The best camping near Cathedral Caverns State Park

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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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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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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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Bates Farm

26 sites · RVs, Tents44 acres · Decatur, AL
Welcome to Bates Farm - Where Nature Beckons & Adventure Awaits Unveil the mystical allure of Bates Farm, a privately-owned, fantasy-themed haven that spans 44 breathtaking acres, nestled just 8 miles from the Beltline, a world away from the bustling limits of Decatur, Alabama. A world where you can order doordash or instacart while at your private secluded primitive camping site. There is a bath house with private bathrooms, free use of a washer and dryer, coffee maker and free ice from an ice machine. Here, the realms of adventure and tranquility intertwine, inviting you to step into a world of wonders beyond imagination. At Bates Farm, safety and seclusion are the guiding stars. Our meticulously designed private campsites ensure that each group's space is a sanctuary of its own. Escape the ordinary and surrender to the spellbinding embrace of the enchanting wilderness. Bates Farm beckons you to savor the purest joys of existence, to forge unbreakable bonds with the natural world, and to craft enduring memories with your cherished companions at our outdoor venues. As you set forth on your journey to Bates Farm, the very essence of nature will breathe new life into your spirit. Bates Farm extends its arms wide to embrace the daydreamers and adventurers alike. Hikers can enjoy guided glow hikes, at night with regular fantasy themed hikes during the day. Dog owners can get exercise and creek time. Bates farm welcomes school groups, homeschoolers, church gatherings, family reunions, weddings, events, festivals, with parking and amenities. Our realm is open for exploration for one and all. Be it families seeking picturesque picnics or the thrill of car/van/SUV camping, our gates welcome you into a world where fantasy thrives. Discover Bates Farm—a realm that ignites your imagination, nurtures your connection with nature, and creates an everlasting symphony of shared experiences. The call of the wild beckons, and it's a call to which your spirit must answer. Youtube Podcast of all Bates Farm sites https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLedWcgjSlLH69lmSEcxNtpZk34yqYBqWa&si=UoANQrkWNXftucPb Video of Glamping Amenities: https://youtu.be/vHXSFpVur18 Interactive google map of Bates Farm campground https://www.google.com/maps/@34.5307107,-87.1049941,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!1s1JKWe22dLvy3DNVHHMb0CoYGm2mJmxLI?authuser=0&entry=ttu
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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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The Ponderosa

4 sites · Tents5 acres · South Pittsburg, TN
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT!! We are CLOSING THE POOL ON SEPT 17TH, 2023. 2024 WILL BRING IN A NEW POOL LINER!! YAY!! PLANS TO RE-OPEN POOL FOR 2024 IS MAY!! NO HOT TUB! We lost our hot tub last year due to overuse of patrons from pool partiers. We rent our pool out on weekends but if you would like to have it while you are here let us know and we will rent it to you. $300 all day We look forward to seeing everyone! See Lodge cast iron factory. Enjoy our small town. We're close to Rock City and the Chattanooga choo choo and other great sites in Chattanooga Tn. Enjoy our swimming pool that opens in Late May but closes on the first cold snap, usually end of Sept every fall. Many amenities such as bathhouse, free Wi-Fi, grill, corn hole game and fire pit with wood. South Pittsburg, Tn is the home of Lodge Cast iron! Every year there is a National Cornbread Festival. Bring a tent and stay with us! POSITIVES OF STAYING WITH US 1. We will treat you like family. 2. We supply firewood. 3. We supply gas for the grill. 4. The pool is yours at no charge if there is no party scheduled. 5. We have free coffee in our pool area kitchen. A small refrigerator and a microwave. 6. HOT SHOWERS!! shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and washcloths provided. 7. Bathroom and sink 8. Back porch to relax on if you choose to. 9. Free Wi-Fi 10. Kayaking in area. 11. Hiking trails all over the Jasper Highlands! very close to us. 12. We have two horses you can pet and spend time with, but don't turn your back on the brown one! she will bite your butt! lol! (This should've been in the negatives, lol!!) Here are the NEGATIVES OF STAYING AT THE PONDEROSA 1. We have 5 German shepherds in a kennel that will welcome you upon your arrival with barking. They settle down eventually. 2. We have a nosy Monkey named Daisy Mae who watches our campers and pool parties continually. 3. We rent our pool out so it may not always be available to you when you're here and the bathroom is shared with them during your stay. 4. Our property is across the street from a scrap metal yard that opens too early.
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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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Raulston Woods Cabins And Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents138 acres · South Pittsburg, TN
Nestled amidst a lush forest canopy, our campsite offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Picture yourself surrounded by towering trees, their leaves rustling in the gentle breeze, as you breathe in the crisp, fresh air of the wilderness. Our spacious campsites are carefully laid out to provide privacy and tranquility, each equipped with a fire pit for cozy evenings spent under the stars. Whether you're pitching a tent beneath the canopy or glamping in a cabin for a weekend getaway, you'll find everything you need to reconnect with nature. For those seeking a touch of comfort without sacrificing the rustic charm of the outdoors, our charming cabins offer the perfect blend of convenience and immersion in nature. Tucked away among the trees, each cabin provides a cozy retreat complete with sleeping mats. Step outside onto your own private porch to savor your morning coffee amidst the sights and sounds of the forest. Whether you're an avid hiker eager to explore miles of scenic trails, a nature lover hoping to spot local wildlife, or simply seeking a peaceful escape from the stresses of modern life, our campsite and cabins provide the ideal setting for your next outdoor adventure. Come experience the beauty and tranquility of the woods with us
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The Bolo Club

60 sites · Tents5500 acres · Sherwood, TN
Our grandparents moved to the farm on Little Crow Creek on September 27, 1927 from up in Sinking Cove. They had six children with our dad, Charlie Jr., being one of them. Charlie Stubblefield Sr. was a very interesting man with a wide curiosity in just about anything that had to do with history, Indian artifacts, Civil War, fossils, oral history, religion and more. Therefore, the small museum on the property next to the pavilion is dedicated to our grandfather. Charlie Sr. and our grandmother served as Justices of the Peace for over 30 years. Further, our grandmother was the backbone of the family, and was a gracious lady with a special personality to handle the rigors of the day; we miss them both very much. The area has many interesting stories and legacies of characters of yesterday and today. Visiting The Bolo Club will be like stepping back in time to a slower pace where hopefully you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere and spirit of the farm.Learn more about this land:The Bolo Club has a unique combination of accommodations and activities, making it the perfect getaway. You owe it to yourself, so take the time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and atmosphere where country meets comfort! We have every type of camping you could ask for, from pitching your tent by the running creek to glamping it in The Lodge.
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Serene Sanctuary

7 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Cedar Bluff, AL
Welcome to our picturesque RV campsite, nestled on a sprawling acre of land with breathtaking views of the serene lake. If you are an outdoor enthusiast seeking adventure and tranquility, you have found the perfect destination. Our campsite offers a plethora of activities to satisfy your cravings for hiking, rock climbing, nature observing, and exploring scenic hiking trails that lead to mesmerizing waterfalls. For those who love the water, our campsite is a haven for boating enthusiasts. With convenient access to a boat ramp, fishing/boat dock, and picnic area, you can spend your days cruising the crystal-clear waters or casting your line in search of the renowned Crappie fish. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, this world-renowned fishing spot will surely delight you. After a day filled with outdoor adventures, you can unwind and indulge in the local culinary delights at the numerous restaurants located nearby. From cozy cafes to fine dining establishments, there is something to satisfy every palate. At our RV campsite, we prioritize your comfort and convenience. We offer a spacious and well-maintained camping spots equipped with essential amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Whether you prefer a lakeside view or a more secluded spot surrounded by nature, we have the perfect spot for you. Additionally, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to assist you with any inquiries or recommendations, ensuring that your stay is nothing short of exceptional. We take pride in providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our guests. So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure at our RV campsite. Whether you seek thrilling activities, peaceful relaxation, or a combination of both, our campsite offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway. Book your stay with us today and create memories that will last a lifetime. • Dollar General @ the entrance of the road , as you exit Hwy 20. •15 Mins from Rome Ga • 6 Mins to Little River Canyon Wildlife Management Area & Little River Falls •16 Mins to Desoto State Park • 18 Mins to McDonalds in Centre •24 Mins to Hippie Hole (swimming spot ) • 32 Mins to Graces High Falls • 32 Mins to Alabama band Museum • 36 Mins to Collinsville Ala • 39 Mins to Cherokee Rock Village • 43 Mins to Screaming Eagle Adventures • 1 hr 27 Mins to Cathedral Caverns • 1 hr 41 Mins to Birmingham Ala. *No Dumping of Anything *Pack In / Pack Out *Any damage occurred to property at 120 County Road 901 , Cedar Bluff , Ala. 35959 will be billed to customer. *No Liability on behalf of Property Owner *No Liability for Damage to Renter’s Property * No Liability for Injuries or Death
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Caney Hollow Creek Retreat

3 sites · RVs13 acres · Belvidere, TN
Escape the crowded, generic campgrounds on this rural property that is designed with RVs up to 45 ft in mind and enjoy the peaceful space. Learn more about this land: Out little slice of heaven has a beautiful spring fed creek and two large fields to play in. The creek can be waist deep in areas but mostly is good for sitting in and just relaxing. Extremely quiet on a dead end road. We have 5 bars of AT&T 5g cell service, Verizon can be hit or miss. All other cell services do not work. We love the creek and our secluded valley. Only a few farmers live down the road. This makes for a very private experience that can be naturalist / clothing optional friendly. The creek is secluded with plenty of trees to enjoy however you wish. Spaces are extremely level and there are good Satellite tv abilities. We have firewood on site and two stone fire pits. Nearby is a wonderful old grist mill, Tim's Ford state park, Tim's Ford lake, Jack Daniels Distillery and other attractions. We are also about 45 minutes from Huntsville, AL with the NASA Space and Science Center. Space #1 is closest to the road. Space #2 has a larger patio.  This retreat is the Perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet not too far away from essentials.  Hiking adventures nearby include University of the South Domain, Buggy Top, Walls Of Jerico and many more. 30 and 50 Amp pedestals at each site along with water and sewer hookups. Level sites.
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Red Coach Resort & RV Park

33 sites · RVs81 acres · Toney, AL
The resort resides on 81 stunning acres full of inspiring wildlife, majestic trees, and serene creeks and ponds. Stroll along our nature path through the beautiful meadows entangled with gorgeous wildflowers, or contemplate besides the rolling waters. Time for some local entertainment, space exploration, groceries, or fine dining? You're just 5- 20 minutes from shopping and restaurants in three directions. Centrally located near many famous attractions in Alabama and Tennessee, Red Coach Resort sits just 9 minutes off interstate 65. It is easily possible to park in this one location and enjoy the convenience of day trips in any direction to see the best that the south has to offer.
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The best camping near Cathedral Caverns State Park guide

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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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