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.
Mountain Lakes Tourism
Mountain Lakes Tourism recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. We are proud to announce that the Alabama State Parks won two awards. Brittany Hughes, Park Naturalist at Desoto State Park was given the Northern Star Award and the Park system was recognized into their Hall of Fame.
Join us at Oak Mountain State Park on October 11th for the grand finale of our ShrimpFest events. We want to say thank you to Bob Baumhower for dedicating his time and effort to help make our 75th Anniversary so special. We look forward to another great event.
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.
Join us at beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park for our 2nd Annual Trail of Tears Commemoration on Saturday, Sept. 27th, 2014. Call the park office for more details or reservations (256) 571-5444! Read more >>>
Oct 03, 2014
Jazz in the Park at Chewacla
Join us for our "Jazz in the Park" event on October 3, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Chewacla State Park. Park admission is $3.00 and the concert is free! Call for more details (334) 887-5621. Read more >>>
Oct 04, 2014
4th Annual Fall Festival
Come celebrate our 4th Annual Fall Festival at Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Call the park office for reservations and more details on this upcoming family, fun festival (205) 620-2520! Read more >>>
Oct 11, 2014
Baumhower's ShrimpFest Oak Mountain
Come help us celebrate the 2014-75th Anniversary of Alabama State Parks by showing your support for the Parks and Alabama Gulf Seafood. Read more >>>
Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014
Spookapalooza at DeSoto!
Join us at Desoto State Park for our annual Spookapalooza, October 24-26th, 2014. Call the park office more event details. Plan to spend the weekend with us, call (256) 845-5380! Read more >>>
Oct 31, 2014
"Camp Fear" at Lake Lurleen
Join us at "Camp Fear" to Trick or Treat at Lake Lurleen State Park on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Call the park office for more details or overnight reservations (205) 339-1558. Read more >>>
The vision of the Alabama State Park System is to be recognized as one of the leading State Park systems in the nation in providing quality outdoor recreation services and resources to the public.