Our Camping Adventures at Gunter Hill COE Campground, Alabama

Gunter Hill Corps of Engineers (COE) Campground near Montgomery, Alabama is a great COE campground to stay at.  We camped there for a whole week and still didn't see all the historical places that Montgomery and the local towns have to offer!  It is in a great location and a short drive to many interesting historical places you can visit!

campsite Gunter HillOur site on Catoma Loop at Gunter Hill COE
fishing dockFishing dock at Gunter Hill

As with most COEs, you are near water.  This campground is on the R.E. Bob Woodruff Lake.  It is part of the US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District.  Of course, you don’t have to be in the military to stay at these great COE campgrounds.  Anyone can stay there.  If you have the senior pass, you get a discount off your nightly rate.  Usually, it is half the price per night!

Water site Gunter HillView from behind our site

We had a great water site in the Catoma Loop on Catoma Creek.  We had some privacy at our campsite because the sites were spaced far enough apart with beautiful trees in between.  Our loop had some water access.  We were so close, that we could see and hear the boats on the river.  Of course, if you want to fish in the river, you must get a fishing license. The river is great for kayaking and boating.

The boat ramp is between the two loops and has a good size parking lot to park your car and boat trailers.  Unfortunately, they do not have any swimming area.

There are two loops, Catoma and Antioch, with water sites on both loops. It is a large campground with 142 campsites between the two loops.  There are some full hookup sites, as well as water and electric sites.  There are restrooms with hot showers.  Each loop has a dump station and potable water available.  There are group shelters, playgrounds, a boat ramp, and a laundry facility.

Each site has a fire ring, but they do not sell firewood.  You cannot bring any wood into the campground, but you can collect the deadwood on the ground to use for your campfire. 

racoonOur night visitor as seen on our television viewed from our livestream camera
mourning doveCute little mourning dove who visited our site

There are some neat birds and animals in the area.  When we were there, two North Carolina Wrens were building a nest in our grill on our site.  We usually bring our own grill and don’t use the campsite grill luckily!  They were not afraid of us as we were watching their progress.  I find them fascinating and was amazed at how hard they work to build their nest! They are noisy little guys.  One was sitting on top of our lantern pole just singing away in the morning! 

This little mourning dove decided to visit us at our site.  Amazing how these cute little critters are not afraid of humans. We also had a visitor at night who decided to check out our site and see if we left any food out.   I love it!!! 

This is a great place to stay.  There is so much to do and see around the area.  We highly recommend it!!