Located just a skipping stone from Shoal Creek, Pine Glen Recreation Area is threaded together by a string of campsites lining the Pinhoti Trail. Based on a first-come, first-served basis, be sure set get some shut-eye earlier in the night—so you can wake up to secure your campsite.
Campsite area
Tent sites
21 sites
Up to guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Pine Glen Recreation Area.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Amy
Amy S.
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April 5th, 2020

One of our favorite places to camp in Talledega National Forest! Nice, shady spots along a clear, cool stream with easy access to hiking trails. Not a lot of privacy between campsites, but it hasn't been an issue for us when we've camped in early Spring because the campground hasn't been full. It's a bit of a drive on Forest Service roads to get there, but the views are nice and it makes for a relatively quiet campground.

Hipcamper chris
Chris F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 20th, 2016

So the good with this campground also lends itself to the bad. There is a lot of space in each of the camping sites but this openness and flatness lends itself to people hauling in everything and the kitchen sink to set up "camp". We had everything from radios, clanking horse shoes for hours on end, babies, chainsaws, and dogs making all kinds of racket. It's an absolutely beautiful spot with tons of great canopy but little to no cover in between all of the sites. Outside of a holiday weekend I imagine it would be quite peaceful. It's adjacent to the pinhoti trail so hiking is abundant!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 25th, 2015

First time at Pine Glen and we loved it! Each campsite has a fire pit, picnic table, and tent pad. Rustic, primitive site but there is a "vault" potty area if you choose to use it. We camped during the week and there were plenty of sites to choose from. It could be busy on weekends and holidays. Very long drive to get to the site but worth it! Very beautiful area! There are bears in the area so prepare for that, bring your own wood, and bring your own water. They have water pumps at the site but they no longer work. Cell phone reception is hit or miss and there is a ton of wildlife in the area. We'll be back!

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Talladega National Forest
United States
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33.725° N, 85.602° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 21 Sites
(Up to people per site)