Monte Sano State Park's New Office/Store Opens Saturday, July 6

Renovations to the Monte Sano State Park main office and camp store are complete and the new facility will open for business on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The original park office was destroyed by fire in 2010. Since then, the store has served as both administrative offices and store. With renovations complete, the expanded facility will offer refreshments, limited groceries and souvenirs, and is equipped with handicap accessible restrooms. 
 
According to Kent Wilborn, Monte Sano Superintendent, the new office/store is a major improvement to the park and will allow his staff to provide better customer service.
 
“Everything is located in one central building so we can book campground reservations, answer phone calls and monitor our camp store without separating our staff,” Wilborn said. 
 
The park offers 89 RV camping sites and 18 primitive sites. Monte Sano also offers 14 cabins; two are dog-friendly.  For campground reservations, call 256-534-6589. To reserve a cabin or pavilion, call 256-534-3757. For more information, email Monte.SanoStPk@dcnr.alabama.gov or visit www.alapark.com/MonteSano/.
 
Monte Sano, Spanish for “Mountain of Health,” rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level in Huntsville, Ala. The mountain has attracted visitors since the mid-1820s. Today Monte Sano State Park offers an escape from the hustle of city life via more than 14 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, various camping options, and other outdoor activities. 
 
The Alabama State Parks Division operates and maintains 22 state parks encompassing approximately 48,000 acres of land and water. These parks rely on visitors to fund operations and currently receive no funding from the state budget or taxpayers. To learn more about Alabama State Parks, visit www.alapark.com.
 
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