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.
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.
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.
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.