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.

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.

Opened as a private spa in 1838, visitors to Bladon Springs traveled from all over the country to benefit from the "curing" properties of the park's four mineral wells. In 1846, a large Greek Revival hotle was built to accomodate the influx of visitors. This health resort was once called the "Saratoga of the South" and remianed open through the Civil War. The State of Alabama purchased the property in 1934 and converted the location to a state park.


There is a $1 per person park entry fee to enter Bladon Springs Park. Please pay at the fee box. 


While the resort hotel is gone, visitors to Bladon Springs State Park can still refresh themselves in the tranquility of this rural location. Peace and quiet are hallmarks of this forested setting making it an excellent camping and wildlife viewing location. Birders will also love Bladon Springs, which is stop on Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Trail. Expect to see a wide variety of song birds, wood peckers and raptors. 

Bladon Springs State Park features 10 campsites with 30-amp hook up, primitive camping and three pavilions available for rental. Bladon Springs State Park is the perfect camping location for hunters visiting Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge.
Area attractions
Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, the Red Hills Forever Wild Tracts, and Trade Days in Coffeeville, Ala. Bladon Springs State Park is also approximately one hour north of dining and shopping in the Mobile area.