By most park standards, Florala State Park in Alabama would be considered small, but the park makes up for its size by having breathtaking lake front views seldom offered in other parks. Easy access to fishing on Lake Jackson and sightseeing in Alabama’s Wetlands makes the park a popular vacation spot. The nearby city of Florala has many activities to indulge vacationers and sightseers.
The park is ideal for camping with lake front sites, as well as off lake and tent sites. Campsites include picnic tables and grills. Pavilions are available for large parties and meeting rooms can also be rented. The lake has a number of piers for fishing and there is bass, crappie, and bluegill. A boat launch is available and private boats are allowed on the lake, as is water-skiing. The park also offers paddle boat rentals. The hiking and biking trails go to the Florala Wetlands Park, a series of boardwalks that go through cypress gum wetlands. Trails also lead to the Old Depot, a train museum in Florala. Swimming is available that includes a beach with sand. There is a playground for the kids, along with a basketball court.
Fees for campsites range from $12 to $25, depending on whether water and or electricity hookups are needed. The price also varies with the location of each campsite. There is a monthly camping fee of $420 during the months of October through March. A lodging tax of 11% is applied to these fees. Pavilions can be rented from $30 to $45.
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