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Old 11-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Help! Camping in south Alabama? For one night?

We will be traveling south for thanksgiving next week. I'd like to find a place to stay one night on the road near Montgomery or Georgianna. It's about halfway for our trip and we will be leaving late would like to spend one night on the road in the trailer on our way to the Panhandle. Any ideas on where to stay near I-65? Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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Gunter Hill COE campground near Montgomery Al. This is where Green Eggs and Ham is held. Not sure if is open now, check it out.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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Deer Run RV PK south of Montgomery just off of HWY 231 near Troy, AL. Tel: 800-552-3036 or www.deerrunrvpark.com . I stop here going to and from Florida each year for the Scamp Camp in Sebring. Very nice park with pull through sites. Last year the rate was just under $30. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:43 AM   #4
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Deer Run RV PK south of Montgomery just off of HWY 231 near Troy, AL. Tel: 800-552-3036 or www.deerrunrvpark.com . I stop here going to and from Florida each year for the Scamp Camp in Sebring. Very nice park with pull through sites. Last year the rate was just under $30. Hope this helps.

I've stopped there too. Not as rustic as a state park but clean bathrooms and very convenient to access. Plus, plenty of restaurants/stores a few miles away in Troy. I'm usually going the other way (from Florida) to visit family in the Huntsville area.

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Curious if there's place just off I-65 for a late night pull over? We won't have much time. Really just need a place to crash for the night. ??


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Did you check to see if there was a Wal-Mart or a Camping World along the way? If so, call and verify if they allow overnight parking first.
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Curious if there's place just off I-65 for a late night pull over? We won't have much time. Really just need a place to crash for the night. ??


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Curious if there's place just off I-65 for a late night pull over? We won't have much time. Really just need a place to crash for the night. ??


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Perhaps you should be more specific. Are you looking for "free?" There are Crackerbarrels and Walmarts all along I-65. Alabama, like other states has signs before each exit that indicate if camping facilities are available at the exit. This really would seem to be a non-issue. There are plenty of places to make a "quick" overnight. You won't have a problem finding one. It's not like there are only two or three places to stop in the whole state.


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Thanks for your reply see CPW. This may sound crazy but I've actually never taking my camper on an overnight trip that direction.usually we just go to North Carolina and make the whole drive in one day. I didn't know Cracker Barrel offered free camping and just recently found out that Walmart did. this is good information because next summer I will be planning a long trip out west.


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couple of places

There is both a Cracker Barrel and a WalMart at the first Greenville exit. Exit 130. Also a Shoney's and large parking lot across from Shoney's, all of these are within a few hundred yards of each other. to the right when you take the exit.

You could call ahead to see if over night parking is allowed. Would not hurt to call Greenville PD if you want to stay in the big (usually empty) parking lot.
Greenville is a small town and very friendly.
Places to eat include McD, Hardee's, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Krystals, plus some I can't recall right now.
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There is both a Cracker Barrel and a WalMart at the first Greenville exit. Exit 130. Also a Shoney's and large parking lot across from Shoney's, all of these are within a few hundred yards of each other. to the right when you take the exit.

You could call ahead to see if over night parking is allowed. Would not hurt to call Greenville PD if you want to stay in the big (usually empty) parking lot.
Greenville is a small town and very friendly.
Places to eat include McD, Hardee's, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Krystals, plus some I can't recall right now.
Hope this helps.

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I have found this site useful, didn't look to see if anytning is in your area. freecampsites.net
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:45 PM   #14
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Hey Tab,

The Montgomery Gunter Hill campground is a good ways out in the boonies from the Interstate. A really nice park, but not the kind of place you want to try to find in the dark if you've never been there before. If you want to spend the night closer to Montgomery than Greenville, there are a series of I-85 Exits just 10-12 miles North of Montgomery in the Prattville area:
Exit 179 = Shoneys, Bass Pro Shop
Exit 181 = WalMart just a few hundred yards East off the interstate; Cracker Barrel to the West
Warning! Heavy rush hour traffic on weekday mornings heading from Prattville South to Montgomery.

If you get a late start or lose time on the road and want to stop sooner, there's also a Camping World at Exit 234 just South of Birmingham = Calera/Shelby County Airport with a couple other Cracker Barrels in that general stretch of the Interstate, too (they're popular around here!).
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