Learn about camping, boondocking, and overnight parking in the Yellowhammer State

A Guide to Boondocking in Alabama

Boondocking in Alabama! Boondocking, or camping without hookups, is a popular way to enjoy the natural beauty of Alabama without spending a lot of money. This guide to boondocking in Alabama will explore some of the best places to find free campsites in Alabama, as well as the laws and regulations that govern camping in this state. Whether you are looking for a scenic spot by a lake, a secluded spot in the woods, or a convenient spot near a town, you will find some helpful tips and resources to make your boondocking experience in Alabama enjoyable and safe. Alabama ... Read more

Alabama Rest Area Map

Presented below is a Alabama Rest Area Map created from data published by the Alabama Department of Transportation… View the full size map (click here). Overnight Parking and Sleeping at Alabama Rest Areas There are no laws or regulations against overnight parking or sleeping at Alabama rest areas. However, a few rest areas have signs posted saying, “no long term parking”. Alabama has not offered any guidance on what “long term parking” means. For the full discussion on parking and sleeping at Alabama rest areas, see, “Alabama Rest Area Rules“.

Alabama Rest Area Rules

Learn the Alabama rest area rules and regulations governing overnight stays at rest areas in Alabama. Navigate the nuances of permissible practices, ensuring a safe and compliant experience. Learn about the specific guidelines that shape your stay at rest areas in Alabama.