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 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.
The Alabama State Parks participated again this year on "Ladies Night" at the Alabama National Fair held in Montgomery, AL. This year's "Ladies Night" winner was Pinkie Lamar shown in picture with Randy Jinks. She won a three day, two night getaway to one of our 22 Alabama State Parks.
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 25, 2014
Wicked Woods Halloween Festival
Join us October 25th at Gulf State Park for our "Wicked Woods Halloween Festival". Register to run in the 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run at www.backcountrytrail.com. The Haunted Hayride will cost $2.00 per person and admission to the Trail of Horrors for ages 12 and up is $2.00 per person. Call for more details (251)948-7275! Read more >>>
Oct 25, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014
"Hayride in the Park"
"Hayride in the Park" at Paul Grist State Park the weekend of October 25th & October 26th...join us for two days of family fun for all! There will also be a ramp that go's into the trail for wheel chairs. Hayride is free but park admissions applies. Call us for overnight reservation or more details (334) 872-5846. 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.