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Camping Alabama

With over 20 state parks, more inland waterways than any other state, and multiple Appalachian peaks, more and more outdoor lovers are turning to Alabama for adventure. While football is still king in this southern state, tourists enjoy the serenity of Alabama's white sand beaches and the thrill found within its carved canyons. So lace up the boots or grab a paddle – it is time to find camping in Alabama!

Alabama's shores have always been a hot spot for southern beach bums, but with the growing popularity of events like Hangout Festival, Gulf Shores is quickly becoming a bucket list destination for many. Fortunately, coastal camping is a reality in the Heart of Dixie.

Beach camping can be one of the most challenging experiences of your life, and simultaneously, the most peaceful. Find camping in Alabama along the sandy coastline of Gulf Shores and wake up to the sound of crashing waves. Warm waters and comfortable year-round temperatures make Gulf Shores a desirable stop for locals and visitors alike.

Looking to escape the crowds? Head north to camp primitively or grab a cabin close to Dismals Canyon. Not only will you find waterfalls and natural bridges at Dismals Canyon, but you can also find "dismalites," a rare fly that emits blue-green light in its larval form. Many explorers tour the canyon at night to catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of this natural light show.

Water lovers might prefer exploring the state by winding through all 631 miles of The Alabama Scenic River Trail instead. As the longest water trail in any single state in the country, this waterway takes paddlers from northeastern Alabama into the Gulf, passing through the heart of the state in the process. With The Dyrt, you can be sure to find the best camping in Alabama along the way.

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What a great place!

Tranquility campgrounds and one of the nicest private parks in Alabama. The staff was super friendly, the rates good, and the grounds were clean and well maintained. There is a nice little pond to fish and a few little trails around the park. You can easily get to Desoto falls by foot (.85 mile) with spectacular views. Also this park is just minutes from downtown Mentone and super close to Desoto State Park. It was not too crowded when we went so it was nice and on Monday we felt we almost had the place to ourselves. Each pimative site had water and electricity, so that was nice. The bath houses are also very nice. The sites can be a little closer together so be careful in peak season. I would recommend this place over and over.

Beautiful Grounds

I have stayed there on several occasions traveling with a fifth wheel camper. It's a very pretty and peaceful place. There is a small pond that you can fish in or if no one is fishing and you have a dog that loves water, they can go for a swim. It has lots for all types of campers and RV's. Its kept up very well and stays clean. If I remember correctly they have a shower room and a laundromat. Just a short distance from Troy, Alabama. All the staff are great people and as long as you follow their park rules the staff is delightful.

Not kept up but for an overnight stay it was fine.

Ran down and full timers that didn’t care about any upkeep.

Beatiful shaded and peaceful.

We loved this campground.  We stayed at site 43, which is in the tent only "Settler's Camp".  The sites were big with a lot of space between them as well as having water and electric (1 - 50amp; 1 - 30amp; 2 - 20amp).  Although all the sites throughout nice, fully shaded with a good bit of privacy, the tents only sites actually had the most space between them as well as the most privacy.  The entire campground was beautiful and well maintained.  The bathhouses were older but also well maintained and very clean.  The showers had better water pressure than a lot of hotels we've stayed at.   The only thing to be aware of, if mobility is an issue, is that there are steps leading down from the parking area to the tent pad.

Ahhhh the lake.

This was the first place we stayed in our RV. Amazing ! Is a understatement. We stayed walking distance to the water and 3 of our 4 kids fished for 3 days. They loved every minute of staying here. We will be back !!! Plenty of wild life and fishing.

Awesome place

This place is great! Its not a 5 star ultra luxurious ultra posh rv resort but its still amazing. The people that are managing it are great and very helpful. Its extremely clean and for added bonus its a great starting point for an unbelievable motorcycle ride to ruby falls. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Beautiful and Quiet

I couldn’t believe how quiet and beautiful the park was. We were surrounded by the biggest trees I had ever seen in person. Hiking to the falls was the best activity for our family. We are planning on returning!

The rv sites are huge, and well spaced out. The camp hosts were nice and helpful.

Amazing campground!!

I’ll start out from the beginning of my experience in a nut shell. On the way to Florida from NE Alabama we experienced our first blow out. Sat on the interstate for 2 hours. Get to our first camp ground and can’t get to an open restaurant and there’s no stores with groceries due to panic buying during hurricane sally. Made do with meatless spaghetti. Woke up the next morning to the camp ground flooded and mostly evacuation. Pulled out of there and ended up staying at a hotel. On our way home we had a second blow out less than 30 minutes after getting on the road. My husband decides that we are going to find somewhere to stay and replace all tires before trying to continue home. I called the lovely folks at oaks family campground and they kindly took us in with no more than a 10 minute notice. They made a point to come speak to us while we set up. Didn’t worry us with payment and check in until we were settled. Gave us directions to the near by Walmart and tire stores. The grounds themselves are simply perfect. Not a piece of grass out of place. It is very quiet and off the main road but close enough to town. Clean well functioning amenities. The concrete pads and wide sites make for an easy set up for any level camper. 10/10 recommend this campground and would give it more stars if possible. Happy camping!

Very nice amenities

State park. Very pretty and lots of trees. Camp with all amenities (a bit pricey) or with no hook ups. Lots to do. Family oriented. Lots of trees and lots of waterfront lots on the shores of one of Alabamas most beautiful lakes.

Awesome place for camping or hiking or just getting outside for the day.

Great place extremely friendly and professional staff got great cabins to stay in or if you bring a camper, RV or pull behind they have spots for all and even have a primitive camp area where just tents or hammocks are allowed. You can build campfires and your fur babies are allowed just gotta keep them leashed. It's full of trails to hike from beginner to extream you can cycle the trails as well. They also have a great big park for the little ones or big ones Wich ever make you feel young again😁😁. It's just a great place for all the family to enjoy the great outdoors.