Alabama RV Camping
Alabama RV Camping
Alabama RV Camping and Campgrounds
Alabama RV camping offers spectacular scenery, solitude, and interesting history throughout the state. Public lands and private RV parks and campgrounds offer a wide range of camping facilities from full-service RV hookup campsites to remote primitive camping (boondocking) locations throughout Alabama.
Alabama RV Parks and Campgrounds
- Alabama RV Parks – Research tools for finding the best Alabama RV parks and campgrounds.
Federal RV Camping Information
- National Park Service – NPS information about Alabama RV camping at National Parks and other NPS administered lands.
- US Forest Service – Alabama – USFS information about National Forests in Alabama. Dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is permitted on lands managed by the USFS.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service – FWS information about National Wildlife Refuges in Alabama. Some wildlife areas permit RV camping. Check refuge regulations about RV camping restrictions.
- US Army Corps of Engineers – USACE/COE information about water projects and Alabama RV camping opportunities. RV camping is encouraged with a water recreation backdrop.
State RV Camping Information
- Alabama State Parks – Information about RV camping and campgrounds in Alabama.
- Alabama Outdoors – Information about state wildlife management areas (WMA) and RV camping opportunities. Most WMA’s have designated camping areas. Once you get to the web site, click a WMA, then click the “map” section for rules and regulations about the area, including camping information.
- Alabama Tourism Website – Where to go and what to do. Includes Alabama RV camping locations.
- Camping Reservations – Reserve your campsite in advance and avoid wondering if you will find a place to camp.
RV Dump Stations In Alabama
Recommended Alabama RV Camping Resources
Sometimes it’s nice to have a hard copy of available information to take along on your RV camping trips. Here are our recommendations for Alabama…
Free Alabama RV Camping
Public lands offer many free Alabama RV camping opportunities. You can get free Alabama RV camping location tips from the USFS (USDA Forest Service) Ranger Districts. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) also has some free RV camping facilities. Boondocking and Dispersed Camping have more information about how to find the best RV camping sites on public lands.
The following are just a few examples of free RV camping locations available throughout Alabama.
Southeast of Comer, Alabama, is the Barbour Wildlife Management Area. With nearly 19,000 acres of public land available, this is a great area for RV camping. Free RV camping is allowed in a designated camping location.
West of Demopolis, Alabama 2 miles are US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) managed camping facilities. Both free and fee RV camping is allowed. Additionally, free RV camping is allowed in the Demopolis Wildlife Management Area (WMA) north of town.
Located in the northwest corner of Alabama is the Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area. RV camping is allowed in designated camping locations. This area will be busy during hunting season. Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, and bird watching, are just a few.
Public Alabama RV Camping
RV camping is allowed in Alabama state parks and USACE (US Army Corp of Engineers) campground facilities throughout the state. USDA Forest Service areas also offer developed campgrounds suitable for RV camping. USFS campgrounds are usually primitive, with only vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. Water and trash are sometimes provided.
The following are a few examples of the great public Alabama RV camping locations.
South of Alexander City, RV camping is available at Wind Creek State Park. This park has it all with outdoor activities such as golf, swimming, hiking, boat rentals, and fishing. There are 626 campsites, making this park campground the largest in the country.
Located in south-central Alabama, the USDA Conecuh National Forest offers the Open Pond Recreation Area. RV camping is allowed with picnic tables, fire rings, and toilets. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and fishing.
30 miles west of Montgomery is the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Woodruff Lake. This lake has many RV camping areas available with a water recreation background. No campground reservations are accepted. This lake receives over 2 million visitors a year.
Alabama Wildlife Management areas are great places for RV camping. The Coosa Wildlife Management Area is no exception. With over 37,000 acres, you will find many outdoor recreation opportunities.
RV camping is allowed at the USDA Forest Service Corinth Recreation Area. Go east of Double Springs on Highway 278 for about five miles, turn south on County Road 57 for about three miles to the Corinth Recreation Area.
Located in the Northeast section of Alabama, the De Soto Resort State Park offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, and more await you on your RV camping trip.
The USDA Bankhead National Forest offers dispersed RV camping (boondocking) as well as developed campgrounds. The Brushy Lake Campground is a good example of forest service campgrounds. With a water and RV dump station, this is a good RV camping location.
Just 2 miles north of Grove Oak is the Buck’s Pocket State Park. The park’s picnic area has a wonderful canyon rim vista into the pocket. The pocket is on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville and offers a campground with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground, and hiking trails.
RV camping is permitted at the USDA William B. Bankhead National Forest Clear Creek Campground. Outdoor activities include a playground, beach, bicycle path, boat launch, and hiking trails. From US 78 in Jasper, take Highway 195 north 5 miles to County Road 27. Take County Road 27 northeast for 8 miles to the campground.
Located in the wetlands area of Mobile Bay, Meaher State Park offers RV camping with both hookup and primitive campsites. Fishing, hiking, and birdwatching are popular outdoor activities at this popular state park.