Places to Camp near Hoover, AL

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Hoover, AL is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Hoover, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Hoover. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Hoover, AL (77)

    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground

    1.

    Oak Mountain State Park Campground

    88 Reviews
    280 Photos
    336 Saves
    Hoover, Alabama

    From its humble beginning as a 940-acre park atop Double Oak Mountain established by the Alabama State Lands Act of 1927, Oak Mountain State Park has grown to 9,940 acres making it Alabama’s largest state park. With the largest land-area, one of the widest varieties of outdoor activities of any state park, and its proximity to Birmingham, Oak Mountain is a perfect stop while traveling to and from the state’s largest city. Topping it all off is the park’s stunning physical landscape, which alone makes for an unforgettable experience.

    Oak Mountain State Park has once again been awarded the coveted "Certificate of Excellence" from Tripadvisor!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground

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    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    61 Photos
    184 Saves
    Green Pond, Alabama

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is located in McCalla, Alabama, about 30 miles southwest of Birmingham. The park itself is unique due to the fact that it features the historic Tannehill Ironworks, which, at the height of its use, supplied iron for the Confederate ordnance.

    The park offers three different campgrounds that include a total of 195 campsites. All campsites have access to water and electricity, and if you have a trailer or RV you're planning on bringing with you, don't worry! The campgrounds can accommodate trailers both large and small. There's also a primitive campground that features 100 individual tent campsites. The cost of a campsite with full water and electricity hookups is $30 per night, while the primitive campsites are $20 per night. Please note, however, that the fee covers a family of up to four people. If you need to add any additional people, the fee is $3 per extra person. Sites are first come first serve and are often completely filled during Halloween, as trick-or-treating has now become a local tradition at the park. Visitors describe the experience as truly unique, and enjoy the creative (and scary) decorations placed by campers.

    Visitors of Tannehill Ironworks Park can enjoy various activities, such as hiking, biking, fishing, train rides, and exploring the local attractions. Among these attractions are the Tannehill Furnaces, a historical landmark, the Pioneer farm, the Alabama Iron and Steel Museum, and the Crafts Cabins. In the Crafts Cabins, local artisans produce pottery, artwork and quilts, to name a few things. This typically takes place on the weekends during the months of March through November.

    Overall, visitors describe their visit to the park as peaceful and relaxing. The three campgrounds have access to an old country store that supplies campers with essentials such as emergency supplies, firewood and food items. There's also a natural limestone spring located near the campsites. Train rides and playgrounds offer a lot for old and young visitors alike. It's easy to see why Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is a favorite of both locals and travel enthusiasts, and why some can't “just” stay for the weekend.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $20 - $30 / night

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    Birmingham South RV Park

    15 Reviews
    12 Photos
    62 Saves
    Pelham, Alabama

    Just 18 miles south of Downtown Birmingham, AL. Birmingham South RV Park is just minutes from local restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and outdoor adventure!

    Our full hookup RV sites can accommodate everything from pop-up campers to large motorhomes.

    From nightly Value Sites, to easy access Pull-Throughs, to Extended Stay spots- we’ve got something for everyone.

    No RV? No problem. We have Cabin Rental units too!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $59 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Hoover Met Complex RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hoover Met Complex RV Park

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    Hoover Met Complex RV Park

    9 Reviews
    3 Photos
    8 Saves
    Helena, Alabama
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Deerlick Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Deerlick Creek
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    Camper-submitted photo from Deerlick Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Deerlick Creek

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    Deerlick Creek

    23 Reviews
    140 Photos
    163 Saves
    Peterson, Alabama

    Overview

    Deerlick Creek Campground is located on Holt Lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The facility is in a beautiful forest along the shoreline, providing campers and day-use visitors with access to water sports, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking.

    Recreation

    Campers can explore the lakeshore using the campground's hiking trails as well as a paved bicycle trail. The waterway is popular for fishing for bass, crappie, bream, catfish and more.

    Facilities

    Campers can explore the lakeshore using the campground's hiking trails as well as a paved bicycle trail. The waterway is popular for fishing for bass, crappie, bream, catfish and more.

    Natural Features

    Holt Lake was created by the damming of the Black Warrior River. The campground is situated amidst a mixed pine and hardwood forest, which displays colorful foliage along the riverbanks each fall. Deer, squirrel, wild turkey, migratory birds and blue birds, all live in the Holt Lake area. The Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway consists of six lakes with a total length of 457 miles and 39,800 surface acres of water. Temperatures range from the 80s to 90s from April through September, and annual rainfall averages about 60 inches.

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    For facility specific information, please call (205) 388-1111.

    Nearby Attractions

    Deerlick Creek is 17 miles from the University of Alabama where you can find sporting events, museums, and other attractions. Deerlick Creek is also located 13 miles from Ol' Colony Golf Course home to the University of Alabama golf teams as well as a disc golf course.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground

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    Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    34 Photos
    100 Saves
    Hayden, Alabama

    Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground, near Warrior, AL, offers a straightforward camping experience with a touch of adventure. This place is perfect for those who are new to camping or just want a no-fuss getaway. The campground is small and cozy, with primitive sites that come equipped with fire pits and picnic tables. Some of the tables might be a bit worn, but they get the job done.

    One of the standout features here is the cavern tour. It's a unique experience where you can explore the caves, which were blasted out by Boy Scouts in the 1950s. The tour is discounted for campers and is especially magical during December when they light up the caverns with Christmas lights. Just be prepared for lots of stairs and some muddy spots.

    The campground has basic amenities like drinking water, showers, and toilets. The bathhouses are old but kept clean. There's also a sanitary dump and sewer hookups for RVs. Pets are welcome, and you can have a campfire, which is always a plus.

    If you're into hiking, there are a couple of trails, though they might not be well-marked or maintained. The park is gated and locked each evening, adding a layer of security. Cell phone reception is decent, so you won't be completely off the grid.

    Overall, Rickwood Caverns is a low-frills spot that's great for beginners or anyone looking to enjoy some quiet time in nature. The proximity to the highway means you might hear some traffic, but it's a small trade-off for the convenience and charm of this park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $17 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Site — Oak Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Site — Oak Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Site — Oak Mountain State Park

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    Backcountry Site — Oak Mountain State Park

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    15 Saves
    Pelham, Alabama

    Welcome overnight backpackers. Please observe these rules for your safety and to help preserve the natural beauty of Oak Mountain State Park.

    Overnight backpackers are entitled to camp at a designated backcountry campsite only. Backpackers are not entitled to use the improved campground facilities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $6 - $18 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Burchfield Branch Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burchfield Branch Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burchfield Branch Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Burchfield Branch Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burchfield Branch Park

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    Burchfield Branch Park

    11 Reviews
    30 Photos
    51 Saves
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Overview

    Burchfield Branch Park is located near Holt Lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With many amenities, access to the water and opportunities to view wildlife, Burchfield Branch provides a convenient camping spot for families, boaters, swimmers, picnickers and sightseers.

    Recreation

    Fishing is the most popular activity on the waterway. Whether fishing by boat or along the shore of the park, anglers can find bass, crappie, bream, catfish and more. Families can enjoy biking and swimming along the lakeshore, watching for birds and animals or taking advantage of the facility's two playgrounds.

    Facilities

    Fishing is the most popular activity on the waterway. Whether fishing by boat or along the shore of the park, anglers can find bass, crappie, bream, catfish and more. Families can enjoy biking and swimming along the lakeshore, watching for birds and animals or taking advantage of the facility's two playgrounds.

    Natural Features

    Holt Lake was created by the damming of the Black Warrior River. The campground is situated along the forested shores of the river and displays scenic fall foliage each year. Deer, squirrel, wild turkey, migratory birds and blue birds live around the Holt Lake area. Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway consists of six lakes with a total length of 457 miles and 39,800 surface acres of water. Temperatures range from the 80s to 90s from April through September, and annual rainfall averages about 60 inches.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling Hills RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rolling Hills RV Park

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    Rolling Hills RV Park

    2 Reviews
    4 Photos
    14 Saves
    Calera, Alabama
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
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    Camper-submitted photo from Brierfield Ironworks Historical Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Brierfield Ironworks Historical Park
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Hoover, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Hoover, AL offers a wide range of camping options, with 77 campgrounds and RV parks near Hoover, AL and 3 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Hoover, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Hoover, AL is Oak Mountain State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 88 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 free dispersed camping spots near Hoover, AL.

What parks are near Hoover, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Hoover, AL that allow camping, notably Talladega National Forest and National Forests in Alabama.