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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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25 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Really enjoyed our stay, very nice park with awesome park staff. Facilities were very clean and maintained well. The downside is there are only a few full hookups and the sites with hookups are not the ones with mountain views. This would be the most gorgeous park in the fall to see the foliage off the mountain. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Huntsville is an awesome area and many things to do.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Great State Park - exceeded expectations. Our site was large, level and private. Easy to back in. Lots of shade, lots of nice hiking trails on the grounds, lots to do and see without leaving the park, and lots to do in Huntsville as well. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Huntsville Botanical Gardens, great BBQ at Dreamland (recommended by the Park Staff).

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We booked our reservation online... when we arrived our assigned site had no sewer even though we had booked a full hook up site. The staff was very accommodating and moved us to another site which did have sewer. We have Verizon service and our phones TV and hotspot had zero connection. We then thought we would go to the Overlook to see the view at night, as we were told it was an amazing sight unfortunately at 7 p.m. the gates were locked and there was no way to get to the Overlook. All of the trails also close 30 minutes before dark. Since we could not do anything after dark we decided to try to watch some TV using local channels, they were completely pixelated and unwatchable. We were scheduled to stay 4 days we are staying one night and leaving. I am not coming back to this park. Unless you want to hike during the day and sit in your campsite at night BTW the site seem short the only area there is to do anything is a small square gravel area, where the picnic table is otherwise it is full of leaves sticks underbrush and many areas of drop-off. Make sure to read comment about driving here..come in Governor Rd still a climb but not to bad. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

This was a great park. Staff was very friendly and made check in easy. This was my Grandparents favorite campground when i was a little kid, and now I know why. It was clean, quite, and the sites were level and had plenty of room. We had deer walking in our campsite and down the road. Definitely worth the stay if you are in the Huntsville area. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Used this campground as a base of operations while visiting my daughter and granddaughter for two weeks. We ate a lot of hot dogs and schmors. Site 30 was a nice pull through FHU site. Site was level and right on the corner, so it was fun watching the world go by. Verizon work fine, both data and voice. ATT data okay, but phone required you to be outside the trailer for long conversations. The office staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you are more than 40 foot combined length, DO NOT USE the Bankhead Parkway access. Bankhead Parkway has two mean switch backs that will be a challenge for a long vehicle combo. Use Governor's Drive to Monte Sano Blvd to access the campground. If you need supplies, the Star Market at the foot of Bankhead Parkway is a really nice place to go.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 15

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

The roads are asphalt and the sites are crushed stone. Full hook up is fine; water, sewer, and electric work fine. There is no cable and no wifi. You can pick up 4 or 5 tv stations with antenna. The sites are not close, plenty of room. The sites are fairly level and require only a little effort to level the unit. We stayed in site 30, a pull thru. The park is about 1600 feet above the city and it makes a great view of Huntsville at night. There is a planetarium adjacent to the park that is open on Saturday nights. On clear nights they allow visitors to look through the telescope. On the back side of the park there is a beautiful overlook of the mountains. There are plenty of hiking trails. It easy to get to the Marshall Space Flight Center from the park and 14 miles away is a beautiful nature center called Hays Nature Center. We would be happy to stay here again. Many people have rated this park and 8, but I list as a 7 since no concrete pads, no cable, no TV, no patio, and it is an older park, but clean. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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 travel trailer and tow 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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a wonderful place to stay if you want to enjoy nature! Wooded campground and sites are separated by enough space and trees to make them private. We had full hookups that worked well. There are great hiking and riding trails nearby. If you're looking for peace and relaxation in the woods, this is the place. Also plenty of things to do in Huntsville which is just a 15 min drive down the mountain. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Well maintained state park. Good spacing between spots. No Wifi; No cable TV; OTA TV gave 10 channels. Level gravel sites. Paved roads. full hook up with 50amp. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 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: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

One of the nicest state parks (Alabama) I've been in. Tall trees, lots of shade, level campsites with full hookups. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Just about 15-20 minutes from the Space and Rocker Center.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

My wife and I came down Thanksgiving evening for a couple of nights to celebrate her 40th birthday. We had been to this park before to simply picnic and look around. This was our first time to camp. The campground is very nice and was all we hoped it would be. Nice, level site with full hookup (#74). We had a back-in and the camp host rode down with his golf cart and flash light and was very nice to help us back in. We took a couple of walks around the campground and noticed you can see the lights of Huntsville below from the edge of the campground. We didn't need to use the bathhouses, but went into them to take a look and they are very clean and well built. Both have a single coin-operated washer and dryer in the central entrance between the men's and women's sides. The camp store seemed to have basic necessity items. NOTE: We highly recommend driving up from Huntsville on highway 431 (Governor's Drive). The other route up (Bankhead Parkway) would be very sketchy for a travel trailer or large fifth wheel/motor home due to the hairpin turns and narrow residential roads leading to it. We definitely plan to camp again. We really enjoyed our stay! We may try a buddy site next time. We have some close friends who camp also. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

We came down from Tennessee to visit Bridge Street Town Center and do some shopping and visit one of our favorite restaurants (Connor's). We had a fabulous time!

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here all week, it is a wooded campground with large campsites. We stayed in a full hookup with no problems at all .

We made the reservation on line it is first come first serve, you can't reserve a specific site. We will definitely be back.. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
82
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park. Great location on top of a mountain, surrounded by large trees with lots of shade. Most of the sites looked level and only a few had sewer. There appeared to be long-term RV's parked in some of the nicest sites, not supposed to stay in one site over 14 days(must know someone special). The restroom/shower were clean, water was warm but not much water pressure. I would give the shower a 7.5 rating. Great place to stay to see Huntsville. No problem picking up off-air TV and no problem with ATT cellphone. We really enjoyed this park and will return. NOTE: Many of the trees are chestnut oak trees, which has large chestnut acorns that will fall on your RV and vehicles. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park with wonderful nature trails, plenty of shade, and space in between campsites. Downside is the restroom and showers. Poor water pressure, and renovation needed. We would stay again! We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first visit to Monte Sano campground and we really enjoyed it. We stayed on the outer part of the Record Drive loop & had a nice view of city lights below through the trees. The sites are shady and roomy. The bath house was clean & well supplied. We enjoyed the peace and quiet at night and a beautiful view of the stars, since there are no street lights along the loop. The city of Huntsville is only about 5 minutes from the park. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 177
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects average of four night of camping. Two nights at discounted rate ($19), and two (Friday & Saturday) at full rate of $22). Plus 11% tax. Previous reviews are pretty much right on. Our site (#13) was a bit uneven for our 28 foot rig, but we made it work. No cellular service (Verizon) but plenty of local over the air TV. Very clean restrooms. Got a bit busy on the weekend, but there were plenty of empty sites, too. We would stay here again. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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