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Mallard Creek TVA, AL

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Mallard Creek TVA Campground is located on Wheeler Reservoir west of Huntsville, AL. Situated on a peninsula jutting into the lake, the campground has 56 sites. Fishing is a major pasttime in this area; we were about the only campers here without a boat.

256-637-6623

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Knowing the weekend was coming up, we decided we needed to get here on Thursday. We did, at about noon, and it's a good thing we did - we got the next-to-last available site, and someone came along shortly after us to claim the last one. We were very happy with site 21; as you can see, it sits right at the water's edge facing SSW.

Date of visit: Apr 2011

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This is your initial view as you enter the campground, showing sites 4-8.

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There is a single loop road through the campground, with sites on both sides. Here are sites 28-29.

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Site 8 is a pleasant site near the water, with a stand of cypress trees behind it.

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Here is the best site - site 26 sits at the end of a little point of land.

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Sites 41 and 40 are on the eastern side of the loop.

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Sites 47 and 46.

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Typical of the "inland" sites is site 51.

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Sites 1-3 are on the north-facing side of the loop.

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Sites 12-9.

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Site 13 is one of the two pull-through sites. We almost took it before spotting 21 up ahead a bit.

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Sites 26-29 are all nice sites with great water views.

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The bathhouse offeres free hot showers (with the push-button faucet) and is heated. The hosts do a good job keeping it clean.

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Near the center of the camp loop is a good-sized pavilion.

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Right at the campground entrance is a boat ramp. Beyond it is the swimming area.

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One always see fishermen out trying their luck. Beyond them is the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant, at one time the largest reactor built.

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The unguarded swimming area is fairly large.

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Beside the beach is a playground for the young ones.

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Sunset at site 21.

Amenities

Dump station available

56 sites with W/E(30/50)

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $20 (50% discount with Golden Age Pass)

Coord: 34.69561 N, 87.15653 W

Overall Impression:

Not a bad spot. Not quite up to the standards of a COE park, but with just a little work, it could be. 35 sites are available for seasonal rent, leaving 21 for short stays of up to three weeks. Fortunately the water-front sites have been reserved for the short-term folks. The host was very friendly and makes his presence known. Campers are allowed to park boat trailers and cars on the grass, so there is a lot of dirt and mud when it rains. Would we return? You bet!