Rickwood Caverns State Park

Location: Warrior, Alabama

Webpage: Alabama State Park

General Description: The main attraction at Rickwood Caverns State Park is the limestone cave that descends 175 below the surface.  Guided tours are conducted within the cave complex and other attractions include a gift shop, picnicking, gemstone mining, camping, playground, swimming pool, and Fossil Mountain Hiking Trail.  The campground is small with only 12 sites with electric and water hookups.

Map

Impressions:

1) As mentioned above the campground is very small so be sure to make reservations if you are interested in staying here.  All of the sites are back-in, narrow, and can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet in length.  Each site does have a picnic table and fire ring at the end of the site as there is not room between the sites.   There is a single small dump station as well.

Campgrounds

2) The bathrooms are modern and heated, although they are the only bathrooms I have seen with all stainless steel sinks and toilets.  The staff were very friendly and patient as we took a look at our site before pulling our RV down into the campground.

Bathroom

3) We are not fond of caves, so we did not take advantage of the cave tour.  However, we did hike the Fossil Mountain Trail which is a 1.5 mile loop through the rock outcroppings up to the top of the hill.  There are some nice views of rocks that are suppose to contain many fossils although we did not spot any.