Beach camping in Alabama with swimming

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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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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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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Fairhope Farm Stay

3 sites · Lodging8 acres · Fairhope, AL
Fairhope Farm offers exclusive lodging for two in our farm stay accommodations. We offer a peaceful getaway from life while being minutes from Fairhopes fine shopping. Our unique farm stay provides our guests with privacy and the opportunity to prepare their own meals at their convenience. Room includes full kitchen and full bath.
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Beach camping in Alabama with swimming 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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