Oak Mountain State Park

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Nestled in a large cul-de-sac which borders Beaver Lake and surrounded by rolling hills topped with the long lived and majestic Longleaf Pines, our campground is a favorite spot for families to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The campground is open for camping year-round.

Campground Amenities

  • 30 Amp Service
  • 57 sites with Water, Electricity, & Sewer
  • 27 sites with Water & Electricity
  • 60 Primitive Tent Sites with water in area
  • 6 Tent sites with Water & Electricity
  • Picnic Table and Fire Rings at sites
  • 7 bath houses
  • 1 Coin operated laundry facility located at the B side pavilion
  • Types of sites: Mostly back in, some pull thru
  • Size of sites: Range from 25ft to 60ft, average size is 40ft
  • Most sites will allow for slide outs
  • Pavilion/Activities Building - B side of Campground
  • Dogs are allowed in the Park, but must be on a leash no longer than 6ft; however, they are not allowed in any building, or beach area. You must clean up after them & keep them quiet during quiet hours.
  • Dump Station available for traveling campers not staying for $3 per dumping

Reservations

  • To make a Reservation, call 205-620-2527 Seven days a week from 9a.m. until 5p.m. ONLINE RESERVATIONS 
  • Same day reservations are not available.
  • First night's rent will be charged to a credit card on all reservations.
  • Cancellations must be made 72 hours before arrival. If not, 1st night rental will be forfeited.
  • Reservations for holiday weekend should be made at least 3 months in advance.
  • Weekends require a 2 night minimum reservation.
  • Major holidays March through October require a 3 night minimum reservation.
  • You must be 18 years old or older to rent a campsite.

Check in for campground reservations is 2p.m.
Check out is 11a.m.

Country Store Hours & Information

Store Phone Number: 205-620-2527

Store Hours: Seven days a week from 9a.m. until 4:30p.m.

Our Country Store keeps in stock those items you forgot as well as a line of camper supplies (sewer hoses, toilet chemicals, electrical adapters, etc.) We also carry snack items as well as gifts and T-shirts. Firewood is available for purchase at the Campground Store. We are open seven days a week, although our hours of operation vary seasonally. 


* Due to the costs of establishing, operating, and maintaining the reservation system and its related components, we are adding a $4.50 transaction fee and 3.5% Resort fee on all overnight accommodations. Until now, we have absorbed these costs but we can no longer afford to do so.

Registration

  • Backpacking fees are $6.00 per person plus tax (14%) 
  • Backcountry sites are limited to 8 persons maximum.
  • Each party is also required to purchase a trail map for $1.00
  • Backcountry sites are available on a First Come First Serve basis.

 IMPORTANT BACKCOUNTRY CAMPSITE INFORMATION

  • All backpackers must register and pay backpacking fees at least one hour before sunset at the campground office. No one will be allowed to register or start on the trail system any later. Sunset times change with the seasons so plan your arrival accordingly.
  • Vehicles must be parked at a designated trailhead with a vehicle pass displayed in the windshield.  The two designated areas to park for backcountry sites are the north trail head and the paking area at group camp road. 
  • Backpackers who leave the park after closing hours will not be re-admitted.
  • Please make sure all doors are locked before leaving your vehicle. Valuables left in vehicles should be placed out of sight. Oak Mountain State Park is not responsible for stolen or damaged property. 
  • Checkout  time is 11a.m. Campers MUST have checked in at the Camp Store by 4:30pm. 
  • Drinking water should be packed in or filtered through a portable filtration system. Most streams in Oak Mountain State Park are wet weather streams (meaning we recommend that you take water because there may not be any).
  • Carry out all cans, bottles, aluminum foil, or other trash. THE BURNING OR BURYING OF TRASH IS PROHIBITED SINCE ANIMALS WILL DIG IT UP.
  • Backing type stoves (Butane, propane, etc.) are recommended for cooking.
  • FIRES ARE PROHIBITED IN THE BACKCOUNTRY AT ALL TIMES.
  • Each backcountry site is marked on the trail with a brown carsonite marker showing the site number. You can set up your campsite anywhere within 100 yards distance behind the marker.
  • Pets are allowed under the Alabama State Park Regulations
    • Pets & Animals (220-5-.05) Bringing a dog, cat, or other animal into a State Park unless it is crated, caged or upon a leash not longer than 6 feet or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times shall be unlawful.
    • No person shall keep a noisy, vicious, or dangerous dog or animal or one which is disturbing other person, in a State Park and remain therein after he has been asked by a Park Officer to leave.

 

Weekly and Monthly Rates

We honor weekly and monthly options from November 1st through the end of February ONLY.

Weekly Rate: $170 for WES sites (EQUINE WES Sites included), $150 for WE sites

Monthly Rate: $500 for WES sites, $600 for Equine WES sites, $450 for WE sites                      

Prices subject to change without notice

 

Discounts

All senior citizens (62+), Military Personnel, and 100% disabled persons are eligible for a 15% discount on camping fees Sunday through Thursday nights from March 1st to October 31st; and 7 days a week from November 1st to the end of February with the exception of holiday weekends. Proof of age or disability is required. Discounts are not available in conjunction with group rates, special packages, or other discounts. Discounts are not valid on weekly or monthly rates, or on holiday weekends. Discounts must be mentioned prior to reservation completion.

Group Camping

  • Additionally, we offer a group camp facility for Scout Troops, church groups, and many other groups.

Trailer Storage

Don't want to have to pull your travel trailer back to the house after having a wonderful stay at Oak Mountain? You don't have to! Oak Mountain State Park offers RV storage inside the campground.
For more information, call the campground office at 205-620-2527.

Rates
$3 per day
$55 per month

 

SECURITY

Oak Mountain State Park has a friendly and courteous staff, which strives to make you feel at home during your stay. Also as a family oriented campground, our Law Enforcement Rangers and security personnel make regular patrols to ensure the safety of our guests. The park closes one hour before sunset and the entrance gate is manned 24 hours a day to provide for the guests’ security. Only registered guests are allowed into the park during these hours, for emergencies call 205-620-2520.

Park Quiet Hours are enforced between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Complete State Park Rules and Regulations are posted in conspicuous locations throughout the park.

Camping Rates

Camping rates based on:

  • One tent or RV per campsite.
  • 1-4 individuals per site.
  • Additional persons are $3 (up to 8 persons per site)
  • 17% tax will be added to all rates
  • 3.5% Resort Fee

 

Type of Campsite-Regular Price/Weekend Price (March through October)

Primitive Site- $17.60 / $17.60

Water/Electric (Parking Pad)- $26.40 / $29.70

Water/Electric/Sewer (Parking Pad)-$29.70 / $33.00

Monthly - Offseason "Winter" Rates (November 1 - February 28)call for details

 

Equestrian Camping

The Equestrian campground is nestled within the 9,940 acres of Oak Mountain State park.

It has 12 sites; Each site will accommodate a maximum of eight persons with two vehicles, and one trailer.

A roof has been installed over the stalls, thanks to a grant awarded to the Central Alabama Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of America!

$32.00 a night on weekdays

$35.00 on weekends and major holidays.

$6.00 extra for one children's tent under the age of 16.

Equestrian Campground Amenities

  • All sites have 50 amp service, water and sewer hook ups, dump station for horse waste, fire rings, and picnic tables.
  • Water hydrants are now located at the horse stalls.
  • "Travelling Campers" are welcome to occupy these sites.
  •  Registration can be made upon arrival at the front gate of Oak Mountain State Park.
  • Current Negative Coggins are required to enter the park.
  • Oak Mountain State Park also offers close to 25 miles of horse riding trails, 10 cabins, fishing in one of our 3 public lakes, championship golf course, walking trails, demonstration farm, campground, and several nature programs.
  • More information about Oak Mountain State Park can be obtained at by calling the park office at (205)620-2520.

 

Backcountry

Welcome overnight backpackers. Please observe these rules for your safety and to help preserve the natural beauty of Oak Mountain State Park. Backpacking Sites will not be rented if the weather is inclement. This decision is at camp store staff's discretion. 

Overnight backpackers are entitled to camp at a designated backcountry campsite only. Backpackers are not entitled to use the improved campground facilities.

NO backcountry sites are rented in inclement weather.