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Gulf Islands National Seashore Park

Rank: 11 9 Activites Email: guis_information@nps.gov Distance: 4.98 miles

What is it that entices people to the sea? Poet John Masefield wrote, "I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied." Millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches, the aquamarine waters, a boat ride, a camping spot, a tour of an old fort, or a place to fish.

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Alabama's Coastal Connection National Park

Distance: 41.69 miles

This route and the waterways it follows are significant to the state of Alabama and the region for many reasons. Among them are the National Historic Landmarks of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, the protected lands of the Dauphin Island Audubon Sanctuary, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Gulf State Park, beaches, and a unique culture of working wa...

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (251)-540-7720 Email: bonsecour@fws.gov Distance: 42.62 miles

The Bon Secour NWR consists of 6,700 acres of wildlife habitat lying directly west of Gulf Shores, Alabama on the Fort Morgan peninsula of south Alabama. The refuge was established by congress in 1980 to serve habitat for non-game birds migrating south in the fall and north in the spring. The migration paths from Bon Secour lead south to lower Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

3 Activites Phone: (251)-928-9792 Distance: 46.37 miles

Weeks Bay Reserve encompasses more than 6,000 acres of tidal and forested wetlands within the greater Mobile Bay estuarine system along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Weeks Bay is a small estuary fringed with a variety of wetland habitats receiving freshwater from the Fish and Magnolia Rivers. Located along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay between the major metropolitan areas of Mobile, AL and Pensa...

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Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (228)-475-0765 Email: pon_dixson@fws.gov Distance: 79.57 miles

Grand Bay NWR is one of over 540 National Wildlife Refuges managed as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Grand Bay NWR was established in 1992 under the Emergency Wetlands Resources act of 1986 to protect one of the largest expanses of undisturbed pine savanna habitats in the Gulf Coastal Plain region. The refuge is located in Mobile County, Alabama and Jackson, County Mississippi, and w...

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Natchez Trace Parkway - Alabama

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: NATR_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 81.58 miles

The Natchez Trace in Alabama, though short, is rich in history. It encompasses Freedom Hills Overlook, Rock Springs, and Colbert Ferry, where George Colbert charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 for ferry services. Get a taste of the South as you traverse the cotton fields of Alabama.

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Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

7 Activites Phone: (228)-475-7047 Distance: 81.99 miles

The Grand Bay Reserve is one of the most biologically productive estuarine ecosystems in the northern Gulf of Mexico and includes part of the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Located between Pascagoula, MS and the Alabama state line, the Reserve's habitats support rare and endangered plant and animal species, important marine fisheries and archeological sites. The 18,400 acre Reserve encompass...

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Alabama River Lakes National Park

10 Activites Phone: (334)-682-4244 Distance: 88.95 miles

Claiborne Lake is the most primitive of the Alabama River Lakes. Nestled in Alabama's southwest hill country, the lake encompasses over 60 miles of the Alabama River, stretching from the Claiborne Lock and Dam to Millers Ferry Lock and Dam. Claiborne Lock and Dam was completed in 1971 but was opened for navigation in November 1969. It has no power installation. Although the lake remains mostly w...

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Gulf Islands Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 95.89 miles

The Gulf Islands Wilderness now contains a total of 4,080 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Mississippi. In 1978 the Gulf Islands Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In a...

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Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (228)-497-6322 Email: MississippiSandhillCrane@fws.gov Distance: 98.73 miles

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 national wildlife refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was established in 1975 to safeguard the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane and its unique disappearing wet pine savanna habitat. The refuge consists of more than 19,000 acres in four units and is now part of the Gulf Coast National Wi...

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Leaf Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 111.14 miles

The Leaf Wilderness now contains a total of 994 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Mississippi. In 1984 the Leaf Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing p...

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Breton Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 112.71 miles

The Breton Wilderness now contains a total of 5,000 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Louisiana. In 1975 the Breton Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ".....

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Breton National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (985)-882-2000 Distance: 113.39 miles

The Breton National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1904 and is the second oldest refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge is comprised of a series of barrier islands including Breton Island and all of the Chandeleur Islands in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. It was formed from the remnants of the Mississippi River's former St.Bernard Delta, which was active 2000 years ag...

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Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (251)-246-3583 Email: choctaw@fws.gov Distance: 118.04 miles

The Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge is located in southwest Alabama along the Tombigbee River approximately 80 miles north of Mobile. The Refuge was established in 1964 on lands aquired by the Corp of Engineers in conjunction with the Coffeeville Lock and Dam project. The 4,218 acre refuge encompasses approximately 1,802 acres of lakes, sloughs, and creeks, 2,265 acres of bottomland hardwoods, an...

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William Dannelly Reservoir National Park

7 Activites Phone: (334)-682-4244 Distance: 119.33 miles

Bisecting Alabama's Black Prairie Belt, the William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir encompasses 105 miles of the Alabama River. Dannelly Reservoir boasts an area of about 27 square miles and a shoreline of more than 500 miles. Since opening in 1974, the lake and its surrounding parks have become a recreational center, offering excellent fishing, skiing, boating and hunting. With its great appeal to sp...

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Black Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 124.03 miles

The Black Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 5,052 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Mississippi. In 1984 the Black Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ...

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St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (850)-653-8808 Email: saintvincent@fws.gov Distance: 125.97 miles

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities. Ten separate habitat types have been identified: tidal marsh; freshwater lakes and streams; dunes domin...

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Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail Park

1 Activites Phone: (334)-877-1984 Email: semo information@nps.gov Distance: 126.31 miles

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which extended equal voting rights for African-Americans. As both White and Black non-violent supporters led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the right to vote in Central Alabama, today, you can trace their march toward freedom on the 54-mile trail and connect with their stories at the Interpretive Centers.

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George W. Andrews Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (912)-768-2516 Distance: 129.65 miles

Lake George W. Andrews is named for George William Andrews, who was born in Clayton, Alabama in 1906 and served as a United States Representative from 1944 until his death in 1971. The project was originally named the Columbia Lock and Dam and was renamed for Congressman Andrews in 1972. Lake George W. Andrews day use parks include: Abbie Creek Park and West Bank Park located on the Alabama side...

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Lake Seminole National Park

12 Activites Phone: (229)-662-2001 Distance: 131.88 miles

The Lake Seminole project, originally authorized as the Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam Project by the River and Harbor Act of 1946, was the first of three locks and dams constructed for navigation, hydro-power, recreation and related use purposes on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River systems. Construction of this muti-purpose project began in 1947 and was completed in 1957. Lake Seminole b...

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Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 132.23 miles

The Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness now contains a total of 8,090 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1984 the Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. I...

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R.E. Bob Woodruff Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (334)-872-9554 Distance: 133.81 miles

Woodruff Lake offers such activities as fishing, boating, water-skiing, picnicking, camping, swimming and hiking. The project features 11 parks that are well-facilitated for visitors. Conveniences at the parks include beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and boat launching ramps. Since construction of the first park in 1975, annual attendance figures have soared to over 2 million.

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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

6 Activites Phone: (850)-670-7700 Email: Erik.Lovestrand@dep.state.fl.us Distance: 138.06 miles

The Apalachicola Bay Reserve protects one of the most productive estuarine systems in the Northern Hemisphere, where the economic value of the natural resources and pristine conditions depend on the region's biological diversity. The 246,000-acre reserve on the Florida panhandle is about 75 miles southeast of Tallahassee and 60 miles east of Panama City. Included within the Reserve's management a...

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Walter F. George Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (229)-768-2516 Distance: 145.10 miles

There are 13 Corps of Engineers day use parks and 4 campgrounds on Walter F. George Lake, a great place to camp, fish, boat and picnic. Enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and the Chattahoochee River, as well as the gracious antebellum mansions located in nearby historic towns, such as Eufaula, Alabama and Cuthbert, Georgia. The lake, sometimes referred to as Lake Eufaula, extends 85 miles along ...

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Bradwell Bay Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 149.63 miles

The Bradwell Bay Wilderness now contains a total of 24,602 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1975 the Bradwell Bay Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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