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Old 09-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Campgrounds on I-65

Looking for safe, nice clean campgrounds on I-65 from Indianapolis, to the gulf coast. Leaving Michigan end of October. 36' MH with tow car.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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If you have a GPS that allows you to put in your own POI's (points of interest) you can go to this site: Popular POI Files | POI Factory
and download these files and more:

All campgrounds and RV parks in the US
All walmarts, Pilot and Flying J's in US
All rest areas

and much more. Then you can pull them up on your GPS and find "lets say" an RV park 90 miles down the road. You can then give them a call (telephone numbers are included) and book your reservation.

We do this all the time when we travel but most often we only stay in Walmart parking lots because we like to leave VERY early in the morning.

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Old 09-21-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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Depending on which way you are going on the gulf coast, if you take 231 to go east, there is a nice campground in Ozark/Ft. Rucker. ( I think it is now a KOA )
We have also stayed on Music Valley Drive ( KOA and Yogi Bear ) and also a little closer to you is a nice KOA in Bowling Green, KY. We live in south central Ohio, and prefer I-65 to the more hilly eastern routes.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Look up the Alabama state parks along your way, (in Alabama, of course). We have stayed at Joe Wheeler in North Alabama, Oak Mountain near Birmingham, and Gulf State Park near Mobile. They are all very nice, reasonably priced, and have full hook-ups - including sewer taps at each site.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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We've stayed here a couple of times passing through, nice place and good people.
Texas "T" Campground in Tennessee
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:04 AM   #6
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Gunter Hill COE, about 8 miles west of I-65 at Montgomery AL.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #7
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Thank you all for the information.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
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I-65 campgrounds

I like Rickwood Caverns State Park north of Birmingham. It's maybe 10 minutes off the interstate but good facilities.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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I've stayed at Cave Country Campground in Cave City, KY while passing through on I-65. Nice clean campground & easy to get into and out.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:23 AM   #10
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South of Birmingham at the Hoover exit, Birmingham South RV Park, further down I-65 in Alabama is Dandy RV/KOA, Clanton, AL. Both are right off the interstate and good overnight stop overs.
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Texas T exit 27 Tennessee nice overnight or longer stay. Less than 1/2 mile off interstate. Good Sam park.
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Going South on I-65 and trying to find good campgrounds is sometimes a problem for us. There are a few that are pretty good and a few that are not so good. We have started staying at a few of the Walmart parking lots when available. The other times, there are a few campgrounds that are close to the Interstate that are easy to get into and have good facilities. We are currently staying the night @ Montgomery South Campground @ the 158mm.. It is a Passport America campground and is very clean and easy to get into. PA price is $21. There is not much here except the campground, but it serves our needs. It is good for a overnight stay.
South of Nashville you will not find any campgrounds acceptable until the 27 mm. Texas "T" is a really good overnight stop.
We have stayed at several of the other campgrounds on this route and didn't want to return to them. They were either too far from the Interstate or weren't acceptable.
Good luck with your trip south.
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IMHO, stay away from Point Mallard in Decatur Alabama. Kids running wild, dogs tied to trees. City Park but seems to have residents or semi-residents. Was going to stay 2 days based on the ads, got out real early after one night.
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In Greenville.Ala at exit 130 is Sherling Lake Park and Campground...it is quite a neat little F/H park...get site 1 if it is open...4 miles from I-65...Chuck
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