The river and canyon have formed a wild and rugged landscape that allows for a range of peaceful and challenging recreational opportunities. The river supports world-class whitewater paddling and the canyon supports exceptional climbing opportunities. The opportunity for hiking, swimming, and fishing in natural areas away from city life are exemplified at Martha’s Falls and Canyon Mouth.
Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park is an approximately 65 foot tall, spring fed waterfall that provides a great stopping point along the trails. Climb to see the front, and to play in the pool of water below.
Rails to Trails
One of the best-kept secrets of the south, this 10.2 mile trail winds its way past the site of the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle. Walkers can retrace the same steps as civil war heroes. This trail offers a back-to-nature getaway for thousands of local residents and tourists. Hikers, bikers, joggers, bird watchers, horseback riders, as well as naturalists, students and historians are just some of the groups who enjoy the great variety of opportunities created by the trail. The trail is also accessible to wheelchairs so that everyone can enjoy the wonder and beauty of this trail. The trailheads are located on Piney Chapel Road just north of Athens and Veto, Alabama at the Tennessee state line. Newly constructed at the Piney Chapel trailhead, is a pavilion with restrooms, parking lot for vehicles/horse trailers,and hitching posts. Also at the Veto trailhead, is the restoration of a 1800’s community church and new restroom facilities. The trail hours are daylight to sunset.
Lakepoint State Park
Lakepoint State Park is a 1,220 acre park located on Lake Eufala, on Highway 431, seven miles north of Eufaula Alabama. Lake Eufaula, a beautiful 45,200 acre lake, is known as “The Bass Capital of the World” and is included in the Alabama Bass Trail. The park has an 18-hole golf course, a 192 site campground, 29 cabins, cottages, marina, full service restaurant and lounge, tennis courts, playgrounds, dog-friendly cabins, picnic areas and hiking trails. Lakepoint offers 8 meeting rooms and welcomes groups from 5 to 500 people. Park Website
Lake Guntersville State Park, on the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, offers a resort complex, campground, 18-hole golf course, hiking and fishing. Located on the 69,000 acre Guntersville Lake the park hosts a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on Taylor Mountain. Chalets on the ridge-tops provide overnight accommodations. Park Website
DeSoto Falls is a magnificent 100-foot waterfall on the outskirts of the charming town of Mentone, Alabama. Formed where the West Fork of the Little River plunges off a Lookout Mountain cliff, the waterfall is one of the most beautiful in the South.
Chickasaw State Park
Alabama State Park
Marengo County Alabama
The park is located at:
26955 US Hwy 43
Gallion Alabama 365742
It is in Marengo County Alabama, 4 miles north of Linden Alabama, midway between Tuscaloosa and Mobile. The 520 acre park has modern and primitive camping, large pavilions for grilling, picnic tables, hiking trails, a wading pool and play ground for children. It adjoins a state operated hunting facility, handicap accessible. Additional Alabama State Parks