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.