Our site was in area C which has recently been upgraded to full utilities and right on the Little River. We were able to tube right up to our camper and had lots of space for the kids. Other than maybe 3 or 4 sites at Little River campground, this in our opinion is the best campground in the Townsend area. There's more grass and roomy sites than any other campground in the area. Amenities with full hookups including cable tv & wi-fi internet. The pool was nice and over all the experience was great. Playground wasn't as nice as Little River and neither was the entrance(s) to the river. However, neither of these were any real issue and the roomy sites with lots of grass made up for that. We'll be back to camp here again.
Truly one of the nicest campgrounds that we've stayed at anywhere. Huge wooded sites right on the lake with paved roads, swimming beach & all for a great price. We would have given it an 11 if there would have been sewer hook ups! Very nice proximity to Nashville's activities. Lots of baby ducks visited our site while we were there.
We stayed in this park for 4 nights while in Lake Charles on business. This park is a real treasure in the Lake Charles area. convenient to most things, yet it's very large and makes you feel like you are away from it all. Hurricane Repairs are still underway and much of the park is closed. However, there are still lots of trees & shade. No pool, but there is lots of wildlife considering where you are... deer, coons, alligators etc. Lots of room to bike ride or go for walks. Nice playground area for kids. Only real negative is that the sites can be tight to get into for a large RV. Our 30ft toyhauler was pretty tight to maneuver. Also, utility connections can be a real pain. Sewer hose will have to run under the RV at many sites. You could also may need extended power cords & water hoses. If you need to a place to stay in Lake Charles, it's worth a stop for sure... In fact, it's worth a visit if the opportunity arises.
I have mixed feelings in rating this campground. It's obvious that this was once a truly grand place before Hurricane Ivan. Two years later and the sites are nicely redone and the surrounding community is back together, but the park will not be the same for many years. It appears that most of the trees were taken out and those that are left are unhealthy due to the salt water that came in. Consequenlty, most everything looks dead or dying and there is no shade to speak of. I think that after two years, the website should post current pictures. We probably would have tried somewhere else to stay. Only four of the bath houses were operational. The camp store is still not open due to some insurance battles. Bugs were minimal as they sprayed regularly. The workers were not all that friendly. No electric scooters for kids or anything else for that matter except a bicycle. They enforce with vigor. My daughter still thinks they're coming after us everytime she sees a pick up with lights on top! With all of that said, the location is great. This is a very large Alabama State park that has very spacious sites for a variety of sizes and is located within a mile or two of the wonderful beaches. Orange beach and the attractions are within a few more miles. All of the sites are large with full utillities. Prices seem high for tenters and a little on the high side considering the condition, services (ie. bath houses/store). However, you never feel crowded and you can imagine what this place used to be like and how it will be in another 5 years. That's probably when we'll try it again then. For now, we'll be back to Gulf Shores, but we will try a different campground with a pool for the kids until things grow back at the state park.
If you are looking to stay close to the tourist areas of Nashville, TN then relative to the other two campgrounds this is the best or atleast equal too. Everything was clean and seemed updated. Our site was a pull through with W/E and we had no problem getting around with our 30+ft TT. Things are a bit tight for my personal taste, but we knew that when we decided to stay in Nashville, rather than further out. Fortunately, it wasn't very crowded due to the time of year I suspect. There's lots for the kids to do...pretty much the same as Jellystone - two pools, playground, game room, Putt Putt Golf etc. Also, the WiFi was fast & easy to use. I wish that there was more space & the prices cheaper rates, but this is what you get in town. We would stay there again anytime.