The 10 Best Camping Spots in Alabama!

There’s nothing quite like spending a night in nature in the South. Gaze up at the stars, cook a meal over a campfire, and enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors. No matter where you chose to pitch a tent or park your RV, these 10 sites in Alabama will give you that getaway you’re looking for. Here are the 10 best camping spots in the state. 

1. Wind Creek State Park, Alexander City, AL

South on Highway 128 lies one of the largest campsites Alabama has to offer. The park encompasses the lovely Lake Martin, which is home to crappie, bluegill, striped bass, and several other species. Campsites include 157 waterfront sites, 39 premium sites, which have 16-foot-wide concrete pads. Wind Creek State Park is a location perfect for families of any size.

2. Gulf Shores State Park, Gulf Shores, AL

On the southern coast of Alabama, there’s a place with two miles of beach where you can feel the sand through your toes and get that sun-kissed glow year-round. That place is Gulf Shores State Park. The park contains tennis courts, a golf course, beach pavilions, and so much more that it is hard to be bored during your visit. Sleeping quarters include outdoor camping as well as cozy beach cottages for rental.

3. Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville, AL

If you’re looking for a more upscale camping experience, Joe Wheeler is equipped with a mystical lodge and several private cabins. Located on the shores of Wheeler Lake, the park is within short distance of a golf course and has a number of hiking trails. For a rustic-style weekend getaway to remember, Joe Wheeler Park is the perfect place for you.

4. Frank Jackson, Opp, AL

Enjoy a night near the clear-blue waters at this campsite. Although fishing is the main attraction to camping at Frank Jackson State Park, the water is perfect for swimmers, boaters, and paddlers of all ages. Complete with modern campsites and scenic hiking trails, Frank Jackson has it all.

5. Lake Lurleen State Park, Coker, AL

For families that love to enjoy the water in the summer sun, Lake Lurleen is the perfect spot for you. This 1,600-acre park is situated nine miles northwest of Tuscaloosa and Northport. The scenic getaway sits on the banks of Lake Lurleen and gives guests plenty of opportunity for lounging and leisure activity. 

6. Cheaha State Park, Delta, AL

Cheaha State Park, Alabama's highest point, is the perfect place to go camping. This park has two improved campgrounds with 72 campsites available, both primitive and modern. Activities in the park include hiking, biking, fishing, and rock climbing.

7. Monte Sano, Huntsville, AL

Seated near the border of Tennessee, Monte Sano State Park is a beautiful place to visit for the day or to camp overnight. In the 1800s, guests from all over the U.S. came to visit Monte Sano. Monte Sano means “Mountain of Health,” so visitors came to take in the fresh air, magnificent sights, and mineral springs. 

8. Meaher State Park, Spanish Fort, AL

Located in the scenic wetlands near Mobile, Meaher State Park is a quaint place to have a camping excursion with the family. The nearby waters are perfect for fishing with a long pear that trails into Mobile Bay.

9. Paul M. Grist State Park, Selma, AL

Eleven modern campsites with 50-amp services overlook the lake, which is surrounded by picturesque southern pines and dreamy hardwoods. This spot is ideal for lovers of the water, and families looking to celebrate a big event. And if you’re looking to camp in a tent, those are available as well. 

10. Cathedral Caverns, Woodville, AL

Cathedral Caverns, named for their likeness to Gothic-era cathedrals, remain one of the most beautiful sites in the state of Alabama. Campsites attached to this gorgeous natural attraction gather along the outskirts and are near a bathhouse and several backcountry trails perfect for hiking.

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393 Co. Road 174, Grove Oak, AL
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