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General Information

Description - In existence since 1935, Monte Sano's 2,140 acres combine the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps with the space age technology of the future.

Recreation - This state park offers camping, lodging, hiking, and picnicking. Hike a trail in the morning, stroll through the Japanese Garden, visit the Space and Rocket Center and ride a space station simulator in the afternoon.

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 - Monte Sano State Park is located in northern Alabama in the town of Huntsville.


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Filed By: Frank Hubbard (Talladega, AL)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: An absolutely wonderful get-away, yet so close to Huntsville, a real cultural delight. The trail system is more complete and beautiful than you could hope to find in much larger parks. Finally, the cabins take you back in time, which adds to the ambiance of the total experience.

Filed By: Les Carroll (Montgomery, Al)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Quite refreshing. Close to attractions like Space Museum and Huntsville Civic Center. Friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely go again.


More Information

Contact Information:
Monte Sano State Park, 5105 Nolen Ave , Huntsville, AL, 35801, Phone: 256-534-3757, Fax: 256-539-7069

Additional Information:
Alabama State Parks - Alabama State Parks are excellent resources for all day activities such as picnicking and viewing historical sites.
North Alabama - North Alabama includes the northern third of the state, from Birmingham, north. This region offers waterfalls, fish-filled rivers and lakes, rapids suited for rafting and caves to explore.

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Alabama State Parks - Alabama's offical state parks site

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