Cheaha State Park
Clay County Alabama
Cleburne County Alabama
Cheaha State Park is a 2,799-acre state park in Alabama, located in northern Clay and southwestern Cleburne counties. The park, which is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating state park, encompasses Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in the state. Park facilities include a lodge, restaurant, general store, campsites, hiking trails, and other amenities. Day-use: The park has day-use areas for picnicking, swimming, and fishing. Scenic overlooks: Cheaha Mountain is topped with Bunker Tower, a stone building with an observation deck on top. Near the peak, Bald Rock has a wheelchair-accessible wooden walkway that provides an overlook of the surrounding region.
The 3,000 acre park was named after the explorer Hernando De Soto. There are historic sites including a museum; a lodge, cabins, restaurant, swimming pool, hiking, bike trails, walking trails, waterfalls, tennis court, picnic areas and campsites.
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.
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.
Oak Mountain State Park, located in Pelham Alabama, is a 9,000 acre park with over 50 miles of biking and hiking and equestrian trails. Oak Mountain Park offers camping, picnic sites, swimming, boating and fishing. Bike trails and hiking trails are abundant at Oak Mountain, Alabama’s largest park. Day-use picnic facilities include large pavillions, tables and grills in addition to pedal boat and canoe rentals, a swimming area, boat and bank fishing and an 18-hole golf course. The wildlife center located in Oak Mountain State Park, is the largest wildlife rehabilitation center in Alabama and cares for over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild creatures each year.
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A~Okay RV Park
Quiet country setting, yet just 3 miles from town. Large lots for plenty of parking. Access to a 5 acre spring fed pond. Can accommodate RV’s up to 70ft, BIG RIG FRIENDLY, 20/30/50 amp, back-ins, pull thrus, full hookups, fishing, hiking, propane sales available and RV storage. Canoes and small boats welcome.
Aliceville Lake, aka Aliceville Reservoir and sometimes called Pickensville Lake by local anglers, is an 8,300-acre reservoir located approximately 12 miles northwest of the City of Aliceville Alabama in Pickens County. The reservoir is formed by the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam, which is located one mile southwest of Pickensville, just off Alabama State Highway 14. This reservoir is popular with anglers from both Alabama and Mississippi since portions of the impoundment are located in both states. Modern campgrounds, primitive camping areas, and day-use facilities are found around the lake. We have additional information on Alabama campground areas here.
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.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Jefferson County Alabama
112632 Confederate Parkway
McCalla AL 35111
Sunrise to Sunset. 7 days a week. Visitor Center Hours:
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. Steeped in history, Tannehill feels timeless.
Lake Lurleen State Park, located on U.S. Highway in Tuscaloosa County Alabama. The park is 1,675 acres and includes 91 campsites, boating, fishing and swimming on the 250 acre lake. Over 23 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are within the park. Located 9 miles Northwest of Tuscaloosa and Northport Alabama and 14 miles from the University of Alabama. OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (Except Holidays)
ENTRANCE STATION HOURS: 7 AM – 9 PM (7 Days a Week)
DAY USE ENTRANCE FEE:
Adults (12 years – 61 years of age): $3
Children 6 to 11 years of age: $1
Seniors 62 years of age and older: $1
Children under 6 years of age: FREE
PARK CLOSES AT SUNSET TO ALL DAY USE PARK GUESTS
Day use entrance fee includes park entrance, picnicking, fishing, boat launching, multi-trail use, and swimming.