12 Scenic State Parks In Alabama To Explore, One For Each Month Of The Year
Alabama is home to 22 beautiful state parks. If you’ve ever wanted to explore some of the best outdoor spots around, you’ll definitely want to consider a visit to some of these state parks. To help get you started, listed below are 12 Alabama state parks – one for each month. You’ll most certainly want to include each of them on your 2023 itinerary.
Cheaha State Park - Delta (January)
What better way to kick off the New Year than with a visit to Alabama's Cheaha State Park? Cheaha State Park is located atop of Cheaha Mountain, Alabama's highest natural point. It offers some of the state's most incredible views.
Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA
DeSoto State Park - Mentone (February)
DeSoto State Park welcomes thousands of visitors each year. One of the main reasons why is because of its most popular attraction, DeSoto Falls. Plunging 104 feet, DeSoto Falls is one of Alabama's tallest waterfalls.
DeSoto State Park, 7104 Desoto Pkwy NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Cathedral Caverns State Park - Woodville (March)
March is a great time of year to visit Cathedral Caverns State Park. Cathedral Caverns is one of the South's most famous caves. It also has one of the largest cave entrances in the world.
Cathedral Caverns State Park, 637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, USA
Lake Guntersville State Park - Guntersville (April)
In April, consider a visit to Lake Guntersville State Park. This state park offers a variety of activities, including several that take place on the water. After all, the park's main feature is Lake Guntersville, which happens to be Alabama's largest lake.
Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976, USA
Blue Springs State Park - Clio (May)
Now that the weather has warmed up, a great place to visit is Blue Springs State Park. While here, you'll want to take a dip in one of the park's two natural spring pools.
Blue Springs State Park, 2595 AL-10, Clio, AL 36017, USA
Gulf State Park - Gulf Shores (June)
Summer has officially arrived in June. If you're planning a trip to Gulf Shores, consider a visit to Gulf State Park. There's something for everyone of all ages at this state park.
Gulf State Park, 20115 State Park Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
Meaher State Park - Spanish Fort (July)
In July, make plans to visit Meaher State Park. This Alabama state park is situated in the wetlands of northern Mobile Bay and offers wonderful camping opportunities.
Meaher State Park, 5200 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527, USA
Rickwood Caverns State Park - Warrior (August)
Rickwood Caverns State Park is home to Rickwood Caverns, one of Alabama's best cave attractions. This state park includes a network of caverns with 260-million-year-old limestone formations. The interesting thing about these formations is that some of them are still living.
Rickwood Caverns State Park, 370 Rickwood Park Rd, Warrior, AL 35180, USA
Wind Creek State Park - Alexander City (September)
What better time to go camping than in September? Wind Creek State Park offers the largest campground in Alabama. In fact, with 626 developed campsites spread amongst 320 acres, it's one of the largest state-owned campgrounds in America.
Wind Creek State Park, 4325 AL-128, Alexander City, AL 35010, USA
Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham (October)
Covering more than 11,000 acres, Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama's largest state park. It offers a variety of activities and is home to one of the state's most beautiful hidden waterfalls - Peavine Falls (pictured).
Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124, USA
Buck's Pocket State Park - Grove Oak (November)
In November, a great place to visit is Buck's Pocket State Park. While here, you'll be able to enjoy an amazing view and stunning fall colors, especially from Point Rock (pictured).
Buck's Pocket State Park, 393 Co Rd 174, Grove Oak, AL 35975, USA
Monte Sano State Park - Huntsville (December)
And finally, a visit to Monte Sano State Park in December is a great way to end the year. During your visit, you'll get to experience incredible scenic views from Monte Sano Mountain.
Monte Sano State Park, 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Have you been to any of these 12 Alabama state parks? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about Cheaha Mountain, the home of Cheaha State Park, be sure to take a look at the following article:
9 Undeniable Reasons To Visit Cheaha Mountain, Alabama’s Highest Natural Point.
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