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River Tent Camp

6 sites · TentsCamden, AL
Come camp in big canopy hardwoods right on the Alabama River. Opportunities for fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking. Bring your own or we can get you one.Learn more about this land:Camp right on the river bank of the Alabama River. Very shady site with little underbrush. Wooded hills for hiking and a creek nearby.
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Murchison Farm's Primitive Camping

291 sites · RVs, Tents288 acres · Pine Apple, AL
A little bit about our property: This property has been in the family for multiple generations. Our Old Family Farm has been an agricultural farm, a cattle farm, and now is a tree farm and nature preserve. Our primitive campground offers mixture of open land, young timber, ancient hardwood, fishing ponds, spring heads, and streams. We even have a small section of swampland. We practice an active controlled burn program and almost always have some freshly burned areas that are fairly clean of vegetation - as well as several areas with fresh regrowth. It is not uncommon to come across Deer sheds and other interesting finds when taking a walk. If You love nature and are interested in Primitive camping, you can also enjoy a dark sky experience in several of our open areas. According to some our astronomer guests, our night skies are mapped as the darkest skies around, east of the Mississippi River, with the exception of one other campground located east of us. Chances are that your Children may see stars that they have never viewed before. When was the last time you stepped out into your yard, looked up, and clearly saw the Milky Way? Learn more about this land: Apparently, we are not meeting the expectations of everyone coming to camp with us. In order to prevent further disappointment, we have added the following paragraphs. We do have several Glamping Sites in the works and hope to have at least one of them available sometimes early next year. Currently we only have a very limited number of primitive campsites that are easily accessible by passenger cars. We Are A Primitive Campground. We offer only a limited number of camp sites that are developed to convenience. We have many awesome spots, but some may require a small to moderate amount of time to clean and dress up for your comfort.  A simple cutting tool, such as a machete or ax, will make short and quick work out of your campsite prep. Murchison Farm has served in many different farming capacities, throughout generations of stewards. It's many operations have included row crops, cattle production, goat herds, horses, chicken and turkey production, as well as Tree farming. We are currently operating as a Tree Farm, Wildlife Preserve/Reserve, and Primitive Campground - in that order of priority. If you like clear wide-open areas, you should plan your camping trip for fall, winter, spring, and early summer. Because of our intense controlled burn schedule, you will find the farmland extremely lush and full of botanical growth - during the summer months. Grass, bushes, vines, low lying tree limbs, and a variety of other plants flourish to the point that some areas of the property appear overgrown and unkept. Not much else could be further from the truth. In fact, the massive growth can largely be attributed to all of the nutrients released from the burn process. Much of the lower plant growth is consumed, from our burn activity, and easily available for new growth. During other periods of the year, the same little area may consist largely of bare soil spotted with new green growth. We currently have an inventory of firewood, available for purchase. With that being said, there is an abundance of deadwood and broken limbs available around the farm, if you would like to pick it up. This includes firewood sometimes left by previous campers. Please do not cut down any living trees or shrubs. Primitive Camping may not be for everyone! I suggest that you take the Name, into account, and do a little research into the Actual Practice.  We offer some campsites which can be easily accessed with cars, but many may require 4-wheel drive, or low hanging branches which may scratch your vehicle. If You are looking for an orderly and well-groomed commercial Campground, Our Primitive Campground may not be for you.  Pitch your tent in one of our beautiful grass covered fields, secluded and private retreats, or under some ancient old trees, and enjoy access to 263 acres of pure nature. You can go fishing, swimming, hiking, or sit back and enjoy the sounds of nature on this farm out in the country.  You can even go wading in a beautiful creek.  Get off the beaten path, and maybe even turn your phone off for a couple of days... .  Secluded, yet conveniently located near major attractions - starting within a 35-minute drive. We offer special programs for qualifying groups, including Boy Scouts, Church Youth Groups, Family and other events. Most are very low cost or free. You are encouraged to ask about them if you are interested. PLEASE REMEMBER, MURCHISON FARM IS A PRIVATELY OWNED CAMPGROUND. Please DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING AWAY THAT YOU DID NOT BRING IN - with the exception of any extra items you may have purchased through Hipcamp.   Sit back and relax, go exploring, and/or do some peaceful fishing. Hope to see you soon! .
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Lucy & Lue's Stargazer's Campsite

24 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Coy, AL
Learn more about this land:Lucy and Lue's is a family owned farm, in a very rural section of southern Wilcox County Alabama. There is great fishing nearby on the Alabama River, 15 minute ride to town, where food and grip can be purchased, there is also a small onsite giftshop that is opened seasonally. There is a water well with a hand-pump pitcher well available. Wild Hogs frequent the area, so when no crops are planted, campers are encouraged to set up in fenced in fields.Without the interference of City lights, Lucy & Lue's boasts many nights of breathtaking skies. You can pick out one constellation after another with the naked eye. Book your group today for a star-bright adventure you won't forget.
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Campsite, Cahaba River Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Marion, AL
Several hundred-acres situated along the Cahaba River, off Perry County Road 16. Property is located 26 miles west of Selma, 65 miles south of Birmingham, 75 miles west of Montgomery, and 10 miles north of Marion, Alabama. Be advised that road and path has been repaired to the Cahaba River; great for hiking, ATV use, four-wheel drive heavy duty vehicles; property has 1,899.75 feet of Cahaba Riverbank; several hiking trails are available on the property, great way to experience the Appalachia foothills along the Cahaba River. Bathroom and water are available at the farmhouse when entering the property. Road to Cahaba River has been repaired and maintained, excellent for mountain biking, hiking. 1,875.99 feet of Cahaba River access. PROPERTY SITS WITHIN THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS HERITAGE AREA.
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Sadie's Place

6 sites · Lodging40 acres · Fort Deposit, AL
We have a 40 acre secluded property with a variety of camping possibilities. We have a 3 bed 2 bath fully furnished modules home that can be rented. We also have a 2 bed cabin available for rentals. Also have a small camp with 2- RV/ camper hookups with water and power. We have primitive tent spots in camp or private sites available also. Rates vary depending on type of camping. From $30.00 to $125.00 per night.
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The best camping near Roland Cooper State Park guide

Overview

About

Shed the stress of your busy work week at Roland Cooper State Park, where you’ll find a 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, posh vacation cottages, and a modern campground. The highlight is the 22,000 acre reservoir, perfect for boating and fishing. For a different experience, come out in August for the annual gator hunt. World record gators were taken from the park in 2011 and 2014, but there’s still some big ones out there. In addition to these mammoth reptiles, you’ll also find a huge variety of birds, including waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors. Golf, gators, and the great outdoors—what more could you possibly want?

Notable campgrounds

  • Improved RV Campsites: Equipped with picnic tables, grills, and full hook-ups, these sites are ideal for a comfortable camping experience.
  • Primitive Camping Sites: For a more rustic adventure, these sites offer a back-to-nature feel amid the park's scenic beauty.
  • Tiny Cabins: These cozy cabins provide a charming retreat after a day of exploring the park's wonders.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your preferred dates, as the park's accommodations can fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on the park's official website for any special offers or cancellations that may open up reservations.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park is fully booked, ensuring you still have a base to enjoy the area's attractions.

When to go

The best time to visit Roland Cooper State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer months can be hot and humid, while winter offers cooler temperatures but fewer activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's operating hours, open daily from 7am to sunset, to plan your visit accordingly.
  • Remember the $5 per person entry fee for day use, and an additional $5 per boat if boating.
  • All cabins and campsites are pet-friendly, but be sure to review the pet policy for any applicable fees.
  • For stargazers, the park's Dark Sky status offers exceptional night sky views, so bring your telescope.
  • Be prepared for outdoor activities by packing appropriate gear, including sturdy shoes for hiking and life jackets for boating.

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