Alabama Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Alabama? View Alabama parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Alabama River Lakes, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Claiborne Lake – From Grove Hill, Highway 84 east to 41 north to county road 17 to dam. William Dannelly Reservoir – From Camden, Highway 28 west 9 miles to dam. R.E. Bob Woodruff Lake – From Montgomery, US 80 30 miles to Benton. Phone (334) 682-4244 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds CHILATCHEE CREEK ISAAC CREEK MILLERS FERRY CAMPGROUND GUNTER HILL PRAIRIE CREEK (AL) SIX MILE CREEK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Alabama River Lakes Website Claiborne Lake is the most primitive of the Alabama River Lakes. Nestled in Alabama’s southwest hill country, the lake encompasses over 60 miles of the Alabama River,

Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Bankhead, Holt and Oliver Lakes: From Tuscaloosa, 10 mi E on AL 216 to Peterson Asst. Resource Manager’s Office. Warrior, Demopolis and Coffeeville Lakes: From Demopolis, US 80 W 2 mi to Lock & Dam road to the Resource Manager’s Office. Phone (334) 289-3540 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds FOSCUE CREEK DEERLICK CREEK FORKLAND SERVICE BURCHFIELD BRANCH PARK JENNINGS FERRY Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes Map Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes Website Black Warrior and Tombigbee Lakes Photo Album The Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes (BW&T) consist of six lakes (Demopolis, Coffeeville, Warrior, Oliver, Holt and Bankhead)

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Bon Secour NWR is located on the Fort Morgan peninsula, west of Gulf Shores, Alabama. From US 59, turn west on State Highway 180. Follow 180 for 8 miles, around mile marker 13, and the visitor center is located on the right. Along the way, there are directional signs for the hiking trails and for the office, which has a small display area. Phone 251-540-7720 Activities BOATING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge The Bon Secour NWR consists of 6,700 acres of wildlife habitat lying directly west of Gulf Shores, Alabama on the Fort Morgan peninsula of south Alabama. The refuge was established by congress in 1980 to serve habitat for non-game

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Cahaba River NWR is located in Bibb County, Alabama, approximately six miles east of West Blocton on County Road 24. River access is provided by a gravel road on the south (right) side of Bibb County Road 24 approximately 250 yards past the refuge entrance sign. Phone 256-848-7085 Activities FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Cahaba River NWR is one of nation’s newest National Wildlife Refuges, the 540th in fact. Established September 25, 2002 for the purpose of protecting and managing a unique section of the Cahaba River and land adjacent to it. Cahaba River NWR is home to five federally listed species including

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions The Refuge is located about 40 miles south of Columbus, Georgia and 80 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama. Much of the refuge lies within the city limits of Eufaula, Alabama. The headquarters is seven miles north of Eufaula off U.S. Highway 431 on Alabama Highway 285 (also known as Old Alabama State Route 165). Phone 334-687-4065 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964, on the Walter F. George Reservoir (Lake Eufaula) in cooperation with the Corps of Engineers (COE). The reservoir resulted from impoundment of the Chattahoochee River between Alabama and Georgia. The Refuge, lying on

Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Fern Cave NWR is located on the western slope of Nat Mountain. From Huntsville, take highway 72 north to Gurley. North of Gurley, turn left on County road 500 just past where hwy 72 crosses the Paint Rock River. CR 500 is closed at a gate but access by foot traffic is still allowed. Follow the old road as it winds along the Paint Rock River along the southwest base of Nat Mountain and look for National Wildlife Refuge signs. Phone 256-353-7243 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge Fern Cave NWR was purchased in 1981 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bats. It consists

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in northeastern Tallapoosa County, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is accessible from US Highway 280, as well as AL Highways 22 and 49. The Park is located 5 miles south of the town of Newsite, AL and 12 miles north of the city of Dadeville, AL. Phone (256) 234-7111 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Official Website Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Map On 27 March 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson ˜s army of 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa™s 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors fortified in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Red Sticks died that day. The battle ended the Creek War, resulted in a land cession

Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Address: 472 AL Hwy 35, Fort Payne, AL 35967. Our address was updated by 911 and some GPS units will send you to an incorrect address. Please use this address for GPS units. Phone (256) 845-9605 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Little River Canyon National Preserve Official Website Little River Canyon National Preserve Map Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions There is a lot to see and do in Muscle Shoals NHA. Visit the Muscle Shoals’ NHA website to help plan your trip. Phone (256) 765-5028 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Official Website Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Map The Tennessee River brought the early Native Americans and then the European settlers. For years, it frustrated those who tried to cross it or tame it. Men fought from its banks and others found power from its waters. It created a culture. It shaped a region. The region™s sites, buildings, and relics whisper tales of some of the nation™s biggest moments and

Russell Cave National Monument, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Russell Cave National Monument is located at 3729 County Road 98 in Bridgeport, Alabama. It is situated in the northeast corner of Alabama, just south of the Tennessee state line. Phone (256) 495-2672 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Russell Cave National Monument Official Website Russell Cave National Monument Map Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave’s entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000

Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions March Route – The National Historic Trail follows the actual march route which began at Brown Chapel, A.M.E. Church in Selma, AL, located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. Follow the Trail markers to U.S. Hwy. 80 through Lowndes County, AL. Continue on U.S. Hwy. 80 to Montgomery concluding at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, AL, located on Dexter Avenue. Phone (334) 877-1983 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail Official Website Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail Map On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which extended equal voting rights for African-Americans. As both White and Black non-violent supporters led by Dr. Martin Luther

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site… From Atlanta, GA – Take I-85S towards Montgomery, AL for approximately 127 miles to Exit 38. Turn left at the stop sign and travel 1/2 mile and turn left on Chappie James Ave. Follow the signs to the Parking Area on left. Follow the path downhill to the Historic Site. From Montgomery, AL – Take I-85N towards Atlanta, GA for approximately 36 miles to Exit 38. Turn right at the stop sign and travel 1/2 mile and turn left on Chappie James Ave. Phone (334) 724-0922 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Official Website Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Map Before the first African American military

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions From Atlanta – Follow I-85S towards Montgomery, AL Take Exit 32 and turn left on the overpass onto Pleasant Springs Dr. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn left on Franklin Rd. (Co. Rd. 30). Follow Franklin Rd. for 3 miles to the traffic light. Park headquarters on the left corner.. Phone (334) 727-3200 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site Official Website Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site Map In 1881, Booker T. Washington arrived in Alabama and started building Tuskegee Institute both in reputation and literally brick by brick. He recruited the best and the brightest to come and teach here including George Washington Carver who arrived in 1896. Carver™s innovations in agriculture, especially

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Weeks Bay Reserve is located near Mobile Bay’s eastern shore about 40 miles southeast of Mobile, Ala. The Interpretive Center and main offices are located on U.S. 98, about 12 miles southeast of Fairhope. Phone 251-928-9792 Activities PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Weeks Bay Reserve encompasses more than 6,000 acres of tidal and forested wetlands within the greater Mobile Bay estuarine system along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Weeks Bay is a small estuary fringed with a variety of wetland habitats receiving freshwater from the Fish and Magnolia Rivers. Located along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay between the major metropolitan areas

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama Camping & Hiking

Directions Wheeler NWR is located in Decatur, Alabama, about 80 miles north of Birmingham and 30 miles west of Huntsville. From Interstate 65, take exit 334 and travel west on highway 67. The Refuge visitor center is 2 miles on the left and the Refuge headquarters is 2.5 miles on the right. Phone 256-353-7243 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alabama Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alabama Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alabama Recreation Areas Wheeler NWR, located along the Tennessee River between Huntsville and Decatur, was established in 1938 to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds. Considered the easternmost Refuge in the Mississippi flyway, this 34,500 acre Refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year