Friday, May 22, 2015

Auburn RV Park - May 14 to May 17, 2015

Rating:  3 on a scale 5

Location:  We were traveling from New Orleans to Charleston, SC, and decided to stay in this area as it was approximately half way. Another consideration in selecting Auburn, AL, as a stop was our interest in seeing the Tuskegee Airmen and Tuskegee Institute National Historic Sites that are nearby. An added bonus was the opportunity to see the beautiful campus of Auburn University as well as their Fine Arts Museum. The park is located just a short distance from I-85. Be sure not to miss the right turn into an office park area to find the entrance to the park. It was marked but we missed it and had to turn around...which was not a big problem.

Lot size: There are three types of lots here: standard, deluxe and premium. The numbered sites (40) are back in sites and the lettered sites (23) are pull throughs. We stayed in a premium site (J) that was right by a lovely creek. The sound of flowing water was awesome. But after Sadie went swimming in it, she really stunk! Must be polluted but looked beautiful.

There was plenty of room for our tow dolly and car as well.

Also, after a heavy rain we saw this heron catch and eat a fish...about 15' from our motorcoach.

Amenities: In addition to full hook-ups, this park has cable TV, wifi, and a laundry room.

Cost: $122.00

Management: I had made our reservations about 6 weeks before our planned arrival. About a week before the start of our stay I called and changed our reservations to arrive a day later and leave a day earlier so we could get to Charleston, SC, due to my brother's surgery. When I called, they said no problem and our reservation confirmation code remained the same. When we arrived, they informed me that they were expecting us to arrive yesterday (no, I had changed our arrival date). I then confirmed with them that we were departing on the 17th. She said, yes that was the date they had for our departure. On the 16th, an RV pulls up to our lot and says they were assigned to it. They called the office (as I did later, too) and they re-assigned them to the open lot next to us (there were lots of spaces available). The next morning, our new neighbor is fishing in the creek from our lot. Really??? I guess, he thought he was entitled to use our lot because it was the one originally given to them. Very rude. Needless to say, I was not very happy with the screw up on dates. In the overall scheme of things, it was a minor issue.

General Comments:  This park is a very popular location for Auburn University alumni and fans during the football season. It appears that some folks maintain their RV sites year round for that purpose. There is also an RV storage area where folks can store their RVs year round. I can see that this would be a perfect spot for visits to Auburn University. And it worked out great for us as well.


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