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Oak Mountain State Park

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Address: 1100 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
Phone Number: 205 620 2524
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Breathtaking Vistas

This park is huge and has so much to offer. Some trails will "kick your butt" but your hard work will pay off with outstanding views. Trail around the lake are easier and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This park is huge and has so much to offer. Some trails will "kick your butt" but your hard work will pay off with outstanding views. Trail around the lake are easier and very enjoyable. The fishing area and pavilions are very well done. Don't miss the Tree Top Nature Trail and the rescued birds. The Rehabilitation Center is doing... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Oak mountain is great for learing about animals, swimming, scenic drives and views, and hiking! I hiked to pea vine falls with my pup and it was great!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Oak Mountain State Park is one of Alabama's best. It is only minutes from downtown Birmingham; but, it has everything you need -- and more. There's paddle boat rental, fishing boat rental, cabins, camping, hiking, a beach for swimming, and ample wildlife for your enjoyment. There are no gas motors allowed on the large lake so be sure to bring... More 

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Birmingham
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Rent a canoe or paddle boat. Hike to peavine falls and play in the pool under the waterfall. Swim or tan on the "beach". Picnic, golf, bike, fish. A great unspoiled place to enjoy nature and the mountains.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Love to come to Oak Mountain for the hiking. Love how convenient it is to Birmingham (motels and restaurants) but still how you leave it all behind when you enter the park. Great well marked trails. A bargain for $2 for 2 seniors.

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Juneau, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I hike the trails of Oak Mountain on a regular basis. All are pretty tough if you are moving on, but all could be good, leisurely trips for the most part. The trails are never crowded . They are peaceful and secluded for ultimate privacy. Oak Mountain is also a premier bike trail location. I've watched several events during my... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Lots of lovely trails, kayaking, horseback riding. There is a wildlife rehabilitation center which tends to injured and abandoned birds and this was good to visit. Most of the time we were the only family on the trails. Very nice.

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141 reviews 141 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Overall I recommend Oak Mountain. The facilities are very good for a state park and the location is very good. This trip we decided to hike the Blue Trail and camp out for two nights. The trails are very well marked and I wouldn't hesitate to hike them weekley for exercise if I lived in the Pelham/Hoover area. The campground... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited Oak Mountain on a weekday and had a great time. It wasn't crowded at all. We did some hiking and visited the birds in rehab. The place was beautiful and everyone who worked there was very helpful.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to go for a picnic or biking of walking. The beach area however is over run with people. Most of them the day we went were drinking and needed to have been ask to leave. Overall, there's a lot of fun things to do other than swim!

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