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Oak Mountain State Park, AL

193 RV rentals

Chances are if you visit Alabama, you’re going to visit Birmingham, one of the state's largest cities. If you travel only 20 miles south, you’ll be well rewarded for your effort with Oak Mountain State Park. Its proximity to a metropolitan area means conveniences are within easy reach should you have an emergency or simply need to restock, but you'll also find plenty of other natural wonders nearby. Thirty miles to the west is the 1,500-acre Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Fourteen miles north is the 350-acre Moss Rock Preserve. Ruffner Mountain, Columbiana Mountain, Lake Purdy — the …

William B Bankhead National Forest, AL

230 RV rentals

Listed as a national forest in 1918, William B Bankhead National Forest lies in Northwestern Alabama. The national forest is 181, 230 acres in size, is one of the largest national forests in Alabama, and extends to portions of Lawrence, Winston, and Franklin counties.

William B Bankhead National Forest is located around an hour’s drive from the cities of Huntsville and Madison. In the past, this forest was referred to as the Black Warrior National Forest and later the Alabama National Forest before getting its current name. The forest is named after William B Bankhead, a former legislator who …

Rickwood Caverns, AL

215 RV rentals

Rickwood Caverns is a park located in Blount County, Alabama, just a few miles north of the town of Warrior. The park is centered around caverns that were discovered by two Boy Scouts troop leaders. The leaders, Rickles and Arwood, discovered the caves in the early 1950s while they were exploring the area. They combined their names to achieve the name of the caverns. Originally, the caverns were run as a private business. Now, they are part of a publicly-funded park.

Central Alabama has a humid, subtropical climate. The winters are mild, and the summers are very hot. Snowfall is …

Cheaha State Park, AL

575 RV rentals

Cheaha State Park covers over two and a half thousand acres of lush mountainous forest. Located almost exactly halfway between Birmingham and Atlanta, this park serves as the perfect weekend getaway for those renting an RV to escape the big cities of Alabama and Georgia. At the southernmost tip of the Appalachians, Cheaha State Park overlaps two counties; Clay County and Cleburne County, making it easily accessible from anywhere in Alabama.

As the highest point in the state of Alabama, Cheaha lives up to its Muskogee name, meaning “high place.” With its strong historical connection to the Native-American Creek …

Lake Lurleen State Park, AL

126 RV rentals

Just to the west of central Alabama is Lake Lurleen State Park, which is named for former Alabama Governor Lurleen Wallace. When you camp in an RV near Tuscaloosa, you’ll be near Lake Lurleen State Park. Tuscaloosa is the hometown of Lurleen Wallace, who was instrumental in helping pass funding for Alabama State Parks. Visiting this state park will reward you with gorgeous scenery and plenty of outdoor activities, and when you book an RV in Tuscaloosa County, it is easy to see everything in the area.

Lake Lurleen State Park covers over 1,600 acres and surrounds the 250-acre …

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