Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham: Address, Phone Number, Oak Mountain State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Oak Mountain State Park
4.5
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Annie K
Philadelphia, PA47 contributions
Jul 2021
There really are so many choices. I stuck with kayaking, sitting by the lake, and hiking the trails. Maps are clear and there are several intersections, so you can find the wildlife from the interpretive center and branch off to different areas or peaks. Just bring the bug spray.
Written November 12, 2021
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John H
Glen Saint Mary, FL87 contributions
Jul 2021
Stayed there three days and two nights. Wished it was longer! Awesome park. Camp sight was nice and big enough for 30 foot camper. Only had water and electric hook up available. Plenty to see and do in Alabama’s biggest state park. Rapper center nature trail was very nice. Only got 9 holes of golf in before dark but course was well kept through not particularly challenging. Mountain bike trail were what we came for and we weren’t disappointed. Well kept and marked. Different levels available for all riders. We will come back and stay longer next time!
Written August 7, 2021
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ripmaster2017
Maryville, TN8 contributions
Jul 2021
I'm not sure I've ever seen so many activities offered in a state park! Horseback riding, golf, archery, hiking, rail park at the lake, biking, camping...so much more!
Written July 29, 2021
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intlwanderlust
Europe895 contributions
Apr 2021
We did about six miles and really enjoyed the vistas and vernal foliage. We didn't see many folks despite it being Easter Saturday.
Written June 28, 2021
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DaphneJ
33 contributions
May 2021
Another excellent Alabama State Park. Oak Mountain is beautiful and filled with things to do. The campground is accessible to and used by all kinds of campers; from primitive tent camping to luxury big rigs and everything inbetween. The camp sites are level and well cared for. The staff are friendly and helpful and they respond quickly to your needs. The only area with 50 amp service is the equistrian camping section so, if you use 50 amp service make sure you bring a pig tail to cut down to the 30 amps. Make sure you come in the south entrance as the north entrance is a bit more difficult when bringing in a big rig. Once you exit off 65 the turn on State Camp Ground Rd. is almost immediate -- easy to miss.
Great biking and hiking. A beautiful lake for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and peddle boating. Rental prices are not bad at all. The Golf course is beautiful and you can go to the driving range for $1.00 for a bucket of balls. We highly recommend Oak Mountain State Park. We were there is May 2021 and we drive a Class A, 38 ft. with a flat toad.
Written June 3, 2021
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Robert R
Helena, AL143 contributions
Apr 2021
A friend and I had lunch in the park restaurant. The food was excellent, made to order, and very reasonable. The restaurant is located in the golf club overlooking the golf course. A very pleasant place to enjoy a nice meal sitting on the back porch watching golfers enjoying their day.
Written April 24, 2021
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hopalongrving
Mississippi999 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
The State Park
$5 pp entrance fee get you access to:
Archery, Equine area, Golf course, Wakeboarding area, BMX track, Lakes side beach areas, marina with restaurant, home of the Alabama Wildlife Center, Tree top trail where you can see birds who cannot be released into the wild (see full review for more info), kayak rentals, and endless trails. $1 map available for purchase to get a better look at the trails and amenities offered. It is not a trail map per se but all the trails are incredibly well marked.

The Campground
Pros
Friendly and attentive staff
Park store in campground & main park office
Endless fun opportunities (swim, hike, ride bikes, horses, archery, nature walks)
Daily rates vary based on demand similar to a hotel; weekends are more expensive
FHU sites and W/E sites available
Laundry available (B loop $1.50 wash/dry)
35 over air channels
They offer a 15% discount on overnight stays for Veterans/Active Duty/ 100% disabled person with documentation/ State employees traveling on business however the discount is only available Sunday thru Thursday and cannot be combined with other offers
Cons
Verizon (iPhone) coverage was limited; apparently WiFi available on the B side of the campground
There is a $4.75 reservation fee added
The only trash cans offered are a .50 walk uphill outside the campground
Single dump station on the way out of the park

YSK: In total we were charged $40.61 in taxes for our week stay (that’s nearly 20% total in various lodging/resort taxes) The flip side of this is that with a campground reservation you do NOT pay the daily $5 entrance fee per person.
Pay close attention to the size of your site when booking, the length of the site listed is every inch of the site be sure to account for your toad/pulling vehicle in your calculations.

We had to cut our visit short when the park took on damage from a tornado, we lost power and the staff offered to refund our unused days as they were unsure when the power would be restored. With iffy cell coverage we decided it was best to leave before more storms roll in.

I cannot say enough good things about this park. The rangers/volunteers went site to site before the storms rolled in ensuring we knew that the cinderblock bathrooms were available to shelter; then went storms were in the nearby area they came through and told everyone to seek shelter. Within hours they had cleaned up the downed trees and made all the roadways safely passable. We will definitely be returning to explore more.
Written March 31, 2021
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Ladye A
Saraland, AL476 contributions
Jan 2021
We had such a good time, weather was perfect for a hike. Everything was well marked. Had AT&T and no phone service at the start of the hike. A problem when your maps are on the phone. beautiful scenery will come back in the fall and spring. Spent the day, and didn't see 1/4 of the park. Enjoyed picnic for lunch. Only problem, after lunch time the crowd arrived, I love dogs, but I don't like dogs who are in public places and not on leashes. I saw were there is a stiff fine if caught. The Rangers need to come and hang out on the Blue Trail and make a fortune. Even in the parking area a man turned his dog loose to go and take care of the business. Dog didn't and ran across the road and up the mountain. That was funny!!!
Written January 21, 2021
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ella z
Curtice, OH114 contributions
Nov 2020
This park is well maintained and has plenty of things to do. Loved the Wildlife Center and our granddaughter loved the lake
Written December 7, 2020
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Joseph W
Nashport, OH502 contributions
Oct 2020
Spent several hours just checking park out and was truly amazed how much it had to offer. From beach, to multiple trails. From Golf course and restaurant to an archery area for both kids and adults.
Written November 11, 2020
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