Tag Archives: Alabama State Parks

State Parks Impact Alabama’s Economy

An earlier story detailed the economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots. The National Park Service concluded that, nationwide, the country’s parks contributed more than $14.7 billion to gateway communities in 2012. … Continue reading

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Alabama Gulf Coast Named Top Tourism Attraction

Alabama’s Gulf beaches and Gulf State Park are the largest tourism attractions in the state, overwhelmingly so, according to the new attendance figures released last week by the Alabama Tourism Department. The state’s largest stand-alone festival events, located about 20 miles … Continue reading

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Alabama State Parks Celebrate 75 Years

From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state’s rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone—its 75th anniversary. The parks system preserves … Continue reading

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Deep South Surprises

A Gulf Coast resort destination in Orange Beach, The Wharf offers diverse residential, entertainment, retail, and dining options, and a full service Marina with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Whether relaxing in a luxury condominium alongside the magnificent marina, … Continue reading

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Free Wireless at Alabama State Parks

In the last year, a new technology has been added to many of Alabama’s state parks—wireless Internet. With free wireless Internet now available at select Alabama State Park campgrounds, roughing it no longer means disconnecting from the modern world, according … Continue reading

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Lake Guntersville Rebounds One Year after Storms

On April 27, 2011 Lake Guntersville State Park was hit by multiple tornadoes. Thirteen months after three tornadoes tore a path of destruction through Lake Guntersville State Park, the park has rebounded and is still a primary vacation spot in … Continue reading

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Alabama State Parks 2012 Geocaching Challenge

Alabama State Parks kicks off its 2012 Geocaching Challenge at Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula next Friday, April 13. The kickoff event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with a reception in the Magnolia room at the park … Continue reading

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Six Courses, One Name: Alabama State Parks Golf Trail Named

In early December I posted a story, What Would You Name the Alabama State Parks Golf Trail? The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources sought help in naming the State Parks Golf Trail. With a recent announcement of new … Continue reading

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What Would You Name the Alabama State Parks Golf Trail?

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking help in naming the State Parks Golf Trail. The concept is similar to what is used by the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which has become a major tourist attraction … Continue reading

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