Monte Sano State Park

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Monte Sano State Park
Monte Sano State Park is located in Alabama
Monte Sano State Park
Location of Monte Sano State Park in Alabama
Type State park
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Coordinates 34°44′24″N 86°30′36″W / 34.74000°N 86.51000°W / 34.74000; -86.51000Coordinates: 34°44′24″N 86°30′36″W / 34.74000°N 86.51000°W / 34.74000; -86.51000
Area 2,140 acres (866 ha)
Elevation 1,608 feet (490 m) [1]
Created August 25, 1938
Operated by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Designated: June 19, 1996

Monte Sano State Park is a 2,140-acre (866 ha) Alabama state park and mountaintop retreat located in Huntsville on the eastern portion of the top and slopes of Monte Sano Mountain. The park has 1930s-era, Civilian Conservation Corps–built rustic cottages, hiking trails with scenic overlooks, picnic areas, and modern campsites. The park opened August 25, 1938,[2] and was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on June 19, 1996.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Overnight stays: The park has 14 cabins constructed in the Arts and Crafts style, with hand-crafted stone fireplaces and original wood flooring.[4] In addition, the campground has 78 modern campsites for RVs with water, electric, and sewer hookups and 18 primitive campsites for tents.[5]
  • Picnicking: The picnic area overlooks a scenic valley and is adjacent to a modern playground for children.
  • Hiking: The park features over 14 miles (23 km) of hiking and mountain biking trails. Maps are available at the country store.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monte Sano State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Brandau, Jean. "2004 Monte Sano Homes Tour". Huntsville, AL. About.com. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". preserveala.org. Alabama Historical Commission. 2012-09-17. Archived from the original on 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Monte Sano State Park (Cabins)". Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Monte Sano State Park (Camping)". Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Monte Sano State Park (Trails)". Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 

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