Wondering what to bring? What activities are available? Here's a few suggestions…
What to expect:
Alabama Hot- it will likely be hot and humid, but the water is cool and refreshing.
The closest gas/beer/bug spray is a quick 5 minutes from the camp. A grocery store is 10 minutes away.
Emergency care is 25 minutes away- anyone with asthma, bee sting reaction, etc, should plan accordingly.
Three great resturants within five minutes of the house (one by boat).
Two nearby marinas including a boat launch at Still Waters ($10.00 last time I launched)
What to bring:
Golf Clubs- StillWaters Golf resort is 2 minutes from the camp - they offer 36 (update 1 course is closed) holes of "challenging" golf. The Tradition course hosts the Alabama Chapter Championship of the Dixie Section of the PGA and the Alabama Open. GolfDigest has even named the Tradition as one of the best, new public courses. It's on the Robert Trent Jones Trail. There's also the George Cobb-designed, Legend course (this is the open course). A driving range, clubhouse and pro shop are also available onsite.
Fishing Gear- Lake Martin has a large population of spotted bass and largemouth bass, which makes fishing VERY popular. Other fish in the lake include white bass, striped bass, bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, redear sunfish, yellow perch and black crappie.
Water Toys-There will be Noodles, some blow up stuff but you may consider bringing “baby-safe” floatation items for the baby/toddler age AND Life Jackets.
Toiletries, Bug Spray and Sun Screen.
Your cell phones.
Volley ball net, badmitton, and of course the water, and noodles.
Satilite TV in living room and DVDs in bedrooms. Lots of DVD's in the LR cabinet.
There are plenty of books and vintage magazines, toys and games
Game room with fooseball table, dartboard, board games, and drybar.
For the adventurous, Chimney Rock is a great place for hanging out, people watching and jumping into the water (it’s pretty high, but the kids love it!)- a 15 minute boat ride from Camp Herren.
A few suggestions:
Jumping off the dock instead of wading in at the shore is a great way to keep Alabama Clay where it belongs.
Bug Spray/Chiggers. Enough said.
It can be hot. Stay wet. Stay hydrated.
In case of rain, screen porch, board games and a full cooler.