Top 10 Campgrounds and RV Parks US Space And Rocket Center

Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, NASA’s Official Visitor Information Center, and the Marshal Space Flight Center, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is a top tourist attraction in Alabama and certainly worth a long visit. Located at One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama, it offers scientists and inquisitive minds of all ages the opportunity to learn and explore everything there is to know about outer space and our space program. Stay at one of our top ten US Space and Rocket Center RV parks and campgrounds.

Have you ever wondered what a rocket launch really feels like? You can experience the weightlessness of liftoff, followed by a 1 G free fall in the Space Shot Simulator. Or train like an astronaut in the G-Force Accelerator where you’ll experience the force of 3 Gs and have the chance to test your strength by pushing back. The kids will enjoy the Mars Climbing Wall, the Kids Cosmos Energy Depletion Zone, the Mars Play Station, and the Kidspace. These Simulations and more are available at the Museum.

You’ll find enough to see and do at the Center to keep everyone busy for several days. In addition, the surrounding area is rich in history and activities.

Find the best and cheapest places to stay with this list of the best RV parks for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. If you don’t own an RV, consider renting one. You’ll find plenty of RVs for rent at RVshare.com.

US Space and Rocket Center RV Parks

The US Space and Rocket Center RV Park is the most obvious place to stay when visiting the Center. Located on the Center property, it is convenient to all of the attractions available at the Center. Reviews of the US Space and Rocket Center RV Park report that it is in need of an update, but you can’t beat it for price or convenience. Reservations are recommended since the park tends to stay full.

Why You’ll Love US Space and Rocket Center RV Parks

The main draw for the US Space and Rocket Center RV Park is its location. What could be better than being fully immersed in the Space and Rocket Center, camping near the museum and attractions. The site is a bit worn, but it is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Inspire Communities Swan Creek

Discover a forever home in this gorgeously landscaped community that's close to everything but hidden from the hustle and bustle. Swan Creek offers beautiful modern single and double wide home sites with full utility hookups, numerous amenities, and plenty of parking. Short and long-term RVs of all sizes are welcome. They offer something for everyone from young families to singles and seniors.

Why You’ll Love Inspire Communities Swan Creek

They offer an abundance of activities, from a playground to a basketball court, dog park, and clubhouse with billiards and a fitness center. Great shopping, recreation activities, restaurants, schools, medical facilities, and more are just minutes away in Athens and Decatur. Nearby attractions include US Space & Rocket Center, Alabama Veteran's Museum, ProGolf, Point Mallar Water Park & Fishing/Boating. Plus, the Huntsville/Madison area is a short commute.

What People Are Saying About Inspire Communities Swan Creek

“This is a very nice RV Park / trailer park they offer short-term and long-term stay. The park is clean and well kept they have a on site laundry, a community rec room plus lots of extras.” -Charlotte, Google Review

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Ditto Landing

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Ditto Landing is right on the edge of Huntsville, which places it right off the Tennessee River. Greenery surrounds this campsite that has been around since the 19th century. Ditto Landing has a rich history and beautiful scenery along with space to secure your boat.

Why You’ll Love Ditto Landing

Other Huntsville camping sites can’t match the beauty of Ditto Landing. Most RV parks in the city are surrounded by forests, which are breathtaking in their own rights. Few RV parks in Huntsville, though, present a combination of beauty on the land and water like Ditto Landing. You will especially love this place if you own a boat. Imagine going for a ride along the Tennessee River in the evening when the weather is perfect and serene.

What People Are Saying About Ditto Landing

“Laid back friendly staff. The park is shaded and quiet but has no sewer hookups. Overall my experience was a good one. I would come back here again.” – Reid, Google Review

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“A great place to launch our boat. We always run up river from there!” – Rick, Google Review

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Monte Sano State Park

Only 10 miles and 20 minutes away from the US Space and Rocket Center is the Monte Sano State Park. Situated in a quiet mountain setting, the park boasts 2,140 acres with spectacular views. In the spring, hikers and bikers enjoy the sight of tive azaleas blooming along the paths. Or visit in the fall when the fall leaves create a colorful landscape on the mountain vistas.

Why You’ll Love Monte Sano State Park

The Monte Sano Park provides a lovely tural setting in the heart of Alabama. With 20 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails, you may have to make time for the many nearby attractions. Visit the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, the Early Works Family of Museums, in addition to the US Space and Rocket Center. While in the area, don’t miss Cathedral Caverns and Lake Guntersville, only an hour away.

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Redstone Arsel RV Park

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For military families, the Redstone Arsel RV Park offers a great place to stay at bargain rates. Only 16 miles and 24 minutes from the US Space and Rocket Center, this park gets excellent reviews.

Why You’ll Love Redstone Arsel RV Park

The sites here are large and convenient with all the amenities. You’ll also enjoy limited cable TV, bowling, bingo golf, Officer’s Club and outdoor recreation. There is a great trail for biking, walking, or running nearby. The park is convenient to the Commissary and PX. You must be military or have a military connection to stay at Redstone Arsel RV Park.

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Sharon Johnston Park Campground

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This peaceful campground is an easy 20 miles and 27 minutes from the US Space and Rocket Center and only a few minutes south of the small town of New Market. The park sports a spacious and modern playground, swimming pool, shooting range, and fishing area. Walkers and runners will also appreciate the marked 5K walking/running course.

Why You’ll Love Sharon Johnston Park Campground

This is a nice park with plenty for kids and adults to enjoy. There are both shaded and open sites available. Families will enjoy the Olympic size pool and exploring the unique playground recently installed in the park. It features a Tot Lot and play area accessible to children of all ages and abilities. A pavilion is also available within the playground area. Other amenities include a 12 acre stocked fishing lake, soccer fields, 5K walking or running course, picnic pavilions and a pioneer-style arena that hosts horse and dog shows each spring.

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Honeycomb Campground

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Owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority on Lake Guntersville, Alabama, the Honeycomb Campground offers stunning views of the mountains behind the lake. Featuring boat docks, fishing, a beach and swimming area on the lake, and a camp store there is plenty to do here. Just be sure to make time for your visit to the US Space and Rocket Center only 22 miles and 27 minutes away.

Why You’ll Love Honeycomb Campground

Honeycomb park is a family friendly park with plenty to see and do. The park has developed the lake into an effective recreation area with a beach, swimming area, fishing piers, and boating. Enjoy a peaceful day in relaxing in the park, or head out to the many nearby activities.

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Georgia Mountain RV Resort


Why You’ll Love Georgia Mountain RV Resort

You’ll love the family friendly atmosphere at the Georgia Mountain RV Resort. Everyone will love the walking trails, fire pits, swimming pool, goldfish pond with a small waterfall, horseshoes and playground. This is a peaceful place with friendly people and wide open spaces.

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Parnell Creek RV Park Passport America Logo

Located 31 miles and 33 minutes away from the US Space and Rocket Center, the Parnell Creek RV park is a family owned and operated park that enjoys encouraging and entertaining other families. They have plenty of activities for families, including mini-golf, a club house, fitness center, salt water pool, horseshoes and a camp store.

Why You’ll Love Parnell Creek RV Park

The family owners take the time to encourage kids to enjoy the park and claim ownership by painting their names on a large rock located in the front of the park. Returning families enjoy looking for their names on the rock and repainting, if needed. There is plenty for kids to do, including a small fort styled playground with swings and a slide. On holiday weekends, kids enjoy a scavenger hunt and other activities.

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Northgate RV Travel Park

From the family farm and into space, you can enjoy both when you stay at the Northgate RV Travel Park. This family owned park is an old family farm turned campground. You’ll be met by Dottie, the official greeter and farm dog. Other farm animals include cows, goats, and bunnies. Located 31 miles from the US Space and Rocket Center, this RV park is truly special.

Why You’ll Love Northgate RV Travel Park

Kids and adults alike will be enchanted by the farm atmosphere. The RV sites sit behind the farm, just a short walk away. Spend the day at the Space Center, then come home to a slower pace and friendly faces.

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Cowford Campground

After a long day at the US Space and Rocket Center, you can relax on the beautiful Tennessee River at the Cowford Campground located in the Round Island Recreational Area. Only 34 miles from the space center, the park offers a great place to soothe your soul and get back to nature. Nicely landscaped campsites and plenty of amenities, including swimming, fishing, boating, a beach, and floating pier.

Why You’ll Love Cowford Campground

The Cowford Landing Campground is a rural setting with many sites on the riverfront. It offers the opportunity to unwind in the quiet of a natural setting without giving up your modern conveniences. We loved this campground for its gorgeous views and quiet setting.

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Swan Creek RV Park

Rounding out our top ten is Swan Creek RV Park. The park has RV sites in the front of the park, and full time trailer rental spots in the back. It is a beautiful park offering the best of overnight parking and long-term rentals. Swan Creek RV Park is a short 25 mile commute to the US Space and Rocket Center

Why You’ll Love Swan Creek RV Park

This RV park has much to offer. You’ll enjoy a nice 24 hour clubhouse with TV, pool table, and full kitchen. A comfortable wireless room next door keeps you connected. This is a nice residential setting to come home to after a day of sightseeing.

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In Summary

Five of the RV parks listed here are Good Sam Parks: Swan Creek Community, Parnell Creek RV Park, Monte Sano State Park, Sharon Johnston Park Campground, and the US Space and Rocket Center RV Park.

RV rates for the parks listed varied greatly. The best bargain was probably the US Space and Rocket Center RV Park located at the Center. At $18 to $20 per night, they were the lowest priced park. All the parks were reasonably priced with the most expensive charging $36.75 per night.

RVing is a fun and inexpensive way to travel, but consumers who don’t own RVs don’t need to miss out on the benefits. It is possible to rent an RV nearby for your use in the area. We have a large assortment of RVs available for rent in the Huntsville area.

The Swan Creek Community is set up for long-term rentals, as is the Cowford Landing RV Park. Others accept a limited number of long term rentals. Many have limits on your stay.

Only you can decide which RV park is best for you. We have chosen these ten for their proximity to the Space Center and the amenities offered. Some have a more rural setting for those who simply want to enjoy nature, while others offer swimming pools, playgrounds, game rooms, mini-golf, and other attractions. Choose the park that offers the most for all of your family members.

Families with young children would probably enjoy the playgrounds and family friendly atmospheres at Sharon Johnston RV Park and at the Parnell Creek RV Park.

All of the RV parks listed here are family and pet friendly, but it pays to call ahead and ask about any specific concerns you might have. The people are friendly and willing to help.

For more information on RV parks near the US Space and Rocket Center, visit RVParking.com. Enjoy your trip to the Space Center. Take the time to explore each section and take in all that it has to offer. When you’re ready for a break, explore the many amenities offered at your RV Park. If you are staying in one of these, there should be plenty to see and do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there pet friendly RV Parks & Campgrounds in US Space And Rocket Center?

Yes. The majority of campgrounds we selected in this blog allow pets.