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Road Trip Revelations-Autumn Lake RV, Calvert, AL

June 8, 2019

Autumn Lake RV Park: A Rural Gem in Alabama

I often comment that I learn as much from my clients as they learn from me. This week's road trip stayed true to form.

This week I visited Autumn Lake RV- a cute little park in Alabama, built by Robin and Keith McLeod. This park is a gem in rural Alabama, close to numerous job sites which supply them with a steady stream of guests.

What is unusual about this park is that it does not look like a worker park. It looks like a clean, friendly, and spotless overnight park. No clutter anywhere to be found. It has back in, pull through, and cabin sites.

The McLeod's have a great deal of pride in this park, and a quick tour shows you why. They have spent additional dollars to add some very nice touches to make the entire guest experience a more gratifying one. Though the untrained eye may not notice these touches, I noticed them right away!

The photo below shows an extra and important step they took when building their park. Most people do not know that the New Orleans/Mobile/Birmingham area of the country is one of the rainiest parts of the US. In order to keep folks from having standing water, Autumn Lake RV Park has installed drainage at EVERY site! It could rain 8 inches in an hour and your site will be dry! Every single site has been carefully graded to supply water to the individual drainage grates.

The hookup area is yet another example of small, but thoughtful detail. They went the extra mile (and expense) of pouring a concrete apron for all hookups. Guests need not leave the comfort of the patio in order to connect to any of the utilities on site. It makes for a very clean and uniform appearance to all sites. All pedestals and hookups are straight and stay that way having been set in concrete.

These are just a few of the small niceties that make this park a gem. Of course, Keith and Robin are the most valuable asset-and they would love to welcome anyone to see why!