Oak Mountain State Park: An Ultimate Guide for First Time Travelers

Oak Mountain State Park: An Ultimate Guide for First Time Travelers
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Tripboba.com - Oak Mountain State Park is the biggest state park in Alabama. It has 9,940 acres with widest varieties of outdoor activities. Besides, its proximity to Birmingham makes Oak Mountain State Park a perfect stop while you are traveling to the city.

The physical landscape of this park is really stunning! It will give you an unforgettable experience for your vacation. If you want to know more about Oak Mountain State Park, we have collected some useful guides so you won't have a bad first-time experience.

Read this ultimate guide for a visit to Oak Mountain State Park. Be ready to get a memorable moment in this park!
 

1. Oak Mountain State Park Maps


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Oak Mountain State Park is located on 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124 or 86FR+V7 Pelham, Alabama. It opens daily from 7 AM up to 5 PM.

2. Oak Mountain State Park Cabins

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Oak Mountain State Park offers 10 fully-equipped cabins that are available year-round. All those cabins are set up for light housekeeping. It also features linens furnished on the housekeeping. Each cabin is completed with two bedrooms with one king bed as well as two double beds. But the maximum capacity is only for 6 people.

Each cabin also has one bath and a kitchenette completed with cookware, utensils, central heat and air, grill and picnic table, as well as porch. You can enjoy a flat-screen TV and Dish Network that are put in the living room of each cabin.

Cabins in Oak Mountain State Park are just perfect for those of you who are looking for a calm and peaceful place. Besides, there is a lake in Oak Mountain State Park called Lake Tranquility. This area is special just for cabins guests.

3. Oak Mountain State Park Camping

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Oak Mountain State Park has a campground that is really worth a try. Located in a big cul-de-sac that borders Beaver Lake, it becomes a favorite spot for anyone who wants to get away from routines or works.

Besides, it is surrounded by rolling hills with the awesome Longleaf Pines that offer a calm and refreshing atmosphere. The Oak Mountain State Park campground is open for camping year-round.

4. Oak Mountain State Park Trail Map


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If you adore hiking, Oak Mountain State Park is a perfect place for you!  It has approximately 25 miles of hiking trails! There are some trails that you can choose.

The first trail is The White Trail or the Shackleford Point Trail. It is 6,4 miles long. Since it only has one way, you have to turn around and come back the way you came. Also, you can pick up a connector trail if you want to go a different way.

It starts at the North Trailhead and follows a path that is similar to the Blue Trail, but, at a lower elevation. The White Trail climbs to the highest point in Oak Mountain State Park at a height of 1,260 feet. This trail ends at the Peavine Falls parking lot.

The second trail is The Blue Trail with 6,7 miles long. It is also named as South Rim Trail. Same as The White Trail, this trail only has one way. So, you need to take a step just like what to do in The White Trail: turn around and come back to the path you came or pick up a connector trail.

The Blue Trail begins at the North Trailhead and makes a steep climb up to the ridge. It goes from an elevation of 620 feet (approximately) to 1,100 feet (approximately). Once your climbing is done, the trail follows the ridge to the end at the parking lot of Peavine Falls.

The third trail is The Yellow Trail. Known as the Foothills Trail, it also only has one way. It starts at the North Trailhead at a low height over the Lake Tranquility to end at Peavine Road. This trail does make several ascents.

The fourth trail is The Green Trail. It is known as Peavine Falls Trail. It starts near the Park Office. It doesn’t end directly to the Peavine Falls parking lot, so you need to get on The Blue Trail or The White Trail.

The fifth trail is The Lake Trail. It is a multi-use hike and bike trail over Double Oak Lake located on Terrace Dive. It is really popular among bikers because of the varieties of switchbacks.

Lastly, you also can use The Wildlife Center Trail. It is a short trail 0,3 mile long. It begins from the beach parking lot to the Treetop Nature Trail, the Orange Trail, as well as the Yellow Trail.

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