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  • Moundville Archaeological Park, AL


    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.


    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

    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.

    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).

    Sites 15-13.

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

    Site 16 is on the inside of the loop road.

    Site 24 is a back-in site.

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

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

    The sunniest sites are 3, 4 and 6.

    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.

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


    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