There are a lot of great places to go camping in the United States, from the gorgeous and snow-capped mountains of the Rockies to the woods of Oregon. One of the best characteristics of the US are all of the various geographical traits from one region to the next. It’s truly one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world, and that makes it a great country for camping. Of course, of all the places that you can go camping in the country, it’s hard to beat Alabama.
Why is Alabama camping so great? For starters, because the state is so humid, the nights don’t get that cold. This is great news to anyone who’s ever camped in the mountains on a warm day only to learn the hard way that the nights are much, much colder. It’s not uncommon in the mountains or in the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico for the low temperature to be 40 degrees (or more) lower than the high. This means that if you were hiking on a nice 80-degree day, you might be sleeping on a cold 40-degree night. For anyone but the most enthusiastic camper, that’s not what you want to be doing. Fortunately, in places like Alabama where it’s so humid, the night lows are often still in the 70s. Thus, you don’t have to worry about freezing in the middle of the night or not being able to sleep because you’re too cold.
What else makes Alabama such a great state to camp in? The trees, wildlife, and copious amounts of water certainly don’t hurt its case. The beauty of camping in a state like Alabama is that there’s always something to do because there’s so much around you. You can go hiking through the woods, you can go birding and check out all of the different species the state has to offer, or you can go kayaking or canoeing on a creek or river. There are thousands of great hiking trails scattered across the state, huge numbers of lakes and streams to play in, and loads of other things to do. If you’re an active camper and you like to get out and do stuff during the day, Alabama is the state for you.
One of the best things about the state are all of the great nature reserves that if offers. You can camp in state parks and national parks, or you can book a campsite at one of the many nature reserves in the state. Magnolia Branch Reserve is always a great option, and a popular one at that. Why is it so popular? For starters, Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve has more than 600 acres of land. That means there are plenty of great hiking trails on the property, along with loads of other stuff. You can go tubing, kayaking, or canoeing, or you can even jump on one of their ziplines for a ride. When you visit Magnolia Branch Reserve, you never have a dull moment.