Just outside of Ft. Payne, Alabama lies a quiet and most pleasing campground. We found Little River Canyon Campground on the Passport America app. We had driven quite a ways and was ready for a break.
The campground wasn’t hard to find and was fairly close to Ft. Payne, which made day trips to town easy. Hardest part was some 6% grades downhill with some sharp curves.
We were fortunately met by the owner when we pulled up. Normally it is pay by honor system, but she was there helping someone else. Jim spoke to her telling her we wanted to use Passport America. She made him a deal he couldn’t refuse. We ended up getting a full week for $150 which broke down to approximately $21 a night (cheaper than Passport deal.)
We were so glad. This campground could be the model for all campgrounds. It was clean, had level sites, quiet and well maintained with beautiful landscaping all around. Some of the sites even had tomato plants. Others had daylillies, rock walls and lots of wildlife (frogs, lightening bugs). The sites were well spaced out and my favorite no blaring lights at night. I didn’t have to Bat Cave it (towels pinned to the windows). There was a pretty pond complete with ducks near the Back Forty. It does look like they are expanding further and we wish them luck on their continued endeavors.
There were many activities nearby that we ventured on but one of the most important was…..laundry! Being a camper can mean wearing outfits a few times in a row and Yuck! Their laundry was small, but clean and inexpensive. We were able to get it done and not have to endure a “commercial laundromat.”
Another plus was their WiFi, which was included. This was important as Kaelin is doing an online class this summer. Their signal was strong and took the worry off us. He was able to get a lot done.
Tim and Janet are a hardworking couple that apparently have day jobs, but that doesn’t stop them from updating the campground weekly. We admire what they have done with this little gem.
We went for the night and stayed the week and we’d do it all over again. This campground is a must visit!
We give this campground a resounding 5 stars. Again, we wish more would follow their formula.