There are many recreational opportunities for guests of Camp McDowell, some of which are listed below. When making your reservation with Jordan Smith, Office & Reservations Manager, please tell her which amenities you would like to use during your stay. Use of our amenities must be scheduled, but we do not reserve these amenities for any group; use of our amenities is not exclusive, so you may share certain amenities with another group during your stay. If this poses a problem for the specific needs of your group, please let us know and we will work with you to plan a better way forward.
There are two pools at Camp McDowell, open May through September. The pool in lower camp has a high dive and a low dive, and ranges in depth from 3ft to 12ft. St. John's Pool in Bethany Village is accessible for people of all ages and abilities. With grills, picnic tables, and pool chairs around the perimeter, this zero-entry swimming pool is the perfect space to relax and enjoy the warmth of the Alabama sunshine.
At Camp McDowell there are playgrounds next to Miss Mary's Lodge in Miller Commons, between Stough Lodge and Scott House, and in front of Nativity Lodge and Mary's House in Bethany Village.