Monte Sano State Park29 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA, 35801, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2565343757
- Fax: +1-2565397069
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks, Picnic Areas
Sprawling over an area of 2,140 acres, Monte Sano State Park is located at the east side of Huntsville in Alabama. The park features the eastern slope of Monte Sano Mountain. The word Monte Sano means the mountain of health in Spanish and the Monte Sano Mountain is regarded as the curing place for the diseases like yellow fever and cholera. Apart from this, there are many local legends related to the name. You will find a number of hiking trails, camping sites, and viewpoints.
Monte Sano State Park Reviews & Ratings
I have always enjoyed hiking and Monte Sano definitely is an amazing place to visit, see and experience. Facilities are clean, grounds are well kept. The staff are kind and helpful. The scenery is the best stuff of God. We loved Monte Sano so much we were married at the lodge 6 years ago. Our family loves it and so does our, now, 3 year-old. This is the place we think of when we think of special events, bringing our camper, taking special event photos and being the closest we can get to God, on Earth. Any entrance fee is used for upkeep of the property and is more than worth it. $5 per adult, $3 for students, $2 for children 4 and over (I believe.) There are public bathrooms on premises and the camp grounds are well taken care of. Please throw your trash in the garbage cans and be kind to the people working the entrance. They are not there by force but by choice to help. They do not get enough thanks for all that they volunteer to do!
Beautiful state park. Not my favorite, but a good place to visit. Went for the arts and crafts fair today, it was amazing!! They had over 150 booths set up with everything from fiber, wood, steel, jewelry, painting, photography and so much more. There were so many one of a kind items here! The port-a-potties were cleaner than the restrooms, I recommend using those. There were a LOT of people in attendance and only three or four stalls in the latrines, it's easy to see how they can get dirty quick. Food options were slim but decent. There was a BBQ truck, a truck with a variety of food and a gyro truck. Plus all the sweet stuff. There was a huge playground and activities for the kids. Pets were allowed on leash. There weren't too many places to sit, I recommend bringing your own chair. But it was an amazingly great time!!!!
This was our first time at a campground with a truck 🚚 but it was inexpensive with beautiful surroundings 🌳 and nice bathhouses.🚿 You’d have thought we landed in a spaceship 🚀 based on some of the reactions we got as we drove in. One guy even said, “Hey, that’s not a camper,” ￼as we drove by. 🤣 We had some trouble with our newer 30 amp power cord and their old style boxes so the park staff loaned us a cord. They also made sure we knew which way to come in with our tall truck so we wouldn’t have clearance problems. We’ll be back.
Fantastic views! We rented cabin #4 (600 sq. ft.), and while it is rustic, it was also spotlessly clean! It has a teeny kitchen and bathroom, a full and twin bed, but also plenty room for a twin air mattress. The park staff are delightful and friendly, and the camp store has a good variety of items. The park is also surprisingly close to "civilization", only 10 miles from the Space and Rocket Center. We will definitely come stay here again!
Great place to walk the dogs and hear nature. A few bikers playing music loud and riding too fast through people today, but it is usually not like that. Usually people are happy and polite. Love it there.