Monte Sano State Park is located near Huntsville in northeast Alabama. In Spanish, Monte Sano means “Mountain of Health.” In the late 1800s, visitors from across the United States came for “the season” to experience and enjoy Monte Sano’s fresh air, spectacular views and mineral springs.

The Monte Sano Lodge offers a serene mountain setting that is ideal for a variety of meetings and gatherings including weddings and family reunions and also is an excellent location for business meetings. The facility features state of the art meeting rooms that will make any business meeting a success.

Fourteen rustic cabins, 11 of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), are perched on the side of the mountain and are equipped with kitchens, fireplaces, separate showers and baths, cable television, outdoor grills, picnic tables, and porches for taking in the amazing sunrises.

The park also features 89 improved campsites, a primitive campground and a camp store.

Monte Sano sits on 2,140 acres with spectacular vistas from atop the mountain, especially when the fall leaves show off their colors. In the spring, native azaleas bloom along the 20 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails.

Area attractions
The Huntsville Botanical Gardens, The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Burritt on the Mountain, Early Works Family of Museums and Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. Cathedral Caverns, Lake Guntersville and Buck’s Pocket are also a short drive away.

Daily use fees

  • Adult Fee Ages 12+ $5.00
  • Ages 4-11 $2.00
  • Seniors 62+ $2.00
  • Active Military $2.00
  • Kids 3 and under are free 

Annual Park Pass are available at the park office

  • Individual $60.00
  • Family $125.00
  • Senior $30.00