a shower curtain wadded in the middle of the shower floor. We used this as a base of operations with day trips to Scottsboro and Huntsville so we really weren't in the campground much. The only way we'd stay here again is if we couldn't find another reasonably-priced campsite. - arboldt
May 2016 - $22.00
Quiet campground at a marina on the Tennessee River. Sites are moderately level, large enough. Some long-term residents. All were friendly. Staff was helpful. Dump station is a pump intended for boats. Fitting was wrong for RV so ended up spilling some and carrying the rest to the next campground. - William Custer
Aug 2014 - $18.00
Not a bad place to stay if you want to fish and boat. The main draw back, no sewer sites and it's under a canopy of trees. - TheTideRide
Jul 2018 - $20.00
Look liked the campground has just undergone a renovation, ultra wide concrete pads. Good water pressure, Cable TV hook up was available (no short term access you need a cable box), plenty of over-the-air channels available. Phone service was strong, plenty of bandwidth if you are using this for your personal hotspot. Have to agree with some of the other reviews that the grass was high, voice this to the MWR reps who informed me the contract for maintenance was every three weeks and did offer me the use of a mower.... Knowing how MWR is structured and what they have to work with , all-in-all this is a pretty good set up. - Joelbjr
Aug 2017 - $20.00
Stayed 6 weeks. Campground unkept. Grass mowing is almost nil....contracted out and only half assed mowed every 3 weeks. No edging. No weeding. No spraying for ants. Driveways all need additional gravel to level, to fill in chuckholes, etc. RV host totally useless. Water pressure extremely low. Only plus are the cement pads. - Sassygirl
May 2017 - $20.00
I've stayed here multiple times over the last decade and have never seen this park so full of RVs. Perhaps it was the Memorial Day weekend, but I'm not certain. As other posters note, the level concrete sites have full hook-ups. No need to check in if you have a reservation; just note your name on the site sign post, pull into your site and hookup. The wifi password is posted on a wall in the very clean laundry house. The wifi signal was strong. On arrival at the Arsenal if entering Gate 9, no need to go to the Visitor Center if you have an active or retired ID card. Gate entry was smooth all three times I passed through. Diesel is not sold at the nearby Exchange gas station. Self service car wash is next to the combined gas station/Class VI. - SunStar203
Dec 2018 - $20.00
The owner was very accommodating and stated that when we arrived and if he wasn't there just to pick any site. Very friendly and helpful about the area. Electric, water and sewer were good. Site was gravel but level and owner was congenial and helpful. Most there were engineers on temporary assignments to Redstone Arsenal and very quiet and peaceful. All sites had travel trailers and appeared clean and orderly. There are washers and dryers but we did not use them. Nice no frills park that we would use again. - Bobc6694
Nov 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here for a week, while surveying the Huntsville area for retirement location. We called ahead and the manager told us that if he wasn't there (having hand surgery that day), to just pick a spot and we'd settle later. It's easy to find: midway between Lacey's Springs and Morgan City, and on the west side of US-231. Mostly long-term singles/couples in this park: most working at Redstone Arsenal, but everything is neat and well-kept, and it's quiet (and no dogs running loose).
It's an older park, but water/sewer/electric are all in good repair, and there is a small building with washer/dryer (and shower still in-work). (Figuring you ought to be fully self-contained at this park.) Our site was level, and plenty long for our 35-footer and TOAD. It's not a "destination," nor would we call it "kid-friendly," but it sure is a nice place to hang your hat while visiting the area, or passing through. - johngalt
Jun 2012 - $20.00
We stayed here while visiting family that lived just a few miles away. It was a nice, quiet park. We had a pull-through site that required little leveling. No amenities here (they do have a laundry and rest room, but it is an old trailer with a bathroom and one washer and dryer). Very nice owners who live on site. We would stay here again when visiting family. - SheilaB104
Aug 2019 - $33.00
Very tight for a 40 ft motorhome. Nice view from ridge edge. Very forested, no chance for satellite signal. Verizon and AT&T signal was weak but available. Don't use your GPS to get here. Use the directions on the website. - rolltide19
Aug 2019 - $37.00
Great place with very friendly people!! Highly recommend and will definitely be back. Nice sized pull throughs, nice trails, and little camping area with each site. We were traveling with our 42 ft. 5th wheel. - Carlabob
Jul 2019 - $40.00
Really enjoyed our stay, very nice park with awesome park staff. Facilities were very clean and maintained well. The downside is there are only a few full hookups and the sites with hookups are not the ones with mountain views. This would be the most gorgeous park in the fall to see the foliage off the mountain. - Tracy Grissett
Oct 2018 - $32.00
I reviewed this park three years ago and the character of the park has changed since then. About 80 percent of the sites are now long term campers. They have also moved in camping cabins and have rental RV units available. Fortunately, the better waterfront sites are still available for short term. The three piers that used to be available for fishing are now marked for "boat owners only". There are some short term sites that are off the waterfront, but they are so unlevel, or small, they are not usable for RVs (maybe tents). The sites are gravel bordered by timbers and the waterfront sites are generally very good. The site spacing is fair, but not private. This is still a TVA property managed by an contract company. The company does a pretty good job and the staff are all friendly. There is an abundance of staff and camp hosts. Golf carts have taken over. It seems like all the long term campers, and staff members, have golf carts and there is a constant stream of them on the roads. The long term sites are kept fairly uncluttered and the bathrooms are exceptionally clean. Although the hiking trails are well marked, they have not been maintained. This campground has a "family with kids" atmosphere, although there is only a bare minimum of playground equipment in the campground. There is a small beach, a camping store with ice cream and fishing bait. Sites are power and water only - no sewer; however there is a pump-out service available for $12.72 which makes rounds twice a day. They do have a dump station, but it is slightly unlevel which results in incomplete drainage. At the time we were there, the lake was covered with weed from the shore to about 100 feet out. That made fishing difficult from the shore. There is a no website reservation capability - you must call them for a reservation. - Bama Camper
Jul 2018 - $35.00
Very nice hosts, Country store on site , Management on site . Soft serve ice cream. - Soup
Jun 2018 - $36.00
Absolutely one of our favorite campgrounds ever. The site we had was right on the lake. I could walk out the door and make a few cast and catch a fish. Everyone that worked at the park were great and willing to help with anything they could. The camp staffer that helped us with everything from the honeywagon to renting the pontoon boat was awesome. To be fair the restrooms could be upgraded but they are still very functional, especially for our needs. Roads were very good and check in staff and store staff were also exceptional. - Jimmy g
Jul 2019 - $29.00
Nice roadside RV park for a night or two. The owners were very nice. The campground is all gravel and a little hard to navigate with a big rig. Our pull through had some trees that were hitting our roof and slides. We asked to have them trimmed which was difficult for them as the used a saw with a tall ladder. I think the park needs to trim their trees before they can claim they are big rig friendly. We saw the pool, but didn't use it. I was clean but just not inviting. For the price, this park is perfect. No reason not to stay again. The power, sewer and water as advertised. Everything reached without any extensions. As noted by others, there is road noise from the adjacent freeway, but that is really why we stayed here so it didn't bother us at all. We will stay again. - WHCFULLTIME
May 2019 - $32.00
The sites here are gravel and very level. There is grass for the picnic table and a fire ring. They are a decent size. This is a small park and rustic. It is next to highway 72 so there is truck traffic noise, we are pretty insulated so noise does not bother us. The owners were friendly and welcoming as were other campers. There are a few older permanent coaches but areas are neat and clutter free. There is a pool and mini golf. Verizon reception barely there. There is a cell tower fairly close must be AT&T. Did not check laundry or bathroom. We stayed here to see tourist spots in Huntsville. I'd go back if in the area. - TravelingParkers
Apr 2019 - $28.00
First Impression: Nothing notable. Entrance road "Parnell Circle" has broken asphalt, rutted with potholes. Mini-golf course needs serious attention. Safety: no concerns. Access: US-72 about half-way between Scottsboro and Huntsville, south side of the road. From the west, there is no warning as you approach from a blind curve. At the log cabin, convenience store, signal a right turn and slow down. Make the next right past the trees. Good sign if seen from the east. Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Friendly staff, token store with snacks and souvenirs. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations not available. My price is the Good Sam discount. Facilities: Salt water pool, no spa, small fitness room, rec center. Small, clean laundry room. Four, single use restrooms/showers ultra-clean, modern, well maintained (score "A+"). Propane sales. Small, clean playground. Off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Use restrooms or laundry as storm shelter. Lightly wooded. Interior roads are narrow, gravel in good condition with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly; long coaches might have problems. A few cabins but no tent area or yurts. Sites are all nicely spaced, level, gravel, pull-through and back-in, grass between with pleasant landscaping. Pedestals at middle of site with electric 20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 4" above ground level. No patios. Picnic tables are aging and weathered. Most sites have fire rings. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 19 channels (incl ABC, CBS, NBC). Free Wi-Fi with fair coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 1 bar; 4G at 2 bars. Recycle aluminum only. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, or interstate noise, but CG is beside US-72, a major, 4 lane artery with 24 hours of loud traffic noise. Bug Report (mid April): few black bees. Runners: Gravel roads unacceptable for running. Yoga: use grass areas between sites. Conclusion: Score 8-Upscale. - StephenK
Apr 2017 - $24.00
For a park in the state park system, this park gives Alabama a bad name. The park is in a valley near the Cathedral Cavern park building. It is not very well maintained. There are no lights in the park at night. The water faucet at my site was broken and leaked badly. The bathrooms were in poor conditions with many toilets and showers not working. the sites are all gravel with little room to enter or leave the site in a large vehicle. The sites are also not level. You will need leveling pads for certain. There is no cell service in the area, no TV and no WIFI. You must go at least five miles away from the park to get cell service. The only thing we enjoyed about the park was the tour of the Caverns. This is a very beautiful cave system and a must see, but do not camp overnight at the park. - chevytrkr
Oct 2015 - $18.00
We were looking for a camp site for the night near the Unclaimed Baggage store in Scottsboro, and this was close and on the way. We arrived at the state park at night without reservations but the gate to the park and visitors center was closed. We were about to leave when a Ranger pulled up behind us and pointed out that we had passed the campground road a few hundred feet back and we could just pick a spot and pay in the morning (just watch for the small campground sign on the right just after you make the last turn to the park road). He then helped us back into one of the electric back-in sites, which were actually pretty wide and long enough to allow us to keep our 16' Camper and pickup attached.
The sites are all grass, entered from a gravel loop road. The electric and water sites appear to be back-in, and there are a few primitive pull-through sites inside the loop, mostly used by tenters and class B vans.
The restroom was well lit and clean. They hope to get a dump station next year, but there was none available at this time.
This would be an excellent spot for a visit to the nice caverns at this state park, they are just up the hill at the visitors center. - johnhag
Aug 2019 - $18.00
If you are going to the US space and rocket center this is the place to stay. You can walk to the entrance only 1/2 mile away. The sites and shaded and paved. Spacious. Price is great. - Erin w
May 2019 - $18.00
Back again for another visit to our granddaughter. Office staff very accommodating and pleasant. Site 1 is close to level, but I still had to block the driver's side wheels to get level. Bathrooms are dated but kept clean. Couple of pot holes in the road that you could bath a baby in. Otherwise, a very pleasant stay. - moderate camper
May 2019 - $18.00
This site is old and needs work. The rate is on par with the park. We were told on the phone there were no sites available. We showed up just to double check and lots of sites were open and available. Site was unleveled and muddy all around pad- red n deep. After the spot we were offered still had someone in it that never did move out. Showers barely worked and were not very clean. Barely had water to wash off. Customer service was sub par. Laundry area is locked up at night inside the office when closed at 5 so don’t count on washing laundry after your daily activities at the space center. We won’t be back until some updates are made. - Sandfrog808