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Oak Mountain State Park
As Alabama's largest park, Oak Mountain provides 9940 acres of pine-studded ridges and lush green hardwood bottoms. The park offers vacation cottages, golf, pro shop with snack bar, improved camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain bike trails, backpacking, a demonstratio...
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Indian Shell Mound Park
Description: Indian Shell Mound Park, located on the northern shore of Dauphin Island, is maintained and administered by Alabama Marine Resources Division. This eleven acres of subtropical natural wonder represents a botanical treasure-trove found on no other Gulf barrier island. Several plant species occurring here are representatives of families found as far inland as the Appalachian Mountains and from as far south as Yucatan state, Mexico. Many were probably transported here by Indian groups hundreds of years ago for medicinal and culinary purposes.

Wildlife to Watch: The Shell Mounds and Dauphin Island in general are renowned "hot-spots" for observing neotropical migrant birds, and attract birders from around the U.S. each spring and fall. Dauphin Island is the first point of land encountered by migrants during their spring migration across the Gulf of Mexico. The entire Island is a bird sanctuary.

Special Tips: Call Alabama Marine Resource Division (251) 861-2882 for more info.

Ownership: ADCNR 
Size: 11 acres 
Closest Town: Dauphin Island

Facilities:
Large Boats

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringFall

Bullock's Oriole - photo by Bruce Taubert
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Indian Shell Mound Park : Wildlife Viewing Area