List of Alabama state parks

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This list of Alabama state parks covers state parks and reserves in the Alabama park system. The majority are run by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Current parks[edit]

Parks under direct state management
Name County Area Estab-
River / lake /
Image Remarks
Blue Springs State Park Barbour 103 acres (42 ha) Near Clio; swimming in natural spring, camping, picnicking
Buck's Pocket State Park DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall 2,000 acres (810 ha) 1971 Near Grove Oak; scenic vistas, camping, hiking and equestrian trails
Cathedral Caverns State Park Marshall 461 acres (187 ha) 1987
Located in Grant; cave tours, tent camping
Cheaha State Park Clay, Cleburne 2,799 acres (1,133 ha) 1933
Stone tower
State's highest point; scenic views, hiking, camping
Chewacla State Park Lee 696 acres (282 ha) Lake Chewacla
Dashing waterfalls
Located in Auburn; fishing, swimming, non-motorized boating, hiking, camping, cabins
DeSoto State Park Cherokee, DeKalb 3,502 acres (1,417 ha) Little River Located on Lookout Mountain; camping, lodging, picnicking, hiking and biking trails
Florala State Park Covington 40 acres (16 ha) Lake Jackson Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping
Frank Jackson State Park Covington 2,050 acres (830 ha) Lake Frank Jackson Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping
Gulf State Park Baldwin 6,150 acres (2,490 ha) Gulf of Mexico
White sands with surf
Fresh and saltwater fishing and swimming, 18-hole golf course, camping
Joe Wheeler State Park Lauderdale, Lawrence 2,550 acres (1,030 ha) Wheeler Lake Near Rogersville; lodge, campground, marina, hiking and biking trail, 18-hole golf course
Lake Guntersville State Park Marshall 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) Guntersville Lake Resort complex, cottages, campground, 18-hole golf course, hiking, fishing
Lake Lurleen State Park Tuscaloosa 1,675 acres (678 ha) Lake Lurleen Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking
Lakepoint Resort State Park Barbour 1,220 acres (490 ha) Lake Eufala Convention center, 18-hole golf course, lodge, campground, cabins, cottages, marina, hiking, picnicking
Meaher State Park Baldwin 1,327 acres (537 ha) Mobile Bay Nature trails with wetlands boardwalk through the wetlands, boat ramp, fishing pier, picnicking, camping
Monte Sano State Park Madison 2,140 acres (870 ha) 1938 Located in Huntsville; picnicking, hiking, cabins, campground
Oak Mountain State Park Shelby 9,940 acres (4,020 ha) Double Oak Lake Alabama Wildlife Center; golf, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, hunting
Rickwood Caverns State Park Blount 380 acres (150 ha) 1974
Illuminated cave pasage
Cave tours, swimming, picnicking, hiking, camping
Wind Creek State Park Tallapoosa 1,445 acres (585 ha) Lake Martin Camping, swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, biking

Other parks[edit]

Parks under other management or closed
Name County Area Established Management River / lake /
Image Remarks
Bladon Springs State Park Choctaw 357 acres (144 ha) 1939 None
Historic spa grounds with mineral springs; closed 2015
Historic Blakeley State Park Baldwin 1,400 acres (570 ha) 1981 Historic Blakeley Authority Tensaw River
Country road
Camping, picnicking, hiking trails
Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park Bibb 486 acres (197 ha) 1976 Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission
Industrial ruins, historic buildings, trails, campsites
Chattahoochee State Park Houston 596 acres (241 ha) Houston County Irwin's Mill Creek Fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, camping
Chickasaw State Park Marengo 520 acres (210 ha) 1935 None Closed in 2015
Florala City Park Covington 40 acres (16 ha) City of Florala Lake Jackson
Lake view
Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping
Paul M. Grist State Park Dallas 1,080 acres (440 ha) 1930s Dallas County Swimming, fishing, boating, camping
Roland Cooper State Park Wilcox 236 acres (96 ha) 1969 None William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir Closed in 2015
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Tuscaloosa 2,063 acres (835 ha) 1969 Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission
Industrial structure
Preserved industrial sites, museum, crafts cabins, hiking trails

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