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Oak Mountain State Park

1100 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
205 620 2524
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Pelham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails
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Madison, MS
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We camped here in our RV as a second resort. We'd actually planned to stay at Tannehill Ironworks Historic State Park but it was full. This is a GREAT alternative and only about 35 minutes away. It was not too hard to find, although our GPS confused things a bit. The man at the front gate directed us to the... More

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Alabaster, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you are a trail rider, bring your bike. Oak Mountain is known for their trails. Great place to take the family and get in touch with nature.

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Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I took the blue trail from North trailhead to King's chair. It was a breathtaking (literally) hike. Great views of rolling hills south of Birmingham. There are also other trails that I plan on hiking in the near future. Cost is $3 per person. Great views. Great hiking. I bet it will be amazing when the leaves change.

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Pelham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have been camping here for years. There is friendly staff, swimming, camping,cabins,fishing,canoeing,paddle boarding, biking,hiking,BMX, and many other things to do. This is a must do place for Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As the largest State Park in Alabama, we are fortunate to live so close. Spent some time there on a Thursday in September and I was surprised how many other folks were enjoying the park as well. Many hiking trails, including Peavine Falls, a fishing area, a beach area and several pavilions, as well as cabins and campsites and spectacular... More

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were driving through on 65 and thought we'd take a stretch. We should have grabbed a $.50 map at the entrance. There was a lot to see. We took a nice trail from the beach over to the reservoir. We didn't do the full trail, but it was a nice stretch. Would love to come back and spend more... More

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Sandusky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We enjoy going hiking especially so we can get some geocaches. We started on the yellow trail, and it was crazy if you originate from the flat lands! You are literally going up the mountain. I would suggest the green trail if you aren't used to steep inclines. There aren't any places to sit and enjoy the path either. The... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I simply can't say enough about how awesome this place is. I have never experienced such a cool camping adventure. It has something for EVERYONE! The park felt very safe, too, even deep into a trail. Speaking of trails, there were TONS of them! THe have both bike trails and hiking trails. They have a BMX track, petting zoo, golf... More

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Fortville, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The park is easy to get to and well laid out. Would like to have had a few shorter trails to choose from. Alabama is very hot and humid in August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Park Rangers at Oak Mountain working with the Pelham P.D. caught and arrested the suspects that were breaking in cars. One Ranger said that "it was a on going case that we took very seriously." "It is our job to serve and protect the park guest and their property. He went on the say that "this doesn't happen that... More

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