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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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Fortville, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Oak Mountain was a great place to stretch our legs on a recent road trip. We saw many mountain bikers, and some hikers on the different trails. For the hikers it is called Oak Mountain for a reason, so be prepared but it's really shady and there is a cool lake near the trail heads. My friend and I both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The park has opened a new Red - White Connector Trail that makes for two very nice hiking loops that have not been easily available before. From the North Trail Head take the white Trail to the tip of Shackleford Ridge. This is a little less than two miles with a comtinious but reasonable climb to the point of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I liked the park but didn't like having to pay for its use. The park does have great roads and nice hiking trails.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a wonderful stop on our visit to Birmingham. There was plenty to do from biking, canoeing, golf, horseback riding and a petting zoo. We took a trail ride on horseback. The guide and ranch hands were super friendly. Definitely worth our trip. We also visited the petting zoo where kids could get up close with goats and sheep... More

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Hoover, Alabama
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I rated this low because I want to warn people. The park itself is great and I would give it 5 stars for the trails. However, the police do not patrol this area because it's a state park and the Park Ranger said they only have one park ranger patroling at a time. We mountain bike here and last night... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is terrific. We have an RV and camped here in July 2014. The campsites are nicely wooded, private and very clean. Miles of MTB trails and plenty of bike friendly roads for us road bikers. There is so much to do here. I wish we could have stayed longer. This may be nicest state park we have ever... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As Alabama's largest state park, you would expect a lot from Oak Mountain State Park, and you really are not disappointed. There is so much to do there that anyone who is looking for an outdoor activity pretty much can find it. Hiking? Check. Camping? Got it, both rustic and in cabins. Canoeing? Yep. Mountain biking? This is a mountain... More

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Panama City
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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Oak Mt is a very beautiful place to spend a few days camping. You can tent camp or come with a motorhome, 5th wheel or trailer. We camp with a 27' trailer. There is a lot to do in the park: hiking, horseback riding, swimming, etc. The camping area is clean and well kept. The bath houses are a little... More

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