Cullman Campground will probably always be among our favorites since that’s where we started our fulltime RVing lifestyle.
After making our decision to sell our home and move into the RV on a full time basis, we spent over a year in this campground. Warren and Shirley Hale, owners of Cullman campground, made it extremely easy for us to call this campground our home. RVers themselves, the Hales could be counted on for advice on just about any RV problem or experience.
We also learned a lot from visiting with the snowbirds that stopped in on their moves south, and then later north again, as the season’s changed. By the time the southern migration began again, we were getting close to retirement ourselves, and were dreaming of moving with them.
The time spent in the Cullman Campground was a time of learning for us. This is where we were able to experience living full time in our motorhome, going through a few necessary repairs, modifications, and replacement parts, without having to do those things on the road. Having a basecamp made it easy to take those first few trips, where we learned, in bits and pieces, what it was like to be on the road. Many of those trips were, of course to other Alabama Campgrounds. And through it all, the Cullman campground sign coming into view, always seemed to stand as a safe haven as we returned home.
What it’s like
The Cullman Campground, as with many Alabama campgrounds, hosts a mixed bag of RVers. There are permanent to semi-permanent residents, workers that are in the area for temporary work, and of course travelers.
Most of the camp sites are open for short stays, travelers stopping overnight on their way to their next destination. It is common to see quick change-overs in RV types, especially during the snowbird migration seasons. The campground is located conveniently to I-65 and several restaurants.
The town of Cullman also has two Walmarts, several nice discount stores, in addition to numerous quaint shops and restaurants. Nearby are Saint Bernard Prep School that has Ave Maria Grotto on the campus. Also nearby is the Shrine of the most Holy Sacrament near the town of Hanceville. There are lots and lots of area churches. Smith Lake with 500 miles of shoreline is within a short drive.
Cullman Campground is a Good Sam approved facility. It has good reliable 30/50 amp service and free WiFi that works pretty well most of the time. We occasionally streamed movies with very little buffering. Cell phone signals are a little on the low side, but we had only a few dropped calls. Sites are gravel, mostly level and the internal roads are paved. As you drive in and out of the campground, the county roads are awaiting repaving by the county, but as long as you go slow they are not too bad. We had no security problems whatsoever during our stay. For walkers and hikers, one loop around the campground is 1/2 mile.
When you arrive, the owners or staff will meet you in one of their golf carts with smiling faces and helpful attitudes. They will guide you to your site. Propane is available.
The owners have nice friendly horses in their pasture. There is also a pond to fish in (Warren says the horses will help you fish). The owner’s basement is open to campers for shelter in severe weather.
The Hales have a loving, friendly, humorous attitude that demonstrates and supports their strong faith. (Warren even knows how to use a sprayer.)
Cullman Campground will always hold a spot in our hearts. If you need a place to stop and sleep, visit nearby family, or see some of the area attractions, I can’t recommend it highly enough.