Paul M. Grist State Park

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Paul M. Grist State Park


(334) 872-5846

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Things To Do


Tranquility prevails in this beautiful 1,080-acre park as visitors enjoy the relaxing atmosphere around the park's lake. Recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping.

Map of Paul M. Grist (AL)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.601094, -86.992882



  • Boating

    Come explore Valley Creek Lake. Bring your own boat or rent a canoe or flat bottom boat at the park and enjoy a day on the water. Electric motors are welcome, but gasoline motors are not allowed.

  • Camping

    The campground offers sites with both full hook-ups and primitive sites for tents. The bathhouse is cleaned daily, so your stay at Paul M. Grist State Park will be as comfortable as possible.

  • Fishing

    Paul M. Grist State Park's centerpiece is a 100 acre lake stocked with bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and catfish. No gasoline motors are allowed, but electric trolling motors are welcome. Jon-boats are available for rent and a launching ramp is provided for privately owned boats.

  • Hiking

    Several hiking trails wind through the park, including a scenic loop around the lake.

  • Historic Sites

    Please contact the park for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Paul M. Grist State Park's day-use picnic facilities include a large picnic pavilion, serveral picnic tables, a beach swimming area, paddle boat rentals, large open playing fields, and ample shoreline for bank fisherman.

  • RVing

    Located on the 100-acre lake, the campground provides 11 RV sites with sewer, water, and 50 amp electric hook-ups.

  • Water Sports

    A designated swimming area is available for a nice dip on those hot summer days.



Follow Alabama Highway 22 East from Selma. Head west on Van Hooks Alley toward Lapsley St/Summerfield Rd Turn right at Lapsley St/Summerfield Rd, 1.1 miles Turn right at AL-14/AL-8/Highland Ave/US-80, 0.5 miles Turn left at AL-22/N Broad St/Citizens Pkwy Continue to follow AL-22/Citizens Pkwy, 11.2 miles Turn left at Highway 222, 1.7 miles Turn right at Highway 37, 1.1 miles Turn right at Grist Rd, 0.9 miles Turn right at Paul M Grist State Park


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

Phone Numbers


(334) 872-5846