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Frank Jackson State Park, Opp

#38 of 63 in Nature in Alabama
Frank Jackson State Park is a publicly owned recreation area that wraps around Lake Frank Jackson and forms the northwesternmost portion of the city of Opp, Alabama. The 2050acre state park offers facilities for fishing, boating, hiking, and camping.
The park opened as Lightwood Knot Creek State Park in 1970. It has borne the name of longtime Covington County legislator Frank Jackson since the 1980s.
Fishing tournaments are regularly held on Lake Frank Jackson, a 1037acre impoundment of Lightwood Knot Creek. Bass, bream and crappie are abundant, if not overly large. The park has of easy walking trails that include a loop trail around an island in the lake that is accessed from a boardwalk/bridge.
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  • Excellent camp grounds! Love the walking trails and Scarecrows in the Park in October and November. Great place for me to put my kayak in the water and paddle for a while! Such a beautiful state park!  more »
  • Our Full hook-up spot backs on to the lake, so we slept last night with our deck open listening to the peeper frogs. It's a small park with about 30 sites and it is actually full this long weekend, so...  more »
  • The park is a really nice place . One of the best we've been to . Went with another couple who actually introduced us to this particular state park. Had a great time. Great place to take children. Would recommend this camp ground to any one.
  • Lake Frank Jackson State Park is a beautiful place that God created for us to enjoy. No need to travel all over the United States. Just go across town for a day, weekend, week, month or a year of fun!

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