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Moundville Archaeological Park, AL

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Moundville Archaeological Park is located in Moundville, AL, which is about 15 miles south of Tuscaloosa. The campground is nothing fancy, but offers sites with full hookups, a dump station and a bathhouse with hot showers. The park is operated by the University of Alabama.

205-371-2234/2572

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The campground at Moundville Archaeological Park is located in a wooded area on the southwest side of the park. One can walk from the campground to visit the Mounds.

Date of visit: Apr 2010

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We pulled into the campground about 11 AM on a Thursday morning and had no problem finding a site. Check-in is at the Visitors Center. Upon prcoeeding to the campground itself, only three of the 29 sites were taken. We selected site 7 for its mix of sun and shade. It also offered a view across a field towards the mounds.

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Sites are not particularly well-defined, other than by the utility post. You're free to park however you like. Most sites seemed reasonably level, but we did use our leveling jacks to trim it up a bit. Here are sites 11 (in foreground) and 13 (the small trailer).

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Sites 15-13.

Railroad tracks are located near the Visitors Center and we saw/heard several trains during our stay.

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Site 16 is on the inside of the loop road.

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Site 24 is a back-in site.

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Site 24 is also a back-in site. Through the trees you can see the Black Warrior River.

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Sites 29-31 are a little more open and close to the bathhouse, which is just to the left.

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The sunniest sites are 3, 4 and 6.

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The bathhouse is pretty basic and is need of a sprucing up. It was reasonably clean and the free showers were hot. It is not heated and is closed from 1 December to 1 March.

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Twenty-eight flat-topped earthen pyramids were built on 326 acres, centered around a large central plaza.

Amenities

5 sites with W/E(20/50A)/S

29 sites with W/E (15 w/ 30A, 14 w/ 50A)

Dump station available

Verizon National Access (1X) service

Rates: $12 ($2 discount for over-55) + one-time $4/person park fee

Office Coord: 33.00276 N, 87.62823 W

Note: Do not use Moundville PO for General Delivery Mail - the Postmistress will not keep it.

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Indian Mounds

Jones Archaeological Museum (Currently closed for renovations)

Outdoor Village Exhibit

Nature trail and boardwalks

Introductory film at Visitors Center

 

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