Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson, Wetumpka

3.8
#84 of 102 in Outdoors in Alabama
History:

History is alive and outside at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson. Here Native Americans, Spanish explorers, French soldiers, English and Scottish traders, American settlers, and modern archaeologists have all left their mark. Frequent living history events showcase a recreated 1751 French fort, recreated Creek Indian houses, and the partially restored 1814 American Fort Jackson. A 3,000-year-old Mississippian Indian mound, the William Bartram Nature Trail, and an early-19th-century house weave even more strands into this colorful tapestry of Alabama’s earliest days.

What to see:

Today visitors can see an A.D. 1100 Mississippian Indian mound, partial re-creation of a Creek Village, recreation of the 1751 French Fort Toulouse, and the partially restored 1814 American Fort Jackson.

What to do:

* Biking(Service roads only), Hiking (nature trails), Camping (Designated 39 - site campground), Boating (Boat ramp), Birding (park-wide).

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  • Great walking trails, beautiful views. Good place for history lessons during frontier days. You can have big gatherings here and camp as well  more »
  • Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson is the scene of two important historic forts, a prehistoric Native American mound, restored Native American houses, walking trails and more. I have visited often and was bac...  more »
  • My family took a trip recently for the Frontier Days event that is held yearly. We went on a Friday, which I should advise against. There were a large amount of school groups here, and it was hard to ...  more »
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  • We had a great time there today there's actually two forts there the way people live from 1700s lots of History they only have that reenactment once a year for 4 days and it is well worth going for lost to see lost to learn
  • This is a very nice park and camping area (quiet/clean). A lot of history to explore in one spot, but be prepared to deal with mosquitoes. A Walmart is nearby if you need anything. Be sure to check out Grumpy Dog for lunch and take a tour of the Capital in Montgomery.
  • This is one of my favorite places in this area. Full of history and I enjoy walking the dogs there. You can see where the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers come together to form the Alabama river
  • Very nice place to Camp good people to visit with and very clean
  • They have several activities during the year,educational and fun. For me I love, love, love that I can bring my dog. With the several trails,grassy areas,historical points , great place to walk and unwind with your dog.
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