NEW: Alabama home to #1 place to camp in the Southeast

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It’s no wonder why Cherokee Rock Village was chosen as #1. (Cherokee Rock Village / Facebook)

Alabama is full of gorgeous places to enjoy the great outdoors, and one in particular got a special shoutout as the best in the Southeast. According to leading camping platform The Dyrt, Cherokee Rock Village in Leesburg is the #1 place to camp in our region. Read on for more details.

Camp in paradise

As the camping resource with the most campgrounds, reviews and tips, The Dyrt knows a thing or two about places to camp out. According to The Dyrt, these destinations are among the most highly rated, celebrated and sought-after camping locales in the region.

It’s exciting to see Alabama recognized at the top of the list! Perched atop Lookout Mountain in Leesburg, Cherokee Rock Village is a stunning landscape to set up camp.

“According to our 2023 Camping Report, more Americans are camping now than at any other time in history. The number of reviews, photos and tips from The Dyrt’s community of campers doubled in the past year to 8 million, creating the most well-rounded picture of the 50,000 campgrounds, resorts and dispersed camping areas in the country. There are so many great options, but these are the best of the best in the Southeast Region.”

Sarah Smith, Founder, The Dyrt

What makes it great?

As #1, you know Cherokee Rock Village has to be top-notch. But what exactly makes it stand out? The Dyrt raved about the location’s rock formations, sandstone cliffs and boulders that attract climbers and hikers from near and far.

With several hiking trails to explore, including a 4.6-mile loop trail with gorgeous rock formations and valley views, this is a can’t-miss for any outdoor enthusiast.

“A peaceful and secluded setting, Cherokee Rock Village is primitive camping at its finest, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the outdoors. The campsites are located in a wooded area that is an ideal tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”

excerpt from 2023 Best Places to Camp in the Southeast Region, The Dyrt

Picture yourself waking up in the morning, unzipping your tent and being met with breathtaking views that span for miles. Plus, there is a heated bath house for your comfort. With rates starting as low as $6 per night, you really can’t beat the deal.

The campground has more than 100 primitive camping sites and 15 dry RV hookups. Campfires and pets are allowed—so pack the s’mores.

Visit for yourself

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Want to camp at the #1 spot in the Southeast region? Let’s get you there.

  • Get directions: 2000 County Rd, 70 Leesburg, AL 35983
  • Camping Fee: $18 per vehicle for standard cars and trucks, $25 per vehicle for passenger vans and $35 per vehicle for buses and RVs.
  • Hours: Open 24/7. A self-pay box is located at the front entrance to pay for admission after hours.

Campsites are available on a first come, first serve self-registration basis. But don’t worry, you can’t go wrong with any of the sites, they all have views for days. You can contact the campsite directly with any questions at 256.523.3799.

“There’s never been a better time to be a camper. Because of camping’s explosion in popularity, property managers and private landowners are meeting that demand by expanding their calendars, offering more amenities and adding new types of camping. The 2023 Best Places to Camp are the bona fide cream of the crop, but the competition is fierce and the future is bright.”

Kevin Long, CEO, The Dyrt

Want to enjoy the great outdoors without roughin’ it in a tent? Check out these spots across Alabama to go glamping.

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