Best Camping near Pinson, AL

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Best Camping Sites Near Pinson, AL (87)

    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Mountain State Park Campground
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    1.

    Oak Mountain State Park Campground

    89 Reviews
    280 Photos
    342 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!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground
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    Rickwood Caverns State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    34 Photos
    103 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.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $17 - $30 / night

    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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    Camper-submitted photo from Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground

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    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    61 Photos
    185 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.

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    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $20 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
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    Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

    35 Reviews
    71 Photos
    149 Saves
    Gadsden, Alabama

    Noccalula Falls Park and Campground is the premiere destination for family fun and camping! Enjoy our great location, easy access, low prices, and great events all year long.

    When checking in at Noccalula Falls Campground, you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff members who will assist you with all your camping needs. The campground is security gate controlled, which allows us to keep the area secure for our campers.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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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!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $59 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek Recreation Area
    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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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Lake Park
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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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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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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
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    The Ridge Outdoor Resort

    3 Reviews
    7 Photos
    69 Saves
    Oneonta, Alabama
    • Pets
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $5 / night

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    Greensport RV Park and Campground

    13 Reviews
    31 Photos
    126 Saves
    Rainbow City, Alabama

    Welcome to Greensport RV Park located at Historic Greensport on Neely Henry Lake in Ashville, AL. Bring your RV or Camper to enjoy fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, and swimming. All sites have full hook-ups, 30/50 amp electric, water, and sewer, picnic tables, fire pits, and high speed Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a bath house, laundry, playground, jumping pillow, walking/biking/hiking trails, and a General Store on site. Come check out what our peaceful retreat has to offer you and your family!

    Our Mission Statement:

    From our family to yours, Greensport RV Park and Campground exists to provide campers a clean, safe, family oriented camping experience, engaging all backgrounds of people in a community type atmosphere. We hope to utilize the beautiful scenery steeped in rich family history, delivering all guests an unrivaled camping experience with the right amount of activities and amenities, developing continued, loyal customers.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $44 - $54 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Pinson, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Pinson, AL offers a wide range of camping options, with 87 campgrounds and RV parks near Pinson, AL and 7 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Pinson, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Pinson, AL is Oak Mountain State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 89 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 7 free dispersed camping spots near Pinson, AL.

What parks are near Pinson, AL?

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