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Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham

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Oak Mountain State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located approximately south of Birmingham in the northeast quadrant of the city of Pelham, Alabama, United States. It is the state's largest state park at and is home to the Alabama Wildlife Center, Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, and Oak Mountain BMX Track. Park activities include hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, horseback riding, and golf. The park is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Oak Mountain was created when the State Land Act of 1927 granted the park the between Double Oak Mountain and Little Oak Ridge. From 1934 to 1941, the park saw improvements made by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration. Remnants of the CCC era—foundations, bridges and other infrastructure, often made of stone quarried from within the park—can be seen throughout the park. In 1943, the National Park Service (NPS) deeded the state park approximately of surrounding land that the NPS had acquired in the 1930s. Further improvements beginning in 1971 saw development of the golf course, pro shop, cottages, administrative buildings, demonstration farm and campgrounds in the area of Dry Brook basin and adjacent to the park's lakes.
Beach/Day-Use Area - Double Oak Lake has shaded picnic areas, covered pavilions for rent, a beach for public swimming, volleyball courts, and paddle boat rentals.
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  • We stayed 3 nights in our RV. Campground was nice and clean. Lots of trails and things to do. At the wildlife preserve they had red tailed hawks, owls and an eagle all recovering as well as fantastic ...  more »
  • What a beautiful park with an endless landscape of trees. We camped and sites are private and lovely.  more »
  • The camping area looked neat. We took about a 3 mile hike. The trails were well marked and well kept. The roads were in good shape. The petting area was fun. The marina had rentals. Hope to return soo...  more »
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  • We stayed 3 nights in our RV. Campground was nice and clean. Lots of trails and things to do. At the wildlife preserve they had red tailed hawks, owls and an eagle all recovering as well as fantastic viewing area. We visited the golf grill and had delicious freshly grilled hamburgers at reasonable prices. If you have children, the farm has goats, chickens, donkeys and two amazing peacocks. I would suggest they upgrade their park maps and signage throughout the park to make things easier to find. The trail map is hard to read and confusing.
  • Loved it here! When first arrived went to change and restroom was not only clean, bit heated!! Well marked trails. Went mountain biking and trails were SICK!!!! Levels marked clearly. Had blast until crashed had to walk out. More access roads would be a plus for those injured. Main roads need some work. Staff at gate was friendly. Will be camping here next week so post about that soon. Recommend this place so far for hiking and riding. Also had camping with those who have horses too!
  • There is a lot of thing to do here including horse back riding, hiking, golfing, boating, and they even have a dirt bike track. This is an awesome place to have a fun vacation. Very family friendly. Maybe even get your kids off there phone because there is no phone reception.
  • My friends took me fishing there. I love it. It's now my favorite pass time spot doing day light hours. Oak Mountain has so much to offer for good clean entertainment for everyone. Check it out!
  • Just south of Birmingham, AL is this gem of a state park. It is quite large with two lakes, BMX trails, equestrian campsites and trails, and a ton of hiking trails. The campsites themselves are pretty close together and there are not many trees to provide privacy. There are bathhouses with showers and laundry facilities on-site, which is great especially when traveling with kids.
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