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Corinth Rec Area - USFS, AL

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Corinth Recreation Area is located on Lake Lewis Smith a few miles southeast of Double Springs, AL. Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), it has been modernized and offers sites with full hookups and modern bath facilities.

205-489-3165

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Here we are on site 15, the best in the campground. We pulled in about noon on a Sunday and the place was pretty much empty. Although the campground is on a lake, sites are not situated along the shoreline, with only a handful offering a view of the lake.

Date of visit: Mar 2011

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There are two RV loops here - Yellow Hammer and Firefly. Sites 1-29 are in Yellow Hammer and sites 30-52 are in Firefly. Most of the sites are back-ins, but there are a few pull-throughs. Site 10 is on the left, sites 8 and six to the right.

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Site 9 is one of the few pull-throughs.

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Sites 18 and 16 are back-ins with a bit of a view of the lake.

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There is a tent-only section with 8 sites. These are some of the original sites built by the CCC, but they have been updated. This is site 60.

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At the top of the tent area is this old CCC-built site, which for some reason is no longer in use.

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Sites in the Firefly loop are a lot closer together than those in the Yellow Hammer loop. These are sites 50-45.

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Sites 37-34.

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There are three modern bathhouses - two in Yellow Hammer, one in Firefly. Free hot showers, but not heated. The hosts keep them very clean.

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A hiking trail along the lake connects the two campground loops.

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Along the way are rock ledges with some small waterfalls.

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A view of Lake Lewis Smith along the trail.

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An azalea stands in contrast to a rocky ledge.

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The bottom four steps at the start of this climb are carved out of the rock.

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The CCC built this swimming area, which is no longer in use. It would be interesting to see it restored. There is a larger, modern beach in the day use area.

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OK - I know you've been wondering about the term Yellow Hammer, so here you go: It's the state bird of Alabama, commonly known as the Northern Flicker.

Amenities

Dump station available

52 sites with W/E(30/50)/S hookups

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $23.10 ($14.70 with Golden Age Pass)

Coord: 34.108772 N, 87.321571 W

 

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ites 37-34.