Joe Wheeler State Park RV & Campground Guide


In the northwestern corner of Alabama, there's is a tiny little town called Rogersville, with only one traffic light. Take the highway east to Madison and Huntsville for an abundance of shopping and nightlife fun. Alternatively, travel about half an hour west to the Shoals area where you can explore famous historical locations and so much more in Florence and Muscle Shoals. But tucked in the heart of this city is Joe Wheeler State Park. North Alabama weather is fairly mild, save the humid heat of late summer. 

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Spring 75-51 F
Summer 91-68 F
Fall 75-50 F
Winter 55-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Joe Wheeler State Park

RVs are the perfect vacation ride for just about any adventure. They provide a comfortable and private mobile shelter. Check out RVshare's list of locally available rentals for accommodations on your next vacation.

Riverview RV Campground

Riverview RV Campground is a family-oriented and pet-friendly place right on the beautiful Tennessee River, on the western border of Limestone County. They offer 70 RV sites with full water, electric, and sewage hookups. There are several great features available here as well, including a storm shelter, boat launch, covered pavilion, playground, on-site laundromat, and restroom with showers. They do not allow pop-up campers or anything older than a 2001 model. Rates start at $45 a night.

McFarland Park

On the shores of the Singing Tennessee River, bordering the edges of Downtown Florence, AL, is the large and fun-filled McFarland Park. There are activities for everyone at this updated but historic site. Soccer and baseball fields, a driving range, multiple playgrounds, paved and lighted jogging trails lining the riverside, fishing piers, and covered shelters with tables and fireplaces are just a few of the features available to RV campers. They also offer Wi-Fi, showers, and laundry facilities. Pets are welcome but must remain on leashes in the park. For $25 per night, RVs can enjoy full hookups included with each of the 60 sites and all amenities listed above.

Colbert Alloys Park

Colbert Alloys Park is one of the most feature-filled RV parks in North Alabama. There are 28 sites with full hookups, right on Wilson Lake in Muscle Shoals, AL, with access to the lake via boat ramp and pier. Two floating fishing piers, adult swings, playground and sandbox, picnic areas with grills, hiking trails, 105 stair step climb, heated bathhouse, a storm shelter, and a covered and lighted pavilion with a fireplace, picnic tables, restrooms, and electric outlets are several of the available features here. There are no weekly rates; the nightly rate is $20, and monthly is $250. Utilities are included.

Heritage Acres

Located in Tuscumbia, AL, is another fun-filled and amenity-rich RV Park. Heritage Acres has an on-site RV supply and accessories store, as well as restrooms with showers and a laundromat. For entertainment, they offer a game room, playgrounds, and a wet playground. They also offer four different types of RV sites, including 57 back-in sites, four standard pull-in sites, 10 deluxe pull-in sites and eight premium pull-in sites.

All sites include full hookups, Wi-Fi, and 48 television channels. Deluxe and premium sites include a picnic table and fire ring. Premium sites feature an additional bistro table and are on a cement pad. Daily rates range from $35.13 for back-in sites to $53.15 for a premium site. Weekly rates are between $196.73 for back-ins and $292.25 for premium. Monthly rates start at $440 with cash and $455 with a card for back-in sites and end at $573 with cash and $588 with a card for deluxe sites. Monthly stays are not available for premium sites.

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What to Do at
Joe Wheeler State Park

Inside Joe Wheeler State Park

Often called a bass fisher's paradise, Joe Wheeler State Park offers many places to cast out, the most popular being the marina on the docks and rocks along the parking lot attached to it. "The General" golf course and disc golf area are fun for golfers and golf enthusiasts while the miles of hiking trails and the lake tours are a beautiful scenic adventure for nature lovers. A river beach for swimming and boat rentals are available too. Plus, there are many day-use areas with grills, fireplaces, picnic tables, and electrical outlets under covered pavilions. There are more than 100 campsites with full hookups available at a nightly rate of $30 or a weekly rate of $125.

Outside Joe Wheeler State Park

Outside of Joe Wheeler State park, you will find an exciting assortment of fun and food. You will also be able to find plenty of shops to browse. There are also attractions for budding astronomers and movie lovers.


Fish Creel

Fish Creel is a family-owned restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a fresh salad bar and feature fried whole catfish, frog legs, and shrimp along with chicken and beef menu items.

Type: Seafood

Location: 7810 AL Highway 207 Anderson, AL 35610

Clay's Pizza

Clay's Pizza offers pasta, subs, salads, stromboli, hot wings, and more. They feature amazing specialty pizzas like cheeseburger, Philly cheesesteak, buffalo, or barbecue chicken.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 54 Bank Street Rogersville, AL 35652

Trowbridge's Ice Cream Bar

Travel back in time to the 1950s and '60s by walking into this ice cream shop. They offer an abundance of desserts like sundaes, floats, shakes, and malts. 

Type: Ice Cream Parlor

Location: 316 North Court Street Florence, AL 35630


Downtown Rescue Mission

The Downtown Rescue Mission is a thrift store that uses profits to invest in veterans of Northern Alabama.

Location: 1403 US Highway 31 Athens, AL 35611 or 1407 North Memorial Parkway Huntsville, AL 35801

The Iris Patch

Part thrift store, part flea market, you will find quality items at fair prices at The Iris Patch.

Location: 10860 US Highway 72 Rogersville, AL 35652


US Space and Rocket Center

Take a simulated tour through space and learn about various explorations into the final frontier at the US Space and Rocket Center.

Location: 1 Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805

Cinemagic Drive-In Theater

Every weekend, a variety of films are shown at Cinemagic Drive-In Theater on giant screens, and an FM station transmits sound for each movie in the attending vehicles.

Location: 1702 South Jefferson Street Athens, AL 35611

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How to Get to
Joe Wheeler State Park

From Natchez Trace Parkway, exit onto US Highway 72, going toward Cherokee. Follow Highway 72 for about 25 miles and when you reach the split, make the slight left to remain on Alternate Highway 72 for another 11 miles. Turn left onto Alabama Highway 101, and stay on it for about 12 miles. Take a right onto US Highway 72 East. Continue for about 5 miles, and you'll see the large wooden sign for Joe Wheeler on the right. Turn right into the park. 

From Interstate 65, take Exit 351 in Athens, AL. Exit onto US Highway 72 and head west. Follow Highway 72 for about 21 miles, and turn left into the park when you see the big wooden sign for Joe Wheeler State Park.

Entering Joe Wheeler State Park

Joe Wheeler State Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. 

Joe Wheeler State Park Entry fee (per vehicle) : $0.0

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