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Camping Tricks & Tips Hartselle AL

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Point Mallard Campground (City Park)
(256) 341-4826
Decatur, AL
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, River Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Cullman Campground*
(256) 734-5853
220 County Rd 1185
Cullman, AL
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pond Fishing, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Paul M. Grist SP
(334) 872-5846
Selma, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Gulf SP
(251) 948-6353
Gulf Shores, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Bike Rentals, Tennis, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Wilderness RV Park
(251) 960-1195
Robertsdale, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Mallard Creek (TVA-Wheeler Lake)
(256) 386-2560
Decatur, AL
Campground Availability
21-Mar thru 3-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Swan Creek Community
(256) 355-5392
Tanner, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Playground, Basketball

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Seibold Campground*
(256) 582-0040
54 Seibold Creek Rd
Guntersville, AL
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Oct 31
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Guides, Playground, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Cochrane Campground (COE-Tennessee/Tombigbee Waterway)
(205) 373-8806
Cochrane, AL
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 31-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Meaher SP
(251) 626-5529
Spanish Fort, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Saltwater Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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