This is primative camping, some glamping, and hike to camp. You may choose your own camp site or use a designated one. The park is 14 acres, only three sites are ope offering more privacy. The best site for longer vehicles is site 1 or 3. For site 2 you must hike 150' from parking unless you have four wheel drive. A composting privey is a short distance from each site. The h
This is primative camping, some glamping, and hike to camp. You may choose your own camp site or use a designated one. The park is 14 acres, only three sites are ope offering more privacy. The best site for longer vehicles is site 1 or 3. For site 2 you must hike 150' from parking unless you have four wheel drive. A composting privey is a short distance from each site. The hiking trail down to Dark Hollow Branch is difficult with an elevation change of around 200 feet. The park features beautiful mountain views and small waterfalls. One of the unique bonuses of Dark Hollow is you can sometimes hear the lions roaring or wolves howling from the sanctuary located a mile away.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 6% off
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Natural features you'll find at Dark Hollow Park in Alabama.
Small waterhole below waterfall where you can cool off. Not large enough for full on swimming but great for a dip!
There are several small waterfalls on the property.
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Waterless, overgrown, trash
Our directions to the site were good but things were not like we anticipated when we arrived. There was a vehicle, a tarp lean-to and a laundry line with items on it. I contacted Dustin to let him know someone was at our site. He said those were his items and his broken down vehicle.
There was a large bag of trash on the site, overgrown grass in and around the fire ring and the water was turned off at the meter. I contacted Dustin to let him know and 30 minutes later he messaged back and he said apparently no one paid the water bill and he hadn’t checked it. He offered me $5.
We paid extra for firewood and had large logs that wouldn’t catch as the firewood provided. We had to gather sticks from the woods.
Overall, we are determined people and made a night of it listening to the lions and enjoying the starry night. We decided not to attempt the trail advertised in the listing because of the lack of maintenance on the site we knew the trail was probably worse. We did go to the trail head near sites 2-4 and they had piles of trash.
It appears this location has gone downhill since all the reviews in 2020. It is a beautiful view but otherwise not as listed.
Do not go
This place was not as described, full of broken glass and trash, I left and didn't stay. I can't get a reply from the guy or a refund. I paid in advance for wood that just wasn't there... A TOTAL ripoff, trying to report to HipCamp, don't got there!!
Escape from the florida summer!
Dark Hollow Park was a refreshing stop off the beaten path. We camped in August and the temperature dipped into the high 60’s at night which made it comfortable for sleeping. The view of several rolling mountain ranges was great, a tiny little hike from the fire pit took you down to a running creek that was ice cold.
Overall it was a sweet spot and we enjoyed our stay.
Dark Hollow Park is all that you could ask for—beautiful views, easy and accessible camping spots, a well-stocked fire pit, privacy, and a cacophony of wildlife sounds at dusk and dawn. We pulled in and set up camp, retiring to the back of our station wagon for sleep. It was perfect. And we’ll be back.
The Summit feels like you are camping at the top of Pride Rock (Lion King). It is a gorgeous site with plenty of room and lots of good hammock trees. Bathroom facilities are clean and private. You can hear the road but not see it. Definitely could see us camping here again in the future. 10/10