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The best camping near Oak Mountain State Park

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Alabama鈥檚 largest state park offers scenic landscapes, and an impressive array of ways to play.

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Argo鈥檚 Park & Trails

9 sites 路 RVs, Tents21 acres 路 Mount Olive, AL
We are conveniently located 15 miles north of Birmingham AL and 2 miles off of Interstate 65. Our property is approx 21 acres of beautiful hardwoods and pine trees. The front 7 acres is a mixture of open and shaded areas. The back 14 acres consists of trails and roads you can explore. You won鈥檛 have any problems finding a place to hang a hammock and relax. There is always wildlife on the property. Come relax and enjoy the land for a few days or come sleep overnight in a safe environment.
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$28
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Bohamia - Glamp/RV/Camp

25 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents268 acres 路 Talladega, AL
Please join us at the land of Bohamia for air conditioned glamping with queen size beds and private decks, primitive camping, and RV spots with power and water. Bohamia has an upscale bathhouse with showers at the welcome center area as well as portalets stationed near campsites at the pond (0.4 miles from welcome center) Premium RV spots now available with 30 or 50 amp hookups and water. We do not have sewer hookups or a waste station. Glamp, RV or camp amidst the natural beauty of our 268 acre property; we have open fields, shady spots beneath the hardwoods and pines, and even a five acre pond with plenty of fish if you鈥檇 prefer to wake up to a water view or take a morning swim. With miles of trails on our property, easy access to the 392,000 acre Talladega National Forest, and less than ten miles from the Pinhoti trail, you鈥檒l never run out of beautiful places to explore. Be sure to save some time to enjoy the boulder strewn creek just a short walk from our welcome center - it鈥檚 a must see! Other local attractions are also within reach with the Top Trails ATV park and the Talladega Marksmanship Park only seven miles away.
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Parksland Retreat

10 sites 路 Lodging, Tents40 acres 路 Talladega , AL
Parksland Retreat is a 40 acre forest and nature retreat with off grid facilities and homestead all surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. Parksland is in the heart of Talladega National Forest. Come for a hike on the trails on property, nearby Pinhoti trail or swim in the beautiful creek. Furnished Cabins, Bell Tents and Primitive Camping Available for you, your partner, and/or a group. We have hot showers, Parking for one (1) car per booking. , and access to the Retreat grounds and waters where we have swimming, hiking, and a sauna. Clothing Optional Property LGBTQ+ & BIPOC FRIENDLY
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Wild Violet Gardens

2 sites 路 RVs5 acres 路 Birmingham, AL
Wild Violet Gardens is a 5-acre urban homestead that is home to 5 cats, 2 dogs, and 7 humans. We have a garden where we grow a variety of annual veggies and perennials herbs and flowers, lots of open space, and a small creek running along one edge of the property. We are a 2 minute drive from our neighborhood library, 15 minutes from beautiful Turkey Creek Nature Preserve for swimming and wildlife), 15 minutes from the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham (a young, buzzing area known for its trendy coffee shops and craft breweries, live music venues, and eclectic mix of restaurants) and 20 minutes to Sidewalk Cinema in downtown Birmingham.
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$25
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Choccolocco Creek Campground

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents35 acres 路 Eastaboga, AL
Convenient stop for the night and get a hot shower - only a easy mile a half from I-20 exit 173 ( Eastaboga - Talladega Superspeedway Exit ) also a good base camp to see Cheaha State Park - bike at Coldwater Mountain- see the Talladega Superspeedway- or other area Activities - I reserve one RV site and two tent sites for hipcamp and rent the other five RV sites at the top of hill on a monthly basis - these hipcamp sites are wooded, shady with woods between the other sites to give some privacy while still not far from the unique showers made from the old chicken house feed bins -these showers are very functional and I have been complimented that they are the best showers on the east coast
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$25
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Blue Moon Rv And camper lot Rentals

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 West Blocton, AL
Learn more about this land:If ur looking for a spot to just get away and catch your breath or just need a place to call home to live in your RV or Travel Trailer with running water and power Call BLUE Moon Rental It is at the end of the road with a beautiful sun set in the morning and night time and is very quite and relaxing no traffic good for kids to ride bikes ect. Hope to see you soon.
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Arns Park

1 site 路 RV2 acres 路 Talladega, AL
Cleared and quiet 2+ acres. Gradual slope to water, 4 steps to get in the water or jump off pier. There's a sidewalk along the water. Concrete ramp is year round for any size boat. If you're coming to crappie fish it's an easy launch. Nice sandy bottom and an unbelievable sunset. 10 min to publix, 2 min to Dollar General.
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Semi-Off grid 24/7/365 comfort

1 site 路 Lodging2 acres 路 Springville, AL
7 acres total to roam along the creek great mountain hike across the street canoeing, fishing, arrowhead hunting, swimming, and wildlife watching
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Full Backyard Hookup

1 site 路 RV4 acres 路 Lincoln, AL
Learn more about this land:Very easy access from interstate 20. 2 miles to creek boat launch for fishing and kayaking. Close to legendary Talladega Speedway. 15 minutes to Kayak rentals/shuttle for creek paddling. Enjoy a walk through our nature trail (especially at night with the fairy lights). Come relax and enjoy full power/water/sewer hookup and a sit by the fire listening to the sounds of the woods.
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$30
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Remlap RV

1 site 路 RV13 acres 路 Locust Fork, AL
Welcome to our property! We offer a Full hook up near Remlap, Alabama. We look forward to hosting you soon.
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$40
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Stay Awhile RV Park and Storage

1 site 路 RV15 acres 路 Cottondale, AL
Learn more about this land:Enjoy outdoors. Grill. Campfire. 2 min from the Warrior River. Have a laundry mat with vending snack machine. Coke machine. Have a garden. Ingroud trampoline. Working on getting Hot Tub up and running.
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Mt. Doom's Haunted Woodlands

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents200 acres 路 Hanceville, AL
Mt. Doom has over 200 acres of woodlands that have not been cut in nearly a century.聽 We play paintball on a small part of the property on weekends and you can join in!聽聽However, 90% of the area is totally virgin timberland and you could walk all day without seeing another living soul.聽 Lots of trails and roadways to hike and views off the mountains at every turn.聽 Less than 1.5 mi. from Mulberry River with whitewater rapids or swimming access.聽聽Some say spirits roam these woods but not in a malevolent way, just strange noises, sudden winds and leaves moving or the feeling of being watched.聽 Awesome view of the constellations far from ground light clutter and an eerie quietness prevails.聽 Crows will follow your movements and talk about you right to your face!聽 An unforgettable destination stop that you will mark on your map for every visit you take to Alabama.Learn more about this land:Over 200 acres of undeveloped southern woodlands surrounded by corporate owned timber lands that are fully accessible for hiking or mountain biking.聽 Campsite overlooks 20 miles of unobstructed view from a grassy point on the last mountains in the Appalachian Mountain chains.聽 Very isolated and quiet with good view of constellations at night.聽 Miles of woodland roadways and trails where you won't see another person but might catch a glimpse of any number of southern woodland creatures.聽 A little noisy on weekends as we operate a paintball/airsoft field on part of the property, but otherwise you'd be the only people in the woods for miles around.聽 Paintball "extra" available if you'd like to try a survival game while you are here!
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The best camping near Oak Mountain State Park guide

Overview

About

Conveniently located near Birmingham, Oak Mountain State Park offers nearly 10,000 acres of scenic rolling hills, pine-covered ridges, and lush woodland valleys. It鈥檚 a good thing there鈥檚 a wide range of tent, RV, backcountry, equestrian, and cabin camping spots, as you鈥檒l need a few days with all the activities that are available. In addition, more than 50 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails, there is a golf course and driving range, demonstration farm, wildlife center, interpretive center, BMX track, and archery range. If water is more your thing, there鈥檚 the stunning Peavine Falls, a cable watersports park, and several lakes where you can go swimming, paddling, boating, and fishing.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for convenience: Oak Mountain Campground offers 84 RV and 66 tent sites with a mix of partial and full hookups and primitive sites, and access to 7 bathhouses near Beaver Lake.
  • Best for comfort: Located near Lake Tranquility, 10 fully furnished cabins (including one accessible cabin and two dog-friendly cabins) let you stay in style.
  • Best for horse lovers: The Equestrian Campground offers 12 sites with full hookups, fire rings, picnic tables, and a dump station for horse waste.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Book online or call the park (Sundays through Thursdays) to reserve a campsite ahead of time, particularly for busy periods. Holiday weekends must be reserved 3 months in advance. Weekends and major holidays during peak season require a 2- or 3-night minimum stay.聽
  2. Plan ahead and call the park up to a year in advance to book a 2- or 3-night minimum cabin stay.
  3. Head to the park as early as you can to grab any spots that are still free. Or opt for a backcountry camping site, which are all first-come first-served. Just be sure to register and pay your fees at least one hour before sunset, and be aware that backcountry sites are not available during inclement weather.

When to go

Peak season at Oak Mountain State Park runs from March to October. Beach concessions and canoe, kayak, and boat rentals are only available over the summer. The park and campgrounds are open year round, so consider visiting in the winter when the crowds will be minimal, and take advantage of monthly off-season rates. Just be sure to dress warm as temperatures can dip close to freezing.

Know before you go

  • The camp store sells snacks, firewood, and limited camping and camper supplies. Pick up other supplies at Birmingham or Pelham.
  • You must be 18 and older to reserve a campsite, and 16 and older to rent boats, which must also have someone 16 and older onboard.
  • Fires are not permitted at backcountry camping sites at any time.聽
  • Wifi is available at the Golf Pro Shop.
  • A fishing license is required to fish, and a hunting or wildlife management license is required to shoot at the archery range.

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