Camp with the Indian spirits. This 10,000-12,000 year old Indian site with mounds created by the Indians is one of the most beautiful sites in Northern Alabama.
Bring a tent or sleep under the stars on this memorable bluff. Hike over the 162 acres and scale the bluff for an exciting hike along the base of the rocks where Indians also camped long ago.
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 5PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 94%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at 180 Degrees of Heaven in Alabama.
The vibe at 180 Degrees of Heaven
Places to see near Fort Bluff Camp Site
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The site is beautiful with amazing views all around. Definitely make sure to have a good 4WD vehicle if you want to pull right up to the campsite, as there are some fairly large mudholes on the way up. The owner was very nice and handled any issues we had perfectly. If you want a place to get away and camp without people around, and with beautiful views, this is a great spot.
Not the best
The directions were not clear. This was supposed to be private land yet we had random people come to the camp site at all hours of the day. We had someone come to the camp site at 11:30 night and wake us up. We spent $90 for two day rental we left after one night because of the constant intrusion.
The Fort Bluff Camp Site was an absolutely fantastic experience overall, and I can't recommend the location or the host highly enough. Sandra went above and beyond to make sure that we found the location, gave us some history on the bluff, and then left us to enjoy our weekend.
The campsite has phenomenal views in almost all directions. There are plenty of flat spots for tents and trees for hammocks. Be mindful that their are no facilities on-site, but that was not an issue for my group. If needed, there are stores and gas stations within 15 minutes drive.
Our group decided to visit the nearby wildlife preserve as well, so this campsite is really in a fun location.
Overall, cannot recommend this location enough, and will be coming back next time I have the chance.
Amazing views, rugged adventure
Really enjoyed our stay at 180 Degrees of Heaven. The views are spectacular and the bluff is a fairly ideal place to camp! We put up hammocks but there is also plenty of flat ground for tents. Plenty of firewood lying around on the ground in the form of logs, and the rocks on the bluff were a perfect place for a fire. The only thing I would advise is that you must either have 4-wheel drive or a willingness to hike in in order to get to the bluff point! Even our 4wd Pickup temporarily got stuck in one deep wet spot on the road in, but there was an alternate way in/out around it which we took the next time and just had to go slow to navigate around some trees. We will likely be back for more adventures.
If you are in the area this is a site you do not want to pass up. Truly one of a kind campsite with amazing views and a terrain unlike any site I have ever experienced. There is plenty of room to set up multiple tents if needed and with the unobstructed view of the night sky it’s the perfect place to sleep under the stars. If you are into astrophotography this would be a great site to get some great shots.
As others have mentioned a 4x4 is a must if you plan on driving all the way up to the site. Don’t attempt to drive through the larger puddles even with 4x4. There are go arounds for every one of them. There are plenty of spots you can park and walk up.
Sandra was great and made sure I found the site without issue even though I booked it at the very last minute while passing through Alabama on my toad trip. Overall great experience. I wish I had stayed more than one day so I could have explored the area a bit more.
Great, secluded place to enjoy some peace and quiet. Beautiful views. Most of the time you’re going to need a 4 wheel drive to get up there. I have a 2 wheel drive Tahoe and I made it, but it’s been fairly dry so I was able to make it through, or go around, the mud. I would do it again in a 2 wheel drive, but only in the summer and at least several days since the last big rain.
Great place to get away!
What a great place to get away! My son and I had our last weekend together before he heads off to college, and we couldn't have picked a better location. The view at sunset was one for the books! The weather turned out to be perfect, which was relatively cool for a July weekend in Alabama.
I drive a 2WD Honda Pilot and was able to drive all the way in to the campsite on the bluff. It has been dry lately, so the mud was minimal. Some of the ruts and washouts in the road would make it tough sledding for anything with less clearance than my Pilot, but you can make it in a 2WD if it hasn't rained in awhile and you know how to navigate this type of terrain.
The site is very secluded with only one entry point. About 5 mins after arriving a guy and his family drove up in a ATV and said hi. They live close by and the guy is a local deputy and volunteer firefighter. Later that night around 10 pm a vehicle drove up and turned around when he saw us. Then, at 3:30 am, 3 ppl drove up on a 4-wheeler. I shined my super-bright flashlight at them and they left. So, just be aware that, even though it's a secluded area, there is still a chance that people may come out there.
Truly a hidden gem! My husband and I had an overnight trip (Friday to Saturday) and it was amazing! Secluded, beautiful views, plenty of exploration, clean, and our host Sandra was super helpful the whole time. Truly the perfect nature get-a-way!
This site is amazing!! There is something for everyone - woods for hammocks, the bluff for after the sun went down (it was hot outside!), and plenty of flat space for tents. You can completely relax, or explore the rocks, caves, and woods. We had the opportunity to meet Sandra (who was lovely and accommodating prior to our trip); what an added pleasure! We do suggest a 4wd if you plan to drive all the way in; we’re glad we did and glad we had a 4wd! It hadn't rained in a while, but there were still deep holes with mud and water. The views, omg the views. Breathtaking! And the stars at night?!? With no light pollution? It was a dream. We stayed two nights and can’t wait to go back.