Roland Cooper State Park

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Roland Cooper State Park
Roland Cooper State Park is located in Alabama
Roland Cooper State Park
Location of Roland Cooper State Park in Alabama
Type State park
Location 285 Deer Run Drive
Camden, Alabama, U.S.A.
Coordinates 32°03′26″N 87°14′57″W / 32.05722°N 87.24917°W / 32.05722; -87.24917Coordinates: 32°03′26″N 87°14′57″W / 32.05722°N 87.24917°W / 32.05722; -87.24917
Area 236 acres (96 ha)
Elevation 79 feet (24 m) [1]
Operated by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Roland Cooper State Park is a 236-acre (96 ha) Alabama state park in Wilcox County. It is located six miles northeast of Camden, along the 22,000-acre (8,900 ha) William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir,[2] commonly known locally as the "Millers Ferry Reservoir."[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features a nine-hole golf course with a clubhouse. The golf course was built in 1972 and is a 9-hole, regulation-length course with a driving range.[4]

The park also features vacation cottages, a modern campground with electricity and a bathhouse, laundry and camp store. There is a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and a comfort station. The park also provides boat launching facilities.[2]

The Dannelly Reservoir is notable as a regional fishing ground. The reservoir contains crappie (both white and black species[5]), striped bass, hybrid striped bass, bream, blue catfish, and channel catfish.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roland Cooper State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Roland Cooper State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Roland Cooper State Park: Fishing". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Roland Cooper State Park Golf Course". Golf Courses in the United States. TheGolfCourses.net. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  5. ^ "Fish and Fishing in Millers Ferry Reservoir". Outdoor Alabama. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 

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