Best Camping near Talladega National Forest

Searching for the best camping near Talladega National Forest, AL? There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Talladega National Forest camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Talladega National Forest, AL (116)

    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park

    1.

    Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park

    88 Reviews
    489 Photos
    517 Saves
    Oxford, Alabama

    Seek adventure and solitude on the highest point in Alabama at Cheaha State Park.

    At 2,407 feet above sea level, Cheaha State Park, located on top of Cheaha Mountain, offers breathtaking views and adventurous recreational activities and is great for camping near Birmingham. This 2,799-acre mountaintop retreat is known for spectacular sunsets and beautiful waterfalls. The park offers overnight guests and day visitors an array of activities as well as opportunities for rest. Facilities include a restaurant, hotel, cabins, chalets, camping with options that range from improved to primitive, and pavilions.

    In addition to lodge rooms, cabins, and A-frame chalets, we offer improved camping in the park, semi-primitive camping near the highest point, and primitive camping near Cheaha Lake. There is also primitive camping along mountainside trails, offering campers numerous options for getting close to nature. Groups may want to consider reserving Cheaha's historic CCC Bald Rock Lodge, which has 12 bedrooms/baths with a beautiful grand hall, for retreats, family reunions, meetings and more!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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

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    Oak Mountain State Park Campground

    90 Reviews
    285 Photos
    343 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 Turnipseed Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnipseed Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnipseed Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnipseed Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnipseed Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turnipseed Campground

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    Turnipseed Campground

    16 Reviews
    86 Photos
    121 Saves
    Munford, Alabama

    Enjoy nature at its best especially during the fall when mother nature dazzles you with an array of vibrant colors. This__ primitive camp is located near the Cheaha Wilderness Area and offers camping and hiking. Turnipseed Camp has sanitary facilities.

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    • Tents
    • Group
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Wind Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wind Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wind Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wind Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wind Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wind Creek State Park Campground

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    Wind Creek State Park Campground

    45 Reviews
    94 Photos
    223 Saves
    Alexander City, Alabama

    Camping near Birmingham, South of Alexander City on Alabama Highway 128 you’ll find one of the largest state-owned campgrounds in the United States, Wind Creek State Park. However, that distinction is not the only thing that makes Wind Creek special. Wind Creek State Park is the public's access to Lake Martin.

    Wind Creek’s 1,445 scenic acres hug the shoreline of beautiful Lake Martin making the park an angler’s paradise. Crappie, bluegill and striped bass are just a few of the species the lake has to offer. Several fishing tournaments are scheduled at the park each year.

    If you're in the mood to test your nerves of steel, journey to the "Chimney Rock" area of Lake Martin. This is one of the hidden gems of the lake. After you test your nerves of steel, take a relaxing visit to Wind Creek State Park's North Picnic Area and enjoy some swimming and fishing on beautiful Lake Martin. After a full day at Wind Creek State Park and Lake Martin, take advantage of the park's only dairy creem, Creem @ The Creek for great food and beverages.

    The park’s 586 campsites are spread over 320 acres and offer ample opportunities to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Campsites include 102-30 amp waterfront campsites, 18-30 amp sewer waterfront campsites, 211-30 amp sewer campsites, 216-30 amp base campsites. For guests who prefer to stay in a camping cabin, the park has seven camping cabins to choose from, camping cabin 2 is handicap accessible. Each air conditioned cabin has a kitchenette and a private bathroom. Guests will need to bring their own bed linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils.

    The 39 premium campsite amenities include; water, sewer, 50/30/20 amp electrical, water front access, and TV service. Three of the newly renovated sites are handicap accessible. Bathhouse and playground facilities are conveniently located throughout the park.

    Separate from the above campsites we have an area restricted to equestrian camping. These 20 campsites are first come first serve and all have 30 amp electrical and water service.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cheaha Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cheaha Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cheaha Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cheaha Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cheaha Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cheaha Falls Campground

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    Cheaha Falls Campground

    10 Reviews
    82 Photos
    93 Saves
    Munford, Alabama

    Cheaha Falls Campground in Alabama is a gem for those who love a good hike and a bit of seclusion. Nestled near the stunning Cheaha Falls, this spot offers a mix of small campsites close to the trail and more private spots further off. The campsites are equipped with fire pits and cleared spaces for tents, making it easy to set up camp.

    One of the standout features here is the easy access to water, which is a lifesaver during those hot Alabama summers. The campground is a bit of a hike from the main Cheaha road parking, so make sure to pack your gear in a backpacking pack.

    Visitors rave about the breathtaking views and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere. The area is perfect for hiking, with trails leading to various scenic spots, including Devil's Den Falls. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    While there are no modern amenities like showers or toilets, the natural beauty and tranquility more than make up for it. Plus, the nearby Talladega Forest and Pinhoti Trail offer plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy.

    If you're looking for a place to unwind and connect with nature, Cheaha Falls Campground is definitely worth a visit. Just remember to pack out what you pack in and help keep this beautiful area clean for everyone to enjoy.

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    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Drinking Water
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinhoti Trail Backcountry Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinhoti Trail Backcountry Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinhoti Trail Backcountry Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinhoti Trail Backcountry Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinhoti Trail Backcountry Campground — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinhoti Trail Backcountry Campground — Cheaha State Park

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    Pinhoti Trail Backcountry Campground — Cheaha State Park

    7 Reviews
    42 Photos
    41 Saves
    Delta, Alabama

    Follow the Cave Creek Trail until you reach the Pinhoti connector, and hang a right to take the Pinhoti Trail northbound. Look for a sign that points to McDill overlook, and follow a side trail for the last quarter mile. Along this side trail you’ll pass the wreckage of a small plane that supposedly crashed back in 1972. Look for blue and white pieces of the plane off the trail to your right. Keep going and you’ll eventually come to a campsite that would comfortably fit 3 or 4 tents, only about 100 yards shy of the overlook. Camping in this area is a great option because you’re close to the cliffs, but protected from the wind. There are also a few spots right at the cliffs that are big enough for a small tent or hammocks and have better views, but are a bit breezier. The boulder cliffs are an awesome place to hang out at sunset or for stargazing, just remember to keep a headlamp on you!

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Bohamia
    Camper-submitted photo from Bohamia
    Camper-submitted photo from Bohamia
    Camper-submitted photo from Bohamia
    Camper-submitted photo from Bohamia
    Camper-submitted photo from Bohamia

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    Bohamia

    4 Reviews
    36 Photos
    45 Saves
    Talladega National Forest, Alabama

    Bohamia is a 268 acre private forest retreat surrounded by 400,000 acres of the Talladega National Forest. You'll feel like a world away even though you are about an hour's drive from Birmingham and Atlanta.

    Booking options include temperature controlled Glamping cabins with queen size beds and private decks, RV sites, and camp sites around the property. Gorgeous bathhouse (seriously) with private restrooms and endless hot showers.

    Bohamia is best explored on foot or bicycle (or kayak in the case of our five acre spring fed pond and nearby Talladega Lake). We have miles of marked trails and many unmarked trails for adventurous types. We also have marked trail access to off property gems like Talladega Creek and the Blue Hole waterfall and swimming area.

    All sites allow at least one vehicle to park nearby unless otherwise noted. In many cases you can have two vehicles by your site, or can park in group areas nearby when not loading or unloading.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents

    $25 - $99 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from McDill Point Backcountry — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McDill Point Backcountry — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McDill Point Backcountry — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McDill Point Backcountry — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McDill Point Backcountry — Cheaha State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McDill Point Backcountry — Cheaha State Park

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    McDill Point Backcountry — Cheaha State Park

    5 Reviews
    31 Photos
    50 Saves
    Delta, Alabama

    Start hiking at Cheaha Trailhead, located at the far end of a parking area just before you get to Cheaha State Park on Highway 281. Follow the Cave Creek Trail until you reach the Pinhoti connector, and hang a right to take the Pinhoti Trail northbound. Look for a sign that points to McDill overlook, and follow a side trail for the last quarter mile. Along this side trail you’ll pass the wreckage of a small plane that supposedly crashed back in 1972. Look for blue and white pieces of the plane off the trail to your right. Keep going and you’ll eventually come to a campsite that would comfortably fit 3 or 4 tents, only about 100 yards shy of the overlook. Camping in this area is a great option because you’re close to the cliffs, but protected from the wind. There are also a few spots right at the cliffs that are big enough for a small tent or hammocks and have better views, but are a bit breezier. The boulder cliffs are an awesome place to hang out at sunset or for stargazing, just remember to keep a headlamp on you! The next day, backtrack the quarter mile and continue on the Pinhoti back towards Cheaha State Park. Several rocky outcroppings provide some good views along the way.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Firewood Available
    Camper-submitted photo from Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
    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
    150 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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    GrandStand RV Park

    4 Reviews
    30 Photos
    10 Saves
    Munford, Alabama

    The closest privately owned RV Park to the Talladega Superspeedway (TSS), only 200 yards from the stands. Grandstand RV Park is under new ownership, and we are now OPEN YEAR-ROUND.

    We are a very clean and quiet campground only 3 miles off the highway. Owners are on site to assist 24/7 so come in at any hour and you will have help! VERY large (45'x75') pull through sites. You won't even need to unhook while you are staying. Full hook up sites available. We have a convenient store on the property and sell beer, ice, firewood, snacks and other camping essentials. Pets are welcome! There is a shower house on site with very large and clean individual shower rooms and a laundry facility. We have a double dog park, horseshoes, basketball court and a kids play area at the front of the campground. Firepits are available upon request.

    Stop by and check us out. Many upgrades and amenities coming very soon!!!

    For race week dates please call Grandstand RV Park, 205-505-2374. Prices are increased for those weeks only.

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

    $40 - $45 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Talladega National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, Talladega National Forest offers a wide range of camping options, with 116 campgrounds and RV parks near Talladega National Forest and 19 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Talladega National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Talladega National Forest is Upper Improved Campground — Cheaha State Park with a 4.5-star rating from 88 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Talladega National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 19 free dispersed camping spots near Talladega National Forest.

What parks are near Talladega National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 11 parks near Talladega National Forest that allow camping, notably West Point Lake and National Forests in Alabama.