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Cathedral Caverns State Park, AL

537 RV rentals

Cathedral Caverns State Park is a state park located in Kennamer Cove in Marshall County, Alabama. The county is in the northeastern corner of the state. Cathedral Caverns is a series of karst caves, which are caves formed in soluble rock such as limestone.

The caverns had been occupied by Native Americans for hundreds of years. Archaeological records indicate Native Americans lived near the caves as recently as the 19th century. They were perhaps inhabiting parts of the caverns as long ago as 7000 BCE. One cavern was more recently settled by the Kennamer family. After the Kennamer farmhouse was burned by US soldiers, the family lived in the cave. The state of Alabama bought the caverns in 1987 and …

Chattahoochee Bend State Park, GA

779 RV rentals

Chattahoochee Bend State Park is a state park in the northwestern part of Coweta County, Georgia. The county as a whole is in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metropolitan area. Interstate 85 is a main thoroughfare through the county, connecting Coweta County to other parts of Georgia. The Chattahoochee River runs through the county, and the park is named for a bend in the river where it is located.

From Chattahoochee Bend State Park, visitors who rent an RV in Coweta County are able to reach Atlanta in about an hour. Columbus is also about an hour away, while Montgomery and Birmingham, AL, are around two hours respectfully.

The climate in Coweta County is pretty typical for many parts of the …

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 Indians, Cheaha State Park also reveals the history of the Alabama Civilian Conservation Corps, whose stone bath-houses, towers and pavilions …

Chewacla State Park, AL

227 RV rentals

Chewacla State Park is located in eastern Alabama, between the towns and cities of Montgomery, Auburn, and Columbus, GA. The state park lies in the perfectly balanced location of built-up towns and cities and the rolling open countryside of southeast Alabama. The park’s main feature and biggest draw is the 26-acre body of water known as Lake Chewacla. Chewacla State Park attracts many visitors every year, some for the fantastic fishing, watersports, and boating out on Lake Chewacla and others for the surrounding foothills that are perfect for hiking and nature watching.

This cocktail of lakeside recreation and Alabama countryside makes Chewacla State Park the perfect place to take an RV rental. Accessing the park with a …

Cloudland Canyon State Park, GA

774 RV rentals

Cloudland Canyon State Park has been hailed as one of the most scenic parks in Georgia. This 3,500-acre expanse is located on the western side of Lookout Mountain and encompasses dense woodlands, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and stunning canyons.

Book an RV in Dade County, Georgia and stay a while at Cloudland Canyon. Chattanooga, Tennessee is only about a 40-minute drive northeast, making the park a convenient stopover for visitors looking to explore all the big city has to offer. Huntsville, Alabama is also about a two-hour drive from Cloudland Canyon.

DeSoto State Park, AL

799 RV rentals

With a spectacular waterfall, thick woodland, and vibrant wildflowers, DeSoto State Park has plenty to offer to nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Found just eight miles northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama, this 3,502-acre park sits atop Lookout Mountain in the state's northeast.

From swimming, kayaking, and fly fishing to hiking, mountain biking, and wildflower watching, DeSoto State Park offers a huge range of recreational activities to choose from. And with 94 full-hookup campsites available, it's also a lovely spot to spend a few nights in a rental RV.

If this Alabama gem sounds like your ideal destination for a camping getaway, book an RV in Cherokee County and get ready to hit the road.

James H. Floyd State Park, GA

869 RV rentals

Surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, James H. Floyd State Park is a haven for anglers, hikers, and campers. The state park is located just outside of Summerville, GA, and half an hour away from Rome. Even though it is among Georgia’s smallest state parks, this place stands out with its remoteness and untouched nature. The changing terrain and the nearby Taylor Ridge create recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages.

The 561-acre state park was named after James H. Floyd, a Democrat who served in the Georgia House of Representatives. He grew up in the area, and the locals wanted to honor him. Whether you are an avid hiker, you love birdwatching, or you just want to …

Joe Wheeler State Park, AL

310 RV rentals

Set on a 69,000-acre lake, Joe Wheeler State Park combines the allure of an outdoor recreation area with the luxuries of a modern resort. There are plenty of opportunities to make a splash in Wheeler Lake, whether you're swimming, paddling, boating, or casting a line for bass, bream, and catfish. When it comes to recreation, Joe Wheeler State Park takes things to the next level with a championship golf course, tennis courts, and serviced marina. For history buffs, the link to revered Confederate general and U.S. Congressman Joe Wheeler is a bonus.

The top-tier resort facilities, coupled with an experienced events team, makes Joe Wheeler State Park a popular destination for weddings, conventions, and group getaways. Planning a trip to …

Lake Guntersville State Park, AL

549 RV rentals

This nature lover’s paradise in Northeast Alabama is home to its namesake Lake Guntersville-one of the largest lakes in Alabama. Sprawling over 69,000 acres this lake offers vacationers a nice place to enjoy water sports. A crazy mix of birds from osprey, pelicans to bald eagles inhabit this 6,000 acres park. Besides the birds, deer are prevalent to the park.

When it comes to recreational activities, is an outdoor lover’s favorite, especially to RVers. For a truly authentic experience, don’t hesitate to book an RV in Guntersville. Located in Guntersville on the banks of Tennessee River on top of Taylor Mountain, Lake Guntersville State Park is just a short drive from Albertville .

Lake Lowndes State Park, MS

93 RV rentals

Ten miles away from the town of Columbus, near the Alabama border, is a beautiful recreation area and waterside retreat called Lake Lowndes State Park. With a grassy and shaded coastline, scenic trails, a sports center, a tranquil 150-acre lake, and more, the park provides fun and engaging activities for just about anybody. Guests who love fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping, or competing with their friends always have a memorable time here.

As the park has a great setting for motorhome camping, many visitors come here in their RV rental to enjoy the park and explore the surrounding area. Some of the area's biggest attractions, including historic homes, Columbus Air Force Base, and Mississippi University for Women, are in Columbus, …

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 lake that the state park is named after. There are a few major annual events that happen at the park, …

Little River Canyon National Preserve, GA

793 RV rentals

Little River Canyon Natural Preserve sits on top of Lookout Mountain, covering a massive 15,288-acres. The national preserve is a great spot for a motorhome camping for so many reasons; for one, it is home to one of the country’s longest mountaintop rivers, the Little River. Also, Little River Canyon Natural Preserve has a spectacular canyon system along with a range of geological formations that add to the beauty of this preserve. Located in northeast Alabama near the city of Fort Payne, the preserve is an ideal spot to go camping with an RV.

Not too far from the preserve lie the cities of Scottsboro and Albertville for you to also check out during your RV rental vacation. Book …

Monte Sano State Park, AL

423 RV rentals

Situated on the northern edge of Alabama near the state’s border with Tennessee lies Monte Sano State Park. This park covers over 2,140 acres and offers breathtaking views of Monte Sano Mountain. The land was once a sought-after destination during the 1800s due to many believing that its fresh air and mineral springs had impressive health benefits.

Temperatures tend to be warm year-round, although they can start to drastically dip in the winter. Monte Sano State Park is about an hour away from Birmingham, AL.

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 area surrounding Oak Mountain State Park abounds with natural landscapes, making it the ideal place to go camping in an …

Paul M. Grist State Park, AL

100 RV rentals

Paul M. Grist State Park, located in central Alabama, lies between the towns and cities of Montgomery, Selma, and Clanton. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s, Paul M. Grist State Park was originally called Valley Creek State Park but was renamed after a local YMCA and community leader.

Paul M. Grist State Park acts as a great escape from big cities such as Montgomery and Clanton, with its park lake and grounds campers can come for a day or weekend to soak up all the great Alabama outdoors has to offer. With its recreational lake and grounds, Paul M. Grist State Park is the ideal place to visit with an RV rental. Being so …

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 common each winter, but it is typically light snowfall that doesn’t stick to the ground for very long. Blount County …

Roland Cooper State Park, AL

87 RV rentals

Roland Cooper State Park lies in southern Alabama, between the towns and cities of Montgomery, Thomasville, and Selma. One of the park’s most shining features is its location along the Alabama River and William ‘Bill’ Dannelly Reservoir. This idyllic and picturesque location makes Roland Cooper State Park a harbinger of all of southern Alabama’s natural beauty. Visitors can choose to settle along the flowing river and still lake, enjoying its vast bounty of watersports, fishing, and other lakeside recreation. The park itself is a haven of hiking trails and nature watching, even more reasons to visit Roland Cooper State Park with your rental RV. Accessing the park with an RV rental is extra simple, with Highway 41 …