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When you start your search for an RV in Etowah County, you’ll need a place to park and stay, and you may be very happy at the River Country Campground in Gadsden, Alabama. The campgrounds are gated and landscaped with lawns, shrubs, and flowers. Campground amenities include a lighted river walk, a nature walk, swimming pools and a splash pad, fishing, a boat launch, a playground, a game room, lodges, and a chapel. There is also an on-site radio station, air-conditioned restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and a storm shelter with television.
RV sites at River Country Campground feature 30 or 50-amp service, water, sewer, cable, and Wi-Fi. Some sites offer pull-through access, and some have river access. The campground is pet-friendly (two pets per site), and there is a pet area.
Explore the beauty of Bankhead National Forest when you are RV camping at River Country Campground near here. Much of this lush forest was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, and some of the structures and work remain. It also includes Sipsey Wilderness, which is the largest national forest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Recreational opportunities in the forest include hiking and biking, hunting and fishing, off-roading, horseback riding, bird watching, and nature and wildlife viewing. Maps and passes can be obtained at any of the Forest Service District Offices and maps and guides can be downloaded. There is also a mobile app.
Less than an hour's drive away in Talladega, Talladega National Forest is also easily accessible when you camp in an RV at River Country Campground. The forest is home to the Cheaha Wilderness with its peaks, valleys, rock bluffs, trees, wildflowers, and wildlife. Ranger district offices throughout the forest offer information, maps, guides, passes, and permits. Hiking trails include the Chinnabee Silent Trail, the Lake Shore Trail, the Cave Creek Trail, the Nubbin Creek Trail, the Odum Scout Trail, the Pinhoti Trail, and the Skyway Loop Trail. There are also bike trails and ATV trails. Hunting is allowed, and the forest is full of wild game. Maps, guides, and other information can be found online, in an app, from the USDA Forest Service, or from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Enjoy the great outdoors with your Gadsden camper rental when you visit Little River Canyon National Preserve, atop Lookout Mountain. The Little River is reputed to be the country’s longest mountaintop river, and it has etched one of the region’s deepest canyons. Recreational activities in the preserve include hiking, water sports, hunting and fishing, nature viewing and photography, and multi-use trails. Lookout Mountain overlooks DeSoto State Park, which offers swimming, picnicking, a lodge, and a restaurant. The Little River Canyon Center, operated by Jacksonville State University, is a full-service visitor center featuring an information desk, HD movie theater, gift and souvenir shop, and outdoor education and environmental education programs for all ages.
The Anniston Museums and Gardens complex consists of the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the Berman Museum, and Longleaf Gardens. Enjoy spending an afternoon or even longer here with your rental motorhome. Exhibit halls include Dynamic Earth, Alabama: Sand to Cedars, Attack & Defense, Birds of the Americas, Environments of Africa, Ancient Egypt, and a gallery with rotating exhibits. Trails and self-guided walks include the Nature Trail, the Birds of Prey Trail, the Wildlife Garden, the Courtyard Garden and Koi Pond, the Tropical Conservatory, and the Wildlife Trail. Guided tours, special events, educational programming, and interpretive activities for all ages are held throughout the year. The museum store features merchandise, rocks and minerals, educational toys and books, plushes, jewelry, and gifts and souvenirs.
Lovers of speed, nostalgia, and NASCAR will want to make sure to spend some time at the Talladega Superspeedway when they are River Country Campground camping near here. Besides fast cars, the speedway also hosts concerts, events, the Garage Experience, opportunities to race the track in your own vehicle, and NASCAR and Richard Petty Driving Experiences. The gift shop features logo apparel and merchandise, memorabilia, and gifts and souvenirs.
You’ll have no problem finding plenty of tasty food when you camp in a travel trailer near Gadsden, AL. The area has numerous restaurants including authentic Southern home cooking, steaks and burgers, pizza, ethnic eateries, and familiar family-friendly, fast-casual chains. You’ll also be looking to fill up your tank, and there is a good variety of service stations, truck stops, and convenience stores in the area.