Tent Camping at Meaher
We are excited to announce that the new online camping reservation system is now live. Feel free to make your reservations by using the new online tool, calling the park office or simply walking in. We encourage advance reservations.
If you experience any issues with the new system, we would appreciate your feedback. Please contact a park directly for urgent issues related to a reservation. Thank you for choosing the Alabama State Parks.
A one time Reservation Fee of $5 per visit, a 4% Resort Fee based on total camping fees and lodging taxes apply to all above rates.
Call to make reservations. 251-626-5529
Deposits for camping reservations are nonrefundable.
Rates vary by date, availability, and unit amenities. Please visit www.reservealapark.com to check rates and date availability
Camping rates based on:
- One tent or RV per site.
- 1-4 individuals per site.
- Additional persons are $2/person/night (up to 8 persons per campsite).
We want everyone to have a fun and relaxing time with us. Please respect all guests’ space and stuff. And let us know immediately if there are problems by coming to the office or calling 251.626.5529…Our office is open 7 days a week from 7am-5pm. (After hours call 251.472.6226 until 8pm).
Please help us by reading the following…
We ask that you leave the site the way you found it and if you found it in disarray when you arrive please let us know. We want you to have the best experience possible!
Frequently Asked Questions
When I arrive can I pick a different site then what I was assigned to?
When you made your reservation, we assigned you a site according to what was available for the dates you requested. If you find that there is a problem with your site upon arrival, please let us know immediately. We ask that you do not move to an empty site because that site might be reserved for someone else who hasn’t checked in yet or it may be closed for maintenance issues.
What do I need to know about my site?
We ask that you set your Tent on the pad. IF you plan to stake your Tent the central area in the Tent section is off limits for setting up. IF you will be using stakes either place your tent(s) on the gravel pad or next to (to the right or left of the pad) your site pad. Our water and electrical lines run through the center and staking your tent in the area could cause any number of problems for you and us. Please do not use nails in the trees to stake your Tent. You are welcome to park in the grass next to your Tent site if it doesn’t fit at the entrance to the pad. Please do not park in the driveway (gravel road around Tent section). There is overflow parking just south of the Tent section or in the boat launch parking lot in the vehicle only or vehicle & trailer only spots. Unload at your site, then move your vehicle if you do not have room to park on the pad. Hammocks are welcome!
What if I am arriving after the office closes?
Our staff will call you the day of your reservation. If you will be checking in late, they will give you the gate code and the camp host phone # as well as answer any questions you might have.
What size tents will my site accommodate?
There is space for 1 large 8-10 person tent (10’x10’ or smaller) or 2 smaller 2-4 person tents (7’x7’ or smaller). Each site should have no more than 8 people staying on it. Your site includes a circular, on the ground grill with the grill plate suspended over top and a picnic table. You also have 2-20-amp plugs (traditional household plugs) and a water spigot. A pole and hook hang at your site for food or trash. Your site is gravel surrounded by railroad ties. We ask that you set your tents up on the gravel if using stakes so bring extra padding for under your tent.
What activities are there for us to do at your park?
We have a fishing pier, a motor boat and canoe/kayak launch, a boardwalk, a beach to fish off of. If you wish to fish you will need an AL freshwater fishing license. We do not allow swimming due to dangerous wildlife. We are conveniently located close to Mobile, Daphne, Fairhope and even Gulf Shores, AL so there are plenty of local shops, activities, eateries, etc to enjoy.
- There are street lights near the tent section that come on at night.
- The tent section is close to the water so you may experience wind off of Ducker Bay.
- We are located just off Hwy 90/98 and I-10 is just south of us off in the distance. You will hear some road noise.
- We have all sorts of wildlife. We suggest bringing baking soda, borax, comet, etc to sprinkle around your site to keep ants from coming in.
- Pets are always welcome as long as they are on a leash and under your control at all times when outside your tent and you must clean up after them.
- If you are bringing a boat, we ask that you park it in the boat launch parking lot within sight of the tent section. We have a very busy boat launch so we ask that you do not leave your boat tied up at the launch unless you are just coming in or about to head out.
Thank you for choosing Meaher State Park as your destination to relax. We would like to take a moment and educate all of our guests, present and future about possible wildlife you might encounter while you are here. Meaher State Park is located on an island in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and is a beautiful natural habitat for various types of wildlife and insects. We would like to provide notice of the Argentine Ant colony that has greatly affected our area before April 2018. Argentine Ants are foraging ants… they do not bite or sting. However they will forage for water and food and can be invasive. There have been issues in the past with the ants making their way into campers, storage tents, and other similar structures, but we have taken steps to greatly downsize the population. In April 2018, we started our pest management plan that has been successful. We have a local pest company come out once a week for baiting and spraying all the while not only taking in to consideration the local terrestrial and aquatic wildlife but more importantly you as our guest. Some of the things we would ask you to do regardless of whether we had ants or not... don't leave trash outside; pick up food scraps around your site; properly store food left in containers outside your camper or tent. These are all things that could attract wildlife other than ants like raccoons, opossums, mice, etc. As a just in case measure, if you want to protect your camper or tent anyway bring borax to lay around your RV/tent (sprinkle around anything that touches the ground... jacks, hoses, cables, tires, etc that would allow ants entry in to your living quarters). The boric acid is harmful to the ants and will keep them from coming inside. We again would like to stress these are foraging ants. They are looking for food and water; they are not harmful. Thank you for your patronage and please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
If you would like more info on the Argentine Ants please follow this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_ant to an informational website not affiliated with the Alabama State Parks.