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Dismals Canyon Information, Hackleburg, AL

A National Natural Landmark, this is a privately owned campground adjacent to the Dismals Canyon. Scouts get to camp in a rugged, high elevation primitive campsite.

Dismals Canyon Information, Hackleburg, AL

Postby AllenMcB » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:23 pm

Outside Phil Campbell, AL, in Franklin County, just north of Hackleburg, AL
112 miles from council office
Phone (205) 993-4559
Call for reservations.
Scouts can camp at a reduced fee by doing a service project, typically two hours of trash cleanup in the canyon.
Website: http://www.dismalscanyon.com

This is a very rural area of Alabama, in excess of 900' above sea level. It is about four miles north of Hackleburg, Alabama, which has a great Piggly Wiggly store for provisions. It is about three miles north of the Bear Creek Canoe Rental operation, so camping here is convenient to that venture.

The Scout campsite is a primitive campsite, about 75 yards above the bath house, up a rocky, 45 degree grade. Prepare to hike up to the site, you can NOT drive anywhere near the campsite. Bring a pad to put under your sleeping bag, as the campsite is mostly natural gravel. No water in the campsitem it has to be hauled up from the bath house.

The bath house is very modern, very nice. The facilities are neat and clean, and the two shower stalls are huge, tiled, and have plenty of hot water. The sanitary facilities are some of the nicest you'll find at a rural campsite.

There is a great swimming hole just past the country store, where the water is ice cold. There is a deck area near it where adults can sit and observe the swimmers.

On the weekends, there is a Dismalite tour just after dark. Read about the Dismalites on their website.

Each campsite is well removed from other sites. Cabins are available. Call for rates and reservations before going.
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