Top Glamping near National Forests in Alabama

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Best Glamping Sites Near National Forests in Alabama, AL (7)

    Camper-submitted photo from Corinth Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Corinth Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Corinth Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Corinth Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Corinth Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Corinth Recreation Area

    1.

    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 __

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

    $50 / night

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

    2.

    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__

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

    $30 / night

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      3.

      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.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Dismals Canyon Cabins and Primitive Campsites
      Camper-submitted photo from Dismals Canyon Cabins and Primitive Campsites
      Camper-submitted photo from Dismals Canyon Cabins and Primitive Campsites
      Camper-submitted photo from Dismals Canyon Cabins and Primitive Campsites
      Camper-submitted photo from Dismals Canyon Cabins and Primitive Campsites
      Camper-submitted photo from Dismals Canyon Cabins and Primitive Campsites

      4.

      Dismals Canyon Cabins and Primitive Campsites

      6 Reviews
      41 Photos
      55 Saves
      Hackleburg, Alabama

      Cabins

      Dismals Canyon offers two romantic cabins; "Bringing Up The Moon" and "Bringing Down The Sun" located at the north end of the conservatory. This location ensures maximum privacy.

      Constructed inside and out of Western Red Cedar, with vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces and hardwood floors. wine basket

      The details of hospitality are unsurpassed - comfy throws, Tiffany lamps, books, and magazines, and welcoming refreshments. Everything is furnished from rocking chairs to freshly ironed sheets. A complimentary wine basket (wine, cheese, & grapes) awaits your arrival (for guests that stay 2 or more nights).

      Primitive Campsites

      Scattered off the main path and given a wide berth from one another, Dismals Canyon primitive campsites offer the ultimate outdoor experience.

      The number of campsites is limited by design in order to maintain the splendor of the pristine wilderness. They offer privacy and convenience to the canyon.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • Tents
      • Group
    • 5.

      Sipsey Creek Farm

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      4 Photos
      7 Saves
      Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

      Sipsey Creek farm is at the foot of the Bankhead National Forest. We offer tent Glamping as we'll as primitive sites and Van Parking

      • Fires
      • Reservable
      • Cabins
      • Tent Cabin
      • Glamping
      • Trash

      $25 - $125 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Elliot Branch - Bear Creek Dev Auth
      Camper-submitted photo from Elliot Branch - Bear Creek Dev Auth

      6.

      Elliot Branch - Bear Creek Dev Auth

      1 Review
      2 Photos
      18 Saves
      Hodges, Alabama
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents
      Camper-submitted photo from Wilson Dam
      Camper-submitted photo from Wilson Dam
      Camper-submitted photo from Wilson Dam

      7.

      Wilson Dam

      1 Review
      3 Photos
      10 Saves
      Muscle Shoals, Alabama
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents

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