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7 a.m until sundown

Oak Mountain State Park is the largest State Park in Alabama, with nearly 10,000 acres.

For your enjoyment, we offer the following:

  • Golfing – 18 hole course. There is also a Golf Pro Shop with a complete line of equipment and accessories for sale.
  • Golf Snack Bar –  Offers a very nice menu and eating area for park guests and golfers.
  • Driving Range
  • Cabin Rentals – 10 Secluded Cabins
  • Hiking:
    Because of the length of the Park (Approximately 7 miles), there are miles of hiking and biking trails available for your use.  Park Maps with each trail listed are available for sale at the Park Office and several other facilities.
  • Biking – Road and Mountain Biking

Photo by Janice Howell

  • BMX Track (Bicycle Moto Cross):
    There is a BMX bike track here on the park that is sponsored by a local BMX Group. This facility can be used by the public except on the weekends when the BMX group holds races/events. Go to oakmountainbmx.com to learn more about race dates and the track or call the track director at 205-680-5827.

  BMX Track

  • Picnicking areas with picnic tables and grills furnished throughout the park
  • Petting/Exhibit Farm:
    We have a petting/exhibit farm that can be visited from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The farm is currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Weekend hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We have a varied assortment of animals and birds to see and interact with. We also rent out the Top of the Barn for birthday parties and events for $100. The Top of the Barn needs to be scheduled in advance through our Reservations Office at 205-620-2524.
  • Fishing Lakes and Fishing Boat Rentals
     Aluminum john boats are available for you to rent. They are located at the Fishing Center at the back of the park. They are rented at a cost of  $15 per day or $7.50 per day for seniors. Lifejackets and paddles are provided for your use or you can bring an electric trolling motor to use on the boat. NO gas motors are allowed.
  • Swimming:
    The swimming area is located behind the Park Office on Terrace Drive. There is no charge for swimming after you enter the park. We have a nice sandy beach area for swimming and picnicking. Restrooms and changing areas are available on the beach.  NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH AND NO LIFEGUARD IS ON DUTY.
  • Scenic Drives: (Top of Double Oak Mountain)
  • Alabama Wildlife Center:
    Located in Oak Mountain State Park, across from the marina, or park at the bottom of the Treetop Nature Trail and walk to visit the hospital site. The AWC receives about 2,500 orphaned or injured animals from 100 different species annually. They are located on the web at www.awrc.org. Our hotline is staffed 13 hours each day, 365 days each year: 205-621-3333. Recovering animals are on display so that guests may witness the incredible work the Alabama Wildlife Center performs, and may make a donation for their care.
  • Oak Mountain Interpretive Center:
    The Oak Mountain Interpretive Center is a joint venture between Oak Mountain State Park and Samford University. The Interpretive Center has 2,500 square feet of interactive exhibit space, a meeting room, and teaching laboratory. The Interpretive Center is open from 9:30a.m. until 4p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 1p.m. to 5p.m. on Sundays.


              

  • RV and Tent Sites
  • Primitive Camping (Backpacking/Camping areas)
  • Covered Pavilions for family and company gatherings
  • Marina (Seasonal) with Pedal Boats and Canoes for rent.
  • Meeting Room rentals for classes/events
  • Hayrides

PARK HEADQUARTERS:
Come inside the Park Headquarters for information, refreshments, or merchandise for sale.  Our phone number is 205-620-2520. We are open 7 days a week, 364 days a year. We are closed only on Christmas Day.