I really enjoyed my stay at Joe Wheeler State Park. The camp sites were well placed and far enough apart to have some privacy. The bath houses were spotless. The campground had lots of shade. Plenty of paved roads for people to ride bicycles on. I will definitely be back.
The State park is well laid out. My only complaint(a small one) is the campground has the camp sites too close together (kind of reminds me of a KOA). We were lucky to have friendly neighbors or it would have been a bad experience. The camp site we had was really close to a bath house. The bath houses were placed well through the campground. They were spotless. The volunteers work really hard to keep them clean so I overlooked the smell of dead fish the first day due to someone (probably a child) leaving fish remains in the trash. The campground had all of the things expected of a state park. You can also get Wi-Fi at the lodge. This campground has beautiful views of Lake Guntersville with breath taking sunsets. We will definitely be back. I was told the campground was due for an upgrade. When / if this happens the campground well be top notch.
We pulled in, looked around, and pulled right back out. This park, though advertised in tourist brochure and looking wonderful, was actually a little scary. It was located in the industrial area of the town, behind a quick-stop and run-down "seedy" looking motel. The few campers we saw there looked to have been there a while and the pool was surrounded by a fence, barely visible from the overgrown weeds (waist high). Pull throughs were advertised. However, the ones we found were unlevel and we had to pull through one to exit the very small park. We did NOT feel safe there and opted to leave. WE DID NOT STAY.
We loved this state park. The park rangers were very nice and helpful. Though there's not a pool, there is a "swimmin" hole which is actually more like a pond. There's also a trout area for fishing and license can be bought as you enter the park. We hiked beside the Colorado River which was a definite plus. Along the hiking area, (which I believe is also the pet walk area) there were also "walk-downs" where you could walk a few feet from the path to get to the river and pick up stones or feel it's coldness and strength. The main bathhouses were nice, but the vault bathrooms reeked terribly.
This is a wonderful RV park if you have a family. The swimming pool has lifeguards that monitor both the pool and hot tub. Their water park and amusement park are both easily accessible. It is NOT the place for privacy but amid the parks and traffic, it is quiet.
This is an excellent family oriented campground. One can hike, rappel, climb, etc. It's a very beautiful area for those that love nature and want to be surrounded by it. All showers were nice, and only one was a "pay" shower. It was newly installed and about a $1.00 for 4 minutes.
Sam's Town RV Park was by far the best campground on our trip. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The RV Park was very well organized and clean. The Restrooms/Bathhouses were very clean. The pool and Hot Tub were great as well. The laundry facilities were great. I also liked the Sam's Town Security who made patrols at night. The Shuttles to the strip and Downtown were a great addition to the amenities. The only thing I found wrong(which was minor) was the fee for the use of WiFi. We will stay there again.