Honeycomb Campground and Day Use Area sits next to Lake Guntersville about halfway between Huntsville and Guntersville. If you’ve never camped next to a body of water, you are in for a treat.
Honeycomb faces a range of small hills formed by the creation of the lake. A friend said she thought it as picturesque as any view she’d seen in Ireland, with mist rolling through the gaps in the hills and the quiet stillness of the lake. That’s a pretty fantastic endorsement for the view!
Honeycomb Camp Basics
Honeycomb Campground offers both RV and tent camping (a total of 140 campsites) and lake view or lake side camping spots. Seventy of the campsites offer electrical and water hookups for RVs requiring 50/30/30 amp electric, and the rest are a combination of improved (64) and primitive (6).
Don’t have a tent or RV? Don’t worry! Honeycomb has rental RVs set up right on the lake.
Every campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. The bath houses are clean and feature a private, separate showering room big enough for you and your kids to shower and get dressed. They also have a great little general store that stocks a lot of stuff you may have forgotten including some basic grocery items, camping supplies, firewood, ice, and fishing supplies.
I highly recommend bringing fishing poles if you stay lakeside. It’s fun getting up early and fishing right from your campsite. Maybe even in your pajamas.
The Day Use Area
Honeycomb has beautiful views for sure, but the Day Use Area is probably the biggest draw for visitors whether camping or not. There’s a small sand beach with a blocked off swim area, picnic tables, and grills.
The first time we went, the kids took turns paddling around the outside of the swimming area on our personal kayak (which we’d docked at our campsite and paddled over to the day use area) and swimming in the lake. We spent the majority of our day here. Get there early and grab a table.
Honeycomb Pro Tips
- Call in advance if you want to reserve a lakeside spot close to a bath house!
- Honeycomb is popular and fills up quickly. We stayed at an improved, lakeside site close to a bathhouse and it was pretty perfect.
- You can rent a pontoon boat, paddle boat, fishing boat, canoes, or kayaks (personal flotation devices included) at the general store. Or, do what we did and bring your own.
- Honeycomb has strict visitor rules and any visitors must register at the gate. Camp hosts patrol the area making sure all is well.
- Honeycomb isn’t far from Hambrick Bat Cave – ask at the general store for tour contacts. This would be great addition to your trip!