This campground is a city park with narrow, pull-thru campsites that do not have much grass. The trees have been heavily pruned to accommodate slides. If you are an arborist, you will not like the way they have pruned the trees. They do not allow dogs that are Pit Bull, Rottweiler or Chow and claim that this is because of a county ordinance. The party room with kitchen is nice for club meetings. Dollar General is across the street. Down the street is a great restaurant called Portofino's (Greek and Italian food) and the I-75 indoor flea market. When you look at a map, this campground is actually located in Rossville, Georgia. It is easy to miss the first entrance driveway, so slow down when you see the sign for Holiday Trav-L-Park. The entrance and the sign are on the right side.
This campground is owned by the City of Florence. It has 3 rows of sites. One row has a view of the Tennessee River, one runs down the middle and one is next to the Tennessee River backwaters. The tent sites are right along the river. Half of the campground has tall pines for shade while the other half does not. Some of the sites along the backwater are sloped down to the water between the pads, so the ground may not be flat between you and the next site. Picnic tables are concrete and the pads are asphalt. There are no fire rings so you have to bring your own. Our antenna picked up no television channels at all and they do not have cable. The marina has a restaurant with a bar. Some sites may require 2 sections of sewer hose. It is best to plan your route so that you do not have to drive through downtown Florence, because of a right curve to Rt. 20 that is not well labeled just before the bridge over the Tennessee River. The park is right off of AL SR20 (Coffee Road). The park has a fishing pier and disc golf. Downtown Florence is very nice with restaurants and upscale shops. The home of Helen Keller is in nearby Tuscumbia, Alabama and has "The Miracle Worker" outdoor drama in June & July.
Wonderful campground with large, wide, long sites lined with tiny gravel and lots of grass between sites. Each site has a long table with a roof, a fire ring, a grill, a lantern stand and a small table. The sites on the Caney Fork River have a wooden fence at the back of the site and a hill down to the river. We only got 3 PBS TV stations with our antennae. Very quiet and relaxing. We saw several men who had caught trout in the river or brought their canoes or small fishing boats. The campground is right next to the Center Hill Dam. The closest grocery store is about 5 miles away in Gordonsville.
Nice park but very isolated. We stayed in area A site 8 with sewer and there was a large grassy area across the street where children played frisbee and kickball which was a little noisy around supper time. The sites have a lot of gravel and not much grass. There was no Verizon phone service. The park has a general store, but there are no grocery stores, restaurants or gas stations nearby, just miles and miles of trees. If you have any type of serious illness, I would not stay here because the closest hospital is miles away. The trails have a lot of rocks and roots. The two waterfalls did not have much water flow when we were here in mid-September.
Tims Ford has a satellite campground called Fairview Devil's Step at the end of Fairview Rd. off Hwy. 50 in Winchester. There are 38 sites with 30 amp electric & water (no sewer) and 26 of them are right on Tims Ford lake. Nine sites are paved and the rest are gravel. They do not take reservations. Checkout is 3 p.m. They are very strict about the no alcohol rule. There is one restroom that is quite old; the showers have a concrete floor with a drain. There is a public boat ramp here so you can park your boat at your lakeside campsite. This park is beautiful when the dogwood trees are in bloom in the spring. There are several nice restaurants in Winchester around the square.
It is unfortunate that this campground does not have a water faucet at each site. We stayed at site 159 in a class C, and our electric hookup was way back in the woods so we had to add an extension cord to reach it. Fortunately we had enough water hoses to reach past the next campsite and fill up our holding tank. The hiking trail through huge rock formations and up a waterfall was fabulous. The buffet at the lodge was delicious.
This campground is nice with large campsites and new, clean restrooms. We stayed at site 66 in the lower loop and it was so sloped toward the road that we used 3 boards to raise the front end of our class C and it was still not level. The street lights are not that bright, but they are kind of annoying if you want to look at the stars. The utilities are wonderful and are all contained in a concrete pad. My Verizon cell phone worked fine. The Azalea Cascade Boardwalk trail is an elevated wooden walkway through the woods and it is wonderful. The Upper Loop camping area is nicer because it has more trees. The shows at the campfire ring are very nice because they have a screen for PowerPoint presentations.