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Top 10 campgrounds in North Alabama

Camping season is here! Igniting daydreams of family time around the campfire, fresh air, warm sun,  fishing, stargazing and grilled food!

If you’re like us and love spending time in the great outdoors,
these local camping locations are close enough for a quick weekend trip and have enough excitement and natural North Alabama beauty for a long vacation stay.

Check out these local camping hot spots soon!

Point Mallard Campground

With close proximity to Point Mallard Park and the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, this campsite has something for everyone.

Campground features 239 sites on 25 wooded acres, with  free wi-fi, a laundry facility, dump station, a grocery store, three covered pavilions with restrooms & showers, an enclosed meeting facility, kids playground, and grills. The campground is walking distance to the Golf Course, soccer fields, tennis courts, Water Park, and the Ice Complex. Facilities: 233 shaded campsites w/water, sewer, & electricity & 6 tent sites, picnic table and charcoal grill 25 campsites are 30′ x 60′ pull-throughs 3 pavilions w/showers and restrooms.

Location:
2600 Point Mallard Dr SE, Decatur, AL 35601

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Lake Guntersville State Park Campground

Whether camping in an RV or a tent, you can enjoy two campgrounds (Lake Guntersville State Park Campground or Town Creek Campground). The main campground is tucked at the bottom of Taylor Mountain along the banks of Lake Guntersville. It includes 65 water and electric sites, 100 plus primitive sites, and 229 electric, water, and sewage hookups.Town Creek Campground houses campsites along the lake shore for primitive and boondock camping.

A local favorite, both  campsites offer bath houses and general stores. Combine these attributes with The Eagle’s Nest Golf Course, The Screaming Eagle Zip LinesLake Guntersville State Park Lodge, and the many miles of trails and this destination holds something for those of all ages.

Location:
24 State Campground Rd, Guntersville, AL 35976

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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

Experience a hidden camping site that will leave you breathless.

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is a 700+ acre privately protected and maintained scenic natural area in the Little Mountain region of Colbert County. The property has been granted official status as a nature preserve through a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy of Alabama. The preserve is open year-round for outdoor educational and recreational activities. While primarily a day-use area, limited camping is available for organized groups. Trail maps, hiking guides, and trail signs are provided to aid visitors in having a safe and successful outing while also protecting the nature preserve.
Camping permit required.

Location:
251 Loop Rd, Tuscumbia, AL 35674

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center RV Park

With direct access to the Space & Rocket Center, this RV park offers, 27 Sites with laundry, bathroom, and shower facilities and full hook-up available. You’ll feel isolated and cozy but you’ll be only steps from everything Huntsville has to offer.

Location:
1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805

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Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park

This site is perfect for camping and horse riding.

They have campsites available: 8 sites with full power, water, and sewage, an additional 16  are equipped with full power and water (no sewage). The campsites have power boxes that can accommodate 30 amp, 50 amp, and 110 amp hook-ups. They also have primitive sites available (primitive campsites have a water hook-up). The horse stalls are by the camp sites.

Location:
331 Trail Head Road; Hodges, AL 35571

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Honeycomb Campground

Another local favorite due to the great water views, Honeycomb Campground has 141 short-term and long-term stay sites available. Most of these sites have electricity and water. There is a dump station on site and a pumping service is available for campers who do not want to move their RV. The campground offers a newly built general store and laundry room. Our recently renovated bath houses are walk-in units offering complete privacy. Anybody who knows anybody knows that Honeycomb is THE place to be on the weekends.

Location:
188 Campground Rd, Grant, Alabama 35747

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Bear Creek Lakes

So many choices, you can pick and choose your favorite spot! While you’re here check out nearby Dismals Canyon and the glow worms!

The Bear Creek Water Control Project is a system of four lakes and their surrounding woodlands near Russellville, Alabama, offering trophy fishing, boating, sand beaches, group pavilions, designated swimming areas, hunting, developed camping, picnicking and hiking. A 30-mile canoe float stream is located between Upper Bear and Big Bear Reservoirs. The five campgrounds are open Mid-March through Mid-October and the lakes are open year round.

Location:
1111 County Rd 88, Russellville, AL 35653

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Joe Wheeler State Park

Whether you arrive by land or water, there’s no mistaking the beauty and serenity of this 2,550-acre resort park. On the shores of Wheeler Lake, the resort features a stunning, waterfront lodge with restaurant and convention facilities, championship 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, full-service marina with permanent and overnight docking slips, modern and primitive camping, lakeside cottages, cozy cabins, and a rustic group lodge.

Location:
4401 McLean Drive, RogersvilleAL 35652-2916

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Desoto State Park

Desoto State Park is nestled atop beautiful Lookout Mountain in scenic Northeast Alabama and accented by many rushing waterfalls, sandstone outcroppings, and fragrant wildflowers that will simply take your breath away. This 3,502-acre park provides lodging facilities including: Mountain Chalets, Log and Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, and an Improved Campground with 94 full-hookup tent and RV sites. For the more adventurous, there are also Primitive Camping sites for tents as well as 2 backpacking campsites with shelters.

Location:
7104 DeSoto Parkway NE, Fort PayneAL 35967

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Monte Sano State Park

Located right here in Huntsville, this camp site is easily accessible for that minute camping trip! You’ll find primitive camping, pull thru sites, RV sites and access to bath houses. Spend a night or two camping and hiking beautiful Monte Sano Mountain and get back home in time for Sunday night dinner.

Location:
5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801

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Pack the family wagon and head for the hills. Summer memories are waiting!