Camp Location & Directions
Just Imagine… Lookout Mountain gentle breezes and Little River’s clear, green waters along with Mentone’s majestic rock formations provide the picturesque setting for Adventure, Inspiration, Character and Confidence-Building at Riverview Camp for Girls in Mentone, Alabama.
Tucked securely off of Desoto Parkway, our scenic drive is about one-half mile past the entrance to the famous Desoto Falls and about three miles from the Desoto State Park entrance. We are surrounded by privately owned beautiful woodlands. Little River, which borders the Riverview campus, is a gently flowing waterway that is classified as an Outstanding National Resource Waterway. But, please…don’t just imagine… make Riverview a reality, give us a call and say I’m going to Riverview!
Driving time is 2 hours from Birmingham. Take I-59 north to Exit #231 (Valley Head, Hammondville Exit). Turn right off ramp. Go 1/2 mile to dead-end. At dead end (there is a caution light here) turn right and then turn left onto Hwy #117 (another caution light here.)
Bus Route: Follow 117 through Valley Head up the mountain to Mentone, Al. In Mentone at the blinking yellow light turn right, passing by St. Joseph's Church. Go 2 miles to stop sign. Continue straight for 1/2 mile to Riverview entrance sign. Turn left at sign. Camp is 1 mile on left.
Scenic short-cut Car Route: (NOT for Buses!) Follow 117 through Valley Head up the mountain...about half/way up the mountain our Riverview sign is on the right -take a sharp right. At top of this scenic road, yield at sign towards the right. Continue straight for 1/2 mile to Riverview entrance sign. Turn left at sign. Campus is 1 mile on left.
Drive time 3 1/2 hours. Take I-65 to B'ham. Get on I-459 around B'ham picking up I-59 North toward Gadsden. Follow the B'ham. directions after you turn right off Exit #231.
Take I-59 South to Exit #231, turning left off ramp and follow the Birmingham directions beginning with the dead-end.
Take Hwy 72 to Hwy. 35 Scottsboro/Ft. Payne Exit. Turn Right off exit ramp. Follow to Hwy 35. Take Hwy 35 to Fort Payne to I-59. Follow I-59 North to Exit 231 (Valley Head, Hammondville exit.) Turn right off exit ramp. Follow Birmingham directions beginning at dead-end.
Driving time is 2 hours. Take I-75 North to Adairsville exit # 306. Turn left off the ramp towards Adairsville. Continue on Hwy. 140 about 15 miles to a dead-end. Turn right onto Hwy. 27 North to Summerville. In Summerville go through one traffic light, over the RR tracks and turn left on Hwy. 48 to Menlo. In Menlo at 4 way stop continue going straight on 48 up the mountain. From top of the mountain Mentone is about 11 miles away. During this 11miles you will cross from GA to AL. At the AL State line Hwy 48 then becomes Hwy # 117. At blinking light in Mentone, turn left, passing St. Joseph's Church, go 2 miles to stop sign. Continue straight for 1/2 mile to Riverview entrance sign. Turn left at sign. Campus is l mile on the left.