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Lake Bounds is located in central Alabama, close to the towns and cities of Calera, Birmingham, and Clanton. The lake lends itself perfectly to being a place of recreation and escape for many who live in central Alabama. Lake Bounds’s location means it is close to large cities such as Birmingham but is also cut off and surrounded by quiet grasslands and woodlands. The lake offers the ideal place for both fishing and boating, while the surrounding land is excellent for hiking and nature watching.
All of these points make Lake Bounds the perfect place to visit with an RV rental. Making your way to the lake with a rental RV is also made more comfortable with the nearby Highway 331. Rent a camper near Bounds Lake and see what the clear water of central Alabama can offer you. Search for an RV in Shelby County to start your Lake Bounds experience.
Although Lake Bounds only covers an area of 72 acres, it has slowly gained a reputation as one of central Alabama’s hidden gems when it comes to anglers. Fishermen and women seek out the lake for its picturesque isolation, where they can sit at the bank in peace, undisturbed by the sounds of modern life. The lake is home to a wide variety of freshwater game fish, and Lake Bounds campers can try their hand at catching them all. Species in the lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, several trout, and northern pike.
Along with the fertile fishing, Lake Bounds is also a fantastic place to get out on the water with a boat. The western shore of the lake allows visitors to launch boats here all year round. Although the lake is too small for gas-powered boats, electrical ones are permitted. The lake is best known for being a kayaking and canoeing lake, with overhanging vegetation and small creeks, it creates the perfect lake to explore by boat. Those motorhome camping without boats of their own can hire vessels from the nearby town of Alabaster.
It is not only the draw of the water that brings visitors to Lake Bounds. The surrounding woodlands and forests offer the perfect wilderness to explore on foot. Hiking trails cut through the woods at all points, creating excellent routes for hikers of all levels of fitness and experience. The Stoney Ridge Trail is the area’s most popular route and one that takes its visitors through some of the best Alabama flora.
Those RV camping at Lake Bounds will struggle to find campground directly along the lake’s edge. Campers should not worry too much as there are campgrounds within a short drive of the lake. The nearby Rolling Hills RV Park is the ideal place to set up camp when visiting Lake Bounds. Full 20, 30, 50 amp electrical, water, and sewage hookups are provided here. Facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower blocks, laundry services, and a swimming pool.
Drive a little further north, and campers will come to Birmingham South RV Park. Full electrical, water, and sewage hookups are also provided here. Facilities include a dump station, laundry services, on-site general store, and flushing toilets. There are also many pull-thru sites here, meaning all sizes of rigs are welcome.
As the city of Birmingham is only a half an hour’s drive from Lake Bounds, it provides the perfect place for sightseeing and day trips. Those with a taste for all things horticulture should not pass up the chance to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. These gardens are home to a wide range of flora, encompassing the very best in flowers and plants. Visitors can take a wander around these gardens, taking in the beautiful displays, gardens boasting over 25,000 different types of plants, covering 25 various stylized gardens.
Campers with an interest in art and culture should take themselves to the Birmingham Museum of Art in the city. This museum is home to an array of art exhibitions, each one showcasing different styles of art and from various eras. The museum covers pieces from the Americas, Europe, and Africa, boasting some of the most diverse collections in the entire south. Call ahead and have an organized tour scheduled; this way, you can see everything the Birmingham Museum of Art has to offer.
That camping with young children should not miss the chance to visit Birmingham Zoo. This zoo is home to nearly 800 hundred animals, representing two-hundred species. Families can spend a fun-filled day here, viewing all that mother nature has to offer. The little ones will also be entertained by the petting zoo on-site, this petting zoo allows the children to get up close and personal with some of the baby animals. This is always a highlight of any visit here.