Opened as a private spa in 1838, visitors to Bladon Springs traveled from all over the country to benefit from the "curing" properties of the park’s four mineral wells. In 1846, a large Greek Revival hotel was built to accommodate the influx of visitors. This health resort was once called the "Saratoga of the South" and remained open through the Civil War. The State of Alabama purchased the property in 1934 and converted the location a state park.
 
Nature
While the resort hotel is gone, visitors to Bladon Springs State Park can still refresh themselves in the tranquility of this rural location. Peace and quiet are hallmarks of this forested setting making it an excellent camping and wildlife viewing location. Birders will also love Bladon Springs, which is stop on Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail. Expect to see a wide variety of song birds, wood peckers and raptors. 
 
Accommodations
Bladon Springs State Park features 10 campsites with 30-amp hook up, primitive camping and three pavilions available for rental. Bladon Springs State Park is the perfect camping location for hunters visiting Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge.
 
Area attractions
Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, the Red Hills Forever Wild Tracts, and Trade Days in Coffeeville, Ala. Bladon Springs State Park is also approximately one hour north of dining and shopping in the Mobile area.