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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.
Oak 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.
Beach/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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  • We live 10 minutes from Oak Mountain State Park & have a family pass which allows up to 8 people to enter the park any day at all times. We love hiking here. There are so many trails & they are all di...  more »
  • I grow up in Alabama in a small town called Columbiana AL and it was so other little small towns around called wilsoville,Calera,Alabster and Pelham ect.We all saw each other as family even if you wer...  more »
  • I'm surprised it's taken me two years to check this place out! It's amazing! I had no idea that the park was so large and had so many things to do. The bird sanctuary was very neat to see. We had some people in our party that didn't care to hike too long or too hard of a trail, so the trail down to the waterfalls was perfect. Nice views, but not too strenuous. I can't wait to go back and see more.
  • Beautiful park with lots to see and do on 10,000 acres. Numerous trails, lakes, playgrounds and exhibits. The best petting zoo we have seen with very friendly workers and animals. RV campground was clean and quiet in a pretty setting. The park is a great place to spend a few fun days with family and the area has real Southern Hospitality. Also recommended Golden Rule for great barbeque nearby.

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