Best Camping near Sylvania, AL

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Are you in need of a campground near Sylvania, AL? Sylvania is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Find the best campgrounds near Sylvania, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Sylvania, AL (134)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cloudland Canyon State Park Campground
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    1.

    Cloudland Canyon State Park Campground

    124 Reviews
    654 Photos
    918 Saves
    Trenton, Georgia

    Resting on the western edge of northwest Georgia’s Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is more than 3,000 acres—one of the state’s largest parks—of rugged geology, and offers visitors hiking, camping, rock climbing and more along the park’s most iconic feature: the deep gorge cut through the mountain (elevation varies from 800 to more than 1,800 feet!) by the Sitton Gulch Creek. Multiple waterfalls and cascades, including the uber-popular Hemlock Falls, can be found throughout the gorge, making this park feel like a hidden gem around Lookout Mountain.

    Staring at the geographic anomaly isn’t the only thing to do at this park, however. Beyond the countless miles of hiking, biking and horse riding trails, geology fanatics can find rock climbing, rappelling and spelunking across the park—cave tours are even offered for beginning cave explorers at Sitton’s Cave.

    The park holds a massive variety of camping options, including 72 spots suitable for both tent and RV campers, 30 walk-in sites, 13 dispersed sites, 16 cottages and 10 yurts, each in a different area of the park. With this many options, campers can find seclusion all around.

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

    $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from DeSoto State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from DeSoto State Park Campground
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    DeSoto State Park Campground

    73 Reviews
    374 Photos
    415 Saves
    Alpine, Alabama

    Situated atop northeast Alabama’s Lookout Mountain, Desoto State Park is a 3,500-acre nature preserve and recreation destination that features vibrant forests, gushing waterfalls, and rugged mountain scenery. The park is located 8 miles northeast of Fort Payne, and approximately 75 miles east of Huntsville making it a great place camping near Atlanta. Dedicated in 1939, the park was named after Hernando de Soto, the renowned 16th century explorer. Prior to its dedication, most of the park’s roads, trails and facilities were constructed through the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a Depression-era works program that improved many of the country’s parks and forests, while providing jobs and skills to millions of struggling Americans. The park boasts many local legends, including one that suggests that the area may have been settled by Welsh explorers, centuries before Columbus’s arrival in the New World. Visitors are invited to learn more about DeSoto State Park by camping in the park.

    The campground at DeSoto State Park features 94 full-hookup sites for tent and RV campers. Sites have either back-in or pull-through parking pads, and can accommodate large vehicles/trailers. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and cooking grills, and there are two comfort stations available with restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. A dump station is located onsite. The park also has a primitive tent campground that offers 16 sites with fire pits. Picnic tables, cooking grills, potable water, trash receptacles, and vault toilets are located in this campground’s central area. There are also two primitive backpacker camps with sleeping shelters and fire pits, but no water or trash service. In addition to camping, the park also offers a variety of chalets, cabins and motel rooms for those less interested in roughing it. Other amenities include picnic areas, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a playground. Campsite rates range from $15–$36/night, plus fees; other accommodation rates vary.

    Visitors will find a variety of seasonal activities to enjoy at DeSoto State Park, from hiking and fishing to geocaching and zip-lining. Start your visit by checking out the CCC Museum and Benefield Interpretive Center to learn about the park’s history, flora and fauna. Drop into the country store and purchase a trail map for the park’s 30 miles of hiking and biking paths. Trails range in distance and difficulty, so there’s a path for everyone. There’s even a barrier-free boardwalk trail. Swimming, fishing and kayaking can be enjoyed on the West Fork Little River, which runs right through the park. The park also hosts guided hikes, campfire programs, and community events. Thrill-seekers can get a bird’s eye view over the park on the Aerial Adventure zipline course, which includes six ziplines and seven sky bridges, and golfers can tee off at the DeSoto Golf Course, just a few miles south of the park.

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

    $38 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Guntersville State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Guntersville State Park Campground
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    Lake Guntersville State Park Campground

    41 Reviews
    99 Photos
    205 Saves
    Guntersville, Alabama

    Lake Guntersville State Park offers Town Creek Primitive Campground which provides primitive campsites (boondock camping allowed 7 night maximum) on the water, bathhouses, boat rentals, ethanol-free gas (accessible by water), and the Town Creek Fishing Center.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from West Rim - Cloudland Canyon State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Rim - Cloudland Canyon State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Rim - Cloudland Canyon State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Rim - Cloudland Canyon State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Rim - Cloudland Canyon State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Rim - Cloudland Canyon State Park

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    West Rim - Cloudland Canyon State Park

    41 Reviews
    158 Photos
    386 Saves
    Trenton, Georgia

    West Rim Campground at Cloudland Canyon State Park is a gem tucked away near Rising Fawn, GA. This spot has a lot to offer, from its diverse hiking trails to its well-maintained campsites. If you’re into hiking, you’ll love the trails here. They range from easy walks along the canyon rim with stunning vistas to more challenging treks through the gulch, where canyon walls tower above you. The waterfalls are a sight to behold, though they can be a bit underwhelming after dry spells.

    The campsites themselves are spacious and provide good privacy, thanks to the wooded surroundings. You’ll find clean facilities, including hot showers and well-kept restrooms. Some sites come with full hookups, which is a nice perk if you’re bringing an RV. There are also yurts available, which are equipped with beds and heating/AC, making them a great option during the hotter months.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And if you’re planning to stay a while, you’ll appreciate the sanitary dump stations and the availability of firewood. The campground is also big rig friendly, which is a plus for those with larger setups.

    Visitors have mentioned the recent renovations, which include nice pads and good cell service. The West Rim Loop is particularly noted for its serene environment and the beautiful Cherokee Falls, which you can hike to directly from the campground. Whether you’re here for a night or a week, the combination of natural beauty and solid amenities makes this a fantastic spot to set up camp.

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

    $8 - $110 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Rock Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Rock Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Rock Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Rock Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Rock Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Rock Village

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    Cherokee Rock Village

    30 Reviews
    231 Photos
    291 Saves
    Leesburg, Alabama

    Tent, RV and Primitive Camping

    Daily Use Fee - $8 per vehicle for standard cars and trucks, $16 per vehicle for passenger vans, and $21 per vehicle for buses.

    Camping Fee - $19 per vehicle for standard cars and trucks, $26 per vehicle for passenger vans, and $36 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. We also have annual passes that are $45 for a year it makes camping half off.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $0 - $35 / night

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

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

    $14 - $30 / night

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    Little River RV Park and Campground

    19 Reviews
    64 Photos
    94 Saves
    Fort Payne, Alabama

    Little River RV Park & Campground is located on beautiful Lookout Mountain in DeKalb County of Northeast Alabama, and near the historic city of Fort Payne. We are now open and have 42 sites for camping. All sites have Fire Rings. Picnic Tables are at all sites except tent sites without power. We offer 26 sites that are full hook-up, 7 of which are pull thru sites. We also have 8 tent sites with power and water and 8 tent sites with no power and water. Limited sites offer Cable and WiFi. We also have backwoods camping with a short hike. We have a Showerhouse, Laundry Room, Fishing Pond, Playground, Horseshoes and on site Hiking Trails. We are a pet friendly campground with pets on a leash. We are just 2 miles from Little River Canyon National Preserve and 8 miles from Desoto State Park.

    Little River RV Park & Campground is uniquely situated in an area that provides for the various needs of youth, young adults, the middle aged, and the young at heart. Whether you are looking for some peaceful time way in the country from those 9 to 5 workdays and rush hour traffic, a time of nature walks and hiking, or a camping excursion with the family, Little River RV Park & Campground offers all the amenities and beautiful scenery for your recreational needs.

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

    $27 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from James H 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from James H 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from James H 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park Campground

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    James H 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    95 Photos
    132 Saves
    Summerville, Georgia

    Welcome to James H. 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park Campground, nestled near Summerville, GA. This place is a gem for anyone looking to unwind in nature. The campground is open year-round and offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

    The campsites here are spacious, level, and well-maintained, with gravel pads and plenty of shade. You’ll find electric and water hookups, showers, toilets, and even a sanitary dump station. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Each site also comes with a picnic table, perfect for outdoor meals.

    One of the standout features of this campground is its tranquility. Visitors often mention how quiet and serene it is, making it an ideal spot for relaxation. The park itself is beautiful, with lots of trails for hiking and two lakes stocked with fish. Whether you’re into fishing or just want to take in the scenery, you’ll find plenty to do.

    The camp hosts and staff are frequently praised for their helpfulness and friendliness. They go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need, from providing adapters to helping you find parts for your RV. The park is also noted for its cleanliness, with immaculate facilities and well-kept grounds.

    For families, there’s a large playground that kids will love. And if you’re into exploring, don’t miss out on the nearby Paradise Gardens in Summerville, a fascinating spot for art lovers.

    So, pack your gear and head over to James H. 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park Campground. Whether you’re here for a weekend or an extended stay, you’re in for a treat.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lookout Mountain-Chattanooga West KOA
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    Lookout Mountain-Chattanooga West KOA

    24 Reviews
    70 Photos
    129 Saves
    Trenton, Georgia

    Welcome to Lookout Mountain-Chattanooga West KOA, nestled near Trenton, GA. This campground is a gem for those looking to explore the Chattanooga area while enjoying a peaceful retreat. Open all year round, it offers a variety of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the impressive bathroom and shower facilities. Visitors rave about the cleanliness and the private rooms equipped with a shower, sink, and toilet. It's a level of comfort that can make your stay much more enjoyable.

    For families, the campground is a hit. There's a large pool, a playground, and a giant in-ground bounce balloon that kids absolutely love. The dog park is another highlight, complete with slides and playground equipment for your furry friends. If you enjoy a good walk, there are trails around the campground that offer a nice way to stretch your legs and take in the scenery.

    The staff here are known for being friendly and helpful, making your stay even more pleasant. The campground is well-maintained, and you can see the pride the owners take in keeping everything in top shape. Whether you're gathering around a campfire, exploring the trails, or just relaxing by your site, you'll find this place to be a welcoming basecamp for your adventures.

    So, if you're planning a trip to the Chattanooga area, consider making Lookout Mountain-Chattanooga West KOA your home away from home. It's got the amenities, the friendly atmosphere, and the beautiful surroundings to make your stay memorable.

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

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    Cathedral Caverns State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    50 Photos
    135 Saves
    Woodville, Alabama

    Welcome to Cathedral Caverns State Park Campground! This place is a real treat for anyone looking to unwind and enjoy nature. The campground is known for its clean and spacious sites, many of which offer full hookups. You’ll find amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, and showers to make your stay comfortable. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the Cathedral Caverns themselves. Visitors rave about the cavern tours, describing them as a must-see. The caverns are stunningly beautiful, with wide, paved paths that make exploring easy and enjoyable. The temperature inside stays a cool 62 degrees, perfect for escaping the summer heat.

    The campground is also a great spot for hiking. There are several trails that wind through the park, offering a peaceful and scenic experience. If you’re into a bit of adventure, there are even backcountry sites available for those who prefer a more rugged camping experience.

    Located near Woodville, AL, the campground is just a short drive from Huntsville, making it convenient for a quick getaway. The camp hosts, Theresa and Ray, are frequently mentioned for their friendliness and helpfulness, adding a personal touch to your stay.

    While the internet and cell service can be spotty, many campers find this to be a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. So, pack your gear, leave your worries behind, and come enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of Cathedral Caverns State Park Campground.

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

    $14 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Sylvania, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, Sylvania, AL offers a wide range of camping options, with 134 campgrounds and RV parks near Sylvania, AL and 8 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Sylvania, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Sylvania, AL is Cloudland Canyon State Park Campground with a 4.8-star rating from 124 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 free dispersed camping spots near Sylvania, AL.

What parks are near Sylvania, AL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 18 parks near Sylvania, AL that allow camping, notably Carters Lake and Allatoona Lake.