Monte Sano State Park RV & Campground Guide


The summit of Monte Sano Mountain is divided into two Alabama state entities. On the west side is Monte Sano Nature Preserve, which runs down the west slope and serves as a backdrop for Huntsville, AL, immediately west of the mountain. The eastern section is Monte Sano State Park, a 2,140-acre area that runs from the top down the mountain's east slope. In the 19th century, the mountain drew diphtheria, cholera, and yellow fever sufferers to a sanitarium perched on the summit. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) renovated the remains of the sanitarium and built cabins, trails, and overlooks to take advantage of the incredible views of the Tennessee Valley 300 feet below the mountain's summit. Today, the state park draws visitors from many sections of the country, including such urban areas as Chattanooga, TN, and Birmingham, AL.

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Spring 41-80 F
Summer 65-89 F
Fall 39-84 F
Winter 31-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Monte Sano State Park

The roads leading to Monte Sano State Park are perfect for using an RV during a family camping trip. With several RV parks on or near Monte Sano Mountain, there are plenty of camping sites to park your RV and explore the area. The mountain is riddled with wonderful hiking trails that lead to the incredible views at the top of the mountain or overlooks along the way where you can find ideal picnicking spots. Look to the RVshare Huntsville, AL, site to find an appropriate RV to rent.

Monte Sano State Park Campground

Monte Sano State Park Campground offers 89 RV campsites ranging from full hookup to primitive. Of those sites, four are pull-throughs, with the remaining requiring you to back your rig into place. The park offers ADA access to its facilities. Trails wander up and down the mountain, providing incredible views of the surrounding tree-covered hills that appear to go on forever. A playground is available for children.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electric hookup: 30 amps

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, warm showers, dump station, laundry facility

  • Fee: $27 to $29 per night

Parnell Creek RV Park

If you are looking for an RV campground with more amenities, drive 25 miles southeast to find the Parnell Creek RV Park. The park offers 46 RV campsites, 33 of which are pull-throughs. Rigs as long as 55 feet can find spaces here with plenty of room to spread out. A camp store provides emergency RV supplies, firewood, ice, groceries, and much more. Upon arrival, visitors are escorted to their campsite to ensure they receive the full amenities allowed them. Cable TV is available for all campers. A large playground and swimming pool are on the premises, together with a game room and horseshoe pits.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amps

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, laundry facilities

  • Fee: $29 to $33 per night

Quail Creek RV Resort

Quail Creek RV Resort is located 35 miles southwest of Monte Sano State Park. The resort provides 28 RV campsites, 23 of which are pull-throughs. These campsites are 30 or more feet in width and 95 feet long, providing plenty of space for families to spread out. The RV park is part of the Quail Creek Resort, which includes a golf course, putting green, driving range, frisbee golf course, an exercise room, and a swimming pool. All RV campers who stay at this park are, effectively, temporary members of the resort and the golf club. Golf carts are available to rent, and firewood, ice, and groceries can be purchased at the welcome center. RV campers are welcome to hike the nature trails that run throughout the resort.

Water hookup: Yes

Electric hookup: 30/50 amp

Sewer hookup: Yes

Wi-Fi available: No

Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, laundry facility

Fee: $35 per night

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What to Do at
Monte Sano State Park

Inside Monte Sano State Park

The term "Monte Sano" is Spanish for "Mountain of Health." Today, that term is translated to include the spiritual health that all visitors find when they visit Monte Sano State Park. Walking beneath a canopy of hardwoods like Sugar Maple, visitors discover a high level of tranquility in this park. Whether you hike, seek wildflowers, or are determined to spy colorful birds, this park never disappoints.

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How to Get to
Monte Sano State Park

The nearest urban center to Monte Sano State Park is Huntsville, AL. The distance is short but can be complicated. To get to the park from downtown Huntsville, head northeast from Sunnyside Square toward Eastside Square. The road name quickly changes to Eustis Avenue SE. Drive Eustis Avenue for 0.6 miles and then turn left onto California Street SE. In 0.2 miles, California Street becomes Andrew Jackson Way. Go on Andrew Jackson Way for another 0.2 miles and turn right onto Pratt Avenue NE. In 0.7 miles, the road name changes to Bankhead Parkway. Drive Bankhead Parkway for 2.7 miles and bear right onto Fearn Street SE. Go on Fearn Street for 0.6 miles and turn left onto Nolen Avenue SE. After driving for 0.9 miles, turn right and go for 0.1 miles. Enter the roundabout and turn to the right to enter Monte Sano State Park.

Entering Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano State Park is a day-use area that is open year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset.

Monte Sano State Park Entry fee (ages 12-61) : $5.0

per vehicle

Monte Sano State Park Entry fee (ages 4-11 and 62+) : $2.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Monte Sano State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Monte Sano State Park?

The best time to visit Monte Sano State Park is during summer when the temperatures are warm. This park also has many fun activities going on in summer than at other times of the year.

What is the climate of Monte Sano State Park?

Monte Sano State Park has a temperate climate. It experiences warm and humid weather conditions with thunderstorms during summer. The park’s winter days are moderately cold and temperatures can drop to 31 degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Monte Sano State Park?

Monte Sano State Park has abundant wildlife, including deer, opossum, squirrels, rabbits and feral goats. This park is also home to beautiful birds like red-eyed vireos, indigo buntings and great crested flycatchers.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Monte Sano State Park and what is the cost?

You must reserve a spot at this state park. Guests can reserve a space by visiting the park’s website or calling the park's office. The cost of a reservation is approximately $5.

Is Monte Sano State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

The park is accessible for disabled guests. It features handicapped trails, inclusive playground equipment and ramps. Some amenities like restrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor of buildings to ensure accessibility.