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Camping in Alabama



About Alabama Camping

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.

Recent Reviews In Alabama

1634 Reviews of 506 Alabama Campgrounds

Jason S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2021

Not for me

Staff was friendly and the campgrounds were nice and clean. The camp lots were too close for my liking. Too much noise and I couldn’t find firewood anywhere. More of a family, social type park.

Month of VisitDecember
Jason S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2021

Not Bad

Not bad for 19$ a night. Lots are pretty well separated in a nice wooded area. Staff is friendly. A short walk to the Tennessee River.

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Month of VisitJanuary
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2021

Great short term spot

Only stayed one night here. Easy to get to off the interstate. Not much around at all. Very quiet. No wifi availability. Gas station by the exit but no food options very close.

Month of VisitDecember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2021

Good Location but..

The location makes it easy to too access the TN River for boating, which is great. However the water next to the campground is relatively stagnant so the mosquitoes here are horrendous! As soon as we walked out of our camper they dive-bombed us! There are other campgrounds in the area that have…

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2021

Campground by lake limited Verizon signal

This place is amazing! Beautiful RV sites, Electric water and sewer. The only issue was struggling to get two bars from Verizon. Definitely use the provided gate code and drive up to the top. It’s like you are on top of the world.

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Site73 lower campground
Month of VisitNovember
Paul M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Great place

Friendly staff clean restrooms and showers. Short drive to the beach Short drive to shopping centers and pharmacy

Month of VisitSeptember
dThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Home away from home

We are baaaack! We came back on Friday, the 26th and decided to stay a week. Shannon and his wife, Stacey have the gift of hospitality. We feel safe here with the hidden location and security cameras. Our dogs enjoyed the dog park and walks through the woods and around the lake. I enjoyed the…

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SiteThe Woods
Month of VisitDecember
Jason S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Nice place

A bit too close together for my liking but the facilities and staff are top notch. If you bring loved ones or like to socialize, this is a good place to be.

Month of VisitDecember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021


Great place to stay good wide pads

Month of VisitDecember
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

We stayed here a week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Definitely a lot of snowbirds here already. Top notch state park. The paved bike trails are phenomenal. Miles and miles of paved trails and wooden boardwalks to explore for hours. Very large campground. Very well kept and maintained. Lots of staff…

Month of VisitDecember
Jovee S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Really Cool Place!

Stayed here Nov 10-15, 2021. I really love the aesthetics of this place. The trees and spanish moss add such a unique charm. The grounds are very well kept. The staff, friendly and helpful. The sites have plenty of room and easy to get into. Plenty of space also for the dogs. I walked my dog in…

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Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2021

Great find!

Very quiet and clean. Very nicely maintained! Will be back!

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Month of VisitDecember
Mary F.
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021


The campground is very peaceful and quiet. It makes a wonderful weekend getaway - just to relax or there is also plenty to do in the area. 

I loved sitting around the fire pit in the evenings listening to 2 of the owners, Marty and Mike, play their guitars and sing old 60s rock. What a great…

Month of VisitJune
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Looked like a fabulous setting!

Unfortunately this was closed until February when I arrived just before dusk. The host told me about another COE campground about 10 minutes away. Glad I didn't have to search farther! Will come back when it's open!

Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Great waterfront sites!

Beautiful campground! They did a great job getting all the sites on the water! Nice bathrooms and showers. Small playground. Very well set up. Hosts were very nice!

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Month of VisitDecember

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