Saturday, November 6, 2010

White Oak Creek Campground on Walter F George Lake near Eufaula, Alabama

This campground is about as beautiful as any I've seen. The day we arrived we had our choice of campsites and there were just too many from which to choose.  There are nearly 145 sites here and only about 20 were occupied.

We took an hour just driving and looking. You might wonder exactly how we do this as we drive around in a 41' coach with a car attached to the rear.  We usually just pull over on a flat, wide area (common in campgrounds) and detach the car. We leave the coach and ride around in the car looking at the various sites.  Considerations are 1) probable satellite reception, 2) slope of the sites (for ease of leveling), 3) direction of the sun (too much or not enough to affect the inside temperatures), 4) ease of access (we need a good amount of turning radius), and 5) placement of obstacles (will trees affect the slide-outs).  Some older campgrounds, public and private, do not accommodate newer, longer campers with multiple slide-outs.  The U.S. Army Corp of Engineer Campgrounds are no exception.  This one has paved roads and paved sites, a very good mix of trees and the spaces are not crowded together. 

We finally chose a site and set up camp.  There's a lovely full frontal view of the lake with woods on the other side.  Behind us are good, dense woods. The comfort station (bathouse and laundry) is within walking distance, and there is hardly any traffic. There are lots of birds, Canadian geese, mallard ducks and squirel and chipmunks.  Another good thing is the price $20 nightly -- but with Wayne's senior pass (50%) we pay just $10.  Here's a couple of pictures...
Sunset view from our front door

Our site.  We're virtually all alone here!

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