Alabama State Parks Celebrate 75 Years of Service in 2014
From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state's rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone — its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, Alabama’s 22 state parks will host a variety of hikes, nature walks and programs, dining and camping specials and various other events highlighting 75 years of service to the people of Alabama.
RFQ - Guided Adventure Sports
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is soliciting qualifications for guided adventure sports operators to provide public/private partnerships for the design, construction and operation of a "zip line, canopy tour or challenge course" system, or some other related ecotourism guided adventure sports experience acceptable to Conservation.
We are happy to say that we are implementing much needed repairs at many of our parks with the funds the legislature restored to our 2014 budget. While these restored funds are not sufficient to address all of the renovation and maintenance needs we presently have, it’s a good start. With this positive start, we hope to address many of the remaining projects through continued funding in the 2015 budget year.
Governor Robert Bentley attended the Baumhower's ShrimpFest at Oak Mountain State Park and announced 2014 as "The Year of The Parks". For more information about the ShrimpFest event series and The Parks 75th anniversary..........
The Alabama State Parks would like to thank all of our supporters. The Parks have endured adverse situations over the past few years and we are proud to have our visitors and supporters that have helped us meet those challenges head on. Without you, we don't prosper.
The Alabama Bass Trail will conduct three of their tournaments at State Parks in 2014. The first tournament of the series will be hosted by Lake Guntersville State Park on February 1st. On March 15th Lakepoint State Park will host a tournament and on May 10th Roland Cooper State Park will have the honors.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Alabama Trails Conference, “Celebrating 75 Years of Service of Alabama State Parks” will be held April 10 – 11, 2014 at the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge located in Guntersville, Alabama. The conference is the third trails conference highlighting Alabama’s top trails from the initial development through the entire growth process.
The 2014 Extreme 5K coincides this year with the 75th Anniversary of Alabama State Parks. Join us at Joe Wheeler State Park for our annual "Running Buck Wild" event; where the name stems from the abundant wildlife here at Joe Wheeler, such as the whiletail deer! Call the park office for overnigt reservations or more details (256) 247-5461. Read more >>>
Mar 29, 2014
Shrimpfest Events @ Gulf State Park
Join us March 29, 2014 at Gulf State Park for our Baumhower's Shrimpfest & Barbeque event. The Shrimpfest will be set up at the Beach Pavilion. The parking fee will be waived in lieu of a $3.00 ticket book for the five (5) food stations. All proceeds for this event will come back to support the parks! Hope to see you there! Call (251) 586-3136 for more details Read more >>>
Jul 23, 2014
BGA tour comes to Oak Mountain!
The Birmingham Golf Association 2014 Junior Tour will make a stop at "The Oaks" golf course located at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL. The event will take place on July, 23, 2014. Read more >>>
The vision of the Alabama State Park System is to be recognized as one of the leading State Park systems in the nation in providing quality outdoor recreation services and resources to the public.