Just found out my son is going to UA for grad school!!
It is a long way from home and we need some places not to far from campus to make a trip out of dropping him off in August. Then, maybe a place or two within a few hundred miles worth a couple days after we finish at the school. If you would be so kind as to help out a Northerner! Thanks!Oh, and "Roll Tide"
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Deerlick Creek Campground (COE) Tuscaloosa. Read reviews on www.rvparkreviews.com , Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Water, electric, 50 amp, no sewer but dump station.
Also Lake Lurleen State Park is nearby at Coker, but the last time we drove thru it wasn't being kept up. Broken asphalt, unlevel sites, 30 amp service. No sewer, dump station.
You can get to Pensacola or Panama City if you want the beaches. New Orleans is about 300 miles from there. Depends on what you like to do and the amenities you want and how much you want to spend.
As we say in the South "Ya'll Come"
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Consider Lake Lurleen State Park just west of Northport.
And about 40 miles north on I 59 is Tannihill Historic
State Park, my favorite place. Look at these on
rvparkreviews.com, and P M me with questions.
Also, at that site, look under Tuscaloosa for other
choices. A comment on the previous submittal about
Deerlick Creek C O E campground........I LIKE that
beautiful place !
L NORMAN WADDELL
30 FOOT ALLEGRO
WIFE AND 2 DOGS SUGAR BEAR & COCO BEAR
After you leave Tuscaloosa you could come up I-59 to either DeSoto SP near Fort Payne AL or Cloudland Canyon near Trenton GA. Desoto State Park has 50 amp service WES with cable, Cloudland Canyon has 30 amp WE. Also Monte Sano in Huntsville AL, they have some sewer sites, don't recall if they had 50 or 30 amp electric service
X2 on both Desoto State Park and Cloudland State Park up on the Look-out mtn.
Desoto was redone a couple of years back and we havent been there since the over haul. Took them almost a full year to get rebuilt so it probably is real modern uptodate place now. It was great before too... They have a lodge on the grounds there and really know how to serve some fine meals.
Cloudland is really nice when the leaves change colors in the fall. Outstanding views of the canyon. We always camp there on the West Rim and most all of the sites there have a deck rail fences around the picnic area. That is kinda neat.
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Being a northerner, ya'll need a little football education before venturing out. Draw an imaginary horizontal line across the state that runs half way between Tuscaloosa and Auburn. Everyone north of that line is an Alabama Football fan. Everyone south of that line is an Auburn Football fan.
I have a friend that was born in Luverne, AL., well south of the line, but he's a 'Bama fan. Some members of his own family won't speak to him during football season. No kidding. To be on the safe side, don't wear a 'Bama sweatshirt south of that line.
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Lake Lurleen is open all year where as Deerlick Creek closes during the winter months. Just thought I would mention that if you take a winter trip south and swing by to say Hi on your return back north. After dropping your son off, you may want to pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway and travel that up to Nashville. It will take you out of your way but it is an enjoyable trip. ROLL TIDE!
Desoto was redone a couple of years back and we havent been there since the over haul. Took them almost a full year to get rebuilt so it probably is real modern uptodate place now. It was great before too...
It's better, and worse. The lower loop was reworked more than upper loop. The sites are larger, more level. And you have all new wiring, which was needed. Plus sewer and cable TV. Some really nice new bathhouses. They also added a 2nd row of pull thru sites. The down side is you don't do that much work without really changing the landscape. Gone is the stonework from the CCC days. And lots of shade. To me the woodsy feel just isn't there anymore.
GA rewired & replumbed the West rim at Cloudland, but you would never know it. They also rebuilt the East rim and timbered the sites, still have most of the shade canopy.