Local Area Attractions
Clanton is located halfway betweeen Birmingham and Montgomery. Use our campground (located at I-65's Exit 208) as a base to explore the many activities available in the area or take a day trip to Birmingham or Montgomery for even more!
Heaton Pecan Farm
The Heaton Pecan Farm is located at 309 Sunrise Boulevard, just across the road from our campground! Their store and restaurant feature homemade pies, candies, ice cream and baked goods. Don't miss their yummy pecan pie.
Heaton's can be reached at 800-446-3531. Their hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Visit them on the web at http://www.heaton.com.
Fishing at Lake Mitchell
Our campground is located just 9.5 miles from beautiful Lake Mitchell where you can fish for Bass, Bluegill, Crappie and more!
Bass Pro Shop
Bass Pro Shops is not just another retail outdoor store! Whether you're looking for the best in outdoor gear, ready to learn how to maximize your time and fun with nature, or simply want to satisfy your desire for great food, Bass Pro Shops invites you to visit them to start your adventure. This is a great day trip destination!
The store is conveniently located at I-65's Exit 179 in Prattville. The store is open Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. For more information, call the store at 334-290-6400 or visit http://www.basspro.com.
Big Peach Tower
Located on I-65 between Birmingham and Montgomery (at Exit 212) is an impressively large water tower resembling a peach. Constructed in 1992, Clanton's Big Peach is 120 feet tall and holds 500,000 gallons of water! It was built to celebrate the importance of peaches to the area's economy. There is a peach-themed (of course!) restaurant nearby and fresh peaches, when in season, are not to be missed!
Fred the Town Dog
Fred the Town Dog was the beloved mascot of Rockford, a small town east of Clanton. Fred was a stray that first wandered into the area in 1993 and was nursed back to health by the community who adopted him. Almost 10 years later, Fred died on December 23, 2002 in a Birmingham animal hospital from a mysterious animal bite. A full-sized grave marker, donated by a Montgomery businessman in May 2003, was added to Fred's gravesite behind the Old Rock Jail.
Local Area Activities
Do you love to shop? Our local area has several flea markets and antique malls in which you might just find that special something that you just can't live without!
Looking for free entertainment and a way to escape the summer's heat? Clanton is just the place to come for a series of free movies this summer.
Love Antiques and Collectibles?
Do you love shopping for antiques and collectibles? The Clanton area has several antique stores waiting for your arrival! Here are some to check out:
- Bren Wills Antique Mall, 224 Town Mart, Clanton
- Horse and Buggy Antiques, 2814 County Road 37, Thorsby
- Memories Flea & Antique Mall, 1724 East Main Street, Prattville
Like open air flea markets?
On Wednesday and Saturday mornings, there is an open air flea market in Clanton at the stockyards behind Pizza Hut on US 31. It opens at dawn and usually winds down by noon, so be sure to get there early for the best selection and deals! Wear your walking shoes because there is a lot to see! (Let us know if you need directions on how to find the stockyards.)
The Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society of the Jefferson State Community College in Clanton is sponsoring a series of free movies on Friday evenings this summer. The showings are open to the general public and will be held in an air-conditioned (or heated, depending on the weather) and comfortable theatre. The movies will be based on literature or historical events.
The schedule is:
- June 6 - "The Great Gatsby" (2013)
- June 20 - "Twelve Years a Slave" (2013)
- July 11 - "The Hobbit" (2012)
- July 25 - "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1999)
All movies will start at 6:30 pm in the theatre of the Conference and Performing Arts Center (CPAC) adjacent to the Jefferson State campus in Clanton. For more information or directions, contact CPAC at 205-280-8211.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Chilton County Peach Festival
This year's Chilton County Peach Festival will be held the week of June 22 - June 28, 2014. Please join Chilton County as it once again celebrates Alabama's peaches with pageants and tournaments throughout the week. Events include the "peach run," art exhibitions, a cook-off, fishing tournament, live music, parades, both live and silent auctions, BBQ and much more! Contact the Chilton Chamber of Commerce at 205-755-2400 for more information or visit chiltonchamberonline.com.
Make plans now to stay at the Dandy RV/Clanton KOA during this great week of peach-themed activities and events!
10th Annual Peach Jam Jubilee
The Clanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 10th Annual Peach Jam Jubilee on Friday, June 27th at the Clanton City Park. As in the past, the jubilee will have a family friendly atmosphere. There will be a large vendor area featuring food as well as arts & crafts, a kids zone with amusement rides and live entertainment. Best of all, the festival is FREE! Call 205-755-2400 or visit chiltonchamberonline.com for more information.
Make plans now to stay at the Dandy RV/Clanton KOA for this day of good food and good fun!