January 2, 2023 - reviewed by Denacho Shop
We Keep Coming Back
Been coming here since 2016 (my original review under Denise). We love the camping and biking here. They were slated for upgrades in 2022 but that got pushed back and finally approved per camp staff, so hoping they get it in 2023. Staff have always been wonderful and a big part of why we love camping here.
As of this posting, some sites are full hook up some not. We had ample 30 and 20 amp, water and sewage. We were right across from pavilionso wifi was perfect! Very quiet at night.
*** NOTE ***
GPS often directs you to come in North/Back entrance off Hwy 119 and Oak Mountain Lake Rd . We dont advise that as gate is often locked after 5p and there is nowhere to turn around. It appears they are rebuilding a new location for gate so you can turn around but as of this post, you would have to back down the steep hill. Use either exits off I-65 (#242 or #246 I believe) and come in the South entrance off Oak Mountain Park Road.
January 22, 2022 - reviewed by JessJackJamesM
Huge State Park
We stayed in site #12. It was paved. We have a 36ft 5th wheel. It was tight. The camper fit, but our truck had to be parked sideways at the street. We noticed many of the sites were very close to the street and should've been set back more. There were lots of trees. We reserved 7 nights, but only stayed 2 due to severe weather favorable for tornados. The campground is towards the back end of the park. Takes about 15 minutes to drive in/out, but once you're out, it opens up to city life with lots of shopping and eating choices. Bathrooms were old and for one person only. We hiked to Peavine Falls within the park. It was beautiful! We also visited the Alabama Wildlife Center in the park. It was not impressive. The poor birds had zero habitat in their enclosures. We might or might not come back to this park. Not really impressive, other than it's size.
June 27, 2021 - reviewed by Br549
Wont Be Back
Campground in need of updating, poison ivy everywhere, and need weed whacking, outdated restrooms , nasty and only one shower per building. 30 amp only, not many fhu sites, and for the taxes you pay should be very nice but not, we stayed on A10, which was converted tent site parking into a rv site with hook ups on wrong side
September 22, 2019 - reviewed by David H
Stayed in A 17. Left a picture of the level site 30 amp service. Bring ant spray to protect against the only thing that caused me any grief. The park is beautiful and I will be back.
September 8, 2019 - reviewed by Carla
This park is very clean and quiet. Our site was roomy on all sides (#14) & pull-thru. The park is enormous with lots to do. We would stay here again!
August 5, 2019 - reviewed by Cote
So Much To Do!
This park is terrific for hiking, cycling (both road and off-road), kayaking, etc. We stayed in the A25. The site had a raised terrace type area with a grill and a picnic table and a partial view of the lake. We did not use the bath house. It is only 30 amp service though.i would give the park an overall 5 stars because there is so much to do!
July 12, 2019 - reviewed by Happy Camper
All hookups are 30 amp, there are no 50 amp sites.
Walking distance to lake can be anything from 2-15 minutes depending on where you are parked. Bathrooms old and not nice. There is a washer and dryer room, also pretty dirty.
May 3, 2019 - reviewed by Marlo’s
Stayed in B19 and it was nice having restrooms right across from us. Park wasn’t too busy, but there were people. It was very quiet even during the day.
We drove over to the lake where they have an awesome beach and welcome center. There is also a wildlife area where they are housing a golden eagle a few owls. Very nice park. The people are very friendly
As for bathroom facilities, they are older and there was only one shower.
The electric breaker went off a couple times, and we lost water pressure once...but it didn’t last long and we were not inconvenienced much by it.
Nice space between spots and nice for walking the dog.
Have never seen a more beautiful forest.
Nice trails, but a bit away from the campgrounds.
Wear deet or expect to be eaten alive.
April 21, 2019 - reviewed by Roger LaClair
So Much Potential
For a park of almost 10,000 acres I expected a larger campground, but not to be. We only have a 19’ trailer and our site used all of it with little room to put chairs on passenger side. There was a nice area at the back of our site with a table and fire pit. We were in loop A which was better than loop B where it looked like campers were just thrown anywhere with no privacy! On the positive side - you probably won’t find a park with more going on anywhere in Alabama and the staff was awesome!
March 18, 2019 - reviewed by Francesca
Noisy Diesel Engine Pump
It is probably a very important piece of equipment for the good of all campers, but it is really noisy and it may be on for hours during the day and night. So just be aware of that if you are looking for peace and quiet. We were on pull through campsite 63. The pump is in the tent area. We could hear it in the middle of night with all our windows shut.
February 1, 2019 - reviewed by Clay M
Lots Of Activities In The Park
Campground was perfect. Older but it works. Park has lots of hiking and biking trails as well as bike lanes on the paved road. Golf course is enjoyable walking. Fairly flat. Many lakes and had some luck kayak fishing. The park also has cable wakeboarding. Did not try.
We had camp site 47 pull through. No problems with our short travel trailer. Picked up 15 or so channels with antenna. Staff in all areas very friendly and helpful. Bath houses were acceptable but not glamorous.
Ps. If your camping there is no park entrance fee saving you 5.00 per person.
September 12, 2018 - reviewed by Jeremy
Needs To Be Updated
Not to bad of a place really nice people there... grass needs to be cut and all the bathrooms and showers need to be badly updated ..... sucks if you dont have a sewer spot... but all in all a good place..
June 25, 2018 - reviewed by Chris
Great For A Weekend!
We recently went to Oak Mountain and it was nice. Most of the pull thru sites are very close the the road but it didn’t bother us. No problem with hook ups and the park personnel were both helpful and very nice. The park has several beaches on the lake and a petting zoo that our girls enjoyed. This will be a campground we go back to again and again!
June 5, 2018 - reviewed by Cruising Crusader
We stopped for one night on our drive from Mobile to Nashville. The campground is about 10 miles or so off I-65 but, well worth the drive. We were Walk-ins, arrived on a Monday and there were ample sites. The Check-in process went smooth, staff was friendly. Arrived at our pull-through site (#16) and there was no picnic table. The 30 amp electrical outlet needed a budgie cord wrapped very tightly around our 1yr old power cord, we kept losing our a/c. The electrical box is in need of repair. Park staff on golf carts were very helpful with answering questions upon arrival and while departing. Our site was near laundry facilities, a pavilion with a fireplace inside and showers/restrooms. Lots of walking/biking trails. Nice size lake with a very small beach within walking distance. Very clean park. Will stay again on our return trip home! Highly recommend!
January 23, 2018 - reviewed by Dustin Gassert
Beautiful Park, Friendly Staff
Absolute beautiful park. Most sites have plenty of space between each other. Our spot was very big, with a huge fire pit area. The only negatives, are that the bathroom’s / shower house are very old and dirty, and they only have 30amp, so bring a dog bone connector.
November 7, 2017 - reviewed by Judy
Ok But For The Price Should Be Better
Lots to do in and around the park but there are not enough restrooms and they only have one shower and 2or 3 toilets in each.. they are well past their prime and as it is a busy park with not enough of them they get very dirty. The laundry rooms (2) are ashame too.1 working washer and 2 dryers.
October 24, 2017 - reviewed by Allan
Two Day Stay
Nice campground, pull thru too close to the road. Clean restrooms. Reasonable price for filling propane tank.
September 11, 2017 - reviewed by Homeward Bound
The road to it once you leave the instate is fun, but well worth it. Beautiful camp ground, well maintained, friendly staff. Would have liked to stay longer but have to get home.
April 9, 2017 - reviewed by JR.
Lots To Do
We stayed over night on our way home, there was a wreck on 65 north so we got off and stayed in site 41, on our way out in the am we noticed all kinds of stuff to do, wish we had more time to stay.
November 28, 2016 - reviewed by Denise
Great Biking, Nice People, Due 4 Update
Very friendly staff. We arrived after hours and were given clear info on where to go and what to do next day for proper check in. Our site was plenty adequate for the 2 of us and our pop-up camper. Bathrooms....thats another story. They are well past their prime and need some serious updating. Thoroughly enjoyed the mountain biking. This place is a nice hidden gem in the heart of B-ham. We will come again.
Note: there isn't actually any Wifi. We checked with staff and only wifi is when you are near golf course snack area, so be aware.
May 13, 2016 - reviewed by 5turkeys
Agree with the previous review. Will add that not all the shower houses are created equal. Seems the higher traffic bathrooms are worse for wear, but found a nice one away from the main area that had heat lamp in the shower area which made for a very nice shower. Because of the proximity of the campground to the mountain biking, hiking, and the rest of the state park would definitely come back.
March 30, 2016 - reviewed by Chuck19709
OK but not amazing
Expected better camping from such a nice park. Nice staffers. For all the acreage in the park it's a shame the campsites are so close together and campground too well lit to enjoy the stars or campfire ambiance. Price is good for off season weekday but I would go somewhere else at peak season.