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Description - With a well-stocked and managed 1000 acre lake, this 2,050 acre park features one of the best fishing spots of the South. A swimming beach, picnic area, campground and playground are also available.

Recreation - Visitors will find swimming, picnicking, camping and excellent fishing and boating opportunities at Frank Jackson State Park.

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 - Frank Jackson State Park is located just one mile from downtown Opp.

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We tent camped at Lake Jackson for three nights starting on Thanksgiving Day 2002. One thing to remember is that not all of the tent sites have fire rings. Luckily, we brought our own outdoor fireplace and plenty of firewood and lighter. The temp got into the high twenties that first night. We really came for the fishing but did not have the luck we expected. The fish are there but the weather did not cooperate. Not the fault of Lake Jackson mind you. Fish don't usually mind the cold but do stay in deeper water and if the wind is blowing too much you can forget that too. Anyway, it was a good trip overall and none of the minuses of that particular trip was the park's fault. I plan to return this spring and most likely the summer as well.

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Contact Information:
Frank Jackson State Park, P.O. Box 73-C , Opp, AL, 36467, Phone: 334-493-6988, Fax: 334-493-6348

Additional Information:
Alabama State Parks - Alabama State Parks are excellent resources for all day activities such as picnicking and viewing historical sites.
Southeast Alabama - Southeast Alabama includes the area around Dothan, Eufaula, Troy and Andalusia. The region is home to the Conecuh National Forest and several State Parks.

Alabama State Parks - Alabama's offical state parks site


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