Lakeside Landing RV Park, Cropwell, Alabama
If you own an RV or a trailer or a tent and a boat, then Lakeside Landing RV Park is a great place to be. Located about 30 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama, and six miles south of I-20 (Exit 158) along the banks of Logan Martin Lake, it is both convenient and a good value.
With 200 full hookup sites, mostly pull through, the park can handle about any type of rig. I saw a conversion bus, a pup tent, and most everything in between. The bath houses are adequate, though not luxurious by any means. Included in the price is also cable television showing around 60 stations. There is a boat launch, picnic area with tables and a laundry. Pets are allowed if on a leash and the owner is responsible for cleaning up after them. Wi-Fi is advertised, though we did not bring out computers and therefore did not use the service.
The sites are fairly level with most being a combination of rocks and grass. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table resting on concrete. A few trees are scattered throughout the sites, but much more shade is in the picnic area beside the lake. Our 32 foot unit with two slides fit nicely in site 135, just a few yards from the water’s edge.
A Chevron Food Mart serves as the RV office. They are well stocked with RV supplies, food and snacks. The staff was uniformly friendly and helpful. Lakeside Landing does not take reservations. It is strictly first come, first served. Their website says internet reservations are down and provides a number to call for reservations. When I called, the staff member advised they do not take reservations. With a Good Sam discount we were charged $24.75 per night inclusive. We paid in cash, but their park map indicates they take Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Lakeside Landing is a particularly good park for those wishing to combine camping with boating and/or fishing. However, we found it to be pleasant for merely watching the water activities. We camped at Lakeside Landing for the first use of our new RV. Fortunately it was a pleasant experience all around and Lakeside Landing is a park worth giving a look.