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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.


    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

    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.

    Site 9 is one of the few pull-throughs.

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

    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.

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

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

    Sites 37-34.

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

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

    Along the way are rock ledges with some small waterfalls.

    A view of Lake Lewis Smith along the trail.

    An azalea stands in contrast to a rocky ledge.

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

    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.

    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.


    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.