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Old 10-09-2014, 10:30 AM
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Default DeerLick, Tuscahloosa

This is a Corp of Engineers (acoe) jewel. It has mostly smaller sites although plenty are pull thru. Most have decks that partially overlook the water. All have at least partial shade. Except for the tent sites all have water and electric. Some of the tent sites have water and electric; but all the tent sites require lugging your gear.
We are in site 13 and have a deck with picnic table on one side and fire ring with picnic table on the other. The site is perfect to a TM.
There is a paved bicycle trail that we haven't checked out just yet.

To get here from the west take sr 69 north from US 82, turn east(right) on Union Chapel then New Watermelon; Union Chapel becomes Old Colony/New Watermelon; follow New Watermelon and turn right on Lake Nicol Then right on Deerlick RD and follow the signs. If you are coming from the east on US 82 get off at Rice Mine and head north until you get to New Watermelon where you will turn right. Plenty of supplies at New Watermelon and Rice Mine.
A word of caution after leaving the New Watermelon/Rice mine intersection New Water goes from 50 mph to 45 mph just after that speed change there is a blind traffic light. So be aware you are headed down hill in a curve to this stop light.
I'll add updated info and pics later.
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:04 PM
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We'll be headed that direction on Monday. Is there much in the way of fall colors at that CG? We'll be out for at least a week with no particular plans other than to get to some areas with fall colors, spending 2 nights at different CG.
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Not much in the way of fall colors yet. It has been pretty spotty even up through Land Between the Lakes.
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We are headed east and a few weeks and was looking at Deerlick. Glad to have a first hand review. Looking at the map 13 wasn't on the water did it have good shade? are those on the water shaded? Finally getting to take out our 2014 2720 SilverTrail which we got in September. Also sold our 2008 2619 2 weeks ago so down to only one TM now! Have your every been to ACOE park in Minden La Beaver Dam park??
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:56 AM
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We are headed east and a few weeks and was looking at Deerlick. Glad to have a first hand review. Looking at the map 13 wasn't on the water did it have good shade? are those on the water shaded? Finally getting to take out our 2014 2720 SilverTrail which we got in September. Also sold our 2008 2619 2 weeks ago so down to only one TM now! Have your every been to ACOE park in Minden La Beaver Dam park??
None of the sites at Deerlick are on the water, you are high above it. Some have better views then others. All have partial shade. Forget the site numbers but don't get the ones at the end of the cul-de-sac. They are about impossible to get into if one is occupied. Also a long way up hill to the bathrooms.

I thought Beaver Dam was USFS, didn't know there was a COE there. Have hiked the trails some there but never camped.
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Thanks for your reply. One thing we have encountered is a new change in that a lot of the parks now require a TWO night stay on the weekends. If your traveling from point A to point B an additional night can be a problem or your travel Sunday through Thursday. just food for thought.
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The two night weekend stay rule is only at some very busy ACOE CG's. Have run into to that at some USFS and State Parks. The ACOE in KY are that way also and all are on Recreation.Gov. Pull in and call to reserve the site and very it is open. The Cg host we ran into while in KY weren't given a list and had no way to register you. This is something the KY ACOE just started last year. We had to reserve two sites to stay a week. We really don't like the reservation system even though we understand why they are all going to it. We expect Big Bend to switch to it if they do away with CG hosts. The host currently do compliance checks and call in when the CG is full.
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So are you suggesting to Call CG day of arrival to reserve instead of doing it online?
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So are you suggesting to Call CG day of arrival to reserve instead of doing it online?
No, for the ACOE CG's in KY you must call the reservation line after you get to the CG unless you made prior reservations. There is no first come first serve there; sites are only available through the reservation system. This is in KY only to our knowledge.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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