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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.HistoryOak 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 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.Activities and amenitiesBeach/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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  • This park has it all. Miles of trails for running, hiking and cycling. 2 large lakes, golf course, bmx track, wildlife preserve. Recommendations: - in the summer, soak up the sun and cool down at the ...  more »
  • There is so much to do at Oak Mountain: extensive hiking trails; several lakes for fishing, canoeing, swimming, and kayaking; archery targets; horseback riding; a beautiful golf course; bmx bike track...  more »
  • I love everything about this park!! Lots of outdoor activities, including swimming, canoeing, hiking, running, horseback riding, camping, fishing, archery, golf, road biking, and my favorite, mountain...  more »
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  • My family has their reunions here every year. This place has many many things to do and it's a beautiful park. The cabins are great, plenty of space and direct access to the water for fishing and boating. There is even a nice little banquet room for gatherings.
  • Love coming here! Only $5 per person to get in the gate and there's so much that's free to do after that. The petting zoo is a great activity for kids, you can even buy a bag of food and feed the animals.
  • This park is s natural beauty it deserved 4 1/2 stars. The view from the small lake in the campground is gorgeous. The park for the most part is well maintained. The park staff is friendly. I am rating the maintenance of the campground 2 stars. The bath house has one shower and is the most rundown and dirtiest facility I have seen in many years of camping. It looks as if it has not been remodeled since the 70's. The campsites have fire ants, litter and chunks of crumbling blacktop. The picnic tables are rotted or grotesquely warped.
  • Great place to visit with your family! I've been going here since I was 7 or 8 and I'm 40 now! We take our children and they love it as much as I did growing up!
  • I really enjoy going there to fish and hike. One of the best places to see beauty of Alabama and Birmingham. It's an overall clean park and a great place to enjoy the outdoors.