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Close to the home favorite

Beautiful campground on top of Monti Sano mountain. Downtown Huntsville is at the base of the mountain. Lots of hiking and biking in the state park and the many Land Trust trails in the area. Just a nice pretty place to camp in the city of Huntsville with the feel of being out away of it all.

Downside is that cell coverage is weak except in the upper loop.

Nice rustic getaway

We camped here over the weekend with our dogs. The campground has 26 rustic campsites that need to be reserved in advance. Each site has a firepit and a picnic table. It is probably better for tent camping since there are no electrical hook ups. There are also no generators allowed. Some of the sites are very close together like mostly the ones on the entrance. We camped at #19 and it was very private and spacious. The bathrooms were ok. Unfortunately they were never cleaned over the weekend. It was pretty noisy on Friday night and there is nobody to enforce a quiet time. Be aware… roosters are nearby and they start crowing at 4am. Some of the sites are very well shaded. There is no firewood sale in the campground or the visitor center (which is about 17 min away) but locals have it available near by. The landscape is absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. Foster Falls is just a short walking distance away and so beautiful. In the summertime it's a popular swimming hole. It is also a paradise for rock climbers. South Cumberland has many spread out entrances. We visited Stone Door and Denny Cove. It was so beautiful. We would camp here again but probably not in the summertime because it can get very crowded.

Beautiful State Park

High atop the mountain just south of Huntsville there sites are spacious and well spread out. Bathhouse is clean and warm. Mountain bike trails and hiking trails galore. Easy access to Huntsville!

One of our favorites

We camp here often. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We tried a full hookup site 5 this time which needed more gravel as it was pretty sloshy/muddy. The water/electric sites without sewer are more private for sure… our favorite area is around 19-ish. The trails here are amazing, but do get quite muddy after a rain, so definitely do not try mountain biking on wet trails. The Stone Cuts trail is great for hiking, and the McKay Hollow trail is very nice for hiking and has a waterfall, but a pretty difficult hike, especially when wet. The planetarium is a little cheesy but very fun when it’s open if you have kids.

Spacious sites

Nice place with super friendly staff. I’ve been here over 8 months and have had zero issues. Good rates on a nice place. How can you go wrong ??

Great Night Sleep

Great December sleep in go as we headed south. Clean campground and beautiful scenery…will return outside winter season.

Great Campground with Top Notch Staff

My boyfriend and I stayed here for Valentine's Day weekend (2 night stay). I had intended to go south for warmer weather. It's not what we got, BUT we had such a pleasant stay nonetheless!

We stayed in Site 14, a pull through site towards the middle of the loop. None of the sites are secluded, but they aren't right on top of each other either. You can definitely see and hear your neighbors' sites.

We drove in late on Friday night (after 9:00 pm). The fog was so bad, we couldn't see further than 5 feet in front of us! With GPS, we were able to make it to the state park entrance. We were greeted by a wonderful gentleman who gave us directions to the campground.

Upon arriving at the gate of the campground, the host came out on a golf cart and guided us directly to our site. He brought us firewood and made sure we were in the site safely. The staff members at the SP were stand outs! Super friendly and helpful!

The fog ended up freezing on to everything, but we still managed to get out and about! Even made the short trip out to Fagan Creek Falls near the picnic area.

The bath house was super warm! Showers were great and the stalls were kept clean! The campground is pet friendly too.

Overall, a wonderful experience! We will definitely be returning!

Great Experience -Cave Tour is a must

Went for valentines weekend. Was cold and foggy but caves were 58 degrees. Jasmine our tour guide was amazing. Hiking trail on property. 1 miles straight up. We made it to about 750 ft. Touch climb. Campsites have rocks and concrete patio with picnic table. Campground has nice shower facilities. Very clean and spacious. There is a gym and pool area. You can buy wood here for $5 a bundle. All the staff were great and nice. Great wifi if you need it 😉. Only 2 miles to Walmart. Less than 10 minutes to get to the sites in Chattanooga.

Great Hiking and Gardens

We loved it here and can’t wait to go back! The campsites were a little close together, but it was very doable. We had extremely foggy, wet weather (I’m pretty sure we were in a low cloud all weekend), but it’s things like that that make memorable trips!

Lots of hiking in the park, plus the gorgeous Japanese Gardens was a huge bonus! Highly recommend the Stone Cuts Trail!

The camp office has a few supplies if needed. The host sells firewood, but it was still too fresh for us to burn, so we had to leave camp to go buy wood somewhere else.

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Quiet country setting

Nice park, very quiet, the owners are onsite and are wonderful people. The grounds are clean, the best part is the campgrounds are in the middle of nowhere.