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ALABAMA STATE PARKS

 

Alabama state parks receive thousands of visitors every year to partake in the natural, cultural and historical assets of the state. There was only one park in Alabama in 1930 but now there are twenty-two parks that are crucial to conserving the environment and by supplying the public with a many different choices of recreation. The weather ranges from high of 80-90 degrees in most of the summer to a low of 30-40 degrees in winter. Alabama lakes are some of the best in the country for fishing and there are many different water sports enjoyed also. Whether you are boating with your Sea Ray or jet skiing with your Kawasaki you will love the lakes and the gulf water.

 

  • Lake Guntersville State Park is located in the northeast section of Alabama in Marshall County. The park contains 5,600 acres of natural woodlands and overlooks Guntersville Lake which is 66,500 acres. There is a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain, lake view cottages and a campground on the lake.

 

The park also has an 18-hole championship golf course, hiking trails, fishing center, beach complex and picnic tables and grills. Plenty of places to work on your suntan so don’t forget your Coppertone. Travel one hour to Huntsville and visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Early Works Children’s History Museum, Sci-Quest (hands on science center) or the Burritt Museum by taking Hwy. 227 to Hwy 431.

     

 Oak Mountain State Park is located in Pelham and has 9,940 acres. It’s conveniently located near I-65 and close to Birmingham. The park has a number of activities to be in the sun for your suntan including hiking, mountain biking, golf, swimming, camping and fishing. Be sure you take along your Banana Boat sunscreen and Oakley sunglasses for protection from getting burned and still acquire a suntan. There are certain times on the weekend that they have horseback riding. Paddle boats and canoes are available for rent.

 

 

Visit the Alabama Wildlife Center which is the state’s largest wildlife rehabilitation center that treats more than 2,000 injured animals in a year. There are some backpacking and back country camping allowed for a small fee. Many campsites are available that have electricity and water. With a special permit bow hunters are allowed to take deer within the park’s boundaries.

 

     

  • Gulf State Park is 6,150 acre park located in Gulf Shores which is in southern Baldwin County with beautiful white beaches, surging surf, seagulls and seashells. This is a great state park to visit and get a swell suntan. Though it has been through many hurricanes through the years when Hurricane Ivan hit in 2004 the park was largely devastated. Since major renovations were made the park is now open again. On July 23, 2009 the park held a grand opening of the new pier which is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1540 feet, indoor seating for a concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations and more.

 

 

The park boasts of modern and primitive camping, cottages, trails and a 900 acre lake for fishing, swimming, golf and water skiing. Nearby you can visit the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park which also features the submarine U.S.S. Drum, military aircraft, theater and more. Waterville USA is a 20 acre water park and amusement park and is close to the park also.

 

Learn about more state parks reviewed by Suntan.com.

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