Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Cherokee Rock Village

Tent, RV and Primitive Camping

Daily Use Fee - $6 per vehicle for standard cars and trucks, $12 per vehicle for passenger vans, and $15 per vehicle for buses.

Camping Fee - $15 per vehicle for standard cars and trucks, $20 per vehicle for passenger vans, and $25 per vehicle for buses and RVs.

We are open 24/7 every day. A self-pay box is located at the front entrance to pay for admission after hours.

$6.00 - $25.00
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Cherokee Rock Village is located in Alabama
34.1806 N
-85.8174 W
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17 Reviews of Cherokee Rock Village
Hidden Away

I’d never heard of this place but accompanied a friend here that was doing some climbing. I picked a site away from the bluff near the boulders. Nice and quiet. Of course it’s primitive but there is a bathhouse and water within a short walk. General store has a little bit of everything for camping and lots of nice climbing gear. I’m impressed. Beautiful view of Weiss Lake from the bluff side of the park.

The veiw

Absolutely breathtaking views also great for climbing!

Gorgeous rock climbing overlook!

This campground has one of the best overlook views on that mountain I have ever seen. There are lots of big rocks for you rock climbers to scale! It's $5 for just to visit and $10 to camp. You can buy lumber for fire up front. They also gave a general store for anything you may need or had forgot. They have lots on the Clift side that are awesome and some in more quieter places or closer to the rocks. I love this place!!!

This place is SO COOL!!

This place is SO COOL!! One of the neatest places we’ve been in AL together . It’s a playground surrounded by gorgeous natural vegetation. Lots of climbing, exploring and good family adventure !!

Perfect car camping for dirtbags!

Cherokee Rock Village is the closest campground to Sand Rock, Alabama. In fact, all of the campsites sit atop the crag. Sand Rock great outdoor climbing area for beginners to novices, with ratings from 5.7 to 13+. The facilities at the campsite have been recently updated and include a bathhouse with showers and toilets, a large communal pavilion, a playground, large dumpsters, and multiple water spigots. All sites are first come, first serve, and a few of them even overlook the valley! I've never had an issue with other climbers/campers being too loud, and it seems like the park enforces their policies quite well. It's a great basecamp for a weekend climbing trip.

Climbing and camping all in one

Great spot for climbing lots of variety.

The camping spots are great. Some spots with great views, others more sucludened and offer great tree coverage. They have clean bathrooms with showers and a water pumping station. We love this spot for a good adventure! Dog friendly also!

So many memories at Sand Rock!

A long-time Alabama climbing institution, Sand Rock has had a colorful and sometimes dubious history. For many years, it seemed that lowlifes were in direct competition with climbers. Sand Rock was a destination for ATV riders, drunken late-night partiers and other examples of southern stereotypes. Broken beer bottles and overturned portapotties were common sights, and the cliffs were despoiled with spray-painted graffiti. 

In recent years, the aesthetics of Sand Rock have vastly improved. Ownership of the site was taken over by Cherokee County which turned it into a county park. Sand Rock now has on-site managers, improved parking, picnic areas, a playground for kids and a nice bathhouse. Much of the litter and graffiti has been cleaned up. 

Admission to Sand Rock is currently $5 per car. Camping is abundant near the parking lot and along the entrance road; be sure to register at the park office if you plan to camp.

Great place to camp! Super close to the crag if you are a climber.

This campground was awesome! Great trees for hammocking, bathrooms were well-kept and clean, and it's right next to the crag. I really enjoyed coming here, and I would recommend it! My only complaint would be that the bathrooms are a little far from some sites, but in the grand scheme of things that is not a huge deal.


They have reasonable fees, clean showers and toilets, clean primitive campsites, and a convenient store with a friendly staff always willing to help out campers. The location in general makes it my favorite local place to camp, rock climb, and hike.

Hidden Campground with Amazing Views

I stumbled upon this campground after changing route on my trip. There wasn't a lot of information online, so I wasn't sure what to expect. This place blew me away!! Campsites are only $10 for the night which is truly a bargain when you see what you get. The campground is used mainly for rock climbing and the rock formations are incredible. You are way up on a mountain and the views are spectacular. You can pick a spot right next to a mountain rock or pick a spot with views for miles and miles that are breathtaking. The bathrooms and showers were close by and clean.