Gunter Hill Campground (COE) – Montgomery AL

RATING: ♦♦♦♦♦
  • Length of stay: 4 days
  • Cost of stay: $52
  • Discount: National Senior Pass
  • Hook ups: 50 Amp Electric, water, and sewer
  • Site number/quality: #37, large and level concrete pad, gravel site with large picnic table, view of river thru the trees
  • Park quality: really nice park, paved roads in park (good for bike riding and walking), natural setting on the Alabama River. The campground has 142 sites. There are two sections: the Antioch Loop, which is older and has gravel sites without sewer, and the Catoma Loop, which is newly renovated and has concrete pads and sewer. We stayed in the Catoma Loop section.
  • Access: Not easy, 11 miles off I-65 & I-85, down county roads and city streets, including a final stretch thru a residential area. Once inside the campground, the roads are fine.
  • Connectivity: Strong Cricket/AT&T and T-Mobile, weak Verizon
  • Return yes/no?: Yes
  • Notes: Park is situated along Catoma Creek where it joins the Alabama River. The R.F. Henry Lock and Dam is a few miles downstream, and backs up the river into a series of small lakes upstream to Montgomery. The river is navigable from Montgomery all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile. The park is about 15 minutes from downtown Montgomery. We have driven through Montgomery a couple of times, but this time we decided to explore a bit. The downtown area is nice, especially the Visitor’s Center and adjacent river walk. There is a walking tour that takes you to several sites and museums around downtown, most associated with the civil rights movement. The temperature was in the 90’s during our visit here, too hot to walk. We wanted to take a river cruise, but it was booked up for the next couple of weeks. We also wanted to tour the Hyundai manufacturing facility, but it was booked up for the next couple of months! I (Becky) need to get on the ball and plan a little better. 
  • Website: Gunter Hill Campground

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