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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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Recent Reviews in Alabama
Nice park, great location

Only stayed for one night. Passport America discounts are offered. There is a Home Depot a few hundred feet from the entrance. The expressway noise is noticable but we're not bothered by that. The employees were nice and the grounds are well kept.

Talladega Pit Stop

Great RV park, new owners are awesome! Close to Talladega Super Speedway, Talladega National Forest and so much more!

Friendly Family Fun within walking distance of the Talladega Speedway!

Super Place.  Treed Park with super friendly folks.  Shower houses, SEWER HOOK UP, Sundries, Laundry and more.  Great place to stay!

Great campground and Lake

We camped in site 17 in a 40’ motor home and had plenty of space. Nice concrete pad, fire ring and picnic table. The lake is beautiful and water is clear. There is a swimming area but it was too cold to swim. The bath house is great and has a washer and dryer. Public golf course on drive into campground. Camp host was great and gave us our space. We will definitely be back.


Small, beautiful scenery, great staff, cleanest restrooms.

Small, great getaway

Limestone lake, great history on trail, nice to kayak but not for fishing

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Great place

We loved Citronelle and will definitely go back regularly. Whole family enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and walking.

A great park outside a perfect southern campus. War Eagle!!

Parked late one afternoon to get a driving break in road trip. Tent camping from dusk till dawn was peaceful. Lots of areas to climb though the trails.