This month’s Eighth Day Escape led me to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. Oak Mountain is Alabama’s largest State Park, spreading across nearly 10,000 acres and boasting more outdoor recreation than I can possibly relay in this one post. Thanks to its proximity to Interstate 65, the park is easily accessible to all, and the perfect getaway for day-trippers and weekenders alike.
During the month of May, I took a few days of vacation from work to visit Joe Wheeler State Park with my family. I have always enjoyed going to Joe Wheeler for work projects, but had never spent time enjoying the park as a guest instead of employee. Springtime fishing with my dad is one of my favorite things to do, so I was excited for the chance to try our luck on the Tennessee River.