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Oak Mountain State Park
Parks
Location: 200 Terrace Drive
Pelham, AL 35124
Amenities: Bicycle, BMX Track, Boat Launch, Camping, Canoeing, Drinking Water, Exercise, Fishing, Food Service, Geocaching, Golf, Hand/Small Boat Launch, Hiking, Horseback, Kayaking, Leashed Animals Permitted, Lodging, Mountain Biking, Paddle Boards, Picnic, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Ranger Station, Restroom, RV Campground, Sailing, Sanitary Disposal, Shelter, Shower, Stable, Store, Swimming, Volleyball, Wakeboard Cable Park, Walking Trail, and Wheelchair Accessible
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Contact Phone: 205 620-2520
Link: Visit Website
Oak Mountain State Park

As Alabama's largest park, Oak Mountain provides 9,940 acres of pine-studded ridges and lush green hardwood bottoms. Runner's World Magazine recently named the running trails at Oak Mountain as one of "The Crown Jewels," listing them among the Top 25 Best Trail Runs in America. 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 and equestrian campground facilities. With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide excitement for every member of the family!

Oak Mountain State Park’s mountain bike trails are featured on the MTB Project website that allows you to search for mountain bike trails across the country and get vital information about specific trails and take virtual rides on certain segments. Click on this link to visit the OMSP section. View Mountain Bike Project website...

For the archery park Alabamians ages 16 to 64 must have a hunting license, Wildlife Management Area license, or Wildlife Heritage license in order to shoot. For non-residents, an annual Wildlife Management Area license or non-resident hunting license is required.


Night Rides at Oak Mtn
A co-ed group mountain bike ride at Oak Mountain State Park on Thursday nights. Intermediate to advanced skill levels are recommended due to night riding conditions, pace and mileage. The ride departs from the South Trailhead parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and lasts from 2-2.5 hours. Lights are strongly recommended.

Wakeboard Cable Park

Alabama’s first Wakeboard Cable Park is now open through September at Oak Mountain State Park. Located at Beaver Lake, the lower fishing lake, the cable park operates from 10 a.m. to dark. Prices vary, but patrons can purchase a season pass, two- hour or four-hour pass. Also available to rent are helmets, vests, wakeboards, knee boards and much more.
For more information call 620-2528.

More Flip Side Watersports info from Alabama State Parks Website
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Other OMSP Areas of Interest

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
3/23/2019
Pre-sunrise Hike: King's Chair #SpringBreak2019
Kick off Spring Break 2019 by watching the sun rise over Alabama at the famous King's Chair Overlook!! DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS BREATHTAKING VIEW!

Meet at the North Trail Head parking lot between 4:30am and 4:45am. Hike will begin at 5:00am! come through OMSP front gate! back gate will be closed. Event is FREE with entrance into OMSP!

We will be hiking in the dark so bring a flashlight or headlamp!

3/24/2019
Bike Link Demo Day at Oak Mountain State Park
Mark your calendars for a great day of riding! Bike Link Hoover is hosting a Pivot Cycles demo day for you to enjoy the latest and greatest from Pivot on your local trails! We hope to see you there! Call for visit website for more information
3/30/2019
Guided Hike: King's Chair
Join OMSP Naturalist on a guided hike to King's Chair! One of the best overlooks in the central Alabama area! We will begin our hike shortly after 9am. Meet at the North Trail Head!
Feel free to bring a hammock and stay while on the mountain top or venture back down the mountain at your leisure.

This hike is great for all ages, but is considered advanced in some areas! 2 miles one way! Dogs welcome on leashes!

Suggestions for this hike:
-Water
-Snacks
-Hiking poles/stick

3/30/2019
Photography at Oak Mountain State Park
Tiny blooms and the pretty colors of spring wildflowers show their best at Oak Mountain State Park, where you can see them, and take their picture.

Bring your DSLR camera (required), your favorite lens(es) -- a macro lens, or macro rings will be helpful -- and tripod, to the Office Park classroom for a lecture to learn about photographing wildflowers, with tips and techniques. Close-up photography with a macro lens to be covered in the lecture. Following the classroom session, the group will go to specific location(s), and photograph spring wildflowers at the park. Walking and hiking will be easy-to-moderate.

4/6/2019
Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Market

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