The best camping near Rickwood Caverns State Park

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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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Argo’s Park & Trails

13 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · 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’t 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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CAMP 222 (A Private Campground)

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Cullman, AL
Welcome to CAMP 222, a private campground nestled on approximately 1 acre of land adjacent to Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman, AL. Experience the tranquility of lake life as you enjoy boating adventures accessed via our private boat ramp. Relax and bask in the sun on our floating sun deck, or unwind in the shade with a nap in one of our hammocks. As night falls, gather around our fire pit to share stories without the distractions of nearby campers. Our campground offers camper hook-ups for water and electricity, although sewer facilities are not available. Guests must either have a camper with a restroom or bring their own camp toilets. Conveniently situated just off Cullman County Road 222, our campsite is within a quarter mile of two gas stations, two independently owned stores offering short-order food options, and a Dollar General. While there may be some road noise from County Road 222, especially during daytime hours, it typically tapers off in the evening and nighttime. Enjoy stunning views of the 4th of July fireworks from Smith Lake Park, as our property provides a prime vantage point. Lewis Smith Lake, managed by Alabama Power, spans 21,000 acres and is the deepest lake in Alabama at 264 ft. The water level varies throughout the year, usually reaching full-pool from April to July before gradually decreasing for the autumn and winter seasons. Please note the rocky shore near the sun deck, which is why jumping or diving from the sun deck is prohibited. The nearby City of Cullman, located approximately 10 miles away, offers abundant shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Additionally, the city hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, including the Rock The South Music Festival.
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Greensport RV Park

4 sites · RVs60 acres · Southside, AL
Learn more about this land: Welcome to Greensport RV Park! We are a family oriented, pet friendly, peaceful place to get away from the chaos of life! Boasting 112 Full Hookup Sites and all the amenities you could look for, we are perfect for any getaway! Amenities include High Speed WiFi services, fire pits and picnic tables at every site, a well-stocked General Store, over 1 mile of waterfront to enjoy, hiking/biking/walking paths, sandy beach areas, bath house with private showers, laundry, inground pool, 1/4 acre dog park, secured entry, and the list goes on!
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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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Rock the South Parking/Camping

59 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Cullman, AL
RV and tent camping for Rock The South. 1/2 mile to Rock The South entrance. You can walk or there are shuttles that will take you for a small fee (not us). Bath house for tent campers only. There are cold showers available for everyone on back of the bathhouse. Wal-mart 1.2 miles away you are allowed to leave and return in the mornings we park cars also and it gets crazy.
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Brookforest Acres

1 site · RV6 acres · Irondale, AL
We bought this property in 2005 and have worked to maximize our space. We created the blueberry field in the midst of the pandemic. We cleared an entire field, burned off debris, and planted 45 blueberry bushes that are prospering next to the tranquil creek. Learn more about this land: Welcome to Brookforest Acres! Our home sits on 6 acres about 1.5 miles from the interstate and includes a pond, waterfall, and a large saltwater pool with natural and calming landscaping. It is a tranquil retreat close to the city and shopping. .On our property, we have several features that are yours to use during your stay. You have access to the 38’ fiberglass saltwater pool, a large fire pit in the middle of the property, a firepit in the clearing below the blueberry field, and our gym equipment in the barn including a Sole elliptical, Diamondback upright stationary bike, 45lb Olympic straight bar with bench for lifting, bumper plates – 45, 35, 15, 10, 2.5 x 4, dumbbells – 50, 40, 30, 25, and 15, heavy bag and speed bag.
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Mt. Doom's Haunted Woodlands

5 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Hanceville, AL
Mt. Doom has over 200 acres of woodlands that have not been cut in nearly a century.  We play paintball on a small part of the property on weekends and you can join in!  However, 90% of the area is totally virgin timberland and you could walk all day without seeing another living soul.  Lots of trails and roadways to hike and views off the mountains at every turn.  Less than 1.5 mi. from Mulberry River with whitewater rapids or swimming access.  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.  Awesome view of the constellations far from ground light clutter and an eerie quietness prevails.  Crows will follow your movements and talk about you right to your face!  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.  Campsite overlooks 20 miles of unobstructed view from a grassy point on the last mountains in the Appalachian Mountain chains.  Very isolated and quiet with good view of constellations at night.  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.  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.  Paintball "extra" available if you'd like to try a survival game while you are here!
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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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Full Backyard Hookup

1 site · RV4 acres · 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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Bug Tussle Creek Bend

1 site · RV, Tent300 acres · Colony, AL
Please search Bug Tussle Creek Bend on Youtube to see the site and details on the drive into the campsite. Thank you! 300 acres of family land since 2000. This area was called Boot's Bottoms growing up and the name stuck. There is a rock wall close to the campsite that was a old grist mill site. Plenty of wildlife, bird watching, wildflowers and creek walking. Some old ATV trails for hiking as well. Very remote and quite! Learn more about this land: Setup camp on the banks of Dorsey creek in Bug Tussle. Wooded area with shade in the warm season. Flat ground for tents or plenty of trees for hammocks. Easy access for vehicles directly to the campsite. Fire ring with grill grates present for cowboy cooking. Peaceful with plenty of opportunity to see wildlife. Primitive toilet present. Rock dam in creek is great to entertain kids, old grist mill site couple hundred yards downstream. Logging and ATV present for hiking and wildlife viewing. Deeper sections in creek present for cooling off in warm weather.
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The best camping near Rickwood Caverns State Park guide

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When the heat of an Alabama summer has you steaming, you can head to the lake like everyone else, or you can head underground at Rickwood Caverns State Park. Travel 175 feet below the earth’s surface and tour these sprawling caves, where you’ll find the climate a comfortable 60 degrees year round. Even if you’re claustrophobic, you can still keep your cool, as the Olympic sized swimming pool is fed by the chilly waters from the cave. Rock hounds will dig the Fossil Mountain Hiking Trail, and the youngins will love mining for gemstones outside the gift shop. Try something different this year, and embark on a cavernous journey that will take you down.

When to go

The best time to visit Rickwood Caverns State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and conducive for exploring. Summer offers a cool escape underground, while winter provides a warm haven. Avoid holiday weekends for a more tranquil experience, as these tend to draw larger crowds.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for cave tour availability and any seasonal closures before your visit.
  • Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes as the cave floors can be slippery and uneven.
  • Bring a light jacket for the cave's constant 58-62 degree temperature.
  • Day use fees apply, including separate charges for cave tours and swimming.
  • Accessibility may be limited in certain areas; contact the park office for specific details.

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