Forest camping near Gulf Shores

Visit Gulf Shores to explore Alabama’s beaches of white sand and clear blue water.

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Bay Forest Retreat

7 sites · Lodging, Tents11 acres · Navarre, FL
Explore 11+ acres of rustic and untamed woods. We are two military veteran families who enjoy the land as a place for family and friends to explore, camp, and relax at the 250+ feet of the East Bay beach. Primitive camping is permitted at designated wooded high grounds in the middle of the property. It is a 5 and 10-minute rugged hike in to the middle ground and waterfront, respectively. The trail remains under development, so please bring close-toed shoes or boots for hiking throughout the property (depending on rainfall, there may be mud and water). Our Glamper is a 10x12 canvas furnished tent located a short but rugged 2-minute hike from parking. It provides the opportunity to go camping without having to pack all the gear. Our location is minutes from the Emerald Coast - 7 mins to Navarre Beach, - 30 mins to Pensacola Beach, - 15 mins to Naval Live Oaks, - 45 mins to Fort Pickens, - 50 mins to NAS Pensacola, - 45 mins to Santa Rosa Island, - 35 mins to Okaloosa Island, - 40 mins to Destin. Recommended local restaurants: St. Michael's Brewery which has rotating food trucks and is family friendly, Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, Dewey Destin’s, Windjammers, TC’s Front Porch, Deb’s Coffee, The Eatery food truck park, Top’s Burgers, and New York Pizza Depot. Other sightseeing in the area includes: Museums: National Naval Aviation Museum, Air Force Armament Museum, Fort Pickens, Indian Temple Mound Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art, Museum of Industry, and Destin History & Fishing Museum Additional activities include: Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, HH Arts Gallery, Emerald Coast Science Center, Gulf Breeze Zoo, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.
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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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Country near the Beach

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Pensacola, FL
The property is 3.29 acres. Surrounded on 3 sides by thick trees. The front of the property is open and great for letting the dogs run around. The back of the property has a pond and dock fed by a creek that is great to swim in that also feeds a major bayou in Pensacola Bay. Perfect for a kayak, canoe of paddle board trip. And also has about .75 acres of thick wooded area for a great forest feel on the property. Only one 50 Amp connection but if you have a generator or are tent canping I have many locations to camp
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Heart of the Country

8 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Bay Minette, AL
Heart of the Country is our home and also your own personal twelve acre state park whenever you stay with us! We are less than 15 minutes from Interstate 10 and from Interstate 65. I offer a half-dozen campsites, all either on a relatively level paved driveway or grass. Power (20 amp and 30 amp) and water is available. We have two 30 amp campsites, which are first come, first served. WIFI is available! (please ask for password). We have a portable toilet for your use. This is a Longleaf Pine sanctuary with lots of nature trails. This is also a hobby farm with livestock (Donkey, two Goats, a Duck and a flock of Chickens). I feed the livestock grain every morning usually between 8 and 9 am, and again hay before dusk. You are always welcome to join me and I'll introduce all of them to you! My dog, Homer, is our very friendly welcoming ambassador who will enthusiastically great you upon your arrival. I put him up in his kennel each evening around dusk, then lock him in his shed until morning which keeps him from backing during the night. We also host an AirBnB, so other guests may be here as well. Texting via the app is our preferred mode of communication. If you call, please leave a message if I can't answer, and I will call you back. We are slowly updating the site photos. Use them only to determine your price, for example: A site with 30 amp power and water is $25 per night. A site with 20 amp power and water is $20 per night. A boondocking site (no power) is $15 per night. All sites have access to a porta-potty and water. Suggested local attraction: Blakeley State Historic Park is four miles away.
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Malakai campgrounds (Mal'akhi) 

4 sites · Tents12 acres · Milton, FL
Hello welcome to Malakai! I purchased this land several years ago after a loss of a child a daughter her named was joLisa, it was a life changing moment, teaching me that family and enjoying of life is what it all about... so I want to welcome you here to Malakai for a peaceful and relaxing time, it's even a place that may help you heal from life hardships... At 5 o'clock before the Sun comes up it is time for you to go out on to the deck and listen to the birds sing. As the Sun starts to rise on a new day we have dozens of species of birds from the great bald eagle which we have a mating pair that comes by, too blue herrings, bluebirds, blue jays, mocking birds, doves and several other species and occasionally a couple small black bears like walking through, we want you to have a peaceful and relaxing stay here while you visit everything the Garson Point and our beaches have to offer. It's official -- we are a park and a preserve.....9 acres of 🚶‍♂️ trails 👣 History of our location Count De Galvez awarded a land grant on Garcon Point to Antonio Garzon following his 1781 Siege of Pensacola in consideration of “his good services rendered as an interpreter to the Indians of Pensacola." The grant was held for 35 years before Maria Garzon, who survived husband Antonio, sold the land they called Garzon’s Point to Joseph (Jose) Bonifay. The land uses were favorable for cattle grazing and turpentining through the 1800s. Many more pioneer families moved into the area and began their own business in the booming industrial opportunities of western Florida. It came to be known as Yellow River Marsh State Buffer Preserve on June 12, 2000, when it was purchased by the state of Florida to protect rare and environmentally sensitive lands, plants and animals. Through generous donations, Preservation 2000 and the Florida Forever Program, more land was added to protect contiguous habitat of the Garcon Ecosystem. Today Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park provides recreational opportunities for hiking and nature study along the Great Florida Birding Trail among rare and endemic plant species and within one of Florida’s oldest multi-cultural frontiers.The preserve is located in Santa Rosa County on Garcon Point, which separates Escambia Bay from Blackwater Bay. Nearly 20 rare and endangered species of plants and animals make their homes along the bay and its wet prairies, dome swamps and flatwoods.
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The Gathering Place Homestead

1 site · RV3 acres · Pensacola, FL
Experience serene nature at its finest on our property. Take leisurely strolls through the neighborhood, soaking in the peaceful surroundings. Gather around the grill for a delightful barbecue, or cozy up by the fire pits for a relaxing evening under the stars. Friendly pets are warmly welcomed to join in the fun. Conveniently located near stores, restaurants, and beaches, our property offers easy access to local amenities and attractions. Indulge in a delicious breakfast served for a fee, adding an extra touch of relaxation to your stay in our wooded oasis. Embrace the tranquility and unwind in this serene environment amidst nature's embrace.
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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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Travel Downs RV Park

1 site · RV2 acres · Pensacola, FL
Private 2 acre property with 20x40 concrete pad with custom fire pit. Half of Property is cleared with woods surrounding it, gated entrance. Custom shed with washer/dryer, toilet, sink, shower and tankless water heater. Located 10min from perdido key beach’s and Johnson beach national seashore.
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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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Eddie Murls Forest &Farmland

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Molino, FL
Learn more about this land:You can expect to see a beautiful country forest. The spot is close to many lakes and fishing creeks. It is also 30 min driving to the WinCreek Casino. It will offer a safe place to stop and will also provide natural farm land beauty!
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Southern Charm RV

1 site · RV10 acres · Foley, AL
Covered campsite, full hookups 30 amp electric, dump hookup, and water hookup, outdoor shower available with hot and cold water (must have own toilet in RV). Property is located 8 miles from Gulf Shores Beach, extremely quiet location. On 10 acres, shared with a short term rental house. Monthly rental available through March.
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Fountain farm

1 site · Tent30 acres · Gonzalez, FL
Total 20 acre as if trials . Lot’s beautiful trees wifi , Beautiful hill side with bass and bluegill pond. Lot hiking near 30 mins from pensacola Beach , 30 min from blue angels navy base, property has well water outdoors potty pod , can fish must throw all fish back , beautiful blue water fountain
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Forest camping near Gulf Shores guide

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Looking to camp near Gulf Shores, Alabama and explore the forest? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 160 options specifically tailored to your activity and terrain preference, you're sure to find the perfect campsite. Some top campsites in the area include Bay Forest Retreat (148 reviews), The Wandering Path (103 reviews), and Larry & Sheila D.'s Blackwater G (56 reviews). These sites offer popular amenities such as showers, pet-friendly areas, and campfires. You can also enjoy exciting activities like surfing, whitewater paddling, and horseback riding. With an average price per night of $35 and options as low as $10, camping in the forest near Gulf Shores has never been more affordable!

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