Monte Sano State Park


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Monte Sano State Park


Location:Within the city limits of Huntsville in northeast Alabama.
Facilities:89 modern campsites (é), primitive campsites, comfort stations, 14 family cottages, lodge with meeting facilities, picnic area, group pavilions, hiking trails (20 miles), mountain bike trail (8 miles), camp store, playground, amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Monte Sano's mountaintop retreat combines the history of the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps building projects with the technology of the modern Space and Rocket Center city of Huntsville. The lodge originally built by the CCC and destroyed by fire in 1947 has been reconstructed, restoring the facility's beauty while also modernizing it and keeping its original intent available to the public. Other developments of the CCC that are still in use include 11 stone cabins, the picnic area and pavilions, and an amphitheatre.
Address:5105 Nolen Ave
Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone:256-534-3757
Fax:256-539-7069
Web: www.alapark.com/parks
Size: 2,140 acres.

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Located just east of the city in Monte Sano State Park, the VBAS's observatory and planetarium are situated on a 13 1/2-acre wooded tract atop Monte Sano Mountain, offering club members and the public dark, marvelous views of the night sky.
Flying over the Huntsville area," he says, "I found a suitable location in a remote corner of Monte Sano State Park --accessible by road but removed from the city lights.