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Parksland Retreat is a 40 acre forest with off grid facilities and homestead all surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. The hipcamp rate includes a campsite private to your group, hot showers, Parking for one (1) car per booking. , and access to the Retreat grounds and waters. [Search "Canvas Woodstove Tent at Parksland " l

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Welcome! Please read entire listing.

Parksland Retreat is a 40 acre forest with off grid facilities and homestead all surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. The hipcamp rate includes a campsite private to your group, hot showers, Parking for one (1) car per booking. , and access to the Retreat grounds and waters. [Search "Canvas Woodstove Tent at Parksland " listing for our Fully Furnished options.]

Please count total number of human and pets to enter total # of guests when booking.

Site #1 "Hill Top": [parking across road from site] Primitive Campsite with fire ring (Large enough for 3 or 4 tents) It is next to the Parkland Retreat drive so is not completely private but is convenient and has a nice view. 

Site#2 "Creekbend" (P2): [Walk in 1/8 Mile, 80ft elevation change] Large Creekside Campsite with fire ring (up to ~6 tents).

Site#3: [Walk in 1/6 Mile 80ft elevation change] Completely Private Creekside site with fire ring and two flat spaces for tents. 

Distances: Site / from Parking / from Center P1 / 73ft / 366ft P2 / 559ft / 486ft P3 / 960ft / 898ft

Note: Site #2 (P2) & especially #3 (P3) are most enjoyably accessed with a backpack for your gear. Pack Light! The trail drops 80ft of elevation to get to the creek from the parking area. Trail is not wide or flat enough for carts/wagons.

Note: Each Camp site is booked as a whole and is exclusive for the group booking.

Agreements:

Pets must be leashed when at homestead/center camp or when passing other campsites. Otherwise, Freedom!

Parksland is a clothing optional retreat. Some of the people, some of the time choose not to wear some or any of their clothes. We honor each person's clothing choices.

Off site firewood is not permitted.

Quiet Time 10pm - 9am unless otherwise communicated by host.Natural Soaps only and no detergents allowed.

Notes:

We are blessed with a location with very few mosquitos etc but Spring through early Fall we highly recommend some lemon/eucalyptus spray to prevent noseeum bites.

See our property improvement updates on Instagram at parkslandretreat.

There isn't a suitable turnaround for trailers unless there are no other cars in the parking area. Let me know at time of booking if you have a trailer and we can discuss feasibility.

LGBTQ & BIPOC Friendly

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Dustin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Coleman 4 Person Dome Tent

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Teton Sleeping Bag

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8x10 Tarp

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Screenprinted Koozies

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

We have a 2 mile creekside and Ridgeline loop trail, also 2 miles upstream connects to the Pinhoti / Appalation Trail.

Paddling

Our creek is suitable for paddling if it has rained in the past couple days. Otherwise some spots are a bit shallow.

Climbing

Multiple Rock walls exist on the property

Swimming

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Fishing
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 or community swimming opportunities.

Waterfall

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

Forest

Places to see near Parksland Retreat

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Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen T.
recommends this listing.
(P2 Creekbend)
September 18th, 2022

Great campsite, beautiful location and friendly people! We had a ton of fun and would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Jon
Jon M.
recommends this listing.
(P3 Creekside)
September 17th, 2022

Peaceful. Rustic. Relaxed. Idyllic creek. Wonderful hospitality. Seasonal sauna by request. Pleasant hike along the trails. Great place for a sojourn and inspiration. Be prepared for up and down hillside walking.

Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin M.
recommends this listing.
(P2 Creekbend)
August 28th, 2022

A hidden gem! Gorgeous land, friendly folks, and perfect campsites. Very clean outhouse too!

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Hipcamper Jared
Jared S.
recommends this listing.
(P2 Creekbend)
August 8th, 2022

This place is beautiful and we would recommend it to anyone. We had our two dogs and they were able to enjoy the creek right next to our camp. Dustin was an excellent host and we will certainly be staying again when we are in the area.

Hipcamper James

Perfect paradise

James M.
recommends this listing.
(P3 Creekside)
July 26th, 2022

Omg absolutely the best place I've ever camped. Dustin was more than welcoming and has an absolutely beautiful property. 10/10 recommended

Hipcamper James

You won’t regret staying here.

James M.
recommends this listing.
(P3 Creekside)
July 23rd, 2022

It was a very pretty and welcoming environment. Hosts did an amazing job making us feel at home. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica H.
recommends this listing.
(P2 Creekbend)
July 15th, 2022

Our stay at Parksland Retreat was magical! It was quite and beautiful. Dustin was a great host! Will def be coming back

Hipcamper Scott
Scott G.
recommends this listing.
(P3 Creekside)
July 4th, 2022

Parksland retreat is nestled perfectly inside the Talladega national forest. Dustin was very helpful!
They are awesome folks.
Beautiful hiking and awesome swimming just a short hike.
Most definitely will be back.
Thank you parksland. 😁

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Hipcamper Weston

This is what hipcamp is all about!

Weston R.
recommends this listing.
(P2 Creekbend)
June 29th, 2022

We absolutely enjoyed creekside camping on Dustin's land. Very well maintained. Would love to come back anytime!

Awards

Best of 2022 Alabama
2nd place
Best in 2021 Alabama
1st place
Best of 2019 Alabama
2nd place
Property
Parksland Retreat
State
Alabama
Country
United States
$25/night
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