In March we upgraded from a popup camper to a travel trailer. We wanted something with less set up, more room and extra features like a bathroom and kitchen.
We choose Corinth Recreation Area for our first trip. It is a COE campground on Smith Lake.
We had reserved site 11 but were able to move to site 15 when we arrived. The new site gave us an amazing view of the lake. Our site was a level gravel pad that included a fire pit, picnic table, and full hook ups.
There was a trail that ran through the campground down to the lake.
We were there during a cold front so we were fortunate to only have a share the campground with a few others.
Corinth Recreation Area is located in the Bankhead National Forest and a short drive to the Sipsey Wilderness. We drove to the Sipsey Trailhead. This is pay use parking area. We did a little exploring close to the river but didn’t hike too far because of the colder temps.
We also explored the town of Houston, Alabama while we were in the area. We went to enjoy a meal at Chef Troys Talk of the town. It
was a cozy little place and definitely lived up to it’s reputation of providing great food.
Across the street from Chef Troy’s is the Houston Jail. It is a wooden jail that was built during the Civil War. It was fun to be able to walk inside and explore.
On the road into Corinth Recreation Area you pass the Historic Corinth Baptist Church. It is a part of the North Alabama Hallelujah Trail. We enjoyed being able to look at this old church.
We had a wonderful trip. It was perfect for a weekend away.