Best Camping near Danville, AL

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Danville, AL is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Find the best campgrounds near Danville, AL. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Danville, AL (104)

    Camper-submitted photo from Monte Sano State Park Campground
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    1.

    Monte Sano State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
    414 Photos
    346 Saves
    Brownsboro, Alabama

    Monte Sano State Park Campground, located near Huntsville, AL, is a fantastic spot for campers looking to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. This campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile choice for different camping preferences.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful mountain views that many campers rave about. The sites are spacious and shaded by plenty of trees, providing a cool and comfortable environment even during the warmer months. While the sites are well-spaced, they aren't particularly private, so expect to see your neighbors.

    The campground is equipped with essential amenities like water and electric hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings at each site. Showers and toilets are available, and the campground also has a sanitary dump station. For those who need to stay connected, be aware that cell service can be spotty, with some campers noting better luck using a high-gain antenna.

    Monte Sano State Park itself is a treasure trove of activities. The park boasts miles of hiking and biking trails, including the popular North Loop and Stone Cuts Trail. Wildlife sightings are common, with deer frequently spotted along the trails. The Japanese tea garden is another highlight, offering a serene spot to relax and take in the scenery.

    For those staying longer, the park's proximity to Huntsville means you can easily venture into town for dining, shopping, or a visit to the Space and Rocket Museum. The campground store is small but well-stocked with essentials, and the staff are known for being friendly and helpful.

    Overall, Monte Sano State Park Campground is a great place to unwind, explore, and enjoy the natural beauty of northern Alabama. Whether you're here for a weekend or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained and comfortable.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $14 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Brushy Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Brushy Lake Recreation Area
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    Brushy Lake Recreation Area

    15 Reviews
    43 Photos
    129 Saves
    Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

    Brushy Lake Recreation Area offers everything from camping, picnicking, boating, and fishing to sanitary facilities including a bathhouse.A 33-acre lake, Brushy Lake has 13 campsites that accommodate very small recreational vehicles and tents. Campers occupy sites on a first come, first serve basis.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Corinth Recreation Area
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    Corinth Recreation Area

    25 Reviews
    85 Photos
    178 Saves
    Houston, Alabama

    Overview

    The Corinth Recreation Area is a state-of-the art campground located on the on the shores of the upper part of Lewis Smith Lake in Winston County. Initially built in the 1960s and renovated in 1998 it offers facilities for individual and group camping, picnicking, swimming, and boat launching.____ Check-out time for Corinth is no later than 12:00pm the day of departure. Check-in time is no earlier than 2:00pm. This 2 hour window allows our staff adequate time to clean and maintain each site. Two camping loops contain 52 campsites, with electrical, water, and sewer hookups. There are four bathhouses, with warm showers, serving the camping areas. A boat ramp is provided for campers. An entrance station with an electronic gate is available to control access to the campground. Corinth also offers eight rustic tent camping sites with nearby community hydrants and a bathhouse. No garbage bins are in the campground; users are required to pack out trash and deposit it in the dumpsters by the dump station.____ADA accessible sites are available.__ The day use portion of the recreation area focuses on the swimming beach, served by a bathhouse with an outdoor beach shower. Twenty-nine family picnic sites are available nearby, and paved access paths connect all. Near the beach is a 100-person group picnic pavilion, with a flush toilet that serves both it and a portion of the picnic sites. A 1.25-mile hiking path is located along the shoreline of the lake. A year-round boat launch is available, with an SST vault toilet; and it has boat/trailer parking. A separate boat launch is available to the campground.____ Welcome to the Corinth Recreation Area...____ Use the Recreation.gov Mobile App. Visitors on-the-go can use the Recreation.gov mobile app to reserve and pay for upcoming stays, reducing the need for on-site transactions and cash handling. Download the Recreation.gov app through the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Functionality of the iPhone app available here... __ Functionality of the Android app available here... __

    Recreation

    Day-use visitors and campers have access to a boat ramp and swim beach.____ The lake provides excellent fishing for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.____ Hikers can access the 1.3-mile Bobwhite Trail.____ Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.

    Facilities

    Day-use visitors and campers have access to a boat ramp and swim beach.____ The lake provides excellent fishing for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.____ Hikers can access the 1.3-mile Bobwhite Trail.____ Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.

    Natural Features

    The 180,000+ acre Bankhead National Forest is in northwestern Alabama, and its prominent feature is the Sipsey Wilderness . Known as "The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls," the Sipsey is__at the juncture of three separate geologic areas: the Appalachian Plateau, the Cumberland Plateau and the Coastal Plain. The vegetation from these three unique environments blend into a remarkable diversity of species, with overlapping ranges creating many unusual plant associations. The Sipsey is a 12,726 acre area of swift streams, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, undisturbed gorges, majestic hardwood forests, wildflowers, birds, animals and is home to Alabama's largest tree, a tulip poplar with a 21-foot circumference at its base.__ Lewis-Smith Lake (or Smith Lake) is located in the counties of Cullman, Walker and Winston. The 300-foot high dam, completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, impounds the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River to form the lake. Smith Lake has a surface area of 21,200 acres, 500 miles of shoreline, a watershed area of 944 square miles, a retention time of 435 days, and a maximum depth of 264 feet. What's Happening in Your Alabama National Forest Video __

    Nearby Attractions

    Four nearby attractions within Bankhead National Forest are:__ The Little Natural Bridge__is the longest rock arch east of the Rockies. It was formed 200 million years ago when the sea washed the sandstone away leaving iron ore veins holding the bridge. In this area thrive 27 varieties of Ferns and a number of Canadian Hemlocks traced to the Ice Age. Satellite Map of Natural Bridge Park __ The 19th-century Pine Torch Church is one of the oldest churches in Alabama and one of only four surviving log churches. The church is located in the Bankhead Forest in Lawrence County at the intersection of Country Roads 70 and 73 Several online sources say it was built in the 1890s but a sign at the site claims in was built in the 1840s. According to legend, Pine Torch got its name from the pine knots that were set ablaze to light the building after dark. It is made of hand-hewn logs. The original floor, made of hand-hewn poplar planks, was stolen piece-by-piece and was replaced in 1940, according to a historic marker at the site. The original roof was made of hand-split wooden shingles. It was later replaced with tin. Behind the church is a cemetery whose grounds are covered with sand to make maintenance easier. A newer and larger wooden church was built at the back of the property. It is still in use. Satellite Map of the Pine Torch Church__ The Houston Civil War Jail - Houston, Alabama served as the first county seat for Winston County. The area known today as Winston County was originally established in 1850 as Hancock County, named after John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1858 the county was renamed Winston after the first native-born governor of Alabama, John Anthony Winston. Old Houston, located a few miles away from present day Houston, was the first county seat. Citizens voted to move the county seat to present day Houston in the late 1850's and a log jail was constructed at that time. The jail burned during the Civil War and was rebuilt in 1868. The Houston jail was built of hand-hewn logs filled with nails to prevent prisoners from "sawing their way to freedom". The jail held prisoners and provided a site for court. In 1884 the county seat was moved from Houston to present day Double Springs. Houston Historical Society__ Discover the Incredible Variety of Habitats and Birds in the Bankhead National Forest. Birding on the Bankhead __

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    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek Recreation Area
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    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek Recreation Area
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    Clear Creek Recreation Area

    25 Reviews
    50 Photos
    158 Saves
    Arley, Alabama

    Overview

    The Clear Creek Recreation Area has become one of Alabama's most popular recreation areas and has many repeat visitors. The Bankhead National Forest___s largest recreation area, Clear Creek is in Winston County about 13 miles north of Jasper, ALlabama and was constructed on the shore of Lewis Smith Lake giving direct recreational access to the lake via the day use boat launch, to boating, water skiing, personal watercraft use, as well as fishing for largemouth bass, striped bass, and crappie. With many modern conveniences, it offers facilities for individual and group camping, picnicking, swimming, boat launching, hiking, and biking.______ Check-out time for Clear Creek is no later than 12:00pm the day of departure. Check-in time is no earlier than 2:00pm. This 2 hour window allows our staff adequate time to clean and maintain each site. The campground itself has four paved loops with paved parking spurs, and offers 102 RV campsites, including 32 double sites; 11 of these are pull-through sites. Each campsite has water and electrical hookups, a fire ring, picnic table, and lantern posts. All campsites have 50-amp and 30-amp electrical service. There is a trailer dump station located within the recreation area. Each of the four loops has a bathhouse with flush toilets and showers. All sites are level and spacious; Single campsites accommodate up to six people and two vehicles; double sites up to twelve people and four vehicles. No garbage dumpsters are in the campground; users are required to pack out trash and deposit it in the dumpsters by the dump station. An entrance station with an electronic gate is available to control access to the campground. Two group camping areas, available by reservation only, accommodate up to 25 tent campers each and share a bathhouse with flushing toilets and showers.__ The day use portion of the recreation area focuses on the swimming beach, served by a bathhouse with flushing toilets and showers. Next to the beach is a 50-person group picnic pavilion, with a flush toilet. On the other side of the beach lies a picnic area with 53 family units, all connected by newly paved paths. On the point, adjacent to the lake, are two more 50-person picnic pavilions, served by a nearby flush toilet. A 1.5-mile paved bicycle trail connects the campground to the day use area. Also, there is the 2.5-mile recently paved Raven Cliffs hiking trail in the day use area. Use of the picnic pavilions is by reservation only; users also pay the day use fee as they park in the facility. A year-round boat launch is available with an SST vault toilet and boat/trailer parking. Welcome to the Clear Creek Recreation Area...____ Use the Recreation.gov Mobile App. Visitors on-the-go can use the Recreation.gov mobile app to reserve and pay for upcoming stays, reducing the need for on-site transactions and cash handling. Download the Recreation.gov app through the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Functionality of the iPhone app available here...__ Functionality of the Android app available here...__

    Recreation

    The campground has a basketball and volleyball court, and horseshoe pit. Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.__ Day-use visitors and campers have access to a boat ramp and swim beach. The lake provides excellent fishing for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.__ There are two trails in the area; the 2.5-mile Raven Interpretive Trail and a 1.5-mile bicycle trail.

    Facilities

    The campground has a basketball and volleyball court, and horseshoe pit. Interpretive programs are hosted during the summer.__ Day-use visitors and campers have access to a boat ramp and swim beach. The lake provides excellent fishing for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass.__ There are two trails in the area; the 2.5-mile Raven Interpretive Trail and a 1.5-mile bicycle trail.

    Natural Features

    The 180,000+ acre Bankhead National Forest is in northwestern Alabama, and its prominent feature is the Sipsey Wilderness . Known as "The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls," the Sipsey is at the juncture of three separate geologic areas: the Appalachian Plateau, the Cumberland Plateau and the Coastal Plain. The vegetation from these three unique environments blend into a remarkable diversity of species, with overlapping ranges creating many unusual plant associations. The Sipsey is a 12,726 acre area of swift streams, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, undisturbed gorges, majestic hardwood forests, wildflowers, birds, animals and is home to Alabama's largest tree, a tulip poplar with a 21-foot circumference at its base.__ Lewis-Smith Lake (or Smith Lake) is located in the counties of Cullman, Walker and Winston. The 300-foot high dam, completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, impounds the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River to form the lake. Smith Lake has a surface area of 21,200 acres, 500 miles of shoreline, a watershed area of 944 square miles, a retention time of 435 days, and a maximum depth of 264 feet. What's Happening in Your Alabama National Forest Video__

    Nearby Attractions

    Four nearby attractions within Bankhead National Forest are:__ The Little Natural Bridge is the longest rock arch east of the Rockies. It was formed 200 million years ago when the sea washed the sandstone away leaving iron ore veins holding the bridge. In this area thrive 27 varieties of Ferns and a number of Canadian Hemlocks traced to the Ice Age. Satellite Map of Natural Bridge Park__ The 19th-century Pine Torch Church is one of the oldest churches in Alabama and one of only four surviving log churches. The church is located in the Bankhead Forest in Lawrence County at the intersection of Country Roads 70 and 73 Several online sources say it was built in the 1890s but a sign at the site claims in was built in the 1840s. According to legend, Pine Torch got its name from the pine knots that were set ablaze to light the building after dark. It is made of hand-hewn logs. The original floor, made of hand-hewn poplar planks, was stolen piece-by-piece and was replaced in 1940, according to a historic marker at the site. The original roof was made of hand-split wooden shingles. It was later replaced with tin. Behind the church is a cemetery whose grounds are covered with sand to make maintenance easier. A newer and larger wooden church was built at the back of the property. It is still in use. Satellite Map of the Pine Torch Church__ The Houston Civil War Jail - Houston, Alabama served as the first county seat for Winston County. The area known today as Winston County was originally established in 1850 as Hancock County, named after John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1858 the county was renamed Winston after the first native-born governor of Alabama, John Anthony Winston. Old Houston, located a few miles away from present day Houston, was the first county seat. Citizens voted to move the county seat to present day Houston in the late 1850's and a log jail was constructed at that time. The jail burned during the Civil War and was rebuilt in 1868. The Houston jail was built of hand-hewn logs filled with nails to prevent prisoners from "sawing their way to freedom". The jail held prisoners and provided a site for court. In 1884 the county seat was moved from Houston to present day Double Springs. Houston Historical Society__ Discover the Incredible Variety of Habitats and Birds in the Bankhead National Forest. Birding on the Bankhead__

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
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    $30 / night

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      5.

      Point Mallard City Campground

      12 Reviews
      36 Saves
      Decatur, Alabama

      Point Mallard City Campground, located near Decatur, AL, is a year-round destination that offers a mix of tent, RV, and glamping accommodations. This place is perfect for those who enjoy a blend of nature and convenience. The campground is known for its friendly and helpful staff, making your stay as comfortable as possible.

      One of the standout features here is the proximity to a water park, which is just a short walk away. If you're into biking or walking, you'll appreciate the trails that run along the Tennessee River. For families, there are two playgrounds to keep the kids entertained. Dog owners will be pleased to know that the campground is pet-friendly, though there's no designated dog park.

      The sites are well-maintained, though some visitors have noted that they can be a bit close together. Despite this, the angled layout makes maneuvering easier. The campground also offers amenities like laundry facilities, which are open 24 hours, and a camp store that operates daily until 5 PM.

      For those who enjoy a bit of community, the campground has a friendly atmosphere where fellow campers might even offer you a cup of coffee in the morning. Trash pickup is frequent, happening three times a day, so you won't have to worry about trekking to a dumpster.

      Overall, Point Mallard City Campground provides a comfortable and convenient camping experience with plenty of activities and amenities to keep everyone happy. Whether you're staying for a weekend or a bit longer, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

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      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Joe Wheeler State Park — Joe Wheeler State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Joe Wheeler State Park — Joe Wheeler State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Joe Wheeler State Park — Joe Wheeler State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Joe Wheeler State Park — Joe Wheeler State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Joe Wheeler State Park — Joe Wheeler State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Joe Wheeler State Park — Joe Wheeler State Park

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      Joe Wheeler State Park — Joe Wheeler State Park

      18 Reviews
      39 Photos
      77 Saves
      Rogersville, Alabama

      In addition to the resort lodge, Joe Wheeler features lakeside cottages and cabins. Joe Wheeler State Park's campground features a total of 116 campsites. 110 of those sites have full hookup with water, electricity, and sewer. There are bathhouses located in each section. Most sites can accommodate any size camping unit. Tents are also welcome. Picnic tables, pedestal, or fire grills are located at each site.

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      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $17 - $256 / night

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      Thousand Trails Hidden Cove

      13 Reviews
      53 Photos
      76 Saves
      Arley, Alabama

      Hidden Cove RV Resort is a wonderful, family-friendly, lakefront getaway with first class amenities. Bring your RV, or stay in one of Hidden Cove RV Resort 's affordable rentals. Relax by our inviting pool or bring your boat. Smith Lake is world-famous for its fishing and perfect for water sports too. At our Thousand Trails North Alabama RV campground , you can take in the gorgeous lake view right from the campground. There are plenty of places to explore along Hidden Cove RV Resort's shoreline, as well as local attractions in the area around this North Alabama RV campground. Don't miss weekend shopping at the Cullman Flea Market or natural attractions like the Ave Maria Grotto, Clarkson Covered Bridge, Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, Natural Bridge, waterfall hikes in nearby Bankhead National Forest, and so much more. Come discover this delightful "hidden" treasure in Sweet Home Alabama. North Alabama RV campground on the shores of pristine Lewis Smith Lake Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Hidden Cove RV & Camping Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

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      Thompson Creek Trail Campsites

      10 Reviews
      42 Photos
      223 Saves
      Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

      Trail 206 snakes through a variety of terrain and passes by two of the Wilderness' better natural attractions – the rock formations known as Eye of the Needle and Ship Rock. Wildflowers adorn the creek-side portions of the trail during the spring. The low-lying sections along Thompson Creek and adjoining Whiteoak Hollow are popular camping areas.

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      • Group
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Alcohol
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      Smith Lake Park

      12 Reviews
      31 Photos
      49 Saves
      Bremen, Alabama

      Smith Lake Park near Cullman, Alabama, is a great spot for a laid-back camping experience. This place has a bit of everything, making it a hit with families and solo campers alike. The campground offers tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, so you can pick what suits you best.

      One of the standout features here is the electric hookups available at tent sites without any extra charge. That's a nice perk if you ask me. The park also has full hookups for RVs, which makes it convenient for those longer stays. If you're into fishing, you're in luck—Smith Lake is right there, and it's a popular spot for anglers.

      The campground has plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable and entertained. There are clean bathhouses, showers, and even a sanitary dump station. For those who like to stay active, there are canoe rentals, a mini-golf course, and a pool. The beach area by the lake is perfect for a relaxing day in the sun, though you might want to bring some water shoes because of the rocks.

      Kids will love the multiple playgrounds scattered around the park, and there are plenty of shaded sites for those hot summer days. If you're planning to stay connected, the campground has a small market where you can grab essentials.

      Visitors have mentioned that the park is generally quiet and peaceful, making it a great place to unwind. However, it can get busy during peak seasons, so booking in advance is a good idea. Overall, Smith Lake Park offers a mix of relaxation and activities, making it a great choice for a camping trip.

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      • Phone Service
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      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday
      Camper-submitted photo from Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday
      Camper-submitted photo from Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday
      Camper-submitted photo from Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday
      Camper-submitted photo from Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday
      Camper-submitted photo from Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday

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      Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday

      7 Reviews
      11 Photos
      9 Saves
      Trinity, Alabama

      The inviting waters of Wheeler Lake surround this KOA, perched on a peninsula and dotted with native trees. The campground makes the most of its enviable setting, with sites overlooking the water, right along the waterfront and tucked among the shade trees. Thanks to the campground's own boat ramp, it's easy to get out on the lake for a carefree day of fishing, water-skiing or exploring the TVA chain of lakes. A sandy beach welcomes swimmers, and there's plenty of space for strolling and bird-watching. Rent a kayak, a canoe or a bike (child/adult sizes) to explore the lakeshore or campground.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Danville, AL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Danville, AL offers a wide range of camping options, with 104 campgrounds and RV parks near Danville, AL and 6 free dispersed camping spots.

    Which is the most popular campground near Danville, AL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Danville, AL is Monte Sano State Park Campground with a 4.8-star rating from 75 reviews.

    Where can I find free dispersed camping near Danville, AL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 free dispersed camping spots near Danville, AL.

    What parks are near Danville, AL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 11 parks near Danville, AL that allow camping, notably Bankhead National Forest and National Forests in Alabama.