Alabama State Parks

Alabama Parks and Recreational Areas

List of Alabama National Parks

Alabama has no national parks.

List of Alabama State Parks

This is a list of Alabama state parks in the Alabama state park system. All are run by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

  • Bladon Springs State Park
  • Blakeley State Park centers around four mineral springs, in Choctaw County.
  • Blue Springs State Park, a 103-acre park, centers around a pool fed by a crystal-clear underground spring.
  • Buck's Pocket State Park is a 2000 acre nature area secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountain chain. Buck's Pocket State Park offers camping, hiking and fishing.
  • Cathedral Caverns State Park is famous for, you guessed it, Cathedral Caverns. Inside the cavern, is Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River, Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the 45 foot tall cave.
  • Chattahoochee State Park offers hiking trails, horseback riding, biking, swimming, fishing and camping.
  • Cheaha State Park is home to Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in Alabama.
  • Chewacla State Park is a tranquil park which includes a 26-acre lake.
  • Chickasaw State Park is a 520-acre roadside park.
  • DeSoto State Park is a 3,502-acre park with rushing waterfalls and abundant wildflowers.
  • Florala State Park is along the shores of beautiful 500-acre Lake Jackson
  • Frank Jackson State Park is known as a great fishing destination.
  • Gulf State Park has white sandy beaches on the Gulf Coast.
  • Joe Wheeler State Park is the perfect place to stroll along the banks of Wheeler Lake, or go sailing.
  • Lake Guntersville State Park has an 18-hole championship golf course, a beach complex, fishing center, hiking trails, and natural woodlands.
  • Lake Lurleen State Park is a popular scenic lakeside retreat set on the banks of a 250-acre lake.
  • Lakepoint State Park is located on the banks of Lake Eufaula, otherwise known as the ?Bass Capital? of The World.
  • Meaher State Park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay.
  • Monte Sano State Park offers over 20 miles of hiking trails, and an eight mile mountain bike trail.
  • Oak Mountain State Park offers loads of outdoor recreation.
  • Paul M. Grist State Park has a 100-acre lake, and offers numerous recreational opportunities.
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park has more than a mile of living geology carved from an ocean bed in its underground caverns. 260 million-year-old limestone formations, shell fragments and fossils of marine life are clearly visible along the cavern ceiling and walls, even blind cave fish.
  • Roland Cooper State Park is a 236-acre park which features a nine-hole golf course, and fishing is very popular in the Dannelly Reservoir.
  • Wind Creek State Park is located along the shores of Lake Martin, a clear-water reservoir, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating.

National Preserves

  • Little River Canyon Preserve, Fort Payne, AL

Alabama Military Parks

National Heritage Areas

  • Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

National Parkways

  • Natchez Trace, States of AL, MS,TN

National Monuments

  • Russell Cave, Bridgeport, AL

National Historic Trails

  • Selma To Montgomery, Montgomery, Lowndes & Dallas Counties, AL
  • Trail Of Tears, AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN

National Historic Sites

  • Tuskegee Airmen, Tuskegee, AL
  • Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee Institute, AL

Alabama National Wildlife Refuge Areas

  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge
  • Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge
  • Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge
  • Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Wilderness Areas

There are three wilderness areas in the state of Alabama.

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is the location of a major battle with the Red Stick Creek Indians and General Andrew Jackson’s army along the¬†Tallapoosa River in Alabama, which ended the Creek Indian Wars.

In March 1814, General Jackson’s army left Fort Williams on the Coosa, cut a 52-mile trail through the forest in three days, and on the 26th made camp six miles north of Horseshoe Bend.