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Parksland Retreat is a 40 acre forest with off grid facilities and homestead allsurrounded by the Talladega National Forest. See parksland.info .

Site #1: Creekside Sanctuary walk inCampsite with fire ring(Large enough for 5 or 6 tents). Trail from parking is an 1/8 mile hike to the campsite - private except when site #4 campers are passing through on the creekside trail.

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Parksland Retreat is a 40 acre forest with off grid facilities and homestead all surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. See parksland.info .  

Site #1: Creekside Sanctuary walk in Campsite with fire ring (Large enough for 5 or 6 tents). Trail from parking is an 1/8 mile hike to the campsite - private except when site #4 campers are passing through on the creekside trail.

Site#2: Hill Top Drive Up Campsite with fire ring (Large enough for 3 tents) It is next to the Parkland Retreat drive so is not completely private but is convenient as a drive up overnight stay or a base to explore from.

Site#3: Pitch a tent on the 16' Diameter Yoga Platform!  Fire ring next to it. Trail is about 200ft. This means if booked that yoga classes would be held in the dining pavilion. We charge $30 night for this site.

Site #4: Completely private Creekside glen with fire ring and room for one or two tents. Trail to site #4 is about 1/6 mile long.

Note: Each site  is booked as a whole and is a campsite only for the group booked.

Pricing for bookings made after October 6th, 2018:

Yoga classes available with advance booking ($12/person)

Site #1, 2 & 4: $20/night 1st 2 people or pet, $5/night each additional person or pet.

Site#3: $30/night 1st 2 people or pet, $5/night each additional person or pet. [Book on line at $20/night - $10/night cash at checkin for platform site]

Bundles of split pine & hardwood firewood provided (1 per night booked), additional available ($5/Bundle)

1 vehicle parking is included per booking. Parking is limited so additional vehicles cost ($5/night).

Pets are people too :) $5/night - must be leashed when at homestead/center or when passing other campsites. Otherwise, Freedom!

Clothing optional sites available on request and coordinated based on other campers preferences.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 15 people per site
Potable water available
Tap
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Dustin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

2 miles upstream connects to the Pinhoti / Appalation Trail

Climbing

Multiple Rock walls exist on the property Also: Morning Yoga classes available $10/person at the Acroform Jampad with advance ...Read more

Fishing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp at Parksland Retreat in Alabama.

Mountainous

For Alabama - We are in the Mountains - the Parkland terrain is quite rugged by flatlander standards.

River, stream or creek

1/2 mile of swimmable creek winds through the property

Swimming hole

Lots of completely private swimming opportunity.

Waterfall

The Blue Hole waterfall, beach & swimming hole is accessible by trail 1/2 mile downstream from Parksland.

Forest

Places to see near Parksland

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
33 miles way Explore
Wind Creek State Park
Wind Creek State Park
35 miles way Explore
Oak Mountain State Park
Oak Mountain State Park
36 miles way Explore
Rickwood Caverns State Park
Rickwood Caverns State Park
57 miles way Explore
Talladega National Forest
Talladega National Forest
62 miles way Explore
Chewacla State Park
Chewacla State Park
65 miles way Explore
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
66 miles way Explore
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
67 miles way Explore
Lake Guntersville State Park
Lake Guntersville State Park
72 miles way Explore
Paul M Grist State Park
Paul M Grist State Park
74 miles way Explore
Buck's Pocket State Park
Buck's Pocket State Park
76 miles way Explore
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River Canyon National Preserve
77 miles way Explore
De Soto State Park
De Soto State Park
82 miles way Explore
Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail
Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail
84 miles way Explore
Cathedral Caverns State Park
Cathedral Caverns State Park
84 miles way Explore
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
85 miles way Explore
Bankhead National Forest
Bankhead National Forest
86 miles way Explore
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
91 miles way Explore
Lake Lurleen State Park
Lake Lurleen State Park
92 miles way Explore
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
94 miles way Explore
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
95 miles way Explore
Red Top Mountain State Park
Red Top Mountain State Park
95 miles way Explore
Monte Sano State Park
Monte Sano State Park
97 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Zeima
Zeima K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 8th, 2017

I was in a group of 8 and stayed for Labor day weekend. Parksland Yoga Retreat was honestly exactly what we all needed, we had a lovely time. Here you will find stunning views, swimming holes and creeks, and enjoyable hikes. Dustin was very patient and kind in answering my hundreds of questions. He is really friendly and warm. Dustin and his family & friends built a lovely off the grid home/yoga retreat, including an outdoor shower and pit toilet. I really valued and appreciated the environmental practices exercised here.

When you arrive you park up near his home and hike about 1/8th of a mile (like 300 steps if you are short like me) to the private campsite. Keep in mind, it's a fairly steep incline on the way back up, but that is just motivation to pack light and enjoy the ride. It is absolutely worth it though. Seriously, it's like this place is radiating magic. There is a creek that swings around the site which you can swim in. Dustin provides recycling and a trash can, which is nice. The toilet and shower are up the hill, but do yourself a favor and make the hike. That toilet and shower were highlights of my year. No joke.

The area around the site is good for hiking. Must visit the Blue Hole, which is just down the road (like 1 mile away). It's a great swimming hole with a beach, deep water, and plenty of jumping off points. We had an amazing time at Parksland. Dustin and his friends and family are so nice and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie O.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2018

This place was a dream! Dustin and mandi were so sweet and we loved getting to know them. They were very helpful in letting us know the nearby attractions. They have a gorgeous property and the camping site was one of the best parts about it. Just down the hill from their house, we had our own little private space next to the river. The river was deep enough to swim and we enjoyed taking a little dip. They provided us with firewood and had a fire pit right on the site. They also have a beautiful outdoor shower that really might be one of the best outdoor showers ever. Half way down the hill to the site, there is a platform for yoga. Mandi was nice enough to lead us in a yoga stretch/class. It was one of the most peaceful yoga sessions we have ever done. Hearing the river and the birds while stretching it out was the best way to start the morning. Then on the way out , we stopped at the blue hole. Not far from their driveway. It was such a surprise to find that spot there and it made the morning thay much better. We went for a swim again and we wanted to cliff jump, but the water was just a little too cold to swim over to the cliffs. I can imagine in the summer, this could be a perfect place to spend the whole day cliff jumping, relaxing on the pebble beach, and swimming in the crystal clear water. This is definetley a spot we would visit again and again. Good times!

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Hipcamper Roxann
Roxann O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 15th, 2018

Host Dustin was very accommodating very friendly and concerned about our safety when the weather turned bad.

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Hipcamper Mandalynne
Mandalynne O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 9th, 2018

Wonderful location, well taken care of, Yoga platform view beautiful, firewood and fire ring provided. Lovely creek running all around, not far from interstate, felt a million miles away!

Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 13th, 2018

All around great campsite!! Incredibly accommodating. I had to arrive after dark but it was no issue, they had signs directing me in and 2 people to greet me when I arrived to give me an after dark tour and give me some firewood. Great setups, nearby swimming hole, the hot outdoor shower, the list goes on and on!! ALL the people on site were super cool, I can’t wait to go back! A++

Hipcamper Kathryn
Kathryn L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2018

Incredible place! We stayed at Site 1 and loved the private space with the nearby creek. It was well kept and the trails well marked. We made our way over to the nearby private swimming hole for the day- definitely recommend. The hosts, Dustin and Mandy, couldn't have been more hospitable and welcoming. They made our stay awesome. A really cool first hipcamp experience!

The swimming hole across the way. Cooling off in the creek. Our set up!The creek surrounding our site.
Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 8th, 2018

This place is absolutely incredible. Dustin is amazing, his family is very nice. They property is incredibly beautiful. If you get a chance to, book this place. We don't often make it up that way, but we will return just to spend time there at Parksland. 11/10

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Hipcamper Travis
Travis M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 27th, 2018

This place is super cool. Dustin and his wife are excellent hosts. The camp was extremely private and had a stream to cool off in. There is a waterfall right around the corner thats a lot of fun too. Definitely recommended. The only drawback is camp site one is down a hill and I found out how out of shape I was the hard way.

Hipcamper Katy
Katy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 4th, 2018

This was a truly unique place to visit. We learned a lot from our time at Parksland Retreat and those residing there in our short stay. The land itself is beautiful, close to swimming holes and streams. Also a great spot for anyone interested in ecoconsious living. Got to check it out yourself! The hosts will treat you with much warmth...thank you Dustin and Mandy :)

Property
Parksland
State
Alabama
$20/night
4 Sites