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Monte Sano State Park

Huntsville, Alabama


5105 Nolen Ave SE
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 89
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.74444
Longitude: -86.51756

Elevation: 1624' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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31 Reviews

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Very tight for a 40 ft motorhome. Nice view from ridge edge. Very forested, no chance for satellite signal. Verizon and AT&T signal was weak but available. Don't use your GPS to get here. Use the directions on the website. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a Japanese garden walk by the office.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great park for children. Our granddaughter enjoyed the layout and especially the deer that visited us twice a day on their strolls through the park. The heavily wooded park is picturesque and quiet. The drive up and down the mountain is pretty and easy. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The camp store is not very large, nor stocked with much more than ice, soft drinks and ice cream. Make last minute purchases before heading up the mountain.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Up on the mountain in Monte Sano Park it's 10 degrees cooler than in Huntsville which is nice in May. Sites are wooded and large. Decent showers. Pavilion good for get togethers or Rallies. Planetarium is a short walk away. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 135
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park about 1000 feet above Huntsville. Make sure you come into the park via Governor's drive as the north route is too narrow and has tight turns. When it rains the park can be muddy and the pads tend to spray your rig during the rain. We also found that the voltage would drop below 105 volts when the park was crowded and people using heaters. Park person acknowledged that wiring was old and 4 sites share a wire. Roads are decent, but trees may not have been trimmed in areas. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park up on a mountain and very woodsy. The staff was very professional and accommodating. This was an unexpected stop due to rain storms. We were pleased with the sites being well drained. In between the rainfall we were able to explore the park and find beautiful view over Huntsville. We camped in a 33' motorhome. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11 back in
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Campground in State Park located in the hills above Huntsville, AL. We stayed in space 75 - FHU and Level!! Cell service and OTA was OK, No dish due to trees. There was a washer and dryer in the restrooms that worked great. In the park there is a Japanese Tea Garden to walk through, as well as a nice North Plateau Trail that was a nice mix of forest and scenic vistas. Plenty of stores down the hill in Huntsville to restock at. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Take a stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden - located next to Park HQ.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Our first stay at Monte Santo in a 30ft Class A. The staff was friendly and accommodating. When a change of plans allowed for an extra night, they carefully explained we would have to move across the street as the space was rented for the last night. No problem. They were fascinated that I wasn't upset. They took care of all the paperwork for both sites in advance! The facilities were much better than other State Parks we have stayed in. Plenty of hot water and pressure. Always clean. The park also features a scenic overlook, guided hikes, plenty of hiking trails, the North Alabama Japanese Garden, a huge playground near the lodge as well as smaller ones in the campground. This campground featured "Y" side-by-side campsites which would put you very close to someone you didn't know or would be great for a two-family outing. Just be aware. We experienced a tire issue while sitting still in the campground. The repair service arrived on time and got down to one last detail, but lacked a 9/16 socket. Yep, the camp host had one and gladly loaned it! We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Space and Rocket Center is a must. Ask for site 75, probably the best in the park.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Roads outside the park are a bit of a challenge with hills, narrow lanes, low hanging utility lines and tree limbs....and this is on the "easy" way in! But once you get there, the park is great. Interior roads are easy to navigate, and sites are angled for easy access. Utilities worked but our 30 amp connection had a loose ground wire and had to be repaired. Also, had to remove my Progressive EMS because of a grounding issue. Sites are good sized and placed so that you have some privacy. We was able to get satellite TV with our Traveller but the trees were just putting out their leaves. I doubt satellite would be possible in the summer, however, you can get some stations over the air out of Huntsville. Verizon service was spotty but we managed with our booster. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This park has full hook ups all the way down to primitive. Somewhere there is a site to fit your needs. Several loops that you can walk but this park has many hiking trails of varies skill levels. There is also an observatory in the park. Check the schedule for activities. Beautiful night lights of Huntsville as you walk the farthest loop. The roads up to the park are a little scary. Quite the climb on the road we brought our coach up on. There is also another road in coming from Huntsville that a big rig would be very challenged to make. There are warnings but what do you do if your GPS send you that way and you don't know. Thankfully, we did not have that issue. Just be warned. The park itself is very nice and we would definitely return. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The botanical gardens was very nice. The Space Center is also not to be missed.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a older state park that is beginning to show its age. It is in need of a few repairs. The park is in a great location. The sites are nice. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This park had great spacing between sites, as well as level sites. You drive through several neighborhoods on your way to the park. Host at late arrival was helpful, but maybe more signage needed to know he's at the first RV site to your left when you park near campground office. Good water pressure, good electric, and very convenient to Huntsville. (Use Governor's Drive. The other route, Bankhead Parkway, has two many hairpin turns.) We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Close to Huntsville, but has a remote feel. Great mountain biking and trails. Can't beat this park for Huntsville area. Arrived on a weekend night and had to drive around a few times to get a site, but roads were wide enough to allow good access for motor home. site was level which is not a guarantee for state parks. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely, heavily forested park on a mountain top. Approach streets are urban, narrow, and twisty. Full hookup sites available only on a first come, first served basis. Rest have water and electric. Great place for kids to have a camping experience. Varied trails. Beautiful lookouts. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This was one of the nicest state parks we have ever stayed in. Great mountain overlooks, huge playground for kids. Sites are specious and ours was perfectly level. This is on our favorites list for Huntsville. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great RV Park! Large sites with a lot of mature trees. The sites are farther apart and separated by trees so you have more privacy than you normally get. It was nice and quiet. We stayed in a nice pull thru with full hook-ups and fire pit. Bathrooms/showers kept clean despite quite a bit of traffic. The pads are crushed gravel, but ours was fairly level. Great playground and lots of hiking trails. We also visited the Huntsville Space & Science Center, which is a 15-20 minute drive away. We would visit again! We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Motorhome.

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