Oak Mountain State Park

Quick Facts

Oak Mountain State Park

Alabama

(205) 620-2520

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Things To Do

Overview

As Alabama's largest park, Oak Mountain provides 9,940 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!

Map of Oak Mountain (AL)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.319250, -86.780938

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park has three beautiful lakes, with boating allowed on all three. For those without a boat, paddle boats and aluminum fishing boats are available for rent. However, no gasoline motors are allowed.

  • Bicycling

    Oak Mountain State Park has a rugged 17-mile trail for those looking for a day of mountain biking. The park also boasts the oldest continuously operating BMX track in the country, which is open to the public during weekdays, but is closed to visitors during race weekends.

  • Camping

    In addition to its large improved campground, the park has abundant backcountry camping. There are several designated backcountry sites for backpacking that are conspicuously located throughout the park, which offer a view of the varying topography and habitats that are found in the region.

  • Fishing

    Oak Mountain offers two 85-acre lakes stocked with largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie. Both lakes are fertilized and maintained, and open year-round. No gasoline motors are allowed, but electric trolling motors are welcome, and john-boats are available for rent. Private boats may be launched from either lake. An accessible pier on Double Oak Lake has recently been built as well.

  • Golfing

    Oak Mountain Golf Course is a public, 18-hole championship course (par 72) designed by Earl Stone. Repeatedly rated by Golf Digest to be among the top 50-75 public courses in the United States, Oak Mountain has hosted qualifying rounds for the Alabama Open. Oak Mountain Golf Course features a fully-stocked pro shop and an on-course snack bar, Bermuda greens and tees, and a driving range, chipping green, and practice green open year.

  • Hiking

    The park has over 50 miles of hiking trails varying in distance and difficulty. There are several great sites along the trails, including waterfalls, lakes, and peaceful stream banks. Backpackers are welcome, but please follow Leave No Trace principles, and open fires are not allowed.

  • Horseback Riding

    Guided trail rides are available Wednesday through Sunday. If you bring your own horse and stay overnight, boarding for your horse is available.

  • Picnicking

    The park's day-use picnic facilities include large picnic pavilions and picnic tables with grills, two fishing lakes on the north end of the park (Fishing Center) and in the Main Day-Use one recreational lake with pedal boat and canoe rentals, a sandy beach swimming area, a large open playing field, ample shoreline for bank fishing and a boat launch for your personal boat (no gas operated motors, but electric trolling motors invited).

  • RVing

    Nestled in a large cul-de-sac which borders Beaver Lake and surrounded by rolling hills topped with the long lived and majestic Longleaf Pines, the campground is a favorite spot for families to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Visitors need not leave behind all the luxuries of the modern world, with 85 campsites will full hook-ups, including water, electric, and sewer.

  • Water Sports

    Oak Mountain State Park has a large sandy beach for visitors looking to relax in the sun or cool off with a swim in the lake. Paddle boats and aluminum boats are available for rent, as well, for those looking to explore the lake.

Directions

Driving

Oak Mountain State Park is located about 25 minutes south of Birmingham. If you are traveling on I-65 take exit 246. This is the Pelham exit. Then head west on Hwy 119. Almost immediately you will take a left and head south on the State Park road. From there use the map and signs to find the trailhead you want. The park has several signs to guide you to it from I-65.

Flying

The closest major airport in in Birmingham. A variety of car rental agencies is available.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(205) 620-2520

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