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Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site

Wetumpka, Alabama


2521 W Fort Toulouse Rd
Wetumpka, Alabama 36093
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 39
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.50782
Longitude: -86.25155

Elevation: 173' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We absolutely loved this campground on the banks of the Coosa River. We were here to paddle the Coosa so really were not expecting much of the campground. We were pleasantly surprised with how pretty and quiet it was. Our site was large and right on the river. There was not a safe way to get down to the river from the site, but there is a boat ramp just a mile or so away. The bath house was very old, dated and worn. It was cleaned daily but it just really needs more attention than that. If it were remodeled, it would be a park you couldn't beat. But, then it might not be quite so cheap either! We would be back, even with the condition of the bath house. The gate is locked at sunset so make sure to call ahead for the code, if needed. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Visit Coosa River Adventures for a great outfitter who will help you kayak down the Coosa!!

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night while passing through area. Called ahead. No reservations but they say they are never more than 3/4 full. Check in was easy. Friendly office staff. The campground is a gigantic circular road with the bath house and a huge grassy lawn in the middle. You just drive through a pick one. Some not long enough for big rigs but we saw many big rigs. Ours was tight between trees but manageable. Lots of shade. Some sites with no fire ring. Waterfronts have views but too steep to get to river. Very quiet except for occasional F-16s from the ANG. Feels like you are very remote but the drive to US 231 and shopping is less than 10 min. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If you want a fire be careful to choose a site that has a fire ring. Build in some time to tour Forts Toulouse and Jackson, both an easy walk from the campground. Beyond Fort Jackson beautiful trails lead down to the confluence of the Coosa and Talapoosa Rivers to form the Alabama River. Great hike.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed there 5 days. Old campground, paved sites...very shady, even in the winter. Campground is quiet and out of the main stream. Water and electric, have to use the dumping station. Very few RV's here in December... At $15 a nite--you can't beat it for a stopping off place. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

3 miles up the road is a post office, several fast food restaurants, etc. Montgomery is only about 15/20 minutes away.

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Small mostly wooded campground at the junction of the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers. The campground consists of a large circle around an open field surrounded by woods. The inner sites have a good view of the sky for satellite reception. There is an 1830's cottage that serves as museum and park office. There is a display at the site of the first fort as well as a recreation of of the 1751 fort next to the campground. Most interesting to us were the pair of replica Creek native American homes. On the downside the rest rooms are in serious need of renovations. The men's showers were partially collapsed and two of the four were closed. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 219
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

The bathrooms were quite dirty. There are some permanent residents there. No problem with them. As a matter of fact, they were friendly to all. This campground was not very full. If you need a base near Montgomery, give this a try. If you don't need sewer and bathrooms, you can't beat it! It's also very close to the casino. Just a heads up, the casinos in Alabama all have the bingo slots. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely setting. Big trees, lots of Spanish Moss. Sites are spacious enough, and most asphalt pads are nice and level. Very quiet. Most sites are large enough for our 37' 5th wheel, but some require you to park your vehicle at a slight angle, to fit in the space. Our space backed up on Lake Coose, which seems to be a popular fishing lake. If we are back in the area, we will definitely stay here again. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Lots to see and do in the area (including Montgomery, AL, which is about 20 miles away. Lake Coose seems to be a popular fishing area, based on the number of boats we saw.

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

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We live in Montgomery so Ft. Toulouse is only a 30 minute drive for us and weekend camping there is something we do often. We love the size of the camp ground and the camp sites are large and always clean. I will admit that there are some sites that hold water after a good storm, we have never had a problem. We never get tired of exploring the two forts and walking trails. Everyone there is polite and friendly and we will continue to go there. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Wal-mart, Winn-Dixie and other stores are less that 10 minutes from the campground. Also if you need extra entertainment, Wind Creek Casino is just down the road, less that 5 miles.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful well-kept Campground. Lots of big shade trees with Spanish moss. Sites are well spaced. Peaceful at night. Host on-duty could not have been nicer. We got there after dark and he came and unlocked the gate for us. Helped us back into a campsite. Some sites available along the river bluff. Very pretty.

Some neat history at the campground. Replica of American and French Fort and an Indian dwelling all within walking distance of the campsites. Nice walk in the fall but would have been very hot looking at the forts in the summertime with no shade. No information posted on the history and not a lot to see. Brochure with a little history available in tiny "museum" which consisted of two display cases, again without labels or information.

Camping areas were great. Kind of fun too walk around at the fort area but would not make it a destination.

We stayed here one night on our way through to Florida and would stay there again. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

One of the hosts put out corn at his site for the deer at night. Was really neat to watch them come up and eat. Our kids especially enjoyed seeing the deer so close.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful (and at this time of year) very quiet park. We have seen all varieties of birds, squirrels, and even an armadillo over our coffee this morning! The only downside is that the water pressure is very low, and there is not septic, only a dump station. TV reception is pretty good, ATT is about 1/2 bars most of the time. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Rate above is at monthly w/senior or military discount. Very peaceful location w/good, level asphalt sites (back-in only) and roads. Good city water with slightly low pressure. Very good electric. Heavy leaf fall: a leaf blower is very handy here for clearing your site and also for clearing the slide tops before departing. (Very congenial camp host keeps vacant pads cleared, but we prefer more than just the pad cleared). Satellite TV is possible with careful site selection and/or a mobile dish. Good over-the-air TV reception. Good Verizon 4g signal. Central bathhouse is nothing fancy, but is clean and nicely heated. Squirrels and deer are seen almost daily. Tables, grills, and fire rings at sites. We will stay again. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

What a beautiful little park. Very quiet, yet close to town. Probably the best voltage we have ever had. Ran very close to a full 30 amps and never dropped below 119V. While the park is on well water, the attendant informed us that they are switching to city water in the next few weeks, which would explain the hardware sitting in the woods. There are a couple of river-view sites, but water access is difficult due to being on a 30 ft bluff over the river. Sites are large and level and hosts are very nice. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This is our home base park when not traveling. Most previous reviews are pretty accurate. You will need a good water filter here because it is well-water and can be muddy at times. We use an inline filter and a Brita pitcher inside for drinking water. Bathrooms could use a refresh, but are kept pretty clean. Staff and regulars are friendly and very helpful. Rate reflects the monthly long term rate. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects "long term" monthly rate. This is a very pleasant location with good tree cover. With some care in site selection, roof top satellite TV is possible. Electric connections are in good repair, and voltage is stable. Bathhouse/showers are OK: best thing there is the heat! Water is OK, but rust colored. No sewer at sites, but good dump station. Long-term sites are available with agreed on background check. Gate is locked 10pm-6am. We would return, but will have TWO sediment water filters next time. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

As mentioned, very peaceful, beautiful campground. We stayed 3 days and didn't want to leave. Camp caretaker was very friendly and accommodating. We'll be back when in the area. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

I basically agree with the last reviews, I just want to add that if at least one in your party is 62 or older the rate goes down to $11.44, very good value for the money. This rule applies also to out of state visitors. We camped at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

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