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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Rank: 263 6 Activites Email: HOBE_Information@nps.gov Distance: 3.99 miles

On 27 March 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson 's army of 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa's 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors fortified in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Red Sticks died that day. The battle ended the Creek War, resulted in a land cession of 23,000,000 acres to the United States and created a national hero of Andrew Jackson.

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Cheaha Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 27.71 miles

The Cheaha Wilderness now contains a total of 7,245 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Alabama. In 1983 the Cheaha 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...

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West Point Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (706)-645-2937 Distance: 30.99 miles

Fishing is probably the most popular activity on West Point Lake. A dozen creeks and more than 40 square miles of lake provide plenty of good fishing spots for the thousands of anglers who fish here regularly. The lake abounds with bass, catfish, crappie and bream. Bank fishing is excellent at many locations, including public fishing piers at Hardley Creek Park, Rocky Point Park, and McGee Bridge ...

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National Forests In Alabama Park

14 Activites Email: pa_alabama@fs.fed.us Distance: 33.77 miles

2015 Recreation Fee Schedule and Opening DatesPlaces of Great EscapesGet moving and take a “Great Escape” trip by exercising in one of Alabama’s national forests. A drive to one of our national forests provides opportunities for hiking, running, walking, bicycling, swimming, and canoeing.Exercising in the great outdoors can burn just as many calories as jogging on a treadmill, and an additional be...

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Talladega Scenic Drive National Park

Phone: (256)-463-2272 Distance: 35.70 miles

Talladega Drive offers a bird's-eye view of scenic mountains, rock outcroppings, and small rural settlements within the Talladega National Forest. Heading towards Cheaha State Park and Alabama's highest peak, with an elevation of 2,407 feet, travel the backbone of Horseblock and Cheaha Mountains, the southernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Rank: 325 1 Activites Email: Carla_graves@nps.gov Distance: 39.74 miles

Before the first African American military pilots became known as the "Red Tails" they wore striped tails as they began their flight training in the Army's PT-17 Stearman bi-plane. Their flying adventure started at Moton Field, in Tuskegee, Alabama, where the Army Air Corps began a military "experiment" to see if Negroes could be trained to fly combat aircraft. Come--share their adventure!!

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Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Rank: 272 3 Activites Email: TUIN_Interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 41.53 miles

In 1881, Booker T. Washington arrived in Alabama and started building Tuskegee Institute both in reputation and literally brick by brick. He recruited the best and the brightest to come and teach here including George Washington Carver who arrived in 1896. Carver's innovations in agriculture, especially with peanuts, expanded Tuskegee's standing throughout the country. The story continues....

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Dugger Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 58.09 miles

The Dugger Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 9,200 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Alabama. In 1999 the Dugger Mountain 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...

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Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 76.47 miles

Watercress Darter NWR, near Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, was established by the Service in 1980 to provide protection for the endangered watercress darter. Although the Refuge is only about 23 acres of ponds, mixed pine-hardwood forest, and a residence, it contains Thomas Spring, the original quarter acre pond where the species was described. A second pond was constructed on the Refuge i...

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Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail Park

1 Activites Phone: (334)-877-1984 Email: semo information@nps.gov Distance: 77.72 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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Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-848-7085 Email: cahabariver@fws.gov Distance: 78.64 miles

Cahaba River NWR is one of nation's newest National Wildlife Refuges, the 540th in fact. Established September 25, 2002 for the purpose of protecting and managing a unique section of the Cahaba River and land adjacent to it. Cahaba River NWR is home to five federally listed species including the Cahaba shiner, goldline darter, round rocksnail, and cylindrical lioplax snail. Currently, the Refug...

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R.E. Bob Woodruff Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (334)-872-9554 Distance: 79.50 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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Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (334)-687-4065 Email: eufaula@fws.gov Distance: 79.94 miles

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964, on the Walter F. George Reservoir (Lake Eufaula) in cooperation with the Corps of Engineers (COE). The reservoir resulted from impoundment of the Chattahoochee River between Alabama and Georgia. The Refuge, lying on the upper reaches of the reservoir, consists of 11,184 acres. There are 7,953 acres in Barbour and Russell Counties, Alabama...

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Nara's Southeast Region - Atlanta, Ga National Park

1 Activites Phone: (404)-763-7477 Email: atlanta.center@nara.gov Distance: 86.14 miles

Genealogy Research The Atlanta facility has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, among them: Federal population censuses for all States, 1790-1930; indexes for the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses (indexes are not available for all census years and all states); selected military service records and indexes; selected pension and bounty-land warrant applicati...

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Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

Rank: 89 Email: judy_forte@nps.gov Distance: 91.77 miles

A young boy grows up in a time of segregation...A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement...This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change.

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Rank: 43 4 Activites Email: KEMO_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 92.39 miles

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve Park

Rank: 183 9 Activites Email: Gaye_Tulley@nps.gov Distance: 96.35 miles

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.

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Allatoona Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (678)-721-6700 Distance: 96.36 miles

Allatoona Lake is one of the most frequently visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation. Located only 30 miles from Atlanta, more than 6 million visitors each year enjoy picnicking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming and other water sports, and observing the abundant wildlife along the shores of this beautiful lake. The visitor center features video exhibits and displays about the ...

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Guntersville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 97.75 miles

Good fishing, clear waters, and the beautiful backdrop of the wooded Appalachian foothills combine to make Guntersville one of the South's premier recreation attractions. Crappie is the number-one sport fish, usually accounting for more than half of the total catch. Bass and bluegill are also caught in large numbers. The area just below Guntersville Dam is known for its fine sauger fishing dur...

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Tims Ford Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 97.75 miles

Tims Ford's sprawling arms of water are popular with canoeists, kayakers, and anglers. To improve the quality of aquatic life below the dam, TVA runs air compressors that add oxygen to the water. A small turbine has also been added to supply a minimum flow of water to support aquatic life when the hydropower plant is not generating electricity. In addition to power generation and recreation, Ti...

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Normandy Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 97.75 miles

Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers, and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular. The Duck River watershed is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in the nation. Over 500 species of fish, insects, and other aquatic life inhabit the ecosystem, including two species of mussels - the Cumberland...

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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Rank: 252 1 Activites Email: gabe_laster@nps.gov Distance: 102.39 miles

Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Park

Rank: 24 9 Activites Phone: (678)-538-1200 Email: chat_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 103.39 miles

Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk to enjoy nature's display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Get Outdoors and experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area as you have never done before.

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Walter F. George Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (229)-768-2516 Distance: 104.03 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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Andersonville National Historic Site

Rank: 226 1 Activites Phone: (229)-924-0343 Email: ande_information@nps.gov Distance: 108.45 miles

The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.

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