Best Tent Camping Alabama  by Joe Cuhaj

Best Tent Camping: Alabama Guide Book

by Joe Cuhaj (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping Alabama  by Joe Cuhaj
Best Tent Camping: Alabama is your guide to the 50 best tent-camping sites in the Heart of Dixie. Whether you prefer the pristine white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. or the mountains and canyons of the Tennessee Valley, or something in-between. Alabama has it all. The guide takes you to the most beautiful, yet lesser known, of the state's campsites, guaranteeing you a peaceful retreat. Each guidebook entry provides the latest maps of the grounds; each entry also alerts you to the best sites within the facility to ensure a rewarding and relaxing visit. The guidebook's campsite ratings on beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quietness, security, and cleanliness let you know whether or not each campground is the one you seek at any particular time. In addition, each site entry has complete contact and registration information, operating hours, and a list of restrictions. Directions to the site come complete with GPS coordinates to put you at the main gate

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: Alabama" Guide Book
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Deep within the mixed oak-and-pine forests and fertile rolling farmlands of southeast Alabama, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River directly on the Georgia state line, you’ll find yet another one of the state’s amazing US Army Corps of Engineers sites, Amity Campground.
Lanett, AL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway in the woods with plenty of beauty and history but without the tourist trappings of larger campgrounds, then Blakeley Historic State Park is just for you.
Spanish Fort, AL - Campgrounds
At only 103 acres, Blue Springs State Park is one of Alabama’s smallest state parks, but it’s well worth the time to visit and spend a night or two and enjoy the peaceful and serene campground and a gorgeous blue spring.
Clopton, AL - Campgrounds
The best US Army Corps of Engineers property has to be Bluff Creek Campground, which features waterfront sites plus fantastic views and cool lake breezes. Located on the banks of Walter F. George Lake and two reservoir tributaries, Bluff Creek and Mill Creek, almost every site is right on the water.
Pittsview, AL - Campgrounds
The centerpiece of Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is the furnace itself, named Bibb for the county where it was constructed. The story of the Bibb Furnace begins in 1862, when Caswell Campbell Huckabee saw the region’s commercial potential. Working with several partners, Huckabee formed the Bibb County Iron Company. Built with slave labor, the furnace was soon producing what was described as “the toughest and most suitable iron for making guns above any other in the South.”
Ashby, AL - Campgrounds
Tucked away in the sandstone pocket of a canyon in northeast Alabama, you’ll find 2,000-acre Buck’s Pocket State Park. It’s described by many as one of the state’s bestkept secrets with beautiful landscapes and excellent hiking and fishing.
Section, AL - Campgrounds
Amazing geology, breathtaking waterfalls, crystal-clear springs and streams, and hundreds of varieties of wildflowers all await on the 400 acres known as the Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve. Oh, and by the way, you can camp there, too.
Tuscumbia, AL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Alabama has more than 4,100 known caves, two of which have been transformed into state parks. The first is Rickwood Caverns (see page 90); the second is yet another magnificent excursion into Alabama’s underground wonders, Cathedral Caverns.
Woodville, AL - Campgrounds
Saying that Cheaha State Park is a standout in the Alabama State Park system is not an overstatement. The park is located atop Cheaha Mountain, the state’s tallest at 2,407 feet (Cheaha comes from the Creek word chaha, meaning “high place.”)
Lineville, AL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
For many years I had heard about Chewacla State Park from hiking and outdoorsy friends but never had a chance to visit. I figured that it was just another small state park and couldn’t be that special. I finally made the trip, and brother, was I wrong. Although relatively small at 695 acres, the park offers plenty of recreational opportunities and a great camping experience.
Auburn, AL - Campgrounds
This is one family-friendly park. Operated by the Mobile County Parks and Recreation Department, this 1,100-acre park has something to keep even the most fidgety of youngsters occupied while providing plenty for adults, too.
Spanish Fort, AL - Campgrounds
Thick, flowing Spanish moss draped like curtains from towering oaks greeted me like a scene yanked from the pages of Gone with the Wind as I drove into Chilatchee Creek Campground for my first visit.
Auburn, AL - Campgrounds
Northwest Alabama has a 190,000 acre treasure called the William B. Bankhead National Forest. Within its boundaries you will find more diversity both geologically and biologically than in any other national forest in the state. Clear Creek Campground offers a great place to pitch your tent to explore these wonders.
Arley, AL - Campgrounds
Nestled between mountains in the northern portion of the Talladega National Forest, Coleman Lake Recreation Area offers a beautiful and peaceful campground with large, shady sweet gum trees and a sprinkling of lakeside campsites that make it another great US Forest Service campground.
Fruithurst, AL - Campgrounds
The William B. Bankhead National Forest, one of four such forests in the state of Alabama, is perhaps the most ecologically and geologically diverse. It also has an identity crisis.
Double Springs, AL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
The Black Warrior River has played an important role in Alabama for thousands of years. The river was the lifeblood of American Indians who lived in this area as far back as 1000 A.D. It provided drinking water, fishing, and irrigation for farming, and it also served as a major trade route connecting villages.
Peterson, AL - Campgrounds
High atop Lookout Mountain, above Fort Payne, stands another gem of the Alabama State Park system: DeSoto State Park. Nicknamed “The Home of Mother Nature,” DeSoto is one of those perfect parks where you can pitch camp and spend a weekend or more exploring waterfalls, deep canyons, wildflowers, and much more and still not experience everything it has to offer.
Valley Head, AL - Campgrounds
If you haven’t guessed by now, the western side of the Mountain Region is dotted with canyons and gorges. Let’s add another one to the list: the Dismals Canyon Conservancy. Located in the town of Phil Campbell, the Dismals are privately owned. Within the boundaries of this 85-acre property, you will be treated to some truly amazing landscapes and adventure.
Phil Campbell, AL - Campgrounds
In the early 1930s, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) embarked on an enormous task: the creation of a dam system to supply low-cost power to the region, supporting a thriving river system by minimizing flood damage but maintaining maritime navigation, and stimulating economic growth in the region. To do this and do it right the TVA had to purchase more than 1 million acres of land and create 37 reservoirs in five of the seven states in the Tennessee Valley. In the late 1960s, the TVA created four new reservoirs in northwest Alabama that became known as the Bear Creek Water Control Project. Today this project is under the control and management of the Bear Creek Development Authority.
Russellville, AL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
More than 6,000 years of history await you at the Fort Toulouse–Fort Jackson National Historic Park. Located at the headwaters of the Alabama River, at the confluence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers, the area was first inhabited by nomadic hunters circa 5000 B.C., with the first true settlement established by the American Indians of the Mississippian period circa 1000 A.D. These settlers built ceremonial and residential mounds in this area.
Wetumpka, AL - Campgrounds - Trail Length:

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