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With the rising costs of gasoline, many vacationers are looking for summer recreation they can drive to that is close to home and won't put a dent in their pocketbook. The fun and excitement is practically right outside your back door and it won't cost you "an arm and a leg" to go there. Alabama's 22 State Parks are centrally located throughout the state and offer a wide range of affordable amenities for vacationers. Campers can choose from primitive camping to full-hook ups for recreational vehicles. Those that wish to stay indoors can opt for resort lodging or cabins, many of which are brand new. While staying at an Alabama State Park, visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating, golfing, and much more in locations ranging from the north Alabama mountains to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
So, when planning this summer's getaway, visit www.alapark.com and discover the many amenities Alabama State Parks offer. The kids won't be disappointed and neither will you. When you're driving and they ask you that ultimate question, "Are we there yet"? The response will be, "It's not very far." Then you'll look down at the fuel gauge and smile, thinking how wise it was to choose an Alabama State Park for your summer family getaway.