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Dark Hollow

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· Crossville, De Kalb, Alabama
14 acres hosted by Danny S.
4 RV/tent sites
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Dark Hollow Park provides beautiful, private, and secure primative campsites. Potable water and a composting privey are available. The camp host is on site if there are any questions. There is a one-mile hiking trail, a small stream and waterfalls located a short hike down into Dark Hollow. The Hollow is rich in history. There is a small Amphitheater in the bottom of the hollow where permanent water remains year round. Dark Hollow has played many rolls from sancuary to battleground over the years. There are numerous activities with in a short distance.Dark Hollow is a beautiful property with plenty of tenting options. We have eight named sites that each accomdate several tents. Only four are occupied at any given time. Small trailers and rv's have several options depending on size. You may reserve a specific site if you message me in advance. Children under 12 stay for free here. Campers often hear lions, tigers, or wolves from the sanctuary located in Sand Valley below. The terrain is rugged with a steep hike down to the creek. There are many hiking trails throughout the 14 acres. The more primative campsites require a hike to the farside of the property. Dark Hollow has a rich history of use due to the year around water sources and the terrain providing a defensible position. The Amphitheater located in the bottom of the hollow is unique and gives a glimpse into the past. The camp host "Zed" or "Strider" will meet you to help find your campsite and give a brief orientation upon arrival. A firewood bundle is a wheelbarrow full. The quietest day of the week is Sunday. Happy camping.
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Rebecka Z.recommends
June 18, 2024
Dark Hollow
Very satisfied
Honestly, it was a great experience! The one downfall on the site was that I did not have cell service to communicate with the host. We planned a very last minute night. Fortunately, the other campers were able to give us a quick run down and we found a site (not sure if the site, eek sorry). They also helped us locate the fire wood on the premisis and porta john not far from entrance. We woke up and explored only a few yards from our site and found a different site with a lovely mountain view. The sites we saw had picnic tables and fire rings with enough room for a tent and the site we had we drove into and stayed right in our truck. Highly recommend this site! We will return to explore the land more. Thank you Danny. Hope to meet you next time we will arrive earlier! Everything you need is just at the entryway.
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Brad H.recommends
June 17, 2024
Dark Hollow
I was using a truck bed tent and chose the Bobcat site because of its seclusion, view of the valley, and proximity to the poo with a view. It was perfect. Nice and level and only required a little sketchy downhill backing around a curved drive. Very worth it. We were greeted almost immediately by the host who gave us the lay of the land. The sites are all very shaded, which helped because it was almost 100 degrees. The trail to the creek is fun but super rugged to untrained hikers. Hearing the tigers growl at dinner and breakfast was an added bonus.
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Joseph B.recommends
June 16, 2024
Dark Hollow
Wonderful camping
Is a wonderful place to camp lions roaring in morning and afternoon great place to take family out for a week or just a night is a wonderful place would recommend to anybody that's looking to stay in that area will be back
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Robert C.recommends
June 16, 2024
Dark Hollow
There were several options to choose from upon arrival, all which were fairly roomy for the most part. We had a larger group, so we chose the site up at the top of the hill. There was a little outhouse nearby and an outdoor shower, which we did not use. As others have said, the highway comes closest to that particular site. The cars aren’t an issue, but there were quite a few dump trucks that came through in the middle of the night. Again, we knew this ahead of time and chose it anyway. If you’re hammock camping with 2+ hammocks, the site at the top will be the best bet unless you want to get into the woods that adjoin the sites. There is a cool trail that leads down to where a little creek empties out down at the bottom. That was pretty cool. I had my son in a backpack carrier he was in. Luckily, I brought some trekking poles, as the hike was steep. It’s doable without them but wouldn’t advise it if you’ve got a kid on your back. Danny was nice and friendly. Overall, it was a fun experience.
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Christopher W.recommends
June 10, 2024
Dark Hollow
Highly recommended spot
There is a little traffic noise in the day, but dies down at night. Hearing the lions roar is an awesome experience from down in the valley. Breathtaking views.
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Moira O.recommends
June 10, 2024
Dark Hollow
Campsite was pretty close to the road, but it wasn't super loud. The hike down the water is kind of steep but fun and the creek is beautiful.
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Crossville, De Kalb, Alabama, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Danny S.Joined in August 2023
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