The best camping near Monte Sano 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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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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Rock Creek Wooded Campground

4 sites · Tents2 acres · Tullahoma, TN
Faye's place is located on Rock Creek Road, ten minutes from the amenities of Tullahoma, Tn. The area is agricultural, but maintains a majority of natural beauty. Our property is 90 acres, consisting of fields, hardwood forests, and Rock Creek. The campsite is next to small waterfalls that flow past soft grassy banks, under the shade of oak trees. The creek is wide and shallow and the waterfalls create a tranquil ambiance. We have chickens (no roosters), cats (only 3), and an abundance of natural wildlife. Feel at home at our home, where rural hospitality is our standard. Learn more about this land: The Rock Creek campground is located in a secluded wooden area by a flowing creek. The creek area is great for wading, exploring nature, and relaxing. The creek also includes small waterfalls.
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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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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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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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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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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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Sasquatch Farm

104 sites · RVs, Tents128 acres · Orme, TN
Founded in 2020, Sasquatch Farm offers over 120 acres of natural habitat to explore. The property boasts waterfalls, creeks, wildlife, and vast open skies, located on top of a mountain with beautiful valley overlooks. Sasquatch Farm is just 40 miles west of Chattanooga and easily accessible from I-59 and Hwy 156. Enjoy 52 generously-sized RV sites – many large enough to accommodate toy haulers – as well as several secluded tent camping sites. From high atop a mountain peak, you’ll be awestruck by vast overlooks of waterfalls, meandering streams, and dense forest. Book your stay today and explore the great outdoors in this secluded paradise.
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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 Monte Sano State Park guide

Overview

About

Itching to get outside for the weekend? Pick your pleasure at Monte Sano State Park. In Spanish this translates to “Mountain of Health” and there’s a reason for the name. You’ll find mineral springs that may just cure what ails you, plus an abundance of fresh air, spectacular views, and good feelings all around. Spend your days hiking, biking, playing disc golf, or just kicking back. In spring, summer, and fall, Jazz in the Park is a great end to many a weekend evening, where you can sit back under the stars and jam to the beat of local talent. A beautiful campground, rustic cabins, and an event lodge mean you can go primitive or posh and still live it up in the woods.

Notable campgrounds

  • Improved Campsites - Offering modern conveniences amid the wilderness, perfect for families and casual campers.
  • Primitive Campground - A secluded getaway for those seeking a more traditional camping experience.
  • Camp Store Campsites - Conveniently located for easy access to supplies and park amenities.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons.
  • 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 to maximize your chances of finding the perfect site.

When to go

The best time to visit Monte Sano State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and nature is in full display. Spring brings blooming azaleas, while fall offers a tapestry of vibrant foliage. Summers can be warm, and winters, though mild, may limit some activities.

Know before you go

  • Check trail conditions and park hours, open from 8am to sunset, before your visit.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, snacks, and a first-aid kit for safety.
  • Stay informed about any seasonal closures or special events that might affect your trip.
  • Accessibility varies across the park, so inquire ahead if you have specific needs.
  • Take advantage of the park's amenities, including picnic areas and the camp store.

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