Chewacla State Park August 2013

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Webpage: Alabama State Park

General Description: Nearly 700 acres created by the Civilian Conservation Corps i the 1930s.  Chewacla is especially popular during the home football weekends at Auburn University with full hookups for RVs and some pull through sites.  In addition to water, electricity and sewer hookups, Chewacla also has cable TV at each site and will soon have Wi-fi connections.  The park also has hiking trails, a water fall, and a 26 acre lake with swimming facilities.  It is a pleasant place to stay close to interstate I-85 and Auburn University.

Impressions:

1) The bathroom/showers are cleaned every day, but they are dated.  The showers are heated in the winter and well lit at night.  They were trying to fix problems with the wi-fi connection when we were there but were hoping to have it functioning by the time fall football began in a couple of weeks.  We also did not have our digital TV to try out the cable connection.

2) It rained over 5 inches our second night in the park, but the camping site drained well and we had no problems with water at the site.  The daily rain for most of the week kept us from doing any hiking in the park, so I cannot comment on the condition of the hiking trails.

3) Only half of campgrounds was open as they finished up repaving the roads in the other part of the campground.  This half of the campground was about 80% full over the weekend, but had only 6-8 campers during the week.  Made for a very quiet experience with no immediate neighbors.

4) We spend most of our time trying out the features of the camper, our new Dutch Oven, and traveling back to the house or to Lowes to buy things we needed.  For instance, we bought two plastic containers to store our clean clothes in the camper under the seat at the table.  Having to go to the car to get clean clothes just wasn’t going to work.

Campsite Stump

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