Weekend at Honeycomb Campground

Honeycomb campground alabamaA couple of weekends ago, my family did a first. Our first camping trip that is.

With a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old.

And I have lived to tell you about it.

Setting the SceneHoneycomb campground boy

I bought my husband a tent for Father’s Day last year. Even though there had been some use of it in the back yard, it had gone no further than that. Then I found out that a couple of friends had gone camping at Honeycomb Campground on Guntersville Lake during the summer and I immediately said “I want to go!”

From that, a family camping trip was born. Several other friends joined in and soon were all choosing our sites and making reservations at Honeycomb for the big weekend!

Camping/Glamping

My childhood camping experiences were from inside the luxury of a camper. You know the kind where you lowered the kitchen “table” down level with the seats to make a bed?

Honeycomb Campground Canoe and KayakSince this time we would be camping in a tent, I had no idea what to expect. I was thrilled when we arrived at Honeycomb Campgrounds. It’s right on the water, far away but not too far and a great place for a family camping adventure.

There ended up being 6 total families – 12 adults, 6 kids, and 1 dog. For our group, we joined up on groceries and meals, watched the kids ride around on scooters and trikes, swam, fished, canoed, kayaked and had a big giant smore’s party. We even watched the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game on a laptop tethered to a homemade antenna! The game was made more interesting with a couple of spirited Aggies in our party.Honeycomb Campground Sign

For my family, we chose a site across the driveway from the water and right beside the restrooms (site 79). With a 2 year-old, I wanted that buffer between us and the lake. Directly across from us was a boat dock. At night it got plenty dark and quiet, even being near the restrooms.

Good to Know

  • Each campsite contains a gravel parking area, fire pit (firewood sold on-site), picnic table, electrical and water hook-ups.
  • You are allowed only one tent on your campsite. RV’s far outweigh the tents at Honeycomb, but there still were quite a lot of tents in addition to our big party.
  • Each campsite is allowed 2 vehicles. We only had one car, but even more friends came on Saturday to spend the day with us and they were able to use the second car tag for our campsite.
  • One family in our party had a canoe and kayak. If you have a canoe, there is a nice launch area around site 78.
  • The campground rents RVs and Pontoon boats. Check the website for details and prices.
  • Get up early, grab your camera and a cup of coffee and enjoy a stunning sunrise view of the lake

Things to Bring

Honeycomb sunriseHere are some items that I’m glad I brought:

  • An extension cord, power strip and hose with you. You will want to be able to plug in your Keurig after all. (No glamping trip should be without one!)
  • Fishing poles for the lake
  • Smart members of our party decked the kids out in Dollar Store glow bracelets and glow necklaces. It was a great way to spot the kids at night (it can get pretty dark).
  • Flashlights and first aid kit
  • A tablet loaded with episodes of Go Diego
  • Coffee and bacon
  • A sense of adventure

And Do It AgainHoneycomb campground dock

Even though there were times when keeping up with my 2 year-old was tough and my oldest son came home with a lot less skin on his knees, the overall experience of camping with my family and sharing a fun weekend with good friends was priceless! I highly recommend Honeycomb Campground for a weekend getaway with your family, or even just your significant other.

If I can survive a weekend in a tent, anyone can. In fact, we all had such a great time that we’ve made plans to do it again in the spring.

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