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Metropolis RegionGulf RegionRiver Heritage Region Mountains Region Mountains Region Metropolis Region River Heritage Region Gulf Region Recreational opportunities abound throughout Alabama, from the sugar-white sands of the Gulf Coast beaches to the majestic mountains of North Alabama. You'll find some of the best biking trails in the South and ample sites for camping, hiking, rock climbing and watching wildlife.

The Alabama Bass Trail is a must for any avid angler. In addition, Alabama is one of the premier states in the nation for hunting white-tailed deer and Eastern wild turkey. Our state's generous hunting seasons and bag limits are the envy of other states. Or search for one of numerous sport shooting facilities.

Choose from dozens of splendid public and private gardens located in small towns and cities that will be open for tours during the special celebration of 2004: The Year of Alabama Gardens.

Alabama's rivers are a great place for you to enjoy canoeing or rafting and our pristine lakes are the ideal place for boating. You'll find more than one million acres of lakes, 1,600 miles of rivers and 53 miles of coastline ready for your enjoyment. If diving and snorkeling are your hobbies, then Alabama has some great locations to practice your art. The Gulf Coast along our southern border offers a variety of places to take a dip in the ocean. Whether you are exploring the bottom of the Gulf or simply enjoying the natural marine life, you will find an adventure!

Look no further than Alabama's abundant collection of museums to find the story of our great state and its people. From the birthplace of Helen Keller to birth of the Civil Rights Movement, discover struggles and accomplishments of our past. Visit the actual Civil Rights Movement sites in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Tuskegee where events that galvanized the world also made a nation view its fellow men and women with equality and respect.

Alabama's grand homes also have many stories to tell in almost every corner of the state. You can find them in the Historic Sites/Homes section. Civil War heritage in Alabama is complex and diverse, with many historically significant sites and museums to visit.

Alabama is also rich in Native American history. The tribes and traditions of Alabama's Native Americans live on at many sites throughout the state.

Explore Alabama

Claiborne Lake Fishing

Fishing is probably the most popular activity on Alabama River Lakes. The 244 river miles and more than 30

, AL Fishing

Claiborne Lake Camping

Isaac Creek Campground 61 sites(31 reservable, 30 non-reservable) with electrical and water hookups, dump station, coin laundry, 2

, AL Camping

Historic Fort Gaines

As Admiral Farragut's fleet of 14 frigates and four iron-clad monitors prepared to engage Forts Gaines and Morgan on August 5, 1864, Colonel Charles Anderson and his 800

Dauphin Island, AL Historic Forts

Indian Shell Mound Park - Ghostly Tours

GHOSTLY GETAWAY TO DAUPHIN ISLAND - Early French explorers were among the original tourists to visit Dauphin Island, Alabama more than 300 years ago. They dubbed it Massacre Island for the mounds of sun-bleached bones that they found there. What they didn'

Dauphin Island, AL Paranormal

Dannelly Reservoir Hunting Areas

The 9,465 acres at Alabama River Lakes is a good opportunity to enjoy the various kinds of game and non-game wildlife. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers manages approximately 5600

, AL Hunting

Deerlick Creek Park

46 Sites, 40 with electrical (6 primitive sites without electric), water hookups, dump station available, coin laundry, hot showers, boat ramp, pay phone, playground, fishing piers, group shelter, swimming beach, hiking trails and paved bicycle trail. A park attendant is on duty.

, AL Campgrounds

Burritt on the Mountain-A Living Museum

Burritt on the Mountain has been referred to as a "Jewel on the Mountain." Start with Dr. William Henry Burritt's eclectic mansion, add a historic park with restored 19

Huntsville, AL Museums

Dannelly Reservoir Camping

Millers Ferry Campground 66 sites(42 reservable, 24 non-reservable) with electrical and water hookups, dump station, 2 coin laundry, 2 hot showers, boat ramp, playground, shelter, swimming beach, multi-use court, fishing, water-skiing, attendant on duty. Open all year. 29

, AL Camping

Woodruff Lake Hunting

The 9,465 acres at Alabama River Lakes is a good opportunity to enjoy the various kinds of game and non-game wildlife. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers manages approximately 5600

, AL Hunting

Woodruff Lake Camping

Gunter Hill Campground 146 sites(89 reservable, 57 non-reservable) with electrical and water hookups, 2 dump stations, coin laundry, 2 hot showers, boat ramp, 4 playgrounds, 2 group shelters, attendant on duty all year. 67 sites all year. Campsites are $16.00 per night. Directions:

, AL Camping


Shady Grove Dude Ranch/Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort

Alabama's only dude ranch and Cloudmont's 200-acre ski and golf resort offers hiking trails, round-up lodge, farmhouse, horseback and wagon rides, square dancing, skiing and more. Call for reservations. Take to the trails on horseback at Shady Grove Dude Ranch. Guided (hourly)

Mentone, AL Ranches