Discovering North Alabama

With this three-month stint camp hosting in Central Alabama at the Corp of Engineer’s Foscue Creek Campground, we wanted to do some exploring.  Our friends were camping at  different parks in North Alabama, so we headed off on a couple of trips to visit them.

North Alabama is the foothills of the Appalachian mountains so this area has lots of hills, hardwood forests, and lakes.  One of places our friends stayed was Gunter Hill near Montgomery on the backwaters of the Alabama river.   Overall the park is nice – large with many waterfront sites.  Half of the park has been remodeled and has paved, larger sites and the older area is better for smaller rigs.  There is a large bathhouse with laundry facilities in each loop that are well maintained.

Gunter Hill campground

Gunter Hill campground

 

Next we took our truck camper to Honeycomb Campground near Guntersville on Lake Guntersville, a BIG bass fishing lake. For an extra couple of bucks a night we snagged a small site right on the water with a great view of the the lake and mountains.  The campground was good if you wanted to dock your boat and have it close.

Our campsite right on the lake

Our campsite right on the lake

Otherwise the sites were a little crowded and pretty pricey – $72 for two nights.  We did have a bonus while we were there – a vintage RV rally.  About 20 restored RV’s provided entertainment to look inside and talk to the owners.

Gorgeous restored trailer

Gorgeous restored trailer

 

Inside of restored RV

Inside of restored RV

Our friends took us on several drives in the Lake Guntersville area so we could get a feel for the different types of camping options.  Since we are so new to RV’s, it was interesting to see a couple of RV parks where you can buy a lot to park your RV on and/or put a small ‘port house’ on the lot too.  We are not ready to settle down yet and commit to a park – too many places to go and explore!  This week we will wrap up our volunteer stint here in Alabama and start heading west to Oregon.  We have made a ‘gulp’ six month commitment at a campground on a 6,000 acre working cattle ranch.  It is so pretty there and we will have lots of places to explore.

 

 

Huge home on wheels

Huge vintage home on wheels

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View of Lake Guntersville from mountain top

View of Lake Guntersville from mountain top

 

 

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6 Responses to Discovering North Alabama

  1. A six-month commitment – wow, you are brave. But that sounds like a great opportunity. Can’t wait to read all about that!

    Lots of good travel stops between there and Alabama. Happy Camping.

    • gconthemove says:

      You are so right – 6 months in one place is a long time. We’ve promised ourselves a week trip each month to somewhere in the 400 – 600 mile range from the park so we can explore. I’ve enjoyed reading about your trip – it sounds like it has been fabulous!

  2. Peggy and Phillip Kemp says:

    Enjoyed your post. Y’all have fun in Oregon!

  3. Keith says:

    Have a great trip to Oregon!

    • gconthemove says:

      Thanks Keith – if you are out on one of your long journeys, we’d love to have you stop in. There is an RV for rent here and I’ve heard bicyclists and motorcyclists rent it.

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