Lenoir Landing Park In Alabama
Date Stayed: February 10, 2020
Address: Lenoir Landing Road – Toxey, AL 36921
GPS: 31.856054, -88.159874
Stay Limit: 14 days
Pets Allowed: Yes
Reservations: No reservations required
Restrooms: Pit Toilet
Trash Cans: Yes
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.
Lenoir Landing Park is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and has a 14 day stay limit. There were spigots, but no water flowing from them. From comments I’ve read on freecampsites.net water hasn’t worked for years. There is one pit toilet, but it was rank and the door is messed up. I got stuck in there for a minute and kinda freaked lol. So no dump, electric or in my opinion no bathroom. This is true primitive camping, but ironically with trash cans.
The sites have a picnic table and fire ring and there are maybe a dozen in total. There are two sections for campers to use. The sites in the first area have incredible views of the river. The second set , which is located near the boat ramp, is surrounded by trees and doesn’t offer much of a view. The section by the river has one pull thru spot and the best view and is of course the one we chose.
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.
A boat ramp is located at the back section of the campground. The river is available for boaters, but a little rough for those with a canoe or kayak. Luckily there is a lake to the left of the boat ramp for those with smaller craft, according to a local. We only got to spend one night so we didn’t get a chance to kayak.
The local girl scout troop constructed a hammock area which was the first time I had ever seen one. It was so cute and wish I would of had a chance to use it.
This place seems like it might be a party place for locals on the weekend though. Even though there are trash cans the ground was littered with cigarette butts and beer bottle caps. I had a feeling we would be filling up more than one trash bag while we were there.
We were not planning on coming to this campground, but that day we were forced to evacuate Old Lock 1 because of flooding. We were told that we could stay at Lenoir, but would likely be flooded in for a week with no way out. We had enough supplies and were fine with staying. Having a whole campground to ourselves for a week to fish, kayak and hike sounded amazing to us. Once again Mother Nature had other plans.
In the morning while Jamey was walking Dexter a local said the weather had changed and if we stayed we could be stuck up to 3 weeks. We didn’t have supplies for three weeks so we had to pack up Frankenstein and flee again. The water was rising over the road out and moving fast so we didn’t have much time. We had never broke down camp so fast and headed on our way.
The road was already flooded and the current was starting to pick up. It was a bit scary driving through it, but we didn’t really have a choice. After a couple scary moments we made it through. It was a bit higher than we thought though and unfortunately our pup got a tad flooded. We would have to dry out at the next place.
Just a little story I thought was funny that I would also share. Not far from the campground was a little store I assume caters to locals and campers in the area. It is right at the intersection of a stop sign so of course we rolled to a stop. The woman working the store was sitting outside and I said hi. She asked if we were the ones camping at Lenoir and I said yes. She then proceeded to say she was glad we made it out safe and didn’t get stuck. Apparently we were the talk of the locals for the last day lol.
The day and night we spent at this campground though was amazing. I fell in love with the view from our spot and marked it on our map to come spend time here again. I would recommend this place to anyone maybe just not during the rainy season lol.
SIDE NOTE: Lets talk about the paid campsite here.
When you first enter the park you will see a practically new area for RV’s with all the amenities. This area is less than two years old and has everything you need to hook up your RV. Concrete pads, fire pits, water, electric and sewer hook-ups are all available. Some of the sites are right on the river bank with incredible views.
We talked to the guy staying there, but he didn’t have much information. He kind of watches over the place for his friend who built it. He thought it was between $300 – $400 a month. Don’t know if there are nightly or weekly rates. Here is a number to call if interested in more information 334-534-6711. If you happen to get more information fill me in in the comments.
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.