The best camping near Cathedral Caverns State Park

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Dark Hollow

7 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Crossville, AL
Dark Hollow Park provides beautiful, private, and secure primative campsites. Potable water and a composting privey are available. The camp host is on site if there are any questions. There is a one-mile hiking trail, a small stream and waterfalls located a short hike down into Dark Hollow. The Hollow is rich in history. There is a small Amphitheater in the bottom of the hollow where permanent water remains year round. Dark Hollow has played many rolls from sancuary to battleground over the years. There are numerous activities with in a short distance.
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Little River Adventure Company

34 sites · Tents40 acres · Fort Payne, AL
Our 40 acre ADV base camp is top rated by riders, climbers, paddlers, cyclists, hikers, and explorers visiting the Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park, and Lookout Mountain area. We are also a Destination Yamaha Location renting bikes and ebikes. No RVs or heavy vehicles please.
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River Ridge Retreat

72 sites · Lodging, RVs670 acres · Guntersville, AL
River Ridge Retreat offers 670+ acres of beautiful property full of wildlife for you to explore. There are miles of waterfront, hiking trails and paved roads for biking/golf cart riding. Our property sits directly on Alabama's largest lake, Lake Guntersville. Lake Guntersville covers 69,000 acres and is full of fun activities for the whole family. River Ridge Retreat offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet, relaxing retreat to nature while still being close enough to local attractions.
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Woodybrooke Farm Campground

12 sites · RVs, Tents650 acres · Ider, AL
FREE CANOE RENTAL with any booking for Spring 2024!! Pristine property with 4 stocked fishing ponds. Camp privately beside the water and relax in the canopy of our certified Alabama Treasured Forest. Swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife and bird watching. Amenities and activities available at Woodybrooke: *4 stocked ponds with bream and bass for fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking. *On-site canoe, jon boat and kids' kayaks rental available. *Firewood for campfires for purchase or wild harvest *Pristine private camping in a certified Alabama treasured forest on the southern edge of Cumberland Plateau *Hiking, biking, and wildlife watching opportunities *Potable fresh spring water available year-round. Complimentary coffee and tea. available for purchase farm-fresh eggs. *Hot outdoor shower, composting toilet, and community kitchen with drinkable spring water from the spigot and electricity ay community kitchen. *Electrical available at sites 6, 7, and 8 *Wi-Fi at commons area. Located a short distance renowned Cloudland Canyon, Little River Canyon, DeSoto State Park, Lookout Mountain hang gliding, horseback riding and the artsy community of Mentone Alabama. Located 35 minutes from Chattanooga on southern edge of Cumberland plateau. Easy drive to amazing overlooks. We are 97 miles from Atlanta, 107 miles from Birmingham, 120 miles from Nashville located 5 minutes off interstate! GPS location is 34.70560* N, 85.61740*
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Monte Sano Mountain

7 sites · RVs, Tents32 acres · Gurley, AL
We would like to offer overnight camping opportunities for hikers and bikers exploring the Mountain Mist trail network on Monte Sano Mountain. You'll find our camping spot conveniently located just off the Goat Trail, providing a serene setting for your outdoor adventure. Please note that parking facilities are not provided on our property. We kindly ask you to make your own parking arrangements and understand that we cannot offer suggestions on where to park. Additionally, it's important to clarify that we are not affiliated in any way with Monte Sano State Park. The Goat Trail, mentioned in the attached text, is a scenic 2.5-mile singletrack trail that leads from the Three Benches to Mountain Mist. This trail, like many others on Monte Sano, is characterized by its challenging terrain, filled with roots and rocks. Hikers will encounter beautiful natural features, such as the sinks, and enjoy the craftsmanship of man-made stone pathways, bridges, and creek crossings along the way. Please respect the beauty of the trail and leave no trace behind. If you're interested in camping near the Goat Trail, we welcome you to reach out for further details and availability. Thank you!
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146 Maples Drive

4 sites · Tents2 acres · Scottsboro, AL
Wooded site with spring fed pond near Lake Guntersville and Cathedral Caverns State Park. Hiking, biking, climbing, swimming, caving in the area. Crow mountain orchard, Unclaimed Baggage, Lake Guntersville State Park, World class Bass fishing. Come pitch you tent and hammock and set awhile in nature at it’s finest.
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Knot Working Tiny Town

2 sites · Lodging, RVs12 acres · Guntersville, AL
Knot Working Tiny Town is a collection of luxury tiny cabins and 33 full hook up luxury RV sites, offering a quiet, cozy retreat just moments from downtown Guntersville, hiking, shopping, dining, entertainment, boat launches and more! Our cabins are a collection of eight uniquely designed tiny homes, nestled in a quiet valley bring all the comforts of home with a luxury feel. Each impeccably designed tiny home features a private porch and a firepit overlooking our outdoor game area. The RV park is designed with our guests comfort in mind. All RV sites are full hook up, 30/50 amp, with 12 pull throughs and 21 back in spaces, we have room for most RV's. There is parking for one car and a boat or two cars.
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Fort Bluff Camp Site

1 site · Tent162 acres · Somerville, AL
This camp site has one of the most beautiful bluff views in all of northern Alabama. The mounds located on the bluff date back 10,000-12,000 years ago to the paleo Indian era. You can hike for days and climb up and down the bluff to experience the base of the rocks. Camp with the Indian spirits.  This 10,000-12,000 year old Indian site with mounds created by the Indians is one of the most beautiful sites in Northern Alabama.  Bring a tent or sleep under the stars on this memorable bluff.  Hike over the 162 acres and scale the bluff for an exciting hike along the base of the rocks where Indians also camped long ago.
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Poplar Ridge RV Hookups

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · New Hope, AL
Located minutes from downtown Huntsville Alabama, Guntersville Lake, Robert Trent Golf Course, kayaking the Flint or Paint Rock River. As well as land trust hiking trails. Rural working farm, surrounded by mountains, and cattle pasture. Electric, & water hookup. Use of pool on the property where our friends and neighbors congregate. Come enjoy Huntsville, and Guntersville Lake.
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Dragonfly Meadow

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Owens Cross Roads, AL
Come and camp under the stars at our conveniently situated plot of land. Nestled in Owen’s Cross Roads, our meadow promises both seclusion and easy access to amenities, numerous hiking trails, golf courses, and more! This listing offers bare land with no hookups. However, garden hose water is available, and limited electricity can be accessed via extension cord. Pets are warmly welcomed, provided they remain on a leash.
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Whippoorwill Woods Nature Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · South Pittsburg, TN
Opening May 13th 2024 for the camping season! Two years ago our multi-generational family decided to go on an adventure. We had talked about moving to the woods for years, but finally decided to turn our dreams into reality. After hiking through what felt like every property for sale over 100 acres in North Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, we finally found the perfect spot. Why do we call our property Whippoorwill Woods? Did you know that whippoorwills don’t nest in trees? They lay their eggs on the ground in the forest. They’re birds that love camping! As soon as we heard the whippoorwills start singing in the spring, we knew it was the perfect name. We’re so excited to share our property with campers who love nature as much as we do. We specifically set up the campsites to give as much privacy as possible. We hope you’ll come visit and soak up the bird songs, the wind in the trees, and the beautiful sunsets over the mountains. We have 20 acres of savannah grassland full of native plants and wildflowers and over 80 untouched acres full of awesome rock formations and creeks with waterfalls available for you to hike. There's a stocked fish pond for catch and release fishing and a gorgeous view overlooking the Cumberland Plateau and the Sherwood Valley. Experienced and beginner campers are welcome! We live on one side of the property, so we’re available to assist (setting up tents for the first few times is no joke!) or we’re happy to give you as much space and solitude as you need. We have three campsites available in the native savannah grassland, and one that is a "hike-in and choose your favorite spot in the woods" site. We have a porta-potty available, but if you're hiking in, you'll want to bring some WAG bags with you. If you have any questions, or if there’s anything we can do to help, don’t hesitate to ask! We look forward to your visit! The Jansohn and Combs Families
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Misha & Niki's homestead by the creek

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Albertville, AL
Our dream of having land to grow food and have room for our baby to play came true when we settled on this property! We would love to share our space and meet travelers from all over! We have 3 RV spots of which 1 is available for rent. We have a garden that has many fruits and veggies and we would love to show you around if we can, but you are free to browse yourself as well. There is also a play area by the garden which includes a ping pong table and a canopy that has solar lights and chairs available for hanging out. The RV spot includes electricity and water, but no septic. There is the Lake Guntersville RVncampground about 15 min away where dumping can be arranged if needed Our property is about 5 acres which includes creek access. You are welcome to use the creek, with the agreement that we cannot be held liable for you. There is no lifeguard and sometimes the creek may get swift, so care must be used. Swimming and fishing are popular here during the warmer months!
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The best camping near Cathedral Caverns State Park guide

Overview

About

Holy bat caves, Batman! Cathedral Caverns State Park (originally named the Bat Caves) offer massive caverns that would be idyllic for a superhero's underground lair. Check out the "frozen" waterfall with a stalagmite forest, and some of the world's largest stalagmites measuring a whopping 45 feet tall. Kids will love to sift through buckets of mining dirt to find precious gemstones, and we doubt the occasional adult wouldn't mind it, either. Backcountry campers have the ability to hike in here, too. Only a short drive away from Lake Guntersville, we think this is a great road trip pit stop for outdoor and comic book enthusiasts alike.

Notable campgrounds

  • Improved Campsites: Equipped with modern amenities, these sites offer a comfortable stay amid the park's natural beauty.
  • Primitive Tent Camping: For a more rustic adventure, these areas provide a perfect setting for stargazing and connecting with nature.
  • Backcountry Campsite: Ideal for the intrepid backpacker, this secluded spot promises solitude and an immersive outdoor experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as the park's unique attractions make it a popular destination.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Stay flexible with your dates, as alternative options may open up outside of peak times.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Cathedral Caverns State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers longer days for exploration, though it can be quite warm. Winter is serene, but prepare for cooler temperatures.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's Facebook page for daily updates on conditions and events.
  • Pets are not allowed in park buildings or inside the cave, so plan accordingly.
  • The cave maintains a comfortable 60°F temperature year-round, making it a pleasant visit any time.
  • Remember to bring a light jacket for the cave tours, as the temperature can feel cool.
  • For cave tour reservations, it's recommended to book in advance to guarantee your spot.

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