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Huntsville, Alabama

Monte Sano State Park

Huntsville, Alabama


5105 Nolen Ave SE
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
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Sites: 89
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.744438
Longitude: -86.517558
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup ?
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino no

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57 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
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: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 49
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful Park atop 1600 +mesa. Many trails to explore. The only negative is that the city of Huntsville adds a 12percent lodging tax and a 3percent resort tax. This is added to a base price of approximately $26.00. This is not the fault of the park. Just remember the base price is going to be about 15 percent extra. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Monte Sano is within the city limits of a city of about 180000 people. So there is a lot to do.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most beautiful sites we have camped in. We were there in mid-October for peak leaf change. We had deer wandering around after dusk. Easy check in, easy back in site. I would like to see better signage as you approach the campground. I was totally dependent on my GPS until just a mile or two from the state park and my GPS has been known to be wrong. We will be back! We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 1
States Visited: 1
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: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 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: 26
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground and close to Huntsville about 1,000 ft. above the city. The campground only has 30amp service with one loop having full hookups. The weather was great however the wind at night gusted between 25-30mph.
Staff and hosts were helpful and friendly..... Monte Sano is our preferred choice to stay when the weather is good while visiting Huntsville. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

All things Huntsville....Space and Rocket Center, Old Town District, plenty of shopping.

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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: 113
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 28

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: 32
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: 26
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is in good condition. Roads are paved but the sites are crushed gravel. Rained two of the three days and we noticed water running through our site not around it. The park is close to Huntsville but do not expect cell service; it is not available. We would camp here again. We camped at Monte Sano State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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