Battery Duportail located inside Fort Morgan Alabama

Battery Duportail

Battery Duportail
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Battery Duportail (1901-1931) – Battery Duportail (1901-1931) – Battery Duportail was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 12 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Morgan , Baldwin County, Alabama. The battery was named in G.O. 78, 15 May 1903 after Maj. Gen. Louis L. Duportail, Chief of Engineers (1777-1783), Continental Army, who served with distinction during the Revolutionary War and who died at sea in 1802 while en route to France. Battery construction started in 1898, was completed in 1900 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 3 Jun 1900 at a cost of $ 172,646.05.

Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail

Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail

Please note that bikes should stick to trail sections marked with red blazes (aka The Red Trail). Fines are available from any park ranger for being caught on any other trail with a bike (whether you are riding or not!)

DeSoto Falls

Hike the two mile Desoto Falls Trail near Helen to a pair of waterfalls where, legend holds, a piece of armor was found from DeSoto’s expedition in the mid-1500s.

Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park, 7 miles Southeast of Alexander City Alabama on Highway 128,  covers 1,445 acres of the shoreline of Lake Martin, a 41,000 acre reservoir prized for fishing, swimming and boating. The park is dog-friendly and offers cabins, the largest state operated camping site in Alabama with 626 sites. There is a marina, store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas.  

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Paul M. Grist State Park

 

Paul M. Grist State Park, in Selma Alabama, is  100 acre lake on 1,000 acres of tranquility describes Paul M Grist State Park. Located in Selma Alabama, Dallas County Alabama, the park welcomes visitors with camping, picnicking, swimming and boating and has 5 star reviews from campers, horse back riders and boaters.  

 

Park Admission Price:
Age 6 to 12: $1
Age 13 to 61: $2
Age 62 and over: $1

Alabama Highway 22 East from Selma or Dallas County Road 37 or Summerfield Road from Selma. Additional Alabama State Parks

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Cathedral Caverns | Grant AL | Marshall County Alabama

Cathedral Caverns State Park

Phone: 256-728-8193

 

Cathedral Caverns State Park is an Alabama state park located in Grant Alabama, northern Marshall County, 7 miles southeast of the town of Woodville Alabama. The cave is located in Kennamer Cove, approximately 5 miles northeast of Grant. The cave, originally named Bats Cave, was first developed as an attraction by Jay Gurley in the late 1950s. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972. Cathedral Cavern is a Karst cave with a large stalagmite forest covering approximately 3 acres.

Chewacla State Park

CHEWACLA STATE PARK – ALABAMA

Lake Chewacla is perfect for reeling in bream, bass, crappie and catfish or taking a dip off the beach area. No luck in the lake, then try one of the park’s two creeks. There is no boat ramp on the lake, but visitors are allowed to bring their own small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaks if they can be hand-launched from the bank.