Without a doubt, the most beautiful state parks can be found right here in Alabama. They’re beautiful throughout the year, but during the fall season they’re SPECTACULAR! The combination of brilliant fall foliage and crisp air is what makes a visit to one of these state parks such an AMAZING experience!
1. Cheaha State Park
Cheaha State Park, located in northern Clay and southwestern Cleburne counties, is Alabama's oldest continuously operating state park. It's also home to Mt. Cheaha, Alabama's highest point.
2. Joe Wheeler State Park
Joe Wheeler State Park, a 2,550-acre resort park, is located in Rogersville on the shores of Wheeler Lake. Each fall, this Alabama state park hosts the Fall Rendezvous of boaters traveling the Great Loop ; "The continuous waterway that circumnavigates the eastern portion of North America, along the Atlantic Seaboard, across the Great Lakes, through inland rivers and around the Gulf of Mexico."
3. Lake Guntersville State Park
Lake Guntersville State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in northeast Alabama. It's home to Alabama's largest lake and offers 36 miles of hiking and biking trails.
4. DeSoto State Park
DeSoto State Park is located on Lookout Mountain, near Fort Payne. It features many beautiful waterfalls, including the 104-foot DeSoto Falls.
5. Cathedral Caverns State Park
Located in Woodville, Cathedral Caverns was originally known as "Bat Cave." Cathedral Caverns opened as a state park during the summer of 2000, and it features Goliath, one of the world's largest stalagmites, measuring 45 ft. tall and 243 ft. in circumference.
6. Monte Sano State Park
Monte Sano State Park is located in northeast Alabama, near Huntsville. It's well known for its fresh air, amazing views and abundant mineral springs.
7. Buck's Pocket State Park
Buck's Pocket State Park is located in three counties: DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall. At one time, this particular area served as a retreat for defeated public officials after losing an election.
8. Chewacla State Park
Chewacla State Park, located near the Auburn-Opelika area, offers plenty of hiking and biking opportunities. It also offers plenty of rest and relaxation.
9. Rickwood Caverns State Park
Rickwood Caverns State Park is located north of Birmingham, in Warrior. What makes this state park so unique is that it includes a huge cave that contains 260-million-year-old formations.
10. Oak Mountain State Park
At 9,940 acres, Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama's largest state park. It's located just outside of Birmingham, in Pelham. Oak Mountain State Park is well known for its stunningly beautiful landscape.
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