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Perilous Plants Sylacauga AL

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

DeSoto Caverns Park Campground
(800) 933-2283
Childersburg, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Playground, Mini Golf, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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River Country Campground
(256) 543-7111
Gadsden, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Portable Dump
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Golf Nearby

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Wind Drift Campground
(334) 724-9428
Shorter, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Lake Fishing, Horseshoes

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I-65 RV Campground
(800) 287-3208
Mobile, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Driftwood RV Park*
(251) 928-8233
9318 US Hwy 98
Fairhope, AL
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion

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Logan Landing RV Resort & Campground
(888) 564-2671
Talladega, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Coastal Haven RV Park
(251) 990-9011
Fairhope, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Island Retreat RV Park*
(251) 967-1666
18201 State Hwy 180 West
Gulf Shores, AL
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Lazy Lake RV Park
(251) 968-7875
Gulf Shores, AL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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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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Perilous Plants




Poison IvyPlants don’t often top the list when we think of dangers awaiting us outdoors, but they can carry defenses ranging from annoying thorns to dangerous poisons. If we don’t treat some plants with the respect they deserve, the consequences can range from uncomfortable to deadly. As your outdoor activities heat up this summer, keep these tips in mind to help ensure your outdoor fun remains happy and safe.

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac are the leading contenders in the annoying plant competition. These related plants contain a poisonous sap called urushiol, which inflicts a painful rash in 90 percent of the people who touch them. Other plants, such as Virginia creeper and milkweed, can also cause allergic reactions, although they’re rarely as serious.

There are many myths about poison ivy, oak and sumac. Let’s dispel some of them so you can have an accurate understanding of the dangers.
      •  The rash is not contagious. You cannot get or spread it without touching the sap directly.
      •  Scratching the rash and popping blisters will not spread the rash, unless you haven’t washed off
         all the sap. By breaking open the skin, however, scratching can lead to infection. Try to resist
         the itch.

PREVENTION
      •  Learn to recognize these plants in order to avoid contact. “Leaves of three, let them be” is a helpful
         saying to remind you to avoid poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has from six to 10 parallel
         leaves on each branch, with a single leaf at the end. Check out www.poisonivy.aesir.com for
         good photos and more information about these plants.
      •  Wear long pants and sleeves to prevent the sap from contacting your skin. Run the clothes through
         the laundry if there’s a chance urushiol may be on them.
      •  Hose off your dog before petting her, if she’s been romping through areas where these plants
         grow. Oil on her fur can transfer to you.
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