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  • Hardridge Creek COE, AL


    Hardridge Creek is a beautiful Corps of Engineers Park on the west shore of Walter F. George Lake, just above the dam. The campground offers 77 campsites, all with W/E hookups, some with sewer. Most sites are located on the shore of the lake and have a cement parking pad and a large hard-packed cinder area for the picnic table and fire-ring



    One of the reasons we like COE parks is the fact that they hold back a large number of sites for first-come/first-served, unlike state parks. They're also generally very well designed and maintained parks, and with the Golden Geezer card a VERY good deal. We arrived on a Monday and had no problem finding a wonderful site, 42, by the water.

    Date of visit: Mar 2009

    Our site was out on a little peninsula of land with a nice mix of sun and shade. Sites 42-45 are located there.

    There are a few double sites, which would great for large families or two families camping together. Here are sites 56-57.

    Sites 77-74.

    Sites 71-70.

    Sites 66-64 overlook the lake.

    Site 51 was one we decided was a prime site, with a nice view of the lake. The only drawback might be its proximity to the beach - it could be a little noisy in the summer.

    Sites 35-30 are in the Harbour Pass loop.

    Sites 11-9 are large back-in sites in the Bayshore Loop.

    Sites 7-4 are back-in sites; large rigs might have a problem with the steep and abrupt change in grade.

    There are a few pull-through sites throughout the park; here are sites 13-17.

    A view across the beach to sites 49-52.

    Hardridge Creek is a favorite destination for fisherman. You can launch your boat and then keep it tied up right at your site, such as this fellow on site 45.

     hardridge13There are two bathhouses in the campground. Each provides free hot showers and laundry facilities.

    For the kids, there is a small playground near the center of the campground. 

    You somtimes see some interesting rigs when camping. This home-made "thing" was behind a van. Not sure if it's for sleeping or is the chuck-wagon.

    Sunset from our site.


    Dump station available

    Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

    Rates: $20-$22 (50% off with Golden Age Pass)

    Reservable sites: 1-36, 58-59, 65-77

    Sewer sites: 58-77

    Map of Campsites

    Coord: 31.64358 N, 85.10506 W

    Activities/Nearby Attractions

    Eufaula and its beautiful homes

    Walter F. George Dam

    Swimming, boating, fishing

    Fort Rucker