Ditto Landing
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Located on the Tennessee River at mile marker 33 selling Fuel or just docking and/or camping. Boat launch, marina, pavilion rentals, security are all available
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Kristen L
Huntsville29 contributions
Sep 2022
This is about the campground.
Sigh. What used to be a lovely, family-friendly, clean RV campground is now a sad, dirty, unkempt campground in a state of gross negligence and disrepair. Shame on Huntsville and Madison County for allowing this to happen.
There are two campground areas: one in shade and one not. The campground with shade is the old, original campground with mature shade trees and, unfortunately now, an asphalt road replete with potholes, sections missing, and large portions of standing water and/or mud. The site pads are asphalt pads (not concrete, as advertised) and are crumbling, cracked, decaying relics, lined with wet, sticky mud that lingers (in the case of our site) at least five days after the last rain. There is no maintenance in evidence as limbs, leaves, trash, and other debris cover these site pads, in some cases, nearly obscuring them.
Our site is not alone in the amount of old and recent trash that inhabits it. On our arrival, we found: candy wrappers (new and worn), hair paraphernalia, a sandal, random vehicle parts (metal pipes, plastic pieces), cigars, beer cans (old and recent), and many other indicators that there is no basic clean-up done by maintenance staff. There are no dog disposal stations in this campground. The concrete picnic tables are completely falling apart –by that, I mean, benches are cracked completely in two or fallen over entirely, huge chunks have fallen off sections, etc. There are aluminum picnic tables in many campsites to replace the concrete tables but they are seemingly randomly set adjacent to the old, decayed tables. Why have the deteriorated and non-functional tables not been removed? The same goes for the campsite grills: these ancient iron grills are in total disrepair and function. The “grill” on our campsite is sitting on the ground, the pole completely missing. It is completely non-functional. On walking through the campground, I see almost all the grills in the same state: either the grill is completely gone and there is a random post or a grill is sitting on the ground. Fire rings are also random and, obviously, not maintained.
The road into this campground has so many deep potholes at the entrance, none dried out during the first five non-rainy days of our visit. There is not a traditional “dump station” here, but a questionable pump, standing in who-knows-what kind of water, with no instructions posted. There is a hose with a hook-up feature lying in the murky water surrounding this station and a broken plastic cover that, when pulled off, reveals some sort of pump. We found a switch to turn this on and, after we hooked the nozzle-like hose to our drain, switched it on. We are experienced campers and this is an experience we hope never to repeat. Basically, this was really disgusting.
Rather than repeat the questionable pump (not dump…) station experience, we decided to try to change our campsite to one in the “non-shaded” section, or, the new section of Ditto Landing, where there are sewer hook-ups. On asking at the campground office, we found out we could not change sites as the staff person could not figure out how to do it on her computer. She told us there was nothing available. We went online and found that, indeed, there was a campsite available for the nights we requested. Staff ignorance or unwillingness?
The new or “non-shaded” campground looks like an ersatz campground set up for an impromptu gathering of some sort. It is in a former field that needs additional bush-hogging (not sure just mowing will do the job), adjacent to a busy road with nothing to buffer the traffic, a huge hole/dredge-site in the center, semi-filled with sketchy-looking, mosquito-attracting, green sludge below the orange clay slopes. God-forbid someone get too close and slide in. There are no dog disposal stations that I could find, and no garbage disposal bins.
For a city that is so proud of itself for being #1 in so many national surveys, it shocks me that our elected officials and city/county administrators have allowed this park to have become so hideous. There are very few campgrounds convenient to Huntsville and this one is a humiliation to this wonderful city. For the vast amounts of funds pouring into this city and county, it’s a true shame an already established campground, a rarity in this area, is not being well taken care of.
Written September 10, 2022
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Anthony H
8 contributions
Jul 2022
Rented a pontoon boat here 4th July weekend. Had some difficulty starting my rental, gentlemen working on forktruck loading boats in the water, very kind and helpful, got us going . Great day on the lake, friendly staff.
Written July 12, 2022
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charlesf
Madison, AL327 contributions
Feb 2022
I have been to a charity event there, and now run there at the end of the nearby greenway for a pretty view of the river and an opportunity to use the facilities. Many boaters dock there as well as many take advantage of the picnic areas and benches to watch the Tennessee River and activities.
Written February 8, 2022
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GuyEWood
Fairhope, AL307 contributions
Nov 2019
We've docked at Ditto Landing Marina several times while cruising that part of the Tennessee River, and every time has been a wonderful experience for us.

The people who work at the marina have been, to a person, great to work with. They're always ready with a warm welcome and are happy to help boaters land and set up at the docks.

The marina has a somewhat narrow entrance and the currents can be a little tricky, so be ready for that. While it may not matter for your vessel, I still recommend that you approach the entrance from downstream so you're using your power against the current instead of being pushed past the entrance.

The grounds around the marina and then along the river's banks provide ample room for walking and biking. We have Segways and enjoyed exploring the area.

If there is one thing that we really miss at Ditto Landing, it is a restaurant. We truly enjoy eating at restaurants that are either on or near marinas, but if you don't have an automobile, you're out of luck in that department when you're at Ditto.
Written November 23, 2019
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mgysgtusmc1
Huntsville, AL103 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a great place to go with a family. There are many things to do. From volleyball nets to bikes fishing or just walking along the river.
Written November 13, 2019
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THOMAS M
Huntsville, AL115 contributions
Jun 2019
it's just an old southern style boat docking facility, but it's senic non-the-less, and I have been told that the fishing is good. it had a nice boat launch, an other handy facilities to give ready access to the beautiful tennessee River.
Written September 14, 2019
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dottietb
nawlins44 contributions
Aug 2019
So glad we happened to find out about this as we were heading somewhere else. Beautiful place to visit & worth going to see.
Written August 19, 2019
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JSR_Adventures
Fairhope, AL1,021 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We went to see the Nina and Pinta, replica ships from Columbus' voyages. Plenty of parking for all areas. Nice greenbelt for walking, with lots of benches and plenty of trash cans. Restrooms are fairly convenient, but aren't very clean.
Written August 4, 2019
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Paul Garcia
Fussa, Japan1,695 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The family anf I visited Ditto Landing after Church. It is peaceful and it looks like a good place to fish from the shore. We explored a little and drove by the campsite.
Written June 9, 2019
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Randalc440
Huntsville, AL15 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Went to Ditto Landing on Sunday to take friends out on the boat and the restroom situation was pitiful. Neither the Men's or Women's restroom had toilet paper or paper towels. This weekend was obviously a very busy one with the holiday, but there should have been some maintenance upkeep to the restrooms during that time. It was a sad situation and reflects very poorly on the staff at Ditto Landing.
Written May 29, 2019
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