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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.
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.
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.