Bay Palms RV Resort – ALABAMA (Coden/Mobile)


Campground/RV Park: Bay Palms RV Resort

Location:  15440 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Coden, AL 36523    (251) 873-4700
Date(s) Stayed: 12/18/14 – 2/18/14
Length of Stay: 2 months
Site #: 42
Cost per night (with taxes):  $450/month winter rate
Discount Used: none
Connections: FHU
Stars: 4.5

We found Bay Palms RV Resort via RV Park Reviews.  Under new ownership, this resort park is an awesome gated (code) place to set up to enjoy the Gulf Coast just south of Mobile, Alabama!  Big Rig Friendly!!  Most sites are paved concrete pads with exception of a few Big Rig (Back Center) in which are hard packed crushed shell. Steve & Starr (owners) and the staff always have things planned for their function house.  Bath houses, though dated, are clean and ample.  Two laundry rooms with two washers, two driers each and folding table are clean and in same building as bath/restrooms.  You’ll make life-long friends here with the full-time homesteaders.  They all will make you feel at home!  Bay Palms RV Resort  is located only about 7 miles to Dauphin Island, 30 minutes to Mobile and about 15 miles to I-10 (Dauphin Island Exit).  Propane available for sale and delivered to your site from the staff.  A pool and playground is in operation during Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.  Family friendly! Note: bring your own table/chairs as they don’t have picnic tables. We will return to  Bay Palms RV Resort again!!

Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground – KENTUCKY (Taylorsville/Louisville)


Campground/RV Park:  Taylorsville Lake State Park
Location: 1320 Park Road, Mount Eden, Kentucky   (502) 477-8713
Date(s) Stayed: Various
Length of Stay: Various
Site #: 36
Cost per night (with taxes): $25
Discount Used:  10% Military
Connections: 30 amp Electric/Water and Dump Station
Stars:  4

We’ve stayed at Taylorsville Lake State Park several times throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2014.  The campground is located approximately 20 miles from the Blue Grass Parkway, 15 miles from I-64 (Shelbyville Exit – Follow signs to Taylorsville Lake State Park) and 5 miles to the small town of Taylorsville.  You can either reserve your campsites via Reserve America or call their office during normal business hours.

Campsites are spacious and clean with a picnic table and fire ring.  There are three camping areas; primitive (tents only), Equestrian (horse trailers only) and the RV section.  Big Rig friendly!!  Very few 50 amp sites; a few pull throughs and a couple Handicap sites available.  Bath houses are clean and roomy.  The primitive/equestrian area bath house may show a little dirty as where the sites are located.  Sometimes they have a Camp Host, sometimes not.  Staff tries to accommodate.

Ice and Firewood are located for sale at the entrance station during daytime hours.  Playgrounds and horse shoe pits located in each area.  Family and Dog friendly.  You’re on your own for WiFi.  Recommend having a hotspot or jetpack if you plan on staying longer term.  Lots of cool hilly trails for hiking.  Lake is about 2 miles down the road for fishing and ramp for boating.  Close to the Bourbon Trail and about 40 minutes to Louisville.  We gave this campground a 4 out of 5 because there is no sewer and lack of regularly scheduled Camp Host.  We will camp here again!

We’re now Bloggers!

Welcome to our blog!  I guess this means we’re ‘big time’ now.  We ask that you all be patient with us as we try out this blogging thing. Unless you’re a internet wizard (which we are not), this doesn’t come easy for us but we’re willing to give it a go.

We’ve read several other RVers blogs and figured we want to do the same.

As  I write this entry, we are pleasantly parked at Cheatham Annex Naval Station “Kings Park” near Williamsburg, Virginia.  Its a beautiful sunny day outside while I try my hand at blogging ‘inside’ while the Captain is doing outside chores.

So, please be patient as I chance this thing called ‘blogging’.