Tucked away under the shade trees and along the banks of Chewalla Creek sits one of Eufaula’s hidden destinations.
Lake Eufaula Campground has been in operation for several years, and has grown from a small Creekside hunting stay in to a RV park that meets all of traveler’s needs. With U.S. Highway 431 and 82 just steps away, the campground offers a perfect place to stay for travelers and others.
“This was an old hunting and fishing camp initially,” said Karen Sterling, owner of Lake Eufaula Campground. “We pick up some of the traffic from people going to and from the beach, and some that work temporarily in the area. There are also many guests who leave their RV here for longer durations and come when the fish are biting or events in tow. We cater to everyone, particularly weekend guests who are looking to get away from the regular routine.”
The campground features 10 tent sites for those wanting to rough it. Fifty RV sites, all with full hook-ups, make up the bulk of the facility. However, for those guests who want something in between a tent and RV, the campground offers cabin rentals as well.
Full cabins provide all the luxuries of home, while “mini-cabins” offer beds, air conditioning and few other things, while still offering a chance for guests to experience the great outdoors.
With more than five dozen different sites, Sterling wants to make sure the guests have plenty to do during their stay.
On the property is a swimming pool, four fishing ponds, 18-hole miniature golf course, bike rentals and an brand new radio controlled race car track.
The RC track was a dream of Sterling’s from the very first day the campground opened. RC cars were the favorite hobby of Karen’s late son, and she wanted to share his passion with the community.
“My son had muscular dystrophy, but RC cars was something he could do and he got very good at it,” Sterling said. “In fact, he did is senior project on them, and how the gas-powered cars differed from the batter-operated ones. We knew in the early stages of developing our campground that we wanted to do some kind of RC race track. And because we also have the ponds, we are able to rent RC boats as well. We have been working on the track and should have everything ready to go by Memorial Day weekend.”
Lake Eufaula Campground is a Good Sam Park, and accepts program discounts. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.LakeEufaulaCamground.com or call 334.687.4425
Sterling says the campground has much to offer to anyone.
“People that say there is nothing to do in Eufaula need to come check us out.”