|Indian Shell Mound Park|
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 occurri...
Oak Mountain State Park
|Description: 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 demonstration farm and horseback riding facilities. With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide excitement for every member of the family!|
Wildlife to Watch: Oak Mountain's acres provide a lush habitat for many species, including the Eastern bluebird. The Treetop Nature Trail offers an elevated walkway for viewing raptors and other woodland birds. Injured birds receive care at the Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, which occasionally opens its doors to visitors.
Special Tips: The Treetop Nature Trail offers close-up views of unreleasable hawks and owls in natural habitat enclosures from an elevated walkway in the woods. Open every day, it is handicapped accessible.
Ownership: Alabama State Parks
Size: 9940 acres
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