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Oak Mountain State Park

by Richie


Pelham, Alabama
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Yesterday I was considering an excursion to Dauphin Island, which would have involved a ferry ride with the RV. But Florida has turned cold and inhospitable, so I have pointed the coach toward home. And today I’m driving through Alabama again.

There are limited campgrounds along the Alabama I-65 corridor, and very few would offer a comfortable overnight stay by myself. Even with all my careful reviews and cross-references, I still ended up in the Deliverance Swamp Camp last week. 

So I targeted a swell-looking campground in Clanton, Alabama which was a good day’s drive from Pensacola. Pulled off the exit, had a late lunch at Durbin Farms Market, and went looking for the campground. And looked, and looked, and looked. Couldn’t find the blessed place. All the GPS systems failed me – they couldn’t locate it either. 

So back on the interstate I reluctantly went, desolately thinking I’d have to drive another 2-3 hours further north to Decatur where I camped last week.  

Half an hour later I stopped for gas at a random exit and spotted a sign for Oak Mountain State Park – only 2 miles away! I checked my Park App, and it turns out this is Alabama’s largest state park, with a golf course, equestrian park, big lake, and year-round campground. Sweet! 

So I’m settled in for the night, spared from driving after dark and camping in unsavory places. Special thanks goes out for guiding me here!




Brad March 5, 2014 - 8:47 am

Should be back in the 40s & 50s when you get here. Ever get the electrical problems figured out?

Richie March 5, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Electric is fixed – and will be put in the Stupid Female category !! Haha!

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