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Blakeley State Park- There are 15 miles of magnificent nature trails, bicycle and horse paths in "The South's most beautiful Ghost Town" at Blakeley State Park.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge- Bon Secour NWR, in Baldwin and Mobile counties Alabama, was established in 1979 to protect a unique parcel of land along the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Claiborne Lake- Claiborne Lake is the most primitive of the Alabama River Lakes. Nestled in Alabama's southwest hill country, the lake encompasses over 60 miles of the Alabama River, stretching from the Claiborne Lock and Dam to Millers Ferry Lock and Dam.
Claude D. Kelley State Park- Beneath towering pines, this 960-acre park provides boating, fishing and swimming activities on a 25-acre lake. Campers can wander the trails or enjoy the lake any time of the day.
Conecuh National Forest- Located along the Alabama/Florida border, the Conecuh National Forest provides opportunity for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.
Gulf State Park- Seagulls and seashells, the surging surf and the sun-kissed sand welcome you to Gulf State Park. Ranging across 6,150 acres there are 2.5 miles of sugar white sand beach. This resort offers a wide variety of beach activities.
Meaher State Park- This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay and is primarily a day-use park. A boat ramp and newly constructed pier will appeal to every fisherman. Self-guided tours over two nature trails include boardwalks over the Mobile Delta.

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Description - Mobile's 300-year history makes it a unique city and interesting to explore. The Gulf Coast offers white sand beaches, lakes, coves, and bayous. A portion of the Conecuh National Forest can be found in this region, as well as several State Parks - Gulf State Park, Meaher State Park, Claude D. Kelly State Park, and Blakeley Historical State Park.

Recreation - The outdoor recreation sites in this region offer opportunities for camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking, and sunning on the beach.

Climate - The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with 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.

Location - The Gulf Coast Region encompasses the southernmost portion of the state, in southwest Alabama. Mobile is the largest city in this region. Interstates 65 and 10 lead through this area.


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Alabama Regions - Alabama is divided into four separate regions: North Alabama, Central Alabama, Southeast Alabama, and the Gulf Coast.

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