The 15 Best Picnic Spots in Alabama!

There isn’t anything quite as classic as grabbing your wicker basket, laying out a checkered blanket, and relaxing for a picnic in the sun. The beautiful Heart of Dixie allows picnicking in mild weather virtually year-round. So munch on your lunch in the great outdoors with these 15 excellent picnic spots in Alabama.  

1. Black Warrior Riverwalk, Tuscaloosa, AL

The Black Warrior Riverwalk is perfect for a stroll along the water under shady greens and a picnic. The walkways have several pavilion spots for you to stop and have lunch, and are a short way away from docks meant for fishing.

2. Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville, AL

If you love hiking, the Monte Sano State Park is the place for you. With fresh air and mineral springs to excite any outdoorsman, the parks trails lead to several different picnic areas for your lunching needs.

3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL

What could be a more beautiful picnic site than to be surrounded by endless flowers of different colors, hues, and shades?

4. Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden, AL

A trip to Noccalula Falls is a trip worthwhile for the whole family. With beautiful sites, numerous trails, and a swimming pool, your day can be topped off by sitting one of their many pavilions for an enjoyable picnic.

5. Lake Lurleen State Park, Coker, AL

A short drive from Tuscaloosa, Lake Lurleen is a scenic location for a day of swimming and picnicking. 

6. Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, AL

Gulf State Park is two miles of beach and waves; the perfect location for swimming and sunning. Make it an all-day event for the family by suiting up with an umbrella, sunscreen, and a picnic basket.

7. Muscle Shoals Recreation Center, Muscle Shoals, AL

With its many beautiful outdoor facilities, Muscle Shoals Recreation center has a number of quaint locations for a family picnic.

8. Big Spring Park, Huntsville, AL

Enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Huntsville from this spacious downtown park. The grassy, well-kept location has many shady areas to sit, relax, and enjoy a meal. The koi pond is a must see for families with kids.

9. Riverfront Park, Montgomery, AL

If your searching for an event-filled day of family fun, the Riverfront Park is your destination. With riverboat rides and a baseball diamond, you’ll have the whole day to spend outside. The park includes several pavilions for your lunching requirements.

10. Bienville Square, Mobile, AL

For a more romantic picnic spot for two, check out the intimate setting of Bienville Square. The fountain at the squares center is a great location to sit with your loved one and have lunch under the greenery.

11. Cathedral Caverns State Park, Grant, AL

For a more adventurous spot for a picnic, try Cathedral Caverns State Park. You can explore the caverns many wonders and top off your day with a picnic at one of their several pavilions. 

12. De Soto State Park, Fort Payne, AL

This mystical park provides many hiking trails and picnic spots for a day in the great outdoors. A highlight of this spot is the gorgeous waterfall at the end of the trail.

13. McFarland Park, Florence, AL

McFarland State Park is not only a stellar location for camping, but a great park for a day outside. The park hosts a number of picnic areas for a break between the day’s activities. 

14. Sand Mountain, Pisgah, AL

There is nothing like the breathtaking views of the Tennessee River. Sand Mountain is the perfect spot for such a sight.  

15. Vulcan Park, Birmingham, AL

Sitting atop Birmingham’s most scenic location, Vulcan Park is a picnic spot that provides a panoramic view of the city. The picnic area is near the famous Vulcan statue, representing the cities rich industrial history.

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7104 DeSoto Parkway NE, Fort Payne, AL
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370 Rickwood Park Road, Warrior, AL
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4325 Alabama Highway 128, Alexander City, AL
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124 Shell Toomer Parkway, Auburn, AL
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2595 Highway 10, Clio, AL
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5105 Nolen Avenue, Huntsville, AL
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3921 Bladon Road, Bladon Springs, AL
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285 Deer Run Drive, Camden, AL
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19644 Highway 281, Delta, AL
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5200 Battleship Parkway, East Spanish Fort, AL
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26955 U.S. Highway 43, Gallion, AL
This 520-acre roadside park is tucked away along U.S. 43 in rural Marengo County. Complete with modern campsites, a wading pool, rental pavilions, ... Read More
393 Co. Road 174, Grove Oak, AL
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20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL
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1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL
Located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, Lake Guntersville Resort State Park promises to satisfy whether you are lookin... Read More
4401 McLean Drive, Rogersville, AL
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Loch Haven Drive, Hoover, AL
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1844 Cooters Pond Road, Prattville, AL
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100 Jerry Adams Drive, Opp, AL
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