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Meaher State Park, Spanish Fort

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Meaher State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on Big Island, an island at the north end of Mobile Bay that lies within the city limits of Spanish Fort, Alabama. The state park occupies along the shoreline of Ducker Bay, at the junction of Mobile Bay and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. It is surrounded by wetlands of the Mobile Bay estuary. The park is accessed from Battleship Parkway, known locally as the "Causeway," and is managed by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.HistoryThe park opened in 1989. The land was donated to the state for public recreational use by Augustine Meaher, a descendant of the noted 19th-century steamboat operator John Meaher, for whom the park is named.Activities and amenitiesThe park features an interpretive boardwalk through the wetlands, picnic area, boat ramp, fishing pier, two cabins, and a camping area with 56 individual campsites.
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  • We booked this in transit from Florida to NOLA and really enjoyed our evening here. Had a waterfront spot. Clean bathrooms, nice nature boardwalk and level sites. The nature trails are pretty much non...  more »
  • Very nice camp site. On the bay; concrete pads. Nice pine trees and views, nice and quiet. Close to I-10 and several restaurants, they go there every year  more »
  • We enjoy going here with our RV because it's not too far from home and they are easy to book. Nice and simple camping. No frills but great views of the Delta and walking trails.  more »
  • I know they're still recovering from hurricane Nate but they should tell you at the gate that even though the fishing pier is closed that you can't fish at the boat launch. The attendants don't seem to care too much what goes on after dark. They never even make rounds. We had to listen to some lady and I use that term loosely telling someone to shut the f___ up. Some guy came in and just sat in his car all night. Made us a little nervous. Got up around 6 this morning and went to the one and only bath house only to find no toilet paper in the men's room. I don't know about any other time but right now if you can camp anywhere else you probably should.
  • Nice park will be infested with ants very bad will never go back again still fighting ants a week later
  • Everyone is friendly and fairly quiet, but more expensive than expected, maybe because it's 2 days before xmas.
  • I arrived there to escape hurricane Irma. I rate the park a 1 basing on other state parks in general. It's small, filled with snakes and alligators. And the insects are out of control including sugar ants who kill birds and dogs. They warn to spray your RV for them. They also knowingly allowed a homeless man who has gotten kicked out of every other park to stay there and was sexually vulgar, whistled, sung and blasted music. Then 2 campers arrived who smoke crystal myth and got myself and my dog a contact high. I left immediately and they have not refunded me and left me a message to never return because I called the police.
  • Relaxing stay, friendly helpful staff, clean bathrooms and just enough places to check out around the park.

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