I was first introduced to Huntsville state Park by my art professor from the area college. I arived before anyoen else that morning and literally had the entire park to myself. I have never been to a more serene place. The lake may be small, but the wild life is abundant. LARGE alligators live in the lake, so DO NOT let your dogs in the water. I've seen some swim right through the swimming area. That being said, I've never been bothered by them when my friends and I have gone swimming there. The water is miraculously still nice and cool even during the hottest months of the year. There is a diving platform right in the middle of the swimming area, It's great fun but man does it get crowded when the park is busy. I'm not one for crowds but I still have fun. The nature trails through the park are very well kept too. While I have not spent the night in this park (yet!) the camping spots are fairly well spread out. The screen shelters are in a nice locations too, most of them are right next to the water. Even the park road into the park is so beautiful you can't help but walk down it. Make sure to check out the cool nature center too. Oh! If you ever get there early enough, the college art classes sometimes meet there. Check out some cool art and nature at the same time :)
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