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Description - Oak Mountain State Park is comprised of 9,940 acres of pine-studded ridges and lush green valleys. With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide enjoyment for every member of the family.

Recreation - The park offers vacation cottages, golf, improved camping, picnicking, tennis,swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, a demonstration farm and horse boarding and riding facilities.

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 - Oak Mountain State Park is located 15 miles south of Birmingham.

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Report: Oak Mountain is really a great place to hike and camp. They have a nature reserve that nurses sick animals on one trail where the children can see animals up close. They also have horse back riding, fishing, boats, and a petting zoo. You can also get away from everyone by hiking up into the mountain. The park isn't too far away. It is off exit 246 on Interstate 65 so you pass by alot of places to eat like Cracker Barrel, buffalo's and the regular fast food. There is also a grocery store and a Outdoor supplier nearby so you won't have to venture outside the park too long if you run out of items. It cost $2 for adults and $1 for older children.

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Report: I loved hiking in the area, especially Double Oak Mtn. It was a very different experience to be in such a lofty place in the South. The view was wonderful.

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Contact Information:
Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrance Dr , Pelham, AL, 35124, Phone: 205-620-2520, Fax: 205-620-2531

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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