Owned by the Alabama/West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Located near MM 8.5 north of the AL/FL line on SR 137, just north of Wing. Pros: Extremely quiet (although during camp events, that might change). Restrooms and showers very clean. Bicycling along camp roads easy, fun. Beautiful swimming pool, bathhouse. Lake canoeing and paddle boats. Sand beach across lake in Conecuh National Forest. Internet available in lobby. Staff extremely friendly. Food service during camp events (fee). Sites grassy to leafy. Cons: Sites nearest the gymnasium have sewer, those opposite do not. Sewer holes, dump station in need of major upgrade. Pine cones everywhere. Some sites would be difficult to negotiate with trailer or big rig due to narrows and trees. Cell phone coverage spotty at best, better out near the highway. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is not a destination campground, it is more of a trailer park. Almost all the sites are for long term sites with some folks seeming to live there. The sites are very close to each other and some are quite messy with too much lawn furniture, etc. The people are nice, but its just not a campground, its more of trailer park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park for someone looking for a fishing get away. The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful, wonderful people to meet. The park is very cramped, very small lots, but there are a few lots big enough for large RV's. The campground also has a number of long term guest. The showers had what looked like some of the long term campers personal shampoo's and liquid soaps left in them. There is ice available on site, did not try the Wi-Fi so can't comment on that. We found this campground to be quiet even with the large number of guest, and everyone we met were very friendly. The do have a washer and dryer available. We stayed there on a memorial weekend, so the park was packed, out neighbors slide out was only a few feet from our door. Although it was cramped, we did enjoy our stay and would recommend it to someone interested in fishing the lake. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We have camped here several times in a pop-up camper and a Travel Trailer. We recommend fall or winter camping here as there are no water activities to do during the summer. There are walking trails, fishing, and paved roads for bike riding. It is great for families and group camping. There are open areas that accommodate group camping and there are more private areas that can accommodate privacy if desired. No reservations available for camp sites, so on long/holiday weekends be prepared for it to fill up quickly. Fire pits are great! Bathrooms are clean but are not in controlled temperatures. When extremely cold outside, sometimes the top is boarded up to help maintain heat. There are not stores close for those "last minute things" so make sure you have what you need. If you do not, you will have to travel about 15 miles to the closest Wal-Mart. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camp here once every few years, and it is still a great, clean campground. Water and electric worked fine. Sites spacious, fairly level to level. Trails are extensive and abundant. Excellent bicycling roads. Camp hosts friendly. Cannot beat the price. C-Spire phone service was one or two bars with back and forth 1x/3G service. Stargazing very good, easy to see the Milky Way, and galaxies looked bright in my telescope. Unlike a few years ago, the place has been discovered by residents of Pensacola, Fort Walton/Destin, Panama City, Montgomery, and Dothan, and is a packed weekend getaway. With no reservations available and a first come/serve campsite system, arriving early on Friday may be a must, or you might be dry camping in the A Loop, which would not be that bad in nice weather, and it would only be $6.00. About 70% of all campers left by noon on Sunday morning, causing a camper-jam at the only dump station. As an earlier reviewer noted, law enforcement does come through. An irritating part of this particular outing was people playing radios full blast while U of Alabama and Auburn U were playing football. The volume could have been a bit lower. Another nuisance is a handful of motorcyclists revving their motors for the sake of revving. More unnecessary noise. Nevertheless, the Great Horned Owls ruled the night. We will come again, but may take a weekday or two off to avoid the weekend crowds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the best maintained camp grounds I have used. Access to each camp site is easy and the sites on the water side are superb. If you are an angler, try the fishing. I understand there is good bass fishing in the pond and the boat ramp is good. There are two small ponds just down the road that have even better fishing. I would have given this campground a much higher rating if not for the way I was treated by the Alabama State Highway Patrol (ASHP) and the USDA Forest Service. The ASHP patrols the campground around 9:30 PM and 8:30 AM and checks each campsite. If there is no clear evidence that someone is physically on your site the first night you stay in the campground, the ASHP will issue you a ticket in the name of the USDA Forest Service. I was out late having dinner with friends in Andalusia on my first night in the campground and left at sunrise to do photography at nearby Blue Lake. When I got back to my campsite, I found a citation attached to my travel trailer. Needless to say, it ruined my day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The only developed campground in Conecuh National Forest, and it's a gem. Located near mile marker 8.5 off of AL 137 north of the Florida state line and Wing, AL. A Loop is no hookups, with water spigots and tent pads. If you want to dry camp in a small RV, you could do so for $6 per night, or $3 with a federal inter agency senior pass. The C and D loops have 40 and 25 Water and electric sites for $12 per night, or $8 with a senior pass. C and D Loop sites easily handle large RVs, back in only. Some sites are fully concrete, many others are fine gravel. There are waterfront sites and wooded sites. Wooded sites are quite private, while those on Open Pond or near it on the loops are more in the open. Space between sites is always ample. A and C loop bath houses are older, while the D loop bath house is newer and has private showers. Kept very clean. No sewer hookups, and one dump station. There are many hiking trails and bicycling the grounds is excellent. Bird watching opportunities are outstanding. Many people fish in Open Pond and other nearby sinkholes. No children's playground, so many parents bring bicycles for them. Two camp hosts on the C and D loops. Campground is dark at night and star gazing opportunities abound. AT&T service was spotty, but accessible. Only about 20% occupied. First come, first serve. If you need quiet and wind in the pine trees to unwind and relax, this is the place! We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground has four loops of which two (c & d loops) are suitable for RVs. Sites near the pond are very open having less vegetation separating the camp sites. Campsites further from the pond have more vegetation separating sites and may offer a little more privacy. My site on the C loop had 50-amp electrical service. I had to pull out an extension to reach the breaker box but I parked a little further back in the site than needed. The bathhouse between the A and C loops is small and old containing a single shower. The newer bathhouse in the D loop had private individual shower rooms. We had weak but usable AT&T phone service. The park is first-come, first-served and takes no reservations, which seems like a gamble if you’re traveling very far. Grab an envelope at the entrance, select a site and then, drop the envelope and payment back in the drop box. Read the rules when you arrive. Alcohol is prohibited. We were asked to not park on the grass even though the grass had encroached on the campsite. Open Pond is a nice, clean park offering hiking/biking trails, fishing, and relaxing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The lake is a bit low but still beautiful and some fish still biting. The early show of the morning fog lifting was a site to see. The stars were the late show around the fire ring. The hiking is good and mostly flat, winding through lakes and pines. The blue hole would be much fun to swim in, in the summer. The creek would be an amazing paddle. Level, gravel, generous, spaces. Some lakeside, some private, some woodside. Fire rings, picnic table and two lantern poles per site. Electric service is new. Few lights used wisely is appreciated by me; I want the ability to see the stars and darkness. Verizon cell and internet service was spotty at best. Shower and bathrooms. I used the older bath house but a new one is available. Both seemed clean, and shower was warm enough. Not much around for shopping or restaurants so prepare to stay, cook, and enjoy nature. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground in the pine trees! We had no trouble getting around the campground or finding a site for our 35' rig and saw several much larger rigs in the campground: fifth wheels, travel trailers and motorhomes. The roads are single lane in some areas but not a big issue. The road into the campground was fine: no issues with it being rough so perhaps it's been paved since the previous reviewer posted his complaint. The sites are large and well spaced for privacy. Each site has a large area next to the rig pad with picnic table, fire pit and two lantern poles. The D loop is the one that can easily handle larger rigs but it is the least private loop. We didn't find that a problem as the sites are so widely spaced out and large that you don't feel cramped plus we backed up to the pond which is a very pretty view! You cannot make reservations here as it's first come, first serve. It's also self pay but a ranger and a host check each campsite. We will definitely put this campground on our list to return to and stay longer! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is a really nice area. Has a mix of campsites that range from private with lots of shrubs around them to more open and close to the lake. Bath rooms are clean and in good shape. Lots of trails and several small ponds good for fishing. Some mountain biking trails as well. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
As usual this park is a very nice place for a quiet get away. We recommend the D Loop because it has the newest bath house. The sites are level, rocked or concrete. Can't say enough of how much of a gem this little park is. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great rural park with large sites and peaceful lake. No suggested for rigs over 40 ft. due to narrow access road but passable for all other RV's. Honor system for collection of fees. Good area around lake to walk, fish and just relax. Many campers from within 2 hours use park regularly but no long term stays. GPS not particular reliable but call park on way in and they will give directions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located in Conecuh National Forest, Open Pond is at mile marker 9 on SR 137, or about seven miles north of the town of Wing. It is well south and west of Andalusia. Pluses: Extremely well maintained and clean. Bathhouses are spotless. Good separation between sites. Most sites are leveled with gravel (in the "C" and "D" loops only). Several are concrete for disability access. A number of sites are water front and many more are water view, some are in the woodlands and very private. Picnic tables and lantern hangars at each site. Bicycling in the campground is exceptional. Quiet. Easy access from SR 137. Dump station at front of campground is new. Wildlife abundant. Electric motors only in the lake. Minuses: A small store is nearby with limited hours (about 2 miles away), but it closes early. Make sure you bring your supplies. NOTE: The "A" loop is primitive camping, and the "B" loop is for scout groups. We will be camping here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice camp ground. Some sites are very private and other are out in the open. It is a very pretty area with lots of hiking and biking trails. The lake is a level is low though but did not take away from it being nice. There is a small town store to get ice and what not if needed. We stayed in the D loop. Sites are level with gravel and there are a few concrete slabs also. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a clean well kept campground that is out of the way and very quiet. Great stop off for a recharge after a long drive. There are four loops: A is for primitive camping, B is for groups and Boy Scouts, and C AND D are for RV's and tents. The comfort station on C loop has one shower per gender, whereas the one on D loop has two per gender and one for unisex. All the sites are nice, and level. There are a few that are fully concrete. You'll really enjoy this campground, try it on a trip through the area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a National Forest Service park, located in the Conecuh National Forest. This is a wonderful park, within driving distance of Andalusia and Florala AL. The park is very clean, well maintained, and a great place to spend a quiet weekend camping. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We have once again stopped here on our way to Florida for the winter. Since the new ownership has taken over a few years ago, the place has really changed for the better. They now have cable and wi-fi and set up a disc golf course and even for us old folks, it was fun to play. A nice way to get a little exercise and have a little fun. Camp host was most helpful and helped us back in to our site, as we arrived after dark. They also have pull-through sites available, we wanted a waterside site. We will definitely drop by again on our way back north and will stay a little longer also. Fishing should be better in March. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great little park. The parking sites are as wide as any park I have ever been in, with plenty of nice grass for you and your pets. Out site was level and free of trees that might interfere with a satellite antenna. I let the manager know I had a satellite dish so he made sure to give us a suitable parking area. All of the interior roads and parking areas are paved asphalt. It was a very quiet and clean place to relax for a night or a week or so. The manager is very friendly and helpful. The only problem we had was following the GPS directions. They wanted to take us down a road with a 2 ton limit bridge. IF your GPS tries to take you using any road other than county road 59, you may have to turn around and go regroup. Click on the map on this review and you can find your way there. We will stay at this park again and would be willing to drive out of our way to stay here again. It truly is a jewel. I would have rated it higher, but it does not have sewer for a full hook up. There is a dump station as you exit the park. Our cost includes the Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is being improved each time we visit. We usually visit it on our way to and from Florida. 3- 4 years ago, it was getting unbearable: loud people, too many visitors that stayed to long, etc. These past 2 years, there is new management and the improvements are wonderful. The bathrooms are clean now, the campground is cleaner, and the riff-raff is gone. The camp host is friendly and helpful and is glad you are there as a guest. It wasn't like this before. The improvements are very noticeable and are very welcome also. I rate this campground as one of the best on our trip to and from Florida every year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground, they have several sites right on the lake and about 12-14 pull thoughts off he waterfront. The camp host were very friendly and helpful. The campers are mostly local, and were very friendly also. They also have a nice swimming area with a paved boat ramp. The showers and bathroom were clean. The weekend we were here they had a family union in their clubhouse and everyone seem to be having a good time, cooking out, kids playing on the playground. A pleasant time all around. We camped here in a Motorhome.