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Old St. Stephens Historical Park

Old Saint Stephens Road

Old St. Stephens Historical Park is home to one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in Alabama. St. Stephens is now a ghost town. There are many recreational activities available for visitors, including fishing, RV camping, primitive camping, biking, birdwatching, sightseeing, picnicking, and hiking. A 100-acre quarry lake provides visitors with a fine place to swim, fish, boat, and relax. Take a hike through the woods to view the town ruins, or cool off on the sugar-white beach on an aquamarine lake. There is a boat ramp available to those who want to fish, or who just want to enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the water. Bird watchers will want to make sure they bring their binoculars and cameras, Horseback riding is now available.

The forests are graced with great scenic beauty. In spring, blossoms of the redbuds and dogwoods provide bright splashes of color against the pale green of the young leaves, and the air is fragrant with the perfume of honeysuckle blossoms. Throughout the year you can hear the calls of many native and migratory birds. Birds of prey and butterflies are also frequent visitors.


Keith Miller

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Great time. Unexpectedly, power was out. Could not use fans at pavilion for family for the older folks. Sixth year holding it there. Will do it again there.

Debbie Smith

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I am glad they made this place into a park. I just hope they got that alligator out of the lake. It was 20 years ago that I and a friend saw a 13 foot gator swim off the bank under the cliff. I would want assurances that no gators are left before I go swimming. Big beautiful fish were swimming there too.

Dana Brown Weaver

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Water is so clear it's like fishing in an aquarium. Friendly staff. Love, love, love this place.

Tailing Reds Kayaking

Monday, June 11, 2018
Love this place. Grew up fishing here. By far one of my favorite things about coming back home.

Annette Dailey

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Beautiful place, nothing fancy but the the trails are fun and pretty. Bring a long hose , the stalls on the hill are dry but the faucet is on the bottom so the hose doesn't reach the outer stalls. Best time to come is when it warms after a good cold so ticks aren't bad yet. People are nice , "cabins" are close together but comfortable and clean. About 15 min from town.

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