It's A Kean World


Birmingham South Campground is located, as the name would imply, south of Birmingham, Alabama.  Take I-65 south to exit 242, follow the signs and you will see that it is actually in the suburb of Pelham.  (222 Highway 33, Pelham, AL 35124)  This campground was several years ago a KOA and many of the locals continue to refer to it as the KOA. 

It is a large campground with paved roads and paved sites including a substantial number of pull through sites.  The sites seem to be generally level, though we had to use levelers at our site.  The store has a good supply of RV items as well as drinks, snacks and some food.

The Birmingham South Campground comes complete with free coffee, free Wi-Fi, and free cable.  By “free” I mean that there is no extra charge for these services.  The Wi-Fi worked reasonably well, though either it or my computer was pretty slow at times.  I managed to get through all of my e-mail so it was certainly adequate.  There were 17 cable channels listed but some of them did not come in clearly.  At several sites I noted the presence of a satellite dish.

Rates at this time are:  Water & Electric $37.00;  Water/Electric Pull-Thru $37.00; W/E & Sewer 30 Amp $38.00; W/E & Sewer 50 Amp $41.00:  This is a Good Sam Park and members receive a 10% discount.  It is not a bargain, but given the amenities and location it is reasonably priced.

There is also a playground for the young, or young at heart, a pool and a picnic pavilion.  All of the employees were helpful and quite friendly.  There is certainly plenty of southern hospitality.  I have stayed at this park several times and currently store my RV in their adjacent storage facility.  It would be difficult to imagine a friendlier and more helpful group of people.

The showers have lots of hot water.  They are cleaned daily and are more than satisfactory. 

We rented a car from Enterprise and were picked up five minutes after calling.  At $18 per day plus gas that turned out to be a very good deal.

They also have cabins for rent if you are planning to meet someone without an RV.

Their office hours are generally from 8 am until 6 pm, though Sunday is a different matter.  I suggest checking on the hours upon arrival.

You can send them an e-mail at: and make reservations by calling 800-772-8832.   Further information is available at their web site

This campground rates a “definitely would return” on the Kean meter.  Happy camping.


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