Embrace the great outdoors — 6 camping spots in + around Huntsville

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Camping spots with a gorgeous view. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Now that the weather is finally cooling down, it’s the perfect time to go camping. Whether you prefer camping in an RV or a tent, Huntsville has several camping spots where you can settle down and bond with nature.

Here are six popular campsites in and around the Rocket City:

1. Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano State Park’s campground has 23 tent-only campsites, 69 water and electric sites and 21 full hook-up sites for your water, electric and sewer needs. The campground has two bath houses and a camp store where you can find firewood, ice and snacks. Each tent-only campsite has a fire pit and a five-day maximum stay length.

2. Ditto Landing

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Who doesn’t love a perfect view like this? (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Ditto Landing has three different kinds of camping spots — 30 amp, 50 amp and 30/50 amp with a full hook-up. Between November 1 and March 1, no tents are allowed. Rental rates start at $19/night or $120/ week. Immerse yourself in the best parts of nature at one of Ditto Landing’s camping sites near the Tennessee River.

3. U.S. Space + Rocket Center

Teddy with the Huntsville Rocket—one of the iconic Huntsville settings
Bring your furry friends to this campsite! (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Are you visiting from out-of-town and don’t want to stay at a traditional hotel? Stay at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s RV park, set with charcoal grills, concrete pads and picnic tables! You’ll be close enough to Bridge Street Town Center and Downtown Huntsville for the urban experience, yet close enough to nature for the outdoor experience.

4. Sharon Johnston Park

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Bring your best supplies for the best time. (Photo by Connor Olson on Unsplash)

Sharon Johnston Park in New Market has 56 camping sites, including both wooded and open areas. Each site has an asphalt pad, a fire ring, a picnic table and a trash receptacle. Rustic sites start at $25/night and modern sites start at $35/night or $600/month.

5. Point Mallard Park

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Do you prefer RV camping or tent camping? (“RV camping at Kiptopeke State Park – wintertime” by vastateparksstaff is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Point Mallard Park is home to 217 campsites and a campground with everything you need, from a grocery store to three covered pavilions with restrooms and showers. It is also within walking distance to the golf course, soccer fields, tennis courts and water park. Reservations for a short-term stay have a two-night minimum.

6. Lake Guntersville

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A beautiful sunset at a beautiful campground. (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)

Lake Guntersville has 295 campsites, a primitive camping area, bath houses, a playground and more. Each site has water and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table, a grill and a fire ring.

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