Chattahoochee State Park

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Chattahoochee State Park
Alabama State Park
Country United States
State Alabama
County Houston
Elevation 118 ft (36 m) [1]
Coordinates 31°00′27″N 85°01′59″W / 31.00750°N 85.03306°W / 31.00750; -85.03306Coordinates: 31°00′27″N 85°01′59″W / 31.00750°N 85.03306°W / 31.00750; -85.03306 [1]
Area 596 acres (241 ha)
Established 1930s
Management Houston County
Chattahoochee State Park is located in Alabama
Chattahoochee State Park
Location in Alabama
Chattahoochee State Park is located in the US
Chattahoochee State Park
Location in Alabama
Website: Chattahoochee State Park

Chattahoochee State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located in the extreme southeast corner of Alabama operated by the government of Houston County, Alabama. The park occupies 596 acres (241 ha) along Irwin's Mill Creek on the Florida-Alabama border.[2]

History[edit]

In 1818, land near the park was the site of an early skirmish in the First Seminole War.[3] The state park was developed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. Their handiwork can be seen in the natural stone dam built to create the 23-acre (9.3 ha) CC Pond and in the dirt roads that wind through the park.[3] Chimneys and other remnants of the camp where CCC workers lived can also be found.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers fishing, boating and a boat ramp in addition to campsites for RVs and tents.[4] The park also has a picnic area, beach, eight hiking trails, and dedicated equestrian trails.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chattahoochee State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c Ress, Thomas V. (August 11, 2015). "Chattahoochee State Park". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Chattahoochee State Park: Historic Park of the Wiregrass". ExploreSouthernHistory.com. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chattahoochee". Parks. Houston County, Alabama. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 

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