Alabama is world renowned for natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Visiting a state park is an excellent way to gain access to the natural environment and the recreation opportunities created by it.
Description - Alabama Parks are located in all areas of the state. They support a vast array of attractions that include reservoirs, mountains, rock formations, rivers, beaches, campgrounds, picnic grounds, etc. The 40 parks provide access to the plains, mountains, canyons and valleys. Most of the state parks are fee areas, where a day or annual pass is necessary to use the facilities.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities range the spectrum from backpacking to rock climbing. There are excellent opportunities for fishing, hiking, photography, camping and picnicking in many of the parks.
Climate - Much of Alabama receives nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.
Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.
Wind Creek spans 1,445 acres along the shores of Lake Martin, which is a 41,000 area clearwater reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Park facilities include the largest state operated campground in the United States with 642 sites, many of which are waterfront so campers can fish, swim and boat right out their back door. Other facilities Include a marina, camp store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground and picnic areas with tables, grills, and shelters.
At Roland Cooper This 236-acre park features a nine hole golf course with clubhouse, spacious vacation cottages modern campground with bathhouse, laundry and camp store, and a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and comfort station. With fishing so popular in the reservoir, the park also provides boat launching facilities and bait & tackle amenities.
Oak Mountain's 9,940 acres span pine-studded ridges and lush green valleys. With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide excitement for every member of the family.
Lakepoint Park is located seven miles north of Eufaula off Highway 431 on the Alabama-Georgia line, Lake Eufaula is known as the "Bass Capital of the World." This picturesque 1,220-acre park complements the beautiful 45,200-acre Eufaula Impoundment with many resort facilities including a full service marina. You may also enjoy the adjoining National Wildlife Refuge.