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14 of 15 Types of Alabama Recreational Facilities--State Parks
Ivan Gillis
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Alabama State Parks

Name

County

Remarks

acres

 

Blue Springs State Park

Barbour

103

Near Clio; swimming in natural spring, camping, picnicking

Buck's Pocket State Park

DeKalbJacksonMarshall

2,000

Near Grove Oak; scenic vistas, camping, hiking and equestrian trails

Cathedral Caverns State Park

Marshall

461

Located in Grant; cave tours, tent camping

Cheaha State Park

ClayCleburne

2,799

State's highest point; scenic views, hiking, camping

Chewacla State Park

Lee

696

Located in Auburn; fishing, swimming, non-motorized boating, hiking, camping, cabins

DeSoto State Park

CherokeeDeKalb

3,502

Located on Lookout Mountain; camping, lodging, picnicking, hiking and biking trails

Frank Jackson State Park

Covington

2,050

Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping

Gulf State Park

Baldwin

6,150

Fresh and saltwater fishing and swimming, 18-hole golf course, camping

Joe Wheeler State Park

LauderdaleLawrence

2,550

Near Rogersville; lodge, campground, marina, hiking and biking trail, 18-hole golf course

Lake Guntersville State Park

Marshall

6,000

Resort complex, cottages, campground, 18-hole golf course, hiking, fishing

Lake Lurleen State Park

Tuscaloosa

1,675

Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking

Lakepoint Resort State Park

Barbour

1,220

Convention center, 18-hole golf course, lodge, campground, cabins, cottages, marina, hiking, picnicking

Meaher State Park

Baldwin

1,327

Nature trails with wetlands boardwalk through the wetlands, boat ramp, fishing pier, picnicking, camping

Monte Sano State Park

Madison

2,140

Located in Huntsville; picnicking, hiking, cabins, campground

Oak Mountain State Park

Shelby

9,940

Alabama Wildlife Center; golf, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, hunting

Rickwood Caverns State Park

Blount

380

Cave tours, swimming, picnicking, hiking, camping

Wind Creek State Park

Tallapoosa

1,445

Camping, swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, biking

         

Other parks[edit]

Parks under shared or other management

 

Name

County

Size

Estab-
lished

Management

River / lake /
other

Image

Remarks

 

acres

ha

 

Bladon Springs State Park

Choctaw

357

144

1939

Choctaw County

 

Gazebo

Historic spa grounds with mineral springs

 

Historic Blakeley State Park

Baldwin

1,400

570

1981

Historic Blakeley Authority

Tensaw River

Country road

Camping, picnicking, hiking trails

 

Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

Bibb

486

197

1976

Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission

 

Remnants

Industrial ruins, historic buildings, trails, campsites

 

Chattahoochee State Park

Houston

596

241

 

Houston County

Irwin's Mill Creek

 

Fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, camping

 

Chickasaw State Park

Marengo

520

210

1935

Marengo County

   

Closed in 2015; reopened 2016

 

Florala City Park

Covington

40

16

1909

City of Florala

Lake Jackson

Lake view

Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping

 

Paul M. Grist State Park

Dallas

1,080

440

1930s

Dallas County

Paul Grist Lake

 

Swimming, fishing, boating, camping

 

Roland Cooper State Park

Wilcox

236

96

1969

Private contractor

Dannelly Reservoir

 

Closed in 2015; reopened 2016

 

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Tuscaloosa

2,063

835

1969

Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission

 

Industrial structure

Preserved industrial sites, museum, crafts cabins, hiking trails

 

 

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