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Conecuh National Forest

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CAMPGROUND NAME: Open Pond

VISIT DATE: 01/27/1997

UPDATE DATE: 2/17/2014

STATE: Alabama

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Conecuh

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Andalusia

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Andalusia, AL, take US Rt. 29 south for 9.7 miles to Blue
Lake-Open Pond sign (State Rt. 137).  Turn left onto State Rt.
137 and go south for 1.1 miles to National Forest Open Pond
Recreation sign.  Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to another
National Forest Open Pond Recreation sign (Forest Rt. 336).  Turn
right onto Rt. 336 and follow signs to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 200 ft.

The campground, next to Open Pond, consists of four loops, A, B., C, 
and D.  Loop A is "rustic" with no hookups but it is heavily wooded 
providing excellent privacy.  Campsites in Loops C and D have water 
and electric hookups.  Sites in these two loops are either tucked into 
the woods with a dense middlestory providing excellent privacy or in an 
open environment, close to the pond with fair privacy.  Closer to the pond, 
most middlestory has been removed giving the campsites an open, 
manicured park-like feel.  Some sites overlook Open Pond but Loop A has 
the best views.   Loop B is "underdeveloped" and is for group camping only 
so it is not included in this survey.  There is a gas station and convenience 
store on State Rt. 137.

A nice day trip is to the spring-fed Blue Spring, 2.6 miles east of campground - 
GPS Coordinates: N31 05.459, W86 30.886.  Bring a picnic lunch, a ground cover 
and bathing suits.  Adult supervision recommended.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: Loop A - $6 per day
Loops C and D - $12 per day (electric & water)
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 73
   
   Total Sites: 73

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 73
No. Grilles on Sites: 73
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 63
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 0

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Largest Parking Apron Size: see RV Comments

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel and dirt, gravel or paved and most will 
accommodate any size RV.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes

Comments:
The wheelchair friendly facilities are available on Loop C only but are 
within walking distance of all loops.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 2
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Open Pond is 30 acres.  Power boats limited to electric motors.  
The swimming beach is available at Blue Lake, about 3 miles 
from campground.

HIKING
Conecuh Hiking Trail - 20 miles
Lakeshore Trail (foot) - 1 mile

FISHING   
Bass, catfish, bream and bluegill.  There are two fishing piers on
the pond




Fred and Suzi Dow