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Description - Located 15 miles north of Selma, tranquility prevails in this recently improved 1,080-acre park. Visitors will enjoy new camping sites, boat launching facilities, and swimming areas around this 100-acre lake.

Recreation - Visitors will enjoy camping, boating, fishing, swimming and hiking opportunities at this fabulous 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 - Paul M. Grist State Park is located 15 miles north of Selma.

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Filed By: Brandy Reynolds (Quinton, AL)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I had never been camping before and my husband took me to Paul M. Grist State Park. That was back in 2004, since then, yeah, I have been to one other place, but I will say this. I would NEVER put any other park above this one. The Rangers there are extremely nice. Bathrooms are VERY clean and everything else about this park is absolutely perfect. Since my first camping trip in 2004, me, my husband, and our 2 kids, go to Paul M. Grist twice a year. Once in the Spring and once in the Fall. This place is even almost 3 hours away from my house, but that is no problem to me. Paul M. Grist is very much worth mine and my family's time. There are quite a few parks that are alot closer to me, but this park makes me feel like I am really out camping. Most other parks have way too much modern things. If I want to go camping, then I am wanting to get away from the modern life. So, if that is what you and your family want, Paul M. Grist is the best place for it. Give it a try, I know you won't regret it.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Correct Phone Number is 334-872-5846 Number on web site is wrong

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Contact Information:
Paul M. Grist State Park, 1546 Grist Rd , Selma, AL, 36701, Phone: 334-872-5846

Additional Information:
Alabama State Parks - Alabama State Parks are excellent resources for all day activities such as picnicking and viewing historical sites.
Central Alabama - Central Alabama includes the area surrounding Montgomery, Auburn and Tuscaloosa. The Tuskegee National Forest, a portion of the Talladega National Forest, numerous State Parks and several large lakes can be found in this area.

Alabama State Parks - Alabama's offical state parks site


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