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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 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 »
  • Camped 3 nights in our truck camper. Nice big sites. We were on the water. Beautiful sunsets. Nice fishing pier. Small playground but across the street is a nice park. Nice shower house. Good host cam...  more »
  • The staff was friendly, site well spaced. and nice view of the bay. Full hookup, and lovely shady sites. No WiFi, but still a nice park. We will stay here again.  more »
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  • Amazing park. Very clean and safe. The views are incredible. Can't wait to visit again!
  • When things stop and start touching the ground, PUT YOUR ANT DEFENSE DOWN! The views and the park are simply beautiful. The pier and nature board walk are really good to view the sunsets, dinosaurs, and jumping mullet. There are tons of access to fishing. Each spot is pretty level, most have a grill, picnic table, but no fire ring. If you have your own fire ring and there isn't a burn ban; your free to burn your own. The staff are Southern friendly and are attentive to your needs. There is some road noise, but just put a fan, or something on and that will cure that. This isn't a resort, it's a simple place, so relax. Food stores, shopping, resturants, USS Alabama, and historic downtown Mobile are just minutes away. Great little gem in the middle of everything, or on the way to wherever.
  • My husband and I had a two night stay at the park in our RV. Fabulous park, great and easy check in - the sites were all well maintained. Other campers were very friendly. Definitely going back to this state park to stay. The park has a boat launch, a really nice fishing pier. Just overall a wonderful experience.
  • Overall atmosphere very nice. Enjoyed the boardwalk and nature trails. Will be returning.
  • The park is beautiful, restroom and shower are well kept. The grounds are well kept. Stayed a week. Not really a campground for kids. Mostly retires without children. Just not really for children.

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