Oak Mountain State Park


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Oak Mountain State Park


Location:Just off I-65, 15 miles south of Birmingham in central Alabama.
Facilities:150 modern campsites, primitive campsites, comfort stations, camp store, 10 family cottages (é), meeting rooms, picnic areas, group pavilions, playground, 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails (é), horse stables, 18-hole golf course, pro shop and snack bar, demonstration farm.
Activities:Camping, boating (no gas motors), fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, golf, nature programs.
Special Features:Oak Mountain is Alabama's largest park, with pine-studded ridges and lush green hardwood bottoms. The state's largest wildlife rehabilitation center is located in the park, and more than 2,000 injured and orphaned wild creatures are cared for there each year. Visitors may view the rehabilitation process through one way glass. In addition, the park's Treetop Nature Trail offers close-up views of unreleasable hawks and owls in natural habitat enclosures (é). The oldest continuously operating BMX track in the nation is also located at the park.
Address:200 Terrace Dr
PO Box 278
Pelham, AL 35124

Phone:205-620-2520
Fax:205-620-2531
Web: www.alapark.com/parks
Size: 9,940 acres.

See other parks in Alabama.
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In addition to his outstanding research, Jenkins assisted with the development of the new Interpretive Center at Oak Mountain State Park.