Outdoor Recreation


Top-notch hunting and fishing have made the Black Belt famous. But we’ve still got plenty of other outdoor activities to choose from. From golf to canoeing, hiking to biking, there’s something for everyone.

Enjoy some world-renowned golf on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail – the largest golf construction project ever attempted. Included in the 468 holes located throughout the state are courses in nearby Greenville, Prattville and Opelika.
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No matter how much, or how little, you like to rough it, Alabama’s wide range of scenic camping grounds has you covered. From Bear Creek Lakes in northern Alabama to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge along Alabama’s Gulf Coast region, many sites offer both cabins and campsites with every amenity necessary to make your visit an enjoyable one. For you real outdoor types, Alabama has plenty of hiking trails and winding rivers complete with all sorts of unique wildlife for you to explore. And for those who absolutely have to stay in contact with civilization, some sites are equipped with modem and satellite TV connections. So, whatever your idea of camping is, you can find it in Alabama.
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At 631 miles, the Alabama Scenic River Trail is the longest water trail in any state in the United States. Portions of the Trail pass through the Black Belt in Montgomery, Lowndes, Wilcox, Clarke and Monroe counties.
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State Parks
Visit one of the eight state parks located in the Black Belt. Enjoy outdoor activities of all kinds at Chewacla in Lee County, Chickasaw in Marengo County, Lake Lurleen in Tuscaloosa County, Lakepoint Resort and Blue Springs in Barbour County, Bladon Springs in Choctaw County, Paul M. Grist in Dallas County and Roland Cooper in Wilcox County.
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Of course, the Black Belt isn’t the only place where you can find outdoor adventure. There’s plenty to do all across the entire state.

With mountains, meadows, forests, swamps and beaches, Alabama is truly a birding paradise. Explore the 17 different trails, refuges and preserves that offer visitors a wide variety of species to experience, whether for the first time this season or as an addition to your life list.
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See the natural beauty of Alabama up close with a backpack excursion. Encounter wildlife, take in scenic vistas and enjoy the outdoors from any number of our trail systems.
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Rock Climbing
Go vertical on some Alabama’s unique rock formations and cliff faces. Whether you’re into climbing, rappelling or both, we’ve got a challenge that’s just right for you.
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Hit the trail and experience a peaceful ride through a scenic forest or a breathtaking spin along the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast. Or take to the streets with group rides through small towns or along winding mountain roads.
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Lace up your boots and explore the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains. Or get a glimpse of a Bald Eagle in its winter home. With day hikes, backpacking, car camping and walking paths available, Alabama’s hiking trails are as diverse as they are beautiful.
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Horseback Riding
Rent a horse or bring your own for scenic rides through the Alabama countryside. Or, for the pioneer in you, join the 10-day-long “Alabama Wagon Train” trail ride.
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