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- Primitive campsite surrounded by 263 acres of pure nature
- An hour's drive to Montgomery; several golf courses nearby
- Fishing, swimming, boating, hiking and stargazing on site
Looking for an orderly, well-groomed commercial campsite with heaps of facilities? Then Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground is probably not the place for you – as the name suggests, this is frill-free wild camping in all its glory. Part of a family-run tree farm and wildlife preserve, pitches here are among open land, young timber, ancient hardwood and fishing ponds, and require a bit of effort on the part of the guests.
There are 263 acres of pure nature to pick from at this Alabama site, and you’ll need to do a bit of prep to clear out your own pitch (it’s worth reading up on what you’ll need to do before coming along, and bringing a simple cutting tool like a machete or axe to help with turning your chosen spot into a truly excellent place to camp out). Campfires are welcome, of course, and you can buy bundles of kindling on site to help with that.
Other than the odd check-in to make sure all is well, the owners usually leave guests to their own devices, so you’ll be assured of plenty of peace and personal space to spend your break as you wish. Go fishing, go hiking, swim or wade in the creek, hire a boat on site (for a small extra charge; experienced boaters only please) or stroll around the area looking at all the wildflowers, grasses and fruit trees – and see what wildlife you can spot along the way too. And don’t forget to look up after dark: out here the stars are quite something…
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.
This is a leave-no-trace campground, so please clean up after yourselves. It's also a privately owned campground so please don't take away anything that you did not bring with you (with the exception of anything you may have purchased on site).
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Non-electric grass and earth pitch
Max. persons: unlimited x
One Trailer tent or Tent or Touring caravan or Motorhome or Campervan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass and earth
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24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests
Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Extra toilet/shower facilities available
Staggered showering times
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Very large (over 200 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Golfers had better pack their clubs in among all the wild camping gear, as several of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses are within an easy drive of Murchison Farm. If you’d rather get your exercise on a hike, try the trails of Frank Jackson State Park (an hour and a quarter’s drive), Conecuh National Forest (an hour and 20 minutes) or Blackwater River State Forest (an hour and 45 minutes).
Head south for a couple of hours’ drive and you’ll hit the Florida coastline for days at the likes of Fort Walton Beach and Miramar Beach. You could also stop in Pensacola for the National Naval Aviation Museum and The Gulf Breeze Zoo.
It’s worth making your way to Montgomery (an hour) during your trip too: the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement is full of places to find out more about this part of American history – the Rosa Parks Museum, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Dexter Parsonage Museum (Dr Martin Luther King’s home) should all be on the schedule.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||9 a.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||4 p.m.|
Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a US$10.00 (£7.21) fee.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
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- Does Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground? Golfers had better pack their clubs in among all the wild camping gear, as several of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses are within an easy drive of Murchison Farm. If … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground?
Camping and touring Arrive: 9 a.m. – Anytime Depart by: 4 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Murchison Farm's Primitive Campground? From £22.34 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability