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Are you longing for some good barbecue, washed down with a nice big glass of sweet tea? Homegrown but world-renowned music? Perhaps a visit to the nation's largest Peanut Festival?

Alabama is the place to be.

Photo courtesy BrierfieldIronworks.org

Though it sometimes gets overlooked in favor of its flashier neighbors, western Alabama is a great vacation getaway, with fishing lakes, birding trails, and historic sites dating back before the 15th century. And, of course, Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers (and many other attractions as well.)

If you're going to rent an RV in Western Alabama, be sure to add these places to your list of Southern comforts.

Rent an RV in Western Alabama

Whether you want to learn about some of the state's long history, or park your RV rental next to a bubbling stream and relax for a bit, you're sure to find something to do in Western Alabama. Most RV campgrounds are open year-round, so you can rent a camper in the fall or winter if you don't want to brave the southern summer. And since the weather is so lovely, you could branch out and try a pop-up camper rental or rent a campervan to start smaller. Whether it's a luxury RV rental or a camper trailer rental, you're sure to find somewhere to explore with it in Western Alabama.

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

Muscle Shoals has been called "the hit-making capital of the world." Artists like Etta James, Paul Simon, and Aretha Franklin all recorded iconic hits here. Certainly, a trip to Muscle Shoals wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. But the area has more to offer -- the Bear Creek Lakes are four trophy fishing lakes covering more than 8,000 acres and home to largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish. The Belle Mont Mansion is one of the state's first plantation houses. And leave some time to visit the Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard, where almost 200 coondogs rest in peace at this former hunting camp. It's the only cemetery of its kind in the world.

Where to camp

McFarland Park in nearby Florence has sixty campsites with all amenities, fishing piers, boat slips, and a driving range for golfers. It's a great place to relax after a day of exploring.

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Payne Lake Recreation Area

Payne Lake has boating, nature trails, lake and pond fishing, and two swimming beaches. Guests love the solitude and say that, even for Alabama, the lake is off the beaten path. If you're looking for peace and quiet and a place all to yourself, plan a few days at Payne Lake.

Where to camp

RV sites at Payne Lake have a trailer pad, picnic table, and a fire circle. There is a dump station available to use at the campground.

Motorhome Rental in Western Alabama

There's lots of history to explore when you rent a motorhome in Western Alabama!

Briarfield Ironworks Historical Park

Briarfield Ironworks Historical Park sits where the Bibb County Iron Company built a furnace in 1862 to produce iron for Civil War guns. Today, visitors can see the furnace ruins, and pioneer homes and buildings. Park visitors can also hike trails at the park, or cool off at the swimming pool.

Where to camp

The Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park Campground has RV pads with water and electricity. Each campsite also has a picnic table and a fire ring. Grills are available within the park for guests to use.

Rent a Campervan in Western Alabama

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

The Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge is home to the largest known stand of the threatened shoals lily (known locally as the Cahaba lily). People come from all over the region when the plant blooms every summer (in fact, there's an annual festival celebrating the flower). Visitors can fish, hunt, boat, and hike in the refuge.

Where to camp

Camping is available at the nearby Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park Campground, which has RV pads with water and electricity. Each campsite also has a picnic table and a fire ring. Grills are available within the park for guests to use.

Jennings Ferry

Jennings Ferry is a birder's paradise on a peninsula that separates the Black Warrior River and a shallower lake formed by impounded Clear Creek. The peninsula has lovely woods, which are home to songbirds all year round. You're likely to hear Eastern Bluebirds, and possibly Song Sparrows in cooler months. There are several hiking trails good for birdwatching, so bring the binoculars!

Where to camp

The Jennings Ferry Campground sites include a fire ring, a picnic table, water, and 50 am electric hookups. The campground also has a playground, a laundry area, and a bathhouse.

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Lake Lurleen

Nine miles from Tuscaloosa, Lake Lurleen offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and mountain biking. The park also has a nature center, and paddleboat rentals. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish so you've got a good chance to "catch the big one."

Where to camp

RV campsites at Lake Lurleen include water and electricity hookups and some have sewer hookups. Pets are also welcome at the park and in the campground area.

Moundville Archaeological Park

Go back in time -- waaaay back in time -- and visit the Moundville Site, which was occupied from around 1000 A.D. to 1450 A.D. Called "the Big Apple of the 14th century" by National Geographic, the community members lived in a 300 acre village built on a bluff overlooking the river. You can visit the site, and investigate the earth mounds that give the park its name.

Where to camp

Campsites at Moundville have water and electricity hookups, and the campground has a centrally located bathhouse.

Pickensville Recreation Area

 The Pickensville Recreation Area has activities for the whole family -- fishing, water sports, swimming, or watching the barges sail by on the waterway. The waterway, known as the Tenn-Tom, connects the Tennessee River to the Tombigbee River in Alabama, and it's a crucial form of transportation to the Gulf of Mexico.

Where to camp

Pickensville sites include picnic tables, fire rings, electric and water hookups. Some sites also provide sewer hookups.

Tom Bevill Lock & Dam Visitors Center

An authentic reproduction of a 19th century plantation house, the Tom Bevill Lock & Dam Visitors Center is another dream spot for bird enthusiasts. Along with oriole and other bird viewing, you can see the U.S.S. Snagboat Montgomery, which is dry docked here. The Montgomery was one of the last steam-powered sternwheelers to navigate southern waterways. Kids will love blowing the ship's horn when they get in the wheelhouse.

Where to camp

The lock & dam are not far from Pickensville. Campsites there include picnic tables, fire rings, electric and water hookups. Some sites also provide sewer hookups.

Shark Tooth Creek Outdoor Adventures

Shark Tooth Creek Outdoor Adventures is a farm where people come to hunt fossils and sharks' teeth. There are several theories of how the teeth came to be buried on the farm, but teeth from 16 different kinds of sharks can be found there. Families can also canoe, camp, fish, and swim at Shark Tooth Creek.

Where to camp

Shark Tooth Creek is open to discussing RV camping on an individual basis. The camp has restrooms, showers, outdoor cooking facilities, firewood, and a fire ring.

RV Rental Locations in Western Alabama

There are so many reasons to rent an RV and explore Western Alabama. Whether you rent one to drive through the state, or do a one-way RV rental and head home from there, you're sure to find some hidden gems along the way. If you're looking for a motorhome rental in western Alabama, start here. 

Private RV Rentals in Western Alabama

RVshare can help you find private RV rentals in western Alabama or anywhere in the United States. They even have a map where you can click on your location, and they'll help you find people in the area interested in renting their motorhome, campervan, or RV. It's a great way to vacation -- whether you're planning on an action-packed trip, or planning on relaxing near one of Alabama's many beautiful lakes or creeks. 


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