Outdoor Recreation

 

Capital Hill Golf Trail



Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails

One of the most popular sites on the Trail, Capitol Hill, in Prattville, continues to get praises from golfers and golf writers alike. Golf Magazine called the Judge course one of the 10 public courses in America worthy of hosting the U.S. Open and the Zagat Survey of America’s Top Golf Courses ranked it among the top 50 courses in America. The Senator course was named among the Top 10 New Courses in the nation by Golf magazine and is showcased in October during the Navistar LPGA Classic.

Located in Prattville, approximately 13 miles north of Alabama’s state capital, Capitol Hill features three 18-hole championship courses. With more than 1,500 acres of golf and nature, the pure magnitude of this facility is amazing and allows each course to be drastically different from the others.

Grand National Golf Trail



Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails

Grand National, by all reports, was the single greatest site for a golf complex Robert Trent Jones, Sr. had ever seen. Built on 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee, 32 of the 54 holes drape along its filigreed shores.

Grand National was ranked as the top public golf course in the 2009 Golf World Readers’ Choice awards. The Links course was named by Golf Digest as the 2nd best new public course in America in 1993, followed by the Lake course as the 4th best. Both courses have also made the top 10 of Golf Digest’s list of America’s Top 50 Affordable Courses. The three courses at Grand National are also listed among the nation’s 40 Super Value courses by Golf Digest’s Places to Play.

Cambrian Ridge Golf Trail



Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails

Known by avid golfers as one of the most beautiful and most challenging stops on the Trail, Cambrian Ridge in Greenville lies just 40 miles from Montgomery. It is well worth the ride for any golfer looking for 36 holes of jaw-dropping golf.

The Sherling/Canyon combination was named by Golf Digest as the third best new public course in America in 1994 and 13th in their list of America’s Top 50 Affordable Courses. This combination was also named by Golf Digest’s Places to Play as one of the nation’s 40 Super Value Courses.

Cambrian Ridge was immortalized on the 2003 Microsoft golf game, Links, and was the subject of an extensive ad campaign in Golf magazine promoting the game.

Bird Watching


Pineywoods Birding Trail

The Piney Woods Birding Trail links 22 outstanding birding sites in Washington, Clarke, Mongoe, Conecuh, and Escambia Counties in southwest Alabama. One of the most unique features of the Piney Woods Birding Trail is that many of the sites offer the opportunity to view birds by boat.

Canoeing


Tallapoosa River Outfitters

Since 2005, the original Tallapoosa River Outfitters has provided river services on the Owens Canoe Trail. Discover the family fun and outdoor adventures that awaits you on the Tallapoosa River in Cleburne County, Alabama!

Canoeing


Alabama Scenic River Trail

The Alabama Scenic River Trail is the only blueway that has it all—from mountain streams to river delta to the salty waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Paddling and powerboat experiences and exploration abound along over 1000 miles of accessible waterways.

Horseback Riding


Sykes Blackhorse Ranch

Located in Tuscaloosa Alabama, Sykes Blackhorse Ranch offers guided horseback tours and the chance to explore Alabama Black Belt terrain and it’s beautiful landscapes. Please contact Carl Dooley with more information regarding guided tours.

Horseback Riding


Bold Destiny Memorail Horse Trail

Bedford V. Cash/Bold Destiny Memorial Trail offers 16-miles for horseback riding and hiking. The popular trail winds through the northern half of the Tuskegee National Forest.

Shooting Sports


Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club

Welcome to Montgomery’s newest shooting sports facility only a few miles from downtown Montgomery and five minutes from Interstate-65. Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club, LWSSC, can help everyone with clay shooting whether you want to learn about clay shooting or are a seasoned professional. This complex offers two sporting clays courses, a covered 5-stand, wobble trap, skeet field, archery, and continental pheasant hunts.

Parks/Campgrounds


Lakepoint Resort State Park

This picturesque 1,220 acre park is located on the banks of 45,000 acre Lake Eufaula, otherwise known as the “Bass Capital of The World”. The park has a lodge, convention center, modern campground, vacation cabins and lakeside cottages, picnic areas, 18-hole golf course and a marina complete with launch facilities and boat slips.

Parks/Campgrounds


Roland Cooper State Park

Rolling along the 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir, Roland Cooper State Park’s 236-acre park features a nine-hole golf course with clubhouse, spacious vacation cottages, modern campground with bathhouse and laundry, and a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and comfort station. With fishing so popular in the reservoir, the park also provides boat launching facilities.

Parks/Campgrounds


Lake Lurleen State Park

Named after the late Governor Lurleen Burns Wallace, Lake Lurleen State Park is a scenic state park located on a 250 acre lake approximately 15 minutes from downtown Northport. Park amenities include a fully equipped campground, camp store, nature center, play and picnic areas, pavilions, swimming beach, bath house, bait and tackle shop, fishing piers, rental canoes and paddle boats. It is a family fun park ideal for spending the day or overnight camping.

Parks/Campgrounds


Deerlick Creek Campground

Deerlick Creek Campground is located on Holt Lake northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The damming of the Black Warrior River formed the lake and provides opportunities for water related activities and other outdoor recreation for the public. Holt Lake offers areas for campers, boaters, and day users. Deerlick Creek Campground has 46 water and electric sites, six of which are designated tent only. Additional amenities include a dump station, laundry facilities, hot showers, a boat ramp, playground, multi-purpose court, fishing piers, a group shelter, swimming beach, hiking trails, and a paved bicycle trail.