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Who can resist the great outdoors during fall? The air is crisp, the humidity is low, and the stars in the sky have never been so bright – especially when you are camping out. The many state park camping grounds along the Alabama Gulf Coast will connect you with nature. And what’s even better is that it’s affordable!

Meaher State Park is a 1,327-acre scenic park situated in the wetlands of north Mobile Bay. The boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman, and a self-guided stroll on the boardwalk will give you an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile-Tensaw Delta and much more! Meaher’s campground includes 61 RV campsites, 10 improved tent sites with water and electrical connections, and a handful of cozy bayside cabins overlooking Ducker Bay. The campground features a modern bathhouse and laundry facilities. If you want to explore the Mobile Tensaw Delta, this is your place.

Historic Blakeley State Park encompasses more than 2,100 acres of the largest National Register Historic Site in the eastern half of the United States. If you love history, you’ll be excited to know that the site of the last major battle of the Civil War is right here. Nature lovers will appreciate the many ecologically diverse sections of the park, and its dedication to preserving those natural settings as a unique wildlife preserve. Historic Blakeley State Park encourages overnight guests by offering two fully furnished cabins, RV camping sites with hookups, tent campgrounds for families and groups, improved tent camping equipped with water and power, two camping shelters, group camping, and even horse-trailer camping!

To say Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores has been revitalized is an understatement. Reconstruction of The Lodge at the Gulf State Park is now complete. But if you are looking for a different vantage point in the depth of nature, be sure to check out the Lakeside Cabins and Eagle Cottages. Longleaf pines, a palmetto forest and Lake Shelby surround the cabins. Waking up to jog or bike ride is easier than ever with recent trail improvements. Fishing, swimming, boating and other activities are also popular here, plus the Gulf of Mexico is just steps away. Guests have their choice of canvas tents as well as full hook-up RV sites that include 11 modern bathhouses, pull-thru sites, back-in sites, waterfront campsites, and ADA-accessible sites. The park even has three new “glamping” sites and 11 primitive camping sites – complete with stone campfire rings, grill tops and picnic tables – nestled among the trees and along the creek.

From the Mobile Delta to a historic Civil War site to the natural wonder of the Gulf of Mexico, camping along the Alabama coast is a nature lover’s dream. Make your plans today and get out this fall and winter!