Alabama State Parks Celebrate 75 Years of Service in 2014
From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state's rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone — its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, Alabama’s 22 state parks will host a variety of hikes, nature walks and programs, dining and camping specials and various other events highlighting 75 years of service to the people of Alabama.
ShrimpFest at LGSP
Lake Guntersville State Park- July 26th, the next stop for the Baumhower's ShrimpFest & Bar-B-Q. Come help us celebrate the 75th anniversary for the Alabama State Parks by showing your support for the Parks and Alabama Gulf Seafood.
The National Geographic Society has developed a guide and website that features the Gulf Coast region. This Gulf Coast States Geotourism guide and website showcases the culture significance of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. All of our 22 State Parks are featured on the interactive website at www.usgulfcoaststatesgeotourism.com and on their mobile App.
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association recently selected Alabama as the 13th state to join this association. We are excited to help bring this program to high school and middle school students of Alabama. Stay tuned as we work alongside this wonderful group to promote the tremendous benefits of bike riding. Visit the Alabama High School Mountain Biking FB page for more info.
Governor Robert Bentley attended the Baumhower's ShrimpFest at Oak Mountain State Park and announced 2014 as "The Year of The Parks". For more information about the ShrimpFest event series and The Parks 75th anniversary..........
The Alabama State Parks would like to thank all of our supporters. The Parks have endured adverse situations over the past few years and we are proud to have our visitors and supporters that have helped us meet those challenges head on. Without you, we don't prosper.
Desoto State Park offers Summer Day camps and Week camps for kids of all ages. These camps are designed for nature studies, arts and crafts, history lessons, wilderness activities and nature-inspired art projects.