Author Topic: Jefferson, Alabama Bicycle Camping  (Read 2069 times)

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Offline jsc

Jefferson, Alabama Bicycle Camping
« on: January 01, 2024, 12:40:27 pm »
Map 8 of Section 1 of the Underground Railroad route shows a cyclists-only camping symbol at Jefferson, Alabama, a wide spot in the road with a country store, a volunteer fire department, a Methodist church, a temporarily closed community center and a cemetery. No amount of googling finds any indication of a place to camp.  Is anyone familiar with this spot?

Offline John Nelson

Re: Jefferson, Alabama Bicycle Camping
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2024, 02:52:49 am »
The service directory says that you can camp behind the convenience store (Jefferson Country Store). The store is surrounded by a grassy area. This is not a campground--it's just a primitive grassy area that you are allowed to set up a tent on.

We stopped there for sandwiches. The store is owned and run by a very friendly guy named Tony Luker. He took our picture in front of his store. I'm sure that Tony would help you with anything you needed. His sandwiches are good too.

Offline jsc

Re: Jefferson, Alabama Bicycle Camping
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2024, 10:28:09 am »
Thank you, John. I saw the note in the Service Directory after I posted this.  The ACA cartographers recommend that I call to make sure the service is still available.  How long since you stopped there?

Offline John Nelson

Re: Jefferson, Alabama Bicycle Camping
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2024, 09:30:35 pm »
How long since you stopped there?
18 months