National Camping Month started June 1st and with all of our locations in the Tennessee Valley we thought it might be helpful to provide a short list of state parks that could be good to visit this month. We know it’s hot out there, but early morning hikes and after dinner walks are always a good option. And don’t forget camping by the lake or the beach also offers an easy way to keep cool during these hot and humid summer months. Below is a list of some of the best state parks you can take your RV to, although you may want to call ahead to check availability.
Top Five Alabama State Parks for RVers
1. Joe Wheeler State Park
Located in Rogersville, Alabama this 2,550-acre state park is a resort! On the shores of Wheeler Lake, the resort features a gorgeous waterfront lodge with restaurant and convention facilities, championship 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, full-service marina with slips, and 110 parking spots for RVers.
2. Wind Creek State Park
Located south of Alexander City on Alabama Hwy 128 is one of the largest state-owned campgrounds in the U.S. With 1,445 scenic acres hugging the shoreline of beautiful Lake Martin, this state park is an angler’s paradise. Crappie, bluegill, and striped bass are just a few of the fish this lake has to offer. Fishing tournaments are scheduled throughout the year. Plus, there are other fun features that make this park family-friendly like Putt Putt Golf, Zipline Canopy Tours, Boat Rentals, and an Archery Range.
3. Monte Sano State Park
Located near Huntsville, Alabama this park is close to many notable attractions that are both family friendly and educational. Monte Sano sits on 2,140 acres with spectacular vistas from atop the mountain, and there are about 20 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails. Visitors are also close enough to visit notable attractions like the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, and Early Works Family of Museums.
4. Lakepoint State Park
Located on the banks of the 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, this park offers plenty of choices for a wide variety of travelers. Lakepoint offers a variety of amenities such as a full-service restaurant, lounge, marina, hiking trails, swimming complex, tennis courts, and playgrounds Lakepoint campground features 192 improved campsites. Deer Court has pull through sites including water, electricity and sewage. Barbour and Clark Loop sites include water and electricity.
5. Oak Mountain State Park
With the largest land-area, one of the widest varieties of outdoor activities of any state park, and its proximity to Birmingham, Oak Mountain is a perfect stop while traveling to and from the state’s largest city. Mountain biking and hiking are two of the most popular activities at the park. With more than 50 miles of trails visitors have plenty of options to choose from be it a short loop or an overnight trip. The Red Trail has even been included on the International Mountain Biking Association’s (IMBA) list of EPIC rides. The park also features a pump track and BMX course. Congrats to Doyle and Kathy on their new Innsbruck Travel Trailer!
We hope this list helps you get out and explore some of the beautiful state parks that Alabama has to offer this summer! Please leave us a comment if you have a favorite state park that you think others would enjoy that did not make our list. There are so many options- we are sure there are a few more good ones out there that deserve to be mentioned that we did not mention in this blog post.