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Rickwood Caverns Featured
on “Daytime Alabama”
Rickwood Caverns was recently featured on Birmingham Channel 13’s “Daytime Alabama.” Hosts David Lamb and Wendy Garner did their show from underground and toured the caverns with guide Haley Higgenbotham. See what you can expect at Rickwood by viewing the videos below. (Note: videos may take a minute to load; please be patient)
Rickwood Caverns State Park is a great destination for school groups, reunions and family vacations. It’s located in Warrior just north of Birmingham.
 
For directions, hours, prices, tour schedules and more, visit Rickwood’s Website.

Celebrate Easter on
Cheaha Mountain, April 6-8, 2012
We love Easter at Cheaha State Park and you are invited to spend the weekend with us.
 
New to our events this year is a Friday night puppet show and karaoke contest, which will take place at 6 p.m. at Bald Rock Lodge.
 
On Saturday, enjoy the annual all-day celebration that begins at Bald Rock Lodge at 10 a.m. Events include an Easter party, dancing, pictures with the Easter Bunny (11:30 a.m. to noon; bring your camera), and an Easter egg hunt and race at 1 p.m. (bring a basked).
 
A special Easter buffet will be offered Saturday night to include real Easter eggs. The traditional Easter Sunday buffet will be available at the Cheaha Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
 
Make reservations and stay the weekend. (800) 846-2654 or (256-488-5115) or book online.

Wind Creek and Oak
Mountain Host Egg Hunts
Wind Creek State Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on March 31, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m. All kids will receive candy, and prizes will be awarded for boys and girls in each age group for finding the most eggs.

Visit Oak Mountain State Park and enjoy the festivities of the Fifth Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Egg hunts are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Park admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children (6 to 11), and free for ages 5 and under.

Activities (except egg hunt and sack races) require one ticket, which can be bought for $1 each under the Dogwood Pavilion.


UPCOMING EVENTS
 
3/23/2012
Have you heard frogs calling after it has rained? Or seen a mass of “jelly” in a pond and wanted to know what it was? Learn about the animals we call frogs and toads. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Campground Pavilion (B-side). Free after admission to park. For more information email OakMountain.Naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov.
 
4/21/2012
National Jr. Ranger Day is designed to help kids and families explore and learn all about their national and state parks. By exploring and learning, kids gain an appreciation for these special places and feel a personal sense of responsibility to protect them today and into the future! For more information email Brittney.hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov or call (256) 997-5025.
 
4/21/2012
Help with some spring cleaning! Meet at the old park office on Highway 227 for supplies at 9 a.m. For more information call (256) 571-5440 or email pattidonnellan@dcnr.alabama.gov .
 
Ongoing
Join us each weekend at Lake Guntersville State Park for delightful buffets and fantastic views! Our Pinecrest Dining Room is open all three meals every day of the year. Friday night is the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Sunday brunch is noted for our hand-seasoned prime rib on the carving station. Whether for an intimate dinner with a loved one, a group of friends, or a family gathering, and enjoy great food and fellowship in this paradise of nature.

Park’s Path
Welcomes Golfers
“The Park’s Path: An Alabama Golf Destination,” is the new name for the Alabama State Parks golf trail. Also new to Alabama State Parks golf experience is the Parks Path Golf Card, which allows players to receive 50 percent off of green fees at any of the six trail courses. The cards will be available for purchase at the Joe Wheeler, Oak Mountain, Lakepoint, Roland Cooper, Gulf and Lake Guntersville pro shops.
 
Courses included in the Path are:
 
The “General”
 
The “Oaks”
 
The “Sanctuary”
 
“Deer Haven”
 
The “Refuge”
 
The “Eagle’s Nest”
 
For tee times, green fees, and reservations contact the individual parks or visit www.alapark.com.

Purchase
License Online
Going fishing at an Alabama State Park? Make sure you have a current fishing license. All licenses are valid through August 31, 2012. Purchase your license online.

Give Us Your
Feedback
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. Click here to fill out a survey.

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.
 
March 2012 Alabama State Parks eNewsletter

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