This Fall’s Top Rated Southern State Campsites

The fall camping season is well underway. As temperatures drop its primetime to camp in the southern USA. Campers have been posting photos and reviews of their outdoor adventures on The Dyrt offering plentiful inspiration for your next camping trip.

Saris has partnered with The Dyrt to support better camping for everyone by sponsoring their camping contests in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.

If you're looking for some camping inspiration in this region (or anywhere in the U.S.), you'll find all kinds of advice and first-hand knowledge on specific campgrounds, from campers like you.

Here are some of the top-reviewed campsites in the southern states from The Dyrt to help you plan your southern camping adventure.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Cosby Campground, Tennessee

Cosby Campground, Tennessee
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The Dyrt users love Cosby Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee for its sense of privacy and seclusion, ample space to spread out, and its clean and well-maintained facilities. Many trails leave from Cosby, including some that connect to the great Appalachian Trail.

Natural Bridge State Park Campground, Kentucky

Natural Bridge State Park Campground, Kentucky
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The Natural Bridge State Park is contained within the Red River Gorge, making it a hidden gem of the region. It offers a wide variety of activities including hiking, camping, and kayaking. If you're looking for a break from campfire meals, there are plenty of popular, local restaurants nearby.

Monte Sano State Park, Alabama

Monte Sano State Park, Alabama
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Monte Sano State Park in Alabama has miles of winding roads and empty trails lined with native azaleas, leading to spectacular vistas atop the mountain. It's a great campground to base yourself for both hiking and biking adventures. The park also features 14 rustic cabins, 89 campsites, a primitive campground, a camp store, and showers.

Tishomingo State Park Campground, Mississippi

Tishomingo State Park Campground, Mississippi
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Tishomingo State Park is a beautifully wooded area in Mississippi. Rock outcroppings and cliffs create a rugged backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities. The campground boasts a picnic area with tables and grills, picnic pavilions, disc golf courses, a compass course, hiking trails, playgrounds, and even a swimming pool. Rock climbing is available right near the campground by permit. Canoe trips and fishing are also available on Bear Creek and the 45-acre Haynes Lake.


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