Valentine’s at Alabama State Parks
2/8/13 to 2/10/13 -- Cheaha Sweetheart Weekend
This special weekend fills up fast, so make your reservations soon. The mountain is a perfect place for couples to hike and snuggle. Each room will have a bottle of sparkling cider. Call (800) 846-2654 for reservations and information. Cheaha Facebook
2/14/2013 -- Cheaha Valentine’s Package
Cheaha State Park Valentine’s Package is for people looking for a special time on the weekday. $97 rate includes double room and dinner for two. Stay Thursday night with package; add Friday night at a discount. Call (800) 846-2654 for reservations and information.
2/14/2013 to 2/16/2013 – Joe Wheeler Valentine’s Package
Special package includes room for two, dinner and breakfast the next day for $125 per night. Call the park office for reservations or more detailed information: 256-247-5461. Joe Wheeler Facebook.
Discounted Lodging for Hunters
Several Alabama State Parks are offering a “Hunter’s Special” package through February 2013 for hunters using Alabama’s wildlife management areas (WMAs).
The special lodging room rate is $49.95, and is offered at Cheaha (256-488-5115), Lakepoint Resort (334-687-8011), Joe Wheeler (256-247-5461), DeSoto (256-845-5380) and Lake Guntersville (256-571-5440) State Parks. The discounts are for hunters on lodge rooms and cottages, chalets and cabins at the designated parks. Discounted camping for hunters is being offered at Florala (334-858-6425) and Wind Creek (256-329-0845) State Parks. Please contact those parks directly for specific rate information.
This discount is exclusively for hunters and spouses only. Hunters must show their hunting license and WMA permit in order to receive the discount. For more information or reservation assistance, call 1-800-ALA-PARK or visit the www.alapark.com.
Oak Mountain Facebook Photo Challenge
Share the photos you take at Oak Mountain State Park on their Facebook page. Each week there is a specific theme.
1/20-1/26: Favorite Trail
1/27-2/2: Treetop Nature Trail
2/3-2/9: Flowing water
2/10-2/16: Your Valentine in the Park
2/17-2/23: View of Lake from Lake Trail
Visit the Oak Mountain State Park Facebook page for more info and to share your photos.
Gulf State Park Nature Center Videos
Videos are shown at various times in the Nature Center. Free to the park guests and the public. Contact the park for more information on the upcoming video programs: (251) 948-7275 or visit the Events Calendar.
1/19/2031, 1/26/2013, 2/2/2013, 2/9/2013, 2/16/2013, 2/23/2013
The Refuge Golf Club will host a golf clinic Saturdays in January and February at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Call 251-948-4653.
Join DeSoto State Park Staff for a fun day of hiking throughout the park to see some of DeSoto’s waterfalls, big and small. See Lost Falls, Laurel Falls, Indian Falls, Lodge Falls, even more water features like Laurel Creek and the West Fork of Little River. Come and burn those calories while enjoying the great outdoors! Email: Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov
2/2/2013, 2/8/2013 and 2/15/2013
Meet your park guide near the concession stand at 1 p.m. and learn about some of the some of the unique local sea life and walk along the pier. Free to the public.
Get your exercise with us! Meet in the Activities Building in the campground on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Free to park guests.
For a complete list of Alabama State Parks’ events visit the Events Calendar.
Eagle Awareness at Guntersville
Each weekend in January and the first three weekends in February Guntersville State Park is the place to be for Eagle Weekends. You’ll experience exciting interpretive programs, live birds, guided field trips, excellent food, great views, fellowship and more! All programs are free and no registration is required.
If you would like to stay at the park during the event, reservations are recommended. Lodging packages are available with a variety of accommodations. Make your plans now to be at Guntersville for one of these exciting weekends. Click here for more information about Eagle Awareness.
Click here to like the Eagle Awareness Facebook page.
Take the Plunge!
Oak Mountain State Park is the venue for the Third Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Polar Plunge and Inaugural Polar Bear Challenge Run. The event will take place on January 26 at the beach area. More information and registration form.
Florala Meeting Room
Florala State Park has a meeting facility, the Rodney J. Evans Memorial Building, which can be set up for classroom style seating or banquets. The building provides a main room with more than 6,200 square feet of space, and a smaller, 400-square-foot room. Gatherings of 20 to 200 people can be accommodated. This facility is perfect for weddings, family or class reunions. A 350-seat amphitheater, with a 20- by 30-foot stage, is also available for rental. Call 334-858-6425 for details.
To make sure we are providing the best possible visitor experience, we’re asking for feedback on your park visit. Online surveys are available for day-use visits, dining and overnight stays.
Whether you camped or stayed in one of the cabins or hotels, please tell us about your stay.
Outdoor Alabama — Something for Everyone
Whether you enjoy birdwatching, bass fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, or just reading about our state’s natural resources, you’ll find it in Outdoor Alabama magazine. Each subscription also includes the beautiful calendar issue in December and the photo contest issue in February.
January 2013 Edition of the Alabama State Parks eNewsletter
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