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Frank Jackson State Park, Opp

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#32 of 35 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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  • 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.
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Spent 2 nights in December at the campground with our travel trailer. Windy and cold the first night, but nevertheless a beautiful night right on the lake. Full hookups (W, E & S), including cable. Total of 9 RVs in the park this time of year, mid-week. Grounds and individual sites are very clean. Restrooms and shower facilites are IMMACULATE (as well as heated). Very friendly staff. Tom was very helpful on arrival. This was our first time at this park and it came highly recommended to us by friends. Not much to see or do in town of Opp just 2 miles away, but if you enjoy a nice, clean campground with lakeside sites, this is it. (Even primitive campsites are on the water's edge.) You can reserve a spot in the campground, but NOT a specific site. Not a problem though as all by 6 sites are on the water (those 6 are back in treeline to break any wind and probably quieter during the summer crush). But all sites are wide and nicely accessed whether back in or one of the 4 or 5 pull thrus (we were on #16).
  • Many beautiful Waterfront sites not that far from Florala if Florala is full. Primitive spots are nice too with one up near shower house. Close to downtown also so that you can camp and then go back and get supplies even in the dark.
  • Peaceful and scenic. Great place to stay and enjoy the lake and nature trails.
  • Really great park/campground/lake for families, friends, alone time, weddings, birthdays, reunions, trail hiking, fishing, and my favorite...the sunsets and cool breezes! Oh yeah..there's an ISLAND to explore and relax on too!!

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