Locust Fork River Access Resources
Camping, hiking, kayaking and rental options along the river
Cabin, Glamping, and Camping
near Mardis Mill WaterFall
to respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land is provided after booking - in Blountsville, AL
Book through HipCamp. (cabin or primitive camping sites)
Book through AirBnB (cabin).
Book through VRBO(cabin).
We host guests at a small cabin with a big wrap around porch, a canvas glamping tent, or primitive camping in a sandstone glade. We are a short drive from Mardis Mill Waterfall and less than 20 minutes from King's Bend, Taylor Ford, River Beach Outfitters, and most of the covered bridges.
Campfires allowed - Toilet available - Pets allowed, on leash - Potable water available - Bins for compost & recycling - Cooking equipment present - Picnic table present - Wifi available
Case Rock Cabin
"Case Rock Cabin is a 400 s.f. off-grid tiny house hand-built high on the banks of the Locust Fork River 30 min north of Birmingham, AL. Cabin is inaccessible by car. It is a glamping experience like no other. Come unplug, rest, and reboot."
Whippoorwill Creek Ranch
Address: 2001 Gaines Rd, Altoona, AL 35952
Phone: (205) 446-5068
"We are four generations of family who are seeking to constantly improve Whippoorwill Creek Ranch and invite you to enjoy it with us! We have an RV park, a cabin, an event building including a large kitchen, a bathhouse with laundry facilities, walking trails, a stretch of Whippoorwill Creek, and beautiful scenery everywhere you look."
River Beach Outfitters
Address: 2325 Co Rd 14, Snead, AL 35952
Phone: (205) 429-5455
View: Kayak Trip on the Locust Fork River
"Kayak & Canoe Rentals, Camping, Fishing Shuttle for Church Groups, Families and Individuals"
In Blount County, the Locust Fork River, Palisades Park, Rickwood Caverns and the Covered Bridges, like the National parks, are a popular (and relatively safe) way to spend some much needed time outdoors for physical health and mental wellbeing during the pandemic. And with a record number of visitors in 2020, minimizing the impact on the river banks, county and state parks, and at national parks whilst preventing the spread of COVID-19 is more crucial than ever.
Please click the link to read this in-depth resource called An Essential Guide To Enjoying National Parks Responsibly:
The guide shares useful information and principles for use our county as well, such as:
~How to enjoy the great outdoors more ‘responsibly’ by practicing the principles of ‘leave no trace’, camping and wildlife safety, and fire prevention awareness.
~The many physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature such as reducing stress and anxiety, all helpful after enduring months of lockdowns and travel restrictions.
~The guide includes an interactive map showing highlights and useful insights into the top national parks in the US.
Plenty of useful tips, practical advice, and other resources to stay safe in parks and recreate outdoors responsibly.