Destination – Cypress Landing RV Park

Found a great excuse to go ride. An old high school classmate of mine has apparently built an RV Park up near Dozier, Alabama so of course felt the need to ride up and check it out for myself. He doesn’t even know that I went as of this writing. Will probably contact him and go up for a personal tour of the place at some time in the future. This ride was just one of those “destination not as important as the ride” situations that I took on April 22, 2021.

It was a very clean and quiet looking place located on the shores of Gantt Lake, located in the Gantt Community, north of the City of Andalusia in Covington County, just off State Highway 29. The reservoir impounds the Conecuh River, and is approximately 2,700 acres in size with 21 miles of shoreline. The River Falls Power Company constructed Gantt Dam in the 1920s, but it is now operated by Alabama Electric Cooperative for hydropower generation. 

Since I was on the bike did not want to disturb the guests. Sure seems set up well, they have a general store for guests, boat rentals, fishing, and on week-ends and special occasions a live band, karaoke, dancing, and food is there for your enjoyment. Here is the link to the Cypress Landing RV Park FaceBook Page for more information and bookings.

Below is a few photos taken when I made my stop there.

Entrance Sign
Taken standing at the sign – entrance road.
Bike Parked on Entrance Pavement
Another Angle

Very nice looking place, will definitely go back some day and visit the entire park and might even get to do a little fishing?

So the ride up there was awesome. As always I take the back country roads wherever possible, my favorite places to ride. Mostly what you have to look out for is animals, tractors, pot holes, sand on the road and other such minor things. As you can see from the “My Ride” app below, was a 94.3 mile round trip so not really far from home. Notice I can usually find a different route to return home, no sense in retracing your steps if you don’t have too.

So this was a nice short trip, am looking to expand and find places a little further from home, maybe interesting places to visit within say a 100 miles or less. That way the round trip of 200 miles could easily be done and have time to stop and visit some and play tourist, etc. If anyone has some suggestions of out of the way places that might fit into my riding style, would certainly love to hear from you. Just leave the suggestions in comments below.

Such a nice ride, will share a video with you below of some of the roads taken on the way home, enjoy!

Thought you might like to know more about Cypress Landing RV Park? A quote directly from their website:

Families, outdoor enthusiasts, and visitors of all varieties gravitate to our RV park on beautiful Gantt lake. Our mild year-round climate attracts both short and extended stay visitors. We welcome pets as well. Gantt lake is known for its great fishing, hunting, boating as well as other water sports. Come and pay us a visit, away from the crowds, but still close to town and convenient to the many attractions on the Gulf Coast. Our RV Resort offers top quality amenities and beautiful natural surroundings. Come and visit us. We are located on Hwy 29 about 12 miles from Andalusia.

They have also produced a video showing the entire park, see below, enjoy!

Once again, thanks for reading/following, hope you will continue. Remember not an “Old Biker” by definition, just an old man (by birth certificate) that loves to ride motorcycles. “Biker” is really not the right word for me, “motorcyclists” fits better.

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Keep the shiny side UP!

See more Video clips of my rides on My YouTube channel.


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