The Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground

When you book an RV in Etowah County, you’ll need a place to park for a while, and you may appreciate the Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground on a private, spring-fed lake. Canoes, paddleboats, fishing equipment, and bait are available. This family-friendly Gadsden RV resort features a fishing pier, a pool and a toddler pool, a picnic pavilion, a fire pit, a playground, a walking trail, a clubhouse, and a camp store with firewood. Other campground amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and WiFi.Site choices when you are RV camping at The Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground include lakefront and pull-through sites. Sites provide full hookups, 30/50 amp service, satellite TV, and picnic tables. Meeting and gathering rooms are available too.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

The Bankhead National Forest is easily accessible with your Gadsden camper rental, and you will be able to appreciate the great outdoors here. It encompasses the Sipsey Wilderness Area and six separate recreation areas. There are over 90 miles of recreational multi-use trails including the Owl Creek Non-Motorized Trail with waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, deep gorges, wildlife, wildflowers, and majestic hardwood trees. Other outdoor recreational activities include swimming, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, picnicking, and nature viewing and photography. Guides for feral swine hunting, bird watching, and quail habitats are available. Concessions are offered in some recreation areas.Visit the Talladega National Forest when you rent a camper near the Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground to experience its spectacular natural beauty and exhilarating outdoor recreation. The 7,245-acre Cheaha Wilderness Area is named for Cheaha Mountain, which is the highest elevation in the state at 2,407 feet. Plantlife in the wilderness area includes chestnut oak, Virginia pine, hickory, mountain laurel, dogwood, and huckleberry. Hiking trails in the forest include the Skyway Loop Trail, the Lake Shore Trail, the Cave Creek Trail, and the Chinnabee Silent Trail. Other recreational opportunities include mountain biking, hunting, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, nature photography, and target shooting.The Chattahoochee National Forest is another place where you can appreciate the great outdoors when you are camping at The Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground. Some of the special areas in this forest include ten wilderness areas, the Chattahoochee Wild and Scenic River, Lake Blue Ridge, Nottely Lake, the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway, John’s Mountain Overlook, the Keown Falls Scenic Area, the Raven Cliffs Trail, the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway, and Anna Ruby Falls. The valleys have served as human and animal passageways for centuries and were the setting for pivotal Civil War battles. The Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center is located on Georgia’s tallest mountain and features interpretive and educational exhibits, webcams, shuttles, restrooms, and fresh water. Recreational activities include hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing, hunting, rock and mineral collecting, geocaching and letterboxing, and nature viewing and photography.

Exploring the Area

Gadsden was a regional hub of industry in the 19th century and is now a great place to explore history, culture, and beautiful outdoor settings with your RV rental near The Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground. The Gadsden Museum of Art features regional artists, historical photographs, and cultural artifacts. Gadsden is also the starting point for the World’s Longest Yard Sale, which is now nearly 700 miles long. First Fridays feature some of the best that downtown has to offer as well as great community spirit. And for something that you won’t see every day, Tigers for Tomorrow is a wild animal preserve with big cats and other animals. Check out the Greater Gadsden and Etowah County Tourism Board and Downtown Gadsden for up-to-date information on area events, attractions, and visitor guides.Nearby Birmingham, known as Magic City, is Alabama’s largest city and a surprisingly sophisticated, diverse destination that you can explore when you are camping with an RV at The Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground. Some of the highlights include the world-renowned Alabama Theater, the McWane Science Center, the Birmingham Zoo, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Vulcan Park and Museum that celebrates the city’s industries. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute honors the history of the civil rights movement with displays, exhibits, and multimedia presentations. Some special events that happen here every year include Elephant Appreciation Day, the Religious Arts Festival, the Alabama Butterbean Festival, and Breakin’ Bread Food, Wine & Beer Festival. Visit the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Alabama Tourism Department for the latest news on local happenings and travel guides.There are plenty of nearby restaurants that you can enjoy when you camp in an RV near Gadsden. Some local favorites include Italian, steaks, seafood, family-friendly home cooking, and ethnic eateries as well as familiar fast-casual chains. You’ll probably need to refill your rig as well, and you can find either gasoline or diesel fuel easily at any of the local service stations, convenience stores, or truck stops.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.