Frank Jackson State Park

About Frank Jackson State Park

Frank Jackson State Park Lake
Frank Jackson State Park Campsite
Fran Jackson State Park Primitive Campsite
Frank Jackson State Park Trails
Frank Jackson State Park Modern Campsite
Frank Jackson State Park Walkover
Frank Jackson State Park Boats Fishing

Alabama State Parks is excited to announce we will begin the transition to a new camping reservation system at the beginning of August 2020. 


To make a reservation or modify an existing reservation scheduled to arrive before August 11, 2020, please call the park for assistance. 


No reservations or modifications for campsite and camper cabins with arrival dates after August 11, 2020 can be processed on the phone between August 2 and the launch of the new system. These changes only relate to camping and camper cabin reservations. 


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience as we work toward improving our online reservation system guest experience.


* Gift cards cannot be used or accepted during the blackout period between August 2 - 11th. 


More info about new reservation system.

This 2,050 acre park located near Opp, Alabama is a hot spot for anglers thanks to its main attraction, the 1,000-acre Lake Jackson. In addition to outstanding fishing, the park also features picnic areas, lakefront RV camping with cable TV hookups, a modern bathhouse, a boardwalk leading to an island in the lake, and more than three miles of walking trails.

Entrance Fees:

Ages   4 - 11    $2

         12 - 61    $4

         62+         $2

Children under 4 free

$4 Per Boat to launch


A pedestrian bridge spanning a section of Lake Frank Jackson eases the trip between the playground and campground areas; as well as serves as a wetland wildlife viewing area. Various birds, fish and other animals are regular sights from the bridge. The peaceful sounds of the lake lapping through the aquatic vegetation highlight a quality of life that state parks offer.


Fishing is the main attraction at the park and Lake Frank Jackson is specially stocked and managed for prime freshwater fishing. Bass, bream, crappie and catfish are abundant. Boat launch ramps and a grassy beach provide water access for boaters, paddlers and swimmers. A handicap-accessible fishing platform is located at the northwest end of the dam and is accessible from Highway 42.

October through November, the park hosts another one of its main attractions, Scarecrows in the Park. During this annual event, the walking trails are lined with decorative scarecrows made by local individuals, businesses, organizations and school groups. A local volunteer group, the Trail Masters, was instrumental in the construction of the trails and organizes the event.

Use the ADCNR Interactive Map to learn more about the Alabama State Parks. 

Use this park map to help you make your plans.


Other facilities at Frank Jackson include 32 RV campsites with Wi-Fi and cable service. Three of these sites are handicap accessible. You may also tent camp in the RV sites. A new gazebo and garden area, also a Trail Masters project, has been completed and is available for weddings, family reunions or other gatherings. For information on how to reserve the gazebo call (334) 493-6988.

Area Attractions

The Conecuh National Forest, Florala State Park, Crenshaw and Coffee County Public Fishing Lakes, Geneva State Forest and Blue Springs Wildlife Management Areas, and the Boll Weevil Monument in Downtown Enterprise, Ala.