Friendly owners, great sites, a clean campground and lots of amenities. There’s only one thing not to like about Clarksville RV Park & Campground (well, besides having to leave it).
Clarksville RV Park & Campground is a great park that manages to overcome a not so great location.
Sandwiched between a scrapyard at the front and the highway on the backside, Clarksville RV Park is a nice unexpected pleasure and I’m glad I failed at street view before booking or we probably would have missed it.
We had no specific reason to stop in Clarksville, other than that we were finally trying to get on the road, but also needed to be close to Huntsville for one more week, so that Brandon could make one last visit to his office. As it turned out, this was the perfect place to start our full-time travel adventure.
The owner and staff were all extremely friendly from the moment we booked. When we initially booked it looked like they didn’t have a site that would be open for our entire stay, which would mean moving between sites. This wasn’t a big deal for us, but we really appreciated that the owner made a point to watch for a cancellation to make sure we could park once and not have to move.
On the way up to Clarksville we were having some issues with our truck and again the owner was very helpful with providing suggestions for a diesel mechanic, and worked with us when we were freaked out and worried we’d have to extend our stay. The staff even reached out to other residents on our behalf in an attempt to find someone who could help move our rig if our truck took too long to repair and our current spot didn’t open up. They made an extremely stressful situation much easier and we thank them for that.
But, it’s not just about friendliness. The rv park is immaculate. The pool was clean. We never once saw a single piece of litter around the park. They check sites after people leave for any leftover debris.
Sites are not huge, but they are big enough that you don’t feel cramped against your neighbor while enjoying your picnic table. Short-term sites are all pull-through, making it easy to get in and out. There are back-in sites for the long-term residents.
The sites do not have individual fire pits but there are a couple of community fire pits, and they provide the wood. They have a great playground, and even fun games for the grownups – giant tic tac toe, jenga, and cornhole.
In addition to RV sites they also have several cabins available for rent, making this a great place to meet up with friends or family who don’t have an RV.
On our first night at Clarksville RV Park, our friend Charlie Grace decided to come out and visit us. She managed to snag a site only because someone had just canceled. We enjoyed hanging out with her and her husband around one of the community fire pits.
Laundry facilities were clean and reasonably priced. Bath facilities are accessible via code and kept pretty much spotless. The laundry room and machines were clean and I felt confident using them even during the Covid situation.
The park provides free wifi and they have boosters throughout the park.
The location does come with noise. Our spot was on the back row (which bordered the highway) and as such we experienced quite a bit of road noise. We left the bedroom fan on at night and that dampened the noise enough to sleep without issue.
The proximity to the highway is a plus in that it gave us easy access to Clarksville and the various restaurants (as well as the Ford dealership).
We had the pleasure of talking with the owner a few times during our stay and she was always so friendly and helpful. She lives on site and you can tell she really takes pride in our park.
Many of the visitors there are return visitors (as evidenced by the Welcome Back sign in the office/store) and the owner shared that they have many who stay there while visiting soldiers at the nearby military base. They also have quite a few full-time residents. The sites on the outermost edge of the campground are all back-in long-term sites (while the rest of the sites throughout the park are pull-through sites).
We couldn’t have asked for a better first stop as we began our full-time travel journey. They set the bar pretty high for other parks we will visit along our way.
Pros of Clarksville RV Park
- Easy access location
- Large pull-through sites
- Well-stocked camp store
- Clean and well-maintained pool
- Clean and reasonably priced laundry room
- Free Wifi
- Amazing owner and staff
Cons of Clarksville RV Park
- Noise from the adjacent highway and scrapyard
- Smaller/narrow sites
While You’re in Clarksville
While you’re visiting Clarksville be sure to stop for dinner at Smokin’ Chicken. They offer smoked chicken (you can get a whole chicken, half, quarter, or just wings) plates, and sandwiches. We ate there twice. The food was amazing and they have many gluten-free options.
If you enjoy wine, be sure to take a tour of Beachhaven Vinyards & Winery. It’s one of the oldest wineries in the region and they have a great selection of wines from very sweet to dry. The tour includes a tasting and a glass to keep.
- Free Wifi – yes (spotty and weak)
- Pool – yes
- Laundry – yes
- Showers/Bathrooms – yes
- Shaded Lots – yes
- Pull-though Lots – yes
- Cell Service – none
- Overall Rating – 5 Stars
- Location – 4 Stars
- Atmosphere – 5 Stars
- Amenities – 5 Stars
- Internet – 5 Stars