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McFarland Park, Florence
(4.1/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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  • Great place for a picnic along the river or better yet, eat at the restaurant at the adjacent marina. Good food. Good view. Took my mother for a nice relaxing day to Florence. This was a nice ending t...  more »
  • We're staying in the campgrounds and have the most beautiful view across the Tennessee River. It's crowded and there are tons of families picnicking in the park, boats running up the river, and right ...  more »
  • Well if you want a calm, quite,clean place to go an,relax try McFarland park under the bridge. There are nice quite tables to picnic an set up bad mitten, volleyball, baseball lots of games an family,...  more »
  • The campground is located right on the river and is attached to a very nice city park. There's also a boat launch and marina with restaurant within walking distance. The sites were level and all have a picnic table. Some sites have grills as well. You can choose a site by the river with no trees for shade or shaded sites that are a little farther from the river. Reasonable rates at just $25 a night as of 9/2016. I would highly recommend this place. It's quiet but yet still so close to downtown Florence and all the restaurants, bars and shopping.
  • Very much a positive experience. From time to time the bathrooms were a little less than desired but still far better than most. I spent the autumn months here and the view over the water with early morning fog rolling across is breathtaking. Literally one morning I was FREEZING in my tent and opened up the door to run to the bathroom, saw the view and just stood there in awe, for a few moments I forgot how cold I was. Well worth the $12 a day. If I had to find a complaint, "long term" campers should receive a discount. $12 x 30 days x 3 months = $1080. Even with that said, still amazing.
  • Nice park. Just watch out for the guy on the green mule with a ponytail he's a bastard other than that good place
  • Had planned on tenting next to friends in an RV Spot. Guy walks up Him: "Hey what's this all about?" Me: "What do you mean" "This" points at my tent "Oh, that's my tent" "What's it doing here?" "Well was planning on sleeping in it tonight" "You can't do that" "Why not" "Cause you haven't paid" "Oh, I though a tent spot was included in the RV rental" "Only if they're kids" "Really, ok, I'll pay" "Sir come with me to the office" Him: " Sir , since you're not staying in the primitive tent spots, you'll have to pay 25" "But I'm sharing with my friends who've already paid 25" "You'll have to pay another 25" "But primitive camping is only 12" "Sir if you'd like to move your tent to primitive camping, I'll charge you 12" "But my tent is already set up" "I'm sorry that's the rules" Found the camp rules/regs that reads "a rented RV and/or tent may be located in each spot", and pointed out to the curmudgeon "What exactly does "and" mean there?" "That's only for kids" "But your guidelines say nothing about being child specific" "If you don't pay 25 you'll have to leave. And then the cops will Come". Me: paid my 25. Dude was a jerk and a borderline extortionist. Will never stay there again
  • A pleasant space along the Tennessee River that stretches out from the marina. There are campgrounds, picnic tables and shelters, soccer fields, etc., and in the warm months frequently a festival or smaller group gatherings. The park's best feature, though, is the view it affords of the Tennessee River as you walk from one end to the other, gazing at limestone cliffs across a waterway where barges quietly push enormous containers down river.