Equestrian Campground Opens at Oak Mountain State Park

The new Oak Mountain State Park Equestrian Campground will hold its official grand opening/media day on May 21, 2011, at 11 am. The public is invited to attend and get a first look at this new addition to Alabama’s largest state park.

The campground, nestled within the 9,940-acres Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Ala, has 12 sites. Each will accommodate a maximum of eight persons with two vehicles and one trailer. Rates are $30 per night on weekdays and $35 per night on weekends and major holidays.

Campsites will be available for rent beginning May 20, 2011. All sites have 50-amp service, water and sewer hook ups, dump station for horse waste, fire rings and picnic tables. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and registration can be made upon arrival at the front gate of Oak Mountain State Park. Traveling campers without horses will also be able to utilize this campground for one-night stays.

Oak Mountain State Park also offers 14 miles of horse riding trails, 10 cabins, fishing in one of three public lakes, a championship golf course, walking/biking trails, petting farm, campground, and several nature programs. More information about Oak Mountain State Park can be obtained at http://www.alapark.com/oakmountain or by calling the park office at 205-620-2520.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.