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Tuskegee National Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Tuskegee, AL 36083 (32.562 miles)

Tuskegee National Forest lies in the east central part of the state west of Auburn, in Macon County.  Tuskegee National Forest topography is level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Tuskegee National Forest

Wind Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Alexander City, AL 35010 (40.934 miles)

This park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin that is a 41,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Park facilities include the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites. 187 sites are waterfront allowing campers to fish, swim and boat right out their back door. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground and picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters. Seven camping cabins are now open to the public.

Official Website: Wind Creek State Park

Paul M. Grist State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Selma, AL 36701 (45.630 miles)

Tranquility prevails in this beautiful 1,080-acre park as visitors enjoy the relaxing atmosphere around the park's 100-acre lake. Recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping.

Official Website: Paul M. Grist State Park

Chewacla State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Auburn, AL 36830 (47.506 miles)

Chewacla State Park's 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, and newly renovated cabins. Nearby Auburn University makes Chewacla the perfect place to stay on football weekends.

Official Website: Chewacla State Park

Blue Springs State Park Fishing Camping

Clio, AL 36017 (57.544 miles)

Fed by a crystal-clear underground spring, the park's spring pool is the center of attention in this 103-acre park in southeast Alabama. Facilities include modern and primitive campgrounds, picnic shelters, tables, grills, comfort stations, and playground.

Official Website: Blue Springs State Park

Talladega National Forest - Oakmulgee Districe Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Brent, AL 35034 (66.028 miles)

The Talladega National Forest is divided into three Ranger Districts:  Oakmulgee District lies in the central part of the state, south of Tuscaloosa County in Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Chilton and Dallas Counties.  The Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts are located in the northeastern part of the state in Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega and Clay Counties.  The Talladega and Shoal Creek Divisions of Talladega National Forest topography is comprised of upland hills and low mountains with predominantly moderately steep slopes.  Oakmulgee Division of Talladega National Forest consists of level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Talladega National Forest - Oakmulgee Districe

Roland Cooper State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Camden, AL 36726 (66.932 miles)

Rolling along the 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir, this 236-acre park features a nine-hole golf course with clubhouse, spacious vacation cottages, modern campground with bathhouse and laundry, and a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and comfort station. With fishing so popular in the reservoir, the park also provides boat launching facilities.

Official Website: Roland Cooper State Park

Oak Mountain State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Pelham, AL 35124 (71.098 miles)

As Alabama's largest park, Oak Mountain provides 9,940 acres of pine-studded ridges and lush green hardwood bottoms. The park offers vacation cottages, golf, pro shop with snack bar, improved camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain bike trails, backpacking, a demonstration farm and horseback riding facilities. With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide excitement for every member of the family!

Official Website: Oak Mountain State Park

Lakepoint Resort State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Eufaula, AL 36027 (72.512 miles)

This picturesque 1,220 acre park is located on the banks of 45,000 acre Lake Eufaula, otherwise known as the “Bass Capital” of The World”. The park has a lodge, convention center, modern campground, vacation cabins and lakeside cottages, picnic areas, 18-hole golf course and a marina complete with launch facilities and boat slips.

Official Website: Lakepoint Resort State Park

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Eufaula, AL 36027 (72.512 miles)

The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 through community support and in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is located on both banks of the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Named after the city of Eufaula, the refuge offers a variety of wetland and upland habitats for diverse fauna. A prominent feature of the abundant wetlands is Lake Eufaula (Walter F. George Reservoir) and several feeder streams. The refuge's primary purpose is to provide habitat for wintering waterfowl, other migratory birds and resident species; to provide habitat and protection for endangered or threatened species; and to provide wildlife oriented recreational opportunities for the public. The "Blue Goose" symbolizes the national system of refuges established for the conservation and management of fish, wildlife and plants in the United States for the benefit of present and future generations. Eufaula Refuge is one of 550 refuges nationwide. Each one provides a unique piece of a puzzle, securing the necessary habitats needed to protect plants, animals and provide outdoor recreation.

Official Website: Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge