Open Pond

So we went to the Conecuh National Forest and camped at the Open Pond campground. The Conecuh National Forest is almost 84,000 acres just north of the Alabama/Florida state line north of Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties in Florida.

There’s a total of 74 sites, 65 of them are RV sites in the campground in four loops. A loop is a primitive campground, B loop is for scouts the other two loops C and D are for RVs. Regular price is $16 a night and pets are allowed as long as they’re on a leash.

Entrance near the day fee station.

The sites are well separated, some would say nicely social distanced and each has 50/30 amp service and water. A dump station near the entrance to the recreational area of the forest was fairly clean by dump station standards.

We camped with our friends, Jimm and Sueann, and several times during walks we each mentioned how nice the park is. We were there over the June 4-7 weekend, and left on Monday. When everyone left on Sunday there were only four rigs on the entire C-loop on Sunday night. The pond was almost like a mirror most of the weekend.

Our only issue we had was bugs. Yellow fly season is May and June, we were there during peak season. Mosquitos were pretty brutal too. A bug zapper comes in handy. The lake was really nice, with several folks trying to fish. We saw one gator on the last day on our way out.

We went to see the Andalusia Railroad Depot and we also did some geocaching. The railroad depot was built in 1899 and helped the city of Andalusia grow from about 550 in 1900 to almost 2500 in 1910.

Overall we enjoyed our time and will definitely include national forest campgrounds in our future campground excursions.

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