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Online Reservations Now Accepted for RV Camping at Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground

Posted on: Aug 2nd, 2023 | News and AnnouncementsPress Releasesfeatured news

 

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground began accepting reservations for its RV campground on Aug. 1, Commissioner Connie Hudson announced in her August 2023 District 2 Newsletter.

“We’re delighted to expand park amenities to include RV camping as we conclude Phase 1A of park construction,” said Commissioner Connie Hudson, who represents District 2. Her newsletter update also included information about park planning.

Located at the Alabama/Mississippi state line (15551 Moffett Road in Wilmer, Ala.), the 32-RV campsites campground begins welcoming its first campers on Aug. 14, 2023. Photos and fees for each campsite are posted in the online reservation system, available at https://bit.ly/3OF8IU8. Reservations may be made up to one year in advance.

For day-use visitors, the park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk and Mobile County continues to waive admission fees during continued construction.

Park Improvement Phase 1A included infrastructure work like water/sewer, roads and parking lots, a day-use area with beach access, restrooms, parking, eight picnic pavilions (including handicap accessible), walking trails, as well as the 32-pad RV campground with a restroom/shower/laundry facility. Phase 1A of park improvements was funded in part by a $3.5 million State of Alabama GOMESA grant provided by Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground is still under construction and many exciting additions are underway. Phase 1B construction should begin in fall of 2023 and includes a café, general store, blackwater river system interpretive center, and playground.

Mobile County Commission recently approved purchasing an additional 29 acres adjacent to the park. Once that purchase is complete, Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground will be an approximately 230-acre park. Phase 2 is in planning and future amenities are expected to include rentable cabins and a few novelty tree houses, a small conference center, a disc golf course, more river beach access areas, rentals for tubing or paddling, as well as more walking and biking trails.

Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground construction is part of the Mobile County Commission’s multi-year, $40 million parks improvement initiative that includes $35 million to increase public access to water. The Parks Initiative and these park improvements, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA), are designed to increase public access to shoreline recreational areas including the blackwater Escatawpa River.

For the latest information about Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground, go to https://www.mobilecountyal.gov/government/departments/parks/escatawpa-campground/ or follow Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground – A Mobile County Park on Facebook.

 

ESCATAWPA HOLLOW PARK & CAMPGROUND PHOTOS: 

Park sign
 

RV camp site #4

 

Campers enjoying picnic tables at an RV campsite
 

Campers enjoying a picnic pavilion at Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground

 

Children playing with sidewalk chalk at an RV campsite

 

The beautiful blackwater Escatawpa River and a sandbar

 

Children playing in the Escatawpa River 

 

RV campground restrooms/shower/laundry facility

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