Summary of our trip experience
We spent 2 nights at Village Creek State Park in the fall of 2009 on our way home from our Texas Trip. Village Creek was well worth the stop and preserves a little piece of history known as the Trail of Tears. A section of the Old Military Road still exists today on the park land and even though we like to think of America’s great history… It is good that some parts of our darker history have been preserved as reminders of what we never want to repeat again. It is pretty amazing how some story boards and an old eroded road can make you travel through time.
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Below is a 1 day itinerary. I’ll revisit this page later to give a 3 day itinerary.
If You Only Have 1 Day
- Hike the old Military Road Hiking Trail
- Well known as the Trail of Tears that was used for Native American removal from the land in the 1800s.
- This is a darker piece of history, but walking the old road takes you back in time and is a good reminder of things we never want to repeat in this country again.
- Hike the trail from the Lake Austell Dam out to the swinging bridge
This is a huge park with lots to do. Many of the trails are shared use trails. If you have a trail bike, bring it and you can cover more ground. Many trails are also open for Equestrian use, but I don’t have any knowledge on horse back riding, so you’ll have to do your own research.
Fantastic park to take kids. Campsite spacing was some of the best and the RV full hook up sites were something you would expect to see at a high end private park for big RV Coaches. Basically, it’s clean and your kids have plenty of room to play without getting in the way of a neighbor. There are beaches and nice playgrounds also. There are also plenty of short hikes to get the kids out in nature without hiking their legs off and burning them out. This would be a great place to spend a family vacation.
Lots of camping options from rustic, group and very nice full hook up RV sites. Check the links at the bottom of the page for our campground reviews.
My Trip Report – Coming Soon!
My Campground Review – Village Creek State Park