Belmont Park Campground In Alabama
Date Stayed: January 18-31 2020
Address: 1 Belmont Acc
Livingston, AL 35470
GPS: 32.552, -87.877
Stay Limit: 14 days
Pets Allowed: Yes
Reservations: No reservations required
Restrooms: Flush toilets
Trash Cans: Yes
Water: Potable water
Cell Service: Had 4G with Verizon & 4G with our AT&T booster.
ALWAYS research campgrounds before visiting.
Rules and regulations may have changed since we stayed there.
Potable water, flush toilets and a covered pavilion with electrical outlets all for free!
This campground is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and has a 14 day stay limit. There are clean restrooms with flushing toilets and running water. A covered Pavilion sits in the middle of camp with electrical outlets to charge your devices and is lit up by a timer switch. A spigot is placed beside the shelter with potable water. Each camping loop also had spigots, but they were shut off for the season while we were there. Trash cans are scattered throughout the campground.
Campsites available here are primitive sites which include a picnic table, impact pad, lantern holder and fire ring. There are two camping loops available with a total of around a dozen camping sites. Most spots are geared toward tenters, vans, truck campers and pop-ups. There are a couple spots for bigger rigs, but I would guess nothing over 30 feet. Camp in designated areas only and quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Place campfires in rings only and please don’t leave them unattended.
ALWAYS follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
This campground is located right on the water. There is a boat ramp that cost $5 dollars a day to launch. While we were there boaters, hunters and fisherman frequented the facility. When we first got there half of the second loop of sites was under water, You could see the lantern posts right above the water. Heard from locals this happens during long periods of heavy rains. A week later the sites were dry again.
We had a great time at this campground. Talked to many locals daily who were all extremely friendly. One guy, I wanna say Dale, visited us at least half a dozen times in our two weeks there. One day he even brought us some “good” wood for the campfire and cut up some laying around with his axe for us to use. He was great!
Only had a few other campers there during our stay and it was a peaceful stay. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. We watched a number of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets hunting fish in the river which was neat to watch. My one big disappointment with this campground is there are absolutely no trails or places to go hiking nearby.
I did want to mention that this river constantly has barges traveling on it. They float up and down the river all hours of the day and night. The noise was a bit annoying at first, but by day 2 I barely even noticed it anymore. One afternoon a barge did get stuck though. It knocked over trees and ran aground on a small island in the middle of the river. It took almost an hour, but they eventually got it backed up and headed up river again.
Word of caution though: make sure you are stocked before you go with food and supplies. The closest town is Demopolis and when you look on the map its only 5 miles away…DECEPTION! Because of the waterways it is blocked off and will take you 45 minutes to get there. They have a Wal-mart supercenter and many other places to shop and eat. Suds By Holiday Cleaners laundromat is clean and the staff was friendly.
Always follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and try to leave your camp nicer than you found it. Please research campgrounds before visiting. Rules and regulations may have changed since we stayed there.