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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 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.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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  • Park is pretty nice, but really needs upgrades, improvements and expansion to its campground. It has suffered from not making improvements.  more »
  • We realy enjoyed the Oak Mt State Park! You can purchase a map at the South entrance gate for $1.00. I would get one for sure. It is very helpful for choosing your trail and the connectors. I got to h...  more »
  • I go here on a pretty regular bases. The mountain bike trail is a pretty good one. (I'm a pretty amateur mountain bike rider.) You can fish in the lakes, but the fishing is only ok. As far as I'm awar...  more »
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  • I hike here I camp here I love this place. Trails are well maintained. The campgrounds are clean and the on site host are friendly. The camp store is stocked fairly well. There's mt. Bike trails and fishing. Canoe rentals. A great place to spend time with the family or alone. The photos I posted were taken during the December 2017 snow storm.
  • My family and I love Oak Mountain. We have stayed here 5 times now. The cabins aren't fancy but they are big and spacious and have full kitchens. The view is amazing and there is always a lot to do.
  • The best overall park if all time happens to be the one right next to where I love. Hiking trails, biking, grilling sights, pedalling, golf, bird rehab. So far it's been maintained beyond well. However, enterance price rose from $2 to $5 after the national parks fell down to the states' responsibility
  • We had the best weekend at Oak Mountain State Park! Our highlights were the waterfall and the horse stables. We loved the horses and the staff!! We will definitely recommend Oak Mountain State park for the awesome camping and hiking but most of all the horses and stable!!
  • Always love this park.... It's just an all around great family park... Hopefully, the passing of the amendment for the state parks will go to help this one... Bathhouses could use some renovations, but other than that it was great as always.

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