The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene.

DISCLAIMER: These news items are believed current at press time but conditions are still changing quickly. Just before your trip get current information by phoning the campground. Don’t rely solely on websites or Facebook. Full facilities and activities may not be open and COVID restrictions vary. Get specifics about rates, campground facilities, reservation policies, campsite specifications and the condition of access roads. No endorsement of any campground or product is implied by this reporter nor this website.

FULL ALERT: Because of distancing, fewer campsites are available so it’s more important than ever to get reservations and be aware of cancellation requirements and costs. If you camp in another state, will you need to quarantine on your return to your home state?

DATELINE: November 21, 2020

On December 12 take the Adventure Hike with park staff to explore the DeSoto Falls Basin and one of the tallest waterfalls in the state. Weather conditions for the 2.5-hour hike at DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, will be posted the previous day on the park’s Facebook page. Wear proper clothing and shoes and bring water and other supplies such as a lunch and snacks. To pre-register email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov . Call (256) 845.0051. The park’s improved camping area offers 30/50-amp service, sewer, water, cable TV, Wi-Fi hotspots at each comfort station, and pull-through, back-in and buddy […]