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Frank Jackson State Park, Opp

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#34 of 50 in Nature in Alabama
Frank Jackson State Park is a publicly owned recreation area that wraps around Lake Frank Jackson and forms the northwesternmost portion of the city of Opp, Alabama. The 2050acre state park offers facilities for fishing, boating, hiking, and camping.HistoryThe park opened as Lightwood Knot Creek State Park in 1970. It has borne the name of longtime Covington County legislator Frank Jackson since the 1980s.Activities and amenitiesFishing tournaments are regularly held on Lake Frank Jackson, a 1037acre impoundment of Lightwood Knot Creek. Bass, bream and crappie are abundant, if not overly large. The park has of easy walking trails that include a loop trail around an island in the lake that is accessed from a boardwalk/bridge.
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  • We stayed here one night on our way through Alabama. It was nice and quiet. I loved that it had wifi. Most state parks we have stayed in don't. We loved walking around the island. We saw some nirds, s...  more »
  • Most sites are on the Lake. WI-FI was the best I've ever had at a Campground. Nice Bridge to the Island and enjoyable wallk.  more »
  • Great little hideaway on a beautiful lake. If you want some good, Andalusia is a short trip away. We loved David's Catfish House. Great camp hosts too.  more »
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  • Wonderful! My family had a great experience exploring the trials at this beautiful, peaceful park. The staff was very courteous and the bathrooms were very well-maintained. A great place to go fishing as well. They have a playground to keep the kids entertained and lots of picnic areas.
  • Beautiful, Adventurous, and Fun! I definitely will be going back in the near future. :) there is a small entrance fee of like $4.00 per car maybe even less depending on what you are going to do. Fishing, grilling, swimming, playing, sight seeing, camping, and an amazing walking trail are all an option here. There is so much to do!
  • It's quiet (no speed boats, jet skis, or other powered watercraft). It's clean. The staff was friendly, helpful, and very accommodating.
  • Very nice place. It was a little to cool to do anything. I was just site seeing this trip but plan to go back in the future.
  • A very nice park with large beautiful lake. Campsites were spacious and easy to get into. Good bicycling & walking. A playground for the kids. Loved the Scarecrows in the Park while we were there in Nov.
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