The best camping near Joe Wheeler State Park

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Platos Branch Farm RV park

6 sites · RVs20 acres · Rogersville, AL
Platos Branch Farm RV: Named after the large branch that runs thru the property across the horse pasture. There are large fish in the Branch. Which is on private property so you can fish without a state license. The park is located on a working farm. The horses are usually in site. Campers tell us that the stars here at night are a beauty to behold. This is a quiet peaceful place. But still minutes away from the conveniences. Grocery within 5 miles and numerous restaurants. Hope you see us soon. Learn more about this land: RV Spots in the country, Total of 6 RV Spots. Great view of horse pasture with 5 horses. Platos pond across pasture. Great Fishing. Look at the stars and have some peaceful nights. 3 miles to Grocery store and resturants. Joe Wheeler state Park within 5 miles. Awesome trails for hiking or biking. 25 minutes to Florence ( UNA) or Athens. Brownsferry Plant about 20 minutes. Weekly and monthly rates available.
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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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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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Seven Pines River Resort

43 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Waynesboro, TN
Nestled in the heart of Tennessee lies 30 acres of rolling pastures lined by woods along the pristine Buffalo River. Seven Pines River Resort is set just off the beaten path of a little country lane with sprawling meadows to park, camp and enjoy the outdoors. The River provides great fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Book your stay and let the captivating beauty of Seven Pines River Resort create memories that will last a lifetime. Share your unforgettable moments with the hashtag #SevenPinesRiverResort on social media and join the community of nature lovers discovering the wonders of this enchanting escape. Your dream camping adventure awaits!
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Coldwater Farm

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Muscle Shoals, AL
Learn more about this land:Beautiful spot in the Alabama country! We have a rustic camp w small 5 person camper provided! Gorgeous horse pasture next door for the painter or artist! Farm animals for children to see and pet! Pool and hot tub for mom to enjoy! Pistol range for dad! Canoe and kayak provided w a boat launch 1/2 mile away! Food Hardware and Dollar General Store only one mile away! Gourmet Rustic Ceh and professional music for campifire is available! A fun get away from the city!
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Two Mules Farm & Floating

15 sites · TentsWayland Springs, TN
Wayland Springs, prior to 1800's was Cherokee land, gold was found, and Indian relics, even today are regularity unearthed for those who pursue the hunt.  The 1800's brought general stores, banks, hotels, hospital, blacksmith, tanner, iron ore mining and a rail line put in.  Rail line is now gone but so much history remains.Preceding the Civil War Wayland Springs was known as a resort for health and pleasure.  Word of mouth had people traveling great distances to come drink from our natural springs with the reputation of possessing valuable medicinal qualities. Today, still, the locals enjoy the springs and many of us regularly drink this delicious tasting water.Wayland Springs Cemetery is on property site  & guests are welcome to visit, just ask & please remain respectful...very old stones, some from 1800's.Fast forward to present and I find myself creating a play place for families, friends and loves ones to come, enjoy our beautiful space and make everlasting memories.  When you visit & camp with us we want your experience to be all you hoped for and find yourselves wanting to return year after year.  Thank you & blessings to all.Learn more about this land:Pick your perfect spot on our 30 acres! Fish in the large pond, listen to the flow of our spring fed creek year round, rock hounding heaven, kayak, canoe, floating with tubes, tent camping, if you are looking for becoming one with nature, a sky with stars so bright it's mesmerizing & night creatures singing their songs... this is the place!Transportation to your water  play entrance is provided & the exit point is literally right across the road along with a seasonally open April 20th 2018 thru Labor Day. Taco Shack...aka..The Shack with the BEST tacos around. Local live bands play there Fridays and Saturdays generally. Great atmosphere and awesome people. So you can hang where the action is or enjoy the peace and serenity of sweet, quiet country life...
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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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Reed Creek Campsites

5 sites · Tents45 acres · Collinwood, TN
We are Soulfull Waters Farm. Our property is an amazing plot of 45 acres of mostly woods and sits atop a beautiful ridge. Our campsite sits near Reed Patch creek at the bottom of the farm. Home of turkey, deer, owls, woodpeckers, and many other amazing wildlife. We also have a simple bunkhouse with compost toilet at top of ridge, submersed amongst the trees. We are 1.5 hours from Nashville, 40 minutes from Amish Country (Ethridge) 20 from Lake Meriwether, and 15 minutes from Natchez Trace.
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Sipsey Creek Farm

6 sites · Lodging, RVs30 acres · Double Springs, AL
Only Miles from Bankhead National Forest, Sipsey Creek Farm is home to natural caves, bluffs, and waterfalls only accessible through private land. Toilet and kitchen are on site and accessible in the barn. Wake up to a sunrise overlooking a fiber farm, or sleep in a cave. the possibilities are endless.
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Sunrise Campsite at Smith Lake

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Arley, AL
My property is an acre and a half on Smith Lake, AL. It resides in a gated community that is rural but also has access to a boat launch and showers. The property also has access to a pool that requires and additional daily cost of $10 for adults and $5 for kids 16 and younger. You can fish from the campsite and swim in the lake.
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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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York Hollow

1 site · RV, Tent14 acres · Pulaski, TN
Campsite is located at the base of York Mountain. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent, hang you hammock, or park your camper and enjoy the great outdoors. There are a couple of level spots for your tents, as well as a nice rock fire pit for you to use. There is usually plenty of firewood available and there is an outhouse on the site. The pond hasn't yet been stocked with fish, but hopefully soon it will have more than just frogs. But for now the frogs provide great music. This is a rustic campsite, with rocks, roots, and steep terrain. Please bring your own camping gear, including chairs, and please take your trash with you. There is plenty of privacy, even though you are right near a public road that has very little traffic. There are no other campsites nearby and the owner lives 1/2 mile away. Recreation nearby includes Canoeing/kayaking on both the Elk River and Richland creek (shuttles can usually be arranged), Stillhouse Hollow Falls (beautiful waterfall hiking), Trail of Tears Interpretive Center, and Big Creek Winery. Tents/Table/and cots are available to rent as well.
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The best camping near Joe Wheeler State Park guide

Overview

About

There's camping, and then there's glamping. Joe Wheeler State Park definitely fits into the latter category. Whether you decide to arrive on your boat or in your trusty car, the 2,550 acres here offer everything you could hope for in a resort. Take advantage of the full-service marina and explore nearly 70,000 acres of water on Wheeler Lake, where bass and catfish catches are prime. If you don't have your own watercraft, no worries—kayaks and waterboards are available for rent, and a beautiful beach provides the perfect milieu for sunning and swimming. Whether you want to get a hole-in-one in golf or hike the trails, it's all here. Stop by the tasty restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, where BBQ reigns supreme come sunset.

Notable campgrounds

  • Lakeside Cottages: Enjoy waterfront views and modern comforts in these cozy retreats.
  • Full Hookup Campsites: Ideal for any size camping unit, these sites come with all the essentials.
  • Primitive Camping: For a more rustic experience, pitch your tent amid the park's natural beauty.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, especially during peak seasons and holidays.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and spots may open up.
  • Explore nearby camping options for overflow or alternative accommodations.

When to go

The best time to visit Joe Wheeler State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summers can be hot and busy, while winters are quieter but chillier, which might affect some of the park's offerings.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's official website for any alerts on closures or safety information before your visit.
  • Accessibility varies across facilities, so inquire ahead if you have specific needs.
  • The lodge front desk is open 24/7 for any assistance during your stay.
  • Remember to pack essentials for outdoor activities, including water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • Marina services are available for those arriving by boat, with both permanent and overnight slips.

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