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Oak Mountain State Park – Alabama

Camping at Oak Mountain

Right outside of Birmingham, AL we have found a great place to park the Airstream for a few weeks – Oak Mountain State Park.

They have 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails and the park is 9,940-acres.  Spots are nestled in a large cul-de-sac which borders Beaver Lake and surrounded by rolling hills topped with the long lived and majestic Longleaf Pines. The campground is open for camping year-round.  They also have cabins and backcountry campsites.

Our spot is cleared allowing us to charge the solar panels but many come in wooded areas.

  • 30 Amp Service
  • WIFI is available at the Pro Shop
  • 85 sites with Water, Electricity, & Sewer
  • 60 Primitive Sites with water in area
  • Picnic Table and Fire Rings at sites
  • 7 bath houses
  • 2 Coin operated laundry facilities
  • Types of sites: Mostly back in, some pull thru
  • Average size of sites: most are 40ft
  • Most sites will allow for slide outs

Dogs are allowed in the Park, but must be on a leash no longer than 6ft.  We are here visiting friends and family – this is a great “retreat” and we are also just 12 miles to “The Magic City”.  While they don’t have weekly or monthly rates, the $30/day during the week has definitely been worth it.  We are parked just steps from the lake and have been going swimming daily.

Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mtn.

The Alabama Wildlife Center (housed at Oak Mtn.) is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility and annually receives almost 1,800 birds from over 100 different species. AWC is a nonprofit organization whose dual mission is:

  • To provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild.
  • To educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.

The park is definitely family friendly with beaches, a BMX track, fishing areas and a petting farm.



  1. I love Oak Mountain, we stayed there several times while full-timing for a few years. Have fun and be sure to check out the Thai restaurant nearby, excellent red curry. And if you love to mountain bike, it is a must-go-to destination if in Alabama. Safe travels, and I see your one-year is coming up. Congrats. It is not until about year 3 that cabin fever will start to set in 🙂

    • Randy – Ha… 3 years would definitely give us cabin fever! Thanks for writing. Do you remember the name of the restaurant?

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