We've been parked near Muscle Shoals for a week, at the Colbert County Alloys Park Campground. It's a beautiful and interesting area and I plan on writing more about it, but I just wanted to give a quick, happy shout out to the place that was our home for the week.
|Early morning on Wilson Lake|
It's a small park right on Wilson Lake, with a marina for small boats and docks for fishing. We spent a good deal of time sitting on the docks watching the fish jump. It felt just as peaceful as it looks.
|Alloys Park marina|
It was off season for camping so no reservations were needed. There are about 20 full hook-up back-in sites and a manager on site. We only saw a few other people - fisherman and hunters.
|Alloys Park Campground|
|Our site at Alloys Campground|
And here's something you don't see at campgrounds very often. Ever, I could say, but we actually saw several scattered around the area. The county must have mandated storm shelters in the community.
Honey and I were most pleased with the trails that wandered through fields, forest and down into the "holler." They are very relaxed around here about dogs, so we walked off leash most of the time. That is, I walked and Honey ran. We took nice long walk/runs several times a day.
|Walking the trails with Honey|
There are very comfy bench swings scattered around the park, along the trails and by the water. Very sweet. The whole place felt sweet.
|Walking the trail|
Yes, "Sweet Home Alabama." (Thank you Lynyrd Skynyrd.)
More about The Shoals in a bit...