The Alabama State Parks System is implementing a new contingency operations plan that will go into effect on October 1 and includes closure of a number of parks and park operations, reduction in staff and operational hours at additional parks and park facilities, as well as a potential concession operation for one facility and other new approaches to serving the public. Beginning October 15, the following five parks will be closed: Bladon Springs, Paul Grist, Chickasaw, Florala and Roland Cooper.

In addition to the closure of these 5 parks, a number of parks and park facilities will reduce staff and operational hours. Changes include:
● Effective October 15, closure of Bucks Pocket campground and transition to an unmanned, day-use park to be managed by a nearby resort park.
● Effective November 15, Rickwood Caverns and Blue Springs to be closed during Fall and Winter, slated to reopen as seasonal business increases.
● Effective December 1, DeSoto and Cheaha hotel and restaurant will operate on weekends only.
● Effective October 15, closure of Bucks Pocket campground and transition to an unmanned, day-use park to be managed by a nearby resort park.
We will attempt to transfer the golf course at Lakepoint to a concessionaire and if that is unsuccessful, the golf course will be closed.    

Over the last 5 years, more than $30 million has been transferred  from the ADCNR to the general fund to support other state programs. The state parks system alone has been forced to transfer half of the $30 million from its division. We spent months of tirelessly working to educate the public and legislative on the impact of 5th year of transfers would have on our system.

We can’t afford to run our current system with a continued loss of revenue due to this chronic problem of legislative transfers from our parks division to the general fund budget. These closures are going to negatively impact our state – from the citizens in the communities where they exist, to the dedicated staff at these parks who have worked so hard serving the public for many years.

We will continue to work with all interested parties to educate everyone on the importance of securing permanent and protected funding that will ensure that the entire park system remains open for all Alabamians throughout the state.

"The Sanctuary"

Lakepoint Resort State Park’s 18-hole championship caliber golf course is open seven days a week. Tee times are recommended on weekends and holidays.

The Club House offers shower/bathroom facilities and includes a Pro Shop which sales golfing apparel, golfing supplies as well as snacks and drinks.

A practice putting green and a driving range is located near the Club House.

The Pro Shop is open 7 days a week. from 8am-4pm November-March, 8:00am - 6:00pm April-October.

The Sanctuary Pro Shop is offering a Wednesday special that includes golf and your cart for $15.00!   Call or visit the Pro Shop 334-687-6677 or email us at 

Starting October 1st through May 1st the Pro Shop is open from 8am until 4pm 7 days a week.


  • 18 Holes (weekday) - $11.00
  • 18 Holes (weekend) - $16.50
  •  9 Holes (weekday) - $9.00
  •  9 Holes (weekend) - $14.50
  • Power Cart 18 holes- $11.00
  • Power Cart 9 holes- $6.00
  • Range Balls (bucket)  $3.00 or $7.00 Baskets
  • Camping/Cabin Monthly Guest Only (weekdays Oct/Mar) - $110.00 *green fees only*
  • Camping/Cabin Monthly Guest Only (7 days/week Oct/Mar) - $154.00 *green fees only*

SPECIAL Golf Package - only available March-October    
Golf Package         
Winter Getaway Package

$99 per person, per day, double occupancy call the lodge for more info.
$144 per person if only 1 person in room

Includes hotel room, dinner, breakfast, unlimited golf with cart for one (1) day and all taxes and gratuities are included.
For Information or Tee Times call Lakepoint State Park Pro Shop
at 334-687-6677 or email at

 For Special Golf Package reservations call Lakepoint Resort State Park Office at 800-544-5253 or 334-687-8011 or email 

  Lakepoint Sanctuary Golf Course