Clear Creek Campground in Bankhead National Forest - Days 3-6

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Yesterday afternoon we pulled up to the Clear Creek Campground that is part of Bankhead National Forest. It is located just outside of Jasper, AL. It was bright and sunny and check in was a breeze. Be aware though if you ever visit, they take cash only, so no cards. Our site is in the Fawn Loop and we are one of only two campers there except the campground hosts, so it seems like we have the whole place to ourselves.


We made a quick stop at the playground after setting up camp last night and once again, you can see our camp is just across from the bathrooms. I told you, I am all for roughing it, but the bathroom must be nearby! The campsites here are really nice and have a gravel pad, fire pits and lantern poles. Makes it so much easier to keep everything clean and tidy with a gravel pad and paved road.


This morning it looked as though it would rain, but by the afternoon the sun was out. We went for a hike and saw some beautiful flowers, a slug and Joshua even found a snail shell.







After the hike and lunch, we headed down to the swimming area here. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the swimming and we stayed for nearly three hours before the thunder started. We are now sitting in Jasper doing laundry and waiting out the rain. Tonight I attempt pizza on the grill and skillet cookies. If either of them work out, I will be sure to put the recipes up.





{Visitor Information}

Clear Creek Campground has electric sites with water starting at $22 per night for single sites. Double sites and those on loops by the water are more. There are flush toilets and showers available at each loop, as well as basketball, volleyball and playground areas. There are two hiking trail, one a little over 2 miles long and the other is a bike trail .8 miles one way. The swimming area is available for a day use fee of $5 if you are not camping.

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24 comments

  1. Wow, looks like you're trip is off to an awesome start. Glad the weather stayed clear for you.

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  2. how fun Is the water warm enough for them to go swimming?

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  3. How fun, it looks like you all are having a great time! I love all of the activities you are able to do.

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  4. Looks like you guys are having a great start to your trip. I am looking forward to following along.

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  5. It sounds like the trip is off to a fantastic start.

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  6. I'm proud of you for doing this because no way would I be able to.

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  7. Your boys are going to have such good memories of this summer. I hope your cookies turn out, because I want the recipe :)

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  8. Tricia, it was definitely warm enough. Not chilly at all actually. I was in it with them the majority of the time. :)

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  9. Looks like ya'll are having a blast! What a cool mom you are. They boys will never forget this experience.

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  10. Looks like so much fun - I love camping myself. I have to ask though - what are skillet cookies?

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  11. I love camping! Looks like you guys had a great time - can't wait to go with my family :)

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  12. You are providing such wonderful memories for your boys! I wish I could say I could do what your doing, but, well... I couldn't. :)

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  13. That's practically in my backyard. Well, not quite. But if you run into any problems in Alabama look me up and I will try to help. Enjoy your stay.

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  14. I haven't been camping in about 8 years. It's fun, but I don't miss the bug bites.

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  15. I think you are the coolest mom for taking your boys on this trip.

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  16. Looks like so much fun! I wish we could take the girls camping before the baby comes in August. My girls were just saying how they want to go camping because I bought them some marshmallows for a treat. Even at 3yo kids associate marshmallows with camping, lol.

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  17. What a great time and sweet photos! I really hope both your pizza on the grill and skillet cookies turn out so I can grab those recipes.

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  18. It looks wonderful but I am so not a camper..

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  19. $22 a night is awesome. Seems like a fun place!

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  20. That is simply stunning - when our boys are older I'd love to take them camping like this!

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  21. Sounds like you're already having so much fun! It looks beautiful there!

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  22. $22 a night is not bad at all. I love seeing this adventure you are going on. You are a brave mama

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  23. It looks like you are having a blast!

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