Beach and dog-friendly camping in Alabama

From the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian mountains, the Heart of Dixie has plenty of variety.

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CampFire at the Riverbend

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents38 acres · Robertsdale, AL
38 plus acres with 1200ft pristine riverfront. Remote but accessible. Chose your site. Blaze a trail to the river, private beaches, tubing and swimming. 20 acres wooded and open field for a more remote experienced. Camp off your tailgate. You still have river access. RVs are welcome nice level easy access spots but no hook ups. Plenty of room for extra vehicles and trailers. Bring your horses!
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YaYa's River Retreat

100 sites · RVs, Tents41 acres · Robertsdale, AL
A little slice of camping heaven, 41 acres with 800 feet of water frontage on Styx River. YaYa's is a completely primative or boondocking campground and swim area with porta pottie available. There is hot showers available at truck stop about a mile away and they have a dump station for those in RV. Come enjoy all the natural beauty or we are within an hour of hundreds of things to do for all ages. YaYA lives about 1/2 mile away and has a well available to refill your water. There is plenty of fallen wood to gather for fires or cut wood available for purchase. We have a community area with picnic tables, sun sails, grill, pavilion, and large bonfire. Please note the access road is old gravel and dirt, so if in a low car you'll need to take it slow. If there has been rain call ahead for entry directions as part of road becomes muddy. There is also a shooting range near by so during the day you will hear this some. You will not be disappointed if you love the tranquility of being outdoors.
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Buck Creek Junction

6 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Dadeville, AL
We are located off a slew of the Beautiful Lake Martin We offer primitive camping with waterfront lots, fishing, hunting, swimming, kayak rentals. Learn more about this land: We have a beach swimming area, , horseshoe pit, porta potty, porta shower, boat ramp, dock, dogs allowed, and kayaks for rent. Can fish, swim, hunt. We are located on a slew off Lake Martin. Campers get free usage of pedal boat.
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Acreage on Sipsey

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Arley, AL
Right on an inlet on the water. Lots of trees. Road access right to the property no 4x4 needed. Full Access to swimming pool, private boat ramp and lodge. Others acreages around but very serene and sits right next to the bank head forest where you can hike, hunt or just get in nature. Flat spot for renting or a gravel driveway to park RV
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Creekside RV Resort Lot 60

1 site · RV1 acre · Foley, AL
* * *This listing is for the RV LOT ONLY. No camper on site. * * * RV Lot with fully furnished outdoor kitchen and pavilion. Located in Foley, AL walking distance from OWA, 2 miles from Tanger Outlets, 10 minutes from the Wharf and beaches. Quiet owner managed RV Resort with pool, clubhouse, and
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Gable Family Outdoors

5 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Haleyville, AL
**Gable Family Outdoors" by the Bear Creek Lakes** Welcome to Gable Family Outdoors, your ultimate destination for adventure and tranquility, located near the picturesque Bear Creek Lakes and The Bankhead National Forest. Our campsites offers a wide range of activities and natural beauty, making it the perfect spot for families, thrill-seekers, and nature lovers alike. **Site Features:** - **Campsites:** Set up your RV or Tent at one of our spacious campsites to begin your rural country peaceful adventure. **Activities:** - **Kayaking and Boating:** Explore the serene waters of Bear Creek Lakes with your kayaks, canoes, and boats. Paddle along the shoreline or venture out to the peaceful coves. - **Fishing:** Cast your line from the shore or a boat and enjoy fishing in our well-stocked lakes, teeming with bass, trout, and catfish. - **Hiking and Biking Trails:** Discover acres of scenic trails perfect for hiking and mountain biking. Our trails wind through lush forests, past waterfalls, and up to breathtaking viewpoints. - **ATV and Quad Riding:** Experience the thrill of riding ATVs and quads on our designated trails, designed for all skill levels. Feel the rush as you navigate through rugged terrain and open fields. - **Horseback Riding:** Saddle up and explore the wilderness on horseback. Explore through scenic shared trails, offering a unique perspective of the natural surroundings. **Natural Wonders:** - **Waterfalls and Caves:** Discover hidden waterfalls and mysterious caves scattered throughout the property. These natural wonders provide perfect spots for exploration and photography. - **Wildlife Viewing:** Encounter a variety of wildlife, from deer and foxes to eagles and owls. Our site is a haven for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. **Amenities:** Cell Service is available from most carriers. - **Pet-Friendly:** Bring your pets along for the adventure! We offer pet-friendly campsites and trails. - **Stargazing:** With minimal light pollution, our campsite offers a perfect setting for stargazing and astrophotography. Enjoy the clear night sky and the Milky Way in all its glory. - **Quiet Zones:** Find tranquility everywhere, perfect for meditation, reading, or simply unwinding in nature. **Nearby Attractions:** - **Local Eateries and Shops:** Explore nearby towns and enjoy local cuisine, charming shops, and friendly hospitality. - **Historic Sites:** Visit historic landmarks and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the region. At Gable Family Outdoors, you’ll find a harmonious blend of thrilling activities and serene environments. Whether you’re seeking an action-packed adventure or a peaceful retreat, our campsites on the Bear Creek Lakes is the perfect destination. Book your stay today and create unforgettable memories with family and friends!
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Airstream Gypsy Hideaway

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Silverhill, AL
This is country life. The airstream hideaway sits on 6 acres surrounded by woods, farmland, birds, deer, rabbits, foxes, and more. Instead of eliminating nature, we embrace awareness and knowledge for coexisting with insects, wildlife, critters, plants, etc. For visitors who love walking: the three roads of this neighborhood are dead ends and have hills. Perimeters of agricultural fields can also be walked, if desired. Other things to note: Our home is on site and located toward the front of the property. The outdoor space includes patio mat, picnic table, charcoal BBQ grill, chairs, fire pit, and RV awning. It is a cool spot to relax. The front porch becomes an outdoor dining area in moments. I try to keep wood for the fire pit nearby for guests to use. At night, the fresh air and crackling fire pit bring back memories of youthful whispered stories.
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Beach and dog-friendly camping in Alabama guide

Overview

Even if “Sweet Home Alabama” isn’t already on your road trip playlist, you should add the southern state to your camping itinerary. With its mountains, inland lakes, and Gulf Coast beaches, Alabama has plenty to offer campers, whether you prefer hiking to mountains and waterfalls, diving into Civil Rights history, or renting a seaside cottage—all served with a warm spoonful of Southern hospitality, of course. Opt for a seafront or lakeside campsite in summer when temperatures soar beyond 90°F, or choose a fall or winter trip for cooler weather ideal for hiking.

Where to go

North Alabama

Hikers and campers are in their element in Alabama’s northern wilderness, dotted with caves, waterfalls, and woodlands. Go hiking and kayaking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at DeSoto State Park, peep the fall foliage at Little River Canyon National Preserve, and discover the caves of Cathedral Caverns State Park. Or head to the shores of Alabama’s largest lake to camp, boat, and spot bald eagles at Lake Guntersville State Park.

Central Alabama

Urban campers can find plenty of distractions in Birmingham, but Alabama’s largest city is also within easy reach of some of the state’s most memorable natural landscapes. Great hiking, biking, and camping can be found in Talladega National Forest, after which you can scale Alabama’s highest peak at Cheaha State Park and explore ancient caves at Rickwood Caverns State Park. Other popular campgrounds are found at Lake Lurleen and Wind Creek state parks.  

South Alabama

Montgomery is the gateway to south Alabama and neighbouring Selma is a key stop on the Civil Rights trail, but outside of the cities, south Alabama is all about lakeside camping. To the east, Lake Eufaula is known as the “Big Bass Capital of the World” and has a wide choice of campgrounds, while nearby Blue Springs State Park offers plenty of lake camping. To the west, the Tombigbee River Valley is also prime for getting on the water.

Gulf Coast

Alabama’s 60-mile stretch of Gulf Coast shoreline is the place to cool off from the summer sun, spot shorebirds along the wetlands, or tee off at one of many coastal golf courses. RV parks are easy to find around the resort towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, while Dauphin Island remains a perennial favorite for beach camping. Alternatively, snag an RV site with full hookups at Gulf State Park, or book a cabin on the shores of Lake Shelby at Meaher State Park.

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