The day-use activities at Oak Mountain State Park set it apart from the rest. With over 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails set in a picturesque 9,940-acre park, there is something for all outdoor enthusiasts to appreciate and enjoy. The park's day-use picnic facilities include large picnic pavilions and picnic tables with grills, two fishing lakes on the north end of the park (Fishing Center) and in the Main Day-Use one recreational lake with pedal boat and canoe rentals, a sandy beach swimming area, a large open playing field, ample shoreline for bank fisherman and a boat launch for your personal boat (no gas operated motors, but electric trolling motors invited). We also offer a 18 hole golf course with pro shop & driving range, mountain bike trails, demonstration farm, and rental horseback riding facilities.
If you want to stay longer than a day, the park offers cabins and camping facilities.
With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide excitement for every member of the family!
Reservations for Campground are now available online.
Park Mailing Address:
200 Terrace Dr.
Pelham, AL 35124
The park generally closes one hour before dark. For registered camping and cabin guests, the front gate is open 24 hours a day.
After hours registration is available at the Front Entrance Gate for Cabin and Camping Guests until 9 p.m.
Day Use Fees:
Everyday: $3 for Adults
Children 6 to 11 years of age: $1
Senior Citizens 62 years of age and older: $1
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Located near Birmingham, Alabama, Oak Mountain is Alabama's largest state park.
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Park Office 205-620-2520
Cabin Reservations: 205-620-2524
Information & Pavilion Reservations: 205-620-2524
Campground Office: 205-620-2527
Golf Course/Pro Shop: 205-620-2522
Demonstration Farm: 205-620-2526
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center/Treetop Nature Trail: 205-621-3333
Fishing Center: 205-620-2528
Boarding Stables: 205-620-3575
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Horseback Riding at the Stables
The Wildlife Center: Located in Oak Mountain State Park, it is the largest wildlife rehabilitation center in Alabama and cares for over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild creatures each year. Visitors may view the rehabilitation process through one-way glass and learn about native species. www.awrc.org
If you have a sick, injured, or orphaned bird, call the Wildlife Center at 205-621-3333.
If you have a sick, injured, or orphaned mammal, call Wild Mammal Care of Alabama at 205-871-7803.
If you have a sick, injured, or orphaned reptile or amphibian, call the Alabama Reptile Rescue Sanctuary at 205-253-1283.
Tree-top Nature Trail
The Treetop Nature Trail offers close-up views of unreleasable hawks and owls in natural habitat enclosures from an elevated walkway in the woods. Open every day, it is handicapped accessible.
Map of Trails at Oak Mountain State Park
Map Courtesy of Thigpen Designs
Oak Mountain State Park - Day Use Area Map
Oak Mountain State Park - East Area Map
Oak Mountain State Park - West Area Map
Shelby County Tourism - The Shelby County Tourism, Hospitality and Events website provides tourism related information for all types of visitors to the region.
The City of Pelham -With a variety of cultural opportunities available in the area, it’s easy to see why Pelham has become a destination city with thousands visiting each year.
Webcam overlooking the golf course at Oak Mountain State Park
Camera provided by FOX6 WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Ala.