McFarland Park

County Park

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Mc Farland Park Road
Florence, AL 35630
256-760-6416

GPS: 34.784, -87.681

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 38
Elevation: 420 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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KnKFoster

38 5th Wheel 3500 Silverado
51 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
“Not as good as we expected ”

Reviewed May 24, 2016

Overall Rating

We read the reviews on rvparksreviews.com and thought this would be a good stop on our way North. We were very surprised when we arrived. The sites are paved and have full hookups, so that is good. The sites closest and furthest from the river are back ins and the middle ones are pull thru. Some are under trees, others are not, the trees are mostly tall pines, so don't offer any privacy but will block satellites. We opted for one not under the trees and selected a back in closest to the river, one of two available (I don't think any pull thrus were available). The pad is fairly wide, but there is a concrete picnic table on it, so it was tight for us, we were pretty close to the edge of the pad and we couldn't walk between the table and the slide. The pull thru's and the older back in's have a little more room with their tables off the RV pad on it's own pad.

When we were setting up a neighbor let us know that we should make sure our bicycles on the back of our RV were locked up, since people going to the fishing pier drive behind us at all hours. We had to be careful our bikes didn't stick out in the road, but we didn't have any problems with anyone messing with them.

The road in the campground is narrow and a little bumpy, sometimes because of speed bumps. The lots at the back seemed smaller, there were several where we wouldn't be able to park our truck, but I think our 5er would fit in most of them. There is no privacy at any site, unless no one is here. Today, the park is completely full, but at least one site was being held with a screen enclosure and a truck belonging to the site across from us, for 1.5 days.

My husband is a senior and we paid $25/night, the sign said $20/night for seniors. He questioned the lady checking us in and she said we were getting the senior rate. For various reasons, we decided to leave a day early. We were told that we wouldn't get our money back, and that was fine. Our neighbors wanted the site for his father-in-law and offered to pay for the night we already paid for. They come here often and when he paid us he gave us $20. I have the feeling we were taken by the nice lady in the office.

The location is great, very convenient to historic Florence and it restaurants. Drive a bit further and there are numerous big box stores and chain restaurants.

2016 - Be aware that the bridge closest to the park restricts trucks and RV's at the moment. Construction has lane width limited to 10' and RV's are directed to the new bridge to the east.

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


12 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 306

This Journey We Call Life would stay here again

“Time to Remodel”

Reviewed Apr 08, 2016

Overall Rating

We were here to explore Muscle Shoals and visit Helen Keller's childhood home. For some reason, the fact that we weren't a "real RV", we had to camp along the mud flats. "Real RV's" could camp facing the river. However, it was for a night and we could roll with this idiosyncrasy.

We paid for a site with electricity. The sites are paved and level. There is not much privacy/space between sites, but you can preview the available sites and make a selection that suits your needs. There weren't many campers in our section, so we had plenty of privacy. It turns out that we didn't mind the mud flats. There is a camp host on-site, that alternates between driving a golf cart and a police car to check out the large park.

The bath house was a bit rough and dreary, but provided warm showers. It was fairly quiet.

This park is now operated by the City of Florence. The City of Florence offers a small downtown to walk around with shops and restaurants. The park also offers several restaurants and a marina. There were a lot of locals who come to this park to fish and boat. There is a very pleasant walk along the river that you can take.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available

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