12 Alabama State Parks have earned the 2018 Certificate of Excellence Awards and 7 have earned Hall of Fame recognition.

The Alabama State Parks is proud to announce that 12 parks have earned the 2018 Certificate of Excellence award. 7 parks earned Hall of Fame status for 5 consective years of Certificate of Excellence awards.
Since 2011, the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. This designation is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year. There is no application process for the Certificate of Excellence, and the achievement is earned over time.

Thank you to our visitors and staff that provide us with these honors. 

Read this press release to learn more about the significance of these awards for the #AlabamaStateParks.

First time Certificate of Excellence winners for 2017:

Meaher State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks) 

Rickwood Caverns State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Certificate of Excellence winners 2017:

Lake Guntersville State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

DeSoto Falls (Mountains, Nature & Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks)

Wind Creek State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Cheaha State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail (Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities)

Hall of Fame inductees(Certificate of Excellence for 5 consecutive years):

Gulf State Park (Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities)

Gulf State Park Fishing Pier (State Parks, Piers & Boardwalks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities)

Cathedral Caverns State Park (Caverns & Caves, Nature & Parks)

Monte Sano State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

DeSoto State Park – (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Joe Wheeler State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Chewacla State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Gulf State Park Campground (Specialty Lodging)

Oak Mountain State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks, Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities)

Certificate of Excellence winners 2017:

Lake Guntersville State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

DeSoto Falls (Mountains, Nature & Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks)

Wind Creek State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Cheaha State Park (State Parks, Nature & Parks)

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail (Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities)