I highly recommend making plans for a perfect day trip to Oak Mountain State Park located at 200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124.  I used to live in Pelham, Alabama when I worked in Birmingham radio from 1999-2013.  Therefore, I am no stranger to Oak Mountain State Park.  It has something for everyone, and it’s not a far drive because it’s not but a few miles south of Birmingham.

According to Alabama State Parks, “from its humble beginning as a 940-acre park atop Double Oak Mountain established by the Alabama State Lands Act of 1927, Oak Mountain State Park has grown to 9,940 acres making it Alabama’s largest state park. With the largest land-area, one of the widest varieties of outdoor activities of any state park.”

I really enjoyed the walking trails at Oak Mountain State Park, but when I say there is so much to do there, you really could go back many times and experience something new.  The Oak Mountain State Park hours are listed as 7 am until 8 pm.  You can contact them at General Info: Park Information 205.620-2520.

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Oak Mountain State Park offers camping, lodging, event facilities, things to do, dining, and learning opportunities.  When I say there is a lot to do, check this list of “things to do.” According to Alabama State Parks, Oak Mountain State Park offers the following:

“The Oaks” Golf Course

Alabama Wildlife Center

Aquapark at Flipslide

Community Archery Park

Demonstration Farm



Flipside Watersports



Horseback Riding and Trails

Marina Rental

Mountain Biking

Night Rides

Oak Mountain Biking

Night Rides

Oak Mountain BMX

Oak Mountain Interpretive Center

Peavine Falls


Stables and Horse Boarding

Swimming and Beaches

Treetop Nature Trail

As always, I highly suggest you check the forecast and call ahead to be sure they are open.

(Source) For more about Oak Mountain State Park, click here. 

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